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Gayle Cotton is President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Education, and author of the bestselling book, 'SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication'. An expert on Multicultural Business Communication and Global Business Etiquette, she has presented for the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the U.S. government, and more than 50 Fortune 500 companies. She has been featured on BBC News, NBC News, Good Morning America, PM Magazine, Pacific Report, and PBS. She has the distinction of being the first American accepted in the 'European Association of Marketing and Sales Experts', and is a Certified Expert in the 'Executive Foundation for International Communication'. She is a professional motivational speaker for Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), World Presidents' Organization (WPO), Chief Executives Organization (CEO), and Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO).

She is a National Emmy Award Winner, Bestselling Author, and a Distinguished Keynote Speaker. Gayle is among the best of women motivational speakers, and she delights her audiences with rapport secrets to help them communicate successfully anywhere in the world! If you need a dynamic speaker to help you avoid those embarrassing cultural faux pas - Contact Gayle! Her vast experience living and working abroad has made her a ‘first choice’ request for international audiences!

Contact Gayle if you need a professional motivational speaker for your international teams or audiences! A recognized authority on Cultural Science, Gayle Cotton travels worldwide educating, entertaining, and inspiring audiences with her fresh and unique approach. Giving new meaning to the concept of creativity and productivity, she is on the leading edge of global business communication.

Contact Gayle if you need female keynote speakers or women motivational speakers! She is in high demand for her personal story as a global business women, ‘3 Strikes…Awareness Is the First Step!’ She is sure to please any audience with her charm, wit, and humor!

Contact Gayle  if you need a top-level Executive Coach or Corporate Trainer on topics of Cross-Cultural Communication, Customer Service, Diversity, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Presentation Skills, Sales Negotiations, Stress Management, Teambuilding, or Time Management.

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The Executive Foundation for International Communication 
European Association of Marketing and Sales Experts

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President, Circles of Excellence, Inc.
International Keynote Speaker and Trainer

Gayle Cotton
National Emmy Award Winner, Gayle Cotton, delivers Professional Speaker Presentations & Keynotes for any topic from the Circles Of Excellence Corporate or Custom Training Programs

Gayle has been a TV guest on Good Morning America, PM Magazine, PM Northwest, Pacific Report and more.



Contact Gayle Cotton if you manage international teams, or need professional speakers for events, speakers for international conferences, a speaker on cultural diversity, or a professional keynote speaker that specializes in international business etiquette, cross-cultural business etiquette, or multicultural business communication. She is an expert on global business etiquette and international business communication, and a top-rated international keynote speaker, professional motivational speaker, and cross-cultural speaker. Known for her bestselling cross-cultural communication book and intercultural training for international business women, she is among the best female keynote speakers, or women motivational speakers. Gayle travels worldwide, entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her fresh and unique approach, and is sure to please any audience with her charm, wit, and humor!