This is where I should probably tell you about my credentials, qualifications, traits and all that jazz… However, I’d like to share instead my tryst with Image Management.
Now, I have a confession to make: I used to be a stylistically challenged person for a large part of my life. My weight was never within the ideal range hence ‘dressing up’ was no more than a high cost/low availability option. To make bad matters worse, I kept swinging between the pregnancy and post pregnancy mode. I lived in nothing more than spandex and tees for over a seven year span.
Prior to this phase, I had lived the MNC and corporate culture for close to 12 long years and it had taught me one lesson: You need to be noticed to avoid being ignored. Had I forgotten it? Was I letting life pass me by? I decided I had to leave a mark… I decided that some Image Management needed to be done. I signed up with Image Consulting Business Institute.
What followed was a lot of hard work, but it was worth every bit of the effort. I found my very own personal style and it is an amazing feeling to walk into a room and have everyone go ‘Wow!’ (despite me not fitting the ideal weight range!).
I realised during my training at ICBI and my personal training in the USA with Judith Rasband – Image Specialist (first of only 8 Image Masters Worldwide), that it’s all about YOU! Everybody is unique and special and that must come through in your outer image as well. When your mind is reflected in the mirror, you have achieved the ideal image. To borrow from Judith, “Image is inside out” and when you look as good as you feel, you feel as good as you look and you act as good as you feel then people have no choice but to act and respond accordingly. That’s going to make the absolute difference in your self esteem and confidence.
Convinced completely by Judith’s ideology, I have chosen to change images for a living. Having been there, done that myself I can tell you that it’s never too late. If there is ever an unflattering situation, I have in every probability already lived through it. But I turned my life around by projecting the right image. I believe, if I can, anyone can. So, allow me to share with you the art and the science of image management. It could be the start of a wonderful journey together.
I really look forward to working with you.
Read more about Nicola’s consulting business at: www.practicalmagiconline.com