About Us

Beaumont Etiquette was founded in Kensington, London, just steps away from many historic British Royal Palaces and residences. Brought to New York by Founder Myka Meier, Beaumont Etiquette offers businesses and individuals, both kids and adults, inspiring courses in British, Continental European and American etiquette. Our contemporary approach of exciting and interactive programs was designed to meet the etiquette needs relevant in today’s society.

With offices in both New York and California, Beaumont Etiquette’s trainers educate consumers and companies on the expansive world of dining, social graces and corporate protocol. In keeping with the respected traditions created centuries ago, Beaumont Etiquette adds a modern spin, instructing in an empowering and unstuffy manner to instill confidence and break down cultural barriers. From dining etiquette to social polishing and business protocol to cross-cultural training for large companies, Beaumont Etiquette has a course for every need.

Meet The Team

Myka Meier

Myka Meier

Founder & Director

Myka Meier proudly opened Beaumont Etiquette to bring a fresh and modern perspective to the industry. Breaking down the stereotype that etiquette is perceived as outdated, inaccessible or even a lost art form, Myka designed traditional etiquette courses with a modern spin — that are not intimidating to learn. Combining her experience in cross cultural communications, passion for etiquette and desire to instill both confidence and knowledge, Myka offers innovative and empowering courses through Beaumont Etiquette.

A dual American and British citizen, Myka is a consultant specializing in international social and business etiquette and protocol. Myka studied at multiple traditional etiquette schools in the United Kingdom and trained in London under a former member of The Royal Household of Her Majesty the Queen. Furthermore, Myka attended the prestigious Institut Villa Pierrefeu finishing school in Glion, Switzerland and has been formally trained in Continental European, British and American etiquette.

With a degree in communications and over 10 years experience in the luxury, lifestyle and fashion markets, Myka worked in both New York and London focusing on PR and integrated communications for international celebrities, global CEOs and some of the most esteemed consumer brands. Myka has worked with members of the British Royal family and had two years experience working on a global endeavor initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Myka co-founded The Plaza Hotel Finishing Program with Beaumont Etiquette in 2016. Beaumont Etiquette became an official etiquette partner of the Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in 2018.

Myka is an avid volunteer for charities which promote confidence and teach both social and work skills in underprivileged communities. Myka has travelled to over 60 countries, enjoys collecting antique costume jewelry, cooking anything Italian, attained her sailing skipper’s license in Croatia and is a member of the Royal Yachting Association. Myka resides in New York with her Swiss husband and daughter. Myka is available to travel nationally or internationally for consultation and speaking engagements pending availability.

Anne Chertoff

Anne Chertoff

COO, The Plaza Finishing Program & Beaumont Etiquette Project Director

Anne is a marketing and communications specialist. In her role as co-founder of The Plaza Finishing Program she manages client services, sponsorships, partnerships, and teaches a class on weddings. When Beaumont Etiquette became an official etiquette partner of the Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in 2018, Anne spoke about British and Royal Wedding Traditions, The American Buccaneers (American heiresses, like Cora Crawley, who wed British peers) and fashion and style from Downtown Abbey and the time period of the series, 1910 through the 1920s.

In addition to The Plaza Finishing Program, Anne oversees Corporate Training at Beaumont Etiquette, managing clients, developing content and teaching courses.

For over 15 years Anne has worked as a lifestyle and wedding editor, writing about home and food, fashion and beauty, pregnancy and parenting, travel and weddings. In addition to her editorial work Anne has also created content for brands, including Four Seasons Resorts and Vera Wang.

Anne is recognized as a Royal Expert.  She has been featured in magazines, newspapers and TV shows discussing royal weddings, royal babies, the history of the British Royal Family, and various historical and contemporary commentary on royal families from around the world.

★ For information about The Plaza Finishing Program, email plaza@beaumontetiquette.com. For corporate training, email anne@beaumontetiquette.com.

Adam Fresco

Director of Media Relations

Adam has conducted crisis communications for CEOs, global brands and high-net-worth individuals around the world for twenty years. He has successfully media trained CEOs and presidents of global companies as well as chart topping musicians, politicians, super models and sports stars, crafting individualized programs that are tailored to each person. Skilled in crisis management, Adam has helped global businesses and those in the public eye prepare, avoid and recover from potentially damaging situations, often keeping stories out of the public eye.

With 25-years of experience in ‘Fleet Street’, Adam worked at several newspapers, the BBC and ITN before a 20-year career at The Times (London). He worked as a news editor, for the paper and online, and as a senior reporter before becoming the Crime Correspondent. He also wrote business and travel features for the newspaper before spending five years at a public relations company with offices in London, New York and San Francisco, as Director of Communications. He led global media campaigns, conducted crisis management and media training for a wide range of clients, including Belvedere, Battersea Power Station, Matalan, Equinox, Caprice, Victoria’s Secret and Amazon.

With his inside knowledge of the media, Adam has successfully planned and executed public relations campaigns in Europe, North America and Asia. He works with public relations agencies, brands, high-profile people and high-net-worth individuals on media strategy, pitches, media training and crisis communications.

Kari Ferris

Director of Finance, Beaumont Etiquette
Owner + President, Ferris Financial Solutions, LLC

Kari is the head of the Finance Department for Beaumont Etiquette. She is also the Owner + President of Ferris Financial Solutions, LLC, a full service bookkeeping firm.

Kari has worked in Financial + Accounting industry in New York City, Chicago & Florida for over 16 years. Kari created Ferris Financial Solutions to provide businesses with virtual bookkeeping, accounts payable + accounts receivable, financial reports, payroll and tax preparation amongst numerous other services.

Robert Fowler

Robert Lee Fowler III

Partner & S​VP, CatalystCreativ
​Beaumont Etiquette Director of Hospitality

The Beaumont Etiquette special projects and experiential events guru, Robert Fowler is also Partner and SVP of CatalystCreativ, a creative agency with associates throughout the United States. Creating experiences has been Robert’s passion and no matter where he finds himself in the world, he is always connecting individuals, seeking new experiences, planning a dinner party, picking out the finest silverware and china for private clients or finding a new restaurant.

In the past, Robert worked for American ​d​esigners Ralph Lauren and John Varvatos, and was the Executive Vice President of McNabb Roick Events where he created experiences for many Fortune 500 companies.

Becca Shulla

Becca Shulla

Children’s and Teen Trainer

Becca Shulla is passionate about teaching our future generation the foundations of good etiquette. She believes that regardless of your background, proper etiquette is the key to success in all areas of life.

A Midwest native, Becca studied ballet from a young age. Her ballet training instilled in her great discipline and a work ethic that has carried her into her professional career. She attended the University of Arizona to pursue dance, and received degrees in both Dance and Communications.

Since graduation, most of her professional work has been dancing with Disney Creative Entertainment and Disney Cruise Line. Her dance career and educational studies have taken her all over the world, where she has been able to experience the traditions and etiquette of many different cultures.

Becca believes that the key to good etiquette always begins with kindness, and makes sure to emphasize this as she teaches each new student. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of etiquette with you.

Becca teaches the Children’s Etiquette Course and Teen Etiquette Course in private and group formats.

Allyson Hernandez

Allyson Hernandez

Private Coaching

Chiara R Sills Etiquette Trainer

Chiara Riggs Sill

Etiquette Trainer

Though a native Californian, Chiara feels perfectly at home with old-world manners and traditional decorum. Etiquette has been her lifelong passion, first instilled by family then cemented by an education at the renowned Swiss Institut Villa Pierrefeu, where she met Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette.

Chiara has 15 years of experience of event planning and etiquette consulting that has spanned the world, from San Francisco to Sydney. In 2017 she joined the Beaumont Etiquette team and teaches business protocol, dining etiquette, social graces and children’s etiquette in both group and private course formats.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, Chiara’s passion for education continues through partnerships with local philanthropic organizations, enabling her to make etiquette accessible to diverse communities. Chiara lives in central California with her husband and two children.

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Alexandra Sinsheimer

Children’s & Teen Etiquette Trainer

Alexandra is a native New Yorker and a student at Barnard College of Columbia University.

She teaches children and teens through Beaumont Etiquette’s Private Courses as well as Group Courses taught at The Plaza Finishing Program.

Danielle

Beaumont Etiquette Associate

Danielle is a Beaumont Etiquette Associate.  If you have questions about private courses, media interviews or general questions, please email her at info@beaumontetiquette.com