Hello, and welcome to The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about myself and my journey to becoming a Certified Etiquette Coach.
I began my career path in the Finance Sector, gaining fifteen years of experience working in the City of London as a qualified Independent Financial Adviser.
During the last five years of this career, my clients comprised of many nationalities. As our long-term professional relationship deepened, I learnt about their frustrations surrounding their understanding of the British culture.
Many of my clients had moved from the Middle East to the UK and found it hard to integrate with British people due to cultural differences. Some were even suffering from social anxiety, and this was rather heartbreaking to hear.
After all, it is challenging to feel truly happy and settled if one feels misunderstood, and this can lead to feelings of low self-esteem and uncertainty. This experience led me to take a keen interest in etiquette and cultural differences and how gaining knowledge of this and implementing the skills could significantly influence confidence and success.
I therefore decided to retrain and gain my Etiquette Coach Certification and subsequently launch my Finishing School. I have been coaching and mentoring international ladies worldwide for the last seven years, helping them gain confidence, elegance, and poise through my British etiquette courses. As a result of this, I have extensive experience with various cross-cultural diversities, and I am passionate about equipping ladies with life-enhancing confidence skills through my work as an Etiquette Coach.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching and the Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association. I offer a unique mix of traditional British etiquette combined with a contemporary and relevant approach to the subject.