The Lost Art, LLC, “Specializing in Etiquette Perfection”, was established to provide etiquette and leadership skills to youths, young adults, and professional adults. Teaching an array of topics in areas as demonstrating manners, using kindness, enhancing networking opportunities, respecting others, and applying the ABCs of table manners. Its unique etiquette (and leadership) seminars are designed to benefit our Little Ambassadors (Children, ages 5 – 7), Young Diplomats (Pre-teens, ages 8 – 13), and Future Professionals ( Teens, ages 14 – 18) to appropriately interact not only with family, friends, teachers, and teammates, but address unique social situations and challenges that are age-appropriate.

Each time your child attends a TLA training session, he or she acquires a greater appreciation of the idea that social skills and proper behavior are essential in the development of highly respected and productive members of society. TLA helps your child to become socially and academically competitive and aid in the negotiation of daily challenges through interactive discussions, activities, and age-appropriate role-play.

Our curriculum, created by the Etiquette and Leadership Institute in Athens, GA, and the Protocol School of Washington [DC], meets the ever-changing rules of socializing and 21st century, corporate America. Our goal is to prepare children, teens, young adults, (and professional adults) for present and future success!

About The Founder

John A. Scott is the President and Founder of The Lost Art (TLA), LLC, located in Cincinnati, OH. In addition to being the founder of The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana (ELII), LLC, and Etiquette2Go (E2G), Consultant.

Proudly served 22 years in the U.S. Army, where he influenced soldiers and civilians alike to succeed in any endeavor they embarked upon. Through his leadership and teaching, these men and women learned teamwork, acquired self-confidence, and demonstrated diplomacy.

His extensive travels to Asia, Europe, and the Americas allowed him to experience the unique customs and cultures from around the world. Involvement with the Starfish Initiative Mentoring Group, which mentors teenagers, fueled his passion for sharing his appreciation for proper etiquette with our youth.

John’s education includes a Master of Science in Management and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. He also obtained certification from the prestigious Etiquette and Leadership Institute (ELI) in Athens, GA, and the Protocol School of Washington (PSOW) in Washington, DC.

In 2010, he received the United Way – Central Indiana Diversity Volunteer of the Year (Adult Group).

Mr. Scott’s staunch belief in giving back is demonstrated in his involvement with community service organizations and his church. He has also provided his expertise on etiquette and leadership to news organizations such as WHMB TV-40, Indianapolis, Radio Disney, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, Hamilton County newspapers, and Indy Child Magazine.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an understanding of manners, proper etiquette, protocols. We strive to teach civility and respect for individuals and cultures.

Our Goal

Through the use of customized programs, our goal is to assist in the mastery of the social and leadership skills necessary to achieve success at all levels.

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