Kathy Reiffenstein is passionate about promoting the critical skill of effective business communication. Her career spans more than two decades of educating executives on how to realize their potential to influence audiences. Today she is founder and president of the Washington, D.C. business communications training firm, And…Now Presenting!, where she creates confident, persuasive public speakers. With clients from the corporate, government and non-profit sectors, she has earned universal praise for her spirited dedication to their success as communicators. Kathy’s hands-on, personable style means each client becomes the best presenter possible, confident and effective in front of any group.
Prior to establishing And…Now Presenting!, Kathy was a principal at the California-based sales and teamwork training company, On Track, where she employed experiential learning programs to build and refine the strategic sales, marketing and communications skills of corporate executives, managers and salesreps. Earlier in her career, as director of sales for a leading financial institution, Kathy spearheaded the creation and implementation of a sales culture throughout the national branch network.
As a skilled speaker and trainer, Kathy has engaged audiences of 10 to 500. She was recently part of the Corporate Ambassador Program with Vital Voices Global Partnership where she spoke to women’s business organizations at conferences in Lagos, Nigeria, and Nairobi, Kenya. At these sessions, Kathy spoke about the power of persuasive communication and personal branding to create greater success for these African women in their businesses.
A graduate of Cornell University, Kathy is Past President, DC Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), is currently serving as their VP of Membership and has contributed to ASTD’s award-winning monthly magazine, T&D. An active volunteer, she is a University of California trained Master Gardener, has contributed to the anthology, Bay Area Gardening, and is a docent at the US Botanic Garden.