Using proper etiquette is very important in relating to others but something we aren’t always sure how to navigate. Jacqueline Whitmore, International Etiquette expert is going to help us with etiquette tips for traveling during the holidays and how to handle difficult conversations during this polarized time where even family and friends aren’t on the same page. She also explains how to greet people when heading back to work events or at the office and even how to raise kind children.

If you want to bring kindness and your best self to these situations, you’ll want to tune into to this conversation. I particularly appreciated Jacqueline’s definition of etiquette as it goes way beyond which fork to use.

Tune in now. The show notes and freebie mentioned are at

We Discuss:

  1. How Jacqueline became an etiquette expert.
  2. Her definition of what etiquette really is which I think is a game changer.
  3. The importance of being kind to one another.
  4. How to handle an encounter with someone you felt could’ve gone better. 
  5. What’s changed during covid with etiquette- do we still shake hands in business?
  6. How to handle holiday and other travel.
  7. What to do if someone brings up polarizing topics during a holiday dinner/get together.
  8. Etiquette advice for how to raise children who are kind and committed to bringing their best self to the world.

Resources Mentioned

Website: – and access to Jacqueline’s freebie.

Books: Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work

Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals 

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Jacqueline Whitmore, is an international etiquette expert, a certified speaking professional and the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach

She is the author of “Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work” and “Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals.” She is also a contributing writer to and HuffPost.

Ranked as one of the most widely quoted etiquette experts in the world, Jacqueline’s advice is sought by countless media outlets.

Prior to starting her company, Jacqueline served as the assistant director of public relations and protocol officer for The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL where she was responsible for handling media relations and teaching the hotel staff the nuances of dealing with royalty, celebrities and other VIPs.

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