Supporting you to find clarity and choice during life transitions to minimize your overwhelm, confusion and frustration
Specializing in helping adult children
navigate the challenges of eldercare
"During the past four years I have watched Kathie Nitz flourish and grow as a leader as she ascended from Treasurer, President-Elect, and then, through an outstanding year as President of the Connecticut Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF-CT).
Kathie's year as President was an exemplar of leadership for the 21st Century as she empowered the chapter to produce outcomes for an organization that are, in fact, the three vital outcomes great coaches enable their individuals clients to achieve: 1). Acquisition of the skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary for long-term excellent performance; 2). The competence, willingness and commitment for self-assessment and self-correction when things are not going the way desired or intended; and 3). An infectious commitment to continuous self-improvement and effectiveness that propels the individual toward the transformation they ultimately seek.
Watching Kathie, as President, empower the ICF-CT officers, board of directors, committee chairs, and chapter of nearly 130 individuals voluntarily assume the desire to achieve these three outcomes individually and collectively is to witness a stunning and bravura leadership performance.
Watching as the other officers and members of the board of directors continually evoke new enthusiasm as they assumed new responsibilities in the process makes it easy for me to say that Kathie's leadership is the quintessential demonstration of Lao-tzu's leadership admonition: "When the best leader's work is done the people say: We did it ourselves." ~ Jerry Sinnamon, Past President ICF-CT Chapter
"Kathie's presentation skills are superb. She engages her audience and encourages them to ask questions. By sharing her personal story, audiences can see how using her method of communicating with challenged seniors can provide positive results." ~ Joyce Kuhn, Assistant Vice President, Fairfield County Bank
"When my mum moved into a nursing home I was struck by how difficult it felt to come up with things to talk to her about. It felt so limiting to ask her about her day when her world had seemed to shrink. I found Caring Cards® on the Internet. Having such rich questions on hand opened both our worlds again.
After my mum passed, Caring Cards® were also helpful to use as a way of conversing with my siblings and mum's sister and family in preparing her eulogy. They allowed us to move beyond dates, places, single events and helped us capture the essence of who she was as a person." ~ Dr. Kathleen Brasher, Manager, Active Ageing Unit at Council on the Ageing in Victoria Australia
Inspired by her caregiver journey, Caring Cards® were created by Kathie as a tool to promote meaningful connection with her aging mom and provide an opportunity to preserve her legacy. It was so effective that Kathie knew she had to share the tool with other caregivers.
Caring Cards® make it easy to explore people’s memories and wisdom -- and have more positive and meaningful conversation. The cards come in a handy tuck box with more than 50 questions on a wide range of topics. Questions are open-ended to avoid simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers.