Area of Expertise : Business Image | Business Etiquette | Entertaining
Mantra : True success isn't attained by only taking the easy path, it's achieved by walking through rough and bumpy terrain even though it may be painful and a little scary.
Educational Background : The Protocol School of Washington
Past Experience : I have 35+ years in the music and theatre industry and worked as a wardrobe consultant in a high-end designer boutique. Leah has also appeared on WDTN TV as an etiquette expert with anchor, Ms. Marsha Bonhart, and has appeared as the local expert on the TV Show, Living Dayton.
Affiliated with : Women In Business Networking (WiBN), RMHC (Ronald McDonald House Charities)
Something Fun about Yourself : The arts are near and dear to my heart. I love giving back to the community and helping other women and men be the best that they can be in the business arena. And, I love taking care of my grandchildren.
Leah Hawthorn facilitates seminars on business image, entertaining and etiquette. She conducts regular trainings for The Defense Acquisition Universities, Senior College Fellowship, corporate businesses, colleges and universities. Ms. Hawthorn works to facilitate change in the business arena by improving individual and corporate image and Business Etiquette/Social Intelligence skills. She trains business women and men from all over the world and is an etiquette columnist for Dayton Most Metro.
Ms. Hawthorn has been the etiquette expert for publications such as: Dayton B2B, Dayton Daily News, and recently wrote an article published in the International online magazine, Countlan. Leah has also appeared on WDTN TV as an etiquette expert with anchor, Ms. Marsha Bonhart, and has appeared as the local expert on the TV Show, Living Dayton. Ms. Hawthorn is a columnist for Dayton Most Metro, and her columns, “Getting the Edge on Etiquette” may be read online, mostmetro.com.
Ms. Hawthorn has taught students from: the United States; Cairo, Egypt; London, England, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Leimuiden, Netherlands; Canada; Mandaluyong, Philippines; Australia; Changuanas, Trinidad and Tobago; and Skopje, Macedonia. With more than 30 years in the business image arena, Ms. Hawthorn brings a unique view to the importance of Business Image & Business Etiquette/Social Intelligence, how to “Outclass The Competition”, and how it relates to success.
Ms. Hawthorn is active in her local community with her business, ABI, advanced business image & etiquette. She delivers Business Image and Business Etiquette/Social Intelligence seminars for a variety of organizations, businesses, colleges and schools in addition to WPAFB, and DAUMW. Ms. Hawthorn sits on the Board of Trustees for RMHC Dayton, and is also a board member of WiBN, Women in Business Networking and a 2010 recipient of The Top 25 Women To Watch award.