Carolyn Powery – Entrepreneur

carolyn-poweryCarolyn Mercury Powery is the Founder and CEO of The Etiquette Touch Charm School, specializing in Social Etiquette, Business Etiquette, Dining Etiquette, Personal Development and Basic Modeling skills for children, teens and young adults.  She was trained and certified as an Etiquette Consultant with an international organization who’s mission is to instill confidence, self-esteem and respect of others, by blending the standards of traditional etiquette with contemporary manners.
Carolyn is also a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.  She holds a Master of Science Degree in Child and Youth Care Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correction, with a concentration in Psychology from Bethune Cookman University.  She has worked in the field of social services since 1981 as a youth counselor for at-risk youth in elementary, middle and high schools.  She has facilitated many youth groups, empowering children and youths to be successful.  Ms. Powery has also assisted in developing curriculums for children focusing on, self-esteem, social skills and etiquette for teen girls.

She’s a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Carolyn knows first hand the positive impact etiquette and modeling can have on a young lady. As a young teen, she benefited from a community modeling group called Fashion Corral, which was part of West Palm Beach Progressive Youth in Action.  Being exposed to the world of modeling and social graces increased her self-esteem and allowed her to turn her shyness into self-confidence. The skills that she developed offered employment opportunities and personal development. Carolyn has participated in many fashion shows throughout South Florida.

 Carolyn continued modeling while in college.  During college, she participated in many college pageants, and was crowned as Ms. Black for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and crowned as Ms Band for Bethune Cookman University Marching Band.  After graduating from college, she formed her own modeling group as a way of giving back to her community by working with young teen girls.  She began reflecting on her modeling experiences and the lack of manners in today’s youth.  She felt that more than ever, our youth need to be taught life skills that would equip them both socially and professionally.  Empowering them with confidence, self esteem, integrity, and respect of others.

Here are a few of  Carolyn’s personal tips for our beautiful and precious African American teen girls and young girls:

 • Put God first in your life and PRAY and everything else will fall in place.

• Put your family first, family will always have your back.

• Believe, I am, I can and I will.

• Have a positive outlook on life and always have a positive attitude.

• Be the best that you can be.

• Respect yourself and others.

• Donʼt quit, your pot of gold is closer than you think.

• Dream BIG, you can be what ever you want.

• Set goals.

• Create a vision board (cut out pictures from magazines, of all the things you want

to accomplish, things that are important to you, cut out positive words, cut out

positive statements and glue them on your poster board. Your visions should be

short term and long term). When you create your vision board, it will help you to

stay focused on achieving the goals that you want out of life. Your vision board

should be visible for you to see daily. This does work! I have a vision board for

myself, which I created when I began birthing my Etiquette business after being

laid off from work. I decided to take my professional skills and my GOD given

talents and put them to use, to birth my business. Now, I am offering valuable

etiquette instructions to help youth develop lifelong survival skills, for various

settings, whether itʼs professionally or socially.

May GOD Bless!


Vision Board

To visit Carolyn’s website for The Etiquette Touch Charm School, please click here.

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  1. Carolyn Powery, 13 years ago

    Yes, my husband’s family.

  2. Adriane Powery, 13 years ago

    Love your services! Do you have a connection to the Cayman Islands?

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