Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6pm at the Ramada Inn
Doris has been digging into women’s financial literacy ever since ending up nearly $400,000 in debt after her first husband’s death, when she was only thirty-two. Persistence, determination and a singular focus on results led her to climb out of debt in two years and develop a substantial real estate portfolio over the following ten years.
Doris has since been president of a local real estate investors’ organization, developed a successful Rent to Own company, and published her first book, Protect Your Purse. She is now using her hard-won financial literacy to help other women rock their finances through her workshops and speaking engagements.
Not one to be satisfied with superficial answers to questions, Doris constantly scours the literature to uncover why women, on the whole, are more financially vulnerable than men, what can be done about it, and what really works.
She shares her findings, and her passion, via her blog, which is read by thousands of people around the world.
Doris is determined to use her financial experience, her knack for synthesizing complex ideas into easily-understandable chunks, and her desire for results to help women create better options for themselves and their families.
She lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband, two daughters and their hamster.
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|Catherine 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.