Meet Cathy

Hi, I'm Cathy Hutchison. 

My personal journey is about discovering joy, meaning and freedom in a world of demands. I mentor, write and speak to help others do the same.

What I do professionally and passionately...

I create content because I love the energy that comes from connecting people to people and people to ideas. (Connecting ideas to ideas is just icing on the cake.)

For the past 20 years, I've used these skills at Idibri—a team of acousticians, theatrical planners and technology designers who work anywhere that thousands of people gather. I serve as a Director of Marketing and Vice President there.

I particularly enjoy crafting content for audiences. Want to see sample videos?

As a personal development blogger since 2007, my writing can be found all over the web including, Medium, and (I still maintain my personal blog at

As a skilled as a graphic facilitator, I'm often hired to scribe team meetings and events—such as the TEDx Plano salon series. I provide freelance illustration for clients such as Mirasee.

One of my favorite projects is leading the Mentor/Protege Program for SMPS Dallas.

(If you happen to be wondering how I have the bandwidth to do all of this, it is because I get up at 5am each day, practice essentialism, am fueled by green smoothies, and happen to be surrounded by exceptional family and friends.)

Speaker bio for personal development sessions

Cathy Hutchison is an author, speaker, and graphic facilitator (which means she gets paid to doodle on whiteboards to help groups see conversations in real time.)

Her mission in life? To help people discover joy, meaning and freedom in a world of demands. Her personal journey is a story of learning that the templates we are handed don't always deliver the life they promise. Luckily, she has also found out that we can become who we really are simply by being willing to color outside the lines. Her writing is designed to empower readers to make the choice to live with intention, and her work at is aimed at helping people leverage the art of thinking on paper to clarify what they want, and then to achieve it.

Cathy leads the Mentoring program for SMPS Dallas; has authored three books, including Bad Christian and The Simple Guide to Visual Journaling; and has a vibrant full-time day job as a VP for a team of design engineers. Find out more at

Speaker bio for the AEC Industry

Cathy Hutchison, CPSM, LEED AP is the Director of Marketing/Vice President at Idibri and a thought-leader in marketing professional services. She has generated over $3 million dollars in revenue for her firm and helps lead strategy for a team of 30.

As an energetic content creator, with over 20 years of experience, Cathy speaks at conferences across the country and has bylines in over 10 publications including Hacker Noon, Career Relaunch, and Marketer. She covers topics related to branding professionals, developing thought leaders, and getting more joy out of your day job.

Cathy’s personal mission in life is to help professionals find more joy, meaning and freedom in a world of demands. As part of this mission, she provides graphic facilitation for client sessions, workshops, and other intentional conversations. Cathy leads the Mentor-Protege Program for SMPS Dallas and is the recipient of their 2018 Presenter of the Year award. Cathy is also the spark behind the writing and illustrations at and

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