Cathy Salit

CEO, Performance of a Lifetime

Cathy Salit

Cathy Salit’s life and business are based on Shakespeare’s credo “All the world’s a stage.” She is an actor, improviser, and singer who has spent two decades putting corporate executives and teams “onstage,” directing and coaching them in crafting more effective performances of leadership, collaboration and change.

She was a maverick at an early age, dropping out of school at 13 to start her own school in an abandoned storefront in New York City. That experience set Cathy on an unusual career path, devoted to helping leaders, teams and communities grow and collaborate by bringing together innovative practices in education, social change, personal growth and theater. She has delivered hundreds of presentations as CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company, and is author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work. Her work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. Described as a “master teacher” by best-selling author Dan Pink, Cathy is a captivating, irreverent storyteller, and involves her audience in exercises and dialogue that bring her innovative ideas and practices to life.