About Executive Impressions
Executive Impressions was founded in 2012 in Lyon, France by Australian entrepreneur, Kara Ronin. 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.
We use a unique, results-oriented and modern approach to international business etiquette to help professionals interact with business people all around the world so they can effectively build relationships, retain clients, and improve their bottom line.
Our workshops and training sessions are offered both online and in-person.
We teach you how to interact with business people all around the world so you can get the job, sign the deal and grow your business.
People skills are the most important set of skills a business person can have. Yet, universities and companies fail to include this important training in their curriculum.
The truth is, if you want to get ahead in life, it’s your ability to deal with people from any culture, lead others, and communicate effectively that will make this possible.
In our articles, videos, and courses, we teach you human engineering so you know how others are wired in your home country and abroad. We give you the tools to make business situations work in your favour.
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.
Our Unique Approach
We connect the dots between business etiquette, cross-cultural studies, psychology and behavioural science so we can bring you knowledge that will help you:
- Get along with and understand others (even if they’re from a different culture)
- Get others to know, like and trust you
- Make a better first impression
- Develop the skills to be a global leader
Our approach is based on the belief that from the time we’re born, we are culturally programmed to think and behave in a certain way. To connect with others across cultures (or even in your home country), there is a three step process you must go through:
1. The first step is to understand yourself and your own cultural traits (if you’ve only been exposed to one culture, these may not be obvious to you).
2. The second step is to understand others and their cultural traits.
3. Next, when you have this database of knowledge, you can make any business or social situation work in your favour.
This is how I’ve approached business and social situations in the 10 years I’ve lived and worked around the world in Australia, Japan, the US, and France. This is what I want to teach you.
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Kara’s Official Bio
Kara Ronin is an international business etiquette expert, keynote speaker and founder of Executive Impressions.
Kara has spent over 10 years living an international life in Japan, the USA,
and Europe including Tokyo, New York, and Lyon, and speaks Japanese as
well as French. Kara began her career in business, and has worked for a Japanese trading house and for one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Tokyo as an international tax consultant.
After seeing how much cultural intelligence and social skills helped her reach her career goals, Kara decided to help others learn and benefit from these skills through online and in-person training programs at Executive Impressions.
At Executive Impressions, Kara works with clients all around the world and from a variety of industries such as hospitality, finance, legal, education, mining and more. Her training programs focus on business etiquette, cross-cultural team development, leadership skills, body language, professional image, and netiquette.
Kara travels internationally for speaking and training. Her advice and perspectives have been featured in numerous publications including Time Inc., Business Insider India, The Local France, YFS Magazine, and more. She is regularly interviewed on podcasts, and was recently ranked as one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow on Twitter.
Kara uses a unique, results-oriented and modern approach to international business etiquette to help professionals interact with business people all around the world so they can effectively build relationships, retain clients, and improve their bottom line.
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