Here's what Vision Partying participants have to say...
The entire process was a ton of fun and really made me think about my goals. Going forward, I will look for opportunities to get me closer to my goals I was able to set. Cathy was a great host who provided encouragement throughout. I look forward to doing another board when my goals from this one become a reality!
There are some people who leave a mark on the person you become, without even knowing or trying to shape who you grow to be. Cathy Gruss was one of those people for me. Her integrity and vivacious spirit are just a few of the qualities that make her so special. She possesses a soft strength and wisdom.
Cathy is a beautiful person outside but even more so inside. She knows each person’s struggles and tries to help and be supportive and encouraging throughout each journey. She truly is a wonderful human being who deserves much success and happiness.
I first met Cathy about 20 years ago when I had the privilege of working with her. We had an instant bond; we were both working moms with children in similar stages of life, and we were both encouraged by sharing our stories with each other. Circumstances took us on different paths for a while. But then, a few years ago, I was blessed to once again, share my work days with my beautiful friend! The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Cathy is joy. She was blessed with a joy in her heart that bubbles up and out to everyone she meets. Of course, as with all of us, the world has tried to smother that joy, but she will not have it. She surrounds herself with inspiration and motivation that fans the flames of joy and love in her life. Cathy loves to learn, and she loves to learn how to make life better, not just for herself, but for everyone in her life. She is a loving and encouraging wife, a selfless mother to four children, a caring daughter to her aging parents, an excellent and dedicated employee, and a sweet and thoughtful friend to anyone blessed enough to have met her. Probably the most important thing about Cathy is her faith. She believes that God is good and that he is constantly working though the feasts and famines in her life for good, molding and making her to accomplish all the good he has planned for her. And she believes that God’s ultimate purpose for her is to be a source of love and encouragement to those that God has placed on her path. And to this purpose, I see her strive every day. I can think of no better person to help others realize and achieve their goals and dreams than a fellow sojourner who will lead and encourage each person who is blessed enough to travel alongside her through this life we have each been called to.
Leslie Herrmann Family Reunion
We incorporated a Vision Party into our family reunion and it was a big hit! Our group ranged in age from 14 to 93, and everyone agreed that the creative pursuit was a great way to spend time together. We learned something about ourselves and each other. One family member said, “I learned so much from Cathy! I just wish I’d done this 80 years sooner.”
The venue is magical, everything was supplied for us. It was truly a wonderful experience.
Cathy the owner was wonderful, very knowledgeable and a gracious host.
I loved the experience and want to bring my friends here to experience it.