Early in my 30-year corporate career I worked for a pharmaceutical company in a male dominated field – Information Technology. When a new woman came onboard, I would always take her under my wing to “show her the ropes.” As I gained more experience and became a manager, I had both women and men reporting to me but it was always the women who struggled the most with work/life balance. This was something I could relate to as my husband and I both worked while raising our family. As I mentored and coached these women, I received personal satisfaction from helping them.
Later in my career, I worked for a beauty company located in New York City and discovered that the way I looked was very important. As an executive involved in presenting to senior management and the corporate board, I soon learned that I did my best when I not only was prepared for the meeting but also when I thought I looked my best. It just gave me that extra bit of self-confidence that I needed to be assertive and not timid. It was during my time at this company that I developed my own sense of personal style and I enjoyed it! Several of my colleagues urged me to be a personal stylist if I ever pursued a different career – so far away from my left-brained IT background!
After 30 years as a corporate executive, I decided I wanted to focus on my two passions – empowering women and personal style. Luckily, I stumbled upon the Style Coaching Institute® in London. Style Coaching™ mixes two professions – that of a personal stylist/image consultant and that of a Life Coach. It is a holistic approach that embraces the “whole” person inside and out! I have now launched my own company – My Effortless Style. I work with my clients first to understand who they are on the inside and the messages they want to send with their appearance. I provide the knowledge and tools to empower them to enhance and embrace their physical appearance. I am passionate about helping women to look great and feel great, so they can do great! Effortlessly!
If you are a woman who wants to just spruce up your look or you want a totally enhanced style and need a self-confidence boost please call me. I would love to work with you!