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Julie Blais Comeau

Chief Etiquette Officer, Author and Speaker | La spécialiste de l'étiquette, auteure et conférencière

Julie Blais Comeau is one of Canada’s most quoted etiquette expert, a professional speaker, an educator and the author of Etiquette: Confidence & Credibility.

You may have read, seen or heard her on CBC, CTV, TVA, Rogers, Radio-Canada, HuffPost Live, Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living, Women’s Health, and many others.

A certified business etiquette and international protocol consultant, with a solid experience in management, human resources and training, she is the Huffington Post’s Sticky Situation blogger.

Fluently bilingual, having presented more than 500 educational activities to over 50 clients and 5000 participants, Julie is an ideal resource person as a training and development consultant, speaker or workshop facilitator.

With Julie’s help, all can go from oops… to ahh! Farewell faux-pas. Hello confidence & credibility!

Julie est diplômée de la prestigieuse Protocol School of Washington, l'auteure de Quoi dire, comment faire et quand? ainsi que de Projetez confiance et crédibilité et la bloggeuse du Situation délicate du Huffington Post.

Une collaboratrice média en demande, vous l'avez peut-être vu, lu ou entendu à Entertainment Tonight Canada, CTV Morning Live, CBC, Radio-Canada, TVA, Cogeco ou dans The Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest et the Ottawa Citizen.

Whether you are a graduate, organizing a conference or wanting to polish your image on your way to the 'C' suites, Julie is at your service. With her help, gone will be embarrassment and faux-pas!

Au plaisir de vous aider à rayonner positivement mais surtout à éviter l'embarras.

Visit www.etiquettejulie.com or follow along on Twitter and Facebook.
Sticky Situation: 15 Phrases To Never Use At

Sticky Situation: 15 Phrases To Never Use At Work

It is not what you say. It is how you say it. But even if your words are the least of the three elements of in-person communication, they should still be carefully chosen. They have the power to clarify, inform, educate, inspire and motivate. Soft or strong, all your words are heard and could go directly into your boss's ears.
11/25/2016 15:23 EST
Sticky Situation: Your Boss Thinks You're

Sticky Situation: Your Boss Thinks You're Rude

Yes, the contemporary workplace is evolving and no, your manager or human resources representative may not have had "that" talk about your rudeness or inappropriateness with you, but you could be embarrassing yourself, your superior and your entire organization.
01/21/2015 17:24 EST
25 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at the

25 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at the Office

Happy Earth Day! Since 1970, 192 countries, annually celebrate and act to preserve our planet earth on April 22. Do your part and keep the Earth Day Ticker rising, to achieve 2 billion acts of green. Start now, with these 25 ways.
04/22/2014 09:18 EDT
Sticky Situation: Office St. Patrick's Day Dos and

Sticky Situation: Office St. Patrick's Day Dos and Don'ts

Every March 17th, all over Canada and the world, employees go to their closets in search of a little, or a lot, of something green to wear. Some even bring Irish treats and delicacies to eat at lunch or share at break. Others look forward to the traditional happy hour green beer and most don't know that Patrick was not Irish.
03/16/2014 23:23 EDT
Sticky Situation: How and When to Quit in Seven

Sticky Situation: How and When to Quit in Seven Steps

Congratulations! Although you may simultaneously feel excitement and urgency, both employers will appreciate you leaving and starting with polish and professionalism. Read on for practical steps to transition from one position to the next.
09/11/2013 12:15 EDT
Sticky Situation: Your Vacation Tipping

Sticky Situation: Your Vacation Tipping Guide

For many Canadians, Canada Day is the beginning of their vacation. What will you do? Where will you go to unplug & reconnect? Whenever I participate on call-in shows, the most popular questions that I receive, are usually about tipping etiquette. Canadians from coast-to-coast want to know; to give or not to give and how much.
06/27/2013 12:35 EDT
Sticky Situation: Keeping Your Virtual Life

Sticky Situation: Keeping Your Virtual Life Clean

I have read and heard about the good, the bad, and the ugly news stories of online activities and want to make sure that I enter the virtual world without making a faux-pas or worse yet having cyber remorse. What are your recommendations for an oldie about to be an online newbie?
02/22/2012 11:53 EST
Sticky Situations: How Do I

Sticky Situations: How Do I Schmooze?

I will be attending my first cocktail networking event as a solopreneur. Schmoozing does not appeal to me. Although I am quite outgoing I feel uncomfortable and shy about the whole process. Help! I need face-to-face networking tips or tricks for the contemporary professional.
02/08/2012 12:08 EST
Sticky Situations: Saying No to

Sticky Situations: Saying No to Charity

Quite a few of my colleagues are eager volunteers who often collect charitable donations. I value their contributions to our community but my spouse was told, right after the holiday break, that his position would be abolished. What is the appropriate way of declining all of the upcoming requests?
01/25/2012 12:01 EST
Sticky Situations: When Hockey Moms are Pitbulls with

Sticky Situations: When Hockey Moms are Pitbulls with Botox

I can handle all of them. This year brought on a new challenge; the nosy hockey Mom. She wants to know everything about me: my age, how much I make and the last straw came during the holiday tournament when she asked me if I had Botox.
01/18/2012 11:54 EST
Sticky Situations: My Noisy Colleague Interrupts my

Sticky Situations: My Noisy Colleague Interrupts my Work

Since last September, our office has downsized to a cubicle environment in the outskirts of town. my left cube dweller takes personal calls on her cell, uses her speaker phone for conversations, and talks to herself while working. How can I gain peace and quiet from her side when I need it?
01/04/2012 11:04 EST
Sticky Situations: I Saw My Boss Kissing My

Sticky Situations: I Saw My Boss Kissing My Colleague

Following that last workday of the year I met my husband at one of our favorite eateries and saw my boss kissing my East Coast counterpart. Our company has a strict no-dating policy. Now I am wondering if I should do or say anything when we come back to work in the New Year?
12/28/2011 09:08 EST
Sticky Situations: Office Gift Giving Do's and

Sticky Situations: Office Gift Giving Do's and Don'ts

I am a recent graduate who has landed her first management position. My boss is great and I have an amazing team of three under me. I would love to show my appreciation to them all this holiday season but don't want to give them the "wrong" kind of gifts. What would be your suggestions?
12/14/2011 09:00 EST
Sticky Situations: Help! One of My Colleagues Has Bad

Sticky Situations: Help! One of My Colleagues Has Bad B.O.

<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/julie-blais-comeau/work-etiquette_b_1116427.html" target="_hplink"><img src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/419426/original.jpg" align=right ></a>This is one of those times when the professional and personal lines are crossed. <br>At the same time, that odour can affect the entire team's productivity and cause ill effects.
11/30/2011 08:50 EST