Susie Wilson, International Etiquette Expert
THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVICE
MODERN DAY ETIQUETTE & FINISHING EXPERT
With origins dating back to London’s Victorian Age, founder and director of Susie Wilson Finishing School, An expert in her field, Susie has presented a vast number of seminars to corporate executives, business organisations, private clubs, and individuals of all ages, coaching her clients in the most up-to-date etiquette and finishing guidance relevant to modern day society.
With two and a half decades experience in her field and a corporate background spanning Australia, New Zealand and the USA, Susie is widely recognised as being at the forefront of social and professional protocol and training.
She began her first finishing and deportment school in New Zealand in the early 1990’s, educating teens in model development, self-esteem, deportment and body image. She also trained Miss World New Zealand’s Pageant contestants.
As a trained nurse, Susie’s medical background has provided a window into human psychology and behaviour so she undoubtedly understands why one acts in certain ways, this includes the way they dress and the image they project.
Susie is passionate about educating both adults and children in improving and perfecting their social and professional etiquette and presentation skills so as to become articulate, confident and self-assured.
Ever relevant in today’s society, Susie delivers invaluable training for school aged children in the areas of peer group pressure and cyber and schoolyard bullying. Furthermore she is dedicated to ensuring that manners and social graces are remaining in today’s fast paced media savvy world, where nurturing social skills and self-esteem for children and teens is paramount. Susie is committed to imparting her etiquette skills and knowledge to adults, necessary for them to achieve their
Susie Wilson’s life is woven with a rich tapestry in history in formal etiquette and deportment, an education she passionately shares daily, most importantly with the younger generation, so that the manners and decorum of yester year don't disappear and become a lost art.
Her formal training was provided through a strict weekly regime overseen by her Victorian grandmother, Florence McMorhan, who invoked the art of occasional dressing, social presence, proper manners, tea pouring and conversation.
Susie’s grandmother took charge and mentored Susie and her siblings, fashioned their manners and etiquette so they could make a confident transition from childhood to adulthood as composed, confident, articulate and polite young citizens.
This education has governed Susie’s life as an adult and guided her into a successful career mentoring and training both adults and children whom aspire to be the most polished, well-presented and confident versions of themselves. Susie herself personifies the attributes of grace, refinement and compassion that she strives to instil in her students. More than her success as a businesswoman, it is her journey that truly inspires them with the belief that education has the power to transform lives.
More than any other industry, the client experience of good manners and etiquette is framed by their unique personal interaction with the client.
As an etiquette consultant, you will experience the soul-deep satisfaction of knowing that you are making a profound difference in someone’s life. With knowledge and a caring heart, you have the power to help your clients overcome personal barriers, build self-esteem, restore their energy and revive their spirit and teach them about the art of leadership through etiquette. At The Susie Wilson Finishing School we prepare our students professionally and personally for this privileged role.
Our Service Excellence Training encompasses grooming and presentation, etiquette and manners, language and communication skills, service standards and high work ethic. But perhaps even more importantly, it's a journey of self-knowledge, and genuine concern for the welfare and respect of others.
Susie has provided training to thousands of people across such areas as:
Social confidence and presentation
Private coaching to achieve higher personal success.
Social and networking skills
Manner, formal dining and posture training
Conversation and communication skills
Social networking protocol
Mastering interviews, resumes, and appropriate work ethic.
Confident professional presentation
Professional social media etiquette
Fashion & Beauty
Developing ones personal style
Appropriate dress for all occasions
Make up and hairstyling to accentuate personal assets
Developing and improving social skills
Developing and improving self-esteem
Table & social manners (including school yard etiquette and confidence)
Written and verbal communication & etiquette
Visual poise including; posture, individual style, grooming, and body language
New partnership with Ola Ridshare.
Ola has enlisted modern-manners expert, Susie Wilson, to help set etiquette standards for rideshare riders and drivers
Working out what good-manners and ‘etiquette’ means in the rideshare world can sometimes be tricky. To help, Ola has partnered with leading etiquette and modern manners expert, Susie Wilson, to create a set of tips designed to help take the guesswork out of using rides