Pernilla Turner – Wife, Mother, Author, Consultant, Philanthropist and Teacher. She is the CEO of Classy Etiquette Institute and Virtuous Star, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non- profit organization for female youth ages 5-18. In 2006, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Administration of Justice with a minor in Journalism and in 2010 she received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Human Resources. Pernilla, a Dallas native and now Houstonian, has been sharing her love for etiquette since the inception of the non -profit organization that she created in graduate school on the campus of Texas Southern University in 2010.With this organization, Pernilla would impact the lives of people all over the country. Pernilla’s childhood experiences influenced her decision to move towards being the “light” that would spread etiquette knowledge to every generation! Since 2010 she has impacted the lives of more than 6,000 female youth through etiquette training.
Recognizing the joy that having great manners brings along with her deep desire to train and assist others in doing things correctly, Pernilla became a Nationally Certified Etiquette Consultant in 2014. Pernilla has always enjoyed teaching children, millennials, baby boomers, and other generations with topics that range from social graces to professional development. In 2015 Pernilla opened the doors of Classy Etiquette Institute in an effort to continue to assist children, college students, and professionals with the skills that will always be necessary to become successful.
Interviewing techniques, professional development, social graces, fine dining, holiday, social media, and wedding etiquette are just a few of the topics that she specializes in. Pernilla has been featured on CBS, and NBC media outlets offering professional etiquette advice. She has hosted workshops, one on one trainings, small group sessions, and program curriculum development for educational institutions. She is the author of Chloe’s Mini Manners, a children’s book to encourage great manners for small children at an early age.
In addition, she is also the author of The Modern Mix: Etiquette Today, a book about the proper manners that are the key to unlocking opportunities while enhancing your professional, networking, and social abilities.
Learning etiquette is fun! It is Pernilla’s goal to share the blessing of learning proper etiquette through grace, style, and class combined with a Modern Mix of what is new and common in today’s social interactions and environments. After all, the need to have great manners hasn’t changed, but the times and ways to do so have.