Mr & Mrs Manners was a response to founder Jodi Tempero’s observation of the decline in children’s manners and behaviour. A mother herself, Jodi continually noticed children acting without any form of manners or common courtesy to others – something other parents also commented on.
Understanding the difficulties in teaching your own children the ins and outs of situational etiquette, Jodi trained and certified as a Youth Etiquette Expert at the renowned Minding Manners International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London and started Mr & Mrs Manners.
Her various roles in hospitality, retail and the business sector gave her first-hand experience in dealing with and understanding “acceptable” and “unacceptable” behaviours – and now she’s out to rectify them.
Jodi uses her etiquette expertise to help children, teenagers and young adults polish their professionalism, enhance their interpersonal skills, and improve their likeability, while subtly remedying the manners she’s seen lapse in the past 20 years.
Her philosophy? “We are all in this life together so let’s learn what it takes to be kind. It’s time for us to adhere to the strong values that our grandparents raised us with.”
Her aim is to work with as many youth as possible, giving them the guidelines to be more confident and courteous in social and business situations in order to get a better outcome from life.
“I would love nothing more than for you to trust me with your children and teenagers to guide them on the principles of good manners.”
Jodi is a current member of the Protocol & Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association.