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Meet Maryanne Parker of Manor of Manners

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maryanne Parker.

Maryanne is the founder of Manor of Manners, a company that specializes in International Etiquette and Protocol training for children and adults based in San Diego, CA.

Poise, elegance, and sophistication were essential to Maryanne’s successful years of corporate experiences in Europe, Africa and Northern America. Her unstoppable drive has earned her a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial control from the International University of Economics in Sofia, world-class experiences, multiple certifications and membership into the Society of Certified Etiquette Trainers in the US.

Maryanne holds an Executive Diploma from the European leading academic institution – International School of Protocol and Diplomacy in Brussels, Minding Manners – London, and she is certified by The Protocol School of Washington, specializing in diplomacy, protocol, and intercultural relations. Parker speaks often on the topic of etiquette and she spoke recently at West Point. Harvard and NASDAQ in entrepreneurial conferences held at these venues.

She teaches her two children and clients to model compassion, grace, and respect. Her methods are learned quickly by her students giving them confidence, skills, self-awareness, and knowledge that with manners the American Dream is still possible for anyone.

In her free time, Maryanne is involved with Professional Women Group, San Diego, which helps underprivileged women to gain financial independence and self-sufficiency in their own journey. Here she inspires other women with the message that you don’t need money to have class and share etiquette tips on style, dressing for job interviews, and more…

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
When I came to the US 13 years ago, I was ready to live The American dream.

Unfortunately 8 months after my arrival I was living in a homeless shelter for victims of domestic violence with my two children – toddler and an infant at the time. It was a very difficult situation to begin with – living in a foreign country, with two very young children without family and friends, with limited English, broken and broke, Etiquette saved our lives and helped me thrive – getting a job, retaining a job, purchasing a house, starting my own business has being a process. But extremely rewarding one.

Today I have two number one international bestselling books and I do travel the world spreading the message of etiquette.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Manor of Manners specializing in INTERNATIONAL business, social and youth etiquette. We introduce civility from the time King Louis XIV started the etiquette trend through the Modern day business etiquette which is a form of business intelligence.

We do incorporate both approaches with one vision to make Civility prevail in business and in social situations. Etiquette is a timeless practice. Back in the day was about Excluding people from a particular circle, Today is about Including people. I am proud of our mission.

What were you like growing up?
I grew up in a communist country and I was obsessed with reading, playing piano and being just a happy kid. But living in a communist country had tremendous challenges as well, which I decided to overcome and today I live in The Greatest country in the world … facing different challenges. So let’s embrace the challenges and grow from them.

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Becki Freed Legacy Photography

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