Here at the Style Coaching Institute® we don’t just care about the image you see reflected back when you look in the mirror. We care about how you picture and perceive yourself in your mind too.
We’re all familiar with the term “body image”, but what does it really mean?
Body image encompasses:
* Your beliefs about your appearance and how you look in the mirror (these beliefs are formed by your life experiences, memories, how you perceive images in the media, and how your mind generalises information as it comes into your awareness)
* How you feel about your physical body (aspects such as your height, body shape, weight, the colour of your skin, the size of breasts, the shape of your nose, etc.)
* Your awareness of how you control your body as you move, your posture, the way you sense your physical body, whether you feel strong and able-bodied (for example, how you feel ‘in’ your physical body, not just ‘about’ your body)
When you have a healthy and positive body image it means that, generally, you feel comfortable and happy in your your own skin.
Body image challenges can affect all of us, no matter our size, shape, weight, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or skin colour. Whether it is positive or negative, we all have a body image. We all have feelings about the way we look and how our appearance is perceived by others. It is normal to feel good about certain aspects of your appearance, and not quite as good about other aspects.
Whether they are consciously aware of it or not, a person’s body image affects every aspect of their life. It can sometimes be difficult to understand all of the feelings we have about our bodies and ourselves, but Style Coaching™ helps people to develop a healthier and more empowering body image. This has a knock-on positive impact on every aspect of people’s lives, affecting things like their relationships, their careers, their aspirations and their general life satisfaction.
If you believe in the positive power of appearance and the holistic impact it can have, then you are likely to enjoy learning more about Style Coaching™.
The Style Coaching Institute® was founded 11 years ago to revolutionise the world of image consultancy and personal styling. Through our career development courses, we have trained over 1200 people in 75 countries to become professional Style Coaches™ and have a career helping others to look and feel their best. We combine topics such as personal stylist training, colour analysis, fashion styling, personal shopping, and wardrobe styling, with self-development topics such as life coach training, positive body image coaching, self-image psychology and even personal branding. Our aim is to help people to discover how to use their appearance as a tool for feeling better about themselves, and then using their appearance as a non-verbal method of communication. Some of the questions we ask are, “Who am I? How do I want to feel? What do I want to express?” The answers are often life changing.
Find out how you can become a Style Coach™ and start making a difference!
Visit us online at www.stylecoachinginstitute.com. We host online diploma courses via our eLearning Platform, as well as through VIP training courses in London, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
“Looking Good Starts as an Inside Job”
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On the set of John Legend’s “You and I” music video, 63 women were asked what they see when they look in the mirror. “When I look in the mirror” is a behind the scenes exploration of each woman’s thoughts and insights as they take a deep look into the mirror and reflect on themselves and their experiences. Dozens of interviews were conducted over the course of twelve days to cultivate this collection of voices. From cancer survivors to a middle schooler facing bullying, each woman’s answer is indicative of her unique life experiences. Through interview, vérité filming, and staged recreations, this short documentary will deeply explore female self-image, self-judgement, and ultimately, self-love. #OPERATIONGIRL
Did you know that Style Coaching™ is so much more than image consultancy or personal styling? Style Coaching™ is the only specialisation that truly recognises the connection between every part of your life. It’s not just about the physical image you see reflected in the mirror; it’s about the thoughts you have about that image. How you “see” yourself isn’t just influenced by your hair or makeup, your clothing choices, or your age. It’s influenced by your beliefs, your life experiences, the inner challenges you might be facing.
When you train to become an image consultant or take a personal styling course, you will learn all the skills to dress someone for their body shape and colour season. You’ll learn how to do personal shopping and give wardrobe advice. Most image consultants and personal stylists love their careers, and they find that the most rewarding aspect is seeing the positive impact it can have on a person’s life. There’s no doubt that changes to your appearance can have a dramatic influence on your confidence and self-esteem. When you train to become a certified Style Coach™ you’ll get to learn everything from the world of image consultancy and personal styling, but you’ll also get to explore the fascinating depths of a person’s internal self-image.
As a professional Style Coach™ you’ll have the unique opportunity to work closely with your clients and support them not just to see an attractive reflection in the mirror, but also to nurture positive thoughts about themselves and genuinely learn to “love the skin they’re in”. Beauty comes in every shape, size, gender and race… Style Coaching™ recognises this, and enables you to help others to live happier and more fulfilled lives, not just change their wardrobe choices.
About the Style Coaching Institute®
Over the past 10 years, our groundbreaking Style Coach™ training courses have been studied in more countries than any other image training course in the world. We train and certify prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue hugely rewarding and fulfilling careers and become professional Style Coaches™.
Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.
We offer our online image courses worldwide, and VIP image training courses in London, image and beauty courses in Singapore and image training courses in New Zealand. So, wherever you are in the world, we can help you to become a Style Coach™ and have your dream career.
Discover more at our website www.stylecoachinginstitute.com
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All of us have experienced a range of emotions while trying on clothes in the changing room. For those who are confident and self-assured shoppers, the ‘changing room’ can be a place full of creativity and excitement, but for many others it can much less positive associations!
Although deciphering flaws and assets is a crucial part of looking our best, it can also raise some very sensitive issues, of which a Style Coach™ needs to be conscious and considerate. In the necessary process of a Style Coach™ getting to know their client’s body shape, they will usually also become aware of areas that the client feels unhappy with and would prefer to disguise. Certified Style Coaches™ are professional trained to help their clients look more positively at their perceived flaws and focus their attention on their best assets.
At the core of Style Coach™ training is the belief that looking good and feeling great comes from focusing on what you want, not what you don’t want. This is because in life we tend to attract more of what we focus our attention on. Focusing on the positive rather than the negative makes people look at themselves from a fresh perspective and in a completely different light. We each have features that we admit to liking about ourselves; it’s not arrogant to say that you have beautiful legs, luscious locks, or a feminine curves. It’s important to be grateful for the positive things about ourselves, and to acknowledge the ways in which we are blessed.
Here at the Style Coaching Institute® we like to say that we focus on blessings, not blemishes!
One of the quick and easy questions to ask yourself today is simply: “What are three things that you love most about the way you look?“ - If you’re having trouble answering this, then why not ask a friend to answer for you. It’s enlightening to see yourself through another’s eyes.
The Style Coaching™ philosophy truly believes that each and every one of us is beautiful, but never in exactly the same way. We need to celebrate our unique features, and a Style Coach™ is trained to dress every person in a way that enhances their figure and allows their 'style personality’ to shine. Looking great is always about working in harmony with your body shape, not against it.
Becoming a Style Coach™ is similar to becoming a personal stylist or training in image consultancy, because you learn styling skills that enable you to balance a client’s proportions, cleverly camouflage body challenges, and enhance a client’s favourite features. However, when you become a Style Coach™, you’re also trained to recognise the importance of positive body-image, self-acceptance, and learning to love yourself.
The truth is that everyone has positive attributes to their body shape; we just need to shift the focus so that these attributes can be more easily recognised and appreciated. To truly experience the wonderful benefits of Style Coaching™, clients are encouraged to understand, get to know and accept their body shape.
If you’re inspired to help people to look good in the mirror then a career in personal styling or image consultancy might be perfect for you! But, if you’re interested in learning how to take 'looking good’ to whole new level through helping people to feel beautiful on the inside too, then becoming a Style Coach™ is the career you’ve been waiting for. Your Style Coaching™ career is about so much more than personal styling, it’s about spreading self-esteem and positive body-image. When you begin your Style Coaching™ business, you can look forward to a career that is rewarding, fulfilling and which makes a positive difference in the world.
Discover more about our accredited Style Coach™ training courses at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com
VIP 'Fast-Track’ tutored diploma courses in London, Singapore and Auckland New Zealand. Accredited Home Study diploma courses (online with a personal mentor) available in 57 countries around the world.
Here at the Style Coaching Institute®, our team is hugely passionate about what we do. That’s because every time we see a new Style Coach™ graduate, we know that they will go on to make a positive difference in the world. Every person they work with will come away from the Style Coaching™ experience feeling better about themselves, and the more positivity we can bring to the world the better!
Here are just 5 of the core beliefs of Style Coaching™, which are the driving force behind every minute of our work. If you share our beliefs, then a career as a Style Coach™ might be the perfect choice for you!
We’ve trained over 1000 Style Coaches™ in 56 countries around the world. When you choose to train with the Style Coaching Institute®, you’re choosing a type of personal styling course unlike any other out there. We don’t just teach you how to help people “look” beautiful, we give you all the tools and methods you need to help people to “feel” beautiful, too.
If you believe that…
… then you have the core beliefs of Style Coach™. Why not turn these beliefs into a meaningful and rewarding career? What are you waiting for? Make 2014 the year that you realise your dream and start your own Style Coaching™ business.
If you’re interested in becoming a Personal Stylist, but you also believe in the importance of positive self-esteem and body-image, then we invite you to find out more at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com