The premise of business etiquette begins with treating others with respect. In her years as both a business professional and educator, Julie Wakefield gained a unique perspective on developing and maintaining relationships in the workplace. She saw first-hand how being respectful, truthful, and likeable would open doors of opportunity.
Julie began her career in economic development where she assisted small business in government procurement and international marketing. Later, she transitioned into education where she was a teacher and administrator in both public and private schools. It was during these years she realized the importance of teaching social graces, respect, integrity, and trust. Julie’s desire to teach more than academics led her to the Protocol School of Washington where she became a certified corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant. Today, she teaches leadership development to high school students, assists university students and student-athletes in the transition from college to the workplace, and works with professionals of all ages on maintaining a positive business image and building relationships. She says, "In today's competitive workplace, people skills make the difference for those who succeed. Therefore, learning how to improve your soft skills is just as important as learning business skills."
Julie Wakefield holds a bachelor's degree in marketing, a master's degree in educational administration, and is a certified protocol and etiquette consultant through the Protocol School of Washington.
(Julie Wakefield (right) with Pamela Eyring, President and Director of the Protocol School of Washington.)
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