Speaker

Catherine’s extraordinary talent will leave your group fired up, pushing them to new heights.

Catherine draws from her vast experience as a TV news anchor, mom, businesswoman, and community volunteer to deliver an inspiring message your group will remember for years to come.  She has motivated students, businesswomen and various corporate employees with her keynote and motivational speeches. In her 25+ years as a broadcast journalist, Catherine has emceed events for Governors, moderated Mayoral debates, delivered the convocation address to graduates of the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and she’s even co-hosted a post presidential debate with the legendary Walter Cronkite himself.

“You were excellent! I had the chance to personally work with Katie Couric on an event a few years ago, she was the emcee. You and her are in the same caliber. I love working with professionals like you cause you know just how to add personality and life to the script. You add charm to the event that otherwise gets lost”

Dara Gibson Tempe Coalition Coordinator

“We found ourselves very attentive, learning some important life and business lessons from her… her message resonates with men as well as women, across all ages and corporate titles. I could not recommend her more strongly.”

Gil Valadez Prudential Insurance Company of America

“Catherine knows how to connect to her audience and uses relevant and powerful content. Combining her wealth of professional experiences in journalism with personal anecdotes, Catherine is a fantastic motivational speaker. She is the real deal.”

Sheri Siwek AZ Interscholastic Press Assoc. Summer Workshop Director

“(Her) participation and presentation were the highlight of our two day conference... lessons (that) will motivate and inspire us to help us reach our goal.”

Albert Monreal Quihuis East Valley Hispanic Business Alliance

“Catherine speaks from the heart and has a great message to share with women. Our group left feeling not only inspired, but she also challenged us to focus on what is most important in our lives. I would highly recommend Catherine as a speaker!”

Christine Espinoza CEO & Founder, Platform Scottsdale

“The [media training day] ... is extremely beneficial and delivered in a very comfortable, non-intimidating, engaging, fun and professional manner. I am most positive the training will improve my future interactions with the media... the background industry information and behind-the-scenes stories are so enlightening, and of course all of the great constructive critiques and professional recommendations by all of you made this one of the very best and most useful trainings I have been to in my career.”

Darolyn O'Donnell, MS, CTRS Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute

Catherine has served as a Featured Speaker at recent events including:

  • Tempe Chamber Women in Business Conference, 2016
  • Platform Scottsdale ‘Drive your Dream’ Signature Event, 2015
  • Arizona State University Hispanic Business Students Association Academic 4.0 Luncheon, 2013
  • The Phoenix College Dare 2 Dream Youth Leadership Conference (2014, 2012)
  • Ambassadors of Compassion Leadership Conference, 2012

Catherine has served as Emcee/Moderator at recent events including:

  • Better Business Bureau of Arizona Torch Awards for Ethics, 2017
  • Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, 2017
  • Joe Niekro Knuckle Ball… A Pitch for Life Gala, 2016
  • LifeStars Step Up 4 Kids Celebration Fundraiser, 2016
  • The Centers for Habilitation Monster Mash, 2016
  • Tempe Coalition Town Hall Keep Your Kids Safe: Social Media, Drugs and Alcohol, 2016
  • PRSA Copper Anvil Awards, 2016
  • Arizona Interscholastic Association 2016 Champions Luncheon
  • Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Power of 1 Luncheon, 2016
  • Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care RISE Awards, 2016
  • Terros Health 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Behavioral Health Conference, 2016
  • Pearce Family Foundation’s Runway of Hope Fashion Show, 2016
  • Black and White Masquerade Charity Ball for East Valley Teachers, 2016
  • Panelist, ‘From Anchors to Entrepreneurs’, Valley Leadership Class 37, 2016
  • Moderator, Hispanic in Arizona special on KTAR News 92.3, 2015
  • St. Joseph the Worker Fundraising Breakfast, 2015
  • Make-A-Wish Arizona Phoenix Walk for Wishes, 2015
  • Los Abogados Gala, 2015
  • John Jay & Rich #LoveUp Fashion Show, 2015
  • Phoenix Police Department Annual Award Ceremony, 2015
  • Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! “Wig Out” Gala, 2015
  • Mask Unity Award Luncheon (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012)
  • 1Mission Gala, 2015
  • Happily Ever After Fairytale Tea, 2015
  • Chicanos Por La Causa Anniversary Dinner, 2015
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine Women Who Move The Valley Luncheon, 2015
  • Children’s Action Alliance “Through the Eyes of a Child” Awards Luncheon (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
  • Go Daddy Women in Technology event with Racecar driver Danica Patrick, 2014
  • Congenital Heart Walk, 2014
  • Go AZ Motorcycles Holiday Party Fashion Show, 2014
  • Arizona Nonprofit Expo, 2014
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association Awards Gala, 2014
  • Scottsdale Firefighters Charities Behind the Flames Dinner (2014, 2012)
  • Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, 2013
  • Honoring those who Serve Luncheon (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
  • 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 Awards (2012)
  • K12 Adventures Masquerade Ball, 2011