Presence & Image Branding Coach
I have been developing and delivering transformational programs for over 30 years with a deep commitment to having people experience a powerful shift in how they perceive themselves.
I am passionate about empowering people to embrace the light within – their unique and authentic beauty – so that their very best shines through their personal presence, physical image, and extends to every part of their life.
There is something truly magical about connecting with your beauty and sharing it with the world. Beauty is your inner light (Presence of Self) that shines from your soul and your heart.
Drawing from my successful careers in the corporate world, and in my business as an entrepreneur, I work with organizations, leaders, entrepreneurs, and success-focused individuals.
My Philosophy & Where it All Began
Our outside appearance and how we fashion ourselves relays volumes about us – whether we are aware of it or not.
“Clothes are inevitable. They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible.” – James Laver, Style in Costume.
The metaphorical phrase, “don’t judge a book by its cover” can be applied to us. Right or wrong, we all judge people initially on their image and how they dress. That’s why it’s important to put focus on your appearance so that you are sending out the right message that represents you the best.
Where it all began…For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with how people put themselves together and carry themselves. I was very shy when I was younger, which gave me an advantage to observe others. When I was observing people, I was really interested in their story and who they were. The clothing they wore, how they fashioned themselves, and their body language, all relayed a lot about them. At the time, I didn’t realize I was training myself to look deeper than the outside appearance.
We didn’t have a lot of money growing up. Getting new clothes was a rare occasion, and there were a lot of hand me downs in the family of 8 kids. So, I got very good at working with what I had in my closet. I was committed to making magic out of what I had, and I did it! I perfected that ability so much so, that I offer to teach people how to do that. When I work with clients to help them sort out their closet and wardrobe, they are always amazed and feel like they went shopping. They did, but in their own closet.
As a shy kid, I was very sensitive to how people saw me. I wanted to belong and be valued and seen. I managed my image so that I didn’t look like a poor kid, and be judged as insignificant, or be dismissed and not included with others that “had it all together.” So, I know intimately well what it’s like to want to be accepted and valued.
I didn’t feel I was very pretty, but I knew I had it in me to bring out my own brand of beauty. By taking on my appearance I learned how to love, respect and value my beauty. And this is what I offer people today.
Together with my education and life experiences, I use my talents and perception to help others show up and be present to their values, beauty, and amazing self…to be seen, known, and valued, and to love themselves from the inside and out.