Alyson Murphy received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina and holds certifications in professional etiquette and advanced behavior analysis from the Charleston School of Protocol and the Nonverbal Group in Manhattan. She has been writing and teaching manners and mindfulness classes for the past seven years to students ranging from Pre-K to University age levels. Her curriculum is heavily based on social psychology and mindfulness, helping bridge the gap between the rules of etiquette and the principles they are founded on. Alyson is a best selling children’s book author of The Manners Contract, The Manatee Who Finds Mindfulness and The Elephant Who Finds Empathy.


Professional Etiquette Certification
Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette 

Social Success Makeover Participation Certification
The Etiquette School of New York

Advanced Behavioral Analysis Certification
The Nonverbal Group of Manhattan 

International Society for Emotional Intelligence
Yale University Regional Conference

Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms Certification
Relay Graduate School of Education

Mindfulness Training with Henk Brandt
The Sophia Institute

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