Keynote Speaker

Leather History Preservation Weekend 2017

Keynote Historian

Catherine Gross

I am an educator and a Master Certified Coach. I offer classes that focus on relationships, dominance and submission, physical skills, Master/slave, improving your sex life, personal development, house management, service, keeping relationships healthy and much more.  I’ve logged 4000+ education hours teaching Servant’s Retreat alone. I have served on local and national boards, judged contests, staffed conferences in a variety of positions, emceed and produced events/fundraisers for several charities and organizations. I am currently the producer of SouthEast LeatherFest and a board member of Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M).

I have presented classes at 600+ organizations. I was presented with Black Rose's Vaughn Keith National Educator Award in 2002 and Pantheon of Leather Southeast Region Service Award 2006, Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year award in 2006, Jack Stice Memorial Award 2016. I am a founder of the Women’s Leather History Program.

I have written a safety manual in use by more than a dozen organizations scattered from coast to coast. You can download a copy on my website.  Visit my sites at and Follow me on Tweeter @SuccessCoachMCC and @BDSMClasses

I created Servant's Retreat I & II, Nine Fold Path Seminar, and Foundations in Mastery. I am known for life changing weekend seminars. My new seminar is called Inviting the Muse: Longevity & Creativity in your M/s and D/s life. I love people and being able to go deep with them is one of the great privileges of my life. 

"Teaching provides me with great joy. I love seeing emotional and intellectual connections made in class discussions. We've all contributed to educating each other in many ways. It's my great fortune to participate in the creation of these moments."