About me

My Story
My Philosophy
My Training

I am a Rites of Passage Mentor and have worked with children and young people for over 20 years, specialising in supporting families through the thresholds of life. I spent a decade in international development focussing on community building and supporting dialogue around human rights, social justice, sustainability and interfaith. This lead to developing a unique curriculum called Earth Studies; exploring our human connection with nature.

Inspired by my teaching experiences and community-building work in Europe and Asia, I founded Routes of Life; leading empowerment circles for young people and their families and guiding them through coming of age transitions.


In my work with children I see many girls lose their confidence as puberty approaches and offer girl circles to address this. GirlKind is a place where girls can safely explore the changes taking place, celebrate the path to womanhood and ease concerns.


I also work with boys exploring issues around masculinity, feminism, healthy communication and wellbeing. I believe that confident, happy children will create a peaceful and healthy world and devote my time to supporting young people as they start the journey to adulthood.

I weave an awareness for our beautiful planet into my work as I am passionate about developing children's connection with nature and their own true nature.

Working with families through workshops and empowerment circles I offer mothers and fathers a chance to find space for a deeper bond with their child. Parenting has many challenges and our family workshops create a loving space where we can celebrate our roles, formulate new tools for going forward and build intentional community to support each other.

Certified Girl Circle facilitator

Journey of Young Women 2017

Certified Women's Circle Facilitator

Moon Mná Women’s Celtic Circle Facilitator 2016

PGCE / Qualified Teacher Status

Kings College London / Institute of Education 1998

'I love the mother-daughter sessions as it allows a space where I connect with my daughter without any external distractions. Catherine is a natural and caring facilitator and makes the sessions fun too!

Mother Participant

MA Ecology & Spirituality

Current student at Schumacher College, UK

Wise Womban Way facilitator

Womben Wellness 2020

Catherine Meade

Routes of Life

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