Kathy Claycomb

Senior Instructor, BA Certified, CBAP


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.


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

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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