personal-opinionSo you want the 5 reasons to hire an image consultant, right? Let me help you out.

This post is not about me as an image consultant. I’ve actually gone through an image consultation for myself with a renowned image consultant in New York City seven years ago. Hence, this post is about the reasons why I chose to hire an image consultant.

Reason 1. To increase knowledge about your own person.

I actually started with corporate image consulting. I always used to believe I was just not cut out for team work. I mean, I loved working alone. I could finish my projects on time, without waiting for others to catch up with me. But in the first session of image consultation, I got to realize I’m, in fact, a people’s person. I had the skills to work efficiently with other team members in my department. My image consultant made me realize it was my own prejudice that was holding me back from being a team player.

From a professional point of view, I had many other relevations about myself, which normally wouldn’t have crossed my mind at all. For instance, I’m known to handle pressure well. I can work well, even in most stressful situations at the workplace, like deadline changes, change management, and so on. My image consultant made me realize how I can use this ability to handle pressure while dealing with irate clients, or even difficult colleagues, without losing my cool.

Next was my personal image consulting session with the same image consultant. Next to my gorgeous mother, or even my friends, I never had any notion of being a looker. I felt okay with the way I was. However, there used to be times when I wanted to look special on occasions like birthdays, parties, and so on. Those times, I didn’t want to be simply satisfied with the way I look, I wanted to feel great! And that’s where my image consultant helped me out.

No, she didn’t change my bone structure, or made me lose weight. No medication. No surgeries. Instead, she showed me simple ways to look fabulous as per different occasions. I learned new ways to apply makeup, mix and match my clothes, utilize my wardrobe more efficiently, accessorize properly, and so on. It’s all about highlighting the best features, while downplaying the weaker points.

The combination of discovering my own abilities and understanding how to take advantage of what I already have did wonders for my confidence. And this confidence led to my success today.

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