Dr. Verna Caddie
29th Annual MLK Grande Parade Honoree
Dr. Verna Caddie is the Founder of Casting Your Cares, Devine Creations, Devine
Prom Project, and many other empowering programs for young ladies, mothers, and
sons. Dr. Verna Caddie is a certified etiquette professional, girls' life coach, motivational
speaker, evangelist, mentor, and best-selling author of several etiquette books for teens
and adults, She is also the mother of two handsome sons and one beautiful daughter.
Dr. Verna Caddie developed and refined "Devine Creations" in 2006. Devine Creations
is a nonprofit that has worked with well over 1000 more young ladies across the greater
Houston and surrounding area. The mission of "Devine Creations" is to empower young
women through etiquette, while creating beauty inside and out. Devine Creations is an
8-month program and every young lady must attend workshops in order to be presented
The program provides mentoring and education to help young women succeed.
Partnering with ministries, schools, colleges, and community organizations. Devine
Creations is a safe place where girls can meet other girls and come together as a
sisterhood, creating self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as strengthening skills that
will lead to better life choices and opportunities.
In 2009, Dr. Verna Caddie created " The Etiquette Professionals Network", which helps
women and men become certified as etiquette professionals, wedding etiquette
instructors, tea consultants, girls mentoring coaches, boys mentoring coaches, and
Dr. Caddie is the author of several etiquette books which are all sold through Amazon
and Barnes and Noble bookstores. In 2013 Dr. Verna Caddie received a certificate from
"State Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for her program nonprofit " Devine Creations",
Dr. Caddie, received her very own day in Houston Texas from Houston's Mayor Annise
Parker, for her community service efforts in providing free gowns to area high school
seniors, who are not able to purchase prom gowns as well as offering workshops in
prom etiquette, and prom safety for young ladies.
Dr. Caddie was also a contestant in The Miss Texas Pageant in Houston, Texas as this
wonderful experience led her to love beauty pageants. Dr. Caddie began her passion
as a judge in 2010 and 2011 in the "Nationals Pageants:", which is located in Houston,
Texas, as well as BRS Pageant Systems. She has over 25 years of experience which
began while working at Barbizon School of Modeling as an Instructor, Sears Models
Club as an Instructor, and In Fashion Models as the Director for wedding shows which
were hosted at the beauty George R. Brown Convention Center.
Dr. Caddie, has dabbled in modeling and ripped several runways, several print work,
and has numerous TV appearances as well as speaking engagements. Dr. Caddie has
received numerous Proclamations from federal and state legislatures.
Dr. Caddie has had the opportunity to work with Bunim/Murray Productions Company,
which is a well-known production company located in Los Angeles, California with
shows on their roster such as "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and "Total Divas,
Coach Caddie, is a sought-after speaker who has had the privilege of speaking to
thousands of young ladies as well as holding presentations for young ladies.
Dr. Caddie has a wonderful approach to reaching her audience through hands-on
training, and engagement. All of her workshops include Etiquette, Posture, Poise, Table
Etiquette, Social Skills, Vision Board, Image, Goal Setting, Personal Development,
Charm, and How to be a lady.
In 2012 Coach Caddie became the editor of "Southern Belle Magazine" which displays
Christian works around the world.