Founder Catherine Perry PCC

Our New Vision:

Advance racial healing and reconciliation. Create experiences of personal transformation, so individuals and groups move toward ‘What Is Mine — and Our’s — To Do’.

I founded the InwardBound Center in 2010. Our original vision was to bring outstanding leadership development programs to Atlanta nonprofits so they rank on The Best Places to Work lists.

In presenting our programs to a very diverse population, we discovered powerful ways to address the issue of race. Thus in 2016 was born our program, ‘Racism in America: What Is Mine To Do? It is filled with innovative exercises, steeped in honoring core values, and calling forth personal and group accountability.


Catherine Perry

Founder, InwardBound Center, 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.

Kelly Jones Waller

Kelly Jones Waller

PCC & CPCC, Co-Founder, Engage Leadership Solutions

Curriculum creator and designer of ‘Racism in America: What Is Mine To Do?’. Leadership coach, trainer, and strategist. Significant leadership training with nonprofits. One of country’s top coach trainers with the world’s largest coach training company, Coaches Training Institute. Previously in sales and marketing for 12 years, including experience with Levi Strauss.

Cynthia Darst

Cynthia Loy Darst


An International pioneer in the world of coaching. Past President ACTO, Assoc. of Coach Training Organizations. One of the first designated as Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coach Federation; one of the first Leaders for CRR Global and The Co-Active Training Institute. Her new book: Meet Your Inside Team on Amazon, and recent TEDx Talk: Safe Inside Yourself at:

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.

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

Certified Facilitator and Co-Active Certified Coach

10 years in leadership development. Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Communications from California State University, Los Angeles. Drawn to the work of “What Is Mine to Do” because she believes that having tough, honest and respectful conversations about race while empathetically listening to other’s experiences is an essential way to create understanding, unity, and allegiances among all peoples.

Coach Jeff

Jeff Jacobson

CPCC, Professional Coach, Trainer and Leadership Developer

Senior faculty member, Co-Active Training Institute since 1999; leader, Co-Active Leadership Program. Coaches and trains worldwide in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Corporate clients: Wells Fargo, Cargill, IKEA, China Merchants Bank, and T-Mobile. Proud coach and volunteer in LGBTQ community. Author, Young Adult urban fantasy series beginning with The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Straight.

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.

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.