Anthonette Klinkerman Courtesy Bootcamp™ is a crash course in courtesy designed to remind participants that human beings ought to treat each other as human beings. In our busy world, we are so connected we have become DISconnected from one another’s basic need for a friendly smile, a human touch.


Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Best of the Best in Human Resources for client Castle Country Assisted Living, May 2010. CCAL also took the Quality First Award from the Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (CAHSA) for their work with Courtesy Bootcamp™. Nomination for Business of the Year 2012, Colorado Business Women, Denver Tech Center chapter, Nomination for Woman of the Year 2012, Colorado Business Women, Denver Tech Center chapter


Anthonette Klinkerman has been a Douglas County School district teacher since 2000.  She taught middle school Language Arts for ten years, and now teaches at an alternative night high school.  Klinkerman earned a Masters Degree in Literacy and Curriculum Development from Lesley University in 2004.  She earned a Bachelors Degree in English from Fresno State University in 1991, and holds a Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition and Development (CLAD Certificate) from the state of California.

Klinkerman entered the public speaking circuit in February 2009 with her first Courtesy Bootcamp™ presentation.  Since then, she authored a companion book, Courtesy Bootcamp™: a not-so-gentle reminder to live by The Golden Rule, was a keynote speaker for the city of Englewood, Colorado, conducted the endnote address for the Colorado Activities Professionals 25th Annual State Conference, trained the city employees of Golden, Colorado, and the employees of Shalom Park Senior Community. Countless clubs and organizations from city recreation center staff to The Optimists to The Girl Scouts has been drilled by “The Colonel”. Klinkerman was placed on the Rotary Club’s Preferred Speaker list, and has also conducted numerous nationwide radio interviews.

To book Anthonette, please contact Denver Speakers Bureau at (303) 478-6652

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