Founder | Author
Catherine Bell is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, and best-selling business author. The Awakened Company, which she founded, focuses on helping organizations create healthy corporate cultures through awakening the self, relationships, and team dynamics.
Previously, Catherine founded BluEra in 2008, a Profit 500 executive search and team transformation company. As a Top-200 Growing Company in Canada, Top 10 in Alberta, and Best Workplace, BluEra was a shining example of the Awakened Company System in action. With the sale of BluEra to DHR, Catherine shifted focus to awakening the fire within organizations through her Strategy with Soul consulting and founded The Awakened Company. The Awakened Company aims to awaken the fire within organizations with passion, purpose, and playfulness.
The Awakened Company (2015)—Catherine’s revolutionary business book—was awarded the Nautilus Book Award in Business and Leadership and became a best seller one week after its release. It was also a best seller on Amazon, included in “8 of The Best Leadership Books of 2015,” and was recognized as a top book combining business and mindfulness. Catherine has been published in Fortune, HBR, Profit, Conscious Company Magazine, Women of Influence, and has written for the UN. She has worked around the globe—from the UK to Cuba—with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to serial entrepreneurs. Catherine has an MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, a sociology degree from Western University, is certified in the Enneagram, and is a yoga instructor. She held a two-year term as a Jarislowsky Fellow at the Haskayne School of Business and is on the Expert Panel for the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation. In 2022, Catherine was identified by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 10 innovative CEOs revamping the future.
As CEO of the Awakened Company, Catherine now consults all over the world on creating Awakened Companies. Catherine has taught thousands of people the Awakened Company process and worked with hundreds of teams. In 2022 alone, her work spanned twenty-three countries. She hosts in-person sessions with organizations on strategy and corporate culture, international webinars on the Enneagram, and teaches The Awakened Company team process to Queen’s University business school students.
She also started The Awakened Project, a jewelry line that helps women out of poverty through starting their own business with microloans. Catherine has been a Board Member of the Distress Centre and Open to Grow. She is an advisor to the Impact Society and Telus Spark. She completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Not-for-Profit Essentials Program. She recently co-founded a mindfulness app, Awakenly, which uses the Enneagram to ground people into presence and transform their realities.
In addition to being a community advocate, Catherine is a mother, wife, and friend. She loves her spiritual practice, meditating, and wind surfing. Her focus is to radiate love, wisdom, and power in everything she does.
Coach | Facilitator
Bliss Aime is an accomplished Leadership, Executive and Team Coach. He brings ten years’ experience with high performing team development and Executive leadership coaching to build evolved and awakened leaders and teams. His clear and direct approach combined with extensive business and leadership experience in one of Canada’s largest organizations gives him the skill and background to quickly support leaders in developing. Bliss works with leaders and teams to produce great business results, challenging them to deliver on two critical elements of leadership success: developing engaged, committed people and creating an organizational environment in which they can excel.
Bliss has provided coaching to high performing business leaders and teams across Canada and the UK. He partners with leaders and teams to customize a Leadership Development plan to support their business and create the necessary behaviors to deliver results – leading with confidence, increase accountability, reduce stress and increase engagement.
Bliss’ own leadership was built on a successful track record of 20 years’ experience in senior positions in financial services where he led teams in the areas of sales, operations and human resources, providing the strategy, implementation and execution expertise that delivered results. This background gives him a personal understanding of the challenges and pressures that leader’s experience. He combines an insightful understanding of successful leadership, learning & development and a passion for seeing key executives, managers and their teams use their skills effectively to deliver extraordinary results.
Bliss is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, completed his coach training with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), has a BA in Economics, and a Diploma in Financial Analysis. He is a past Board member of the Calgary Association of Professional Coaches (CAPC). He is certified in MBTI, Extended DISC, the Enneagram and the Leadership Circle 360 Assessment.
Facilitator | Speaker
Russ holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world, having taught internationally for the last two decades, including coaching business teams and leaders in business thought.
Russ Hudson holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world, having taught internationally for the last two decades, including coaching business teams and leaders in business thought. As Executive Director of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. and Cofounder of The Enneagram Institute, he has been co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991 and is a Founding Director and former Vice-President of the International Enneagram Association.
He is also coauthor of The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types (Revised Edition), Understanding the Enneagram (Revised Edition), Discovering Your Personality Type(Revised Edition), and The Power of the Enneagram (audio CD). He assisted Don Riso in writing Enneagram Transformations. Russ’ books have sold in the millions and been translated into numerous languages.
Coach | Facilitator
Joey Jacob brings her unique life experience to her work as a personal life and health coach. She has studied and trained in the Enneagram, a system designed to illuminate patterns of behavior, for 30 years. She has been a student of the Diamond Approach for 19 years, lead by author and spiritual teacher Hameed Ali, also know as AH Almaas.
Ben Saltzman is an igniter of human potential, he is an internationally known seminar facilitator, fortune 500 leadership trainer, coach to spiritually minded multi-millionaire entrepreneurs, and as a radio personality he was co-host of the Mind, Body Spirit show.
Ben has a Masters Degree in Organizational Development from John F. Kennedy University where he teaches regularly, he taught seminars in the Enneagram and Transformational Coaching at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and co-founded the Israeli Enneagram Center in Tel Aviv, Israel where he regularly facilitates the master level classes.
Thousands of people from many countries have been through his seminars in the past 20 years. His coaching clients have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for projects that support the environment and social justice causes.
In corporate America he’s passed from CEO to CEO behind closed doors and referred to as “That Magic Coach”…
Past clients include: Hewlett Packard, The Gap, Levi Strauss, the United States Airforce, Guidant, Broadview, Intel Corp., Hunt Oil, Exar, BOSCH, The Global Fund for Women, Capricorn Investments, and numerous high profile entrepreneurs.
Through her consulting business, Amanda provides cost-effective operations and administrative support to small companies and startups. Her analytical mind has given her a straightforward approach to getting things done. Her meticulous organization and ability to multi-task has allowed her to work with several small businesses across many industries, including Blockchain, Healthcare, Clean and Disruptive Technologies, and more.
Amanda thrives in a typical start-up environment that requires initiative, independence, and adaptability. She specializes in implementing technologies that assist in administrative and operational procedures to reduce overall costs and increase business efficiency. Amanda is proactive and enjoys learning new things in her work and personal life; she is always looking for a new challenge. She is an avid supporter of Alberta and Blockchain technologies and was part of the founding team responsible for The Alberta Blockchain Summit, The Alberta Technology Symposium, and Alberta Blockchain Week.
Virtual Executive Assistant
Sherilyn is the newest addition to The Awakened Company as our Virtual Executive Assistant. During the week, you can find her responding to support emails, engaging with our community and working directly alongside Catherine as her right-hand woman. Sherilyn is an intuitive and creative individual, and she brings her deep thinking and empathetic reasoning to the table. Sherilyn’s experience with social media algorithms and trends makes her a valuable addition to the team. When she’s not working with us, you can find her teaching slow flow yoga at a local studio or expressing her creativity at home.