Through her work as a Certified Etiquette Expert/Consultant, 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. She is the founder of From the Inside-Out School of Etiquette where she teaches children and adults, effective communication, business etiquette, body positivity, table manners (both American and European), traditional etiquette for men/boys and much more. An engaging teacher and mentor, Jackie conducts classes 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 educates and certifies aspiring Etiquette Consultants globally through her 5-week Master Class course.
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 and selected municipalities. She also founded the nonprofit and 501c3, Youth Empowerment Village, Inc., which offers free summer programming for children 10-17. Jackie serves as an executive board member for the city of Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce and continues to earn recognition and awards for her work within local and international communities. Grateful to God for allowing her to fulfill her true purpose, Jackie welcomes new opportunities to teach self-improvement through etiquette.
The journey to refinement and confidence is seldom easy. It requires, first and foremost the changing of one’s mind from the old way of thinking and executing to a new and completely abnormal way. It is an uncomfortable place to exist when you know there is a better way to do things and better way to conduct yourself, yet, you just don’t know what to do or how to do it. There is always that moment in the life of anyone who wishes to improve self and be positioned in a place where success and progress is inevitable. In that place is where you are driven to seek the information, tools, and know how to begin the journey of improvement.
As you read this book, you will see that regardless of what you have experienced, nothing or no one should be given permission to stunt your progress or opportunity to access the resources that will assist you in becoming that person who people enjoy having in their presence, that person who walks in a room and there is this aura about you that intrigues those in the room, or even the person who feels completely confident when dining, interacting, conversing, working or socializing with others. There is a sense of confidence about you that attracts folks to you who clearly have similar values as you do. They value proper deportment. They value confidence. They value the very essence of one who understands that proper etiquette & protocols are not just for the individual. Proper deportment is also for the folks around them and it is administered simply to keep order, set safe boundaries, and ensure everyone in the environment feels respected and appreciated. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, you deserve the finer things in life. You deserve to be viewed as one of quality. And you deserve to be valued. This fascinating read will position you. It’s time for you to believe it for you. It’s time for you to embrace it for you. It’s time for you to love yourself unconditionally regardless of what life tosses your way. REFINEMENT * CONFIDENCE * SELF-LOVE * SELF CONFIDENCE are on the way. Enjoy the read!