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Business and Corporate Testimonials

My husband and I really enjoyed Karen's Business and Corporate Etiquette Workshop. Due to the nature of our business  we conduct numerous Open Houses, Presentations and lunch meetings with our clients and customers throughout the year. Karen presented us with excellent tips on social etiquette, table manners, first impressions, communication and other social and soft skills.  We personally benefited from Karen's class so much that we asked her to come to our business location and do a presentation to our staff. Proper introductions, eye contact and hand shakes, conversation skills and appearance were some of the topics presented by Karen. Our staff found the Business and Corporate Etiquette Presentation very helpful to them in both their personal and professional lives. 

                                                                              -Chuck and Alina Ackenbom -Owners of Camp Friendship, Palmyra, Virginia

Karen taught me that etiquette is about making others feel comfortable. How wonderful!  Whether I'm serving in a soup kitchen or dining at Buckingham Palace, Karen has given me the tools to practice and receive hospitality. 

                                                                                                                                                                                             - Katie M.  - Pastor

Your definition changed the etiquette stereotype (pinky finger!) for me! As a result, I feel more comfortable in all settings! Thanks again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Ruby F.

Dining and Youth Program Testimonials

Karen's enthusiastic teaching style mirrors her passion for the subject matter. She models and embodies the qualities of the lessons she teaches, making them both captivating and memorable.    

                                                                                                                          -Grandmother of a Youth Culture Program I Student

Mrs. Bowles truly has a gift for engaging, entertaining, and educating her students. Mrs. Bowles' dynamic personality brings fun and excitement to her classes. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Bowles Youth Culture Program I course and is eager to take another class with Mrs. Bowles in the future. Mrs. Bowles taught my daughter insight on etiquette in general in addition to manners themselves. My daughter's confidence has noticeably improved since her course with Mrs. Bowles. It was a pleasure and privilege to have my daughter enrolled in The Etiquette School of the Commonwealth and we look forward to working with Mrs. Bowles again.   

                                                                                                                                        -Brooke- Mom of 6 year old


My Adult Dinig Class with The Etiquette School of the Commonwealth affirmed some of the etiquette rules I already knew and taught me a great deal of new information about how to carry myself well in a formal dining situation. Plus, it was just alot of fun!   

                                                                                                                          -Andi -Adult Dining Tutorial Class


Mrs. Bowles is a patient, caring woman who wants what is best for kids. Before I had taken her class, I had never even heard of continental style eating. Her class was not only fun but informative. I feel so special knowing etiquette above the average standard of today. 

                                                                                                            -Micah - Student in Youth Culture Program

A quick note to let you know how very glad I am that I enrolled my grandsons in your Etiquette class. Your gentle approach and your delightful sense of humor, in addition to the knowledge you shared made you an excellent teacher in my opinion. 

                                                                                        -Jolly - Grandmother of two Youth Culture II students

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