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Cathy  Burrell  - Cavern Retail Consulting . Calgary, AB, CA

Cathy Burrell

Consultant and Social Media Educator | Cavern Retail Consulting

Calgary, AB, CANADA

Currently a MEd student at UCalgary. I teach social media and entrepreneurship through Chinook Learning (Calgary Board of Education)



Cathy is an entrepreneur with 20+ years owning and operating a variety of businesses. After starting her own consulting business in 2011, she discovered that many small business owners have heard of social media, but have no idea how to use it to market and grow their businesses. Cathy uses social media every day, and she thinks that having a business today without a social media presence is like having a business 30 years ago without a telephone! Social media platforms are constantly changing. Busy business owners need to know what platforms are effective and how much time it takes to establish a social media presence that works.
A lifelong learner, Cathy is currently pursuing a Masters of Education degree at the University of Calgary, specializing in adult, community and higher education.

Industry Expertise (6)



Information Technology and Services


Social Media

Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (17)


Social & Digital Media

Adult Education


Public Speaking and Presentation

Small Business

Small Business Advising

Small Business Communications

Entrepreneurial Consulting



Digital Literacy

Educational Advocacy

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Continuing Education


Online Teaching and Learning

Education (2)

Vancouver Community College: Provincial Instructor Diploma Program, Adult Education 2015

University of Calgary: MEd Werklund School, Adult, Community and Higher Education

Graduation in 2018

Affiliations (1)

  • Chair Literacy for Life Foundation MD Foothills

Articles (5)

Who will Teach Adults Digital Literacy?

Huffington Post Canada


Lifelong learning includes digital literacy, no matter what your age.

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The Power of Connections

Small Business BC

In small business/growing through connections is key

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Mentors Matter

Women's Enterprise Centre

Sharing your story with someone just starting? Amazing!!

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The Family Business: Changing Directions

Small Business BC

I'm a second generation Entrepreneur

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Retirement as a Process

Alberta Council on Aging


Retirement education and lifelong learning

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