Meet Your Caffeinated Advocate

. . . a servant leader providing stories, strategies, and solutions for almost two decades.

Hailing from a small town southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dubbed “the most boring town in Pennsylvania,” Catherine Hughes is the daughter of two English professors. She is a passionate advocate, innovative storyteller, and community strategist. As of August 2020, she is the Founder and Chief Inspirational Officer (CIO) of The Caffeinated Advocate, LLC.


For over seventeen years, she has provided comprehensive support and passionate advocacy to individuals and self-advocates, their families, and surrounding natural supports throughout their communities. She considers herself a servant leader, one who cultivates, develops and maintains relationships with grace and grit in order to create, enhance, and promote services and programs that transform lives.


On a personal level, her calling (not a career) allows her to give back some of what has so graciously been given to her family. She proudly serves as the Director of Family Support and Community Engagement at Achieving True Self, servicing families across the Northeastern U.S.


Catherine is a international best-selling author and/or editor of multiple books, including the long-awaited Imprisoned No More: A Mother and Son Embrace Autism and Journey to Freedom.


She is a Certified Master Life Coach, with certifications endorsed by Transformation Academy of Clearwater, Florida.

She also partners with Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC serving as a life coach for caregivers and editor-in-chief for their hybrid publishing clients.


Follow the links to the right to connect with me in a number of ways.

Enough about me. How can I serve you?

Rooting for you, cheering you on, and supporting your journey,
Cathy