COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE

SMILE, this is your greatest asset and weapon! At Common Ground Etiquette our motto is: Building excellence in the community, and success in the marketplace.

I am an etiquette & protocol, professional & personal development specialist and speaker with exceptional insight in business processes, tools, and concepts to help entrepreneurs, professionals, and small companies develop more effective strategies to grow their businesses or careers. My firm, COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE, specializes in preparing and empowering via training, mentorship and sharing resources, that assist in achieving the highest potential in the professional and personal arenas.

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07/05/2021

Happy Birthday USA! Thank you for everything you’ve done to bring us here today. May we honor you by being and giving our best. 🇺🇸

Happy Birthday USA! Thank you for everything you’ve done to bring us here today. May we honor you by being and giving our best. 🇺🇸

06/30/2021

Fact: Unfortunately our American culture has become less implicitly biased when it comes to race, skin tone, and sexual orientation over the past decade, yet it has become more implicitly biased regarding weight.
RESPECT encompasses all of the above.
#MindYourManners #Civility

Fact: Unfortunately our American culture has become less implicitly biased when it comes to race, skin tone, and sexual orientation over the past decade, yet it has become more implicitly biased regarding weight.
RESPECT encompasses all of the above.
#MindYourManners #Civility

DC with Kids Database - DC, Virginia and Maryland Things to Do with Kids! 06/27/2021

DC with Kids Database - DC, Virginia and Maryland Things to Do with Kids!

Hey hey hey scored a wonderful searchable data base for the DMV area for places to viist with the kiddos - check it out. Thank you,
Family Trip Guides 🤗

DC with Kids Database - DC, Virginia and Maryland Things to Do with Kids! DC with Kids Searchable Database with 350+ spots in the DMV filtered by Age, Type, Cost, Restroom, Parking, and Stroller/Wheelchair Friendly!

Photos from Reel II Real with Coach Herb & B's post 05/13/2021

Photos from Reel II Real with Coach Herb & B's post

04/20/2021

Every day don't forget to be grateful! Here is a quick reminder :)

Every day don't forget to be grateful! Here is a quick reminder :)

04/04/2021

Have an athlete at home and you’d rather skip the lines at the doctor? Here’s a great idea 💡

Have an athlete at home and you’d rather skip the lines at the doctor? Here’s a great idea 💡

04/03/2021

World Autism Awareness Day

#Love #Kindness #Hugs that’s what this world needs more of 💙💗💙💗

04/01/2021

Playgrounds are Boring. Here’s How to Make Them Fun Again

It’s a great start to #Inclusion!

03/23/2021

Looking for the kids to do something this Summer? Here is a great option! #SummerCamp2021

A Baltimore restaurant owner drove 6 hours to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer 03/19/2021

A Baltimore restaurant owner drove 6 hours to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer

Is this #Kindness at its best or not?

A Baltimore restaurant owner drove 6 hours to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer “My mom kept saying, ‘I don’t understand — you drove all the way up here to cook for me?’ ” said Rina Jones.

03/04/2021

#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInBusiness #WomenLeadership
Right here in our backyard; one of Loudoun County’s best kept secrets which no longer is... 😉 Meet Kindra Dionne.
Kindra Dionne is a visionary Business Development Consultant, Speaker and Author whose focus is on empowering entrepreneurs to thrive in an ever-changing business world. With over 15 years’ experience, she is fueled by a passion for ensuring mission-driven entrepreneurs enter new markets with excellence so they can make a dollar and a difference. She has lent her expertise and contacts to many entrepreneurs to enable them to launch new concepts with confidence by conquering business challenges and embracing strategic connections. You can count on Kindra to guide you in your exponential growth.
Let us know if you’d like an introduction.

#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInBusiness #WomenLeadership
Right here in our backyard; one of Loudoun County’s best kept secrets which no longer is... 😉 Meet Kindra Dionne.
Kindra Dionne is a visionary Business Development Consultant, Speaker and Author whose focus is on empowering entrepreneurs to thrive in an ever-changing business world. With over 15 years’ experience, she is fueled by a passion for ensuring mission-driven entrepreneurs enter new markets with excellence so they can make a dollar and a difference. She has lent her expertise and contacts to many entrepreneurs to enable them to launch new concepts with confidence by conquering business challenges and embracing strategic connections. You can count on Kindra to guide you in your exponential growth.
Let us know if you’d like an introduction.

Sonora Webster Carver | Unladylike 2020 03/02/2021

Sonora Webster Carver | Unladylike 2020

Happy Women's History Month! Watch this video of a brave young woman, Sonora web Carver, who was a horse diver. Job qualifications: courage and bravura! we had no clue this job existed, how about you? https://emediava.org/lo/1000135511
#ComeLearWithUs #BraveWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

Sonora Webster Carver | Unladylike 2020

03/01/2021

Welcome #March2021 #WomensHistoryMonth
Common Ground Etiquette is a woman-owned business and happy to celebrate this month depicting talented women locally and across the globe. Today we spotlight Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, the second female director of the Johnson Space Center and first Hispanic director.
Ochoa joined NASA in 1988 as a research engineer at Ames Research Center and moved to Johnson Space Center in 1990 when she was selected as an astronaut. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on the nine-day STS-56 mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1993. She has flown in space four times, including STS-66, STS-96 and STS-110, logging nearly 1,000 hours in orbit. Credits: NASA
#ComeLearnWithUs #ReadAndLearn

Welcome #March2021 #WomensHistoryMonth
Common Ground Etiquette is a woman-owned business and happy to celebrate this month depicting talented women locally and across the globe. Today we spotlight Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, the second female director of the Johnson Space Center and first Hispanic director.
Ochoa joined NASA in 1988 as a research engineer at Ames Research Center and moved to Johnson Space Center in 1990 when she was selected as an astronaut. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on the nine-day STS-56 mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1993. She has flown in space four times, including STS-66, STS-96 and STS-110, logging nearly 1,000 hours in orbit. Credits: NASA
#ComeLearnWithUs #ReadAndLearn

LCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2021 Schedule 01/25/2021

LCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2021 Schedule

Dear Parents, LCPS has organized a fantastic event to help us all as community and especially our children. Check this out and register as soon as you can!
https://lcpsmhwc2021.sched.com

LCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2021 Schedule Check out the schedule for LCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2021

IKEA designs forts for children in lockdown 12/29/2020

IKEA designs forts for children in lockdown

Great ideas to create indoor forts for your kids from IKEA!

IKEA designs forts for children in lockdown Furniture company IKEA has designed six play houses that can be built with its products to entertain children in coronavirus lockdown.

12/22/2020

Even though apart, you are all in our hearts ♥️🌲♥️🌲 Wishing you a
#MerryChristmas

Even though apart, you are all in our hearts ♥️🌲♥️🌲 Wishing you a
#MerryChristmas

12/13/2020

This is something important to do! If you need help ask for it, but get it done today please ♥️

Recently we have had several calls to home fires without any working smoke alarms. Living in a home without smoke alarms is extremely dangerous. People caught in a home fire without smoke alarms are 2 times more likely to die.

We offer free smoke alarms with our free smoke alarm assessment. If your home doesn't have working smoke alarms, request your free smoke alarm assessment today at https://bit.ly/37VGWMs

12/06/2020

How awesome is this? Make sure to see them if you are in Leesburg, VA some time this month!

Victorian Carolers will be strolling the streets of historic downtown Leesburg singing some good old fashioned Christmas carols.
Saturday, December 5th 4-6PM,
Sunday, December 13th 1-3PM,
Saturday, December 19th 4-6PM

11/19/2020

It’s that time of year again! We are doing Angel Tree and we have many Angels that need to be adopted. If you have the ability and means to adopt, we would love to have you be a part of this amazing program. This is a great opportunity to bless the families within our community and a fun activity for your family during the holidays.

This year it is easier than ever to adopt angels! To adopt an Angel online please visit https://www.tsamm.org/angeltree/adopt.dpi?c=5378C3D8A9417D31D1ABDB3DA9FFB909420656EB&aid=7329C693184A4399

Once you are on the website you are easily able to choose which angel you would like to adopt. If you have an interest in adopting 10 or more Angels or have any questions, please contact our office at 701-771-3371 or by email at [email protected]

11/12/2020

Check this out Loudoun County! Great organization 👇🏼

Team VA Mizuno Shakir14U in Loudoun County, VA has 4 players aging out to 16U at and are looking to add three to four strong, driven and talented players that want to play at the next level.

Team VA Mizuno Shakir 14U just closed out a successful Fall 2020 season. We finished #3 in the USSSA State Power Ranking and #38 in the Country. With two 2nd place finishes in the Breast Cancer Awareness and the Maddison Small Tournaments. We will look to play several 14U Open and 16U B tournaments in the Spring of 2021.

If you're looking to join a competitive team with a talented group of girls and coaches that will help develop your skills for the next level, reach out to Coach Shakir at; [email protected]. You can schedule a time to work in at one of our practices or to schedule a private tryout.

[11/09/20]   COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE is presenting another FREE Etiquette class for the community "How to Behave in Public" on Saturday, March 2nd at Ashburn Library from 10:30 - 11:30 AM for ages 6 to 17. Parents are welcome to attend as well. If interested RSVP [email protected]. Thanks!

09/11/2020

Have you seen these? Well these little snacks made us smile 😊 We all need reminders from time to time. Choose one today 👇🏼😉

Have you seen these? Well these little snacks made us smile 😊 We all need reminders from time to time. Choose one today 👇🏼😉

08/04/2020

Good morning Loudoun County 🌞 This is great info to have readily available for today and perhaps to save in our phones as well for future references. Be safe!

Ahead of #Isaias - please have these phone numbers on hand as power outages are possible. Flooding is also likely in our area, please monitor all road conditions before traveling.

For Dominion Energy call 1-866-366-4357. Dominion also provides updates through Facebook and Twitter.

To report NOVEC Energy Solutions power outages call 1-888-335-0500.

Washington Gas
Phone: 800-752-7520 or 703-750-1400

Columbia Gas of Virginia
Phone: 800-544-5606

TTY Phone: 800-231-3238

You can monitor traffic incidents at www.sheriff.loudoun.gov/traffic and road conditions through 511 Virginia at https://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions.

The LCSO in partnership with Waze provides real-time traffic incident information to the app.

You can also learn information on Road Conditions/Closures by dialing 511 and report road closures by calling 800-367-7623.

Only call 9-1-1 in a true emergency. For non-emergency situations in Loudoun County call 703-777-1021.

[07/17/20]   Happy International
"Emoji Day"!
What is your fave emoji? Ours is in the comments 👇.

06/30/2020

What a beautiful story! Love is inclusive. Such a warmhearted story 💗

“Tracey did all the things a big sister would do. She always called me ‘Nut.’ She helped me wash my hands, and brush my teeth. We rode bikes and played in the sandbox. Maybe our parents didn’t punish her as much. But other than that, nothing seemed different. I didn’t have a clue. Then one day a boy in our neighborhood called her ‘a retard.’ I remember running home and asking my dad what that meant. He stared at me for a moment, like he didn’t know where to start. And from that day on life was different. It’s not right to say that we weren’t equal anymore. But I went from innocent and not knowing, to feeling like I needed to protect her. Whenever I got invited to slumber parties, she didn’t. Unless I insisted. And she wasn’t invited to prom, but we got her a dress and brought her anyway. When Tracey got out of school at 21—there wasn’t much else for her to do. We didn’t have many programs in our town. So she stayed at home with Mom and Dad while I moved on with my life. Big changes were hard for her. She’d always say, ‘Why does God make us different? It’s not fair, Nut.’ She cried when I went to college. And I think my wedding was hard for her, even though she was the maid of honor. It’s not jealousy. It’s just that she wants to live a normal life too. When I had my two children, I was thrilled to watch her become their best friend—the same way she’d been mine. I always say that we raised them together. She loved my children more fiercely than a mama ever could. But once again, I watched them outgrow her and graduate through life. But Tracey taught them things I never could. My children never blink when people are different. She’s taught us all so much. She just loves everyone. And she rolls with things better than we give her credit for sometimes. Dad passed away in 2018. It was hard on all of us, but I know it was especially tough on her. I watched her during the entire funeral. She was greeting everyone and shaking their hands. And I remember thinking: ‘Wow, this must be so much for her.’ When the last person had left, I walked over and put my arm around her. And told her how proud I was. She just gave me a hug, and said: ‘Love you Nut.’”

06/26/2020

Bella Ballerina Studios

This is such a wonderful initiative from Bella Ballerina Studios 💗

We are so proud to bring this Limited Edition “Together” collection to life! As part of a response to the social climate, we are doing our part in supporting diversity in the arts by committing our efforts in a number of ways. Read more about our commitment to diversity and shop the TOGETHER COLLECTION by preordering your products by July 11th! All orders over $50 ship free! Join us in celebrating this initiative with our beautiful leotards, shirts and stickers all featuring a print that highlights all skin tones 🖤🤎🤍💛🧡 all proceeds from this collection benefit @browngirlsdoballet

https://www.bellaballerina.com/commitment-to-diversity.html




#inclusion #representationmatters #reccomendedreading #bellaballerina #inclusivity #ballerinadreams #braveballerina #standtogether #weareallone #understanding #acceptance #allskincolors

06/24/2020

Very clever idea now that Phase III is allowing more contact with larger groups! Thanks to The Marketing Management Group for sharing!

WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR EVENTS!!!

As we move into Phase III, and we are allowed to have more in-person events, meetings and networking, this is an excellent way for people to feel comfortable with distancing!

Logo'd bracelets also make a great keepsake for your event!
Email [email protected] today!

06/20/2020

Good morning 🌞 Don’t forget to wear your smiles today and be welcoming especially if you are having a community event! Building community is so important, yet smiling and making people feel welcome, is a kinder and warmer way to leave a much bigger imprint ♥️

06/18/2020

Good morning! We thought there may be parents out there looking for some free STEM related programs for their kids 🤗 This 👇🏼 seems like an exciting opportunity and it is free of charge.

LAST CALL TO SECURE A FREE SPOT FOR ESSTEMTIALS!
This free of cost program was designed to engage children in exciting STEM-related activities, like fun science experiments and projects. Our main goal is to allow children ages 8-12 to learn through self-exploration with our guidance and peer feedback, rather than teaching them in a traditional school manner. For more information, please feel free to visit our website, email us at [email protected], send us a message through Facebook Messenger, or visit our Instagram page @nova.esstemtials. There are less than 15 free spots remaining, so register your child today! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be holding fun virtual activities, like ZOOM meetings and online game-shows! We can’t wait to work with everyone to provide an esSTEMtial leap into the fields of STEM!
Register using this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wnw9Q5J2dP4UVYyXNB7OHysI26D_Y4rafKxknQwvx4U/viewform?edit_requested=true&fbclid=IwAR0qDQU9lxwqKyNf8iSsaW0CpuuWvoKAnfq7SHTVOLqwSBXM_6Emgq1DBt0

06/08/2020

Good morning FB Friends 🌞 It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood! Lets be more accepting and kind to others. This ☝🏼 never goes out of fashion 😉 Have a wonderful week!

In 1969, when African-American citizens in the United States were not permitted to swim in community pools along side white people, Fred Rogers brought a African-American police officer to his television show and invited him to cool his feet with him in a small, plastic wading pool. Mr. Rogers then helped Officer Clemmons to dry his feet.

Mr. Rogers never openly preached on his show, despite being an ordained Presbyterian minister. Yet he preached volumes in this simple act of love.

In a world where you can be anything, be a Mr. Rogers.

nbcwashington.com 05/29/2020

‘More Than Peach’: Virginia Girl Makes Art Kits With ‘Skin-Colored’ Crayon Options

We just learned about some new beautiful shades of color that Crayola is offering. All thanks to a child in Loudoun County who created this change. ❤

Info on Loudoun Student: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/more-than-peach-virginia-girl-makes-art-kits-with-skin-colored-crayon-options/2218428/

nbcwashington.com Bellen Woodard was in third grade when she came home with a question. “My friends, they always called the peach crayon the skin-colored crayon,” she recalled. Why? She handed over the crayon but it made her feel “weird.” Her mom suggested that next time she hand over the brown crayon, “bec...

Our Story

Common Ground is the dream of two sisters to share about civility, etiquette and 21st century skills to go hand in hand with great education and careers. Our firm’s consulting side took off successfully and we slowly but surely added workshops and mentorship sessions as our clients’ needs arose. After a brief hiatus, we are back in 2018 with yet a plethora of Manners & Etiquette; Business Etiquette; Professional & Personal Development workshops and mentoring for individuals; small businesses; executives; staff; college students; children and youth. Maria and I have come together to continue serving you and feel very blessed in doing so!

We partner with parents as early as age three to make sure children understand in a fun but educational manner the importance of manners and social graces. We further engage them by utilizing all sorts of multi-media, including role-playing, music, presentations, videos and by carrying out kindness projects for the community.

Family Dining: Family is very important so we are the only company in the area that provides “dining etiquette tutorials for the entire family” at home or a restaurant.

Once in College we reinforce real life business and social graces with hands-on training and real-life business coaches.

COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE, specializes in preparing and empowering via training, mentorship and sharing resources, that assist in achieving the highest potential in the professional and personal arenas.

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We offer dynamic and engaging speakers available for your next business retreat, meeting or special event.

Some of our courses:
The Polished Entrepreneur TM
Business Etiquette and Protocol for the Saavy Executive
Real World Etiquette
Cross Cultural Etiquette
Polishing your Personal Brand
Business Entertaining
Wine Etiquette
Business over a meal

Business Etiquette and Protocol
How to win the Sales Battle
Client Relations – The Road to Success
The Art of Professional Networking –
Polishing your Personal Brand
New Hire Etiquette – Fitting in the
Corporate Culture
First Impressions and Building a Professional
Image- Business Attire
Netiquette - includes Teleconferencing and
Social Media Etiquette

Etiquette 101
Children (7 – 10)
Teens (11 – 14) (15 - 18)
High School Version
College Version

Children / Teens Etiquette Camp

Exclusively Dining Collection
Children/ Teens / College / Adult Versions

Interview & Job Seeking Etiquette
High School / College / Adult Versions

Savoir-Faire – Social Savvy “Adults Only” Class
Ladies Cocktail Hour

Tea Time

Wine Etiquette

“Everything Tea Parties” – Bridal Showers, Fundraisers, Birthday, Business or Holiday events.

Parenting Series - Building your Parenting Skills

Customized Sessions

Consulting Sessions

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44200 Waxpool Rd Ste 186
Ashburn, VA
20147
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