Nathy’s topics focus on the powerful impact of first impressions, charisma, and our innate desire for human connection. She combines 20 years as a professional actor, singer and impersonator, with science and psychology. In her dynamic, engaging and entertaining presentations, Nathy reveals how these very human qualities are the new drivers in the race for business success.
Nathy works with senior executives and high-performance middle managers in the corporate sector, assisting them to build and strengthen their capability to engage and communicate clearly, authoritatively and effectively with external and internal stakeholders. Her work includes personal and group coaching in the specialist area of vocal and physical performance.
With a highly personal approach Nathy supports leaders and managers, helping them strengthen their capability to deliver messages to important groups and audiences. This includes assisting teams present concepts, results and business pitches.
Nathy Gaffney has lived and breathed the truth of this statement her entire life – having changed schools 14 times during her turbulent childhood – she then went on to pursue a more turbulent career as an actor. Nathy is living proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and has transformed the fear and anxiety of being constantly ‘on show’ and publicly judged (and often ridiculed) into powerful life lessons that she shares with her audiences.
Her resilience and strength – that she illustrates with passion and humour is an engaging and compelling combination. She empowers her audiences by helping them understand that each individual is ‘an instrument of human engagement’, and then encourages them to play.
No stranger to corporate audiences – prior to establishing her corporate training business Pitch Perfect Training four years ago – Nathy was one of Australia’s busiest and most successful corporate entertainers. Wowing audiences for over 15 years with her humour and talent - her many performances included the absolutely fabulous Patsy & Edina, Kath & Kim, The Duelling Opera Divas, Dolly Parton, Pauline Hanson, Le Bond Femmes, and the stunning Super Supremes.
Although she now takes to the stage minus the sequins and wigs – Nathy is a firm believer in the adage “if you’re laughing, you’re learning” – and her keynotes and presentations are always both entertaining and enlightening.
Nathy’s keynotes and workshops are crammed full of highly relevant and easily relatable content – all designed to give her audience insights and techniques that are immediately applicable and sustainable for business. With her vast experience – she is comfortable with audiences of all demographics and sizes, and from all industries. Nathy has a degree in theatre and music, and is completing a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She holds an Australian Hypnosis Certification and is Cert IV accredited. She will work with you in advance of your event – tailoring her content to reinforce your core messages, and will target required learning outcomes.
Don’t be surprised to see your conference delegates ‘experimenting’ on each other with the personal impact techniques Nathy teaches in her presentations. She encourages her audience to see the world as ‘their laboratory’.
A regular on the Nine Network’s Mornings Program – Nathy is also called on to commentate on topics such as workplace etiquette and culture, vocal image, and many more subjects related to corporate and contemporary behaviour and performance.