Rewind with me to 2010. My kids were getting older and more independent so I wanted (and needed!) to find a way to contribute to my family’s finances. Life is expensive when you have three kids!
But I was really conflicted- I didn’t want to miss out on volunteering at their school and going to their track meets, football games and such. Plus I love being home when they are, so I wasn’t willing to give up my summers and holidays with them. I needed a part-time job that offered flexible hours and paid well and was at least somewhat interesting to me.
Once I began my job search I realized quickly that my dream job wasn’t out there.
So, I made a plan. I was going to create my own part-time job and it would be flexible, pay well and be meaningful.
Sound too good to be true? Well, read on!
Here’s what sparked my big idea; I came across an article about a survey given to high-level business executives. The survey that found that:
85% of them believed having polished social skills is as important as having the right degree or credentials.
70% of them said that their junior co-workers were lacking important social skills.
They reported that their young employees didn’t understand the basics of good manners!
How can parents be sure that in despite of a tech-centered, fast paced (and too often negative) culture we’re teaching our children good manners?
I looked around my town for manners classes to send my children to that would reinforce the good manners I was trying to teach at home but I didn’t find any! So, I decided to start one.
I now have a successful Etiquette Education Business teaching manners-themed classes for young people here in my community. I get to work with students helping them be more confident, mannerly, and considerate (and I make really good money)!
Over the years, I’ve had Moms in other towns contact me to get help starting their own manners classes in their communities. I’ve had so much fun helping them and seeing them succeed! I share all my experience, expertise, teaching materials, and how to’s- I give moms a shortcut to success.
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Thank you notes from some of my students!