Hi, I'm Cathy Hutchison.
I connect people and ideas as a marketer, author, and illustrator. I also help professionals banish overwhelm, boost their creativity, and develop themselves as thought leaders.
"Cathy Hutchison is brilliant at helping thought leaders craft their ideas into content. She understands SEO and executes in a way that has intelligence and heart."
- Jon Morrow, CEO, SmartBlogger
"Cathy Hutchison is the most valuable go-to person in my network. I am making a fast pivot in my business model to focus on social media and online content. I've hired her to help me in that transition. I'm a book writer. That's my problem. Cathy is a guru for online copy. She is literally my copy whisperer."
- Rex Miller, CEO, Mindshift
What I do professionally and passionately
My work exists in the space between people and ideas. Leaders can often get caught up in their own thoughts, and struggle to communicate them clearly. I help them find the connections, identify what's essential, and communicate in ways that resonate.
For the past twenty years, I've marketed the consultants at Idibri—a brilliant team of acousticians, theatre planners, and technology designers who serve the venues where thousands gather.
My writing focuses on topics related to thought leadership, thinking on paper, and personal development. My bylines can be found in several online magazines, including: Hacker Noon, Business Insider, Career Relaunch, Better Humans, and Marketer. One of my most comprehensive articles is How to Journal | The Ultimate Guide.
Why am I often pictured with crayons?
When I first saw a sketchnote artist at a conference, I was blown away by the clarity that visual notes provide. I grabbed a box of crayons and a notebook that I carried with me everywhere and began to practice. Now, I help others learn to journal visually through my passion project: yourvisualjournal.com. I create the content and illustrations for the website, and teach workshops on the technique. You can check out my online course here.
Years of visual journaling have honed my skill as a graphic facilitator and I have scribed for clients like TEDx Plano, Global Design Alliance, Perkins+Will, and SMPS. Download my scribing CV.
I also provide freelance illustrations for clients, such as Mirasee.
One more thing I care deeply about
I lead the Mentor/Protégé Program for SMPS Dallas. Something magical happens when people meet one-on-one to share their experiences. Mentoring for the past ten years has accelerated my development. When people connect regularly to share aspirations, both benefit in unexpected ways.
If you are wondering how I have the bandwidth to do all of this...
I am fueled by green smoothies and have a vibrant yoga and meditation practice. I also learn from great mentors, practice essentialism, and am surrounded by exceptional family and friends.
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