Twice voted Australian Keynote speaker of the year Catherine DeVrye is a best-selling author and past winner of the Australian Executive Woman of the Year Award. She is an outstanding communicator with proven international management experience in the private and public sectors-speaking globally on customer service, disruption/change and resilience to turn obstacles into opportunities in our professional and personal lives. Combining the energy of Gen Y with the experience of a Baby Boomer, Catherine has the 'street cred' to deliver the results you're after...
A former IBM executive, Catherine held roles in sales, marketing, communication and management development; and spent two years in Tokyo as Asia Pacific Headquarters Human Resource Manager.
Catherine DeVrye was a former board member of the 3rd largest police service in the world, past CEO of Young 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.Read More
Her autobiography, Who Says I Can’t?, was released by Random House and nominated for the National Biography Award. Other best sellers, translated into over a dozen languages, include Paperclips Don’t Grow on Trees-Add Value not cost to your bottom line, Hope Happens!…Words of Encouragement for Tough Times, Hot Lemon & Honey…Reflections For Success in Times of Change, The Customer Service Zoo and Good Service is Good Business, which was a # 1 bestseller in Australia and Taiwan.
Catherine holds a Master of Science degree and has attended short courses at Harvard and the Mt Eliza Business School-but believes the best education is common sense!
Catherine DeVrye is one of the most sought-after speakers in Australia and always in search of new material- she completed a trek to Timbuktu in 2007, she has cycled over the Andes, climbed 20,000’ to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and was given the honour to carry the Olympic Torch on the day of the opening ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She always customises material to your theme and her delightfully humorous approach to presenting serious content has earned her repeat business on 5 continents amongst clients such as American Express, AT&T, Australian Tourism, Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, 3M, Mercedes, Qantas, Red Cross, Royal Australian Airforce, World Triathlon Championships.Read Less
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