Though it may seem that way,
You are not in this fight alone.
Christopher D. Cathcart
"Welcome and please take a minute and check out my updated website, contact me via chat if you have any questions. I am sure there are many things we can work on together."
"What is life without a sense of mission and purpose? It took me more than three decades to truly hone into mine, though the undercurrents were always there. I am a communicator by disposition, training, and profession, and I enjoy it. People often talk about knowing your “brand,” and if we define “brand” as the characteristics that distinguish you, then mine rest on three pillars - Speaking, Teaching, and Writing. With a healthy dose of communications and brand marketing consulting tossed in for good measure.
"In terms of my work as a public speaker and communications/brand consultant, more information is available below and on the succeeding pages. However, the key point to remember is that regardless of the area of work or service, everything is done with a commitment to inspire, uplift and empower. It’s not just a business model, it’s a lifetime dedication."
Few things in life give me a sense of purpose and honored privilege more than speaking before a receptive, eager audience –regardless of size, topic or background.
I’ve had the good fortune to have spoken before countless groups hailing from college and high school students to civic and social organizations to businesses of all types. The keys are knowing your audience, knowing yourself and knowing your topic. I pride myself in always taking these concepts seriously. I look forward to helping you meet your speaking needs.
Since 2005, I've had the honor of teaching some extremely talented young students at such prestigious institutions as Syracuse University, California State University, Northridge and UCLA Extension.
I was fortunate to get my teaching start at Columbia College Hollywood, a film and TV school based in the Los Angeles area. I consider teaching the most important and rewarding work I do.
Teaching college students is often confounding, always challenging, but never boring.
I have published two books, the most recent being HBCU Experience – The Book: A Collection of Essays Celebrating the Black College Experience which I co-edited with Tia Tyree, Ph.D.
HBCU Experience – The Book is a collection of first-hand stories by graduates of our Historically Black Colleges and Universities covering various areas of Black College life.
My first offering was The Lost Art of Giving Back – A Helpful Guide to Making a Difference, my effort to help others discover the joys of service.
It's College Recruitment Season
"I look forward to this time of year when I get to help coordinate Howard University's college recruitment efforts in Southern California (SoCal). Much respect for
all the local guidance counselors, teachers, program coordinators, etc., who tirelessly work to get well-deserving young people into college. Regardless if they choose Howard or another HBCU, we must help them take the next step in their lives. It's a great way to give back to your school, the community and our future leaders. Be sure to do your part."
You can contact me here with any questions and/or comments – and thanks much for visiting the site. Also, feel free to connect with me via any of our mutual social media outlets.
I appreciate your time and interest. Be well.
Twitter Handle: @ccathcartspeaks