Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6pm at the Ramada Inn

Catherine Bell

Image Consultant

catherine-bell-women-entrepreneurs-cornwallCatherine is a dynamic international trainer, image professional, author, and an expert source for global print media, television and radio. For over 22 years, she has been a success catalyst for both businesses and individuals as they have utilized her expertise on personal branding, presentation skills, personal style and color, professional attire, business and social etiquette, multi-generational communications, and business networking. Her warm, engaging style immediately connects her with her clients.
Catherine is one of only 12 Canadian Certified Image Professionals, an Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the prestigious AICI Award of Excellence in Education and has served on the AICI International Board, as well as many other committees to promote excellence in the image industry.
Catherine always customizes her work on the ABCs of image – appearance, behaviour and communication – so that her clients, who range from well-known multi-national corporations to entrepreneurs, are assured that the messages they convey are what they intend.
A former Fashion Designer, Merchandise Manager, Professor, and BNI (Business Network International) Assistant Director, Catherine also currently teaches career strategies to St. Lawrence College students.
Catherine is author of Empower Your Presence: How to Build True Wealth with Your Personal Brand and Image (2013), and Managing Your Image Potential: Creating Good Impressions in Business (1997, 2001), and contributing author to Masters of Networking: Creating Relationships for Your Pocketbook and Soul (2000).
A polio survivor, Catherine also volunteers on the Board of March of Dimes Canada (MODC), is Vice-chair of the MODC Not-for-Profit Housing Corporation, President of H’art School of Smiles Board, and a board member at Rustle Church. She was also a delegate to the United Nations’ Roundtable on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Catherine is also a member of several Kingston networking groups because she believes that encouraging other business owners and developing rich relationships lead to true wealth.

TOPIC: Your Body language Speaks Louder than Words

Body language experts say that we have the ability to send out and read more than 700,000 different non-verbal cues through our body language and paralanguage. The posture you adopt at a client meeting, the way you walk into a networking event, the movement of your hands when giving a presentation and the direction your feet are pointing when you want to leave a conversation all speak louder than your actual words. Certified Image Professional, Catherine Bell, will show you how to use gestures and posture to your advantage, in order to ensure that you are conveying the messages that you intend. The more you know about body language, the more effective a communicator you will be.

  by June 19, 2017 – 5p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
Doreen Ashton Wagner


TOPIC: Recognizing Money Blocks

by September 25, 2017 – 5p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
Candace Bergen


TOPIC: On being the Speaker of the Minority House of Commons

by October 23, 2017 – 5p.m.



Thursday, November 23, 2017, 6pm at the Ramada Inn


TOPIC: Creating the perfect Elevator Speech

by November 20 , 2017 – 5p.m.


Thursday, December 07, 2017, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
To be determined



by December 4, 2017 – 5p.m.


Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
Melissa Dawn

TOPIC: The Secret to Strong Branding & Marketing  – 

What they teach you in business school is how to create marketing campaigns by analyzing your target market and competitors, then deciding to either build on what’s been successful for others or try something completely different to stand out. What they don’t teach you is how to create truly authentic marketing campaigns. For truly authentic marketing, you don’t start with an external analysis. You start with an internal one.
This presentation will teach you how to brand yourself and your business in a way that is truly unique to you.

As a life coach, business coach and motivational speaker, Melissa provides step-by-step guidance on how to free yourself from your day job to create a life and business you are excited to wake up to. But not just excited – orgasmically joyful.

Melissa left her successful career as an award-winning VP in business and marketing because she wasn’t satisfied with just “creating successful products, marketing campaigns, and surpassing sales objectives.” Melissa wanted to be of greater service to others – to help professionals and business owners get out of the place they are not happy in by helping them to identify their unique value and learn how to bring it forward with confidence in life and business. She guides them in connecting with their hearts to make decisions from that inner guidance instead of from their heads. She believes that when people make decisions from that place, the path they choose is much more fulfilling.

Melissa is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.com, has been featured on many podcasts such as Entrepreneur on Fire, as well as Breakfast Television, CJAD Radio, the Edmonton Journal, and more. She is the author of the book, “I Attract What I Am” which is about transforming failures into an orgasmically joyful life and business.

She is a certified coach and trained energy practitioner. Her CEO of Your Life & Business VIP Coaching Program, CEO of Your Life & Business Online Course and Be True to You Motivational Speaking Presentations attract thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world.

by January 22, 2018 – 5p.m.


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
Candy Pollard – Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre


by February 19, 2018 – 5p.m.


Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
Seanna Lawrence

TOPIC: Better Business Bureau

by March 19, 2018 – 5p.m.


Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
To be determined


by April 16 2018 – 5p.m.


Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
Julie Blais Comeau

TOPIC: To be announced

by May 21, 2018 – 5p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
To be determined


by June 18, 2018 – 5p.m.