Rock Paper Star
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A unique consultancy That delivers strategic coaching, leadership groups, and more.


What We Do

The RockPaperStar team specializes in accelerating business owners into motion through leadership coaching, training and development. The company provides strategic guidance for select motivated individuals to reach their desired results.

Specific assignments include:

... Employee Retention Coaching
... Networking Coaching
... Leadership Groups for Directors and above
... Leadership Groups for High Potentials


What Others Have to Say

"Cathy Paper is an 11 out of 10. I've used her as a consultant to my business for years and she keeps on taking my game up a notch. She's not just a star. She's an All-Star."

Harvey Mackay, Chairman of MackayMitchell Envelope Company and New YorkTimes #1 Best Selling Author of Swim With The Sharks.

"Cathy Paper designed an amazing workshop and coaching program for my team. We’re not an easy group, but everyone walked away inspired with a stronger sense of their strengths. Wow!"

Steve Suckow, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Lifetouch Inc.

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About The Founder

Cathy Paper, M.a.

Cathy Paper is the founder of RockPaperStar, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in coaching, marketing and promotion for individuals, business owners or executives by offering creative ideas to improve process and performance. Cathy has coached executives and managers at Best Buy, Paramount Pictures, John Deere and Apple, as well as many Minnesota-based privately held companies and service firms. With energy and enthusiasm Cathy shares her networking savvy and marketing skills to guide leaders to define and reach goals for their teams and organizations. Her naturally competitive nature – Cathy runs, played rugby and was a Minnesota State Tennis Doubles Champion – is inspiring and contagious. Cathy earned her BA at Williams College and holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas. She is a national speaker, a columnist for the American City Business Journals, a Forbes Council Coach; a winner of the Minnesota Business Magazine’s “Real Power 50, and the National Association of Women Business Owners “Woman on the Way” award, given to a woman business owner who has demonstrated ahead-of-the-curve achievement for herself and her company.

Cathy is on the board of The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. She has worked at William Blair & Company, Fallon McElligott and Best Buy. She and her husband live in St. Paul with their three children and two dogs.