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Practicing good manners should be as easy as breathing – especially for children! Over the course of her career as an etiquette consultant, Judy Bollweg has worked with kids and young families in a wide range of contexts and ultimately found that simplicity and consistency are key to nurturing lifelong manners. Currently, Judy dedicates her time to leading interactive workshops for children aged four to six and providing parents with the tools they need to continue etiquette lessons at home. The curriculum Judy implements in her classes has been continually refined over fifteen years of practice, and distills guidelines from the Protocol School of Washington and Emily Post into easily-understood, practicable lessons for younger students.

During these courses, children learn how to meet and greet others gracefully, speak respectfully, and interact thoughtfully even in the most confusing of social contexts. The trick to success, Judy believes, lies in reframing etiquette conventions in ways that feels easy and natural to the child, then reinforcing those behaviors through practice rather than simply delivering a laundry list of mannerly do’s and don’ts.

The curriculum Judy implements in her classes has been continually refined over fifteen years of practice, and distills guidelines from the Protocol School of Washington and Emily Post into easily-understood, practicable lessons for younger students. During these courses, children learn how to meet and greet others gracefully, speak respectfully, and interact thoughtfully even in the most confusing of social contexts. The trick to success, Judy believes, lies in reframing etiquette conventions in ways that feels easy and natural to the child, then reinforcing those behaviors through practice rather than simply delivering a laundry list of mannerly do’s and don’ts.

Currently, Judy Bollweg splits her time between residences in South Dakota and Arizona.

A Minute With Molly

Judy Bollweg imagined and created Minute With Molly, an activity card set that helps parents teach weekly lessons on foundational etiquette to their children. The project first began at the request of Judy’s niece, a mother of two who tries as so many mothers do to raise well-mannered children in an often socially-clueless society. Every week, Judy and her unerringly polite malshipoo, Molly, would visit and go over a single mannerly concept. Now, Judy works to provide parents with the means to have the same positive teaching experience with their own children. The set contains fifty-two cards, each with a simple lesson for the family to reflect on and practice over the course of a week.

Years of Experience

Protocol School of Washington Graduate

Total Clients

Certified Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Officer

Judy Bollweg’s Credentials

Judy Bollweg is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington and the Emily Post Institute, and has been certified as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Officer. She is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, the National Speakers Association, Protocol Diplomacy International, and the Protocol Officers Association.

Judy is also a licensed teacher for Lisa Wright’s Manners to Go, a well-respected etiquette program for children that has been featured in the New York Times and Fox News.

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Good etiquette is part of the emotional intelligence package of Self-awareness, self confidence, self control, commitment to integrity and the ability to communicate and influence. These competencies are at a premium in today’s world. And the higher up the ladder you go, the more vital these skills become.

People are the same everywhere. Whether in banking, farming, real estate or retail. Basically we could throw out all the books and rely on one phrase. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto to you”. And try not to criticize, condemn or complain.

The definition of etiquette – a code of behavior based on thoughtfulness – has not changed. The tools we learn smooth the way for dealing with rudeness, netiquette, noxious neighbors, road rage, family harmony, on-line dating, cell phone courtesy, raising respectful children and teens, and travel etiquette…just to name a few.

Today, Judy continues to provide one on one etiquette consultations and training, and particularly loves working with youth. She and her husband also manage rental properties, based in San Tan Valley, Arizona, a Trilogy Resort Community, Encanterra. For more information on the properties click here.

 

Judy Bollweg - Living Manners Mindset Intro

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Judy Bollweg - Beyond Protocol

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