"Dear Ms. King,
Thank you so much for your efforts in the Final Touch Finishing School in Glen Rose, Texas this year! I am delighted to report what a positive difference it has made in the life of my daughter Olivia Couch, as well as, the impact on our family dynamics. You were truly able to touch the heart of my daughter and enabled her to see her challenges in a different light, resulting in greater confidence and a brighter outlook all together. For that, I am indebted and so grateful!
The first few things my daughter shared after spending a week with you and the other ladies was positive. The absence of the negativity was notable and an immediate blessing to our family. She was also grateful and willing to engage in conversation – qualities that bring delight to me, but had been infrequent. Her siblings took note as well, and behaved in a similar manner. The presence of these qualities also had a hidden value, for they seemed to stem from a new confidence, a comfort “being in her own skin.” She was not boastful, just appeared certain she has something to contribute and a readiness to enjoy what others might share without losing herself. What a nugget of gold! Thank you for reaching our daughter in a way we have not been able to as her parents. Of course, mom, dad and siblings enjoyed learning some of the proper behaviors at the dinner table, too. Our family was definitely positively affected upon our daughter’s return and I am so very grateful for you and your program!"
~ Paula Ann Couch
"Chantel Guinn went to this and LOVED every minute of it!!! I cannot even begin to explain all of what she learned and how it has blessed her. Of course she brought this amazing knowledge home and has shared it with me and her little sister ...and it has changed the patterns of how we live and feel about ourselves in a healthy way. In turn, I have used it and taught it to the women and young women whom I have served in church or ministered to in everyday life. This is powerful information that has been lost in our culture but is key to a woman's ability to find balance, recognize and maintain her own sense of self, and the boundaries that back her up--and WHY it matters to do so. Deborah King has the great gift to inspire and uplift and even add the subtle whisperings of spiritual truths in a clean, up-front manner without ever being preachy or over-simplistic. Thank you!!!"
~ Dorothy J. Dickenson Guinn
"Thank you Mrs. King for giving me a priceless week that I hope to retain for a lifetime. This quote captures how I really feel, “I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you, my heart has no bottom.” Even though your teaching lasted only a week, your voice will continue to motivate me forever! My overall goal is to continue to have confidence, an extraordinary attitude, and tobe reminded of my key chain you gave us, “leading by example.” Every moment I spent with you was inspiring and something I will never take for granted. The camp was spectacular, but your teaching was what made it inspiring. My goal is to continue to improve my etiquette and to keep in touch with you! Thank you for being a part of one of the greatest highlights of my life! “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Ward….. Mrs. King, Thank you for inspiring me for the rest of my life!"
~ Deborah Black, CA
"Confidence and an understanding of what you can be in life is what Final Touch Finishing School accomplishes. At age 18 our precious daughter Merrell was ready to venture out into the professional world. She had been given many opportunities from an early age to experience a wide variety of "life". However, we noticed she needed some important personnel skills refined. Deborah King's knowledge of image and fine etiquette details gave Merrell the perfect abilities to step out and begin her new journey with ease and confidence. Mrs. King thank you for the boost you gave our daughter."
~ Sincerely, Lynn and Debbie Bryant
"While I was photographing the girls, I was also listening to Deborah teach. I noticed how gracefully they were posing on their own. Her instruction made my job so easy and it was great to see the girls feel so good about themselves!"
~ Tammy Kelly, Photographer
"You and your wisdom continue to bless our family. Just this past week we were trying to explain to our 7 year old the apparent dichotomy of 'do not worry about what other people think of you, be true to yourself' and 'having good manners, because of how other people will feel around you.' Chantel was able to explain it clearly, 'Deborah King taught us....' and then she explained about avoiding drawing attention to oneself (and why!) and various methods for including others, keeping your own integrity intact and so on. It was a very powerful thing. Her dad and I agree that the money we spent this past summer was one of the best investments ever made in her future as well as in our own family's well-being. I see these things branching out into so many areas and even through generations."
~ Dorothy, Utah