About Us

Meet Cathy, Kayleigh and Tori

Cathy and Kayleigh are a mother and daughter team who created Empowered Minds with the mission to assist people in building and creating a foundation of self-acceptance, self-love and confidence.  They have a passion for assisting others in becoming the best version of themselves so they can to live in a beautiful state and inspire others.  As a mother daughter team, they love helping children (at any age) develop communication skills, create more positive relationships and embrace each person’s unique gifts

Cathy is a Life Success Strategist & Coach. She loves helping people discover their greatness.  In her 30-year corporate career, she worked globally and devoted her gifts to developing winning cultures and high performing teams with individuals who strive to reach their full potential.  She held multiple Senior Executive roles including VP of Operations, VP of Human Resources and Organization Development to VP of International and Development. Currently she coaches over 2000 sessions per year to assist people in living their best lives. 

Cathy has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Akron and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University.  She is a proud board member of Children’s Hunger Alliance.  She considers her greatest privilege - being the mother of three thriving children.

Kayleigh is a purchasing coordinator and project management specialist with a background in marketing.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Otterbein University.  Kayleigh has been working in the publishing and education space for five years.  She is a current volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. When she is not exploring the Columbus food scene, she spends her time curled up (with her cat on her lap) reading a good book. 

Victoria (Tori) Hanlin is wild about working with animals.  She is currently working with rescued chimpanzees and orangutans at the Great Ape Sanctuary in Florida. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Capital University. She loves to explore the great outdoors and to create art in her free time.


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