About Cate

Cate supports creative individuals who are seeking increasingly higher levels of inspiration, fulfillment, and joy. She guides them to practice self-care in a unique way, recognizing that the outer “doing” of life is often a direct reflection of our inner “being”; that our behaviors reflect our thoughts, emotions and beliefs.  She knows that when we love and honor ourselves at the deepest level, we easily express our authentic nature, resulting in better relationships and health.

As Marlene Kelly, (Former) Asst. Director of Online Learning at Omega Institute, says:  “Cate’s clear insight, compassion and grounded approach created a safe environment for me to face my fears, love and accept myself for all that I am and move in the direction of my dreams.”

CateToshiba Digital Camera has been a practitioner of alternative healing modalities since the early 1980s. As a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher, she has worked closely with many individuals on their personal healing journeys. As a divorced, single mom, she maintained a private body work practice and was the primary caregiver to both of her parents during their terminal illness(es).

Through observation and her own healing process, Cate noticed that healing cannot occur if only the physical is addressed. She discovered that healing is an emotional and spiritual process as well. In 2004, this led her to train as an integrative coach with Debbie Ford, best-selling author, teacher and founder of The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching, JFK University. She has continued her education since that time; in 2015, she trained and certified as a Daring Way™ Facilitator, based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, best-selling author, speaker, and  professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Dr. Brown has spent her career researching people’s lived experience, grounded theory research, exploring vulnerability, courage, worthiness, shame and more.

Living with chronic hepatitis C for decades, Cate was blessed to heal her relationship with herself and discover her own path to wellness as a cure was developed. Thanks to self-care, good genetics, luck, and Harvoni, she is now free of the virus. Though Cate shares some of her healing process on her blog pages, she believes each individual discovers their own path to wellness. It is her passion to support that journey.

With the emotional education and structure of the coaching relationship Cate provides, her clients and workshop participants gain the tools they need to journey back to their birthright of worthiness, unconditional love and self-acceptance. Her clients often discover a sense of inner peace that they have not known as adults. She continues to be a humble witness of healing and transformation as her clients create lives they never could have imagined.

In addition to individual coaching by phone, Cate facilitates women’s retreats, workshops and classes in person in the Saratoga/Adirondack, NY region. With the Covid-19 pandemic, she has added Zoom workshops. She encourages individuals interested in individual life coaching to begin by participating in an eight-week Zoom series or in-person retreat to broaden their understanding of how their thoughts, beliefs, and emotions influence their behavior. 

Cate is married to her “rock”, best friend and fellow traveler for life’s adventures, Win McIntyre.  They live in a rural setting of meadows and forest 20 minutes from the small, vibrant city of Saratoga Springs, NY.  She enjoys a close relationship with her adult son and his fiancée, who live about an hour away. Two spoiled rescue cats complete the family circle.

Cate and her husband enjoy the outdoors and hike in the nearby Adirondack Mountains. In winter, they strap on snowshoes and head out the back door!  Cate walks outdoors most days, taking in the beauty of the changing seasons. She spends time in her garden and loves taking pictures of flowers and any critter that will hold still.  She takes dance & conscious movement classes, strength training, and private Pilates, acknowledging the overall benefits of the fun, centeredness, and core strength each provides. Since the pandemic, she has practiced mindfulness meditation daily. Cate is currently serving as President of the Board of Trustees at her local library and working with a committee to establish an endowment.  You may run into her occasionally at the Saratoga Springs summer farmer’s market, where she answers gardening questions a Certified Master Gardener.

Send Cate an email to set up a complimentary call to determine if coaching or a workshop is a good fit for you. catelabarre@gmail.com

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9 Responses to About Cate

  1. opal says:

    How can I contact you by phone.

  2. Deborah Schmitt says:

    Hi Cate, Thank you for a wonderful, supportive, enlightening, spiritual and loving weekend. When I got home, I discovered that I had this webpage open. I don’t recall opening it, so It was a nice surprise! Hope you had a safe trip home, and I also hope we can have you back again.

    • It was wonderful Deborah! I’m totally in awe of the experience. I’ll be sending an email to everyone later this week. Thank you for your participation and your loving acknowledgment of our amazing weekend together.

  3. Bonnie Lundrigan says:

    Love your blog Cate. I also am so blessed as I feel listened to so lovingly in our sessions together. xo and blessings Bonnie Lundrigan

  4. Brooke says:

    Your beautiful post on the warbler was a moment of complete blessed synchronicity for me and I thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart~

    • Thank you for your kind acknowledgment, Brooke. It was a true blessing from nature to have this beauty show up, though I did worry fiercely about its safe travel south. And on the cusp of the pandemic. Who knew? i am in awe of the natural world. Observing brings me back to my heart center. Needed now more than ever.

  5. Tammy V says:


    Do you accept NYS Empire Plan insurance?

    Thank you,
    Tammy V.
    Lake Clear, NY

    • Hi Tammy, Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately insurance plans do not currently pay for personal coaching or consulting. I wish you the best in finding the support you are looking for through your insurance plan. I do offer coaching by phone and a complimentary consult that may assist you in getting clear about your needs.

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