President, Neels and Company

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Gretchen Neels is founder and president of Neels & Company, Inc., a Washington, DC-based leading provider of soft skills training to professional services firms, covering all areas of business communication, including generational differences in the workplace. A speaker, executive coach, and workshop facilitator, Gretchen also has produced and delivered over 50 Core Skills Thursday webcast programs for WestLegalEd Center, the world's largest source of legal education, providing listeners from the legal community information, advice, and strategies to enhance the softer side of their careers. Gretchen is also the author of The New Professional's Guide to Success, an audio program designed for recent graduates that takes the mystery out of what it means to be a professional.

Gretchen's client list includes many top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, national associations, and a number of distinguished institutions of higher learning including Harvard Business School, The Fuqua Business School at Duke University, The George Washington University, Babson College, and Northeastern University. Neels & Company has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Boston Herald,,, and ALA's Legal Management magazine. Gretchen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University, and studied abroad at UniversitÔøΩ per Stranieri di Perugia (Italy).

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