About The Academy

The Gentleman’s Academy International was founded by Michael Leopolt in the Duchy of Luxembourg, situated in the heart of Europe.

This is a unique online space that
offers premium quality courses for men
who want to be in control of their appearance, manners and mind.

Here you will find core advice to confidently master any social or business situation.

Our approach helps those living in a high-paced and complex world become acquainted with simple, easy-to-use, yet refined guidelines on how to dress stylishly, communicate fine manners, talk intelligently about wine, whisky and cigars, sport disciplines, and much more.

There’s no need for complicated expert books, chaotic internet searches, or expensive evening courses!

It doesn’t matter if you live in London, New York, Paris, Moscow, Tokyo or Sydney—here in one place you will find exceptional online courses revealing the secret details that will make you an amusing, sharp minded gentleman with impeccable style and class.

With The Gentleman’s Academy Intl you’ll learn to be a natural, persuasive leader and become comfortable and self-confident in all your interpersonal relations.

The Gentleman’s Academy’s content adheres to the highest international standards, is logically structured and very clearly illustrated.

We have registered users from more than 38 countries around the world, including the US, Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, Russia, China, Australia and Japan.

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About Michael Leopolt

Michael Leopolt is a passionate promoter of good style and the founder of The Gentleman’s Academy International in Luxembourg.

As a cosmopolitan entrepreneur and coach of men’s image and etiquette, he has trained more than 10.000 consultants, lawyers and top managers in more than thirty cities—from Luxembourg to London, via New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo.

Exploring the secrets of good style is his passion. He believes good style is not a question of money or fashion trends, but of being in control over appearance, manners and mind.

Michael Leopolt is a keynote speaker at Celebrity Speakers Association, London.

He doesn’t just talk ineffective theory… but shares with you the benefits of practical business experience straight from the ‘front lines’.

His mission is to make men’s lives easier by transforming the over-complicated rules on image and etiquette into simple, practical, ready-to-use guidelines.

Michael Leopolt is a happy husband and father, and lives with his family in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He likes honest, intelligent, courageous and energetic people who are born adventurers.

More personal details:

  • Education:Master of Business Administration at ESCP-EAP Paris/Berlin
  • Business experience:12 year’s experience as entrepreneur and manager in
    international trade; from 2002 the coach, trainer and keynote speaker on Image and Etiquette
  • Values:Good style is an attitude (and knowing the rules...)
  • Favourite cities:New York, Paris and Rome
  • Favourite leisure:Yachting in Mediterranean Sea
  • Favourite sports:Tennis, alpine skiing, golf, football (soccer)
  • Favourite book:Te Daré la Tierra by Chufo Llorens
  • Motivational influences:Brian Tracy, Harv Eker
  • Favourite motto:”Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Favourite quotes

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same."

Coco Chanel

"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people."

Jim Rohn

"Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life."

Victor Hugo

"Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."

Quentin Crisp

"Only great minds can afford a simple style."


"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."

Gore Vidal

"Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches."

Logan Pearsall Smith

"Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not."

Oscar Wilde

"Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others."

Orson Welles

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."


"Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward."

Robert Frost

"I discovered that what's really important for a creator isn't what we vaguely define as inspiration or even what it is we want to say, recall, regret, or rebel against. No, what's important is the way we say it. Art is all about craftsmanship. Others can interpret craftsmanship as style if they wish. Style is what unites memory or recollection, ideology, sentiment, nostalgia, presentiment, to the way we express all that. It's not what we say but how we say it that matters."

Federico Fellini

"Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma."

John Fairchild

"Style is the perfection of a point of view"

Richard Eberhart

"Style is a simple way of saying complicated things"

Jean Cocteau

"Style is primarily a matter of instinct."

Bill Blass

"A gentleman can live through anything."

William Faulkner

"A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on."

Fred Allen

"A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally."

Oscar Wilde

"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out."

George Bernard Shaw

"A gentleman is simply a patient wolf."

Lana Turner

"A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent."

Lawrence G. Lovasik

"A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value."

Anna Howard Shaw

"A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me."

Frederick Douglass

"A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words."

Kong Fu Zi

"A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train."

Phyllis McGinley

"A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London."

Charles Kingsley

"A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about."

Fyodor Dostoevsky

"A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine."

John Gay

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."

Charlie Chaplin

"Aaron is not at all what his image might indicate. He's fiercly loyal and a true and total gentleman. He's very shy but has very strong opinions. He's into everything, wardrobe, hair, script, casting."

Stephen Collins

"All I want is a gentleman. I'm sick to bloody death of bastards. "

Katie Price

"All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman."

Charlie Chaplin

"An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be."

Steve Martin

"And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman."

Anthony Trollope

"Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl a fifty dollar bill for the powder room."

George Axelrod

"Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time."

Luigi Pirandello

"By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind."

Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage."

Theodore Roosevelt

"If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others."

Xun Zi

"The difference between style and fashion is quality."

Giorgio Armani

"No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady."

Keith Miller

"The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman."

Sydney Biddle Barrows

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."

Ashley Smith

"Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely..."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"80 percent of success is just showing up"

Woody Allen

"Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity."


"Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do."

Shaquille O'Neal

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

James D. Miles

"I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person."

Rita Mero

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

Albert Einstein

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving."

Dale Carnegie

"Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character."

Albert Einstein

"Character develops itself in the stream of life."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A man's reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is."


"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

Abraham Lincoln

"I admire men of character, and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates, and that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is."

Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

Abraham Lincoln

"You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence."

Abraham Lincoln

"Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had."

Friedrich Nietzsche

"You change your life by changing your heart."


"Character is like the foundation of a house - it is below the surface."


"Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time."

Elbert Hubbard

"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character."

T. Alan Armstrong

"One of the most important lessons that experience teaches is that, on the whole, success depends more upon character than upon either intellect or fortune."

William Edward Hartpole Lecky

"Action is the foundational key to all success."

Pablo Picasso

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

Dale Carnegie

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune."

Benjamin Disraeli

"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."

Jim Rohn

"If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed."

Juliana Hatfield

"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result."

Oscar Wilde

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

Dale Carnegie

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."

Theodore Roosevelt

"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents."

Salvador Dali

"What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose."

Margaret Thatcher

"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."

Brian Tracy

"I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often."

Brian Tracy

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?" "

Brian Tracy

"The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life."

Brian Tracy

"The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear."

Brian Tracy

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."

Steve Jobs



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About Michael Leopolt

Michael Leopolt is a passionate promoter of good style and the founder of The Gentleman’s Academy International in Luxembourg.

As a cosmopolitan entrepreneur and coach of men’s image and etiquette,
he has trained more than 10.000 consultants, lawyers and top managers
in more than thirty cities—from Luxembourg to London, via New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo.

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