My first inspiration to take the Global Protocol training came while preparing board meetings in the U.S., The Netherlands and France for Navigation Technology an Illinois based company. Protocol, etiquette, and professional presence are so important in Europe and different from what I had experienced in the U.S. While at Orbitz, I worked with very influential executives from the airline industry. These individuals had very specific expectations regarding seating arrangements, menus, dress, and general atmosphere for the dinners and meetings held for the board. My position at Ygomi LLC strengthened my desire to learn as much as possible and to be able to teach others. My Global Protocol training now allows me to train new executives in my current employment situation and refine my skills to teach as an independent contractor.