“Take the first step and the second will reveal itself.”

This is an important statement, and to me, it is the foundation of business coaching.

The greatest compliment I’ve had from a client is “You’re one of the good ones”. To me, that meant I was making an impact and that’s what motivates me. I love making an impact!

Leading up to becoming a Business Coach, I often wondered about the fact that I’ve worked in so many different ‘arenas’ throughout my life. There have been times when I thought there might be something wrong with that. I’ve now discovered that they were all just learning modules to become best Business Coach I can be. How great is that?

People come to me when they’re not sure what to do and who to turn to. Sometimes it’s the reassurance that, when their circumstances are shaky and uncertain, they know I have their back. My clients trust me and know that I care. It’s not something I take lightly, and I am honoured and humbled by the trust my clients have in me.

I’ve often been asked what my best piece of business advice is.


There are so many great business books out there. Get in touch with me and I’d be happy to give you some suggestions that are specific to your business.

I’m truly at my best when I can re-energize in the outdoors. When I’m not coaching, that’s more than likely where you’ll find me. In fact, I frequently cycle to our Byward Market office from Orleans. But my favourite thing to do is backcountry canoeing. To me, there’s nothing like it!

When are you truly at your best? Is your business bringing that out in you? Want it to?

Are you stuck and wondering what might be the best route of action for you to take? Call me. Let’s talk. I can help.

Take the first step and the second will reveal itself.”

Catherine Fair

Certified Business Coach


Catherine has helped us identify management issues, staffing insufficiencies and become overall, more efficient. Catherine’s insight and experience was integral in facilitating the process of identifying our corporate values and in helping us to articulate a unique vision and mission statement that reflects the culture of Hamel Design & Planning Inc.

On a personal note, Catherine’s efforts have been extremely beneficial in helping me with my time management, thereby liberating personal time to be with those I love and to pursue my passion for the arts that I have long sacrificed for my business.

Jacques Hamel

Owner, Hamel Design & Planning Inc.

Over the past few months, I have taken on more responsibility, more staff, more programs and of course, more challenges. I NEVER would have thought I could handle all this a year ago. I have you to thank for that. Thank you for teaching me the skills that have given me strength and confidence.

Cindy Powell

Program Director, Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS)

When I first had the opportunity to hear Catherine speak, I was not looking for a business coach. By the end of her explanation of how business coaching can help an entrepreneur, I knew I was in need of her services. As a 15-year business owner, I have struggled year after year with the same problems repeatedly. Catherine brings knowledge on how to succeed in business with systems and processes that allows the business to expand and flourish.  I am actively involved in this success plan and I am committed to the Rhapsody Strategies systems as I believe they can help my business move to a level of success that I am not able to get to without their help. I encourage all business owners to take a moment and speak with Catherine to see how her expertise can help you achieve your vision of success.

Kim Joice

Agent, State Farm, Cobourg

I think we have good communication now… I have no doubt that our session with you strengthened our relationship as partners!

G. B.

Business Owner

Catherine used her expertise to provide us with the tools we need to grow our business and make successful business decisions. She has taught us a tremendous amount about networking and marketing our business.

Catherine, thank you for your excellent coaching, you have helped us look at problems in a different way and taught us how to better prioritize. You have helped lead us on the right path and helped us create a clear direction for the next several years.

Thanks you for making us a better business and more importantly, better leaders.

We highly recommend her!

Marc Savage, Dan Proulx

Owner/Proprietaire, Orléans Boat World & Sports

Working with Catherine and the whole Rhapsody team has been a pleasure and an honour. From a fun and highly professional interaction to a no-nonsense approach built around sound principles, this team of professionals care about only one thing: making you a better leader.  I am truly thankful to have met and collaborated with them.

Louis-Philippe de Sève-Bergeron

Lawyer, M. Tax, TEP, Partner Tax Services , Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP

Wow! I feel myself growing, evolving, and I dare say, at high speeds.  It is a bit of a whirlwind but that’s ok, I think I was ready! What strikes a cord with me is the confidence you inspire, the non-judgemental approach to your guidance, your gentle reminders of the topic at hand and your openness to the uniqueness of everyone’s situation and goals. Your talent at “plain speak” or “call it as you see it” is greatly appreciated and needed/sought, as is the non-threatening fashion in which you deliver. I am flushing out all kinds of pre-conceived notions (didn’t realize I had so many!).  I’ve also started implementing some new rules and habits for myself, and for my business, resulting in feeling like I have control of my life again.

Again, wow!  And thank you so much!

Anne Theriault

Owner, Suite Enhancements

Thank you so much for all that you do.  I feel much more in control of my future after just a few hours with you.  I’m sure that you hear this all the time but thank you for being my voice of reason and my sounding board.   #MeantForMore

Leah Carroll