ICBI is the world leader in Image, Style, Wardrobe Management & Consulting and Soft Skills Training space. It offers several courses in this domain leading to placement opportunities, enhancement of existing profession or self employment as a practicing Image Consultant and/or Soft Skills Trainer.
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What is Image, Style and Wardrobe Management?
Style Management is the continuous process of correlating, aligning and harmonizing your personality characteristics, physical traits, beliefs and lifestyle with your clothing, accessories and grooming preferences to project an authentic and attractive you. It is the expression of your individuality and is the essence of you. Style is about you and your relationship to yourself. Fashion is in the clothes. Style is in the wearer. Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it.
Image Management is an ongoing, pro-active process of evaluating and controlling the impact of your appearance on you, on others, and on the achievement of your goals. Your appearance affects the way you think, the way you feel, the way you act and behave and the way the others react or respond to you. 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.
Wardrobe Management is a practice of identifying what works, what doesn’t and why based on your Personal Style and the Image that you need to project. It is a continuing process of evaluating and maintaining clothes and accessories to reflect who you really are by effectively incorporating the concepts of cluster and smart shopping.
What are Soft Skills?
Soft Skills as against hard skills (academic education and technical knowledge) are essentially people skills and are most important in today’s extremely competitive environment for employability, growth and in maintaining healthy personal and professional relationships. Today many people share similar qualifications and technical skills and soft skills thus become the deciding factor and provide a winning edge. Vocal and verbal communication, leadership, team management, motivation, inter personal relations, transactional analysis, emotional intelligence and empathy, negotiation, customer service, selling, conflict management are some of the key soft skills.
Is there any eligibility to do the course?
Although there are no academic qualifications required for doing these courses, strong interest, passion and desire to help others look better and become more successful is essential. ICBI has students from 17 to 74 years of age, from college drop outs to PHD holders, with no experience to 25 years of experience in corporate world. It is important to understand that no matter what age or background that you may have, there is a placement or business opportunity for you with certain specific segments. However if you are planning to pursue a course for placement opportunities, at times the recruiting company may have a requirement of graduation. Also the placement support is offered for people between 18 to 24 years of age.
How do I decide which course to pursue?
It is totally based on your objective of pursuing the course. Will you be looking at new employment opportunities or enhancement of your existing career by acquiring the skills of Image Management and Soft Skills or a self employment option as a certified Image Consultant and/or Soft Skills Trainer? We offer courses to meet all of these objectives. Once you attend the presentation, our program advisors will be able to guide you better.
If I pursue a course with self employment in mind, how much money can I earn?
Once you attend the presentation our program advisers can take you through a ROI calculator which will not only predict an earning potential but at the same time it will also present a marketing plan in order to earn the projected figures. On an average the earning potential in an independent practice as an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer can range between Rs. 9 lakhs to Rs. 18 lakhs per year.