About Us

Cheryl Leone and Dave Favor are the originators of Catalyst Group, Inc., including Law Firm Coach and The Catalyst Way. Catalyst is about relationships. Our team includes mentors with experience running profitable businesses, law firm management, self-mastery, and leadership We help you define your goals and build a successful business, all while living an unbalanced life of joy.

Many clients started with Cheryl and Dave’s free back yard porch consultations at their home in Raleigh, North Carolina. While their business backgrounds include some impressive experience, Cheryl and Dave are really about family, and have a combined group they call The Clan consisting of  children, spouses, partners, parents-in-law, grand-children, extended family and friends together with grand-dogs and grand-cats. Their home tends to bulge at the seams with a gathering of their beloved Clan. It’s not even uncommon to find a client or two in the mix.

Meet the Team

Law Firm Coach Cheryl Leone

CEO, People Developer

Cheryl Leone, Chief Energy Officer

Cheryl Leone has been in and around law firms her entire life, with more than 50 years working in and with law firms. Her practical knowledge of the internal workings of a firm and its people allows the team to identify and break through bottlenecks within the firm. Cheryl has built firms from the ground up that have withstood the test of time. She believes strongly in high performance law firm team members who are taught to take responsibility for their actions and deliver quality work product. Cheryl is the visionary for the team. Highly energetic, Cheryl seems to instinctively know how to create profitable law firms. While others retire, Cheryl continues to work her magic with lawyers and law firms. One client has given Cheryl a title we love: the “Law Firm Whisperer.”

Law Firm Coach Dave Favor

President, Strategic Thinker

Dave W. Favor

Dave Favor spent 30 years at IBM before retiring as a consultant. Dave brings his C-level management experience and understanding of the “art of the business of law” to the table for clients. Dave’s background as a project manager and auditor gives him insight into what makes a law firm profitable. He develops practical processes that build stronger law firms. Dave sees law firms as a business practice with specific deliverable that achieve a strong return on investment for the clients. Dave believes you must have a long term vision and a strategic plan to support that vision. Those who have met Dave will tell you that when Dave speaks, you need to listen! His advice and impact on our clients has changed non-producing firms into profitable, high performing law firms.

They practice what they preach. And what they preach works. They have a strong belief in giving back to the communities they touch. They donate many pro bono hours to helping others whether in business or life. Catalyst members have over 100 combined years experience in self-mastery, leadership, strategic planning and  business and law office management. Their  “think outside the box” approach has allowed their clients to succeed beyond their wildest dreams.  When their clients need help, they are able to say Been There, Done That! with an understanding of what the needs are and a solution that works.

Asked one time to sum up what Catalyst does, Cheryl quickly replied, “We convert dreams to reality.”

Contact cheryl@catalystgroupinc.com for more information.