Certified as a Motorola University facilitator, Cathi Hight has a polished and professional presence. Meeting planners, business
executives and corporate training managers count on Cathi’s expertise and leadership skills to achieve their business goals. Her presentation style isconversational, down to earth and enlightening. Through storytelling and hands-on activities, Cathi engages participants to be part of the learning process.
Cathi has over 20 years experience in sales & marketing and training & development. She has worked with organizations of all sizes and across industry sectors to plan for market changes and to develop customer loyalty strategies.
Cathi facilitates strategic and scenario planning retreats, helps organizations develop member retention strategies and plans, and enhances management and team execution skills. In a nutshell, Cathi helps everyone Work Smarter, Not Harder.
Cathi’s career highlights include being the VP of Operations for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, regional sales manager for both Dole Foods and Meadow Gold Dairy (a division of Dean Foods), national sales manager for FastTrac™ business development programs, and a certified instructor for Motorola University, specializing in Cycle Time Reduction and Benchmarking.
Cathi is a national trainer for ACCE (American Chamber of Commerce Executives) for membership development and facilitates regional workshops on membership sales and retention. Cathi is also an instructor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management.
Cathi served on the board for the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and was the Chair of the Member Council which focuses on building a sustainable membership base. Cathi serves as Immediate Past-President for the Boulder Area Human Resource Association (BAHRA) is a member of the Boulder Chamber, Austin Chamber, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Cathi will make every effort to be accommodating and work within your speaker budget. She books her engagements 3-24 months in advance. Hight Performance Group also offers volume discounts on publications and webinar recordings authored by Cathi (e.g., Recruit, Retain, Reward Members, The Work Smarter, Not Harder Pocket Guide) to be included in your conference amenity bags to be given to all attendees upon meeting registration. Click here to see all products for consideration.
Are you interested in booking Cathi to speak at an upcoming event? To get a price quote, please fill out our online request form.
Learn More About Our Presentations!
Download Cathi Hight’s Speaker Overview here (PDF)
See a list and descriptions of our most popular presentations for associations here (PDF)
See a list and descriptions of our other presentations on Kaizen, time management, leadership, communication and customer service here (PDF)
Don’t Just Listen to Us! Here’s What Our Clients Say About Cathi Hight
“I have been going to CEO, as well as CCEC conferences now for almost 13 years - all told that equates to more than 3 dozen. In all those conferences, while there have been many great presentations by many capable presenters, I think yours on Friday last week must be the absolute best one that I have ever had; at least the single one (or more accurately set - as you presented on three topics, as I recall, that was the most useful to me professionally.) So, simply thank you. In summary, UD BEST! I think it was Mark Twain who said something like ‘the only things worth learning are those which you pick up after you know it all’; or some wording to that effect. I consider the things that we picked up last week to have been well worth learning in that context. My sincerest and deepest appreciation.”
John Dolbec, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Ontario, Canada
““What a great workshop! Cathi is so gifted and so knowledgeable about Chambers and our membership challenges!”
– Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives (MCCE) Participant
“You were fantastic!! On behalf of everyone here at the American Chamber of Commerce (ACCE), I would like to take this opportunity to thank you one more time for your exceptional presentation. Your professionalism, your knowledge, and your style define the qualities that ACCE looks for when delivering quality educational programming. Participants walked away with innovative ideas and a renewed energy to lead their chambers to make an impact on their communities. ACCE strives to bring cutting edge issues and philosophies to the chambers, and with you as a partner we can continue to enhance the future of chamber professional development. Again, thank you for everything and we look forward to working with you again soon.”
Patrice Bey, Manager, Member Education, ACCE
“I work with a variety of speakers, and Cathi was a delight – organized, detail-oriented and deadline-friendly. Better yet, she received great reviews from our attendees. One noted, ‘Cathi’s program actually allowed me to completely revisit how I perceive volunteer leadership and my own effectiveness.’ Cathi is that rare combination of a professional who is a breeze to work with and delivers thought-provoking content.”
--Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, President, Georgia Society of Association Executives
“Thank you for bringing your membership expertise to the first-ever MAKO conference. In these challenging times, it’s important for us to be reminded of the basics of member service as we constantly seek the ‘new’ programs that will make a difference. You helped us focus on both.”
Tracey Osborne, President/CEO, Overland Park Chamber,
Chair of the Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas Conference