Learn how to @CE (ace) your communication skills on the job, at home, and in your community.

Does any of this sound like you?

If so, you're in the right place!

You want to be able to learn effective communication skills

You’re smart. You work hard.

And you wish you had the spoken and written English language skills to really say what you want easily and clearly; better communication skills to manage your team effectively and with ease; a sure-fire way to connect with your customers (and family and friends) to develop long-term, healthy relationships.

The only problem is...

  • You don’t know what’s wrong
  • You don’t know how to fix it
  • You don’t know where to start.

You wish you could wave a magic wand to make it easy for you to eliminate the communication barriers in your life and develop solid, happy relationships without the fear that things will never change.

Imagine If...

… you no longer have to struggle to get your message across and get people involved in the conversation.

That's exactly why I created @CathleenElise - to help you master the fine art of effective communication - on the job, at home, and in your community.

"Hi Cathleen, Hope all is well with you. I’m very excited to share with you the judge’s commentary on my book. I didn’t win one of the prizes but the judge’s comments are more than I expected ("Outstanding" ratings in every category). It’s giving me the confidence that I seem to need so often to keep moving forward. Thank you for working with me on this project. I couldn’t have done it without your help and support. Our efforts paid off."
Martine L. Whitman - Author of When the Stars S.H.I.N.E.
Martine L. Whitman
Author - When the Stars S.H.I.N.E.

When you work with me, you'll...

What can I help you with?


As a professional writer, 30-year Corporate America veteran, and self-professed language nerd, I am here to help you with all your writing needs. 

  • Whether you want to learn to do it yourself, improve upon the skills you have, or have me do it for you; 
  • Whether you need help with your personal or business writing projects; 
  • Whether you are looking for general proofreading, detailed editing, or someone to take your writing project off your plate completely, call me today to get started

As a veteran educator with experience in teaching in the classroom, the boardroom, and virtually (as well as in the skating rink and riding ring) with classes ranging from individual students to large groups, I have the experience to work with you and your team to accomplish your learning goals.

I work with you in a variety of areas:

  • As a certified TEFL teacher, I help you speak and write English fluently with a solid understanding of grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and American culture.
  • Native English-speakers benefit from my writing and English language classes, particularly in being able to project yourself confidently and competently in business.
  • As a certified customer service professional through the Life Office Management Association, I offer training in the art of providing exceptional customer service as well as custom trainings designed to fit your business needs. 

Call me today to get started


As a client relations expert with 30 years experience, I can help you transform your relationships into truly positive experiences that continually evolve into healthy, happy interpersonal exchanges.

If you are looking to:

  • become an effective, respected manager or team-player who truly leads people to collaborate and work together for the same goal
  • go beyond loyalty cards and develop a solid, sustainable, loyal client base who rave about you and your business
  • be able to talk to your children or spouse in a manner that creates a partnership not a battleground

I will teach you the ins and outs of effective communication so that you can create the relationships you’ve always dreamt of.  

Call me today to get started

Here's how I work:

I always find that the best results in anything are obtained when there is a personal connection to the work at hand. For this reason, I make it a point to hold an initial consultation with each client to discuss his or her goals for and needs from the project as well as to get a feel for personal tastes and style.

There are times when it is not possible for the initial consultation to take place face to face or via telephone. In these instances, to initiate and facilitate the project discussion, I will forward the Project Questionnaire to you with the expectation that you will answer the questions as fully as possible. Your answers to the questions will give me a clear understanding of what you want, what you need, how you work, and to address any questions you may have until we are able to schedule a live consultation.

For group language courses, I will assess your proficiency level before placing you in a class to make certain that you are challenged without being overwhelmed.


ESL Online Classes

English classes for adults - for anyone who wants to speak and write better in English (even if English is your native language)


Private Instruction

$1440/12-week course

This course meets for 2 hours, twice per week. Like a true couture wardrobe, these 12 weeks are custom designed and tailored to fit your needs, interests, and goals.

Enrollment is Closed.

English Fluency Lunch and Learn Membership



This membership includes 4 live meetings per month held at 12:00pm EST. Sessions focus on one of four areas: Pronunciation, grammar, culture, and Q&A.

Small Group Instruction

$720/12-week course/person

This course is a 1-hour class that meets twice per week for 12 weeks. and follows a specified curriculum. Classes are for 2 to 6 students.

With limited spots available, classes fill up quickly so call me today to reserve your spot (just click on the links above).

"I really want to thank you, Cathleen, for all of your help in class. You made class interesting, fun, and relevant to our needs. For me, personally, you made difficult concepts easy to understand and have helped me improve my fluency and ability to think in English way beyond what I expected or imagined. Because of you, I am now able to present to my native English-speaking colleagues with a confidence that projects my expertise. Thank you, again for all you have done for me and my career."
Corporate Lawyer/ESL Student

Working with me, you'll get

  • The wisdom of my decades of training that I can’t wait to share with you so that you can master the art of effective communication.
  • The value of my 360 degree approach to training that focuses on the ways you learn best and teaches you a topic from all angles and viewpoints, thus allowing you to fully absorb the information and truly acquire the knowledge (rather than just learn it for the moment).
  • The tangibles that help you learn faster and remind you what’s important. Developing new products, trainings, and lessons, as well as complementary tip sheets to make your learning journey easier and lighten your load is why I started @CathleenElise. I simply love creating top-level resources that you just can’t find anywhere else. 

Working with me is Risk Free

Full refunds on services, such as coaching, live-taught classes (virtual or in person), and memberships will be available within 14 days of purchase.

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

Terms + Conditions

This is for you if...

This is not for you if...

You can do this even if...

You think you don't have time

Working with me allows for so many options to improve your life around your schedule – from 1:1 custom coaching to lunchtime learning that adds value to your life and career without taking from your busy day.

You think you can't learn

So many people had bad experiences in school as kids so they think they can’t learn. I am here to change that. My focus is on you and how you learn best. My focus is on producing the results you want and need, not the results a school system demands.

You can do this! I am here to make that happen for you.

You think you've done fine without better communication skills

Sure. You have done well with what you have. My question to you is, “Why not make your life even better?” 

At this point I've given you all the information I have to help you decide if working with me is the right next step for you. 

Don't forget, classes fill up quickly and won't be offered for for the next three months.

If you’re still on the fence, just schedule a call with me here and let me know what’s holding you back. I’ll let you know if I think you’re a good fit or not since making an investment in yourself before you’re ready isn’t going to help you – and I am here to help you.

I can’t wait to help you aCE your day!

Add your name to my e-mail list and I'll send you my Checklist that will have you communicating like a BOSS as my Thank You gift to you.