Speaker and Trainer
Constance Hoffman, president and founder of Social & Business Graces, Inc., offers coaching in both individual and group settings. She has over 25 years experience in mentoring corporate clients of many Fortune 500 companies, and conducting stand-up presentations.
Constance began her career in the hospitality industry and has worked with such companies as Maritz Travel Company, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts, and Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
While spending time traveling throughout the United States, the Caribbean and over 15 other countries such as France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Russia, and Austria, Constance was introduced to local customs, practices and protocols thus developing the knowledge to instruct and inform individuals to place their best foot forward. These various industry roles, education, and travel have helped her perfect her writing, presentation and organizational skills and allow her to give well rounded instruction and information as a facilitator, key-note speaker, and trainer.
Today, as an authority, Constance consults individuals and groups on business email etiquette, social and communication skills, and dining etiquette for personal and business purposes. Attendees learn how to conduct themselves in a professional and poised manner that is sure to win the business.
For youth, she's conducted dining etiquette classes for children during summer cooking camps at Chef's Inc
inspires children year round at
Constance has also been a monthly columnist for The Santa Monica Star Newspaper, with
Constance was recently a guest on the
Power of Care
with Nadine Owens Burton for National Business
Etiquette week. The topic of discussion was
"Making a good first impression". Click on the
player below to hear the whole interview...
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Constance also recently
appeared on Blog
Talk Radio with
ChaChanna Simpson. Click on the player below to
hear the whole interview...
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If you get the
opportunity, watch The Learning
Channel's show "This Is Why You're
Single" which originally aired December 2008
Constance is a guest expert on two episodes
giving advice to troubled singles.
"I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much we appreciated the talk you gave at our Club. It was both entertaining and informative. It's always interesting to see how difficult it is for grown men and women to admit that they sometimes get confused about the place settings or proper etiquette in social situations. Your way of handling the subject is masterful. ... I'm going to recommend your program to the Rotary District Speakers Bureau. Hopefully, other clubs will take advantage of the opportunity to hear your presentation. Have you ever thought about writing a book? It would make a great read and could be a lot of fun."
Joe K. The Marketing Machine
"At Piccolo Chef we are extremely happy with Ms. Hoffman, who teaches etiquette to children and teens, as well as (beginning this Fall) adults.
We are impressed with her wealth of etiquette knowledge, her warmth and kindness with the staff and students and most importantly, her dependability as a teacher and person.
I highly recommend Ms. Hoffman as a teacher of etiquette and manners in any field; she will make a strong addition to any educational team."
"The speaker was energetic, upbeat and fun! Loved the topic; That was a great meeting and VERY informative; I found out I know nothing about proper dining habits and actually learned quite a few great tips. I enjoyed the evening!; The program was totally enjoyable."
Survey results from NACE
"Thank you again for that truly wonderful presentation last night at the San Diego NACE event! I spoke with MANY people who felt as excited and enlightened as I did! ...Thank you again for such an intriguing presentation. I really loved it!"
Kate Capshaw - Event Planner, Fundraiser, and an all around Great Resource!
"Great for my business; very informative; helpful; very engaging; great program; good information; information that everyone can use; valuable; provide information I can use; presented information in an interesting manner; would recommend this program to others; would attend another event by this speaker".
ISES St. Louis Chapter (as recorded through a survey process)
Other satisfied group clients:
Missouri Parks and Recreation Annual
Phelps County Bank
Chamber of Commerce - Rolla
American Jewish University
California State Northridge
UEI College of Business - Los Angeles
Numerous UCLA Sororities
Junior Women's Club
Milkin Family Foundation National Educator Awards
Chef's Inc. - Santa Monica
City Of Santa Monica, CREST Program
AdventurePlex - Manhattan Beach
Piccolo Chef - Culver City
Society of Incentive Travel Executives of Southern California
International Special Events Society of Orange County
International Special Events Society of St. Louis MO
Legacy Artists of Palm Springs
My Beauty Camp
Palos Verdes Junior Girl Scout Troop
National Association of Catering Executives in San Diego
Clothes the Deal - Dress to Impress Workshop
Kiwanis Club of Manhattan Beach
Rotary Club of Redondo Beach
Plus 100's of other individual clients