Rough Diamond to Polished Bootcamp

The first impression you give to others within the first 7 seconds of meeting you influences how you are treated and viewed in many contexts of social, academic and professional life before you even say a word.

The "Rough Diamond to Polished Bootcamp", a two-day personal development course for 16 to 24-year-olds will give you the tools you need to present your best first and repeat impressions and increase your chances of social, academic and professional success. Learn the strategies required to be considered an attractive, affluent and intelligent man or woman of today through your appearance, behaviour and communication. Cultivate your international finesse and self-confidence, guided by industry experts and led by an internationally certified and accredited Image Consultant who has had exposure in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Finishing Academy also takes you through personality development, goal setting and leadership training, business and interview etiquette, plus more, to turn you into a polished diamond.


Limited places are available due to COVID-19 protocols! Registration deadline is 5 December 2020






Module resources available



Borrowdale Brooke Country Club



Teas and Lunch provided



Certificate of completion



USD 70.00

What you'll learn

Learn bathing, skincare and haircare etiquette tips for glowing skin

How to find the right fragrance and accessories to wear

The importance of goal setting as a time management tool

Become an inspirational leader. Learn new leadership techniques 

How to apply to makeup appropriately to achieve a natural and balanced look

Get to know different dress-to-impress styles and decoding dress codes

How to build on your confidence and resilience. Get tips on things you can do to build up your self-confidence

Tips and advice on how to exercise for wellness and longevity

Who is this course for:

  •  Teenagers and young adults


  •  Face masks

  •  Respect COVID-19 Precautions



  • Effective grooming - bathing, skincare, haircare, nailcare

  • Accessories as essential clothing items

  • Perfume etiquette - learning not to overuse fragrances

  • Dressing for school/college

  • Decoding dress codes - dressing for events

  • "Hair today, gone tomorrow" - does hairstyle affect your chances of success?

  • Know your style personality and colours that suit you best

  • Why makeup matters - enhancement, beautification and camouflage


  • Who am I? (Vision board)

  • What is my why? (Purpose) 

  • Manners maketh man (woman)

  • Embracing diversity

  • How to be confident - actual practical exercises and tips

  • Respecting self - respecting others

  • Servant Leadership - fact or fiction

  • Goal setting and time management

  • Posture and poise

  • Interview and meeting etiquette

  • Dining etiquette

  • Fitness for wellness - dance to exercise


  • Online presence - Does your digital footprint matter?

  • Public speaking and presentation skills

  • How to make interesting conversation

  • The importance of learning other languages

  • Listening, more important than speaking

  • What your body language says about you

COVID-19 Precautions

Help stop the spread and stay healthy

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Wear face coverings

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Wash your hands

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Maintain social distancing

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Clean and disinfect