Speakers Profile - Catherine DeVrye

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#1 Best-selling author

Former Australian Executive Woman of the Year

Don't you wish you could find a speaker who truly understands your conference needs?

Well, here's one who does. Long before her standing ovations, she was sitting in your chair, signing cheques for professional speakers that IBM used at incentive events. Catherine DeVrye later vowed to not only deliver an entertaining and educational message but to be easy to work with off the platform.

Her impressive client list, with repeat business from Fortune 500 companies, government, small business and associations, shows that she's succeeded in that promise. Speaking globally on 5 continents on customer service, change and turning obstacles to opportunities in our professional and personal lives. DeVrye is an inspirational communicator with proven hands-on international management experience in the private and public sectors as both a corporate businesswoman and small business owner.

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. CDV Management stands for Clients Deserve Value and that commitment to excellence and quality will contribute to the success of your next event.

Develops ideas, Designs Content, Delights audiences & Delivers results

She brings the latest theory and research to life through practical, common sense examples. In dynamic presentations to board level or front line staff, she 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. And, hundreds of client testimonials prove that she's been able to achieve that!

No wonder people like the late Sir Edmund Hillary, 1st man on top of Everest, Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul; best-selling novelist Bryce Courtenay, Dr Edward DeBono and countless business leaders have endorsed her books.

Catherine is a best-selling author of 7 non-fiction books, translated into over a dozen languages, including "Hope Happens!" "Words of encouragement for Tough Times" "Hot Lemon & Honey" reflections for success in times of change "The Customer Service Zoo" "Japan, an A-Z Guide" "Sports Marketing & Promotion" and "Good Service is Good Business?7 Strategies for Success", which was a #1 best seller in Australia and Taiwan.

Her autobiography, "Who Says I Can't?" was first released by Random House and nominated for the Australian National Biography Award. It is recently published in North America by McArthur Press as "Serendipity Road - a memoir". On the cover, Bryce Courtenay says: 'story of hope and perseverance - when's the movie?'

Her newest book released August 2010 is titled "Paperclips Don't Grow on Trees" Add Value; not cost to your bottom line, with a jacket comment by Dr Edward DeBono.

A former IBM executive, Catherine held roles in sales, marketing, communication and management development; and spent 2 years in Tokyo as Asia Pacific Headquarters Human Resource Manager.

Honoured as an Australia Day Ambassador, she is 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. Be In It fitness campaign.

One of the most sought after speakers in Australia today featured in Who's Who of Australian Women, Catherine has spoken to business leaders, prime ministers and elite athletes. Always in search of new material she has even trekked to Timbuktu!

A keen sportswoman and adventurer, she's bicycled over the Andes, scaled peaks in the Antarctic and climbed 20,000 ft to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. She was given the honour to carry the Olympic Torch on the day of the opening ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympics plus has a heart warming story of her personal journey. Yet she believes the biggest challenges of all are those we face in our everyday lives as we adopt a positive attitude in the face of adversity to move forward.

She fully understands your challenge of putting together a successful conference program. Catherine won't let you down and guarantees satisfaction or a money back guarantee.

Some of her most frequently requested presentations include:

* Good Service is Good Business: 7 strategies for Success
* Success...Turning Obstacles to Opportunities as you keep hope happening
* Conquering the Challenge of Change

If you're looking for serious content to complement your theme, customised in a delightfully humorous manner, if you want a motivational speaker who is easy to work with plus has a solid track record of success and understands your needs ... look no further than Catherine DeVrye.

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