Katherine says, “It is such a thrill
and an honor to teach and coach what I have been practicing
throughout my career.”
Katherine Abbott, M.F.A., has won industry awards for training
and public speaking and has been an educator for over 25 years.
She developed The Trainer’s Advantage workshop
based on her practical experience teaching in business and
education; The Tech Trainer’s Advantage workshop
based on her experience as a software training and support
professional; and The Global Trainer’s Advantage workshop
based on her first-hand experience delivering training in Europe,
Asia and Africa.
Katherine holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance
and has been on the faculties of the University of Northern
Colorado, Weber State University and the University of Phoenix.
In addition to being a master trainer and course developer,
Katherine brings a wealth of experience as a personal coach.
She is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute and is
certified to administer several personal assessments, including
the MBTI, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She has been coaching
speakers and executives for the last 15 years.
Due to client requests, Katherine is expanding her services
to the Web. She teaches how to design and deliver Webinars and
offers a condensed version of some of her workshops in Webinar
She is a leader in the training and public speaking profession,
as well as the business community. She is an active member and
past board member of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC),
the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), the
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Toastmasters
International. Katherine is a popular speaker at training conferences.
give powerful testimonials about learning with
"Getting the most out of any class is a burden the student
must carry. However, when the instructor eases that burden, productivity
increases to the student's advantage. Katherine does just that.
She eases the struggle of learning a new subject. She does not
just present the material but she walks you through it. She does
not just hope that you learn the subject but through feedback she
makes sure that you understand it. Her satisfaction is not based
on how well she knows the subject but how well you learned it.
All of these characteristics make her the ideal instructor."
Erik Herazo, BD Becton Dickinson
“Katherine . . . you are a breath of fresh
air. Your mannerism, style and approach are enchanting and
professional. All students are blessed by your presence and
knowledge. Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and
delivering a breathtaking course.”
-Renee Asselin, Remedy
“You are such a great teacher! You kept
me up and interested the entire time . . . usually I’m very sleepy
during these trainings since I normally work off-shift. Thanks
-Ann Hihara, Genentech
“You bring such soul to your work.”
-Marian Stetson Rodriguez, Charis Intercultural Training