A Certified Professional Coach and Registered Professional Counsellor, Catherine Pennington operates Momentum Counselling and Coaching Services, her practice in which she specializes in narrative therapy and solution focused coaching.
A Metis woman from northern Saskatchewan, Catherine is passionate about improving employment, health and education outcomes for Indigenous and northern residents, particularly for women and children. A former social worker with extensive experience in family services, community wellness, counselling and social development, Catherine remains driven to ensure social and economic prosperity are extended to all communities through partnerships and inclusion. In her corporate role, Catherine leads a nationally distributed team focused on Community & Indigenous engagement.
Committed to community development Catherine is Vice Chair for the YMCA of Northern BC, Chair for the Prince George Community Foundation, Co-Chair of the National Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund and is the BC Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Leadership Dialogue Program Advisory Council for 2021/2022.
In 2015 Catherine was one of 250 selected emerging leaders to participate in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference travelling to Nunavut to further experience and study issues of Canadian importance from a northern perspective. In 2019 she participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Emerging Leaders Dialogue series in Canada with a focus on global reconciliation and sustainability.
Catherine attained an honors degree from the University of Victoria, graduate studies in counselling at Thompson Rivers University, is a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Professional Counsellor, and holds a diploma in Mediation and Advanced Conflict Resolution from Mount Royal University. She has recently completed a post graduate certificate from the London School of Economics as well an international coaching program with a focus on health.
As a lover of the outdoors and exercise enthusiast BC is the perfect home. When not working, Catherine can be found with her family Nordic skiing, biking or kayaking.
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