Volunteering Opportunities To Add Value To Your Life

Carnegie Libraries was the place I began my volunteer career and a social life in Pittsburgh. The libraries function as community centers. They offer programs and services that give you the opportunities to meet new people and make new friends. If you love reading, writing or want to learn or teach language libraries are excellent places to volunteer and make new friends.

The Center for women Pittsburgh inspired me to start my own image consultant business gave me my image. They are a project of the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section NCJW Pittsburgh and provides holistic support for women in life transitions: women who by choice or need are re-entering the job market and need to develop skills and gain work experiences to live economically independent lives. They offer a mentoring program, free financial coaching, internships, and job shadowing, workshops, legal consults, and a Woman 2 Woman Toastmasters Club

Dress for Success Pittsburgh gave me the hands-on training that I needed as an Image consultant, and I have made some great contacts. Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. They offer suiting, accessories, personal items and uniforms to women attending interviews or starting a new position.

Agewell Pittsburgh offers a one-stop resource that links older adults, their family members, friends and caregivers to solutions for issues related to aging. AgeWell Pittsburgh is a collaboration between the Jewish Association on Aging, the Jewish Community Center, and Jewish Family and Community Services in association with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Value of An Image Consultant

Means I am committed to my client ’s well being and quickly become their trusted and reliable confidant, because and I’m usually only a phone call or text message away. As an image consultant, I have expertise in many areas regarding your personal brand. selective focus photography of woman wearing watch and pink scoop-neck shirtI work on what is known in as the ABCDE of image Consultant that is: (a) Appearance, is about your visual signature, and how people see you. (B) Behavior is about visual impact and the impression people form about you based on your behavior when they meet/ see you. (c) Communication is all about how you communicate to the world and how people judge you based on what people think you are communicating, this involves whether you are viewed as a good communicator,  confident and powerful. (d) Digital Presence, your social media presence (e) Experience- how your life experiences affect our outlook on and life limit us.

I help individuals, nonprofits, and corporate clients from all areas of life, They assess your image and lifestyle to determine the best services for you. Once you’ve engaged an image consultant you have gained a trusted confidant.  Who will work with you to look and feel your best from your inside-out? I will help you to present yourself the way you want others to see you, because your image is your visual resume, and you only get a few moments to make a great first impression.

Everyone benefits from an Image Consultant, especially  if you fall into any of these categories: man wearing white dress shirt and gray dress pants holding hat

  • You receive very little or no compliments when you dress up.
  • You have a closet filled with clothes regularly but you feel like you have nothing to wear.
  • Your skin looks dull when you wear certain colors and you dress mainly in gray, black or white.
  • Your lack of self-confidence and self-esteem are reflected in your appearance.
  • You suffer from low self-esteem and self-doubt
  • Your time management skills are poor
  • You work very hard but have very little to show in productivity
  • Your speaking style is poor and has a negative impact
  • You want to feel and look great on the inside and outside
  • Your body language communicates someone without power


October Newsletter

By Sonia Mckoy

I am so excited to be introducing you to Style Management Experience first newsletter to help you on your image journey.

These monthly newsletters will focus on factors that make up our personal brand: i.e., appearance, behavior, communication, digital presence, and experiences.  I will feature articles and tips to take action in your life to keep you focused on your goals and some fun competitions to win services. I want this newsletter to be a part of your monthly must-read material to help achieve success in your personal and professional lives. Happy Fall

October is the month to try something new, explore and be adventurous: Featured articles and tips

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  • Adding  Value To  My Life
  • Value of an Image Consultant
  • Sonia’s Fall Shades For You
  • Volunteering Opportunities  Adds Value
  • Competition to win a free Gift Certificate



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Change and Awareness

Public Speaking

Modern technologies have made our lives exciting and fun, but poor social skills can hurt us. Be aware of social habits that can wreck your career and reputation.

For many of us, the working culture offers more flexibility and adaptability. Our standard practice is access to different forms of communications 24/7 and 365 days each year and conducting remote online meetings in our pajamas. Although these forms of interactions are invaluable to our working culture, they cannot replace our need to practice excellent social skills.

Possessing poor social skills in our human communications can stall, sabotage and wreck our reputation, careers and personal lives. We should all strive to become more aware and avoid poor etiquette, negative body language, and inappropriate dressing because they could ruin your reputation.

Pittsburgh Fashion Week

Pittsburgh Fashion Week
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If anyone is interested in designing, modeling or generally volunteering for this event. Please complete the application ASAP