Prachi Mishra

Prachi MishraHaving worked in the learning and development sector for almost four years I had the opportunity to train several professionals and students. In my day-to-day work, I would often realize the need of skills that is beyond soft skills. One day I bounced on an article in the Times of India about a workshop on Image Consulting. I merrily registered for the workshop without realizing that this probably is my first step to becoming an Image Consultant and then an entrepreneur. I took some time to evaluate my options, consult friends and family and finally decided to take the plunge. I was working full time and had no intention of giving up my job till I was stable in this new found career. It only took me a year to quit my job as I realized I can only be a full-time employee or a full-time entrepreneur.

I started the journey with tons of aspiration and zillions of dreams in my eyes. Life has not been the same. Several milestones achieved and yet a long way to go. In the past three and a half years I have worked with several corporates, trained around 4000 people, coached people from different walks of life, judged a state level fashion show and increased my network from a group of 25 to 2000. The journey has been mesmerizing and fabulous. I had my share of ups and downs and I realized the harder I worked the luckier I got.

I was able to influence a lot of people just because of my passion and conviction. I also realized people like you, trust you and work with you not for what you say but what you do. I completely believe in the philosophy – “walk the talk.” I have had great working relationship with all my clients and most of them are good friends now.

The feedback I receive from my clients is a constant motivating factor that keeps me going all the time. One of the clients wrote to me: “It was a great experience. I was introduced to an absolutely new concept of which I was just not aware. The sessions were really very exciting and enlightening. I hope to see a great change in myself.” This not only motivates me to work harder also gives immense contentment.

Image Consulting has opened doors for me that I had never thought of. I am proud of being a part of this path-breaking the industry.

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Suman Agarwal, Director, ICBI and the senior most Image Consultant in Indian Sub-continent talking about Image Consulting as a career