Cathy Skala

Cues and Views

CureX CEO and founder, Cathy Skala, in brief.

Cathy Skala

Home: Greater Birmingham, AL.   Age: 39 forever.  Birthplace: Oak Park, IL.  Organization: CureX, LLC.  Title: Founder and CEO.

Hobbies: Collecting cookbooks.  Last book read: Great Circle, by Maggie Shipstead.  Recently viewed and recommended: The Morning Show.  Recent unique acquisition: Our retirement home on the lake.

What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Genuine (I asked her!).  What is your greatest joy? My son (still).  What is your greatest fear? Heights.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Travel, travel, travel.  How do you relieve stress? Yoga.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Beaches.

What book have you repeatedly read? The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? North by Northwest.  What is the best advice you received in your career? Do not be afraid!  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Cell phone.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? The shower.

What change would you like to see in the world? Acceptance of different points of view.  What message do you want to send out into the world Enjoy life!  What widely held belief do you reject? Rice causes birds to die by inflating their stomachs until they burst.

What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Audrey Hepburn.  What object would you save first from your burning home? A picture of my dad holding my 1 week old son.  My dad checked himself out of the ICU to do so.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Anything with my husband and son.

Personal motto: Laugh every day.  Favorite quote: "Vision without execution is hallucination" (Thomas Edison).  Desired epitaph: I told you I was sick.

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