The Exceptional Professional is an entertaining read, that looks at the little actions that move your career forward, in the areas of Networking, Social Media, Interviewing, Travel, Dining, Entertaining, Meetings, Speaking, Attire, Workplace Relations and more. It’s full of true stories of triumphs and disasters in the world of business and non-profits. The Exceptional Professional is essential reading for new professionals and entrepreneurs and a great refresher for seasoned professionals. It’s a fresh look that demonstrates that being a professional in any field is not about perfection, it’s about connection.
What People Are Saying
“If you need a gift for a soon-to-be graduate, or just want something interesting and fun to read on an airplane, I have a suggestion. Local manners maven Callista Gould has a new book called “The Exceptional Professional: What You Need to Know to Grow Your Career.” It has advice about how to dress, speak and eat in public, as well as tips for job interviews and advice on everything from how to hold effective meetings to handling workplace knuckleheads.”
— Dave Elbert, The Business Record
About the Author
Callista Gould is a Certified Etiquette Instructor and Founder of the Culture and Manners Institute. Prior to this, she had 20 years of business experience working for global brands such as Sony Music (Columbia and Epic recording labels), Amana Appliances and InterTech Media. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she has an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago and a BA in English and Medieval Studies from the University of Iowa. Her professional expertise has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and The Baltimore Sun. Her Etiquette Tip of the Week runs in The Des Moines Register. And sometimes… she tweets. (@MannersThatMove)