Embrace your Uniqueness through Human Design with Catherine Rivers

Season #2

Catherine Rivers shares how Human Design can help you step into and embrace more of who you are. She shares how she fully recovered from burnout and illness after learning to trust Human Design, and how this experience informs the way she coaches others. Cathy guides us through a foundational overview of Human Design, discusses how anchoring to fear or love can change how we express ourselves and encourages us all to live more deeply in ourselves. This episode reveals how human design can be a helpful guide to releasing external motivations, pressures and ‘shoulds’ in order to experience better alignment, flow and momentum in life.

Catherine Bio:

Catherine subscribes to the tenet that one size does not fit all.  With her keen insight she brings her clients the information they are missing so they can leverage their innate gifts and talents.

Some highlights from Cathy’s background that inform her perspective on coaching, authenticity and leadership include:  A Girl Scout since the age of 8; a classically trained violinist; inter-disciplinary studies at The Evergreen State College; over 20 years as an information technology executive working with large-scale, global business systems and numerous multi-million dollar implementation projects; 16 years of study with thought leaders on coaching, empowerment and leadership while bringing these concepts to private clients; an equestrian, horse breeder and trainer; on-going study of Human Design and a lifetime commitment to supporting others to be successful.

Connecting with Guest Catherine:

 Website: https://www.catherinerivers.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cathyrivershumandesign/

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyrivers

Connecting with Host ElizaBeth: 

ElizaBeth’s Website: https://www.energyhealingelizabeth.com/ 

ElizaBeth’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bethalexanderfitness/ 

Free Intro to Energy Hygiene Course: https://www.energyhealingelizabeth.com/offers/baCryudm


11:49- “We talk about human design as we each get to be unique. The big lesson is to honor our uniqueness, rather than fit in. ‘How do I fit in by being unique?’ is really the way I like to think about it.”

14:46 “Those norms–family norms, cultural norms, societal norms–they set up lots of shoulds. ‘I better. I should. It’s the way,’ and we get externally driven. And what I love about human design is it helps us become internally driven.”

22:05 “Human design is an experiential modality. You don’t think about your inner authority, your inner authority just guides you.” 

34:40 “Everybody can be successful. I truly believe everybody can get to the finish line at the same time. There’s no good design, bad design, one design isn’t faster than another or more effective. But if we are in alignment with our design, then there is this flow, this momentum that happens and we all get to the finish line at the same time.”

40:55 “I was a really good people pleaser for many, many years, and human design helped me to absolutely turn that one around as well.”

41:11 “By living into ourselves, it is, I truly believe, it is the most generous thing we do for the people in our lives. It’s an act of generosity. It is not an act of selfishness. We can give more by being whole and who we are, and we are giving authentically.”

43:50 “There is nothing negative about any aspect of human design, at all. If you end up conversing with somebody who paints any aspect of human design as negative, run. Don’t let it in. We do not need another modality that says you are ‘inherently wrong’... There are writings and speakings out there where that negative aspect of dimensions of a design sneak in, and that just breaks my heart.”

45:10 “The big piece about human design is that our minds aren’t very good at making decisions for our own personal path. That is the purpose of inner authority. Our minds are brilliant, we want to use them correctly, but they’re not good personal decision makers. They’re good at gathering data, but the moment your mind tries to figure something out for you you have totally stepped away from your inner wisdom.”

50:41 “When we work with our energetic make-up instead of against it, it creates this environment that allows all sorts of amazing healing to take place. We stop fighting at the DNA level. What can that do?” 

Referenced Links:  

Human Design Body Graph for Free: https://www.catherinerivers.com/free-human-design-chart/ 

Chetan Parkan - https://evolutionaryhumandesign.com/about/ 

Carola Eastwood - https://evolutionaryhumandesign.com/about/ 

Gene Keys - https://genekeys.com/ 

Will Whitesmith - Shaman: https://www.willwhitesmith.com/ 

Set up a 30-Minute Appointment with Cathy: https://www.catherinerivers.com/schedule-a-discovery-session/ 

Human Design without a Birth Time Blog Article: https://www.catherinerivers.com/2022/04/human-design-without-a-birth-time/


Host: ElizaBeth Alexander

Guest: Catherine Rivers

Producer: ElizaBeth Alexander 

Editor: Gage Hurley

Artwork: Jose Gonzalez 

Music: NOVVA