Civility Partners at 15 Years!

by Feb 14, 2024

2024 marks an incredible milestone for us—our 15th-anniversary celebration! Yes, you read that right—15 years of making a positive impact on over 270 organizations served, thousands of employees, and millions of people worldwide! Thanks to the vision of our founder and CEO, Catherine Mattice.

Our History

Catherine started Civility Partners in 2009 with one mission – building a community of thriving individuals, starting at the place they spend the majority of their time: the workplace.

In case you don’t know, her journey began as the HR director of an organization, where she personally witnessed the physical and psychological effects of a toxic work environment, both as a target and an HR representative.

She saw firsthand how costly toxic behavior is to individuals and organizations. While working there, she obtained her master’s degree from San Diego State University, and dove into the world of workplace bullying. 

She discovered a debilitating problem that needed to be solved and despite so many telling her not to build a company focused on solving that problem, she did it anyway. 

From the humble beginnings of working as a solopreneur in her apartment, she has grown Civility Partners into the team it is today and has helped organizations across the globe build positive workplace cultures.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple yet powerful: partnering with clients to cultivate positive workplace environments.  Over the past decade and a half, we’ve passionately shared this message on various platforms. From gracing the TEDx stage to being featured in news outlets and publications, we’ve seized every opportunity to spread the word.  It’s been an amazing ride connecting with diverse audiences and making waves in conversations about workplace culture.


Our Team

Our team members are more than just colleagues; they are contributors to the unique culture we’ve cultivated. Each person, with their skills, ideas, and dedication, has played a crucial role in shaping Civility Partners into what it is today. As we continue to grow and evolve, our team remains at the heart of our success. Their collective efforts drive us forward, and we’re excited about the future collaborations that will further shape our journey!


Our Achievements

We’re not just about talk; our actions have earned us recognition from different award platforms throughout the years.  It’s incredibly humbling to see our commitment to positive workplaces acknowledged and celebrated.  These awards are not just for us; they’re a testament to the collaborative efforts of our team and the positive impact we’ve made together.


A Gift to You

Whether you’ve been with us on this incredible journey or are just joining our community, thank you so much for believing in us!

As a token of our gratitude, we’re offering you exclusive content on the Culture Maturity Model, a guide detailing the stages organizations undergo to enhance their culture. And we’re making our course, From Bystander to Upstander, free for you!

Now, we’d love to hear from you. How have our content, resources, and webinars impacted you and your organization? Your feedback means the world to us, so please take a moment to share your thoughts here. Thank you for being a part of our story!

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About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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