Cathy Salit began her career as an upstart and risk-taker at the age of 13, when she dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City. This unusual endeavor put Cathy on an uncharted life path, and she has dedicated her life to creating educational environments that challenge the status quo and offer innovative, high-impact learning and development experiences. She co-founded Performance of a Lifetime (POAL), a consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and organizations to grow their business by focusing on the human side of strategy. Using the art and science of performance, POAL helps leaders close the gap between the current reality and their desired future. POAL’s team of coaches and human development experts leverage their proprietary method, The Becoming Principle®, to engage leaders and companies in creating and acting on new and uncharted possibilities. As CEO, Cathy works with leaders and teams at companies such as American Express, Nike, Coca Cola, Twitter, Rolls Royce, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cathy is the author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work (Hachette Books), in which she presents her revolutionary approach to learning and growing. She is also an artistic associate at the award-winning Castillo Theatre in New York City, where she performs musical improv comedy. She also sings jazz and R&B on any stage she can find...or create. Learn more at www.performanceofalifetime.com.