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Sarah Finch

YMCA of the USA
Leadership Development Manager
Sarah Finch has more than 20 years of experience in business, training and development, and theater. In her current role as leadership development manager for the YMCA of the USA, she provides ongoing training, coaching and resource development to support the YMCA’s customized CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP® Competency Model. Prior to joining Y-USA, Finch was the director of learning for Second City Communications, the corporate arm of The Second City comedy theater. She lead the efforts to expand Second City’s learning solutions for businesses to better train their staff in communication, collaboration and creativity skills using theater and improvisational techniques. Over her career, Finch has designed and delivered learning solutions for hundreds of organizations including Deloitte, GE, Kraft, Abbott, Goldman Sachs, Major League Baseball and the IRS. She is also an accomplished speaker, having delivered more than a dozen conference keynotes and group sessions, including the closing general session keynote address at the ATD (ASTD) 2010 International Conference. Sarah has a master's degree in educational theater from New York University and a bachelor's degree in speech/performance from Northwestern University.