About Cathy Perme

An Experienced Business Coach for Consultants

a consultant's initiation

My Story

Author Cathy Perme went into business for herself over 30 years ago after a successful career in the computer industry.

Since founding C. M. Perme & Associates, Cathy has consulted with hundreds of companies of all sizes and in a wide variety of industries. She has helped hundreds of organizations, from two-person firms to multinational corporations, to focus clearly, organize effectively, and act with courage.

In 2019 Cathy co-founded Perme and Peterson Associates, LLC, with Amber Peterson. Cathy has since gained emeritus status and the business is now known as Peterson & Perme Associates, LLC.

Cathy now enjoys working with aspiring consultants, helping them “find their fizz”. If you’ve ever wondered if you could succeed as a consultant, talk with Cathy. Not only will you get step-by-step practical advice on how to succeed, you will also be challenged to think deeply about your motivation and experience and then decide if consulting is for you.

News & Publications

Cathy Perme has been writing newsletters, articles, and books since 1990. In addition to books for sale, many published works are archived here and can be read for free.

Publications

Books

Cathy Perme has authored multiple books for sale on Amazon, including her acclaimed bestseller Fizz: How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant.

Publications

Published Articles

Cathy Perme was a guest contributor in several websites and online forums. You can read all of her articles here.

Newsletter Archive

For 30 years, Cathy published a consultant newsletter for her clients. Her current archive contains 100s of throught-provoking articles. You can access the archive here.

What People Say

Cathy's marketing and selling background makes for a rich set of suggestions for getting business and building one’s brand. I think it is rare ...
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Barbara A Tuckner
Cathy's marketing and selling background makes for a rich set of suggestions for getting business and building one’s brand. I think it is rare for an independent consultant to "give away" so much of their business engine and expertise. That adds up to a heap of generosity; something that is remarkable in the "friendly" competitive consulting world.
Barbara A Tuckner
This has been a truly learning experience and has helped me grow both personally and professionally.
Anonymous
This has been a truly learning experience and has helped me grow both personally and professionally.
Anonymous
I appreciate Cathy sharing what she’s learned over the past 30 years about how to succeed as an independent consultant. Her advice is straight forward, ...
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Amy Brown
I appreciate Cathy sharing what she’s learned over the past 30 years about how to succeed as an independent consultant. Her advice is straight forward, thoughtful, organized, and easy to follow.
Amy Brown
Final product and plan for moving forward made the entire process valuable.
Anonymous
Final product and plan for moving forward made the entire process valuable.
Anonymous
Cathy gives dozens of ideas about networking effectively, making sales calls and using social media and she doesn’t minimize the effort that has to ...
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NES
Cathy gives dozens of ideas about networking effectively, making sales calls and using social media and she doesn’t minimize the effort that has to go into it. It’s a reality check for anyone who thinks they can just hang up their shingle and become a consultant, but a great guide for anyone who’s willing to put in the hard work to be a success.
NES
For those that take the leap, Cathy's methodical steps will surely be helpful in achieving success.
Kevin Walsh
For those that take the leap, Cathy's methodical steps will surely be helpful in achieving success.
Kevin Walsh
Took a very complicated and dynamic set of realities and personalities, surfaced underlying issues, facilitated a robust and healthy interaction, and drove the process to ...
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Anonymous
Took a very complicated and dynamic set of realities and personalities, surfaced underlying issues, facilitated a robust and healthy interaction, and drove the process to closure and action.
Anonymous
Cathy shares years of lessons and a broad breadth of practical consulting and business experience in a very clear and engaging guide for starting and ...
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Ted Clark
Cathy shares years of lessons and a broad breadth of practical consulting and business experience in a very clear and engaging guide for starting and developing a successful consulting company. Highly recommended.
Ted Clark
I recommend to anyone starting a business.
Patricia Jayne Keefer
I recommend to anyone starting a business.
Patricia Jayne Keefer
Cathy was easy to discuss issues with and quick to pick up the priority issues that should be discussed.
Anonymous
Cathy was easy to discuss issues with and quick to pick up the priority issues that should be discussed.
Anonymous
Cathy will take you from point A to Z on how to successfully become an independent consultant.
Charles Bever
Cathy will take you from point A to Z on how to successfully become an independent consultant.
Charles Bever
Down-to-earth, practical, and provides plenty of tools to use to develop your independent consulting business. Cathy takes a constructive look at how to succeed by ...
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Meghan Jost
Down-to-earth, practical, and provides plenty of tools to use to develop your independent consulting business. Cathy takes a constructive look at how to succeed by intelligently marketing yourself, engaging others, and keeping it all in balance with your personal life.
Meghan Jost

Contact Cathy Perme

Phone: 952.831.4131

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