Beautiful Buttons: A Memoir of Survival and Triumph Hardcover – Sep 4 2010
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COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCES WHO HAVE HEARD CATHRINE SPEAK:
“...a passionate and energetic personality with inspiring personal stories and innovative business concepts. As a presenter, she invokes thought, creates awareness and gives the audience the knowledge needed to exceed in business and in life. “
BC Urban Entrepreneur Development Association
“If there is any way to personify success through perseverance then Cathrine Ann is a model example. Cathrine shares success strategies, survival skills and real case studies from her own life story, with her audience. Cathrine’s motivation and drive comes from within. She is a woman who keeps trying to move forward, and that is important to her - that is also what inspires others. Cathrine is a strong advocate of community service and she has committed to living life generously to ensure that the poor, marginalized and broken are not left behind.”
“’That which does not break us makes us stronger’ is a familiar saying that truly defines Cathrine Ann...I wish every girl and every women had the privilege of being in her company, if only for a short time. Her story is truly moving and memorable!”
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“Cathrine Ann has a rare intuition about people and an uncanny ability to understand what makes us all tick in our personal lives as well as in the workplace...after hearing her personal story and subsequent life lessons, it motivates others to think about ways they too can overcome challenges and work towards becoming a greater success! “
“...the feedback was great and I believe that your keynote was certainly a life changer for many of the participants! The information you provided in the workshop was also very valuable. You are just amazing in your style, experience and knowledge! What a wonderful presenter!”
PARO Centre For Women’s Enterprise
About the Author
Cathrine Ann is President of Consumer Connection Inc., a multi-million dollar business that specializes in customer service evaluations and analysis. But a difficult upbringing and a series of bad decisions led her through many dark places before she was finally able to arrive at success. With the help of a government program, she founded Consumer Connection Inc. At age forty-two. The first year, the business made $85,000. Ten years later, it employs thousands and continues to thrive. Ann has earned multiple awards for her entrepreneurial spirit and she now lives in a comfortable home a world away from the streets where she once slept.
Top Customer Reviews
All her life, Cathrine wanted more, dreamed of something better. Hungry and alone, neglected and abused, she wanted something, anything to take her from her personal hell. That and someone to love her.
Yet, no matter how hard Cathrine tried, something seemed to always pull her back down. She'd get enough gumption to push forward just a little then find herself falling back two or three steps. She'd do everything and anything to get her son back then something would happen and he'd be back with Cathrine's mother. Then, she'd go through periods were she was her own worst enemy.
Beautiful Buttons is honest. The author owns her choices, mistakes, and heartaches fully. In telling her story she shows that healing though it does take time (and isn't always pretty) can happen. You can find happiness, success, and love. Maybe you can't have it all but you can live a good life nonetheless.
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Most recent customer reviews
I had the privilege of listening to Catherine Ann speak at the Northern Virginia Woman's Business Conference in Sterling, Virginia. She's a powerful speaker. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2011 by Nancy
I think the other 1 star reviewer has sized up this book well. Cathrine Ann is all about self-promotion and the truth seems to matter little.Published on Jan. 15 2011 by Monte Cristo
I enjoy reading memoirs - as I've mentioned before, I feel privileged to share the intimate details of someone's personal life. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2010 by Luanne Ollivier