Cathy is a sought after global speaker.


She is funny, moving, wise and deeply authentic.

Her topics include:

  • Unlikely Leaders

  • Things I’ve Learned

  • Power of human potential

  • Mindset

  • Women’s leadership

  • Entrepreneurialism

  • Vision, Commitment and Action

  • Lessons learned from the village classroom

  • Organisational and cultural change

  • The Nine Steps of Transformative Leadership

She has spoken for:


Michael Rennie
Global Leader – Organisation Practice, McKinsey and Co

Cathy is a brilliant communicator. She has that rare ability to connect with all people, be they CEOs, heads of state, or a poor farm worker in a village, in a way that has everyone feeling all the better for having met her.

Emma Isaacs
CEO Business Chicks

Cathy is a remarkable social entrepreneur, with something profound to say about leadership and the power of humanity. At Business Chicks we showcase some of the most influential global thinkers, and Cathy is undoubtedly one of these.

Belinda Hutchinson
AM Chancellor, University of Sydney

Cathy has the ability to have everyone feel uplifted, inspired and engaged. She has something unique and important to say, and she is able to communicate this with such lightness and grace.

Amber Morris
Senior Consumer Communications Manager at eBay

It’s not often these days you walk away from an event feeling inspired and empowered to change the world we live in, and that’s exactly how the staff at eBay felt when we heard the incredible Cathy Burke.
What an extraordinary person to have met and heard speak.

Annie Smith
Head of Consumer Solutions, PayPal Australia

Inviting Cathy to share her story of growth and leadership was a perfect Women’s Day event for our interest group. Her sense of humour, authenticity and deep humility added great colour in describing her journey from a typical teen to community activist and mother to one of Australia’s 100 Leading of Influence. Her unique perspective on the impact of community building to drive positive outcomes both at home and in some of the least developed places was inspiring and also accessible. I wouldn’t miss a chance to listen to Cathy again.


Share This