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Catherine Tweedie Ball, PhD

“Cat” Tweedie Ball, PhD is an organizational change consultant, scientist, artist, and athlete. She integrates her many pursuits to discover new possibilities in challenging situations, and coaches others in finding deeper meaning and unlimited energy in their own lives.

A passionate advocate for human potential, Cat worked as a project manager for McKinsey and Company for four years to build capabilities of government agencies, non-profits, and the private sector companies. Her consulting work in organizational change and leadership has spanned industries from basic materials, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, to logistics and security. As part of her mission to unleash individual passion, Cat worked with Joanna Barsh, author of How Remarkable Women Lead and senior partner at McKinsey, in sharing Centered Leadership with organizations and groups of male and female leaders around the world. Cat does public speaking on self-awareness
and personal leadership, including recent workshops at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan.

Cat completed her PhD and undergraduate work at MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. While at MIT, she co-founded the MIT Science Policy group to change how engineers and scientists engage with policy makers and the public. Internationally, she led a team in Delhi, India to pilot sanitation solutions in the slum-areas in collaboration with local government and several non-profits.

Cat playfully explores what’s possible: she has biked solo along the Mekong river in Cambodia and is an active metal sculpture artist. She is also an All-American pole vaulter and was the first female in San Francisco to pin a male competitor in high school wrestling.

Cat works to create and inspire, and is based in Boston.