How many drinks should you REALLY have at that corporate event...and so much more discussed in this episode with Julie Wakefield.
Julie Wakefield, a sought-after public speaker, is a Dallas-based business protocol and etiquette expert. She is certified by the Protocol School of Washington, a nationally accredited institution that is helping even the U.S. government to see improved job performance among federal employees.
Julie also holds degrees in education and business. Early in her career she focused on marketing and small business training. She then spent 15 years working with students as a classroom teacher and principal. When coaching business executives now, Julie helps them to identify business image pitfalls such as inappropriate use of technology, communication barriers, and networking mishaps.
But whether she’s talking to students or seasoned employees in corporations and nonprofit organizations, Julie's key message is this: a person's career success depends on their ability to earn the trust and cooperation of others.
Julie shares that research has proven these soft skills are critical. "The market place is so competitive today that people can't afford missteps," says Julie. "I get immense satisfaction from helping people to identify issues that could—or are—holding them back from the success they want."