Diane Craig, President of Corporate Class Inc., is a leading image and etiquette consultant. For over 20 years she has provided corporate consultations, helping hundreds of men and women realize their professional and personal goals. She is a sought after speaker at national business meetings, regularly gives comprehensive workshops to corporate groups, and offers private consultations on business etiquette, dress and dining.
Diane Craig has extensive personal experience with financial institutions and the pharmaceutical industry. She has traveled widely, is fluently bilingual, and is always poised and elegant. Her enduring expertise began with her training in Haute Couture at the Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design from 1981-1984, her certificate program at the Protocol School of Washington in 1995 and, more recently, her certificates in Intercultural studies from UBC and the University of the Pacific in Oregon.
Business Communication Etiquette: For more than 15 years, Diane Craig has been developing corporate materials to train emerging and seasoned leaders. She focuses on interpersonal business skills for working a room, hosting clients, performing effectively at meetings and handling techno communications. Successful organizations call upon her to enhance the image and decorum of their staff, thereby raising their level of confidence and increasing client loyalty. Diane Craig is one of Canadian Management Centre’s faculty members and on LifeSpeak’s national roster of speakers.
Executive Dining and Hosting: Diane Craig produced, wrote and directed a comprehensive Executive Dining Etiquette CD which was launched in 2003 and shows, with real mealtime participants, the dos and don’ts of dining and hosting. Her practical hands-on dining workshops, both entertaining and interactive, have also been highly rated by corporate groups.
Dress and Wardrobe: Although Corporate Class Inc. currently focuses on corporate seminars, individuals still seek Diane’s personal consultation. Her expert approach to dress and style is derived from her extensive experience as a couturier and instructor. At haute couture venues in Toronto or on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, there is little a tailor or seamstress can add to Diane’s insight into her client’s needs. Indeed, she routinely marks and pins the alterations herself.
Diane’s clients include senior executives, politicians, graduating students in law and MBA programs, and professionals at every level across all industries.
Media appearances: Diane Craig is frequently asked to contribute to magazines, the daily press, radio and television broadcasts. She appears on newscasts for comment on business conduct, dress codes or politicians’ attire. Her views are often quoted in The Globe and Mail and The National Post. She appears on programs such as ET Canada, The National on CBC and Canada AM on CTV to share her image analysis of Canadian public figures. (more)
Awards: Canadian Living Magazine and Avon Canada gave Diane Craig the Women of Inspiration Award, and she is also a recipient of the Business Person of the Year Bronze Award by the Ottawa Greater Chamber of Commerce and the Toastmaster’s International Communication and Leadership Award.
Corporate Class Inc. is committed to community service. For several years Diane Craig has served on The Premier’s Advisory Board for Organ Donation and Transplantation, the Canadian Council on Donation and Transplantation and the Board of Trillium Gift of Life Network. She chaired her own not-for-profit organization Sandrine’s Gift of Life and sat on several special event committees such as the Yonge Street Mission and St. Joe’s Women Shelter. The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson, presented her with the Meritorious Service Medal in 2003.