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The Etiquette School of Dallas

The Etiquette School of New York in Manhattan was founded by Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick nearly ten years ago. Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick is an internationally-recognized etiquette expert. She has been featured in Business Week, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Time Out New York, am New York, and numerous other publications. She has appeared on CNN, WNBC, WABC, and WCBS; and she has participated in special BBC and NPR radio programs..

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick founded The Etiquette School of New York in Manhattan to help foster the ideals of proper etiquette, good manners, and civil behavior. "We are not free to merely act as we please; but we must act with mutual consideration, as befits our interdependence," says Dorothea Johnson, founder of The Protocol School of Washington. Although the spirit of etiquette remains the same, the expression of etiquette–the rules of conduct which govern social life and our associations with one another–is forever evolving to adjust to the times.

Good manners are not only indispensable in society, but they have a very practical value in the business world. In today's global business environment, as well as today's culturally diverse and multigenerational workplace, individuals who know the rules of business etiquette and international protocol, and are able to handle social situations with poise and grace, are more likely to be successful in their endeavors. Our social and corporate etiquette programs were created to equip our clients with this valuable etiquette and protocol knowledge, and the savvy "soft" skills they will need to achieve their goals–both personally and professionally.

Children who possess good manners and polished social skills are more successful in their relationships with friends, parents and teachers. Our character-building classes were created to build conscious awareness in children in their formative years–making courtesy an instinctive part of their personality. Treating others with kindness, consideration and respect; treating others the way we would like to be treated is a message we stress over and over again in our classes for children and teens.

Our mission is to provide universally-accepted, contemporary etiquette training in the highest professional manner for our clients.

The Founder

Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick is the founder and director of THE ETIQUETTE SCHOOL OF NEW YORK in Manhattan, the leader in protocol and etiquette training services in New York City.

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick is a nationally-recognized etiquette expert. She is certified in Etiquette and International Protocol, and Adult and Corporate Etiquette by the THE WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL. Additionally, she is certified in Children's and Teen Etiquette by THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL. Prior to founding her school eight years ago, she was a marketing executive in Manhattan at Estee Lauder and Bergdorf Goodman.

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick attended Greenbrier Junior College, an all-girls' boarding school, where she graduated with a college preparatory degree; and West Virginia University, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language Arts and Secondary Education.

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick has presented seminars to corporate executives, business organizations, academia, private clubs, and countless individuals of all ages. She has been featured in Business Week, the Financial TImes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Time Out New York, am New York, as well as numerous other newspapers outside of the New York City area; she has appeared on CNN, WNBC, WABC, WCBS, Access Hollywood, VH1, MTV, and CMT; and, she has participated in special BBC and NRP radio programs.

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick blends a professional and direct approach with her topics, and presents them in an interactive and entertaining format. She is dedicated to providing her clients with the most professional and up-to-date etiquette training. Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick has a passion for sharing her etiquette and protocol knowledge with others, and strives to put her audience at ease while imparting that knowledge.

Our Team

Alyson Murphy joined The Etiquette School of New York in Manhattan as the Communications Manager and Etiquette Instructor in the Fall of 2012. Alyson graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Mass Communications where she studied public relations and hospitality. Driven by purely altruistic motives, Alyson joined Kappa Delta Sorority where she has been recognized for her continual dedication to many philanthropic organizations.

After graduating from USC, Alyson returned to her home of Charleston, South Carolina, where she worked in sales, marketing and hospitality. While attending a corporate training event, Alyson uncovered a respect for teaching, and in an effort to articulate her appreciation for good manners became a certified etiquette consultant. She moved to New York to further her education in etiquette consulting and communication development.

Alyson's modern approach helps her students better understand that etiquette is simply the rules that enable us to practice good manners; and her southern charm puts her students perfectly at ease while imparting this knowledge. Her goal is to share these rules so that the principles of kindness, consideration, and respect become naturally reflected by one's innate character and attitude toward life. Alyson's dynamic personality and keen sense of protocol make her a wonderful addition to the team!

Classes

Essential Manners and Social Skills for Children and Teens
The Etiquette School of New York will be open in June and July this summer. We invite you to form a group, or schedule a private class. Our fall group class schedule will be posted in August.


Social Success Makeover–Finishing School for Adults

Social etiquette classes for adults may be scheduled on a private, one-on-on basis, or you may join one of our group classes. Following is the schedule for the upcoming group classes:

Group Classes

Remaining Group Classes for 2013:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Location: Upper East Side

Adults: Ages 21 and older

For complete details regarding the classes, please refer to the Social Success Makeover–Finishing School for Adults page on our Web site.



Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Group Seminars


Our world-class Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol seminars may be scheduled by corporations for their talent development programs. They are also conducted for individuals on a private, one-on-one basis.

For complete details, please refer to the Corporate Etiquette page on our Web site.