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Catherine de Castelbajac

Catherine de Castelbajac

Catherine believes in the power of etiquette in business, and in personal life. As founder of CdeC Academy, an Etiquette, Self Esteem, and Modeling School, she has helped students achieve their highest potential both personally and professionally. As a corporate trainer, and professional development consultant, she has extensive experience and knowledge in image, etiquette, and dining for both American and international businesses environments. She has a track record of success helping corporations and their employees build and maintain skills to increase confidence that directly affects productivity, profits and customer relations. As founder of CdeC Academy, she has changed the lives of many youth and adults, teaching them the tools to achieve personal and professional success in today’s challenging global environment.

Catherine has consulted to a variety of industries, at all levels of an organization, providing one-on-one consulting in areas such as personal branding, protocol, business etiquette, color analysis, and media image counseling. She has helped guide clients through unsure moments, deals with sensitive issues, and ultimately motivates one to be their best.

Previously, Catherine held a variety of positions with companies such as Mirabella Magazine, Gagosian Gallery (one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries), Tiffany’s (world premier jeweler), and as an entrepreneur in the fashion and beauty industries. She is also the author of Face of the Century, 100 Years of Makeup and Style, a groundbreaking book that examines influences and trends in beauty and fashion during the 20th Century.

Catherine holds a BA from Columbia University in English Literature, and an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management. She has been professionally trained and certified by the IIIC, the International Institute for Image Communications.

Additionally, she is an active member of the Association of Image Consu

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Etiquette, Self Esteem, Modeling instructo Santa Barbara, CA
Dining Etiquette for adults, children, executives Santa Barbara, CA
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3921 Laguna Blanca Drive 917-859-4142
Santa Barbara, CA 93110


Innovative branding and communications executive with extensive experience in leadership presence. Expert in executive networking, business etiquette, communication style and mentoring to communicate integrity, competence, leadership, and confidence for individuals and corporations from entry-level to senior management. Excellent team building, planning and motivational skills. MBA, fluent in French.

· Presentation/Communication Specialist
· Brand Development
· Sales and Fundraising
· Financial and Managerial Expertise
· Marketing Development


International Image Resource, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 2000-2008
International Image Resource is an Image Consultancy that provides individuals, executives, and businesses image, etiquette and dining expertise. A full service consulting firm, it specializes in helping clients develop a strong first impression and brand identity through wardrobe and communication and teaching.
· Developed unique approach to personalize evaluation and assessment process enabling more efficient, insightful, results-oriented service.
· Identified effective methods of defining personal styles, career needs, personnel goals.
· Experienced leader in fashion and beauty industries.
· Developed seminars for corporations and MBA programs in Dining Etiquette, Image Management, Protocol, and Event Planning.
· Created online Communications Consultancy.

Tiffany and Co., Santa Barbara, CA 2008
Tiffany and Co. is one of the worlds leading luxury jewelers, with locations around the world.
Certification: International Institute for Image Communications

MBA. International Management and Entreneurship, 1995
Simmons Graduate School of Management

Bachelor of Science, English Literature and Art History, 1983
Columbia University
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Catherine de Castelbajac is located in Santa Barbara, CA and has the following skills: Etiquette, Self Esteem, Modeling instructo, Dining Etiquette for adults, children, executives
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Etiquette, Self Esteem, Modeling instructo

Category: Education
We give students the tools to achieve their highest potential both personally and professionally through small classes in Modeling, effective communication, self confidence, social and dining etiquette, walking, sitting, standing with poise.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Certified Image consultant, MBA graduate.
Years Experience: 20

Dining Etiquette for adults, children, executives

Category: Education
Proper manners while dining are essential in today's competitive environment. Give your children or yourself the tools to succeed by knowing proper etiquette at the table.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Certified Image Consultant, MBA Graduate
Years Experience: 20