Igniting audiences around the world SINCE 2008
She once got caught hiding from an executive VP … and lived to tell about it. 18 years later, Catherine is a highly-sought global speaker with loads of proven success in recruiting, sales, leadership and business growth. From a global high-tech firms in South Africa to soldiers in Kuwait and a packed auditorium in Minneapolis, her message resonates just as well: You CAN love what you do for a living … but it won’t just land in your lap.
No matter what the topic is, you can count on Catherine to deliver the good, the bad and the “Are you kiddin’ me?!” with shocking honesty … and a healthy dose of fun.
When she’s not out helping people chase their dreams, she’s chasing fun with her husband and two young superheroes (boys) in the Twin Cities (Minnesota). She's a voracious reader, globetrotter and fair-weather SCUBA diver. Oh, and by the way … she owns a zebra. His name is Joe.
“As an event producer, I’ve worked with hundreds of top-shelf speakers. I highly recommend Catherine as a keynote presenter. She is polished, professional and connects immediately with every audience. I’ve watched her ignite crowds as large as 500, all over Minneapolis, MN and Dallas, TX. Her message is always on target and really inspires people to break through their fears and take action.”Carolyn Vinup, Event Management, Business & Partnership Development
"Inspiring, Empowering, Transformational. Catherine is a master at seeing each person and situation as unique. (She) has a diverse and versatile style which attracts her to all levels from college students to CEOs, women and men, from all walks of life. Quite honestly, she's the real deal, she has successfully lived what she teaches and it works."Anne Pryor, Global LinkedIn Trainer & Thought Leader and Social Media Consultant
“Catherine was a 2013 recipient of our Exceptional Businesswomen Award … and panel moderator. She is a fantastic public speaker and has a way of making the audience feel so comfortable both through humor and honest life references. Her enthusiasm for wanting women to find their passion is infectious. Thank you, Catherine for helping us to take this event to the next level of success!”Krista Jech, Account Manager Broadcasting
"What an awesome person to work with! Catherine brings an energy and enthusiasm that is truly rare. I watched her work (with) recruiters in our organization and transform completely the way they approach their career and their professional practices. I love her optimism and zest for helping people discover their true professional purpose in life. I look forward to working with her again!"Joe Himmelberg, VP & Development Leader
“Catherine has the experience and the personality that drives success. I highly recommend her. Catherine was my first recruiting manager in the IT consulting world. She helped me to understand that to be good in this field you need to be making smart hiring decisions, be proactive, build relationships, and have some fun while you’re at it. She understands what tools and methodologies are required to do well – but also what traits and characteristics are needed to be successful.”Jake Wyant, Director – Staffing & Capacity Planning
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"Honest, hard-hitting. Fun!" Over 50,000 attendees from South Africa to Minneapolis agree: you can count on Catherine to deliver a high-impact, high-energy and fun experience. Whether your group is a large conference with 1,000+ people or a more intimate gathering of 20-50, you can count on her to tailor her talk to meet your needs. Bring her in to deliver a talk they'll be talking about for years to come.