Cathy Carlisi is a managing director of BrightHouse, a Boston Consulting Group company. BrightHouse is a global creative consultancy that pioneered the practice of helping organizations uncover their timeless purpose to grow their people, profits, and social impact. In addition, Cathy serves as President of BrightHouse for the Americas.

Cathy is an expert in purpose articulation, activation, and integration, as well as ideation, employee engagement, and purpose-driven leadership. She joined BrightHouse shortly after it was founded and helped grow its processes, products, frameworks, and staff into the premier purpose consultancy. She has led seminal work across geographies and industries from financial to consumer to industrial goods.

Prior to BrightHouse, Cathy worked in advertising at top tier shops including Carmichael Lynch and Fallon. She is also a published poet and experienced public speaker.


  • BA, Society of Wilkins’ Scholars, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, The University of the South, Sewanee


  • EQB Award Recipient, a recognition for outstanding impact in business, leadership, community, educational, or philanthropic endeavors