A perfect keynote speaker...
“We’re always looking for ways to broaden our thinking, to gain from other’s insights and to be inspired. We got all of this and more from Cath when she came to speak to my teams about leadership and resilience. A perfect keynote speaker.”
Stuart Kelly // Group General Counsel, Network Rail
We love working with Cath...
“We have worked with Cath for several years and she has collaborated with us at a number of events. We love working with Cath because: she always takes the time to fully understand her audience - their interests and challenges – in order to pitch her session perfectly; she is a great speaker – clear, articulate, accessible and fun, with a hugely impressive set of stories that really inspire her audience; and because Cath is an awesome collaborator, whether as a co-presenter, keynote, workshop facilitator or leadership consultant. We can’t recommend Cath highly enough and we’re looking forward to working with her again soon.”
Dr Paul Brewerton // Joint Managing Director, Strengths Partnership
"Catherine has contributed to our leadership programme as a speaker. Her personal experience and stories on high performance leadership are truly inspirational and it has been a delight to work with her"
Professor Nadkarni // Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
“Cath was excellent – inspirational, interesting and really down to earth! She pulled the themes together well and people walked away feeling excited about their future”
“Cath was outstanding. Very well received and her themes resonated well with our strategic priorities and ways of working.”
“Engaging, thought-provoking, inspirational, caring and fun! Cath’s messages stimulated and connected with our entire audience”
Small differences can make a huge difference...
"Cath Bishop worked with me on a programme designed for senior leaders from an investment company who were approaching a time of rapid change. Her insights about excellence, collaboration, communication and how small differences can make a huge difference was memorable for the participants. This was due to her credibility, experience and stories from both Olympic sport as well as international diplomacy which illustrated well the critical factors for successful leadership and high performance from not just one exciting world, but two."
Trudi West // Faculty, Ashridge Executive Education
Cath delivers with power, passion and purpose
“Cath Bishop is an outstanding speaker. With a formidable level of experience as an athlete in the world of elite sporting performance and from the front line negotiating in war-zones as an international diplomat, all underpinned with an unprecedented level of knowledge. Cath delivers with power, passion and purpose and wowed our Supporting Champions Conference.”
Steve Ingham // Supporting Champions Conference 2019
Her audience was frankly spellbound.
Cath Bishop's talk was inspirational - she described how they planned rowing glory, not the medals but the way to win. Team building and leadership were her themes and the way she talked about her intrepid diplomatic mission in the Middle East was both alarming but also quite funny. We now know to avoid a mortar bomb you need to lie on the ground! Her audience was frankly spellbound.
Lady Val Corbett // Professional Networking Events
She was captivating
“Cath’s speech to the Cancer Research UK’s fellows was inspirational. She was captivating; applied her experiences well to the research environment and provided real food-for-thought for our junior academics on how to achieve high performance with their teams. Thanks Cath for helping to make the meeting such a success.”
Dr Karen Noble // Head of Research Careers, Cancer Research UK
She is a true inspiration...
"I have asked Cath to deliver motivational presentations in a variety of different situations, including small executive audiences with different functional backgrounds as well as large corporate ‘away days’.
Her power lies in her ability to tell a unique story that is relevant to both individuals and to teams. Whilst based around scenarios that few of us will ever have the privilege of experiencing, she translates the learnings into insights that can help us all in our day to day working lives to become better contributors and better leaders. Channelling her passion and commitment to deliver impact in worlds as diverse as Olympic standard sport and foreign affairs shows us all how we have foundational and transferable skill sets.
I never tire of hearing her story or watching her achieve the unachievable. She is a true inspiration. "
Gabrielle Silver // Consultant, Healthcare Professional
A 'must have' speaker!
"Cath's ability to interpret a company's vision and values and capture engagement via her compelling narrative makes her one of our essential speakers. She seems to have real empathy with our participants. A 'must have' speaker!"
Mick Buckley // Head Coach, Fit with Purpose
“‘Amazing’, ‘inspirational’, ‘awesome’
“‘Amazing’, ‘inspirational’, ‘awesome’- just some of the words used by our employees to describe Cath Bishop’s keynote speech at our recent summer offsite. It’s rare that I see a room of 90 delegates utterly captivated, even moved, by a speaker. Weeks later, Cath’s words of wisdom continue to be referenced in our team meetings – proof that her unique insights are not only relevant to all types of teams but also highly actionable. I would recommend Cath time and time again.”
Siobhan Ford // Marketing, Brand and Communications Consultant, Vocalink
...a fantastic session
"We have worked with Cath at two separate leadership workshops over the last year or so, the first covered teamwork, the second on giving feedback. Caths approach to the group, impressive career background and wealth of experience make for a fantastic session and that’s without considering she was a world Champion and Olympic medal winning rower! I would definitely recommend Cath to anyone looking to develop team building or leadership workshops and we hope to continue to work with her at South East Water in the future."
Douglas Whitfield // Head of Production, South East Water
...best motivational speaker ever
"Cath Bishop worked with us at our Leadership in Action Conference designed for local council professionals in leadership positions or aspiring to be so. Cath provided practical leadership advice and some of our delegates described her session as the ‘best motivational speaker ever’, ‘inspiring’, ‘superb’ and ‘thought provoking’. We wouldn’t hesitate to book Cath for future SLCC events."
Society of Local Council Clerks// 2019 Annual Conference
Reached all sections of the audience...
Cath Bishop supported my recent Sales Conference in Edinburgh with a motivational session on ‘Achieving Exceptional Results under Pressure’ The whole conference was a tremendous success and Cath was a very significant part of that.
Cath took the time to understand my business at the outset and before our day through a pre meeting interview. We were able to blend her messages and presentation to the others we were running during the day. This combined with Cath also attending some of our sessions meant that when it came to her performance the messages were consistant with the rest of the day and strongly reinforced.
That having been said this would have not been enough had Cath not performed exceptionally on the day reaching all parts of our audience. She appealed to our male and female staff alike. Unlike some sports related speakers, she most definitely reached all sections of the audience who believed her message was relevant to them.
I would certainly highly recommend Cath for any similar event.
Anthony Stackhouse // First Mortgage
Left the audience very much wanting more...
"I was delighted with the session that Catherine ran for us.
She is both a thought provoking and motivational speaker.
Given she was speaking to an audience of career coaches, I was most impressed with her preparation and customisation for our audience.
She is not one of those speakers who turn up and simply re-runs the presentation she has done a thousand times.
She makes her session interactive and left my audience very much wanting more."
Michael Moran // CEO, 10eighty