Making an impact worldwide
Final Touch works with individuals and organizations across the country and around the world. Final Touch has partnered with companies such as:
- The Boeing Company
- Hilton Hotel
- TD Ameritrade Institutional
- TCS World Travel
- BNSF Logistics
- United States Navy
- Oman Oil, Muscat, Oman
- University of Washington
- Southern Methodist University
- Central Washington University
- Meeting Professional International
- American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
- Transfield Services
- Texas Farm Bureau
- Mission Advancement
- BB&T Wealth Management
- D Magazine
- Foundation Management Services
- Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
- The Noble Research Institute
- John L. Scott
- Meadowood Napa Valley
- Wise County Clerks
- General Plastics Manufacturing Company
- Versacor Managed Pest Solutions
- Koelsch Senior Communities
- Mehrer Drywall, Inc.
Read what leaders have said about partnering with Final Touch.
“The impact of training can last a day, a week or perhaps a year or more. Deborah's training was different and focused on core human values that will last a lifetime. Our engagement with Deborah has left an indelible influence on our team. After our engagement, many have commented on how differently they now approach and engage in a social setting. Everyone feels more confident, more comfortable and above all, we sharpened our appreciation for civility and etiquette both in our personal and professional lives. I recommend Deborah's services without reservation and I'm grateful we were able to avail ourselves of her exquisite knowledge and professionalism.”
“Admittedly, I had high expectations of Deborah's consulting expertise based on her website and her publications. My expectations were exceeded within the first 15 minutes of Deborah's day-long seminar. I recently contacted Deborah and requested a custom-design seminar for corporate protocol specifically for our unique company culture. The participants were fixed on Deborah all day and wanted more when it was over! I recommend Deborah especially for senior leadership coaching, particularly if the company in question requires travel and networking events for their executives / staff. Your company's image will benefit greatly from the skills your employees obtain from Deborah King's Final Touch!”
“My engineering team recently took Deborah King’s class on Professional Presence as a team building event, and we were impressed with the professionalism and grace she demonstrated from the first greeting to final goodbyes. She captured the attention of a room full of engineers for the entire 6-hour course. The goal for this team building exercise was to instill and reinforce great social skills to the engineering department. Deborah accomplished these goals by first explaining the foundation and reasons to develop our social skills and then demonstrating how civility, table manners, and overall social presence should be implemented in the modern workplace. My team cannot stop talking about what they learned during Deborah’s course and is telling everyone they can about the experience! I highly recommend this program for all professionals!”
“Deborah's session helped our team reset our thinking about how nonverbal communication (especially attire) sends powerful messages to our customers and prospects. It opened some healthy dialogue about how we want to brand ourselves and hold each other accountable to the standards we set as a company.”
“Thank you so much for providing this Leadership Development Workshop for our new Board of Directors. It was very helpful in getting our new team acclimated to one another and setting our perspective in the right direction. We truly appreciate your help in setting the foundation for our future growth.”
“I just want to say THANK YOU for introducing us to Deborah King and allowing her to come in and help us in areas that we did not recognize that we needed help in. I believe after this life changing experience we can ALL work together drama free and be able to help one another using our power, presence and warmth techniques. That was one of the best gifts that i have received from Transfield Services. I am proud to be part of a team that will not allow me to fail and is willing to help me grow.”
“Deborah recently taught a class on dining etiquette to our group of young professionals. She was a fantastic instructor - extremely knowledgeable about etiquette and civility, and also a very skilled presenter. She engaged with our group really well, and we all left with an improved understanding of the importance of etiquette and civility as we move forward in our careers. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an educational (and entertaining) class - you will definitely get a lot out of it!”
“Thank you, Deborah, for the wonderful presentation you did for our annual company meeting. Everyone has been talking about it and really appreciated the fact that we chose to have a speaker on a non-industry topic. It seemed to reflect the message that we really care about them as people, and not just as workers (which of course we do!). Your speaking style is very engaging (I guess you’ve done this before!) and your ability to hold an audience’s attention for 3 hours is impressive. I will definitely reach out to you for our meeting next year.”
“Deborah presented a half day seminar for our attorneys and paralegals titled "Polishing your Professionalism". Her presentation was inventive with great ideas and real life situations that everyone could use. She easily connected with our entire group due to her personality and detailed knowledge of the subject.”
“Deborah King’s knowledge helps us all to remember that how we act and how we dress will leave a lasting impression with everyone we meet. Our firm has hired Deborah’s etiquette services more than once; bringing more benefits to each of us as an individual, yet more importantly bringing benefits which flow over into our business, to our staff and to our clients. Deborah’s compassion about her teaching is an inspiration and I wholly recommend Deborah’s consulting services.”
“I contracted Deborah to instruct my employees in Professional Development. Deborah’s class was received very well by my employees and we all gained from her knowledge and expertise. Feedback from my employees was not only positive, but useful and appreciated. We all took valuable information from the class and have utilized it in our day to day business operations. The best part of the class for me as an employer was to note the improvement in our employees’ communication with each other and our customers. Communication is key to success.”
“I would have never imagined that The Art of Confident Living would have resulted in such great and drastic changes in my life. This class gave me the confidence and the skill set I lacked to advance swiftly in my company and life. I have received several promotions increasing my salary, and I have received three major awards for performance. This is a direct result of competent soft skills - 100%! Soft skills set you apart. Thank you, Deborah, for changing the trajectory of my life!”
"You have profoundly and permanently changed every aspect of my life for the better, and I will forever be grateful for it. What you accomplish in the course of a week is truly miraculous!”
"Deborah, I really have to thank you for the confidence, and yes, the power that you gave me in that one day of listening to you. The most liberating thing for me was knowing what I didn't know. I always thought there was this BIG secret that I missed, and that everyone else knew and they secretly laughed at me because I didn't know. [M]y daughter really enjoyed herself also. All I have to say is that [it] is PRICELESS! I would have paid three times that amount for her to hear that information, and we both will see you again. Thanks so much."
“So often we are told to be confident, and yet we aren’t taught how. Here we learned how to boost our power and be taken seriously without giving up our warmth and approachability. How to hold our chin level with the ground and still smile. This week was about so much more than changing how other people see us, it was about changing how we see ourselves, and how we can take everything we have learned and walk back into the world and navigate it with civility at the heart of everything we do. We learned dining etiquette and how to boost our authority and appearance through our wardrobe. We learned the importance of dressing for our body type, the power of a first impression, and how to make a good and lasting one. We learned how to hold ourselves both visually and in our own esteem. Entering into this experience, I wouldn’t have thought that a week could change a person with any level of depth or permanence. Yet that it what I saw happen in every woman at this camp including myself. Not only has Final Touch given me the beginnings of a myriad of skills, it has instilled in me a desire to keep developing those skills and inspired me to work towards not just a career or a family or a certain social standing but towards becoming the woman I want to be.”
"The women's overnight program was a real eye opener. The content Deborah delivered was so much more than thank you cards and dining skills—it was a soft skills boot camp for success. I will be attending another session!"
"I truly wish I had had this available to me when I was younger. I am positive it would've made a world of difference in the decisions I made … all of the millions of events I've bowed out of and ways I've limited myself because I felt so truly inept and uncomfortable. I'm going with 'it's never too late to learn'.'"
"Wow!!! Deborah is not just a teacher, she is a coach, a mother, and a genuine person. Due to these reasons, the training sessions felt like motivational, empowering sessions. I did not just learn about civility, social capital, first impressions, personal branding, table etiquette, communication skills and entertaining, my world view was transformed for the better. The course has totally changed the way I feel about myself and the way I present myself to the public, especially in a professional environment. In my everyday life, it has changed how I treat people, how I eat in public, and most of all how I dress to work and other events. For that I say thank you so much."
"Deborah, I have to tell you that I FINALLY understand why the retreat [is] called the "Art of Confident Living." I learned so much and know that I didn't retain all that was covered, but my attitude has changed. I've become more confident. The shift in my attitude has helped me in every single social situation that I've been in since that weekend. I'm forever grateful for the things that you taught me. Thank you!"
"The week at Final Touch is more than words. Each girl brings a story to tell and instills a part of life to focus on with each other. I will forever be grateful for each conversation, and for each session. The week reminds you of your worth, and brings to attention a much needed focus on etiquette and class. Thank you again for the days at the Inn on the River."
"I truly enjoyed this past weekend. It was the best thing I could have done for myself and I feel so blessed to have been a part of such a wonderful class of ladies. You have such a wonderful gift in how you teach your classes. It is not "stuffy". There is warmth, humor, and it is genuine and real. I wish the class lasted longer! I look forward to Art of Confident Living II."
"I'm embarking on my new life of confidence! One would think at this stage of life that one would have it all 'together,' but I still felt a need for validation or correction. Your weekend provided that for me and I've been feeling the effects ever since. On several occasions I've had the opportunity to practice my new skills. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts."
"I have gone from half-clueless, half-cultured to a full-blown young lady and have you to thank! Thank you for enthusiastically sharing all (or at least the essentials) of your etiquette knowledge. I feel more confident because I know I’m equipped with the tools to handle most any social situation."
"Words cannot describe the positive difference the Art of Confident Living Retreat has made in my quest for refinement and excellence. Thank you!"
"I really enjoyed your class, Deborah, and was fascinated by what you were teaching. I felt like it is things we all think we should know already, but you were showing why it is all so important. I cleaned out my closet and went through all of my clothes. I tried everything on and got rid of anything that did not fit with the personal brand I want others to know me by. I am really excited to get started on my personal development."
"Upon arriving home Monday, I found myself seeing the world very differently on campus, at home, and at work. I thought about times when I’ve worn clothing to “self-express” which did not fit the context of the occasion and left me unable to achieve the aim I wanted (such as time with a family member or an important interview or a networking opportunity). My clothing was indeed expressing something, but it wasn’t expressing me in a manner that promoted useful connections. I also have the opportunity to attend a career networking opportunity. Networking events can be daunting because of uncertainty and sometimes discomfort while interacting with others. The confidence I feel in myself after the weekend moves from fearing embarrassment to courageously defining 'how I want to be remembered.' In reviewing the event schedule, I noticed a few details. First, there will be time for networking and I thought, “Oh, I know how to do that because we practiced introductions and small talk.” Second, light refreshments will be served and since we practiced holding a small plate and drink in one hand, I can do that part with ease and grace. Third, at the very end of the schedule, I noticed that professional pictures will be taken and since we had gone over the different levels of clothing and proper business attire, not only can I dress for the photos, I can dress for the event. I am deeply thankful for the weekend and look forward to the doors that will open because of these skills. Thank you!"
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