Catherine DeVrye is an inspirational communicator with proven hands-on international management experience in the private and public sectors – as both a corporate business woman and small business owner.
Catherine is an inspirational presenter who combines substance with humour to inspire, motivate and serve as a catalyst for others to strive to achieve the best in themselves and their organisations.
Combining Gen Y energy with Baby-boomer experience, she has the ’street cred’ to deliver the results you’re after. Her business name sums up her philosophy. Catherine brings the latest theory and research to life through practical, common sense examples. She motivates and inspires audiences around the world with her insights honed through an extensive career in the public and private sectors.
Twice voted Australian Keynote Speaker of the Year; Telstra Australian Executive Woman of the Year;-2016 Financial Review Top 100 Women of Influence; Catherine helps boost the bottom line and employee morale. With top global brands as clients, her presentations on customer service, managing change & resilience to turn obstacles to opportunities has earned repeat business on 5 continents. She is the best-selling author of 9 non-fiction books, translated into over a dozen languages; plus biographies & corporate histories.
A former IBM executive, Catherine DeVrye held roles in sales, marketing, communication and management/leadership development; and spent 2 years in Tokyo as Asia Pacific Headquarter’s Human Resource Manager. Honoured as an Australia Day Ambassador – and National Speaker’s Association of Australia Keynote Speaker of the Year in 2010 she was a former board member of the 3rd largest police service in the world, past CEO of Junior Achievement Australia and worked for Ministers of Consumer Affairs, Education and Sport, where she was involved in the establishment of the Life. A keen sportswoman and adventurer, she’s cycled over the Andes, scaled peaks in the Antarctic and climbed to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.