Catherine DeVrye

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About Catherine DeVrye

DeVrye… Develops ideas – Delights audiences – Delivers results.

Her impressive client list, with repeat business from Fortune 500 companies, government, small business and associations, shows she fulfilled that promise. Speaking globally on 5 continents-on customer service, change, leadership, adding value to the team, and turning obstacles to opportunities in our professional and personal lives through resilience-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.

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. Be In It fitness campaign. Her diverse, hands-on experience means she’s ‘walked the talk’ and can relate to real life, everyday situations.

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 & elite athletes. Always in search of new material, this thought leader even trekked to Timbuktu! A keen sportswoman and adventurer, she’s bicycled over the Andes, scaled peaks in the Antarctic & climbed 20,000′ 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 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. 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.

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