Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP, is an international etiquette expert, author and certified speaking professional. In 1998, she founded The Protocol School of Palm Beach, a premier business etiquette consulting firm dedicated to helping executives polish their professionalism, enhance their interpersonal skills, and improve their personal brand.
Jacqueline is the author of Poised for Success: Mastering the Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals; How to Mingle, Network, and Remember Names; The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Parties; and Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work, which is currently in its 14th printing and has been translated into four languages.
Regarded as one of the foremost authorities on business etiquette in the world, Jacqueline Whitmore has appeared on a variety of national television shows including ABC’s 20/20, FOX News, FOX & Friends, CNN, HLN, CNBC, and others. Jacqueline has been featured or quoted in hundreds of national and international newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, Fortune, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Time, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. She is a contributor to Entrepreneur.com and The Huffington Post.
Jacqueline Whitmore is highly sought-after as a corporate spokesperson and has worked with Sprint, Office Depot, CLARISONIC Skincare, Sam’s Club, and EliteSingles.com. She also holds the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers. This is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill, awarded to the top ten percent of speakers worldwide.
She serves on the Board of Directors for Warriors at Ease, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating yoga and meditation into military and civilian settings to support the health, resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and connection of service members, veterans and their families. Prior to starting her company, Jacqueline served as the assistant director of public relations and protocol officer for The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach where she was responsible for handling media relations and teaching the hotel staff the nuances of dealing with royalty, celebrities, and other VIPs. While at The Breakers, she met Dorothea Johnson, the founder of The Protocol School of Washington. Together they developed the Breakers’ famous Etiquette Camp for Kids and Adults. From 1999 – 2004, Jacqueline was honored to serve as a lead facilitator and associate for The Protocol School of Washington, where she educated and inspired hundreds of students and helped develop a world-class, credentialed curriculum for the School.
Jacqueline has also served as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines, a special events coordinator for the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, and a singer and dancer for Sea World of Florida. During her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, drinking wine, working out, and traveling all over the world studying customs and cultures. Jacqueline has offices in Orlando and Palm Beach, Florida.