Hiring Series

A Comprehensive Guide from a Former Executive Recruiter Recruitment is the backbone of any successful organization, our organizations are mostly about the amazing people in them. It’s not just about filling positions; it’s about finding the right talent that aligns with your company culture, values, vision and missions. In today’s competitive landscape, recruiting top-tier talent […]

Hiring Series

A Comprehensive Guide from a Former Executive Recruiter We have been fielding a lot of questions on how to hire lately and as a result, we have decided to do a blog series inspired by our founder, Catherine Bell’s previous experience as an executive recruiter, where she helped to hire thousands of executives. In this […]

Hiring Series

Hiring a leader is a pivotal decision for any organization. It is estimated the cost of a bad hire is as much as 15 times an employee’s base salary, according to GH Smart. So for a role that is $100,000 that can cost a company $1.5 million or more.  Whether you’re a startup looking to […]

January 2024 Blog Post | Self Awareness

The majority of people are not self-aware. Surprising, isn’t it? Especially when research shows that the more self-aware we are, the higher performing we are as leaders. So, the pressing question is: How can we become more self aware? Self-awareness isn’t out of reach; it’s a skill we can all learn. Here’s a personal anecdote […]

Originally written by Kevin Flemming for CTV News Calgary in September 2020. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2038217&jwsource=cl CALGARY — Catherine Bell has spent much of her career among men in boardrooms of corporate Calgary as the only woman. That fuelled an anger in her to do something about it and that’s how she came up with the Awakened Project. […]

Originally written by Catherine R. Bell in May 2023 for Educate and Explore powered by Olympia Trust Company. I recently met with an incredible leader in a sweet local coffee shop. Wow, she was doing incredible things. Her organization is growing 50% year over year, she is fulfilled, her operating plans exceptional, her team strong, […]

Embodying Transformational Leadership: Moving Beyond Wisdom to Impactful Action

Recently, a webinar guest asked me a powerful question: how can they move from leadership wisdom to impactful action? They even asked what they could read to improve their leadership skills. While reading and education are essential to leadership development, they are not enough on their own. The key is to embody leadership, learning, and […]

Love & Business | Awakened Leaders Vlog

This blog “Love & Business | Awakened Leaders Vlog“ was originally posted in June, 2017. Love & Business with Lorne Rubis, ATB’s Chief Evangelist Love & business is our topic of discussion with our guest on our Awakened Leaders Vlog Part 2, Lorne Rubis, ATB Financial’s (Former) Chief Evangelist. This is part 2 / 12 of our interviews with Lorne. […]

Top 3 Tips to Stay Inspired as an Entrepreneur

Originally written by Catherine R. Bell in March 2016. Staying inspired running a business can be hard. Entrepreneurship can be just as rewarding as it is challenging. So, how do I stay inspired? I stay inspired by having a meaningful vision, working with awesome people, leaning on core values, and learning continuously. Learning keeps me alive. What […]

Inc Magazine – The 10 most Innovative CEOs Revamping The Future 2022 – Cover Feature Story | Published Aug 30, 2022. (Catherine Bell: Building Highly Successful Companies (theincmagazine.com) Catherine Bell: Building Highly Successful Companies Thanks to the dissatisfaction with the status quo, Catherine Bell, a successful serial entrepreneur, business leader, and best-selling business author, founded The […]

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