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2. Finding an Accredited Personal Consultant and Coach - the least you need to know.
3. Why Us?
Q. I'm hoping you don't just cater for larger women? I guess I'm looking for a one stop shop confidence boost really, I've been in a relationship since my teens and now am venturing out into singlehood and I'm hoping a wardrobe makeover will help me get my groove back. I guess my only concern is whether you can help me bring out more of my own style, rather than end up looking like someone I'm not?
A. Big Beautiful WomenTM is for ALL women who are seeking change either in their personal lives, business lives, relationships and most of all, to feel better about her self-image. Many of my clients are petite and have learned the Secrets of PETITE POWER. The outside is a reflection of what is happening on the inside and therefore we express ourselves by our appearance, communication and behaviour. I love your concept of keeping within your authentic personality style and I work with you to uphold that.
A. As we age, we become more muted in our natural skin and hair colouring. Our contrast levels may also change as will our hair colour. It is often tempting for ladies to undergo hair colour changes which often does not have a complimentary result with hair becoming damaged, brassy or just not in harmony with your natural and unique beauty. The hair dominates and if the hair colour is incorrect, too dark, too light, too warm or too cool or in the wrong colour group, it may result in further expensive wardrobe changes which are also unauthentic and incongruent with your image.
The Remedy: No, don't colour your hair until you have seen me.
A. Absolutely! We have 2 very experienced makeup artists/image consultants who have a knack of making mature women look and feel great. She can come to us or we can come to her as we are a mobile service.
A. We can do a one on one session or a private image review via Skype where you can ask your need to know now questions and receive an objective mentoring session on any topic you like. Consultations which are more detailed for wardrobe development can be done personally one on one and the price will depend on time, mostly from 2 hours to a full day. See the range of workshops which may also help or the Makeover Options for a more in-depth transformation.
A. Many women feel like this and a bloated stomach is the hardest thing to camouflage. Most Plus size outlets cater only for the big breasted woman and lower body plus sizes are virtually ignored, or are offered inappropriate garments that just augment the outer silhouette. But there is good news - we offer you a personal styling service whereby we give you a Shopping Guide of designs for your individual body shape, and can create your personal template for made to measure clothing for use by either your dressmaker or using one of ours. We also assist you in the choice of fabric most suitable for the occasion or for creating a clothing capsule for everyday wear.
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Q. What is an accredited image consultant?
TP. A professional who has undertaken appropriate and specific training and gained recognised international accreditation to provide services for individuals, corporations and organisations through coaching, advising, presentations, seminars and workshops.
Q. What services do Accredited Image Consultants offer?
TP. Accredited Image Consultants offer strategies to optimise your appearance, behaviour and communication often with a holistic approach through coaching, consulting and training. Services and soft skill education include colour analysis, body shape analysis, wardrobe development and management, verbal communication, body language, confidence building, social and business etiquette, personal branding and shopping education.
Q. Why should I hire an Accredited Image Consultant?
TP. An Accredited Image Consultant's role is to deliver training and support for you to become more successful in your personal and professional life by working with you to improve your self-esteem and confidence, visual appearance and interpersonal skills.
Q, What do I need to ask when talking to an Image Consultant?
TP. When researching your options, you should find out:
a. If they are an accredited member of the AICI (Association of Image Consultants International)
b. How long have they been in business as an accredited image consultant.
c. What services do they offer and if they are the services you need. If not, ask for referrals.
d. Their business history, background and what motivated them to follow their path.
e. Their references, including real people with real last names.
f. The fee structure and value for money.
g. Wherever possible, speak to them either by phone or face to face to see if there is "a fit" for you.
Beware: From time to time you may encounter someone who is claiming AICI membership or personal or corporate experience.
Q. How long will it take before my personal image starts to improve?
TP. Visual changes are immediate however, inner image (internal changes) such as gaining a stronger self-confidence, communication and other soft skills may take a little longer depending on the individual's application of the training and coaching received. Experienced image consultants appreciate that creating, developing and applying your transformation self-image may take a little longer.
Q. If I'm happy with my overall image, can an Accredited Image Consultant still help me?
TP. Yes. Absolutely. Virtually everyone can enhance some aspect of themselves and keeping up to date with our image is imperative to our success both in personal life and professional life to maximise our potential. Another pair of trained eyes will assist you to keep your image contemporary and in line with your intention.
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Q. With so many consultants available, why would I choose BBW?
TP. Yes, we agree there are many to choose from, and many are excellent. Established in 2004, we pledge to you we will be your partners until you succeed in achieving what you hire us to do. We have committed to our own ongoing education and further training to keep our services and standards to our highest possible level so we can offer you professional excellence in our holistic approach and are considerate to the needs of our clients first and foremost. Our recognition of meeting the needs of our clients has prompted us to embrace the dynamics of NLP, and Colour Healing and Feng Shui
Q. Your services sound great, but can we afford it?
TP. While we appreciate that BBW may not be for everyone, we will strive to create a package that will meet your needs and within your budget. We will work with your to learn about your goals, priorities and expectations. While having an image makeover may be ideal we appreciate that some clients may not have the budget to afford it. We will support you to develop a strategy that makes sense for you and your budget,
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