Business Name: Polished Manners
Location: United Kingdom
Speaking Topic/Expertise: Civility & Confidence, Professionalism, Civility @ Work
Laura Akano is the Principal Consultant and Trainer at Polished Manners. Laura has been helping adults and young people improve and develop better social skills through etiquette and civility training. For several years, she worked with young people by providing out of school activities in government approved settings set up by her. It is through this direct experience that she decided to train as an etiquette coach. Becoming an etiquette coach was a natural progression as she has always been interested in learning about etiquette and civility and is always keen on instilling and encouraging good manners.
Previously, Laura worked in various administrative, customer services and retail roles. She originally trained as a dress designer and also studied fashion merchandising, she later went on to study social sciences with the ‘Open University’. She acquired various childcare and playwork qualifications whilst operating out of school clubs and holiday camps.
Laura is married and is the proud mother of two young ladies who happen to be her inspiration for the youth programmes