Get To Know SDE

about

The vision of The School of Disruptive Etiquette is to provide courses and coaching that empowers young professionals to annihilate negative stereotypes about minorities, defeat low expectations, crash glass ceilings, and crush the status quo. 

our vision

explore our centers of learning

• Increasing professional confidence and social intelligence
• Curating a unique personal brand and powerful narrative
• Owning executive presence and professional excellence
• Transforming professional image
• Interviewing, communicating, and presenting like a leader
• Navigating tricky, unclear, or frustrating work environments
• Building organic, authentic professional relationships
• Polishing an in-person and digital portfolio

At The School of Disruptive Etiquette, our goal is to help diverse rising leaders accelerate their career by coaching and courses that help with:

Our Mission

We seek the innate power that resides within each one of us, and leverage the royalty in our lineage.

Believe in Our Power

Every action is rooted in our purpose; our work is grounded in our values and our “why”. 

Seek Our Purpose

We encourage stepping outside your comfort zone every day and every session. 

Lean Into New Experiences

Mastery doesn’t happen overnight. grace is the standard.

Acknowledge the Journey

Vulnerability precedes new experiences, and new experiences precede growth. 

Embrace the Beauty of Vulnerability

At all times. No exceptions. Period. 
That's it. 

Respect Ourselves and Others

There is no risk or consequence for mistakes. You can’t improve without mistakes, and no one should be penalized for not knowing.

Welcome Mistakes

Peers, students, faculty, staff, and speakers give unending love, truth, encouragement, accountability, comfort, and support. 

Are Family

No question is silly, stupid, or out of place. we honor curiosity and encourage our students to ask "why?" more.

Honor Curiosity

Instead of chasing perfection, we celebrate progress. learning happens in steps and each step should be rewarded.

Celebrate Progress

At the School of Disruptive Etiquette, we: 

What Our School Stands For

We meet each student where they are, and embrace them for who they are.  

No Judgement

We will be a protected home for all students and alumni, and create a “family feel”. Students will have a built-in trusted environment to grow their career, soft skills, network and confidence. 

A Safe Space

We aim to provide affordable content to all young professionals who desire to improve their career, and remove the agony from. 

Affordable Options 

Our Commitment to Each Student

The School of Disruptive Etiquette believes in action and an unwavering commitment to equality for all is necessary to drive change. We want to create more opportunities and equity in the workplace, and are striving to build a more inclusive and diverse future that levels the playing field for rising young leaders of all backgrounds. 

We are acting, we are building, we are leading, and we are innovating. Through our desire to disrupt, we will not only drive change, we’ll support and provide resources for those who are driving change as well. Although the School of Disruptive Etiquette primarily serves underrepresented minority professionals, we are a school for all who have a desire to learn. 

More than words - we need action.

Our Commitment to Diversity

academics

admissions

approach

The Professional Misfit

mascot:

Washington, DC

headquarters:

Wherever You Are

location:

Founded in 2016

established:

Quick Facts

Described as the first school of its kind, because of its founder’s radical yet practical vision for a safe place for diverse young leaders to achieve the tools and soft skills needed to succeed in their career while discovering their limitless power.   

our identity:

7

Centers of Learning

3

Trimesters Per Academic Year

100%

Success Rate

0

failures

4.0

Average Student GPA (Growth in Positive Attitude)

1500+

Taught

Toni Purvis is an etiquette consultant and a career coach who is passionate about helping underrepresented young professionals accelerate their career by leveraging their soft skills, confidence, executive presence, and relationships. 

Professional Bio

Read Her Story

Meet the Founder and President - Toni Purvis

Our Team

Professor, Financial Literacy, Wealth, and Investing

Anastasia

Professor, Career Strategy and Professional Portfolio

Tristan

Professor, Public Speaking and Persuasion

Jacques

Professor, Public Speaking and Persuasion

Damen

introductions to “The Squad”.
Here are the talented people that make The SDE the special place it is. 

Faculty

Professor, Authenticity and Advocacy

Shanita

Professor, Financial Literacy, Wealth, and Investing

Ashley

Professor, Interviewing and Impressions

Adeyemi

Professor, Career Strategy and Professional Portfolio

Kristen

Executive Coach

Ashley

Interview Coach

Raudy

Life Coach

Tanisha

Coaches

Public Speaking Coach

Jacques

Life Coach

Shanita

Interview Coach

Adeyemi

Resume Coach

Tristin

Career Coach

Nadia

Assessments Coach

Kristen

Public Speaking Coach

Damen

Finance Coach

Ashley

Finance Coach

Stephanie

Business Project Manager

Sade

Executive Assistant to Toni Purvis

Briana

Program Manager

Kenyatta

Staff

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