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You never get a 2nd chance to make a First Impression

~ Will Rogers

First Impressions is an ​image consulting and career coaching firm.


First impressions ensures individuals, small companies and large organizations present their best first impression. We help our clients gain confidence to land their dream job, be successful entrepreneurs, and assist corporations in attracting and retaining customers and employees focusing on team building and customer service training.

  • We create resumes that stand out from your competition

  • We provide mock interview scenarios to boost your confidence

  • We transform your wardrobe to ensure you make your best 1st impression no matter where you are headed

  • We strengthen your presentation skills (eye contact, body language, active listening)

  • We teach business etiquette to avoid faux pas in all circumstances

  • We coach our clients looking to transition their career - 1st job, middle management, C-suite leadership roles

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Land Your Dream Job

We work with individuals to present your best written image on resumes and cover letters and coach you on your presentation skills, including body language, through mock interviews.

Together we will transform your wardrobe and transition clothing you love but don't know what to wear it with, as appropriate for business and casual settings.


Enhance Your Image

We consult with companies improving customer service, focusing on smiles that transcend the telephone, eye contact and listening skills. 


Gossip can be detrimental to an organization and your image. We have training sessions on gossip avoidance, providing techniques and tools, as well as team building skills. 


Hi, I'm Gayle Petrillo, owner of First Impressions.

Please check out my video introduction and let's talk!

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About Us

Gayle Petrillo, MBA, has coached individuals, and consulted with large and small companies for more than 25 years. She has held leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Gayle's expertise includes operations, human resources, finance, strategic planning, customer relations and business development. Additionally, she has worked in healthcare; financial services; television; and retail, selling men's and women's designer clothing, and accessories. ​​​​


Our services are uniquely different. With Gayle’s background in human resources, she has seen the good, bad and ugly in resumes and interview presentation skills. Additionally, her awareness of the acute need for customer service training in every sector serves as the foundation for her passion for training imperative skill-sets, drawing on Disney principles which can be applied across the business spectrum.

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Client Testimonials

I recently had the pleasure of using Gayle's guidance in creating a very professional looking resume for my friend.  I gave Gayle a very rough looking resume and she created a very professional looking resume that got my friend in the door at two different companies.  The flow of the resume was corrected and his job experiences were put into a format employers are looking for.  I truly believe without her expertise in making the needed improvements to his resume he would not have had the opportunity to interview with either company.  If someone needs help with their resume and the interview process, I would highly recommend Gayle's First Impressions services.

Dave M. ~ Marketing Manager


Our Clients

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Marana Chamber of Commerce
University of Arizona Eller College of Business Logo
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Jade Star Acupuncture & Wellness
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