Certified Executive & Professional Coach, University of Texas at Dallas
MA Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University
BBA, Economics & Finance, Gonzaga University
This is my story
Hello! I’m Cait Swamy, and I’m a Coach at Ama La Vida. I support individuals in a Leadership, Life and Career Coaching capacity.
Helping people tap into their innate talents and coaching them to reach their full potential is my passion and life’s purpose. With close to a decade of leading Global Talent Development Programs at a Fortune 50 company, I have coached leaders from early career to executive leadership. In addition to my corporate background, I also have a background in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Consulting where I have coached and supported leaders to develop as Inclusive Servant Leaders. I believe that the strongest organizations are those in which employees feel connected, not only to their work, but to each other. My approach helps my clients cultivate that connection.
While I am a leadership coach by training, I take a holistic approach to my coaching. I support individuals in a life & career coaching capacity as well as individuals who are seeking to take their leadership to the next level. What attracted me to coaching is the notion that we are all on a journey as we continue to grow and evolve. This work is never quite done and the process of learning about each individual’s unique potential absolutely fascinates me.
My Coaching Approach
I believe that a coaching relationship can be a powerful experience, involving the development of new possibilities, new levels of achievement and personal growth. Learning is fundamental to a successful coaching experience. I am a firm believer that clients need an actionable toolbox to help them get to where they want to be and they need a coach who will support them, challenge them, and hold them accountable along the way. As a maximizer, I am interested in maximizing your potential through understanding your innate talents and then partnering with you to develop them so that together we can maximize your leadership, career and life. My role as your coach is to support you in the intentions and actions that YOU have chosen for yourself. A natural empath, my approach is to listen from the heart, meaning I will show up, be present and create the conditions for a safe space. There is a magic to coaching and there is also a science. I believe the best coaches can blend both and I work with clients who are open to the experience.
Who I Serve:
Leaders who are…
- First Time Managers
- Early Career Professionals
- Mid Career Professionals wanting to take their leadership to the next level
- Anyone interested and open to developing their Servant Leadership potential (which I firmly believe exists within each of us)
Individuals seeking career coaching around…
- Pivoting Careers
- Self- Employment
- Connecting passion and purpose to build a career you love
Individuals seeking life coaching around…
- Gratitude & Mindfulness
- Mindset Work
- Imposter Syndrome & Confidence
- Routine, productivity, & Accountability
- Setting Healthy Boundaries
When I’m not coaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband JJ, son Lennon, and Lazy Goldendoodle Marley. I am passionate about People (their gifts and their aspirations), Learning (podcasts, books, documentaries, you name it!), Nature (being outdoors and breathing fresh air everyday rain or shine), health & wellness (living an active & mindful lifestyle), cooking (specifically plant-based cooking), entrepreneurship (particularly women-owned businesses), Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (gender equity and racial justice), Sustainability (living intentionally and consciously) , Spirituality (I lead with my intuition), Travel (the pandemic has really taken a toll on this one!), Design (I have a deep appreciation for beautiful interiors), Music (vinyl records), and food (because let’s be honest the greatest moments in life are shared with good company over a great meal and wine). I bring all of these passions to my coaching approach because they are rooted in living a life of joy, and to me that is 99% of the time why people find their way to coaching; the search for joy, for Ama La Vida. I am beyond honored, humbled, and grateful to be joining the Ama La Vida family and most importantly to be your coach!
Ready to maximize your potential? Let’s connect!
What my clients say
“Cait is a fantastic coach to work with! You can tell she cares about you as a person and not just a client which sets her apart from my other experiences. She asks thought provoking questions that truly helped me to better understand myself and how to move forward. Cait is the epitome of servant leadership and I left that experience feeling more confident than ever in this next stage of my career.” – Teaira S.
“Before I started working with a coach, I was skeptical that it would lead to measurable results. I was so wrong. Within just a few sessions of working with Cait, I started operating with more self-awareness and personal vision. Caitlin has an incredible talent for asking both thought-provoking and clarifying questions. I walked away from every session feeling more energized, empowered, and equipped to address my challenges. In particular, Cait not only helped me identify my key strengths, but also created space for me to better understand how I could cultivate these strengths. I view my time working with Cait as invaluable to my personal and professional growth. If you are ready to invest in yourself and reach your next level of success, I cannot recommend Cait highly enough as a guide and champion to help you get there.” – Stephen B.
“My time coaching with Cait was one of the best moves that I made professionally and personally that impacted my career and the way I thought about growth. She has an unbelievable ability to hold space for whatever you’re feeling and experiencing. She asks the right questions that lead you to coming up with solutions for yourself. I felt completely at home talking with Cait and was able to be completely honest with her and myself about my career and thoughts. Cait helped me during a huge leap in my career and changed my life for the better.” – Madison W.
“Working with Cait has been educational, fulfilling, fun, and effective. We had a rapport the very first moment we saw each other on the Zoom call. Cait showed me how to be a great coach. She was always welcoming, present, listened deeply, and provided a safe space for me to explore and grow! Her example of how to be an effective life coach helped me to experience what it could be like for me in my own coaching practice – once I finish my professional training. Cait maintained a great balance of having appropriate professional boundaries while still being very approachable. I honestly looked forward to every session with her and always went away satisfied. Simply and honestly, Cait is just a wonderful human being and a great coach! I will miss her.” – Kathy L.
“Working with Coach Cait has been truly life-changing. When I started my coaching sessions with Ama La Vida, I was feeling extremely frustrated and burnt out from my job, but I had no idea what to do next. Cait helped give me the courage to do what I had been dreaming of, which was leave my role and take a career break to spend time focusing on myself, my passions, and what I’d like to do next. I am so grateful for the kindness and compassion she showed me each session while also pushing me out of my comfort zone. I was able to learn a lot about myself personally and professionally, and I landed a new job that I’m incredibly excited about!” – Kathryn W.
“Cait is the best. She’s very engaging, personable, and genuine which were all very important when seeking guidance from someone you don’t know. Cait also finds ways to challenge you that helps you see things from a different lens. Words can’t express enough how much I appreciate the time and effort she dedicated towards me. Thank you Cait and continue positively impacting others lives in that special way you do.” – Leon H.
“I came across Ama La Vida when I felt overwhelmed by my professional situation. Cait is a fantastic coach, she knows how to push you gently and help you arrive at your own conclusions while sharing helpful tools and resources. I know I’m now on a better path because of the work I’ve done with Cait, and know I will come back to her for coaching as soon as I’m able to. Highly recommend Cait if you’re trying to sort out your next career move.” – Andrea R.
“In the past year of my journey with Ama La Vida, I have grown tremendously as a professional and as a person. The work with my incredible coach helped me better put work into focus as just a part of my life, identify which career track I want to be on, identify my personal strengths, and give me the push/accountability to pursue (and achieve!) my goals.” – Timothy B.
“ALV is absolutely worth the investment. My coach has helped me navigate several different career issues including job searching while pregnant, setting up a mat leave policy at my new job and a lot more. I can’t recommend their services enough.” – Kristin S.
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