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.

Beaumont Etiquette is the official etiquette partner of The Plaza Hotel, launching The Plaza Finishing Program for adults, teens and children in 2016, with courses running to date. In 2018 Beaumont Etiquette was named the official etiquette partner of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.

Beaumont Etiquette is thrilled to be named one of the Leading Protocol and Etiquette Schools of the World, and partner with some of the world’s leading companies in etiquette, hospitality and protocol. To learn more about Our Partners, click here.

Meet The Team

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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 Breaking down the stereotype that etiquette is perceived as outdated or inaccessible, Myka designed innovative and empowering etiquette courses with a modern spin — that are not intimidating to learn.

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 finishing school in 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 integrated communications,  and has 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. In 2019, Myka co-founded the Beaumont Training Group for corporate training needs.

The author of two books including Modern Etiquette Made Easy and Business Etiquette Made Easy, Myka is available to travel nationally or internationally for consultation and speaking engagements.

An avid volunteer for charities which promote confidence and teach both social and work skills in underprivileged communities, Myka resides in New York with her Swiss husband and daughter. 

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. She contributed to Business Etiquette Made Easy by Myka Meier, due out in 2020.

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 & SVP, 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 designers Ralph Lauren and John Varvatos, and was the Executive Vice President of McNabb Roick Events where he created experiences for many Fortune 500 companies.

Allyson Hernandez

Allyson

Private Coaching

Chiara R Sills Etiquette Trainer

Chiara

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.

Leanne

Etiquette Trainer

Leanne is a Chicago-raised New Yorker who strives to bring the basis of etiquette – respect, generosity and thoughtfulness – to her daily life in the Big Apple.

Her first experiences with etiquette came at a young age in her own home when she visited with her family. Her naval-trained grandfather was patient and encouraging as she learned the basics of dining etiquette and looked forward to evenings when she could show her family – and servers – what she learned.

Since graduating from New York University with a degree in Business and Drama, and completing her professional etiquette training under Myka Meier, Leanne joined the Beaumont Team in 2018 . She now trains corporate groups and teaches private classes in a range of topic areas, including business protocol, dining etiquette, social graces, children and teen etiquette.  Leanne was one of the lead instructors at The Plaza Finishing Program’s Children’s Etiquette and Teen Etiquette programs.

Jackie

Private Coach // Birthday Party Team

Jackie aspires to bring etiquette education to your child’s next birthday party in an enchanting and entertaining way! Through captivating and educational performances by our talented instructors, we strive to make etiquette not only accessible to young audiences, but the highlight to any party.

Jackie moved to New York City upon graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Performance. Over the years Jackie has performed nationally and internationally, and her most cherished performances were when she could bring her love of storytelling to kids!

She began molding these two passions together when she not only performed as a Disney Princess for birthday parties in college but was seen in the original production of ‘The Magic Flute the Musical’, an opera turned musical for kids. One of her most recent and favorite moments of her career was performing with the National Tour of PBS’s educational musical, ‘Odd Squad LIVE!’

Jackie believes in the powerful impact etiquette can have on younger generations and is thrilled to bring the magic of theatre to every class.

She can’t wait to give your little one a birthday experience they will never forget!

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

Leading Protocol & Etiquette Schools of the World

Leading Etiquette Schools of the World

Beaumont Etiquette is honored to be included as one of the Leading Protocol and Etiquette Schools of the World, and the sole member from the United States. To learn more about the organization and its member, visit LPESW.com