|Date & Time:||Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM in UTC-06|
|Location:||The Bank and Baron Pub
125 8th Avenue SW
|Ticket Price:||Members Free, Non-members $20|
When so many are losing their jobs, Catherine’s presentations have given people hope and remind them of the basics in what to do about the current conditions and how to navigate around the rocky waters. Networking is critical and doing it right as a differentiator is also key. Whether we are reinventing ourselves for a new market or we are able to leverage our current network to stay in the same industry – there are jobs and opportunities in it all. Networking, building an effective database and practicing the foundation of a 30-second pitch, are some of the key building blocks to doing whatever it is that they would like to do going forward.
Catherine Brownlee is the President and CEO of CBI, where she brings over 30 years’ experience in executive search and development, marketing strategies and networking around the globe, across all sectors. Her database of over 75,000 contacts demonstrates her capacity to motivate, build and achieve results. Her passion for connecting people and organizations, while nurturing objectives and maintaining focus, is her forte. She was recognized by her peers for this with an award for being among the top five Women of Influence in Calgary and a Paul Harris Award through the Rotary Club of Calgary.
Catherine is a recognized expert and speaker on the subject of industry strategies and advancements. She developed and regularly presents the popular seminar, “How to get the job of your dreams.” She co-authored the book Want to Work in Oil and Gas? The book reveals strategies for finding great jobs in Calgary and was recognized as the number one book in Calgary within a few months of its release.
In 1998, Catherine founded Prominent Personnel Ltd. The highly successful search firm rapidly established itself amongst the leading energy recruitment companies in Calgary, specializing in positive matches based on experience, credentials and culture fit. Capitalizing on Catherine’s comprehensive knowledge of oilfield operations and her broad network of associates, Prominent Personnel provided quality recruitment to operating and contracting companies around the world.
In 2010, Catherine became very involved in municipal and provincial politics. She also worked on contracts for a wide variety of clients that were a catalyst for her to expand her network across all sectors to include, and not limited to, government, finance, education, public service, health and medical, agriculture and not for profit.
Prior to establishing Prominent Personnel, Catherine compiled an impressive background of over 11 years in the energy industry. Her tenure includes administration of the operations side of the business and technical sales to service companies such as Canadian Fracmaster, AGAT Laboratories and Northland Production Testing. Prominent Personnel offered its clients a number of enhanced services based on Catherine’s broad experience and sound understanding of the evolving energy labour market.
In 2014, Catherine, as Core Strategist, and Dr. Heather Douglas launched CEO Platinum Roundtable Inc., whose mission is to be the premier peer mentorship group in Calgary.
In her spare time, Catherine is committed to serving her community as Co-Chairman of the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School initiative and member of the Rotary Club of Calgary. Her passion is seen in the areas of human rights, serving children and disadvantaged communities.
As a Rotarian, Catherine is seen in meetings across the province, connecting with leaders in all Rotary Clubs, expanding her network and building relationships.