Catherine Kerr is the CEO and founder of Kerrageous. As a Corporate Warrior Coach, Speaker and Global Facilitator, she offers keynotes and advanced performance training for companies who want to up-level their performance, and maximize results.
She has over 24 years of experience in sales, consulting and facilitation, prior to which she was a tenacious entrepreneur, having sold a variety of products and successfully operated several business ventures. She has a background in boxing, theatre, a Master’s Degree in Education with a specialty in Counselling Psychology and has coached Olympic Athletes on the power of mindset.
Through COURAGEOUS KEYNOTES and in-depth WARRIOR WORKSHOPS, Catherine Kerr empowers FIERCE leaders and their teams to develop the mindset and behaviours of a WARRIOR so they can D.R.I.V.E.™ strategic conversations, better connect with customers, add value, stand out from the crowd, conquer all challenges and ultimately, drive revenue.
Though Catherine Kerr specializes in working with sales teams in the financial services industry – asset and wealth management specifically – her message and approach are adaptable and applicable to ANY company that wants to create and sustain ‘warrior’ employees who are inspired and energized to break through boundaries, conquer challenges and improve performance.
By combining her diverse background with years of research into high performance, Catherine Kerr has created a unique and impactful ‘Warrior Development Plan’ that both challenges and supports teams to unleash the WARRIOR within!
Her style is (deliberately) disruptive. Her goal is to challenge and provoke people to think and act differently to propel radical, sustained shifts in behaviour, that deliver tangible results. Her approach is practical, relevant and highly actionable.
“Energizing. Enlightening. Experienced. Awesome! This is but some of the mountains of positive feedback Cat received from her workshop attendees in the Sales Academy courses she helped me deliver to hundreds of Sales and Marketing professionals at Samsung Electronics America. Cat's energy is felt equally in-person and online, it doesn't matter the delivery type, her professionalism bursts through and people respond. Cat doesn't just deliver a training or workshop for you. Cat consults first to understand the needs, listens to what is the important content, information and messaging that must be conveyed and then CREATES a best-in-class product for you that can be scaled to the masses or delivered to smaller teams. Cat's workshops received the highest Net Promoter Scores of all Sales Academy courses offered and participant feedback routinely said things like: "Wow...Amazing...Learned a Ton"...(and my favorite) "Ma Cat is the Bomb!" Not only is Catherine Kerr an excellent choice to partner with on your Leadership Development needs, but she is also a truly caring person who wants to do and give her best from start to finish. I look forward to the next opportunity I get to work with Cat!”
Steve Vasquez, VP Retail Team Leader , Neptune Retail Solutions
“Catherine is hands-down the best facilitator and trainer that I've ever worked with. In multiple engagements across two organizations, I have witnessed her bring energy to a room, physical or virtual, in a way that helps people learn. Even challenging participants sitting with their arms crossed open up to her and get involved, and she's very good at holding people capable. I highly recommend Kerrageous to any business leader looking to move a team farther, faster”.
Michael Poulin, VP Brand, Culture & Strategy at CAA Saskatchewan
“As a Director of Business Development for Manulife Insurance Sales, it's absolutely integral my sales team is equipped with the right tools and skillsets to help them differentiate themselves from other manufactures' wholesalers. One of the ways we do this is by investing in their communication skills, so they can drive deeper and more meaningful relationships with their advisors and partners. Having had the pleasure of working with Catherine since early 2016, and as recently as September 2022, I can attest to her ability to ask tough questions, drive active engagement and respectfully get people out of their comfort zones; where most personal & professional growth occurs. Catherine brings with her a coaching style that has been honed working with various companies, high-performers and cultures around the world and that translates to a perfect ability to connect and drive change in all those she works with. We are a better sales organization as a result of Catherine's training, and I look forward to more sessions in the future where we will continue to drive Manulife's top-tier wholesaling team to the next level.”
Cameron Curry, Director of Business Development at Manulife
“In September, my Macquarie Team along with our Lincoln Financial Strategic Partners had the opportunity to experience a transformational training on the warrior mindset. This customized training provided a unique opportunity to hone and sharpen our client engagement and sales strategies. Cat was an amazingly energetic connector and captivated the audience from start to close. She brings a depth of experience along with a contagious personality. Be sure to follow her and check out her work. I look forward to growing our partnership!”
Destrian Wells, VP, Strategic Relationship Manager at the Macquarie Group
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