Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Cathy Carroll

Cathy Carroll is founder and President of Legacy Onward, Inc., a leadership coaching firm that specializes in family businesses.

After growing up around her grandfather’s business, Cathy pursued a 20-year corporate career as an actuary at Hewitt Associates and a corporate executive at Sabre Inc., and United Airlines before leaving to run her father’s business.   As President & COO of Pro Equine Group, she was responsible for five companies that manufacture and distribute equipment serving the team roping market.

After turning the company around, Cathy left to start Legacy Onward, bringing leadership and executive coaching services to family businesses.

Cathy earned a leadership coaching certificate at Georgetown University, an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA at Boston College.  She is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in the International Coaching Federation, and is certified in Hogan Assessments and The Leadership Circle 360.

An active member of the community, Cathy serves on the Board of Just Born and the Advisory Board of Alper Services. Cathy is also the Chicago Chapter President of the Family Firm Institute and serves as Secretary of the ICF-Chicago Chapter.    In the non-profit arena, Cathy is Chair of the President’s Advisory Council at St. Xavier University and is a founding board member of A Leg To Stand On.  Cathy is based in Chicago, IL.