Catherine Smart is the founder of Smart Move Inc. providing expertise in the areas of project management, accessibility solutions and leadership coaching.
Cathy is a partner, mother, a sailor, lover of the outdoors, explorer and an innovator, artist, facilitator, organizer, mediator and creator. She has traveled and lived in many parts of the world.
As a Coaches Training Institute graduate, her greatest satisfaction is assisting individuals achieve breakthroughs. Her core strengths include team building; fundraising; standards setting and thinking outside of the box!
- Project Management / Event Planning 100% 100%
- Individual & Leadership Coaching 100% 100%
- Accessibility facilitator 100% 100%
- Fund Development – Design & Implementation 100% 100%
- Strategic Planning 100% 100%
- Creative ~ Resourceful ~ Thinks outside of the box! 100% 100%
- Steward leadership in developing and implementing philanthropic initiatives. 100% 100%
- Facilitating start-up and growth of charities and social enterprises. 100% 100%
- Participatory program evaluation design, execution and analysis. 100% 100%
- Coordination and collaboration of diverse groups facing complex issues. 100% 100%
- Event planning, project and program development. 100% 100%
- Communications and storytelling. 100% 100%
For more than 25 years, Stephen Couchman has been committed to making a difference in the social sector.
During the last 18 years he has been at the helm of a private foundation established by an anonymous donor with a mission to enable low income and challenged children, families, and seniors to enrich and strengthen their lives through arts, education, health and entrepreneurial opportunities. He has supported the donor, directors, advisors in investing in the assessment, program and organizational development, and evaluation of over 200 Canadian and international charities.
Stephen has helped to establish and expand new programs and organizations including the Canada Learning Bond, Global Entrepreneurship Week (Canada) and Measuredoutcome.org (a collaborative outcome evaluation tool). He has also provided support to many sector-wide initiatives and organizations including being a founding director and Chair of the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, advisor to Ashoka Canada and Futurpreneur (formerly Canadian Youth Business Foundation).
Stephen has written regularly on sector issues. Prior to his leadership with “Anonymous”, he worked with private and community foundations including Social Capital Partners, Toronto Community Foundation (where he was the second Vital Signs Coordinator), and Maytree Foundation.
In addition to expertise in the philanthropic sector, in his early career, Stephen was a Program Director with Outward Bound Canada and helped to found Summit Training & Development (which continues to provide leadership, team and organizational development training in the business sector). He holds a BA in International Development, a Masters in Environmental Studies and Executive Development Certification with the Ivey School of Business.
Stephen lives in Clarksburg, Ontario with his wife Cathy and sons Matthew and Samuel. He spends his free time in the outdoors supporting local environmental and community activities, blazing trails and building bridges.