Dr Cath Bishop
Author, Speaker and Former Olympic Rower
Cath is an experienced leadership consultant, speaker, facilitator, and executive coach, and draws on her practical experience from two high pressure careers as an Olympic rower and a senior British diplomat specialising in conflict stabilisation. Cath works with organisations who want to improve their performance, develop their leaders and teams and build an effective performance culture.
In her rowing career, Cath competed at three Olympic Games, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, with highlights including winning the World Championships in 2003 and an Olympic silver medal in 2004. As a diplomat with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office specialising in conflict issues, Cath was posted to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Basra, Iraq, as well as leading in Whitehall on the UK civilian contribution to conflict stabilization around the world.
Her broader speaking and consultancy work includes companies such as Rolls Royce, McKinsey, professional services firms and a range of organizations across business, sport and the public sector. Cath also teaches on Executive Education programmes at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and at Imperial College Business School, London.
Cath has an MA in Modern Languages from Pembroke College, Cambridge, an MPhil in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a PhD in contemporary German literature from the University of Reading. She is an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge and the University of Wales Aberystwyth. She sits on the Advisory Board of Surrey Business School and is an advisor to the non-profit organization The True Athlete Project. Her first book, ‘The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed’ will be published in October 2020.
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