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

 

Change and Awareness

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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.

Fashion and Physique

I am so glad we are slowly moving away from the “ideal” body image and embracing our diversity. I visited the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in February, 2018, and was honored to hear the gracious Tim Gunn discuss the discriminations and difficulties people who don’t conform to certain body types face when trying to find clothes to fit their bodies . As an Image Consultant body positivity is something that I try to get my clients to focus on to embrace their bodies. For me it’s all about treating people like individuals rather than trying to fit us all into a box.

 

Discover your “Wow” colors

Why do we react to colors?

Wow colors1According  to Color theory, color has three categories:

imagesColor circle/wheel was first developed by Sir Issac Newton in 1666, based on the primary colors: red, yellow and blue.  Secondary colors: green, orange, and purple, and tertiary colors: yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green.

Color harmony: colors that please the eyes: analogous colors: colors next to each other on the 12 color wheel, such as yellow and green-yellow, yellow, yellow-orange. or complementary colors: colors that are directly opposite each other like red and green, and red-purple and yellow-green. Complementary colors create maximum contrast in color scheme.

Color context or use of color: We arrange colors in relation to each other, think basket of fruits. Colors can behave differently when next to other colors. For example, red appears brighter when the background is black, and against a white background, it appears less bright. According to Basic Color Theory

Psychology of colors: Most of us react to colors. We love some colors and others not so much. We don’t always know why we react to colors the way we do. How you feel about colors can be subjective. For example, what do you see, feel, and think when you look at the two color palettes below?  I love the colors in both pictures. However, I would wear more colors from the first palette, than colors in the second palette. What about you?

 

Although your choice of colors can be a subjective decision. Through color analysis, you can discover the colors that make you feel more confident and look more powerful. Please the contact for to book an appointment for Color Analysis