The C-Suite Darling ™ program will change your perspective and overall approach in how you stay relevant and competitive within your chosen profession or current place of employment. This program will also appeal to you if you are currently interviewing for an exciting, more challenging position at a new company that is more in line with your core personal values and divine purpose in life. What is unique about this program is that on day one of the program we will spend time together discussing your career achievements to date and also discuss your promotion readiness within your current place of employment or the next employer you are preparing to interview with.
Before doing the necessary inner work on myself I must have changed career directions at least three times, before finally taking control of my own life and comfortably settling into a career path that authentically suited my desired lifestyle. I’ve worked at various levels within the retail industry as a Sales Associate, Assistant Manager, and Visual Merchandiser. I also worked briefly as a Court Reporter at a reputable legal firm and have worked as an Early Childhood Educator for the past several years within the public-school system. Needless to say, my 9-5 experience is varied and as a result I know how to effectively navigate the dreaded office politics that we all experience at some point in our professional careers.
Within this program you will discover that how you initially present yourself, both visually and verbally during an interview, but also after you’ve been hired will set the overall tone for how your work colleagues, manager and assigned clients will positively or negatively interact with you, thus contributing to your success or failure in your new hired or current role.
Once you have completed the 2-week foundation’s C-Suite Image and Style revamp portion of your program, you will receive weekly image and style coaching support from Melissa for the remaining 6 months. To successfully transition from one phase of your life to the next whether for professional or personal reasons having additional support in place will further ensure that you are on track to achieving your executive image and style goals, thus giving you a competitive advantage in your respective industry or profession; this is why I carefully screen potential clients who are interested in applying for this very unique program because I am committed to ensuring your long-term success once you have exited the program!Continue Reading - Click for Details
The C-Suite Program Includes the Following Benefits:
Not sure what outfit to wear to your next social networking event, or are you nervous about an upcoming interview or conference you will be presenting at? Melissa will be available to you for 6 months on an exclusive retainer to assist you with putting together various looks that are suitable to the various work-related events and client meetings you will be required to attend. Looks are styled according to the current season the 6 months fall within (Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer). You can also expect to receive on minimum 60 – 80 versatile, professionally styled looks utilizing both your existing and new wardrobe + accessory items.
Curated, personal style, digital mood board that will visually exemplify and guide you through styling specific wardrobe items and accessories based upon your career goals and the direction that you will be transitioning your career moving forward with your intended goals. Each look is put together with the intention of guiding you in visually putting yourself together with passion and purpose, for example to sign a high profile client, giving a TedX inspired presentation or attending a business luncheon.
Personalized colour application booklet to assist you when shopping. A very resourceful shopping aid that you will no doubt rely upon whenever you are out shopping for your next outfit. Melissa will teach you how to use your personalized colour booklet when you are unsure if a trending colour of the season will look amazing on you or have you looking dull and ineffectual. This also includes your best metal (silver or gold).
Bonus image & style maintenance coaching calls @ 30 minutes. I’m just a phone call or email away. I have found that the first few weeks after your 2 week foundations image and style overhaul is completed, is usually when questions will abound. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the bonus image and style coaching calls with me, as it is a good opportunity to get clear on the do’s and don’ts of your new wardrobe transformation.
Professionally Styled LinkedIn Photo(s): Regardless if you are a entry level employee, savvy executive or entrepreneurial woman your LinkedIn profile is an important and instrumental social networking tool that has been designed to give you the needed exposure and credibility to further advance your career goals or business opportunities, as well as enhancing your personal brand – if done properly. We will spend time discussing how you want to be perceived online via your LinkedIn photos and Melissa will create a strategic personal branding photo shoot.
Exclusive lifetime membership to Melissa’s Image & Style Facebook group. Accessible to clients who have successfully completed the Executive or Professional Image & Style program and would like to connect with other like minded, ambitious women who have courageously transformed their lives.
Structure of The Executive Image & Style Program
Our image and style development programs focuses on educating, coaching and supporting our client through the process – one step at a time. Thus, Melissa has carefully designed an intensive six month executive image and style development program that carefully looks at your career goals, personal brand analysis and desired lifestyle, which leads to the creation and implementation of an inclusive, results driven, executive image and style action plan. Below is an overview of the first two-weeks (considered the foundation phase) of your Executive Image & Style Development Program.Continue Reading - Click for Details
Session 1. We will go over together your lifestyle questionnaire that you submitted online + your image and style vision statement via phone or Skype. During your session we will clarify your intended goals during your time with Melissa. You will also receive a mini workbook to help guide you through the duration of your program. Establishing a solid foundation during week 1 of your transformation and transition is pivotal to ensuring your desired results.
Session 2. You will discover and learn more about colour synergy and the importance of correctly applying your power colours to your career wardrobe and everyday accessories. Specific colour draping will be utilized to correctly analyze your core colours/related season (Autumn, Winter, Summer or Spring) and your flow seasonal colour palette. A very detailed and scientific method will be used to complete this portion of your transformation.
Session 3. Two topics will be covered: The Essence of Style and Body Type Analysis. I will go over your exact measurements and discuss in detail styling tips and tricks that are specific to your body type, including your facial proportion and specific accessories that can further enhance your facial features. The Essence of Style portion of the program can be completed in-person or Skype. You will learn about the 6 style archetypes and how your style personality is connected to at least two of these fabulous archetypes.
Session 4. This phase of your program is very intense, but also cathartic as we spend a significant amount of time detoxing your closet, which means you will be letting go of a lot of emotional baggage you probably never realized was attached to the current condition and energetic vibe of your career wardrobe. I promise you when we are finished detoxing and reorganizing your wardrobe and closet you will feel more uplifted in your mind and spirit. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves because we are going to get to work in helping you emotionally let go of clothing pieces that are no longer serving a purpose in your new life and the direction that it is heading in. Also included in this session is an in depth exploration of your current wardrobes colour foundation and how your recent colour analysis conducted in week 2 will be incorporated into your new wardrobe. Melissa will also take you to the tailors (if needed) to alter clothing items that can be re-worked into your wardrobe, as well as donate clothing items that are no longer serving you a purpose.
Session 5. Shopping with intention is the game plan. Based on our previous sessions together I will have created a transitional image and style report for you. Having a solid understanding of the direction your new professional image and style will transition into is key to shopping effectively and with purpose.
There are two options available to you for this portion of your program:
First option: I can pre-shop a few stores for you according to your chosen wardrobe budget and your Essence of Style report, I will then have you meet me at the selected stores where you simply come in, try on the outfits I have chosen for you and at that point you can purchase what you feel most fabulous and comfortable in. Advantage of this option is the opportunity to shop in stores you otherwise would never have considered shopping at prior to booking me as your personal stylist. Learn how to invest in key clothing items that will elevate your image and style immediately without having to wade through racks of clothing that are not reflective, nor suitable to your current or desired professional goals.
Second option: The VIP Experience: I personally visit various preselected stores based on your image and style report and will curate various outfits for you to choose from. However, instead of physically going into a department store to try on the outfits, you will visit me at my home studio or I can bring the outfits and accessories to you at your home or office. The advantages of this option is additional privacy, no sales associate lingering around to interrupt your time of relaxation. Lastly, having a luxury shopping experience brought to the comfort of your home just like the celebrities do in Tinseltown. Additional fee for this option
Session 6. Hair and Makeup consult. I absolutely love this final part of your program because we are finally ready to pull everything together, thus completing your transformational makeover. We will spend time discussing hairstyle options and new makeup colours that are suitable to your profession. A private online hair and makeup look book will be created for you to browse through and for you to choose what is most appealing. Once you have made your final selections I will then set-up an in-person appointment for you with one of my exclusive hair and makeup experts where we will re-create the hairstyle you most felt a connection with via your online look-book of hairstyles. Also, if you need a mini refresher lesson in how to apply make-up correctly this option is also available. Please Note: If you prefer to work with your own hairstylist this option is also available to you as well. I will simply pass along my makeover suggestions to you, and you can forward those along to your hairstylist.
Session 7. We will spend time via phone or Skype discussing your industry and analyzing your current LinkedIn or website bio photos. Melissa will then create a vision board, based on your preferences and agreed upon ideas, for the direction your new professional online presence (your brand) will evolve into. Once we have agreed upon the final approach to re-branding you on LinkedIn or your website, you are ready for the next step and that would be your professional head shot photo shoot. Please Note: your photographer will already be pre-selected by Melissa. All that is required of you is to show up for your shoot. At your shoot, I will be there to personally style you in your new outfit(s); professional hair and makeup is also included.
Session 8. You will receive an email from me with a direct link to your new photos for your personal usage. Once you have approved the final edits of your photo shoot all your work is done! If you require assistance picking out photos for your website and LinkedIn profile I am also available to assist and support you through this process.
Session 9. Once you have settled into your new executive image and style, you will receive a completed image and style report that will detail all of what you’ve learned from Session 1 to week 9. Melissa will spend time with you explaining the info contained within the report, and answer any questions that may not have been covered.
Session 10. Melissa will be in contact with you shortly after your two-week foundations phase of the program is over to schedule and review with you any and all business networking, client meetings and conferences you will be attending.
Once all dates have been confirmed, Melissa will be at your disposal for 6 months to further assist, support and coach you until you have successfully achieved the desired professional transformation you set out to accomplish in your vision image and style statement.
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If you are a woman currently experiencing important transitions within your professional career I highly recommend that you apply for the complimentary 30 minute C-Suite Image & Style Clarity Session. During your 30-minute session with Melissa you will discuss any image and style dilemmas that you are currently encountering and next steps to take if you choose to move forward as an exclusive client of Melissa’s. Please ensure you fill out our C-Suite Image & Style Clarity application form with all the required information. Once received and approved, Melissa will confirm a date for your image and style clarity session.