As Chair of the Board of Trustees, Catherine brings over 25 years of executive management, entrepreneurial and publishing experience to her role with the International Association of Professions Career College.
A respected leader in the book publishing industry, Catherine founded and is Chair of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent book publishing in the world, with an awards ceremony held at the Harvard University Club in New York City.
Catherine has provided guidance and assistance to a number of educational institutions and previously spent years working in England as an officer of a large multi-national corporation. During that time, she hired, mentored, trained, and educated individuals to help them achieve success in their jobs.
Co-founder of FabJob, which was named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest magazine, Catherine has co-authored three FabJob career guides including Dream Careers, which ranked #1 in career and business books at Amazon.com.
Through her writing and publishing efforts, Catherine has helped hundreds of thousands of people with their career and business goals. As an expert on dream careers, she has been featured in Oprah’s newsletter and in numerous popular women’s magazines including Woman’s Day and Woman’s World.
Catherine is also the Founder of zenGOT Home Services, a sister company of FabJob and IAP Career College. zenGOT is an on-demand marketplace that connects customers with vetted home service providers.
Described by the Vancouver Sun newspaper as “the Uber of home services,” zenGOT connects customers with service providers in cities across Canada. Each of the services offered on the zenGOT platform corresponds to an IAP Career College certificate course including the following courses: Professional Organizer, Personal Assistant, Cleaning Business Owner, Errand Assistant, Handyman Business Owner, and more.
In 2023, Catherine founded Next Generation Short Story Awards, a not-for-profit international awards program for authors of short stories.