The Art of Confident Living

“It profoundly and permanently changed every aspect of my life.”

“It profoundly and permanently changed every aspect of my life.”

“The confidence I now feel moved me from fearing embarrassment to courageously defining ‘how I want to be remembered.’”

“The confidence I now feel moved me from fearing embarrassment to courageously defining ‘how I want to be remembered.’”

“It is not stuffy. There is warmth, humor, and it is genuine and real.”

“It is not stuffy. There is warmth, humor, and it is genuine and real.”

“I was empowered to be the best me.”

“I was empowered to be the best me.”

“This soft skills boot camp for success was the best thing I could have done for myself.”

“This soft skills boot camp for success was the best thing I could have done for myself.”

“Life changing! I left with a new mindset and practical skills.”

“Life changing! I left with a new mindset and practical skills.”

The most liberating thing for me was knowing what I didn't know.”

“The most liberating thing for me was knowing what I didn’t know.”

“The course has totally changed the way I feel about myself and the way I present myself.”

“The course has totally changed the way I feel about myself and the way I present myself.”

The Art of Confident Living provides a comfortable space to gain confidence while honing personal and professional skills.

Call (206) 510-5357 or email us to learn more about The Art of Confident Living.

Confidence Building Retreat for Women

Ladies, do you ever find yourself wondering what to say, what to do, or what to wear? Social skills are either setting the stage for your success or sabotaging your relationships. Stop second-guessing yourself and learn proven techniques to transform your appearance, modern etiquette skills, and communication at The Art of Confident Living. Enjoy a beautiful weekend away while gaining practical, life-changing tools at this three-day confidence boosting retreat for women. See why women leave this transformative program saying, “I would have never imagined that The Art of Confident Living would have resulted in such great and drastic changes in my life.”

Confidence changes everything! If you desire to live more confidently, this dynamic weekend is for you. In an engaging, small group setting, you will explore a series of topics including Business vs. Social Etiquette, the Power of Civility, Creating an Effective First Impression, Verbal and Nonverbal Communication, Technology & Social Media Etiquette, Handling Difficult Situations, Handshaking, Business & Social Card Presentation, Posture & Poise, Advanced Wardrobe Building, the Art of Entertaining, and more! We offer so much more than a traditional finishing or charm school!

Join Women from Every Walk of Life

The Art of Confident Living hosts women of every age and background—including business professionals, recent college graduates, and homemakers—seeking to learn new skills. Our interactive and engaging teaching style makes every woman feel at ease while equipping them to confidently cultivate connection.

Receive Personalized Attention

Our retreat is limited to 20 participants to ensure that every woman receives one-on-one attention from internationally recognized civility and etiquette expert Deborah King along with a team of image, etiquette, and communication experts. The group delivers unparalleled experience customized to address the unique needs of every woman that attends this powerful program. In this comfortable environment, you will finally be able to get your questions answered!

All-Inclusive Retreat

The Art of Confident Living is all-inclusive; everything is covered once you arrive at the retreat including your overnight accommodations and meals. Shared meals facilitate personal, hands-on dining etiquette instruction and give the participants an opportunity to practice conversational skills. The retreat culminates in our beautiful Dining Skills Banquet. The Banquet is an elaborate four-course dining experience, which is a memorable highlight of the retreat.

How do I attend?

The Art of Confident Living provides a comfortable space to gain confidence while honing personal and professional skills.

Call (206) 510-5357 or email us to learn more about The Art of Confident Living.

Confidence Building Retreat for Women

Ladies, do you ever find yourself wondering what to say, what to do, or what to wear? Social skills are either setting the stage for your success or sabotaging your relationships. Stop second-guessing yourself and learn proven techniques to transform your appearance, modern etiquette skills, and communication at The Art of Confident Living. Enjoy a beautiful weekend away while gaining practical, life-changing tools at this three-day confidence boosting retreat for women. See why women leave this transformative program saying, “I would have never imagined that The Art of Confident Living would have resulted in such great and drastic changes in my life.”

Confidence changes everything! If you desire to live more confidently, this dynamic weekend is for you. In an engaging, small group setting, you will explore a series of topics including Business vs. Social Etiquette, the Power of Civility, Creating an Effective First Impression, Verbal and Nonverbal Communication, Technology & Social Media Etiquette, Handling Difficult Situations, Handshaking, Business & Social Card Presentation, Posture & Poise, Advanced Wardrobe Building, the Art of Entertaining, and more! We offer so much more than a traditional finishing or charm school!

Join Women from Every Walk of Life

The Art of Confident Living hosts women of every age and background—including business professionals, recent college graduates, and homemakers—seeking to learn new skills. Our interactive and engaging teaching style makes every woman feel at ease while equipping them to confidently cultivate connection.

Receive Personalized Attention

Our retreat is limited to 20 participants to ensure that every woman receives one-on-one attention from internationally recognized civility and etiquette expert Deborah King along with a team of image, etiquette, and communication experts. The group delivers unparalleled experience customized to address the unique needs of every woman that attends this powerful program. In this comfortable environment, you will finally be able to get your questions answered!

All-Inclusive Retreat

The Art of Confident Living is all-inclusive; everything is covered once you arrive at the retreat including your overnight accommodations and meals. Shared meals facilitate personal, hands-on dining etiquette instruction and give the participants an opportunity to practice conversational skills. The retreat culminates in our beautiful Dining Skills Banquet. The Banquet is an elaborate four-course dining experience, which is a memorable highlight of the retreat.

How do I attend?

Choose Your Location

The Art of Etiquette Classes for Women in Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington

October 8-10, 2021

The Art of Confident Living is held at the Seattle Airport Hilton Conference Center, which is conveniently located near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Register here.

The Art of Etiquette Classes for Women in your city!

St. Augustine, Florida

February 26-28, 2021

The Art of Confident Living is held at the St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort – a world-class oceanfront location just minutes from Historic St. Augustine. Register here.

Glen Rose, Texas

TBD 2021

The Art of Confident Living is held at the Inn on the River. A serene venue, this small boutique hotel is located in the beautiful town of Glen Rose, Texas. Register here.

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Life-Changing Results

“Deborah, I really have to thank you for the confidence, and yes, the power that you gave me in that one day of listening to you. The most liberating thing for me was knowing what I didn’t know. I always thought there was this BIG secret that I missed, and that everyone else knew and they secretly laughed at me because I didn’t know. [M]y daughter really enjoyed herself also. All I have to say is that [it] is PRICELESS! I would have paid three times that amount for her to hear that information, and we both will see you again. Thanks so much.”

Mechale McDonald
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“The women’s overnight program was a real eye opener. The content Deborah delivered was so much more than thank you cards and dining skills—it was a soft skills boot camp for success. I will be attending another session!”

Kelsey

“LIFE CHANGING! The program was everything I could have hoped for and more. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to elevate their social skills and leave a lasting impression wherever they go. Ms. King is the embodiment of elegance and an outstanding educator. It is obvious that she genuinely cares about her students. In a few short days, I felt a transformation that took place through gentle guidance. I left with a new mindset and polished skills.”

Athena

“I just completed the The Art of Confident Living Training and I am so excited at the transformative outcome. I now have unshakable confidence in my life, the way I dress, the way I eat, and how I honor others. I gained knowledge, history, tools, and a very strong sense of self. I have learned and grown so much in just one weekend and I finally feel like I know who I am.”

April-Emily

“I truly wish I had had this available to me when I was younger. I am positive it would’ve made a world of difference in the decisions I made … all of the millions of events I’ve bowed out of and ways I’ve limited myself because I felt so truly inept and uncomfortable. I’m going with ‘it’s never too late to learn’.”

Anna

“What an amazing course! I have had a pretty successful career and I taught myself most of the soft skills. It’s been serving me well, but I have always wondered whether there is a better way or whether I am missing something. This program lays out a holistic and solid foundation that gives me the confidence and skills to walk into any situation with ease and elegance. Exactly what I needed. Thank you!”

Shirley

“Wow!!! Deborah is not just a teacher, she is a coach, a mother, and a genuine person. Due to these reasons, the training sessions felt like motivational, empowering sessions. I did not just learn about civility, social capital, first impressions, personal branding, table etiquette, communication skills and entertaining, my world view was transformed for the better. The course has totally changed the way I feel about myself and the way I present myself to the public, especially in a professional environment. In my everyday life, it has changed how I treat people, how I eat in public, and most of all how I dress to work and other events. For that I say thank you so much.”

Christie

“Deborah, I have to tell you that I FINALLY understand why the retreat [is] called the “Art of Confident Living.” I learned so much and know that I didn’t retain all that was covered, but my attitude has changed. I’ve become more confident. The shift in my attitude has helped me in every single social situation that I’ve been in since that weekend. I’m forever grateful for the things that you taught me. Thank you!”

Kendall

“I truly enjoyed this past weekend. It was the best thing I could have done for myself and I feel so blessed to have been a part of such a wonderful class of ladies. You have such a wonderful gift in how you teach your classes. It is not “stuffy”. There is warmth, humor, and it is genuine and real. I wish the class lasted longer! I look forward to Art of Confident Living II.”

J.D.

“I’m embarking on my new life of confidence! One would think at this stage of life that one would have it all ‘together,’ but I still felt a need for validation or correction. Your weekend provided that for me and I’ve been feeling the effects ever since. On several occasions I’ve had the opportunity to practice my new skills. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts.”

Janet

“I have gone from half-clueless, half-cultured to a full-blown young lady and have you to thank! Thank you for enthusiastically sharing all (or at least the essentials) of your etiquette knowledge. I feel more confident because I know I’m equipped with the tools to handle most any social situation.”

Shyla

“Words cannot describe the positive difference the Art of Confident Living Retreat has made in my quest for refinement and excellence. Thank you!”

E.S.

“I really enjoyed your class, Deborah, and was fascinated by what you were teaching. I felt like it is things we all think we should know already, but you were showing why it is all so important. I cleaned out my closet and went through all of my clothes. I tried everything on and got rid of anything that did not fit with the personal brand I want others to know me by. I am really excited to get started on my personal development.”

C.F.

“Upon arriving home Monday, I found myself seeing the world very differently on campus, at home, and at work. I thought about times when I’ve worn clothing to “self-express” which did not fit the context of the occasion and left me unable to achieve the aim I wanted (such as time with a family member or an important interview or a networking opportunity). My clothing was indeed expressing something, but it wasn’t expressing me in a manner that promoted useful connections. I also have the opportunity to attend a career networking opportunity. Networking events can be daunting because of uncertainty and sometimes discomfort while interacting with others. The confidence I feel in myself after the weekend moves from fearing embarrassment to courageously defining ‘how I want to be remembered.’ In reviewing the event schedule, I noticed a few details. First, there will be time for networking and I thought, “Oh, I know how to do that because we practiced introductions and small talk.” Second, light refreshments will be served and since we practiced holding a small plate and drink in one hand, I can do that part with ease and grace. Third, at the very end of the schedule, I noticed that professional pictures will be taken and since we had gone over the different levels of clothing and proper business attire, not only can I dress for the photos, I can dress for the event. I am deeply thankful for the weekend and look forward to the doors that will open because of these skills. Thank you!”

Heidi

For young ladies ages 18-29, please consider Deluxe Life Skills.

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