Someone who understands your conference needs-Get results through learning and laughter to gain a competitive edge.

Long before standing ovations, Catherine was an IBM executive in Australia, Tokyo and Hong Kong with roles in sales, marketing, HR, communication. At one stage, in your shoes, responsible for incentive events and leadership programs, she vowed to not only deliver an entertaining, educational and motivational message from the stage but to be easy to work with off stage.

The best-selling author of 9 books, translated into over a dozen languages is an inspirational communicator with proven hands-on international experience in the private and public sectors as both a corporate businesswoman and small business owner. Named in 2016 by the Financial Review as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia…

DeVrye…Develops ideas-Delights audiences-Delivers results uniquely tailored to your brief. Combining Gen Y energy with Baby-boomer experience and wisdom, her ‘street cred’ adds value to any event.



A catalyst for change, dynamic presentations merge research and thought leadership with practical, common sense examples; a mix of substance and humour to inspire, motivate and empower others to achieve the best in themselves and their organisations. Repeat bookings on 5 continents with thousands of client testimonials give you peace of mind she won’t let you down.

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. Honored as an Australia Day Ambassador, she was a board member of the 3rd largest police service in the world,  CEO of Junior Achievement and worked for Ministers of Consumer Affairs, Education and Sport, where she helped establish the Life. Be In It fitness campaign. Her diverse hands on experience means she’s ‘walked the talk’ and relates to real life, everyday situations.

She holds a Master of Science degree and has attended short courses at Harvard University and The Melbourne MT. Elize Business School, where she also lectured; as well as IMD in Switzerland. Yet this former teacher still believes the best education is common sense! She touches the head and the heart to shift attitude and empower action.

Speaker Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most versatile and 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, this thought leader even trekked to Timbuktu! An active surf lifesaver, sportswoman and adventurer, she’s cycled over the Andes, scaled peaks in the Antarctic and climbed 20,000’ to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa and beyond Everest Base Camp.

She was given the honour to carry the Olympic Torch on the day of the opening ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics-plus has an inspirational, heart-warming story of her personal journey from an orphanage in Canada-to being a cancer survivor-which she sometimes shares depending on your brief. Grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer with street kids in Vietnam and South Africa, 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 become more resilient-and move forward.

She fully understands your challenge of putting together a dynamic conference program and getting better ‘buy-in’ to key management messages-to maximize performance of human capital. Catherine won’t let you down and guarantees satisfaction or a money back guarantee.

If you’re looking for thought provoking, yet practical ‘takeaways’, presented in a delightfully humorous manner-If you want to boost the bottom line and staff morale-If you want a motivational speaker who is easy to work with plus has a solid track record of success and understands your needs-take a look at Catherine’s demo video and thousands of client comments. Results speak for themselves.

Her versatility, experience and wisdom will act as a catalyst to maximise organisational profit and individual potential; and contribute to the success of your next event.

Real content-Real funny-Real life!

If you’re after a top female motivational speaker, contact Catherine for a no obligation chat about your desired results;