Joanne Blake is a nationally known Canadian speaker, trainer, coach, author and corporate image consultant. She is a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Image Professional, the only one in Alberta and one of only 200 image consultants worldwide who hold this professional designation from the Association of Image Consultants International, AICI.
She has been setting the standard in business etiquette, networking and professional image training in Canada for over 20 years. Her company Style for Success (headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta) helps individuals and organizations develop their personal brand, providing image management tools, business etiquette, business dining etiquette and people skills for working and living more successfully.
As the corporate image consultant, Joanne's expertise lies in helping men and women and organizations take control of the impression they make. Her warm, down-to-earth approach helps her connect with and inspire people across Canada to be the best they can be.
A valued commentator for television and radio, Joanne has been featured in The Boston Globe, Report on Business, Financial Post, The Globe and Mail and Alberta Venture.
In addition to her dress for success and business etiquette presentations, her Connecting at Conference - Networking Keynote boosts conference ROI results and gives audiences a powerful networking head start. Joanne makes her presentations informative, effective, interactive and fun. That’s why her conference and retreat presentations are so popular.
Joanne "The Etiquette Expert" calls Edmonton, Alberta, Canada home and she and her husband, now business partner, Terry Pithers, have been married for 20+ years, traveling as speakers and training together.
She is passionate about helping youth succeed and volunteers her time mentoring young Canadian women through colleges and service clubs. Joanne's book - Executive Image Power and Style & Substance Newsletter are great resources.
She regularly offers public branding and soft skills seminars in the Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta area and also in Vancouver, British Columbia through EGBC.
"I met Joanne Blake when we both were speaking at an Engineering conference and she just dazzled! I became an instant fan. Joanne has dedicated her career in the business of helping individuals with their image and business etiquette. She is a collaborative professional who has a way of speaking that is comfortable, but effective with others."
Andrea Torraville, MBA Career Consultant
Haskayne School of Business Career Centre, University of Calgary