Faculty

Catherine Bell

Focus: Image and etiquette

Catherine Bell is the author of a new book entitled Empower Your Presence, How to Build True Wealth with Your Personal Brand and Image.  She is a dynamic international speaker, educator, and President of PRIME Impressions who is frequently quoted in print media and has been an expert image and etiquette source for national television and radio.  She is one of only 13 Certified Image Professionals in Canada, an Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Hall of Fame inductee, and is considered one of the top image experts globally.

Catherine is a catalyst for success as both businesses and individuals utilize her expertise concerning the ABCs of image – appearance, behaviour and communication.  Since opening her image consultancy in 1994, organizations have benefitted from her ability to customize fun, interactive seminars on personal branding, powerful presentations, impression management, business and casual attire, social and business etiquette, working a room, multi-generational communications, and business networking to meet professional development needs.

A former Assistant Director for Business Network International, she is a contributing author to The New York Times bestseller, Masters of Networking, and her other book, Managing Your Image Potential: Creating Good Impressions in Business, is used around the world.  A polio survivor, Catherine is on the Board of March of Dimes Canada.

Catherine has been a guest on Canada AM, TV Ontario, CBC Radio, and CBC NewsWorld, and has been frequently  featured in The Globe and MailThe Financial Post, The New York Times, The Las Vegas Review Journal, Canadian Business, More Magazine, Your Workplace, Profit, and several Sun Media and online publications.

Catherine’s workshops are always customized and have included topics such as:

  • Brand YOU! Managing Your Personal Brand
  • Powerful Presentations
  • Business and Social Protocol
  • Multi-Generational Communications
  • Building Client Relationships

Awards and Recognition:

  • AICI’s prestigious Award of Excellence in Education
  • Ontario Government International Year of Volunteers Award
  • Ontario March of Dimes - Reverend Essex Award for Outstanding Volunteering
  • Delegate to the United Nations Roundtable on the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Catherine Bell Headshot
Books:
  • Empower Your Presence