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Syndi S.


San Anselmo, CA
Hometown: San Anselmo

Member since:

January 21, 2016


Please tell us the name and location of the business you own or operate as the CEO or President.

I am the founder & Director of Advanced Etiquette which is a home-based business in San Anselmo, and affiliate offices in Beijing, China and Chennai, India.

Please tell us about yourself.

Personally: I am married for 23 years (and counting) to a great man named Ron Hildebrand who is 15 years my senior. We moved to San Anselmo 2.5 years ago... for me after having been born and raised in San Francisco and never living anyplace else in the Bay Area. Although no children of my own, my 3 brothers gave me 13 nephews/nieces who now have given me 16 great nephews/nieces. On Ron's side, he has 6 kids and 4 grand kids. We buy gifts cheaper by the two dozen batches. Professionally: I am an international speaker, trainer, and author who enjoys traveling the world to empower anyone---generally ages 9 to 99---to make a difference in their personal and professional life in the areas of international business protocol and social etiquette.

Please tell us about your hobbies or other interests..

I enjoy cooking, wine tasting, the Arts, and traveling the world to visit and meet new friends.

Please list any personal achievements you are proud of here.

After two former marriages I have husband of 23 years whom I love and enjoy spending time nearly 24/7. I have a reasonably balanced life between all aspects of my life, primarily personal and professional... and have great long-time friends (20-30+ years) with whom I continue to share fun activities year after year. I have a home I love and enjoy and am in overall good health. What more is there?

Tell us about your company and any achievements you are proud of here.

Having owned my business for 20 years, I am most proud I continue to enjoy what I do immensely. I am proud of all the global media attention gained for my work, including appearing on GMA, CBS National Evening News, Fox's Trading Spouses, NPR, USA Today, and others. Most of all I am proud of all the great companies I've served, including Hewlett-Packard for 9 straight years, Sprint International, Marriott Corporation Worldwide, and numerous others over the years. Without great companies and individuals who invest their time and resources, I would not be in business today.


As the founder of Advanced Etiquette, we help business professionals overcome all their fears and insecurities to gaining great confidence and authority in any business and social etiquette situation, anywhere in the world.

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