Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Calgary, Alberta
Successful Entrepreneur | Business Leader | Best-selling business author
Catherine Bell is an entrepreneur, business leader, and best-selling author who helps organizations create healthy corporate cultures. Catherine has taught thousands of people the Awakened Company process and worked with hundreds of teams, including Fortune 500 companies and serial entrepreneurs. Her revolutionary business book, The Awakened Company, became a best seller one week after its release. Catherine has received numerous accolades for her work, including the Nautilus Book Award in Business and Leadership and the Platinum Titan Business Award for Female Executive of the Year in Consultation.
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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 Bell 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 the 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 Bell’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 Bell 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 Bell was identified by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 10 Innovative CEOs Revamping the Future. In the same year, Catherine also received the Platinum Titan Business Award for Female Executive of the Year in Consultation.

As CEO of the Awakened Company, Catherine Bell 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.

Catherine Bell also started The Awakened Project, a jewelry line that helps women out of poverty through starting their own business with microloans. Catherine Bell 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 Bell is a mother, wife, and friend. She loves her spiritual practice, meditation, and windsurfing.




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Catherine Bell Topic Presentations

what is strategy with soul?

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  • A lot of CEOs and leaders struggle with how to create an actionable strategy for their organization. Catherine has experienced the struggle herself and has created a process to help organizations.

    A strategy with soul is a one-page strategic plan that includes how to bring humanity back into their workplace, as well as reign in on financial rewards. It outlines an organization’s why, what, when, where and how. It is an action plan for how to create an awakened company. In this session, people will learn

    The components of a strategy with soul

    The importance of corporate vision

    The importance of leadership style

    The importance of values

    The importance of action plans

    The importance of cultural and financial metrics

what makes an awakened company? - the pillars of the awakened company

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  • Organizations are struggling with how to be holistic. The Awakened Company model represents a healthier way. Awakened organizations are awakening and emergent strategically.

    What makes an Awakened Company reviews the pillars of – how do we build healthy corporate cultures. In this session people will learn:

    How asleep we are now

    How asleep our relationships are now

    How asleep our businesses are now

    How to awaken ourselves

    How to awaken our relationships in our organizations

    How to awaken our teams

importance of self-awareness in leadership - introducing the enneagram.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Leadership casts all sorts of colourful shadows in our organizations. Leadership is a challenge, and it can be taught. What the business research shows is the more self-aware we are, the higher performing we are as leaders. In this workshop, people will walk away with an understanding of:

    Why is self-awareness important

    What is self-awareness

    What is the Enneagram

    What is their potential Enneagram Type

    The leadership gifts and work-ons of the Enneagram Type

how to build a thriving, healthy organizational culture.

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  • Peter Drucker said culture eats strategy for lunch. So, how do we create healthy corporate cultures? In this workshop, we will go through the pillars of an awakened company with a specific focus on organizational culture

    What is a healthy organizational culture?

    How do we measure corporate culture?

the enneagram and business.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • The Enneagram is an ancient profound personality typology roadmap. It teaches us how to be more present. In this workshop, we will review the Enneagram Types. People will walk away with:

    Understanding the Enneagram
    The power of diversity in teams

    Different Enneagram Types

    The power of the Enneagram Types in relationships

    A way to provide an Enneagram map of the team


the power of the pause - mindfulness for leadership

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • We are in an attention economy, yet our attention is being pulled in every direction – how do we actually become more mindful? In this workshop we will:

    Define what mindfulness is

    Why mindfulness is important

    The research behind mindfulness

    Review 4 specific mindfulness practices to implement in your life to reduce stress and burnout and increase joy, happiness, and impact.


Catherine Bell and her team have been working with BluEarth since our inception and have taken a thorough approach to understanding our people, team dynamic, company values and our goals. With Catherine’s help, the constant and critical focus on developing a strong culture, and maintaining it as we increase in size, has been a key part of our success.



Catherine Bell approach is entrepreneurial, but grounded in research and processes that are based on her own established best practices. Catherine is focused on doing it right; with a emphasis on being a terrific partner. She is hardworking and always thinks about a different way of doing things.



Catherine Bell is a courageous and groundbreaking leader. The Awakened Company challenges organizations to advance their culture and purpose in ways that brings more value to all stakeholders . She’s a positive force and champion of organizations becoming more alive!



We highly recommend Catherine Bell as a facilitator for your next team-building event particularly if you appreciate an authentic and unique approach to team development. Thank you Catherine for your refreshing, inspiring and thoughtful approach to team development. It is always difficult to commit to a day away from the office, but it was time well spent. The learnings from our session with you have resulted in more purposeful and richer interactions with each other.



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