Igniting audiences around the world SINCE 2008
She once got caught hiding from an Executive VP … and lived to tell about it. 20 years later, Catherine Byers Breet is a highly-sought global speaker who has consistently delivered a 545% profit for her clients, ten years in a row. She teaches people how to accelerate their careers through honest, hard-hitting insights & proven strategies for success.
Where it all began …
“My boss sat me down and said ‘We are not the Red Cross; you can’t help everyone. So, stop trying … or you will never succeed as a recruiter.’ That was my first lesson in recruiting at a global consulting firm. It was also the defining moment in my career … and I came back fighting. As I stared back at my manager that day and said “Okay,” I shouted at him on the inside: “Watch me. I WILL find a way to do both.” 9 years later, I launched ARBEZ and did exactly that: I found a way to help everyone. I’m so glad you’re here, because I can’t wait to help YOU make your career dreams your reality.” – Catherine Byers Breet
Catherine has been hiring, launching and managing top-rated pros since 1997. She has worked in recruiting, sales and leadership positions for global and national firms – driving millions in sales and maximizing profits.
She has worked with executives in the advertising, agriculture, CPG, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, medical device, retail and technology industries.
From global high-tech firms in South Africa, to a groups of project managers in China, to an auditorium in Dallas, Texas Catherine's 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.
I highly recommend Catherine as a keynote presenter. She is polished, professional and connects to her audience. She engaged over 500 career seekers as the Keynote presenter. Her message was on target and she helps (people) break through their fears and commit to a new path.Carolyn Vinup, Event Management, Business & Partnership Development
Inspiring, Empowering, Transformational, the ARBEZ Methodology provides a unique and tested approach to accelerating success … Catherine is a master at seeing each person and situation as unique and through her expertise in the staffing agency business; in HR and one on one with clients she is unique in seeing all aspects. Catherine 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
I hired Catherine to run a LinkedIn Profile Workshop at our CHS TechKnowledge conference. Catherine did a fantastic job simultaneously engaging an in-person audience in our auditorium along with a remote audience that was connected from across the country. In the end, CHS has a better online presence and our people are better connected as a result of Catherine's work.Zach Hughes, VP, IT Development & Operations
Catherine and the Arbez team are a draw for our online events. Their smartly-produced content, marketing ideas, and tech know-how work together in our favor, delivering hundreds and hundreds of participants to multiple webinars. Attendee feedback is consistently stellar. The have quality systems in place, while continually sparking innovation. Truly a high-caliber and productive partner.Dan Zautis, Marketing Director
I have had the priviledge of seeing Catherine in action. Not only is she a compelling speaker but she wears her heart for what she does on her sleeve.Dierdre Van Nest, Speaking Skills Expert
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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.