Kathi Finch helps brilliant technical thinkers become influential, engaging communicators.
She believes that a person’s professional and personal success depends on their ability to connect with others. Those connections begin with communication.
Kathi uses her decades of theater experience and training to help non-actors build better relationships with clients and co-workers. Her fun and interactive workshops for engineers, IT professionals, and other technical thinkers take acting skills and positive communication strategies into the workplace to help teams increase profits, improve morale, and deepen connections.
A highly experienced speaker, Kathi has facilitated trainings for groups as varied as Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Seegrid, K2 Engineering, ALCOSAN, Metalwerks, Haemonetics, Aero Tech Designs, Versatex, Ferro, BAW Plastics, Premier Heating and Cooling, Ellwood City Hospital, Brentwood Bank, Cellone’s Bakery, NF & M, Bolland Machine, ARDEX Americas, the Pittsburgh Promise, Citiparks, PA CareerLink, the Community College of Beaver County, various school districts, the Beaver County Human Services Forum, and the Pennsylvania Adult Day Services Association.
Kathi is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, a Past President of the Cranberry Area Toastmasters Club, and a former member of ProMasters, a Toastmasters Club for professional speakers. She is a graduate of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership’s “Women in Leadership” program and was named one of Pittsburgh’s “40 Under 40” by Pittsburgh Magazine. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and the National Speakers Association’s Pittsburgh chapter. Kathi won 11 Toastmasters Speech contests from 2014 to 2016 and brings a dynamic presence to her training and keynotes.
In her free time, Kathi enjoys acting in community theater and writing sketch comedy. She’s performed onstage for more than thirty years and has a Master of Arts degree in Theater Education. Not content with just practicing theater arts, she began to practice martial arts in 2015. Now, Kathi regularly taps into her inner “Karate Kid” by practicing taekwondo. She became State Champion in her division in 2018, earned her Instructor Certification in 2019, and became a third degree black belt in 2021. She is now working toward her fourth degree rank.
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