Helping leaders emerge


Cathy Quartner Bailey, MBA
Executive Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Author

Cathy Quartner Bailey, President of Quartner and Associates, LLC, works as an executive coach and workshop facilitator. She is passionate about helping clients incorporate customized, practical mindfulness (mind training and energy/emotion regulation) strategies into their busy lives with expertise in executive leadership presence, professional branding, strategic thinking, communication, conflict management (working with difficult situations and people), emotional intelligence, resiliency, and well-being. She recently published the book Show Up as Your Best: Mindful Leaders, Meditation, & More, available on Amazon.

Cathy’s style is direct, honest, and supportive. She partners with clients to help them understand the link between leadership and being mindful with focus on “how I show up” versus being stuck in “doing” mode. Her specialties include her 360 interview process, where she works with the client to “hear” the feedback in a respectful and meaningful way as well as helping her clients understand, develop and maintain leadership presence. She offers clients a customized, structured approach to help them achieve their leadership goals by sharing insights as well as providing customized tools and assessments.

Cathy has coached leaders from American Express, Aramark, AT Kearney, Barry Callebaut, Bristol–Myers Squibb, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Campbell Soup, CubeSmart, Daiichi–Sankyo, EuroRSCG, Elsevier, Firmenich, GlaxoSmithkline, Google, Guardian Life, Johnson & Johnson, HSBC, Kenvue, Kraft, L–3 Communications, Mathematica, Mattel, Met Life, NYU, Paramount, Pinnacle Foods, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PSE&G, Sanofi, Savills Studley, Splunk, TD Ameritrade, TD Bank, UnitedHealth Group, Wayne Public High School, and Wharton.

In addition to executive coaching, Cathy has facilitated workshops for Barclays Capital, Barry Callebaut, Guardian Life, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Mathematica, Merck, Neutrogena, NJ State Police Forensic Sciences Team, NYU, Phibro Animal Health, Princeton High School, Scotiabank, Siemens, and The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).

Cathy currently works with Wharton’s MBA leadership program as an executive coach and has taught Powerful Tools for Coaching Business Leaders at NYU’s Leadership and Human Capital Department. She also works pro-bono, offering leadership coaching and facilitation services to religious leaders as well as individuals returning to the workforce after being in prison. Since the pandemic started, Cathy has been leading a free Monday 7p EST community mindfulness meditation via Zoom.

She earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth, a Certificate in Health Administration Services from The University of Chicago, and a BA from Emory University in Economics. Cathy is a NYU Certified Organizational and Executive Coach, an EMI Certified Meditation Teacher (300–hour), trained in the Immunity-to-Change approach by Harvard faculty Kegan and Lahey, and a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst. Prior to her role in executive development, Cathy worked at British Airways, Lippincott-Margulies, Warner-Lambert, and The Maier Group (Buns of Steel), and The Federal Reserve Board.

On a personal note, she lives in the Princeton, New Jersey area with her family. Cathy is passionate about mindfulness meditation, yoga (200-hour certified yoga instructor), skiing, hiking, walking with her dog, cycling, and making pizza.



Cathy recently published Show Up as Your Best Self. 
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Show Up As Your Best Self