Eliška Hašková Coolidge

After graduating from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Eliška Hašková Coolidge began a career that would lead her to being a special assistant to five United States Presidents. She founded and managed an office that oversaw the President’s non-news related communication with the public. Later, she became the Assistant Chief of Protocol of the United States and Alternate Delegate to the Organization of American States (OAS).

Today, she divides her time between homes in Washington and her native Czech Republic where, through Coolidge Consulting Services, she advises people in the public, private, and non-profit sectors on a variety of issues from business ethics, etiquette, and public relations to protocol and human resources. She is a frequent lecturer on the art and management of social skills and business and diplomatic protocol. www.ehc.cz

The recipient of the Outstanding Czech Abroad and Czech Businesswoman awards, among others, Eliška has been recognized for her contributions to raising the level of awareness of ethics and comportment in a civil society.

A frequent interview subject on radio, television, and in print, she speaks five languages and her life story is the subject of a bestselling book titled, <em>Pĕt amerických prezidentů, česká babička a já</em>. (English translation: Five American Presidents, my Czech Grandmother and I).

In addition, as Honorary Member of the Board of Etická výchova o.p.s. (The Foundation for Ethical Education,) she is the initiator of the project ASET (Adopt a School for Ethics in our children and Trust in our Society). A joint effort of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Czech Ministry of Education and Etická výchova o.p.s., this program is designed to fund and promote ethical education in Czech elementary schools and companies such as DuPont or EXXON are already involved in this project.

Eliška brings to The Prague Leadership Institute a vast wealth of experience and understanding of the powerful subtleties of the human element of leadership, along with a gift for imparting that knowledge to others in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand manner, which has become her hallmark.