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Share Your Story

Pursue your writing dreams and leave a legacy with your story and you will transform most of all.

Find Your Purpose

Discover your real purpose and develop a plan to live in alignment with your true self.

Live Your Dreams

Develop the mindset, strategies, and accountability to achieve your goals and go after your dreams.

Transform Your Team

Delivering learning experiences that meet the needs of today’s learners and create business results.


Who Is Cassandra

Cassandra Washington is the Chief Visionary Officer and founder of One Degree Shift, a unique learning community of like-minded individuals working together to make a difference in the world around them. Cassandra’s professional development firm, Exceed Resources, works with organizations to develop world-class content and deliver highly effective training programs. An extremely gifted communicator, best-selling author, international trainer, Licensed True Purpose Coach® and Certified Dream Coach®, Cassandra coaches clients privately, in small groups, and in her thriving virtual community of difference makers.

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Be a Difference Maker!

You are here to make a difference, no matter what your age or stage in life. But… you were never meant to do it alone! We all need encouragement, accountability, and someone to challenge us to awaken the difference maker inside. One Degree Shift is that kind of community!

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Share Your Story

Pursue your writing dreams, inspire others with your story, and you will transform most of all.

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Find Your Purpose

Find Your Purpose

Discover your real purpose and develop a plan to live in alignment with your true self.

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Live Your Dreams

Develop the mindset, strategies, and accountability to achieve your goals and go after your dreams.

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My life has changed dramatically since joining Cassandra’s group programs. And, having her as my
life coach as I continued my transformation is the best investment I could ever give myself.
I am very thankful for this community!

Sue Corbran

My coaching experience with Cassandra has been amazing. She is warm, grounded, kind,
and has a gift to get to the heart of your needs and guide you where you want to go. Cassandra has
had a definite hand in guiding and advising me to develop and grow. I highly recommend her.

Allison McFadden

My life would still be stuck in limbo without Cassandra’s guidance and
One Degree Shift. Cassandra truly has a gift to lead others to personal and
spiritual growth. Check her out! You won’t be disappointed.

Johnnene Addison-Gay

I am so blessed to be a part of the communication training with Cassandra! Very nice
to be in a learning environment with such a patient, inspiring, listening mentor. I look
forward to more and more. Her authenticity is a breath of fresh air.

Heather Rial

It is easy to get overwhelmed thinking we have to make huge changes all at once.
I love the power of small shifts that make a tremendous difference in the long run,
and I love the support and encouragement I receive from my One Degree Shift community!

Jillann Micek

One Degree Shift is renewing my vision to make a difference. I feel encouraged to grow personally and to begin making shifts
in my mindset in several areas. Having a community available anytime I choose to turn on my computer is both encouraging
and challenging. It makes me feel more accountable even though I may never meet anyone in the group in person.

Miriam Ilgenfritz

The biggest value for me is being among a community of people who share the same desire to be successful in life.
We overcome obstacles together, and we share what works for success. Most importantly, we support one another,
inspire and motivate each other, and ensure we work towards one common goal — to accomplish and achieve our dreams.

Ilda Grimaldo

The accountability, coaching, and teaching has made me more aware. I catch myself
in a self-sabotaging behavior or reaction and realize that I am not giving myself the credit
I deserve. I have a more positive attitude, and people notice it!

Kathi Palmer

Cassandra is truly gifted and approachable. She creates a great environment to learn and grow
without the fear of making a mistake. Cassandra makes you want to be better leader.

Andrew W. Brewington III