Director, Board of Advisors
The foundations of the TEC legacy are squarely anchored by the cornerstone leadership of Catherine Osler. As President of TEC in 2009, CEO in 2014 and now serving as Director of the Board of Advisors providing counsel to the executive team, Catherine’s role within TEC has been pivotal to its success throughout the years.
Catherine first met Dr. Tanner in 1988 as a young entrepreneur with a rapidly growing business. She quickly became a member of his long-standing TEC group and over the next fifteen years, Catherine leveraged the acumen attained there to transform her company into one of Western Canada’s leading communications firms, guiding it through a merger, and taking part of it public. A testament to the power of TEC’s coaching process, “I don’t think I would have had the confidence or the insight to do that without a TEC executive coach” she reveals.
Catherine’s entrepreneurial experience and business expertise gave her a first-hand understanding of the needs and difficulties facing TEC members. In 2000 she fulfilled her desire to give back to the next generation of Canadian business leaders by becoming a TEC Chair and eventually would go on to take the leadership helm at the organization.
Catherine’s rich and diverse professional background includes founding two award-winning corporate and investor communication firms, Titian and Parallel Strategies, where she witnessed the power of meaningful conversations and their capacity to change organizations. Always following her passion for empowering women in business to realize their full potential, Catherine co-founded the consultancy firm Syncresse Partners Inc., which focused on the development of female leaders.