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Published:April 12th, 2006 21:01 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Kate Zabriskie, Founder of Business Training Works

Judyth Piazza chats with Kate Zabriskie, Founder of Business Training Works

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Kate Zabriskie founded Business Training Works to answer a need in the marketplace for affordable, relevant, fast-paced, business training.

Based just outside of Washington, D.C., she and her team have trained for corporations, nonprofits, foundations, government agencies, associations, colleges, and schools throughout the United States. Some of her clients include Bank One, Schering Plough, The United States Coast Guard, and The University of Maryland.

Kate cut her teeth in the training business working with Padgett Thompson and National Seminars Group. As a trainer, speaker, and business coach, she is known for her engaging, high-energy style, sense of humor, and ability to make learning fun. She specializes in soft-skills training: from real-world business etiquette to power presentation skills.

Kate brings over fourteen years of solid business experience to her programs. After graduating from George Mason University with a degree in art history, she began her career as a trade show exhibits manager for a national defense association. From there she moved to consumer and trade journal advertising sales; working with the military, automotive aftermarket, cosmetics and chemical industries, and several national trade associations.

Upon completing her MBA at the McCombs Business School at The University of Texas at Austin, she joined Andersen Consulting. There she worked with a diverse client base, ranging from pharmaceutical companies to those in the banking industry. In 1996, Kate was recruited by The Franklin Mint, where over the next five years, her responsibilities included art and video licensing, new product development, and human resources training.

Kate`s diverse background is the foundation for her work in soft-skills business training, coaching, and speaking. Her understanding of multiple industries and appreciation of different work cultures help her to guide people where they want to go and improve their business skills.

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