The Polished Executive

If you're uncomfortable at business and social events, take solace in knowing that you're not alone.  Competent, talented, intelligent people from all walks of life often feel the need to improve their business, social, and dining skills.

Maximize your potential by putting the finishing touches on your most valuable asset — you.

The Art of Dining

World-class Business Entertaining and Social Dining Skills

  • 15 Power Points Entertaining
  • Extending and Receiving Invitations
  • Host and Guest Duties
  • Strategic Business and Social Seating Arrangements
  • Navigating the Place Setting
  • American and Continental Styles of Eating
  • Correct Use of the Napkin and Silverware
  • Understanding the Silent Service Codes
  • Avoiding the 10 Most Common Dining Errors
  • When and How to Make a Perfect Toast
  • Finessing the Check
  • Managing Difficult to Eat Foods
  • Dining Dos and Don'ts, 
  • and much more. . .

2 1/2 - 3  hours

Call for your private appointment  at

Investment: $75 per hour
Individual and small-group consulting 
Location:   Dana Point, California 

Outclass the Competition
 —   Business Etiquette

Savvy people engage sport coaches to improve their golf game, fitness coaches to improve their appearance, even voice coaches to enhance how they present themselves.  Executive one-on-one personal development coaching will enhance your social and business skills, and empower you to present a polished and professional image to the world.

Effective Networking Strategies
Modules 1:

Your people skills are your success skills.  Hone your people skills and you will improve your ability to connect with others on a person-to-person basis.   

  • Present Yourself with Confidence and Authority
  • How to Make an Entrance
  • 8 Strategies for Working the Room
  • Develop Business, Marketing, and Personal ID Statements
  • The Protocol of Business Card Exchange and Name Tags
  • Avoid Fatal Flaws
  • How to Make a Gracious Exit

First and Lasting Impressions
Module 2:

Present yourself with authority.

  • Handshaking Savvy — The Ultimate Greeting
  • 5 Styles of Handshakes and What They Project 
  • Make Correct Business and Social Introductions
  • Put Others at Ease When Responding to Introductions
  • Be Correct When Using Forms of Address

Communication Skills
Module 3:

If you're not out-classing the competition, you are falling behind.   

  • Body Language and What  It's Saying
  • Talk to Anyone with Confidence
  • Rise to the Occasion 
  • Master Your Mingling Proficiency
  • Sharpen Conversation and Listening Skills<
  • "The Art of Small Talk" and Creating Rapport
  • Tips to Remembering Names
  • Verbal Skills and Cultured Speech

Modules 1 - 3 
3 hours

Wardrobe and Accessories 
Module 4: 
1 hour

A 10-second glace is all it takes for others to size-up your sense of taste, culture, and class.  Our personal branding tell the world who we are and how to treat us.  Are you presenting yourself with the professional polish you need to move with confidence and ease through the levels of dress expected in the business and social worlds? 

  • Develop Your Professional and Personal Branding
  • Five Levels of Business Dress
  • Personal Props and Accessories
  • Color Strategies

Interviewing for Success 
Module 5: 
2 1/2 hours

The truth is, few people will risk telling you why you weren't selected for a job.  Like a prize fighter, you must develop your skills before you enter the ring.  You can't do that unless you know what to expect.

  • Cover Letters and Résumés
  • Getting Past the Gate Keepers
  • Job Search Game Plans 
  • Entering the Room and Making Conversation
  • Before and During the Interview
  • Negotiating the Salary
  • Turn Liabilities in Your Portfolio Into Benefits
  • Leaving the Interview
  • Reasons #1, #2, and #3 Why People Don't Get Hired

Call for you private appointment at  

Investment: $75 per hour
Individual and small-group consulting 
Location:   Dana Point, California