Meet Our Presenter

Gisela Klöss

Gisela Klöss established ProEtiCo LLC - Protocol & Etiquette Consulting to help others learn the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed locally and globally. Gisela conducts seminars in the areas of business etiquette, fine dining, cross cultural awareness, and networking skills.


As a bi-continental resident (Germany, USA), Gisela has learned that the keys to a thriving business are an appearance that reflects one’s aspirations, an understanding of one’s own personality traits and cultural influence(s), minimizing Self-Sabotaging and Self-Deflating actions, and proficiency in a wide array of various communication styles.

Gisela conducts interactive workshops for companies and organizations interested in ensuring that every member exudes the highest level of professionalism and intercultural awareness. She assists teams with developing a culture that prevents conflict and fosters growth and individual appreciation. She also works with young professionals to get them ready for college or their careers. In addition, Gisela enjoys helping individuals create their unique Executive Branding and Leadership Presence.

“Oftentimes, we don’t know what we don’t know, so how can one strive to improve if one doesn’t know there is something missing? When teaching any class, I strive to not merely inspire but to evoke thoughts and understanding. A mind that understands and a heart that feels will guide with awareness, mindfulness, and confidence. My goal for any workshop is to provide practical knowledge that can be implemented immediately while simultaneously providing clients with an awareness of their full potential.

We were born not to merely survive – but to thrive!” -Gisela

Gisela graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in both economics and management from South Carolina State University and is a trained and certified International Protocol and Corporate Etiquette Consultant by The Protocol School of Washington®.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Inc., Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and the Golden Key Honor Society.


SCDOT DBE Certified
- NAICS Codes 611710 , 611430
- South Carolina State Procurement Office 7000226962

SMBCC Division of small and minority business contracting & certification

Registered With

DUNS number 079962043
CAGE number 7JY86

Trained & Licensed

The Protocol School of Washington ®


What Others Say

"Just a short note of thanks for your outstanding presentation yesterday for our MTC Entrepreneur Club. You drew one of the largest (if not the largest) attendances we have had!!! Everyone was responding to your cues, all were listening, and your points being made on first impressions, dress code, body language, and manner of speech were right on target."

J. Tom Ledbetter

Jr. Associate Vice President
Center for Entrepreneurial Success & Community Engagement
Midlands Technical College

"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... Thank you!"

Guohua Ma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Business Administration
South Carolina State University

"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."

Antonio Riley

Department of Education Associate
SC Chamber of Commerce

"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 enjoyed your presentation at the Brown Bag Lunch by the Center for Women.

I especially liked the advice for entering a room; “I am here. I belong here.” That self-confidence leaves a good first impression!

Thank you again for sharing meaningful information."

Trudy Mercy Brown

Realtor, CNAS, CNMS
ERA Wilder Realty