About the President and Founder
When interacting with others, on the job or in social setting, etiquette sets true ladies and gentlemen apart in significant ways. Through her work as a Certified Etiquette Expert/Consultant, Best Selling Author and Community Leader, Jackie Vernon Thompson has dedicated her life to preparing others for success. In addition to becoming certified, she has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication and feels her schooling has certainly assisted in effectively conveying the information of etiquette to her students.
Jackie is no stranger to Entrepreneurship. She has been an Independent Licensed Realtor for the past 23 years and counting. She happens to have been the youngest Realtor in her office and won leading awards countless times. She is also the founder of From the Inside-Out School of Etiquette where she develops original instructional content for children and adults promoting essential life skills including effective communication/greetings, moving with grace and purpose, personal hygiene, business etiquette, body positivity, table etiquette & protocol (both American and European), traditional etiquette for men/boys and much more.
An engaging teacher and mentor, Jackie regularly presents virtually and in-person for families, schools, churches, community events and businesses. Her warm and knowledgeable approach connects with both children and adults looking to make great impressions in any situation.
In addition, Jackie actively trains and certifies aspiring Etiquette Consultants through her 5-week Certification Master Class. To date, she has certified Etiquette Consultants in the U.S. and internationally throughout Bangladesh, Zambia, Uganda, Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Canada, Trinidad, Cayman Islands, and more.
Jackie often writes and contributes to etiquette related topics for Huffington Post, New York Post, Washington Post, Southern Living, and DailyMail.UK. She has even been given the opportunity to contribute to an article of Reader's Digest.
A philanthropist at heart, Jackie is passionate about changing lives through etiquette. Her school currently serves as a trusted resource for the Broward and Miami/Dade County public school system. In 2017, Jackie also founded Youth Empowerment Village, Inc., a 501c3 that offers summer programming for children 10-17 focused on public speaking, professionalism, entrepreneurship, and etiquette. The program is free for students thanks to sponsorships from the City of Lauderhill, Walmart, ROSS, Publix, several municipalities, and various other businesses. Through both of her companies, Jackie recently adopted City of Lauderhill Wally Elfers Park and donates time and resources to maintaining this beautiful local park.
Jackie serves as an executive board member for the city of Lauderhill’s Chamber of Commerce. She was personally honored by Mayor Ken Thurston, Vice Mayor Denise D. Grant, Former Commissioner, Howard Berger, and City Commissioners for her work with the Lauderhill youth and the community at large. Jackie was also named a Woman of Distinction by the Lauderhill Kiwanis Club and an honoree for Lauderhill’s Women’s History Month. Grateful to God for allowing her to fulfill her true purpose, Jackie continues to welcome new opportunities to teach self-improvement through etiquette.
When she’s not working to positively impact others, Jackie enjoys networking, traveling, and spending time with family.