Most Important Reason To Hire An Image Consultant

I took an image consultation with a renowned image consultant in New York City some years ago. At that time, I did it because it was part of corporate training. However, today as I look back, I realize the most important reason to hire an image consultant is to increase knowledge about yourself.

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.

Just a few minutes into the consultation, I realized 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 revelations 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.

During the session, I realized how I can use this ability to handle pressure while dealing with irate clients, or even difficult colleagues, without losing my cool.

After going through the professional consultation, it was time for something personal.

Now, 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. At those times, I didn’t want to feel just satisfied with the way I look, I wanted to feel great! And that’s where my 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. It also made me realize how much I loved helping others. And this realization is one of the main factors why I’m myself an image consultant today.

Chances are you might not become a consultant yourself after you hire an image consultant, but I can guarantee you’ll certainly be on your path to self-discovery, something that will help you in the long run.