ICBI gets recognized and awarded as one of Asia’s Greatest Brands 2016 – Process Reviewers PricewaterhouseCoopers P.L. presented by Asia One Magazine and URS Media Consulting P.L. TheFinal award ceremony was held during Indo- Singapore Business Summit & Awards 2016 on 24th Jan’17 at The Hotel Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Rakesh Agarwal, Managing Director and Suman Agarwal, Director received the award.

It is indeed a great honor for ICBI to be recognized and awarded as a brand which created a whole new category in India of Image Consulting.

Image Consulting Business Institute (ICBI) is the pioneer in India and one of the biggest brands in the world in the domain of Image Management for life success.

Image is all that an individual projects consciously or unconsciously—the way you look, care for, and carry yourself, your personal style, poise, and presence. It’s part of who you are.

Image is all that an individual reflects consciously or unconsciously—who you are on the inside, your personality, values, attitudes, interests, abilities, uniqueness, roles, and often your goals. We call this “image from the inside out.”

Your image is continually at work. You can’t hide it. It can work for you or against you. It can be a major asset in achieving your goals or it can be a tremendous liability that holds you back without you ever knowing why.

Image Management is the ongoing, pro-active process of evaluating and controlling the impact of your appearance on you, on others, and the achievement of your goals. It is about creating an authentic, appropriate, attractive, and affordable personal and/or professional image which increases your confidence, credibility, capability, and productivity while contributing to continuing success.

With increasing competition each passing day, more and more people are realizing the need to take steps to further their chances of becoming more successful by managing their Image. While it is important for everyone to manage their Image, it becomes essential in any threshold situation in life. With each threshold situation, there is a change in role which brings changes in goals and goals guide typical occasions that one will have in life.

It is therefore essential to project an Image which is appropriate to roles, goals and occasions, authentic to reflect your values and personality, attractive to look at and affordable to maintain all your life.

Image Management therefore, is all about creating powerful first impressions to get a competitive edge when opportunities present themselves, and thereafter perform like a leader, leaving everlasting impressions, the complete framework of Image Management is ABCD; – management of Appearance, Behavior, Communication and Digital Footprint in today’s connected world.

ICBI brought Image Consulting to India as an organized, credible, certification-mapped, accredited, robust offering, giving birth to a new vertical whilst nurturing a complete eco-system to ensure viability and growth for all its stake holders.

At the core of ICBI’s charter is the domineering belief and philosophy that its success is the derivative of success of each of its consultants and trainers, who in turn, create wins for their clients. The leadership of ICBI is completely invested in designing curricula and pedagogy with academic partnerships to bring the most compelling offering to its learners.   ICBI’s two-pronged emphasis ensures state-of-the art, world class, application oriented, skill development career courses for talent creation on the supply side, balanced well with its customizable services packs for individuals, corporates and academic institutions, for consumption on the demand side.

ICBI’s 7-year journey is built on a combination of experience and innovation and is resplendent with several laurels and milestones, making it a formidable force in the human capital transformation space. ICBI’s Training arm is powered by training delivered by an expert team of qualified expert trainers, all of whom are successful practicing image consultants who bring their own experiences to add depth to the training. Highly regarded for its professionalism and quality standards, ICBI has created over 1500 entrepreneurs who now operate their Image Consulting and Soft Skills Training practice as self-employed professionals with business enablement support provided by ICBI. They also remain available to ICBI for executing training and consulting orders sourced by ICBI.

Having created professionals in the domain, ICBI will now start its foray in the end customer services in several formats as under.

  • Establishing 150 ICBI finishing schools across the country offering several one on one consulting solutions in the domain of appearance as well as specific segment oriented group training workshops like Job Ready, Future Adult, Abroad Ready, Promotion Ready, Marriage Ready etc.
  • ICBI INSIDE which will take shape in terms of operating finishing schools inside companies, colleges and institutions. Integrated curriculum in Image Management and Soft Skills along with professional qualifications like MBA, Engineering etc. will also be offered
  • ICBI personal shopping APP which will validate buying choices of customers based on their personal characteristics of body shape, face shape and personal body colors along with their lifestyle and personal style

ICBI is headed by Rakesh Agarwal who has several firsts to his credit and Suman Agarwal who is the senior most certified Image Consultant in the Indian Sub-continent. Judith Rasband, one of the senior most Image Consultants in the world from USA is the curriculum partner of ICBI.

To establish continual learning and professional development of Image Consultants ICBI also has helped create Image Management Professionals’ Association (IMPA) with a vision to Educate, Facilitate, Regulate and Promote the Image Management Industry in the Sub-continent.