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.

We offer a plethora of etiquette, business etiquette, protocol, professional and personal development training. For Parents and Children: Seeing that we partner with parents for their children, we also partner with parents to help them achieve and build their parenting skills. We offer a Parenting Series to help you build your parenting skills. Some of the achievements you obtain are: an increase parental in your parental confidence; reduce your parental stress/anxiety; Improve your parenting skills and parent-child relations; reduce child behavior problems and improve child cooperation. Check our FB page for dates and location. 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, power point presentations, video and by carrying out kindness projects. 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. Please take note that in many instances we become a complement to cotillion classes which are taught farther apart than our classes, and this way we strengthen these important lessons that will help our youth become mindful and successful. Once in College we reinforce real life business and social graces with hands-on training and real-life business coaches. For the Entrepreneur and Small Business: For business people, being it small business staff, management and execs, we carry a myriad of short and extended courses to assist in brushing up, building the in-house environment and also the skills and finesse of excelling at client relations. We also have excellent speakers that will delight and amaze your audience. Tea Parties for Every Occassion: We have a passion for tea parties, therefore, we “have been told” we throw the best tea parties in town for children and adults. Ask us for references and you will be amazed! Our menus are exquisite and our freshly baked scones are simply delish. We enjoy life and want to celebrate it so we have many options from where you can choose from, see below for some of them: �Exquisite Bridal Showers �Delightful Afternoon �High Noon �Breakfast at Tiffany’s �Savvy Mommy �History & Etiquette �Birthday �Theme Teas for Children �Young Ladies “Just Because” �Business �Tea Etiquette Tutorials �Fundraiser For Brides Only (F,B,O.) Yes we offer a variety of training in this area, as well as “day of” wedding coordination services. Lately we have been asked to perform “bridesmaids and grooms” tutorials just make sure the wedding party is all on the same page! Needless to say we have a list of local vendors that we can recommend anytime at no additional cost. Stay tuned for new classes that we continuously post on our page and at our website. Giving Back to the Community: At Common Ground Etiquette we are committed to build a community of excellence, therefore, we offer four complimentary events to give our two cents! Check our community calendar or our page for dates and locations. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL Once again our main focus is to make sure you, your family, or your employees represent themselves in the best possible way. If you have Spanish speaking family or employees and would like to receive training in their native tongue, we have designed great courses to make sure nothing gets lost in translation!

Mission: Our mission is to partner with entrepreneurs, small businesses, individuals and/or parents to build and develop successful and confident individuals with great social skills, self-confidence and manners.

Sometimes all you need is a #hug! Happy #Tuesday 🤗

Some times all you need is a friend 🤗
Credit : @_enchanted_love_2


Good morning! Today and always do the unexpected (even by you), conquer your fears and #JustDoIt! Have a wonderful Friday my friends 👫

This high school grad has autism and is usually non-verbal — but he stole the show with this speech about defying expectations

Kohl's adds adaptive clothing to its three top kids' brands

Good morning ☀️ you know we are all about inclusiveness and this made us very happy ! BTW the 8 y.o. model lives right in our backyard, in Ashburn 🤗 Kohl's is adding clothing designed for people with disabilities into its three largest kids’ brands – Jumping Beans, SO and Urban Pipeline.

If you know of an LCPS student in need of breakfast or lunch during the Summer, please TEXT “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a reply with locations where they can eat!

In our #networking cluttered world we need to learn how to choose our events carefully. First and foremost, and besides wanting to connect and build relationships, choose events that are aligned with your career/business goals. Second of all choose events in which you feel that you take away something of value (knowledge). #Networking #LearningIsPower

Tuesday arrives with a promise of great weather before the sweltering temps of Summer hit us in Washington D.C. Today I will be heading to Winchester to network with other business owners and I will be sharing with them about copyright and trademark infringements, how to protect our brands and content and how to avoid getting in trouble as well. I will come back live with the cliff notes later today and share them with you, so stay tuned 🌷 Have a great day!

Wishing you a successful week! Make wise decisions and develop strategies on how you want this week to pan out. Remember that if we pay attention to the details now, we will see great rewards later.

Music Life

Happy Sunday Facebook 🙋🏻‍♀️ Yes, it’s metallica #BabyShark 😉


Slay Duggee

It seems like today is a ”Rosé All Day” Saturday! #Enjoy

Are you thinking of starting a new business? Being a small business owner or entrepreneur is not an easy task. We must explore the prospects of starting a new company; undertake risks, be in charge of the introduction of innovations, coordination, administration and control of business and providing effective leadership in all aspects of business. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. This takes a lot of work. But it can be most gratifying as well (and not only monetarily.)
I suggest you interview various business owners in your industry or similar and ask a lot of questions so you have an idea of what you are really getting into. And take notes!!! This is one of the best ways to find out the reality of what it takes to grow a business!🙋🏻‍♀️ #GoodLuck


Good afternoon FB, which of these were you at that age? This is so cute! Have a wonderful break on us 😉

DANCE LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING! 🤣❤️️ Five-year-old Lily danced her heart out at her preschool graduation, and the video has since gone viral!
(🎥: Martina Blair)

Good Housekeeping

Good morning 🙋🏻‍♀️ Has this happened to you? It happens a lot to me I just relax as soon as I get home 🏡

... or not. 😴

Power of Positivity

Let’s make the time to chat with someone today instead of having our faces stuck to our phones. Making personal connections opens doors. It saves many of us from loneliness and may lead to beautiful friendships and even new business. #ConnectInPerson #PersonalConnectionsMatter #StartWithASmile

Small moments can make a huge difference!

Principal Ballet has great summer camps and prices are very reasonable! It makes me wish I had a daughter 🤗

Marching into summer like......
#principalballet #ballet #northernvirginiaballet #novaballet #dmvballet #dancers #balletacademy #dance #classical #dance #reston #restonballet #dancereston #eatsleepballet

Papa’s World – sitting – writing – blogging

If you have not read this blog it will take you through so many emotions and then some pretty funny stuff as well. I recently started following and I cannot tell you what a delightful story telling takes place... #MustRead #PapasWorld MY WORLD NOW Each morning I arise – believe it or not – I have NO IDEA what I will blog! Inspiration just comes – it might be something I experienced – Something I saw or ma…

Pink Champagne Tea Parties available all year round 💗

Born Different

#AgainstAllOdds #GivingYourBest We all have something to learn from Chelsea. Go out there today and conquer!

Chelsea has Down Syndrome, but that didn't stop her from becoming a gymnast 🙌


Sadly... #Freedom isn’t free! #MemorialDay Freedom… sometimes as Americans we take it for granted. Today John and I would like to thank our military service members and their families, for their bravery, risks taken and especially the…

Humankind Stories

What an amazing way to tuck your students to sleep virtually bu reading them a story in Tuesday night 🤗 I wish I had a principal like that! How about you?

This school principal virtually tucks her students in every Tuesday night by reading them bedtime stories in her pajamas.

2019 Created 2 Be A Boss Brunch | Created 2 Be

Attention FB: Only 15 tickets left for this grand event Created 2 Be from our friend Winter Harris on Saturday, June 1st. Check it out and LMK if you are coming 🤗 Come sit with us 🙋🏻‍♀️ Common Ground Etiquette will be there reporting LIVE!
#Created2Be 2019 Created 2 Be A Boss Brunch The “Created 2 Be A Boss Brunch” is a workshop created to help educate, enrich, and empower the lives of people from all walks of life by equipping them with the tools & insight they need to discover the type of boss they were put on this earth to be in life and b...

WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore

This 👇🏼 is building community 💗 We should emulate and bring more #kindness into our world🤗

Every day, this elderly woman says "hello" to school kids as they pass by her house. When they found out their beloved neighbor was moving, hundreds of kids left school to give her one last "goodbye."

Manchester's New Private Terminal Has No Lines and Chauffeurs to Drive Passengers to Their Gate

Hello PremiAirline! I can definitely travel like this. How about you? Starting September, the private terminal will offer commercial travelers a streamlined airport experience regardless of their flight booking class

Celebrate 5 de Mayo any month of the year with this amazing catering company! El Zasón Catering has an extensive mouth watering menu 🌸

Good morning ☀️ Wishing you a great week ahead! Remember to stay #polished and #professional no matter what.

Wishing all the Moms out there a fantastic Mother’s Day! #BeBlessed

Snappy Gourmet

This 👇🏼 is a great idea especially for #graduation 👩🏻‍🎓 👨🏻‍🎓, don’t you think? Although, I would not mind someone doing this for my #birthday 😉 Right?

My sweet boy Jordan turned 15 yesterday! All he asked for was a homemade cake and money (directions/recipe link below) so thought I’d try my luck at making a cake that had both. See what happened...

Recipe for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake and directions for the Money Cake -

Loudoun’s Entrepreneurial Women’s Business Seminar
Loudoun Commission Women and Girls

Papa’s World – the day they grow up – graduate – 18 yrs.

I love this blog... I have become a groupie 😉 and I would love for you guys to check it out. Soon – that word – meaning like just around the corner – is about to happen! Our little grand daughter Maddy – with her “PIGGY” – which went everywhere she…

Best camp ever right here in Loudoun please do your children a favor and send them to Serve Camp and then... on Saturdays send them to our weekend classes to learn about manners, life skills and more 🤗 Summer is a great time to expose our kids to be their best selves!

We're honored to be named among the best summer camps by Northern Virginia Magazine. Thousands have already experienced that we are the BEST, most life-giving summer camp! Experience it for yourself, register today:


Good morning 🙋🏻‍♀️ Well it’s the day before Fri-yay, so we need to ce-le-brate with some awesomeness!

Jaw Dropping B Girl Petaira
#bgirl #strong #beautiful #motivation #dancers #dance #breaking #instafit #instagood

Power of Positivity

Good day☀️, lets embrace all types of diversity. Lets think more about our similarities than differences 😉

Maybe we have more in common than what we think...

Humankind Stories

Good morning ☀️ A little bit of humor can brighten up your day! #BadAlexa #NoBabySharkForBaby

When even Alexa is tired of hearing Baby Shark 🙉

Parents do yourself a favor and make the time to watch this film. “THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS."
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune.
Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Power of Positivity

Good day☀️, lets embrace all types of diversity. Lets think more about our similarities than differences 😉

Maybe we have more in common than what we think...

Sterling Foundation, Virginia has an online auction going on to raise funds for so many wonderful projects that help so many and especially our Sterling community🤗
Are you still looking for a Mother’s Day 🌸 gift? How about a Father’s Day gift? Or a graduation 🎓 gift? Or you simply want to peruse and grab a great deal. Here’s your chance to grab a great deal today🙋🏻‍♀️
Are you still looking for a Mother’s Day 🌸 gift? How about a Father’s Day gift? Or a graduation 🎓 gift? Here’s your chance to grab a great deal as you help Sterling Foundation.

Etiquette Tutorial & Tea Party for four at your home provided by Common Ground Etiquette $165.
Total Valur $165 Opening Bid $50

Duchess of Sussex gives birth to boy

Congratulations to Harry and Meghan on the birth of their baby 🍼 boy! Prince Harry says he and Meghan are "absolutely thrilled" after the arrival of the first child.

Active Refresh

Zero sugar added desserts! This is #epic! #HappySunday

I can't believe this is even possible... why didn't I always bake this way????
Almost all of our desserts rely on high sugar and tons and tons of carb to taste good.

This book is a bit different... each dessert is low in carbs and has zero sugar added (no artificial nonsense either).

It brings me so much joy as a parent to be able to make these desserts. They're super healthy - no sugar, low carbs and full of healthy fats and protein.

With most recipes coming in at under 15 minutes, it's easy to make these with time to spare.

The no-bake recipes are perfect for my eldest daughter to help make!

It’s Friyay! How amazing. We made it through the week. Time to #Smile 🤗

Good morning 🤗
When we all help one another, we all win! #MustRemember #KindnessFirst

Good morning, April is almost gone and guess what? It is #StressAwarenessMonth. I did not want this month to go by without sharing ways in which to reduce stress and also work on your #FinancialWellness. These tips were graciously provided by Jennie Morrow, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley.

Spending & Budgeting:
-Develop and follow a budget
-Be aware of your spending and find areas to cut back to help you save

-Pay yourself first
-Plan for unexpected events

Major Purchases:
-Avoid using a credit card, adjust your budget ahead of time

Your Credit:
-Protect Your Credit by making timely payments
-Request your annual credit report from the 3 major credit bureaus and report any discrepancy

Investment & Retirement:
-Invest & plan for retirement
-Take advantage of your employer's early retirement plan

Good morning! I practice #Gratitude every morning as I rise. Why? Because it’s impossible not to stay motivated throughout the day when you’re feeling positive and really focusing on it. Just pay special attention on how you are talking to yourself... #HaveAGreatSaturday

“Good manners are priceless.” Good manners should be seen as the “common ground” where we all can relate. It is also a “common language” that we should all learn how to speak. It seems people care less about protocol and civility... but if we all treat each other with respect and great communication there would be no war. Can't they get it? #Manners #GoldenRule #Respect

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Come say Hi👋 to us via Twitter! @BelinaMCermola

Good morning! You can be shy, and be likeable. You can be an introvert and be likeable. You can be an extrovert and be likeable. But the key is that with effort and awareness, we can all be a little bit better at it. Here is where good manners will help you and open doors throughout your entire life. #TheLikeabilityFactor #ComeLearnWithUs

Nobody promised you a rose garden when you decided to go into business... sometimes things may not go the way intended, and when this happens you need to surround yourself by a solid group of professionals to advise and see you through the good and the not so good.
Be diligent when you choose who becomes part of that intimate circle of trust or advisory board. You want to make sure they are seasoned and refined enough to speak truth with honesty, respect and kindness. That their true intentions is to lift you up when situations fail, and are presto to offer counsel to remedy situations and turn them around in a favorable way.
Sadly, not everyone can fit this bill... it needs to be someone that besides possessing leadership skills is a class act and truly understands what soft skills are about. #BeDiligent

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