Who Are We?
Executive Impressions is an international business etiquette training and consultancy founded in 2012 by Australian entrepreneur, Kara Ronin, in Lyon, France. We work closely with companies and professionals to refine and polish their executive presence and help them communicate with clarity and precision in their own country and abroad. Our workshops and training sessions are offered both online and in-person. Visit our About Page for more information.
Why Is International Business Etiquette Training Important?
International business etiquette is rapidly becoming a pre-requisite to professional success in today’s expanding global economy. Knowing what to do in business situations inspires confidence and trust and sets you apart as an internationally minded professional with poise and refinement. It’s more than simply knowing which fork to use. International business etiquette is about knowing what to do so you can connect with others in business, and turn those connections into profitable and long-term business relationships.
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Positive Client Feedback
“Mrs Ronin drew from her international experience to provide students with a structured approach and some solid practical advice. She shared invaluable tips and motivated students.” Pierre Hugot, Geneva Business School Career Support Centre
“Kara is an engaging presenter and our members who were present at the luncheon walked away feeling better equipped to do business with people from China and India in a polite and professional manner. If I find myself travelling to China or India, I’ll know who to call !” John Campbell, President of International Financial Management Association (IFMA), Geneva
Here’s What Others Say
“It was with great pleasure that GBS Career Support Centre hosted Mrs Kara Ronin as guest speaker at our recent Career Workshop. Mrs Ronin’s expertise and professionalism contributed greatly to the success of this workshop that focused on the construction of a professional LinkedIn profile. Emphasising the ability to control one’s online profile, Mrs Ronin drew from her international experience to provide students with a structured approach and some solid practical advice. She shared invaluable tips and motivated students to implement and improve their profiles through the advanced resources she made available to GBS students. We’d like to thank Kara for her professionalism and the enthusiasm and advice she shared with our students. It was a real pleasure to have her with us as a guest speaker and we are confident to recommend her.”
Pierre Hugot, Geneva Business School Career Support Centre
“Kara presented at a lunch time meeting of the International Financial Management Association (IFMA) in Geneva – I’m the President of IFMA. Her topic, Business Etiquette in China and India included many interesting insights on and practical tips about cross-cultural interactions. Kara is an engaging presenter and our members who were present at the luncheon walked away feeling better equipped to do business with people from China and India in a polite and professional manner. If I find myself travelling to China or India, I’ll know who to call !” John Campbell, President of International Financial Management Association (IFMA) in Geneva
“Kara oozes love and light for people, culture and success. As the world shrinks and we all become global citizens through cheap and easy travel and social media, Kara helps each of us elegantly navigate the complexity of culture and bridges the gap that normally separates us. We are our own brand. How we are seen and how we show up impacts our success. I love that Kara’s advice is born from experience and is incredibly simple to apply.”
David T.S. Wood, Amplified Network Marketing Podcast
“The Executive Impressions website is a great resource for me and for my community of small business owners for information and training. I like that Kara explains that power in business is learned and not something we have to have been born with. It’s within everyone’s grasp to be a powerful business professional. She is a great trainer, very personable and easy to relate to. It’s especially helpful that Kara has worked with so many clients across the globe. She can offer strategic tips for engaging with different cultures in a professional capacity. For those seeking to grow their business internationally, she is an excellent resource.”
Jo Lynn, My Marketing Cafe
“I visit Executive Impressions predominately to get practical international business engagement and travel tips, including but not limited to etiquette. The corporate community is becoming increasingly global and professional women (my market) are definitely interested in this type of advice. I really appreciate the video tutorials as well. Since using Kara’s advice, I have become better informed on international business etiquette.” Kristina, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Fashionista: The Fashion Blog for Women in Business, Politics and Other Working Professions
“Our company is focused on providing language interpreting services to organisations involved in the international business arena. So all information related to global business is crucial for us. The best part of the Executive Impressions website is the cross-cultural business tips and Kara Ronin´s charisma (for example, her videos). Kara’s advice has helped us to grow our social media followers as well as enrich our market development and business development strategies.” Maximo, OnScreen Interpreters, Argentina
“Kara gives value every time she posts an article on the Executive Impressions website. I believe people should know that Kara is a very open-minded person and great to work with because she has lived in different countries around the world. The etiquette advice she offers has helped to improve my interaction with others on social media. And after having the honour of interviewing Kara three times on my show, I have to say she has always brought tremendous value to my audience and me.”
Cheval, Blogger for Vallano Media.