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Lew believes that “Civility is its own reward”. She suggests that “In choosing civility, people find their best self, and in doing so, they experience the grace, courage, generosity, humanity, and humility that civility engenders.”

For 17 years Lew Bayer has been internationally recognized as North America’s leading expert on Civility at Work™ with focus on social intelligence and culturally-competent communication. She is CEO of multinational civility training group Civility Experts Worldwide, www.CivilityExperts.com, President of the International Civility Trainers’ Consortium, Executive Director of The Center for Cultural Competence www.culturalcompetence.ca, President of High Style Impression Management Group, and Founder of the In Good Company Etiquette Academy Franchise Group.

With the release of her new book slated for late 2015, Lew will be a 9-time published author. She is on the board for the National Civility Center, a proud Mentor for The Etiquette House, a member of the Advisory Board for A Civil Tongue, a national magazine columnist, and a frequent expert commentary contributor to over 60 online, print, and television publications. Lew is a distance faculty member at Georgetown University Center for Cultural Competence, has trained for the American Management Center in New York and is a long-term facilitator at the Canadian Management Center in Toronto Canada. Lew is a Master trainer for the Canadian School of Service, and a certified Culture Coach® who also holds credentials in Intercultural Communications, Essential Skills, and Occupational Language Assessment.

Lew has been nominated six times for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the year. She was also previously awarded Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur in International Business and she was the first Canadian to receive the prestigious AICI (Association of Image Consultants International) International Civility Star Award.

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