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My speaking engagements are always the highlight of my month.

Whether I’m addressing a room of aspiring nurse entrepreneurs, coaching a room of job seekers, guiding business colleagues through a business development exercise, or sharing career strategies with recent college graduates, I gain energy from inspiring and motivating others.

My own career journey began as a registered nurse, but a series of unexpected opportunities led me to reinvent my career multiple times. Each pivot enriched my understanding of the workforce, adding layers to my expertise. Now, as the CEO of Inspire Careers, I’m not just sharing theories; I’m sharing lived experiences that resonate deeply with my audience.

Speaking engagements are more than just a job for me – they are a chance to ignite a spark in others. The joy I feel when I see someone have that ‘aha’ moment during my talks is indescribable. My presentations are dynamic, engaging, and dare I say, “inspiring?” They’re designed to motivate and empower individuals to action.

From my home in Buffalo, NY to stage throughout the country, my message remains constant: It’s never too late to chase your dreams. I’m excited to share my insights and help your group achieve its goals. Let’s connect and make your next event an inspiring and transformative experience.

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Some of Cathy Lanzalaco's Previous Speaking Engagements

Feedback from Cathy’s NRWA presentation for career service professionals, Beyond the Resume

  • “Cathy gave me both ideas and the confidence to put them into action. This one workshop was easily worth the entire investment in attending.”
  • “Cathy’s presentation was fabulous. Tons of actionable information and examples. Appreciated the opportunity to get hands-on time to put together ideas and get feedback.”
  • “Informative, actionable, and inspiring! Cathy is a top-rate speaker!”
  • “One of the most impactful sessions from this year’s conference for sure!”

Feedback from Cathy’s NRWA presentation for career service professionals, Beyond the Resume

  • “Thank you for your excellent LinkedIn presentation at the NNBA conference!”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you speak. You are a natural.”
  • “Your talk both inspired and motivated me! As you can see, I came home and updated my profile! Thank you for your inspiration!”
  • “I loved your presentation!”
  • “Thanks for your great presentation!”
  • “Great, informative presentation.”
  • “We were very pleased with your presentation! You brought much-needed value to our NNBA Tribe and we thank you.”

In the words of our clients.

Don't just take our word for it; hear from those who have walked this journey with us. Our clients' testimonials speak volumes about our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

“Hired Cathy as a business coach; she improved processes, marketing, and pricing, resulting in an 85% growth in 2023 and a projected 50% in 2024.”

Gary F.

Healthcare Career Transition Specialist

“Cathy’s guidance in the Student Professional Launch Program helped me find and secure a dream job perfectly suited to my passions and personality.”

Sam F.

Territory Manager at Hills Pet Nutrition

“Cathy’s tailored coaching for my Executive role transition boosted both my personal and professional growth.”

Gerald C.

CFO, Veralto/Hach

Cathy Lanzalaco

Speaker, Blogger, Podcast Host, Award Winning Resume Writer, Executive Career & Interview Coach, Job Search Strategist, LinkedIn Expert

Uplifting, motivating and engaging, Cathy is a frequently requested speaker and is ideal for keynotes, networking events, and on-site employee education sessions. Download my media kit and learn more about the value I will bring your organization.

About Cathy Lanzalaco

I provide job seekers and career transitioners with the tools, coaching, and support they need to achieve their career goals.

After working in human resources for over 15 years, reviewing thousands of resumes, and interviewing hundreds of candidates, I wanted to share my extensive experience to help others succeed. With this in mind, I launched Write-Resume-For-The-Job in January 2017 and acquired Inspire Careers in October 2018 and proudly continue to serve local and national job seekers, as well as those transitioning into new careers.

Potential Speaking Topics

  • Creating Positive Experiences for Employees and Employers
  • Being Barbie in a World Full of Kens: Harnessing Femininity as Your Superpower
  • HR Cares for Everyone. Who Cares for HR?
  • Navigating Your Career Path During Times Of Uncertainty
  • Attract, Not Chase the Job You Want
  • Get Out of Your Own Way, and Get What You Want
  • Winning Workplace Strategies for Women

And more…let’s create one that is right for your organization!

Professional Qualifications


  • MBA, SUNY Empire State University, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Registered Nurse, Sisters of Charity School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY

Industry Leadership:

  • President-Elect, The National Resume Writers’ Association
  • In Transition Chair, Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association


  • The National Resume Writers’ Association
  • Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches
  • Career Directors International
  • Career Thought Leaders
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA)


  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC)
  • Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE)
  • Certified Empowerment & Motivational Professional (CEMP)
  • Certified Strong Interest Inventory® and MBTI®
  • Certified DISCstyles™ Communication Consultant (CDCC)
  • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

Digital Course Creator:

  • Coach/Owner — Inspire Careers Career Coaching School (Virtual)

Award-Winning Resume Writer

Speaking Event

Cathy is available for keynotes, team development workshops, and inspired coaching sessions for teams of any size. She is comfortable speaking in professional settings or casual environments to meet your needs.

With authentic passion and clarity, Cathy speaks on topics from best practices of today’s resume writing, to how to build greater career success, to radical mid-career directional changes.

She will also customize a topic for your audience based on your specific needs.

Partner with Cathy to help your organization achieve its goals!
No stranger to reinventing herself, Cathy speaks confidently on how to identify, pursue, and attain the career you’ve always dreamed of.

Reserve your event now. Dates may be limited due to demand.

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