Thinking about what to wear is a two-fold thought process. The first is what message do I want to send non-verbally? With my clothes, my accessories, my hairstyle, my makeup? Non-verbal messages make up the outside dress. The things we see first before you open your mouth.
Secondly, once you know the non-verbal messages your clothes are giving, then you can think about your personal style which must be reflected on the outside if you want your message to be congruent with who you are.
Since you are kindling an idea that you want to spread, and a TEDx stage is a powerful platform to do that, here are some programs to help you to look and feel authentic to yourself and to your audience:
A Self Study Online + High Touch 1:1 Experience With Kathleen to Create the Foundation for Your Signature Style – Wherever You are in Your Life and Career
There are lots of stylists out there who will dress you for an event. Who will recommend pieces they believe will look good on you. You can hire a personal shopper to help you shop. And these things often work, at first. But without the crucial missing pieces, the results are not sustainable.
Your Closet Foundation will help you learn to trust your clothing choices – so you can build a wardrobe that supports you in all facets of your life.
The messages you send with your clothing are based in part on your values. Values are the motivating force behind your behaviors, choices and decisions. IF you choose clothing that is inconsistent with your values – you risk building a wardrobe that doesn’t reflect who you are – which means the pieces you have are not working for you.
Research has shown that our clothing values are consistent with our general values BUT are often a neglected part of personal style – and yet so essential when creating a closet that supports your life, goals and dreams. This foundational module will help you bring the two together.
During this module you will:
“Working with Kathleen has been an investment that has paid off in innumerable ways. Ultimately, it’s been a much needed investment in myself. Kathleen’s gentle, wise and uncompromising belief that every woman is beautiful as she is combined with her skill and expertise has been transformational for me. I feel more empowered, confident and beautiful than ever and Kathleen’s been a huge part of helping me get to this place.” – Carrie Minturn
Working with design elements in clothing when you’re not a designer can seem, at first blush, intimidating. It’s really not. In this module, you’ll learn about the design element that is MOST important to prioritize when creating Your Signature Style – LINE. Lines create powerful optical illusions about the size and shape of the body – length and width. Lines communicate visual meanings, messages, moods or feelings.
During this module you will:
“As a fan of What Not To Wear, I loved the idea of having an expert “style me” as they saw fit. Who wouldn’t? What I didn’t expect was for Kathleen to help me discover my own personal style and help me understand key things about clothing and shapes that have helped empower and transform my understanding of presence.” – Layla Hanash
After you’ve completed the two Online Self Study Modules, you’ll complete some easy pre-work and then work directly and privately with Kathleen. You may use this time any way you like – and Kathleen will give you guidance and structure to ensure you get the most value from it. HERE is what you will receive in the 45-minute call:
Kathleen’s deep breadth of experience helping clients create signature styles translates to the stage (if you’re a speaker), to on camera visibility, to just about any profession (Kathleen has worked with entrepreneurs, lawyers, non profit leaders, even a professional gambler!), and, most importantly, to your life.
As a woman in her late 40s, working with Kathleen 1:1 on my signature style confirmed what I had desperately hoped was true: that I can, at my “age,” be visible and feel great about how I look – and that there are clothes out there for me – despite the fashion industry pandering to women in their 20s. I know now I can leave behind the styles I loved in my 30s (which no longer work) and look even BETTER and more powerful (onstage, in meetings and elsewhere) than I dared to imagine. – Stefanie Frank, Speaker, Copywriter, Co-founder of Frankly Good Coffee
I make it safe to play with color. Women tend to stick to neutrals or black or navy because they just don’t know what to do. Discovering color banishes the blah’s.
I was stunned what a difference the right color made. Kathleen is spot on. Can’t wait to find some others that will replace my greys and blacks. – Berit Schweiss
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