Motivational Speaking

Motivational Living   

What is your mindset? How are you thinking about yourself and how are you projecting it out to the world? Are you staying positive? Are you attracting what you want? Catherine has created a life of making dreams a reality. Flourishing self-esteem and empowerment is her forte.

Catherine is now represented by the world's leading business speakers bureaus, Big Speak. Based out of Santa Barbara, CA and with a mission of: INSPIRING LIVES, TRANSFORMING ORGANIZATIONS, IMPROVING THE WORLD, we can't think of a better fit!  Big Speak represents such mega-game changers as Magic Johnson, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, and Brene Brown, to name just a few. Catherine is thrilled to be in such incredible company and looking forward to speaking at your corporate or professional association event.  
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Speaking Topics

Style your closet... style your life!

Join the growing list of attendees that are learning how to showcase their best selves through confident style expression. FASHION EMPOWERMENT. Enjoy a two-hour entertaining and instructional presentation, fashion show and surprise activities. Guests leave newly inspired to embark upon living their life in style, their way.


Whiskey & Wardrobe

Men woke up to their fashion sense and have realized that how they look directly affects how they feel. And they want to feel GOOD. As a personal fashion stylist, Catherine of CB StyleMaker finds styling men to be one of her favorite tasks. She has found that a wardrobe refresh for men can really elevate and improve their lives and relationships. Men come to get a style reboot and leave with a whole fashion empowerment attitude!


My Book 

Isn’t it ironic? Weddings are what I do for a living. Weekend after weekend I witness the coming together of two people and their families, yet here I am experiencing the split of my own marriage.

I started this book for therapeutic reasons. Journaling helped me understand my thoughts and emotions about the end of my first marriage, and allowed me to come to terms with the realization that the man I was married to no longer wanted me.

As I wrote it, I realized I was really writing this book for my sons. I want them to know and understand that life is full of the unexpected. I want them to know that it doesn’t matter what happens (because something unexpected will definitely happen), it’s how you handle it. I want them to know that even though I’m sad and disappointed and hurting, love never goes away.

Lastly, I realized I was writing this book to make sense of the nothing I was. I don’t mean that I had terrible self-esteem. I felt like nothing because I had nothing to come back to. I didn’t have me. I lost the core essence of me and it was terrifying and lonely. I didn’t have my philosophy, my beliefs, or my own wisdom to draw from. It was gone, temporarily, of course, but gone. It was shattered like a bulldozer smashing a house’s foundation.

That time, that year, that space, I had no beliefs and I couldn’t find the intuition. I couldn’t come back to me because there was no me. The very hardest was that I was missing me. I couldn’t function. It was excruciating. It was so unfamiliar and scary. As I wrote, I realized I was writing this book about how I was going to bring the demolished foundation of my life back together again..

I began slowly assembling the smaller chunks of my life. The craziest epiphany was that although I was physically alone for the first time in my life, I never felt lonely. This is huge coming from a person who was not even conceived alone. I shared a womb and all the stages of growing up with my triplet sisters. I partnered with a man I thought I would be with forever at age twenty! What did I know about being alone? Realizing that I did not feel lonely was the greatest self-esteem boost.

Throughout the process of writing this book, I relied heavily on positive self-talk. I never wavered in the belief that I must love even when the other doesn’t love me back. On our wedding day, we promised that we would love through good times and bad. Not that we will love only under the one condition that they will love us back.

By the end, I realized that my message is to get to know you. Be your best friend. Study yourself as though you’re in college again taking “You101.” It will save you like it saved me. Love Never Goes Away. It shifts, it moves, but it never goes away. This is what I know!