Carolyn Catchings has worked as an Image Consultant  and  Empowerment Coach in St. Louis for over 20 years.  Carolyn’s long time focus as a professional consultant has been Image, career and personal development.  

Carolyn is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with additional training and certification in couples and family therapy and addictions counseling.

As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Carolyn is equipped with the expertise to address limitations caused by physical and psychological disabilities. 


Carolyn received her BA in Psychology and MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from Maryville University.  Carolyn also received her Certification in Gerontology which provides her with the skills to address the unique social/psychological issues associated with the aging process.

Carolyn has extensive knowledge in” Advanced Studies in Human Behavior" received from the doctoral program Capella University; including specialized certification in Marriage and Family Counseling and Addiction Theories.


Carolyn is currently  Director of Midlife by Design Empowerment Coach Training and Life Path Services.

MBD offers workshops, specialized coaching and branding services for those who may want to consider a career or transition to the coaching profession . Unlike "life coaching" empowerment coaching has spirituality and "authentic self" at the core of the training framework.


Carolyn's depth of experience and training various human behavior professions equips her with the ability to holistically deliver a unique, effective, counseling - coaching experience to her clients. treatment approach.  Human beings are complex and multi-faceted; Carolyn's comprehensive approach addresses all levels of the human experience, resulting in more effective, longer lasting outcomes.












Meet the Founder

Carolyn Catchings,