“As a female founder and business owner, it was crucial to me to develop a program that was effective, empowering and gender neutral in order to evolve standard business training into the most modern practices to date.” -Myka Meier, Founder
Founder & Director
A dual American and British citizen, Myka Meier is an entrepreneur, author and consultant specializing in international social and business training.
Myka launched New York based consultancy Beaumont Etiquette in 2013 and co-founded The Plaza Hotel Finishing Program with Beaumont Etiquette in 2016. In 2019 Myka co-founded the Beaumont Training Group to offer corporate training through modern and innovative courses, expanding her company’s training offerings to topics including leadership, sales, customer service and more.
With a degree in communications and over 10 years experience in the luxury, lifestyle and fashion markets, Myka worked in both New York and London focusing on integrated communications, and has two years experience working on a global endeavor initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
A best-selling author, Myka has written two books Modern Etiquette Made Easy and Business Etiquette Made Easy. Myka is available to travel nationally or internationally for consultation and speaking engagements.
An avid volunteer for charities which promote confidence and teach both social and work skills in underprivileged communities, Myka resides in New York with her husband and daughter.
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Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of Beaumont Training Group Anne manages client relationships, develops content for the various training programs, and teaches several topic areas. She contributed to Business Etiquette Made Easy by Myka Meier, due out in May 2020.
In her role as co-founder of The Plaza Finishing Program she manages client services, sponsorships and partnerships, and teaches several courses.
For over 15 years Anne worked as a marketing and communications specialist, with a focus on lifestyle editorial and branded content. She has worked with several global luxury brands in the hospitality and fashion space, as well as a variety of media companies including Condé Nast, Aol, NBC Universal and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Debra Sabatini Hennelly
Compliance & Ethical Leadership Expert, Founder & President of Resiliti
Debbie Hennelly has spent more than 25 years developing and implementing compliance and ethics programs for organizations, ranging from small companies to some of the largest multinationals. Using her legal expertise in combination with her engineering background, she guides organizations and their senior leadership teams with innovative approaches to risk assessment and management, ethics and compliance program development and oversight, creating and sustaining a culture of integrity and ethical leadership, and strengthening competitive resilience. To learn more about Compliance and Culture of Integrity Workshops click here.
Debbie founded Compliance & Ethics Solutions—now known as “Resiliti“—in 2004. Her unique ability to “right-size” an organization’s strategy is derived, in part, from a proprietary approach to integrating risk and cultural insights into an organization’s strategic planning, operations and leadership framework. Along with her talented colleagues, she also develops and facilitates interactive training programs to help ensure employee accountability and engagement, and creates codes of conduct, processes and other tools to help organizations advance a “speaking up” culture grounded in ethical leadership and more conscious decision-making.
She has served as adjunct faculty for BP, facilitating small-group workshops in ethical leadership, as well as leading interactive learning with employees, managers, senior leaders and board directors for other publicly-traded and privately-held companies and organizations. She also serves on the planning committee and faculty of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics’ Regional Conference annually in New York City, as well as the faculty of the Practising Law Institute’s annual Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop.
As the movement for more responsible business practices has matured, Debbie and her colleagues have been facilitating learning experiences that address the competitiveness issues companies are grappling with now, such as: the role of diversity and inclusion in employee retention and value creation; the impacts of the #MeToo movement; and the stakeholder expectations for next-generation executive leadership and governance models.
Debbie has served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for two privately-held chemical companies, Sonneborn and PeroxyChem, during transitional periods for both companies, reporting directly to their CEOs and meeting quarterly with their Boards of Directors. Debbie’s experience holding senior in-house roles in public and private companies, as well as working in two ethics and compliance specialty service providers, has enabled her to acquire an uncommon perspective on both sides of the client/vendor relationship.
Earlier in her career, she spent more than ten years in legal and compliance roles at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Avaya, BP and Avon Products, with responsibilities ranging from implementing environmental and safety management systems to leading global compliance and ethics programs. She also advised other multinational companies on compliance and ethics program implementation while serving as vice president and general counsel of Integrity Interactive (now part of SAI Global), and as a senior knowledge leader with LRN. Prior to her in-house roles, she spent five years practicing environmental law with Bryan Cave in Washington, DC, and Riker Danzig in New Jersey. Before earning her law degree, she was a civil/environmental engineer and supervised construction for Exxon Company, USA.
She is a past Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Environmental Law Committee, past Assistant Chair of ACC-Europe’s Compliance & Ethics Committee, and currently serves as a member of the Alumni Association Advisory Committee at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Debbie earned a B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Director of Media Relations
Adam has conducted crisis communications for CEOs, global brands and high-net-worth individuals around the world for twenty years. He has successfully media trained CEOs and presidents of global companies as well as chart topping musicians, politicians, super models and sports stars, crafting individualized programs that are tailored to each person. Skilled in crisis management, Adam has helped global businesses and those in the public eye prepare, avoid and recover from potentially damaging situations, often keeping stories out of the public eye.
With 25-years of experience in ‘Fleet Street’, Adam worked at several newspapers, the BBC and ITN before a 20-year career at The Times (London). He worked as a news editor, for the paper and online, and as a senior reporter before becoming the Crime Correspondent. He also wrote business and travel features for the newspaper before spending five years at a public relations company with offices in London, New York and San Francisco, as Director of Communications. He led global media campaigns, conducted crisis management and media training for a wide range of clients, including Belvedere, Battersea Power Station, Matalan, Equinox, Caprice, Victoria’s Secret and Amazon.
With his inside knowledge of the media, Adam has successfully planned and executed public relations campaigns in Europe, North America and Asia. He works with public relations agencies, brands, high-profile people and high-net-worth individuals on media strategy, pitches, media training and crisis communications.
Director of Finance, Beaumont Training Group
Kari is the head of the Finance Department for Beaumont Training Group. Kari has worked in Financial + Accounting industry in New York City, Chicago & Florida for over 16 years.
Robert Lee Fowler III
Beaumont Etiquette Director of Hospitality
Robert is a hospitality expert and teaches dining service programs to in-house catering teams, restaurants, catering companies and hotels. In addition to teaching dining service, he can take an inventory of your service items and make recommendations to update plates, flatware and glassware to serving pieces, uniforms and storage containers. He can also organize your kitchen, pantry and service storage areas to maximize space and organization.
A valued Beaumont Etiquette trainer since 2017, Chiara is based in Northern California and travels the United States instructing small and large companies. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, Chiara’s passion for education makes her a premier instructor in topics including business protocol, dining etiquette and team building trainings in both group and private course formats.
Leanne is a Chicago-raised New Yorker who strives to bring the basis of etiquette – respect, generosity and thoughtfulness – to her daily life in the Big Apple. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Leanne was trained by Myka Meier and teaches a range of professional development courses, including business protocol, dining etiquette, and professional presence.
Jackie moved to New York City upon graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where she received a Bachelor’s Degree.
She was trained by Myka Meier in a range of professional development topics and teaches business protocol, voice training, presentation training professional presence courses.
Beaumont Training Group Associate
Danielle joined the Beaumont Training Group in 2017. She manages business administration, client relations and hospitality.