CSP International Business Training Academy Earns WEConnect Certification

CSP International™ Business Training Academy is proud to announce their recent certification by WEConnect Canada and WEConnect International, a non-profit organization that increases opportunities for women-owned businesses to succeed throughout Canada, The United States and across the globe.

Orlando, Fla. – November 4, 2011 – CSP International™ Business Training Academy is getting a big business boost thanks to WEConnect Canada, a corporate-led organization that provides Canada’s premier certification program for women business owners. Christine Rae, real estate home staging expert and President and CEO of CSP International™ Business Training Academy is among a growing group of women business owners across the country whose companies have achieved certification through WEConnect Canada.

This certification will provide many advantages for clients working with Christine and CSP International™ Business Training Academy. Multinational corporations are increasingly reaching out to suppliers not traditionally included in the supply chain, including women business owners. They recognize the benefits that a more diverse supply chain can bring, including the innovative and quality products and services women business owners are bringing to the marketplace at an escalating pace. Such products and services expand buyers’ choice, boost innovation, increase competitiveness, add flexibility and niche market knowledge.

Christine is well known and respected for her work as a successful international trainer, speaker, entrepreneur and author of Home Staging for Dummies (Wiley.) Christine’s passion to excellence caused the evolution of the CSP training program into an international success; in 2009 she opened a sustainable destination training school, resource centre and support network.  Recipient of many awards/accolades including an International Staging award in 2004, the 2008-09 RESA Innovator Award for Staging Industry Leadership & 2010 RESA Product of the Year for the Staging Standard Magazine illustrates Rae’s abilities as a true visionary.

The list of “first in the industry” is without precedent and led to the professional development of industry standards and ethics where there wasn’t any. Always on the lookout for the next opportunity to raise the profile of the staging industry, Christine’s capacity to take on new ventures has led to many notable accomplishments.

Christine Rae was recently seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX television affiliates across the country as an expert guest on the Michael E. Gerber Show.  She is also a best-selling co-author of the newly-released business and marketing book, Trendsetters: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Top Trends To Help You Achieve Greater Health, Wealth and Success!

WEConnect International describes their objective as  “bring[ing] together corporations and other organizations committed to diversifying global value chains, so that we can collectively empower the global marketplace to make swifter progress towards inclusive and sustainable economic development. When women start and grow businesses they create jobs, help the economy and improve communities.”

Learn more about Christine Rae at http://www.StagingTraining.com

About CSP International™ Business Training Academy:

CSP began as the brainchild of its founder and president, Christine Rae. A long-time corporate executive, Christine began with the CSP program and a goal of bringing her penchant for high standards and business ethics, together with her knowledge of design and the real estate industry to an industry without a map. Her own extensive training came from across North America including New York City, California, Texas and the Carolinas.  From her research Christine knew there was a need for a distinctly different approach to staging. Growing from one course to a complete school with several physical locations and 15 well trained instructors, the CSP program is the leading global source for finding highly trained stagers and is the primary destination for anyone wanting to become a stager, it is the company more real estate agents turn to, on behalf of their clients. They are a Canadian success story for sure but no longer strictly Canadian having expanded to the United States in 2006 and Australia in 2009.  The program has been translated into Mandarin; Global license opportunities currently under review include China, Germany and France.

About the CSP® designation:

The CSP® designation is recognized by real estate professionals, builders, home stagers, decorators and home sellers for its brand reputation of excellence. The designation identifies home staging consultants who have achieved certification in the staging industry, which included quality hands-on training with vigorous testing, apprenticeship, business process and ethics.

About Christine Rae:

Christine Rae, founder and president of the CSP International™ Business Training Academy, is well-known and well-respected for her work in the Real Estate Staging industry, author of Home Staging for Dummies, a small business growth expert, international speaker, trainer and developer of EcoStaging® Her passion for staging, décor, the green movement and successful entrepreneurial ventures is satisfied with her desire to help people.  Her talents are reflected in the success of the Academy. Christine’s dedication to excellence has developed CSP into an international success and into more than a training program – the CSP International Academy is a sustainable resource for continuing education, professionalism & a support network to its graduates.

About WEConnect Canada:
WEConnect Canada is part of a global certification initiative that is opening

doors to supply chains for women business enterprises and helping corporations tap into innovative vendors. It also provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs to participate in education, training, and mentoring programs that help them connect with procurement officers of top corporations and with other certified firms to enhance their bidding capacities on large contracts. Founding members include: Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent, BMO Financial Group, Cisco, Ernst & Young, IBM, Manpower, Pfizer, Staples, and Wal-Mart. For more information, visit www.weconnectcanada.org.

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