Catharine Allan

Freelance Newsletter Writer & Travel Writer

Location:Brooklyn, Alberta, Canada
2 Skills
Experienced holistic advisor and counsellor with 15 years experience in alternative therapies and crisis intervention. Practiced
active listening techniques while identifying appropriate courses of action. Comprehensive knowledge in depression, burnout,
suicidal tendencies, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, domestic violence, divorce and custody cases, immigration issues,
and at times people escaping organized crime. Passionate about leading clients to find solutions to their issues. Maintained
website, blog and monthly newsletter.
Training & Development
• Created and facilitated successful series of self-help workshops
• Analyzed clientele trends and needs of my clientele developing workshops to assist them in connecting to their own
intuitive guidance
• Guided participants to enhance their intuition providing support and practice
• Taught Tarot card theories, ethics and best practices
• Led sessions on Past Lives, Spirit Guides, Chakra Healing, Mediumship, Animal Totems
Charity Fundraising & Event Planning
• Organized 2011 National Pagan Conference “Divine-In” fundraiser event and Red Cross relief efforts
• Managed overall charity event logistics with external vendor and key event stakeholders
• Liaised with chosen vendors to quote and source promotional goods for all event-related activities
• Planned refreshments and food donations
• Wrote marketing materials and press releases ensuring correct fit for audience and brand
• Oversaw media relations with local and national news services
• Recruited volunteers and designed rotational schedule
Entrepreneurship & Online Media Management
• Managed creative direction of company website (
• Wrote site content and designed layouts & imagery using MS Publisher & Word
• Designed promotional materials (e.g business cards, flyers, posters, calendars, banners)
• Loyal following of 800 readers of E-zine with a 48% open rate
• Interacted with current and potential clients by leveraging Facebook contacts
• Maintained key relationships to further business interests
• Edited manuscripts regarding metaphysical topics
• Annotated academic essays for Professor Eric Shragge of Concordia University
• Designed costumes for François Barbeau, Cirque du Soleil, St. Joseph’s Oratory and Farah Foundation