Kathy Claycomb

Senior Instructor, BA Certified, CBAP

Hobbies

Camping, cooking, cooking while camping, hiking, gardening, underwater photography, needle arts, home remodeling projects

First Job

The first one I got paid for was typing papers in college, but being raised on a farm, I did lots of unpaid jobs!

Favorite Food

Anything chocolate

Best Advice Ever Received

One of my first bosses in the corporate world gave me a copy of a book entitled Intrapreneuring. I used to keep a copy of “The Intrapreneur’s 10 Commandments” hanging in my office:

  1. Come to work each day willing to be fired.
  2. Circumvent any orders aimed at stopping your dream.
  3. Do any job needed to make your project work, regardless of your job description.
  4. Find people to help you.
  5. Follow your intuition about the people you choose, and work only with the best.
  6. Work underground as long as you can – publicity triggers the corporate immune mechanism.
  7. Never bet on a race unless you are running it.
  8. Remember it is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.
  9. Be true to your goals, but be realistic about the ways to achieve them.
  10. Honor your sponsors.

Bio

Kathy Claycomb brings over 30 years of IT experience to the classroom. She has participated in all phases of application development across a wide variety of platforms, and has used numerous methodologies to analyze, design and implement systems. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and has worked in transportation, training, and software development organizations.

Kathy’s first love is teaching, and throughout her career she has always managed to spend a portion of her time instructing. She has an engaging, highly interactive teaching style that ensures students leave the course with a thorough grasp of the material. Her students consistently praise her teaching abilities and her talent for drawing on her personal experience to enhance their learning.

Student Comments

I cannot speak highly enough of Kathy’s ability to instruct the material, use her experience and expertise to answer all of my questions and make me feel like I really can apply all of the concepts I learned and be successful. I would sign up for any class of hers even if it was how to wash a car; I guarantee I’d learn something new and have fun while doing it!

Kathy was an excellent trainer/facilitator. She was attentive to the pace of all participants, and adjusted her speed and level of details to accommodate all participants. She checked for understanding, and made it clear that there would be opportunities to communicate with her in the future should additional questions arise.

Last week Kathy was teaching a class at my company. As a former teacher myself, I could see within an hour that Kathy was an excellent instructor. But what really impressed me is that she broke her nose Monday night, came in on Tuesday morning and did not skip a beat. It was quite a performance. Instructors don’t get better!

Kathy did a great job keeping the course moving in order to maintain the attendees’ attention. She is passionate about what she is teaching which made the course very enjoyable. Kathy also offered tips and provided thought-provoking insights. She is an excellent instructor.

Kathy was great. Very down-to-earth, but professional at the same time. She was really good at drawing out conversation and participation.

Kathy is an instructor extraordinaire!

Kathy was probably the best trainer I’ve ever had. She asked intelligent and thought provoking questions and responded to our answers with gentle corrections and/or positive feedback, while still letting us know if were on the right or wrong track.

Kathy was a very impressive and effective training. It was obvious in her teaching style and based on personal experiences shared in class that she is a subject matter expert. I would definitely recommend her to peers and would look forward to more classes taught by Kathy.

Kathy did an excellent job. She was prepared, organized, personable, and had good examples from her career (to supplement the textbook material).

Kathy was a fantastic facilitator. I enjoyed her class and would highly recommend her. She came from a position of great knowledge, but broke it down to very easy to understands parts. Bravo!

Class was wonderful! Kathy is a great teacher and communicator. I’ve learned many skills that I can use for my position. Thanks!

Kathy is a true professional. She has great experience, great presence in the room and excellent communication skills and insight.

The course was excellent! Kathy was fabulous and she made every topic fresh and enjoyable, even for those of us who have been around a long time. Very professional and very approachable.

Kathy is the best instructor I have ever had. Her communication skills are unsurpassed. Her commanding knowledge helped answer questions and her facilitation was excellent.

This was one of the best classes I have ever attended (Essential Skills). The subject was covered at just the right level of detail and at the right pace. Kathy was an excellent instructor and I am going to recommend that she teach all our classes.

Very personable and easy to understand. Willing to break down concepts in different views for students to understand.

Kathy did a great job. She has a great way of helping you to understand the material without making you feel overwhelmed or frustrated.

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