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At Peerless Etiquette, we are dedicated to making etiquette education relatable and accessible to all individuals, honoring our belief that elegance and etiquette are intertwined. Rooted in Elegance and Guiding the Modern Etiquette of Today, Peerless Etiquette advocates for an approach that resonates with people from diverse backgrounds.

 

Our digital abode is a hub of daily inspiration and insight, continuously enriched with thought-provoking articles that delve into the spheres of etiquette, culture, and lifestyle. We believe that understanding these nuances isn't just about societal norms; it's about embracing diversity and fostering inclusion, all founded on the pillars of kindness and compassion.

At Peerless Etiquette, we're here to help you take charge of your appearance, behavior, and communication skills every single day. We understand that each gesture, each word, and each action holds the potential to create a positive impact on your personal and professional life.

Whether you seek to refine your social grace, enhance your business acumen, or nurture the leaders of tomorrow, Peerless Etiquette is here for you. You have the freedom to explore and engage with us in various ways. You can book a class to embark on a learning journey, invite us to share our wisdom at an event, earn your etiquette diploma to showcase your commitment, tune into our engaging podcasts for invaluable insights, or simply immerse yourself in our online Magazine.

Join us on this enlightening voyage, where we believe that knowledge coupled with respect can ignite change and elevate our collective consciousness. Peerless Etiquette is not just an experience; it's a movement to make the world a better, kinder place, one courteous act at a time.

Welcome to Peerless Etiquette, where the art of refinement meets the heart of empowerment.

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At Peerless Etiquette, we're more than just an etiquette school; we're a comprehensive resource for anyone wishing to refine or polish their appearance, behavior, or communication skills. Our mission goes beyond teaching etiquette. We're dedicated to fostering a community of educators and institutions, providing support, guidance, and valuable insights to enhance the etiquette education experience for students of all ages. Together, we strive to elevate the standards of etiquette education and empower individuals with essential life skills.

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Allow me to introduce you to the vibrant world of Zakiyyah Shakir-Benjamin—an individual profoundly influenced by art, culture, creativity, and a genuine commitment to establishing meaningful connections. Beyond her roles as a wife and a mother, she stands as a guiding light, driven by her authentic love for people and her passion for utilizing etiquette as a bridge to connect. Zakiyyah's fascination with diverse cultures commenced early in her life, sparking her curiosity to explore the vast spectrum of human expression. Art, in all its various forms, profoundly resonated with her, inspiring her to traverse the globe in pursuit of knowledge and understanding. These experiences enriched her understanding and deepened her appreciation for the intricate tapestry of human cultures.

A significant milestone in her journey was completing her formal etiquette training in Switzerland an experience that refined her comprehension of etiquette across diverse cultures and societies. However, her quest for understanding and respect did not conclude there. During her travels, she conscientiously sought and earned local etiquette certifications from every country she visited, amplifying her cultural acumen and refinement.

 

Empowered by her passion for the arts and her enriched etiquette education, Zakiyyah embarked on a mission to effect positive change. She established Peerless Etiquette, a platform where she could impart her wisdom to young minds, advocating for kindness, consideration, and a profound understanding of various cultures. Drawing upon her extensive background in performing arts, design, and fashion styling, she seamlessly integrated creativity into the realm of etiquette, rendering it vibrant and relatable.

 

Zakiyyah's podcast, a global sensation in the etiquette sphere, echoes her conviction in the potency of genuine connections. It extends beyond mere verbal correctness; it encapsulates comprehending and connecting with the hearts of individuals. The success of her podcast is attributed not to formality, but to its authenticity, warmth, and relatable approach.

 

Beyond the realms of academia and technology, Zakiyyah generously devotes her time to advocate for etiquette education, rendering substantial contributions to her community. Her dedication to this cause remains steadfast, propelled by her vision of a world where understanding and respect serve as universal languages.

 

Zakiyyah Shakir-Benjamin's narrative stands as a testament to the belief that authenticity and passion can transform any subject, even one considered formal, into an enthralling and motivational journey. Her life serves as an inspiring chronicle, demonstrating that by appreciating diverse cultures and infusing art into our actions, we can contribute to creating a more considerate and refined world.

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  • Youth Outreach Objective
    ​Strengthen the Interpersonal competencies of youth K-5th grade, 6-8th grade, and 9-12th grade by giving them a quality etiquette education to deal with themselves positively, including their thoughts and emotions. We do this with an understanding of the developmental milestones of each age group so that we can better equip them with positive beliefs and life skills needed to benefit them socially and personally. ​ Strengthen Interpersonal competencies by increasing their knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward other people, institutions, or social structures with the power of etiquette and civility.
  • Peerless Etiquette - Self Esteem development
    ​Peerless Etiquette understands that grade school students are struggling with industry vs inferiority which is why it's the perfect time to give them an etiquette education. As an etiquette education increases a child's self-esteem tenfold. Peerless Etiquette gives youth a bar to measure whether or not relationships they currently have are positive or negative, while giving them the etiquette training needed to guide their responses. Peerless Etiquette helps teens choose to treat themselves better and treat others better. Peerless Etiquette increases the chances of a teen speaking up for themselves and others. ​ Peerless Etiquette gives guidance, which increases self-esteem; without shame. As a result, teens who receive an etiquette education from Peerless Etiquette are more confident, self-assured, and respectful. Even when they make a mistake, they have the confidence and self-assurance to correct that mistake based on their knowledge of proper etiquette and receiving empathy not shame. When provided with a quality Etiquette Education from Peerless Etiquette youth are accepted as they are and provided with tools to use when they need them.
  • Global Etiquette
    No stuffy etiquette instruction here; we understand the world is changing, and with it, the rules of polite and civil behavior have changed. At Peerless Etiquette, we don't offer pretentious education that leaves people feeling like they'll never measure up to impossible standards of correctness. We provide integrated etiquette training that inspires confidence, competence, and courteous behavior for the 21st century. ​ At Peerless Etiquette, we offer the highest quality youth etiquette experience to inspire global citizens through an innovative and creative etiquette program designed to bring out the best in our young people. ​ Our classes are as unique as the individuals taking the course. In my classes, no one is perfect, myself included; in my classes, no one has all the answers, but we partner to find the answers together.
  • How does Peerless Etiquette approach etiquette training for children and teens?
    At Peerless Etiquette, we believe that teaching children and teens the importance of proper etiquette is crucial for their personal and professional development. Our approach is tailored to the age group and individual needs of each student. For children, we focus on basic manners such as saying "please" and "thank you," table manners, and social skills like introducing oneself and making small talk. We use interactive games and activities to make learning engaging and fun. For teens, we expand on the basics and cover topics such as appropriate dress and grooming, social media etiquette, and job interview skills. Our goal is to help teens become confident and professional individuals who can navigate any social or professional setting with ease. Overall, our approach to etiquette training for children and teens is to provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in any situation. To register your child or teen for etiquette course click here.
  • Does Peerless Etiquette offer Youth Etiquette Certifications?
    Yes we provide youth etiquette certifications. To become certified you must pass a level two background screening, and complete the application process which includes 3 letters of recommendation. We accept 5 applicants per month, there is a certain quality Peerless Etiquette is known for that we wish to preserve. Our goal isn't to quickly certify as many people as possible, our goal is to set our students up for success for a lifetime.
  • Does Peerless Etiquette offer Adult Etiquette Certification?
    Yes we provide adult etiquette certification. To become certified you must complete the application process which includes 3 letters of recommendation. We accept 5 applicants per month, there is a certain quality Peerless Etiquette is known for that we wish to preserve. Our goal isn't to quickly certify as many people as possible, our goal is to set our students up for success for a lifetime.
  • Does Peerless Etiquette offer Corporate Etiquette Certification?
    Yes we provide Corporate etiquette certification. To become certified you must complete the application process which includes 3 letters of recommendation. We accept 5 applicants per month, there is a certain quality Peerless Etiquette is known for that we wish to preserve. Our goal isn't to quickly certify as many people as possible, our goal is to set our students up for success for a lifetime. Once your application has been submitted, and you have been accepted into the program you will receive your welcome package via the address provided.
  • How old must I be to become a certified Etiquette Consultant?
    To become a certified etiquette instructor you must be 18 years old to become certified in youth etiquette and corporate etiquette. Must be 21 or older to be certified in Adult Etiquette as it includes a wine course.
  • What is an ambassador of civility
    At Peerless Etiquette, we offer the highest quality youth etiquette experience to inspire global citizens through an innovative and creative etiquette program designed to bring out the best in our young people. Ambassadors of civility are individuals, organizations, and corporations who sponsor Peerless Etiquette to enrich the lives of young people to our various etiquette events. ​ Our goal isn't merely to teach etiquette and foster the ideals of civility and kindness. Our goal is to empower children, teens, adults, and corporations so they can empower our communities, our country, and by extension, our world. ​ If you would like to become a Peerless Etiquette Ambassador of Civility, you can sponsor a school, nonprofit organization, or classroom. As an Ambassador of Civility, we will add your name to our list of sponsors, and you will be eligible to receive the Ambassador of Civility of Award.
  • How can I partner with Peerless Etiquette for my organization?
    Thank you for your interests in partnering with Peerless Etiquette. We work with children from the age of 3-17 years old and each age groups curriculum is slightly different. Depending on the age group you want us to work with you will need to first fill out a request for proposal by clicking here. Once you fill out the proposal request you will be contacted. There are 4 things you will need to work with us: A complete application form A budget or funding source for our services A cohort of 6-24 youth A set time and schedule A location to conduct courses
  • Does peerless Etiquette offer Training and workshops for boys and girls?
    Yes, we offer etiquette training for boys and girls; parents, mentoring groups, schools, and youth organizations can book courses for specific genders. Our curriculums were created to support both girls and boys.
  • How can non-profit organizations hire Peerless Etiquette
    Peerless Etiquette proudly serves non-profit organizations in the following ways; We provide tailored etiquette courses to the members and participants We partner for Etiquette Events, according to the wishes of the non-profit We provide resource information for trade shows and expositions We offer public speaking and Keynote services We provide consulting services for Non-profit board members
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