The Common-Sense Solution To Prevent Disappointing Staff Exits and Business Tanking Negative Reviews.

The Poised Life Curriculum Creates A Corporate Culture Staff Thrive In and Customers Trust.

Chronic Staff Turn-Over and Negative Reviews Can Easily Devour An Entire Year's Revenue...Or Worse.

Toxic Corporate Culture

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
If you think about that, you'll do things differently." - Warren Buffett

People Enjoy Working In A Pleasant, Mission-Driven Environment With Shared Values. It Shows Up In Positive Customer Reviews.

Corporate Culture

"They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace,
they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image,
and play a major role in generating profit.” - Laticia Baldrige

Poised Life Courses

Our engaging, interactive curriculum fills the gap and provides employees with the much needed interpersonal skills and good manners they need to have positive outcomes with colleagues, teams, and customers.

Manners & Social Skills

The Polished Professional: Everyday Manners & Social Skills


Business Manners 101: Foundation for Success

Business Identity

Building your Personal & Business Identity: First Impressions

The Art of the Handshake & Introductions: Lasting Impressions

Surviving the Holidays with Poise & Grace

a good experience drives revenue.
A bad experience tanks it.

We have all heard the horror stories: A single customer interaction is mishandled, the customer posts the experience online, and in a matter of hours what was a simple customer service misstep can become an Internet sensation, costing the unfortunate company in question both its reputation and some serious cash. Take American Airlines incident in 2018.

Or imagine losing a contract because of a bad handshake, lack of eye contact or not pronouncing their name correctly. First impressions are everything in business.

Then there’s the snide remarks, “harmless” jokes, and berating comments that create a toxic corporate culture of constant turnover and sinking revenue. Not to mention the frustration and cost of endlessly on-boarding new staff. 

You can tell a lot about someone (or a company) in the first 7 seconds. We decide we are going to buy something from someone within the first 7 seconds. That first impression is EVERYTHING. 

Many of us are not aware that we have bad manners, or don’t even realize that certain actions are considered rude. Manners is rarely, if ever, taught, yet it’s the basis of developing relationships, groups, and organizations that thrive. 

Bad manners can destroy an organization rapidly. Good manners can help it grow exponentially. 

Now, with international business easily accessible by anyone, and the melting pot of cultures in industry and online, a lack of understanding of manners can lead to doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Learning good manners isn’t just about being kind or nice, it’s also about knowing what actions could be considered culturally offensive.  It’s about preventing lawsuits, staff exits, and costly mistakes. 

Good manners includes positive gestures of respect, courtesy or kindness that lift people up, endear them to your company, and leave them feeling valued.

Decades of Experience

Poised Life was started to make a difference in the world and help businesses find solutions to the two biggest challenges that cost them effort and resources: constant employee turn-over and dissatisfied customer reviews. 

Its founder, Lorianne Isaacson, has always been interested in how she can help others, working to make people’s lives better. Lorianne grew up in the hospitality and service industry, being around others that served others. She had an appreciation for the finer things in life, and those she was around were generally well mannered, considerate individuals who served others. So naturally they put other people’s comfort first.

Lorianne’s experience in Human Resources lead her to dig deeper into why some companies’ cultures lead to employee dissatisfaction and frequent turn-over. In these companies, she noted there was no common “code” of how to treat each other or customers. It boiled down to bad manners. 

She developed the Poised Life Curriculum to help business owners establish a framework for employee interactions that result in mutual respect, great communication, and an empowered work force. 

The results include higher employee retention, increased employee satisfaction, and better customer experiences. 

“The rules of good manners are the traffic lights of human interaction.
They make it so that we don't crash into one another in everyday behavior.”
- Pier Forni, Author of Choosing Civility

An Ounce of Prevention... Protects Your Bottom Line.