Founder Catherine Perry PCC

I founded the InwardBound Center in 2010 with a compelling vision:

Nonprofits focused on eliminating poverty rank on the Best Places to Work lists, known for outstanding leadership and success in achieving their mission.

Our flagship programs are customized for the unique demands — and rewards — of nonprofit leadership.

We witness the enduring transformational power of this work, and see the impact remain in organizations and individuals for years to come.

We are looking for leaders ready to shift how they lead and manage themselves and others.

And we are looking for funders ready to match their program dollars with an investment in the people who are accountable to them for results.

This is our contribution in the effort to move the needle on poverty. Join us in empowering the leaders and staff who are changing the world, on behalf of us all.

– Catherine

Located in Pasadena, CA and Atlanta, GA

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Catherine Perry

Founder, PCC & CPCC

Before founding the InwardBound Center in 2010, Catherine launched InwardBound Coaching in 2002. Former President, Georgia Coach Association; winner of GCA annual service award. Previously, Catherine spent twenty years in corporate marketing as Director of Marketing at American Express and V.P. Marketing at Bell Bicycle Helmets.

Patricia Budd

Patricia Budd

PCC, Professional Certified Coach and Facilitator

Significant nonprofit leadership and organizational development experience; former V.P. Human Resources at United Way of Greater Atlanta. Former member Board of Directors, Society of Human Resource Management-Atlanta. Founded Better Life Now LLC; certified in wellness coaching, and executive and team coaching.

Tony Klingmeyer

Tony Klingmeyer

MCC, Master Certified Coach

One of only 15 certified Master Coaches in Georgia. Former President, Georgia Coach Association. Chaired annual Prism Award Showcase featuring top organizational coaching programs. Nonprofit Coaching and extensive corporate experience. Before coaching, spent 20 years in resort management and development business.nar Latino.

Laura Biering

Laura Biering

PCC & CPCC, Professional Certified Coach

Professional coach, facilitator, and published author. Former member, Georgia Coach Association Board, and International Coach Federation Board Committee. Coaches a wide range of clients and teams, including long-standing relationships with several nonprofits. Worked extensively in creative and performing arts, and in recruiting and professional development for law firms.


Martha Carnahan

PCC & CPCC, Professional Certified Coach

Professional coach, strategist, consultant and collaborator. Former President, Georgia Coach Assn. Focus on coaching, leadership development, conflict management, performance improvement, strategic planning, team coaching, meeting facilitation. Experience in professional services marketing, thought-leadership and development.

Joan Lom

Joan Lom

ACC & CPCC, Associate Certified Coach and Facilitator

Experienced in team and individual coaching and delivering assessment feedback. A trained DiSC facilitator; certified in Team Coaching International diagnostic tools. Certified ACC coach with ICF; CPCC certification with Coaches Training Institute. A 25 year career at IBM in marketing and project management.

Kelly Jones Waller

PCC & CPCC, Professional Certified Coach

Professional Coach, Trainer and Strategist. One of country’s top coach trainers with world’s largest coach training company, Coaches Training Institute. Former President, Georgia Coach Association. Winner of GCA annual service award; chaired annual Prism Award Showcase featuring top organizational coaching programs. Proud of nonprofit experience, including work with Cool Girls, Inc. Before coaching, spent twelve years in sales and marketing, including experience with Levi Strauss.