Karen Hickman is passionate about raising the civility quotient in America today. She is an expert in the most current and universally accepted etiquette and protocol affecting today’s business community and contemporary society. As owner and director of Professional Courtesy, LLC Ms. Hickman addresses the challenges of the business person in a global economy.
With training and certification from the The Protocol School of Washington© – a major resource for the Military Attaché and other government agencies – Ms. Hickman represents the highest degree of professionalism and quality programming.
Since 1999, Ms. Hickman has developed and offered seminars for her clients that include Contemporary Business Etiquette, Dining Skills for Business and Pleasure, International Etiquette and Protocol, Communication Skills, Networking Skills and more. In addition, she has used her nursing background to design seminars specifically for the Medical/Dental Office Practices and Hospitals.
Recognized nationally for her speaking, training and writing for business publications, she has also contributed dining etiquette to the recent publication, Dishing Up Smiles, for the Alliance of the American Dental Association.
She writes a weekly Q&A etiquette column for the Ft. Wayne News Sentinel called Contemporary Courtesies.
Karen Hickman of Professional Courtesy, has received training and credentialing from the following organizations:
The Protocol School of Washington©
The Protocol School of Washington© is the leader in etiquette and protocol services and the first company to provide professional training and certification in etiquette and protocol. The school has been a major resource for The Joint Military Attaché School of Washington, D.C., as well as the White House, and many other government and business groups. Consultants certified by The Protocol School of Washington© are providing the highest quality programs and current information on this subject in North America and internationally.
The TEA School™ located in Scotland, Connecticut, was established to give people who are in or entering into a tea business a firm foundation in the history, geography, and cultivation/processing of tea.