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A qualified Educator, Personal Trainer and Life Coach, Cat Coluccio is a vibrant and dynamic international speaker and a champion of midlife authors, speakers and coaches who want to stop procrastinating, stop being the best secret in town and live their lives ON-purpose, creating a legacy for their families and communities in the process.
She is an experienced, authentic communicator who delivers virtual and live presentations that are both inspiring and full of practical take-aways that bring value long after she has left the stage.
A transplanted Australian who has called New Zealand home for over 20 years, Cat lives in Auckland with her husband along with far too many cats and chickens. She is the mother of two grown children and recently welcomed her first grandchild. She shares stories of her own life experiences of working as a high performing lecturer, music director and musician– often forging her way in male dominated fields. She also speaks about her journey through burn out to eventual reinvention at midlife as a personal trainer, life coach and international speaker.
Cat’s 30+ years of educating, coaching and training people from various industries, including growing her own businesses via the use of online communities over the past 7 years, sets her apart from other coaches who are only now discovering how essential online groups are to business growth and client retention. Her Groups Attraction Formula is a premium coaching program for Entrepreneurs who want to grow their business authentically, increasing their income, impact and influence.
Having also seen how many women struggle to be productive in bringing their entrepreneurial dreams to life, Cat provides interactive workshops and programs that utilise the evidence-based research that she wrote about in her book 21 Hacks to ROCK your Life!
Cat is especially passionate about seeing women break through gender and ageist barriers and has built a dynamic online community to support this mission. Her business page, her vibrant group Rocking Midlife and other online platforms have her reaching well over 56,000 people around the world.
2018 saw Cat on a panel at FierceCon in LA after holding her own successful Rocking Midlife event in Auckland. She was featured in a 6 page spread in NEXT Magazine and interviewed on the Breakfast Show following her Rock Your Jeans campaign where over 100 women from around the world sent their photos in response to a study that said that women over the age of 53 should not wear jeans. In early 2019, Cat was the winner of the Fast-Track Scholarship at the National Conference of the Professional Speakers Association in New Zealand.
Cat has written a number of books including the best selling 21 Hacks to ROCK your Life!, 21 Hacks to ROCK your Life! – the TEEN Edition, and her newest release, 21 Hacks to ROCK your Midlife!
A life long reader and someone who loves to learn, Cat lives by her personal philosophy: “It is never too late to have a new beginning in life.“
LOVE FOR CAT
“I first met Cat 20 years ago. She mentored me for two years. During this time she instilled in me life principles and challenged me to become the best version of me I could be. She saw potential in me that I never knew I had. She believed in me, pushed me out of my comfort zone and would not accept my excuses. She refused to let me settle and accept my perceived limitations as my norm. It was those two years of mentoring that formed the foundation for much of my personal and career success and achievements.” Now, as my personal trainer, she is once again causing me to raise the bar and, not to settle for the mid-life status quo. Cat is not for the faint-hearted. She will push you, motivate and inspire you to your best version. She is an amazing, beautiful, strong woman. She has a big heart that only wants the best for you. I consider it an honour and a privilege to have her in my life
“Cat Coluccio has been training me for the last couple of years and words can not express what a kind and humble lady she is. Firstly she always puts others ahead herself and will bend over backwards to help you achieve your goals.The Training is all to work in with each person’s requirements, of each individual adjusting to their capabilities. I would recommend Cat to anybody wanting to help lose weight and get fit and she will certainly will do a good program for you. Cat Coluccio has been a rock in my life, and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to train and get healthy. I love this lady as a trainer and a friend – she listens to you and will guide you along the way.”
“I didn’t think that the 10 Day Get In The Game Mindset Course would actually be of benefit to me. My mindset was already in the game. Being accustomed to overcoming obstacles and achieving goals, I was silently confident that I wouldn’t learn anything new. That was until I had to address the question, ‘What are you fearing if you change?’ Identifying these fears, along with the rest of the course, allowed me to see how my fears and current mindset were stopping me from achieving my dream. Now, I am so pleased that I chose to do this course. I am working through the fears, have a new mindset and on my way to seeing my dream become a reality. This course will help you take your game to the next level”.
“I joined this 6-week challenge to help me develop more of a positive mindset and to find love for myself and my body. Completing this challenge helped me to love every inch of my body and to be grateful for its so-called ‘imperfections’.
During the 6 weeks, I found a part of my self-confidence that I feel has been missing for years now. Cat was there every step of the way to encourage me when I felt tasks to confronting. Cat gave us daily tasks to complete which kept us engaged and checked in with us on a daily basis. She provided a safe and supportive sharing environment that helped us get through the 6 weeks as a group. I would recommend this challenge to anyone who is struggling with loving themselves and their body.”
“I connected with Cat via her website as I was too embarrassed to go to the gym but knew I needed to do something for myself, we ended up emailing back and forth and finally she talked me into meeting her at the gym and I signed up that day! Cat has an awesome easy going, friendly, caring personality that makes you feel relaxed and very welcome from the first time you meet her. She works with the whole person – not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. Cat is passionate about fitness and it shows in her challenging but fun workouts, she can be tough (as she needs to be sometimes) but also caring and nurturing and is a fountain of knowledge from food/exercise to daily/family stresses and making time for yourself which we all deserve. The best thing I ever did for myself was to email Cat.”
“Recently I attended Cat Coluccio’s “Rocking Wellness “ event for women in Christchurch. I’m so glad I went despite turning up by myself. From the moment I walked in, she made me feel so welcome and it was easy to connect with the other fabulous women.
Cat has such a sincere and warm delivery as she shares from her personal story and all the wisdom she has earned through the years.She knows her stuff!! I left with some valuable information and practical ways to become healthier both emotionally and physically.”
“I Spent the afternoon at Catherine Coluccio’s event Rocking Midlife.
Guest speaker was the amazingly vibrant Amanda Betts, MC was Kirsty Salisbury. Between these 3 amazing women we were Inspired and motivated to leave behind any concerns about age and be the strong and confident women we all have inside of us!
Thank you Cat for reminding me how important my life is at any age. I owe it to myself and everyone around me to really love living it!”
“….you (Cat) were on fire too. I was humbled to hear you play – it brought a tear to my eye.
Cat you are an amazing soul and keep shining brightly…”
“It was a great Event well put together and inspiring it definitely gave me some takeaways to think about … I am still mulling over ‘Act Now’ 😊. WELL DONE Cat for such an amazing recital on Saxophone also, very moving for audience.”
“It was a wonderful inspirational afternoon…. with the most amount of laughter a group of women could have…..there was very emotional heart felt sharing and such a positive gift of wisdom to be told…. loved every minute and can’t wait for the next one ♡♡♡♡…..”
“I was privileged to hear Cat speak at a recent conference in California, and with just her opening line, my heart was moved. She has the ability to speak to directly to you, your thoughts, yes even in a crowded room of over 100 persons. Perhaps it was because I recognised her genuine desire to open up and be raw right off the bat, to be vulnerable, and to share. Or the simpler (and more potent) fact that Cat is such a relatable person. Honest. Authentic. Genuine. In all candour, I don’t quite remember what she said precisely. I simply remember coming away from hearing her speak that I’d (finally) found someone who understood what I went through.”
“Cat Coluccio is an inspiration to Midlife women, encouraging them to be their best self. She spoke at an event I hosted and her strength lies in her courage to be vulnerable.
She has a powerful voice that resonates with the Midlife woman looking to rock her life.”
“I have been very privileged to attending Cat’s ‘Rocking your Midlife Live Event’ held in September last year and also have had 1:1 coaching with her this year.
“A very down-to-earth lifestyle and well-being speaker. Cat provided NZCB with two fabulous presentations over 2 days. She was fantastic and a perfect fit for our event. She had such great integrity, energy and passion. She really inspired our audience and has rated well in the feedback. Feedback included ‘I really enjoyed Cat Coluccio. Some excellent knowledge ‘takeaways’.’