Small Group



Students meet real-time with their professor and other classmates. 

All courses are virtual, allowing learning to take place anywhere in the world. 

Our courses are uniquely taught in small groups to maximize coaching, learning, and retention. 

We focus on discussion, sharing opinions, practicing the skill, and real-life application instead of lectures and worksheets.

Most of all, our classes are: 


Instead of theory only, we teach how to actually apply the skills you learn, and give you safe space to practice it in class too! 


We have FUN. We aren’t called “Disruptive” for no reason and learning doesn’t have to be boring. We like to laugh, play music, speak up and speak our minds, in our sessions. 


Come to class comfortably - put on some sweats, and be yourself. We focus on learning, not on fluff. 

Our classes are:

The School of Disruptive Etiquette (SDE) offers professional development courses and coaching for diverse young leaders seeking to increase their confidence, and accelerate their career through soft skills, social intelligence, and self awareness. 


Centers of Learning

Classes and Coaching in this Center of Learning include the following topics and more:

Interviewing Boot Camps
Mock Interviews and Interview Prep
Killer Questions that Will Impress Any Interviewer
How to Answer Interview Questions Like a BOSS

Interviewing and Impressions

Resume Reviews and Writing
Cover Letter Critique
LinkedIn Optimization
Professional Biography Creation and Editing
Career Mapping
Job Search Strategy 

Classes and Coaching in this Center of Learning include the following topics and more: 

Career Strategy and Professional Portfolio

Networking for Introverts
Networking for Women
The Power of Following Up 
Negotiating the Salary You Deserve
Managing Your Relationships, Like For Real Though 
Building Your Bulletproof Squad: Cultivate Your Entourage
How to Approach Senior Leaders and Not Be Annoying
Manage Your Manager
Building Relationships with Your Team

Classes and Coaching in this Center of Learning include the following topics and more: 

Networking and Negotiating

Polish and Practice Your Public Speaking 
Polish and Practice Your Presentation Skills
How to Decrease Your Anxiety When Speaking in Public
Leading Meetings like a BOSS
Delivering and Receiving Feedback Like a BOSS

Public Speaking and Presentation

Managing Impostor Syndrome
Mastering Emotional Intelligence (E.Q.)
Talk Like a BOSS - Verbal Communication
Email Like a BOSS - Written Communication
Own the Room - Nonverbal Communication
Professional Flirting

Classes and Coaching in this Center of Learning include the following topics and more: 

Communication and Confidence

Personal Branding
  • Create Your Personal Brand
  • Curate Your Personal Brand
  • Convey Your Personal Brand
Polish and Practice Your Elevator Speech
Authenticity for People of Color: Navigating Stereotypes and Maintaining Your Brand
How to Brag about Yourself without Being Cringey
Develop Your Powerful and Unique Leadership Story

Classes and Coaching in this Center of Learning include the following topics and more: 

Authenticity and Advocacy

Executive Presence for Young Professionals
Image and Appearance

  • Understanding Attire Types
  • Dressing Appropriately for Your Body Type
  • Upgrade Your Wardrobe on a Budget
  • Dress Like a BOSS: Build Your Wardrobe and  Signature Style 
  • Posture, Walk and Gait
  • Personal Grooming Assessments and Consultations
Dining Etiquette
  • Table Manners
  • Networking Receptions
  • Wine, Beer, and Cocktails
  • Restaurants
  • Learn Dining Etiquette at Home 
  • Leveraging Thank You Cards and Other Written Stationery
  • Using Business Cards to Your Advantage

Classes and Coaching in this Center of Learning include the following topics and more:  

Etiquette and Executive Presence

Our 7 Centers of Learning

Classes and Coaching in this Center of Learning include the following topics and more: 

2022 Academic Calendar


March 1
March 31 
April 4 
May 8
May 9


Registration Opens
Registration Closes
Semester Begins
Semester Ends
Spring Break Begins

Summer 2022

June 1
June 30
July 5 
July 31 
August 1 


Registration Opens
Registration Closes
Summer Session Begins
Summer Session Ends
Summer Break Begins

Fall 2022

August 31
September 1
September 15
November 1 5
November 17


Summer Break Ends
Registration Opens
Semester Begins
Semester Ends
Winter Break Begins

Spring 2022

Interested in learning more about the courses and topics we offer?



Real Estate Investing


Salary Negotiation

Live classes led by professors, coaches, and expert facilitators.

Each class includes instruction on the topic, and an invitation to a separate, designated 60-minute Q&A Session JUST for your questions 

Fall Semester Classes

Building Authentic Relationships

Public Speaking through Spoken Word

The Key to Professional Confidence 

Map Your Career

Optimize Your LinkedIn

Resumes Made Easy

Charismatic Public Speaking

Building Wealth:
Money Fundamentals

Sharpen Your Image +
Step Up Your Wardrobe

Telling Your Story

Building Your Brand

Finding Your Purpose

Stop Shrinking: Own Your Accomplishments

How to Enroll in The SDE

Sign Up for the school

*Classes have limited seats - sign up quickly to reserve your place this upcoming Semester! 

Upon enrolling in the School of Disruptive Etiquette, you get:

  • Unlimited access to classes, electives, and community conversations
  • Access to the School Library, a growing repository of career development resources 
  • Discounted one-to-one career coaching, mock interviews/interview prep, salary negotiation practice, public speaking practice, and coaching 
  • Discounts to the School Bookstore, SDE merchandise and the Disruptive Clothing store
  • And more!

Click the “Enroll Now” Button to purchase the your monthly student membership.


Check your email for instructions on how to access the school portal and other next steps. 


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A limited number of individual coaching clients are accepted on a rolling basis.  

To receive more information about Individual Coaching Packages, complete this form and select “Individual Coaching”.

Individual Coaching

Career Confidence Incub8tor

The Career Confidence Incub8tor is a specialized, selective program led by Toni Purvis, the Founder of the SDE.  It provides you the tools, coaching, and support to increase your confidence, so you can get the promotion, job position, or pay raise you want, and land the leadership roles you deserve.

join the waitlist

Our parent company, Paradigm One Career Consulting, offers workshops for schools, colleges and universities, non-profits, and companies. It also offers coaching for employees, teams, and group/program members, and consulting for DEI career development programs and initiatives.
 Visit the website for more information. 

Other Programs and Learning

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