CG Coaching and Consulting, LLC

Do you desire more in your career? Do your employees need motivation? Bee moved to take the next step.


In 2022, I made a pivotal decision to transition from my accomplished career in Human Resources to embark on a journey of professional coach training. This decision marked a profound shift for me, leading me to discover what I firmly believe to be my true calling in life. While coaching seemed a natural progression given my extensive experience working with leaders and employees at all levels, it has become an unexpected source of passion and purpose in facilitating transformative change in the lives of others.

This coaching journey has seamlessly integrated my diverse and compelling personal and professional life experiences, creating a harmonious blend that informs and enriches my coaching practice today.

Cathy Girardeau

“Cathy’s ability to connect with people is extraordinary. Her genuine desire to support people in their growth and development is evident in everything she says and does. Her passion to positively impact the lives of others is undeniable.”

- Ann Fogolin, Master Certified Coach, Becuz I Matter

Chemistry Call

Free (60 minutes)

Virtual or In-Person (based on your location)

Individual Coaching 

1:1 Coaching to develop your professional or personal goals

Corporate Coaching

For the corporate client who is sponsored by their employer for 1:1 Coaching

“Cathy and I worked together for numerous years at a large manufacturing company that produced an exceptionally high tech, high dollar product. In her role at that time as my Human Resources partner, Cathy guided myself, my leadership team of approximately twenty-five individuals and our staff of approximately six hundred employees through routine employment and employee matters. In this capacity, Cathy excelled at her ability to address and resolve all issues ranging from the most routine to the most unorthodox. Cathy did a superlative job supporting my organization in this regard, however, her true value lied in her ability to guide and coach both our leadership and our staff in making difficult decisions. Cathy’s innate ability to recognize, organize, interpret and prioritize variables surrounding complex situations and scenarios is what routinely allowed her to effectively coach our team towards making sound decisions. Cathy taught us how to think, process and manage information and as a result our team was productive and consistent in our method of decision-making. Cathy was a strong positive influence and she played an important role in our success as individuals and as an organization.”

-Greg Hammerstein

Director, Fleet Support, Gulfstream Aerospace

Cathy Girardeau

Certified Coach | HR Leader

Coaching Philosophy:

Engaging in the coaching experience with me is a strategic investment in your path to success, whether you are envisioning personal growth or supporting others in their aspirations. My extraordinary ability to connect with people is complemented by a genuine desire to support coachees in their journey of growth and development. The undeniable passion I bring to positively impact the lives of others is reflected in every aspect of my coaching approach.


ICF ACC (International Coaching Federation – Associate Certified Coach)
BA Fine Arts


International Coaching Federation (ICF) – Associate Certified Coach

My Background

Executive Interviewer
Storeyline Resumes
Interview executive level clients for Storeyline Resumes, a boutique executive resume writing company.

Director of Human Resources

South University

Recruited to stand up new processes, select vendors, implement payroll, benefits, timekeeping, performance management andtalent acquisition. Hired six functional leaders and business partners.

Senior HR Generalist

South University

Acted as single point of contact for HR support for several campuses in multiple states. Responsible for directing employees to payroll and benefits departments, hiring, and progressive corrective action and training for eight on-the-ground campuses.

HR Manager

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Responsible for 800 employees as a single point of contact for employee relations, compensation, benefits and staffing concerns. Trusted advisor to leaders and employees, helped realize goals and resolve staffing and employee relations issues.

Systems Liaison

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Served as the primary point of contact between system vendor and human resources functional areas inaugural applicanttracking system, and brought the system live.

Earlier Roles

Senior Recruiter- Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Responsible for high-volume recruitment. Developed recruitment strategies to achieve required staffing levels, attract high-caliber talent, increase workforce diversity and brand Gulfstream as an employer of choice. Implemented programs within areas of specialization. Researched, analyzed, prepared and presented hiring statistics.

Recruiter – Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Responsible for recruitment strategies and implementation to generate qualified applicants for a specified section of Gulfstream’s business.

Marketing Service & Staffing Coordinator –  JCB, Inc.

Coordinated extensive visit programs with customer base consisting of primarily dealers, ranging from single dealer events to multiple customer events over several days.

Director of Human Resources – Savannah College of Art and Design

Established Human Resources department and experienced growth from 200 to 1000+ employees. Created and

administered all human resources policies. Designed and implemented employee relations protocol, evaluation

of individual departments, performance reviews, promotions, pay planning, and terminations. Developed and

implemented confidentiality policies regarding human resources matters

“It has been such a pleasure working with Cathy at South University. Over the years, I have come to rely on her expertise and good judgment as we have handled litigation and every manner of employment challenge. She made my job as external employment counsel easy, and I am thankful for the privilege of working with her. I hope I will be fortunate enough to work with Cathy again.”

- Theresa Gallion

External Counsel, South University

Possible Client Scenarios

  • The professional who is ready to take their performance to the next level or make a career change.
  • The consultant who wishes to expand their practice significantly.
  • The CEO or executive who needs to bring his or her organization to the next level.
  • Professionals who want to make a change but aren’t sure where to get started.
  • Anyone who wants to set larger, better, more rewarding goals-both professionally and personally.
  • Anyone who wants regular, weekly sessions to help them strategize and act.
  • Anyone who wants to ask more of themselves than they-or others- might as of them.

My Blog

Getting Back to Work
Getting Back to Work

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