Training, Coaching, Profiles, Speakers


CIRCLES OF EXCELLENCE INC. provides Corporate Training, Executive Coaching, and Professional Speakers for companies of all sizes and industries, including over 50 Fortune 500 companies. A few of our customers include Texas Instruments, Fujitsu, Ericsson, Lucent, Marconi, Nissan, Mary Kay, Citibank, Bank of America, Chase, Federal Home Loan Bank, UBS, Siemens, Xerox, Frito-Lay, JCPenney, Dow, Hilton, US Army, EPA and the World Health Organization. Programs are Instructor Led or Blended training.

Training & Coaching, Train-The-Trainer Programs, Assessments & Profiles, and Speaker or Keynote Presentations are available on the following topics:

  • Communication Skills
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Customer Service Training
  • Leadership Skills
  • Management Training
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Sales Training
  • Stress Management
  • Team Building
  • Time Management

Customized Topics and Training Licenses are also available.


  • Bestselling Book: SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication, by Gayle Cotton

    “This is a perfect cross-cultural communication tool for anyone who does business globally. Gayle uses interesting and amusing examples to illustrate the hows and whys of effectively sharing messages with someone from another culture. Her naturally friendly writing style addresses delicate issues in a graceful way. Read this book and you’ll be ready to Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!”

    - Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow

    “This is an excellent guide to being more effective and comfortable with different people from different cultures – essential for anyone who travels to other countries.”

    - Brian Tracy, Author - The 10 Disciplines of Exceptional Leadership

    When it comes to the secrets of communicating with different cultures, most cross-cultural communication books are only concerned with, “what we should do or not do”. Unlike othe...
    More Information » www.circlesofexcellence.com/books/say-anything-to-...

    Bestselling Book: SAY Anything to Anyone...
  • Keynote Speaker - Gayle Cotton

    President, Circles Of Excellence, Inc.
    International Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach

    Looking for a good speaker?

    National Emmy Award Winner, Gayle Cotton, delivers Professional Speaker Presentations & Keynotes for any topic from the Circles Of Excellence Corporate or Custom Training Programs.

    Gayle is an internationally recognized authority on Cultural Science and author of the Bestselling Book, 'SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! - 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication'.

    Gayle educates, entertains and inspires audiences around the world with her fresh, unique and humorous approach! Giving new meaning to creativity and productivity, she is on the leading edge of Business Communications. Her vast experience living and working abroad has made her a 'first choice' request for international audiences.

    She is a Certified Expert by 'The Executive Foundation for International Communication'...
    More Information » www.circlesofexcellence.com/keynote-speakers

    Keynote Speaker - Gayle Cotton
  • Corporate Training

    Available in half-day programs up to 4 day programs

    The Circles Of Excellence Corporate Training Programs are available as Instructor Led Training in Half-Day up to Four-Day Programs. Each training program topic can be easily custom-tailored according to specific training needs.

    Pre-Training Surveys, Online Profiles or Assessments, and Training Manuals are available with all corporate training programs. Training Licenses are available for Train-The-Trainer and Multi-Media Products.

    Training in languages other than English, or with translators is an additional option. We train for all sizes of companies, in all industries, including the largest multi-national companies worldwide. To learn more about our Standard Training Programs, simply click on the topic below.

    Professional Development Programs

    Communication Skills Training

    Cross-Cultural Training

    Customer Service Training

    Diversity Trai...
    More Information » www.circlesofexcellence.com/training-and-coaching/...

    Corporate Training
  • Executive Coaching

    Increase your Executive Performance

    We offer Executive Coaching for all levels and needs of business leadership. Corporate programs are available for Executive Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Management Coaching and Sales Negotiation Coaching. All Executive Coaching programs are customized for the various levels and competencies of executive leadership. We assist executives with strategically managing workplace and cross-functional situations by understanding different leadership or communications styles, identifying performance gaps, establishing goals or objectives, contingency planning, and managing organizational issues.

    There are specific executive coaching strategies for delegation skills, conflict resolution skills, win-win negotiations, interpersonal communication skills, and cross-cultural business communication. Executive coaching can focus on improving Team Relationships, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Gap Analysis, Strat...
    More Information » www.circlesofexcellence.com/training-and-coaching/...

    Executive Coaching
  • Assessments & Profiles

    Circles Of Excellence offers a full spectrum of online Assessments and Profiles available in self, 180, 360, and ‘team aggregate’ formats. Each provides immediate feedback to the participant through detailed reports and graphs. Confidential professional evaluation, coaching and training is available for continued improvement.

    •Assertiveness Style Profile
    •Change Management Effectiveness
    •Coaching Effectiveness
    •Communication Effectiveness
    •Conflict Style Assessment
    •Creativity / Innovation Effectiveness
    •Customer Service Effectiveness
    •Decision Making Style Profile
    •Diversity & Cultural Awareness
    •Emotional Intelligence Assessment
    •Empathy Style Profile
    •Goal Setting Profile
    •Influencing Style Assessment
    •Insight Inventory Behavioral Assessment
    •Leadership Effectiveness
    More Information » www.circlesofexcellence.com/training-and-coaching/...

    Assessments & Profiles
News: Circles of Excellence 
  • Great Article! Cultural Clues & Communication Guidelines for Venezuela April 19, 2018 1:00pm

    The Latest! Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for Venezuela - A Series of Cultural Tips for Countries from A to Z It’s easy for business travelers to think that even when they travel, business is going to be done pretty much the same way it is at home. But that’s not always the case. Cultural differences can have a big impact on global business etiquette. That’s why it’s important for business travelers to make sure that they understand the culture of the country that they’re doing...
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  • Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Phrases & Pronunciation in Gaelic! March 1, 2018 2:48pm

    Saint Patrick’s Day Blessing on You! (plural) - Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Ban-ick-tee na fay-lah pwad-rig or-iv Health and Wealth! - Sláinte is táinte! slawn-chah iss tan-chah Luck of the Irish! - Ádh na nÉireannach! ah na nare-in-ack Kiss me, I’m Irish! - Tabhair póg dom, is Éireannach mé! Toe-er pog do, iss air-in-ack may Saint Patrick’s Day Blessing On You! (singular) - Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! Ban-ick-tee na fay-lah pwad-rig ort Happy St. Patrick...
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  • Get Ready for Chinese New Year! 2018 is the Year of the DOG February 8, 2018 1:00pm

    It’s Your Year DOGS and the keyword for Dogs is Action! This year the Chinese New Year begins on February 16, 2018 and ends on the on the Lunar New Year February 4, 2019. The Dog occupies the 11th position in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. You are a Dog if you are born in one of these years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018. Postponing is a word you can remove from your vocabulary. The Chinese Horoscope of 2018 predicts that the year of the Brown Earth Dog is going to be...
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  • We Wish You a Happy New Year in Different Languages Around the World! December 28, 2017 6:42pm

    Japan: Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu Kabyle: Asegwas Amegaz Kannada: Hosa Varushadha Shubhashayagalu Kisii: SOMWAKA OMOYIA OMUYA Khasi Snem Thymmai Basuk Iaphi Khmer: Sua Sdei tfnam tmei Korea: Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo! Kurdish: NEWROZ PIROZBE Latvian Laimīgo Jauno Gadu! Lithuanian: Laimingu Naujuju Metu Laotian: Sabai dee pee mai Macedonian Srekjna Nova Godina Madagascar Tratry  ny  taona Malay Selamat Tahun Baru Marathi Nveen Varshachy Shubhechcha Malayal...
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  • New Year Traditions Around the World from Greece to China! December 21, 2017 1:00pm

    New Year Traditions Around the World from Greece to China! Baby New Year Tradition The tradition of using a baby to signify the New Year was started around 600 B.C by the ancient Greeks, who, at the start of a year would carry a baby around in a basket. The purpose of it was to honor Dionysus, the God of Fertility and symbolize his annual rebirth. Hogmanay The New Year in Scotland is called Hogmanay. The people in Scotland follow a ritual that appears nutty but actually has a great signifi...
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  • We Wish You Happy Holidays in Languages from Around the World! December 7, 2017 1:00pm

    We Wish You Happy Holidays in Languages from Around the World! Happy Holidays in Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha Happy Holidays in Polish - Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia Happy Holidays in Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit Happy Holidays in Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad Happy Holidays in Thai - Sawadee Pee Mai Happy Holidays in Greek - Kala Christouyenna! Happy Holidays in Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho Happy Holidays in Vietnamese - Chung Mung Giang Sinh Happy Holidays in Yugoslavian - Ce...
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