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 format.

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.


Trainees give powerful testimonials about learning with Katherine. 

"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 again!”
-Ann Hihara, Genentech

“You bring such soul to your work.”
-Marian Stetson Rodriguez, Charis Intercultural Training

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