Faculty Member

Cathy McNally

Cathy McNally

Cathy McNally BSc, DipC is passionate about people and possibility. Growing up in a mix of cultures, with a background in business and teams, Cathy is curious about the gift of differences, and is committed to connection and understanding. A particular joy is coaching relationships of all kinds. Following a major life change, she is exploring aliveness, loss and meaning through the adventure of movement, voice, creativity, nature, eros and community. Her trademark kindness, caring and fun make her a sought-after group leader. Associated with The Haven since 1989, Cathy believes that “living well, together” is necessary, urgent, and possible.

Events with Cathy McNally

Luminaries on Demand
Open Dates

Lunch with Luminaries is a webinar series to share different perspectives on a variety of topics of interest to our community. These talks pay homage to early Haven days where co-founders Ben and Jock invited various thought leaders into conversation – sometimes they agreed with the ideas shared and sometimes they didn’t. We think this spirit of curiosity and generosity is an important core value we hold, and we’re excited to recreate this concept today with time and space-transcending technology! Each webinar has a Haven Host who introduces or interviews the guest speaker, and in some cases takes Q&A from…

ONLINE: Communication Intensive
December 4 - 12, 2021

  Communication Intensive – Connecting in Challenging Times   The Haven’s Communication Model offers a doorway into communicating and connecting when it really matters. As we navigate these uncertain times—in our relationships at home, in our work, and in our communities—stress, tension and anxiety may be front and centre for us or nibbling at our edges. Let’s face it, effective communication can be tough at the best of times—and sometimes even harder over the holidays. Often our closest relationships present us with our greatest communication challenges. Whether we gather in-person or online, times with family and friends over the holiday…

ONSITE: Couples Alive I
January 13 - 17, 2022

  “It was a pivotal moment in our relationship – we went to The Haven as the last straw before separation. We are now so much more connected and very, very hopeful about a happier future together. Such an amazing experience.” -J., Couples Alive Couples Alive is our renowned 4-day program series for couples. If you’re wanting more out of your primary relationship and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it, Couples Alive is for you! The Couples Alive series is our core offering for people in a primary relationship. Much of what makes Come Alive (our core program…

ONSITE: Couples Alive I
February 11 - 15, 2022

  “It was a pivotal moment in our relationship – we went to The Haven as the last straw before separation. We are now so much more connected and very, very hopeful about a happier future together. Such an amazing experience.” -J., Couples Alive Couples Alive is our renowned 4-day program series for couples. If you’re wanting more out of your primary relationship and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it, Couples Alive is for you! The Couples Alive series is our core offering for people in a primary relationship. Much of what makes Come Alive (our core program…

ONSITE: Come Alive
February 24 - March 1, 2022

Come Alive is our most popular core program and the perfect place to begin or continue your journey in personal or professional growth and transformation. People from all walks of life, backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and locations join us and most experience something profound. We are grateful for the land and sea that sustain us.  We are deeply grateful to learn, live and play on 7 acres of forested land by the sea that is the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, a community of Coast Salish Peoples.  Our peaceful yet vibrant centre on Gabriola Island offers…