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"Your talk was wonderful, and the amount of energy you brought really kept the students energized during your session. Our students survey reports you as one of three Most Influential Speakers and Favorite Speakers of the Week."



"Who knows what you are doing is almost more important than you actually doing it – per se!
So go out, mingle, and let the professional and social world know: I’m here!"

- Gisela Klöss


Decoding Cultural Traits

The potential of cultural faux pas are endless. Indeed, avoiding them all is not very likely. However, doing one’s homework will ensure to at least avoid the unforgivable.



Set yourself apart! Become memorable not only for your expertise but also your sensitivity to unspoken norms.



“They don’t teach etiquette much anymore, but if you ever have to choose between Incredibly Advanced Accounting for Overachievers and Remedial Knife and Fork, head for the silverware.”
- Harvey Mackey


"Who knows what you are doing is almost more important than you actually doing it – per se! So go out, mingle, and let the professional and social world know: I’m here!"

- Gisela Klöss

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Those who are tuned-in to the art of etiquette -- the art of putting others at ease -- not only act with skill, avoiding social and professional minefields, but also become highly sought-after and virtually indispensable.

At ProEtiCo, we pride ourselves on providing an essential and indispensable set of ground rules in business etiquette, international protocol, dining skills, cross-cultural awareness, and networking proficiency, whether these are conducted in-person or by other means.

The potential for committing cultural faux pas are endless. Indeed, it is not very likely that you will be able to avoid them all. However, doing your homework ensures that you can at least avoid the unforgivable. Self-awareness, the right tools, and practice will enable you to become a skilled professional on the world stage.


"Wow. I never thought a class on etiquette could be interesting. Gisela presents the material in a way that captures the attention of an audience leaving them wanting more. She then amazes you with her attention to detail. Finally she tells you what you need to hear to better yourself in a manner that is firm but caring. Keep doing what you are doing. Many thanks to you."

- Abraham Lewis, CESP
Case Manager
Midlands Homeless Alliance/Transitions

"I have witnessed clients leaving this class with smiles on their faces. Some folks even stay later to talk after the meeting with the instructor to learn more and several clients have stated to me how much they have enjoyed the class and feel more confident to find and keep a job. Thanks for all you do!"

- Lauren Wilkie, LMSW
Director of Programs, Transitions

Engaging. Enthusiastic. You just can’t doze off on her. Gisela knows how to keep the audience engaged and focused. Her enthusiasm will keep you captured from start to finish. We received raving reviews from our students about her presentation. Her ability to connect to a variety of personalities and cultures is a true gift. Gisela did an awesome presentation to our students at our Financial Literacy Workshop on Nov 3, 2015. Thank you!

- Guohua Ma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Business Administration
South Carolina State University

Gisela, You were a great speaker. I’d love to know if you had any training on public speaking because I need more training myself and I thought you were great today! Thank you.

- Marcie Renshler

It was very interesting + informative + helpful. Thank you.

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