"Catherine has a personal message that she delivers with power.  She has the ability to teach, inspire and motivate her audiences while remaining authentic and real.  Her audiences love her!"

   Rainey Wikstrom
  The Healthy People Project

“Catherine led a captivating, emotional, and inspirational discussion with our commercial real estate team.  Her personal story of tragedy (though Catherine rejects the notion of tragedy) and perseverance as a young refugee from Sierra Leone dwarfs the significance of our daily tasks as bankers, but Catherine did a remarkable job of translating her life experiences and lessons into action items for our team.  I have since shared Catherine’s story and message with many friends and family.”

Cullin Berry

Senior Vice President- Wells Fargo

The Conversation Innovator



"As a professional speaker, Catherine Ojala brings a wealth of experience that resonates with audiences everywhere.  Her powerful story and unique style provides compelling high points to almost any event."

Bruce Daley

Author of "Where Data is Wealth" 

"Catherine recently spoke about diversity in the workplace as part of our Women’s Initiative at Wells Fargo. She captivated us with her personal story and seamlessly demonstrated that understanding someone’s core identity is the first step to creating cohesion amongst our diverse workforce. I appreciated her unique perspective and left the conversation with meaningful action items to implement at work.


Caroline S. Kackley

Development & Engagement Council

Wells Fargo