Our Companies

Dave Favor and Cheryl Leone are Catalyst and have been since 1999. Taking their passion for building a positive business or practice and implementing values based management and high performance business, they have touched lives all over the United States. Their client loyalty is unsurpassed in today’s business world. They believe this is because it has always been about the client both personally and professionally.

In 2013 Dave and Cheryl took their own advice and looked internally and externally at what the vision should be going forward for themselves and their company. The one thing that stood out was the strength of the company was in more areas than just law firms. Catalyst decided to go back to its roots of offering professional mentoring to law firm practices and small businesses. In addition Catalyst recognized that their philosophy called the Catalyst Way involved more than just business and their many loyal clients had bought into their thoughts on a new way to live and work with teachings in self-mastery, leadership, and learning to live this unbalanced life with joy.

By the summer, Dave and Cheryl had pretty much figured out the path they needed to take and the question became about a legacy. They want Catalyst to survive them and continue to do good works. So they began a search for a successor. And that they have found in Carl Solomon, a close friend and practicing attorney in Columbia, South Carolina. With a common belief in values and vision, the three of them hammered out a deal that would make Catalyst go on long after Dave and Cheryl decided to quit (if they ever do).

And because they believe there is always more, Dave and Cheryl and now Carl know that Catalyst will grow and continue to serve and help those that want to live a better life through values based living and working…and some humor thrown in for good measure.


Law Firm Coach has been the heart of Catalyst Group, Inc. for many years.   Building on a foundation of knowledge based on ‘been there, done that’,  Cheryl Leone and Dave Favor have brought their expertise to level the field for small law firms or lawyers wanting to start their own practice.   They can touch every corner of law firms wanting to enter a high performance world.   Law Firm Coach has turned many a firm around and has helped launch new law firm owners who want to have a balanced values based management practice coupled with best business practices. Famous for their Needs & Assessment Program, Dave and Cheryl conduct reviews and strategic planning retreats that work.     Law Firm Coach has successfully handled partnership dissolutions and has helped redefine corporate structure and succession plans. The testimonials of its satisfied lawyers speaks for itself.   From Planning to Profit (Favor) and Soaring Eagles (Leone) books are available in all e-formats.


Wise Business Leader has,  since the inception of the corporation,  been a low key part of the company.  However in 2013 principals, Cheryl Leone and Dave Favor, began to notice that the requests from small business owners, entrepreneurs, and wanna-be-bosses began to increase.   The need for a strong business mentoring program began and Wise Business Leader became its own company separate from the other companies.  Providing mentoring and planning for small businesses along with a design of a business plan and smart tools to implement best business practices, Wise Business Leader has done a re-launch and is ready to serve the small business community as well as the entrepreneur who is ready to begin a life as a business owner.

Wise Business Leader is designed to help you make a sound business decision whether or not to pursue your own passions and turn them into a business .  It also has the tools and experience necessary to help you redefine or engineer your current business.   The Wise Owl program through WBL is a mentoring program that meets one-on-one once a month with the business clients and address issues, create benchmarks for improvement, and offers suggestions for growth and development. The strength of Wise Business Leader is the combined business experience of Dave and Cheryl in excess of 75 years who have ‘been there, done that’ and can help clients avoid business pitfalls.


360 Catalyst is a mentoring and training company for businesses and individuals.  Over the years principals, Cheryl Leone and Dave Favor, has seen themselves in all companies as teachers and mentors.   With a first passion to teach others the art of self-mastery, leadership and how to have a 360 look at your world while trying to live an unbalanced life, Dave and Cheryl bring an amazing array of help through individual mentoring, teaching, and business and personal development.  Their presentations are designed to fit professional practice and especially law firms.  They also target small businesses and those entrepreneurs that want to get started.

360 Catalyst is a holistic look at your world from work to living to play.   It is focused on helping you find your passions, turn them into your own business or career, and a reality based plan to make it work.  They have ‘been there, done that’ on most things in life and they candidly admit the mistakes they made could have been avoided if they had known then what they know now.   Their desire to bring you into a new world with a sound reality check shows that you can indeed live an unbalanced life with joy. Gone For The Gold, Living the Unbalanced Life With Joy  (Favor & Leone) is due to publish 2014.


In the summer of 2013, Cheryl Leone and Dave Favor attended a farewell to a beloved family member who expressed a desire to be disconnected from life support after a long illness.  This family member had a deep passion for his grand-children and wanted them to have all the opportunities in the world.    As they watched him and his  beloved grand-children say good-bye to each other, they began to discuss how young children need to have a way to see there is so much more in the world waiting for them if they could only experience the world.  That summer they sent one grandchild to a hockey camp at Penn State and they brought the other grandchild to Raleigh and Columbia for a couple of weeks of fun exploring.   They then went to Carl L. Solomon, a lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina, who has a passion for working with children.  Carl has demonstrated with commitment from him and his firm that children from all walks of life need help especially during the first formative years.

The next question was how many children could the three help.   Then and there Kid Strong was born to become a strong community outreach program that can be used by like-minded professionals and businesses that reaches all fifty-two states.  There will be a developed branded program that can be adopted by any practice or business in any area through a license with the company.   KidStrong  is in its infancy  but Cheryl, Dave & Carl believe they can show many more children there are limitless opportunities awaiting for them when children are kept secure, strong and safe. If you are interested in the KidStrong CRM program, contact Cheryl@catalystgroupinc.com for further information.