Etiquette professionals are needed now more than ever; in a world that has become increasingly more divided and disconnected with the help of technology. Like reading, mathematics, and science, dedicated etiquette professionals must teach etiquette and people skills. At Peerless Etiquette, our goal is to share the people behind the scenes who are making a difference by sharing the gift of civility and the power of etiquette. Today we are pleased to introduce you to Ms.Angie Allison, the owner of Daily Protocol.
Tell us a little about yourself, include three accomplishments that you are proud of?
I hail from the Midwest; and have lived on both coasts as well as in the South. My husband and I are super proud parents of two kind-hearted, creative and wonderful young adults. I am grateful for a fabulous former career in advertising, design, marketing and art representation. I take great pride and honor to be part of each of my clients’ growth, flourishment and foundation with Daily Protocol.
How did kindness and good character help you succeed?
Kindness makes the world a better, happier place - individually and collectively. Good character is the backbone to society’s civility and decency. Kindness and good character are at the core of effectively and successfully relating to others, and making sure everyone respectfully has a seat at the table.
Why is character and integrity so important in your work?
If one operates with the mindset of doing what is right over what is easy or fast, no matter how difficult the situation or how much time it takes, well you are a person of solid character and high integrity. When you possess these principles, you know you’re doing the right thing, and doing right by people. Hence people feel cared about and valued.
In your opinion, What are three positive character traits a person must develop,
or possess to be successful in life?
Kindness, confidence and active listening are keys to personal success, and each of these traits embodies a host of further critical traits. Thus, as you develop and grow personally and professionally, you can rely on these traits as your points of reference, as well as guiding lights for success.
Who is someone living or deceased that you feel embodies/embodied
My mom and my Grandma A have been, and will always be, my etiquette role models.
If you could give a young person one word of advice when it comes to etiquette,
and the importance of developing social skills; what would it be?
Emotional Intelligence is the platform and gateway to folding etiquette into your life each and every day. While it’s intuitive for some people, it is a social skill that can always be learned, developed and nurtured. Having that keen sense of self and social awareness can help you to be judicious in your everyday interpersonal relationships.
Share one book recommendation that changed your life for the better.
Adrienne Bankert’s book, “Your Hidden Superpower” is about how kindness - to yourself and toward others - is a superpower. It’s a treasure trove filled with kindness nuggets, insights and perspectives.
Share a few words of wisdom about why human kindness is so important.
Human kindness is connection, inclusivity and community. It’s about reaching out, lifting up and linking. It shows people your care about them as whole individuals, and expresses your respect for them. It makes and leaves an impact on others in small and big ways. With human kindness you step up, lean in and stay there. You lead with it, and it leads you. Human kindness is empowering.