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Featured Consultant- Greeshma Thampi

Featured Consultant- Greeshma Thampi

Prior to setting up her entrepreneurial Image Consulting practice, Greeshma was working as Human Resources Manager with an MNC. She was happy with her career, but realised that was unable to exploit her potential within a set of listed job responsibilities. She always knew that sooner than later she would want to set up something of her own. Equipped with a...

Pune-Dress for Success by Ek Aur Ek Gyarah

Pune-Dress for Success by Ek Aur Ek Gyarah

The Beginning… In the month of July’14  over a training session tea break I shared the idea with the batch and it paved the way for the mega event “Dress for Success”. The idea was simple – 11 locations – 11 seminars – 11 consultants at 11am and on 20th September (2+9) – the date which adds to 11. Why 11 because Ek aur ek gyarah – and we believe in unity....

Importance of Social Media Image in Today’s Times

Importance of Social Media Image in Today’s Times

Social media has given us a platform not only to interact but also to shape our digital reputation. Going through a colleague’s profile on social networking sites sounds like a normal routine. But it’s a proven fact that we tend to create an image or persona of him/her at the same moment. With the reach of social media touching new heights, it has become even...

Staying Grounded

Staying Grounded

Staying Grounded – Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Civil Aviation Minister does not have a stereotypical image of a politician. Born in 1951, Pusapathi Ashok Gajapathi Raju hails from Vizianagaram – touted as the ‘City of Victory’. Laymen would assume that being the younger progeny of the Raja of Vizianagaram, Raju would be a man who attaches a great amount of...

Formal shoes for Men

Formal shoes for Men

Shoes Maketh A Man… “A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.” ~Christian Louboutin Your shoes reveal a lot about you and your personality… Yes we have been listening to this since childhood and it’s so true. Just a look at man’s shoes can...

Where do Wardrobe Orphans come from?

Where do Wardrobe Orphans come from?

You know those clothes in your closet that hang about but you never wear? Those are your closet orphans. Is it a problem if you have closet orphans? Well, if studies in psychology are anything to go by, you are subconsciously affected by the clutter and are going to be frustrated, irritated and confused on days you see these little numbers you bought when you...

Modi's strategic Image Management techniques

Modi's strategic Image Management techniques

As our nation reels under the bulwark of massive change and we evolve into a truly global force of consequence – It was the watershed moment of May 16th, 2014 that set this change in motion. Behind this change of course was the one man who drastically became a household name throughout India this last election Narendra Damodardas Modi is successful today in...

Too old to be an Image Consultant? Well…Think about it

Too old to be an Image Consultant? Well…Think about it

Who is your worst enemy? Is Society the enemy that puts undue pressure on you to perform? Or are personal insufferable circumstances the way to a certainly doomed future? Wrong on both counts. Everyone has one common enemy in this world. That enemy is the self. If you understood the power of your thoughts and how devastating or helpful they could be, you’d know...

Featured Consultant – Bijal Mamniya

Featured Consultant – Bijal Mamniya

I come from a gujarati upper middle class family, my father is a businessman and mother is a housewife. I was an above average student, highly passionate about sports,all through my growing years. I could hardly manage to look decent. I was more of that sporty girl who used to wear track pants to play table tennis and salwar kameez to college. Whenever I used...

How do Colors affect your Mind?

How do Colors affect your Mind?

Picture this world with just 2 colors. A white signal. Black cars. White Houses. Black Trees. Yes, it would be a boring world. But have you ever stopped to think that even with these 2 colors, the human mind would engineer ways to signify? To add meaning.   That they would use shades and nuances of those colors in unending permutations and combinations to label...

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Lessons in Image Management you can learn from Charlie Chaplin Say what you will about Charlie Chaplin, he got one thing bang on in his career as a professional actor and comedian. He saw the importance of an archetype in representing his image. This statement begs the question: What is an Archetype? To define it very simply, an archetype is an example of a...

The perfect raksha-bandhan gift for your sister

The perfect raksha-bandhan gift for your sister

Dear men, Are you contemplating what to give your sister this Raksha Bandhan? Move over Chocolates and Clothes. Time to show her you care – To steer her in the right direction – Career Wise. ‘Image Consulting’ is a lucrative career option that’s been growing by the leaps and bounds. Over the last decade, reputed professionals from eclectic backgrounds...

Featured Consultant – Swati Jena

Featured Consultant – Swati Jena

“Why the change?” I am asked often. I studied management from XLRI, Jamshedpur followed by people and change consulting, senior human resource roles and training and development. I have worked across major sectors, namely BFSI, IT, ITES, Telecom, Power, Oil & Gas, Steel, Government, Real Estate and Education. My area of work includes organization...

Watches for Women

Watches for Women

For some people, a watch is nothing more than a timekeeping device. For many women, however, a watch is a fashion accessory that coordinates with an outfit and/or an occasion. Fortunately, there are wristwatch styles that suit every need. Casual Watches They are available in various sizes and often in bright colors. A casual watch may be oversized with a very...

Checks and Plaids

Checks and Plaids

Many of us tend to use the term plaids and checks interchangeably, despite them being different. So, what is the difference between the two? A plaid has more varied pattern, but the weaving is done the same way with the warp and weft thread- in the case of plaid, the layout would be more like three red, two white, five yellow, three green, etc. The weaving...

Happy Monsoon Feet

Happy Monsoon Feet

Monsoons are always welcoming relief from the blistering heat of the summer, but a lot of us dread monsoon because of the adverse affects the rain has on our regular lifestyle. Personally the worst bit about monsoon is the affect it has on my feet, making me dread stepping out as much as possible. As much as we’d like to avoid stepping out some times we have no...

ICBI awarded the – Most Entrepreneurial Institution of the Year

ICBI awarded the – Most Entrepreneurial Institution of the Year

Image Consulting Business Institute wins the “Most Entrepreneurial Institution of the Year” award in India Education Awards, 2014. ICBI has been producing Image Consultants and supports them in setting up and successfully operating their Image Consulting business. Rather than only teaching about entrepreneurship ICBI actually creates them through...

Featured Consultant-Aruna Das

Featured Consultant-Aruna Das

Having finished my Masters in Computers and Management (MCM), when I joined Deloitte Consulting, I was all excited about my career taking off. The journey lasted 6 years, before I had to leave Accenture, take a break and focus on my little one – Aditya. Five years later, when I decided to get back to active work, I was exploring multiple opportunities, until,...

Habits That Give You Wrinkles

Habits That Give You Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a part of aging and life. While we know to expect wrinkles, as we get older, some of the battle has nothing to do with age. Here are some bad habits that affect your skin’s aging process so you can cut them out as soon as possible: If you want to keep your skin healthy and young, the old saying that you are what you eat is definitely true....

How To Wear A Tuxedo

How To Wear A Tuxedo

The tuxedo is one of the most formal outfits man can wear. Here is a guide on how to wear a tuxedo. This is the centerpiece — the item from which the whole outfit takes its name. At its base, a tuxedo jacket is a tailless dinner jacket made of black wool, with lapels covered in black silk. Most are single-breasted with a single button. The most formal style of...

Summer Holiday Tips

Summer Holiday Tips

With the summer holidays on everyone is looking forward to their much-planned vacations, so here are some tips to keep in mind for your holiday. Too often we pack in a hurry, either the evening or morning before we leave. Smart packing will make for a better trip. Skin creams, hairsprays, body lotion–all those products take up tons of space. Streamline your...

Featured Consultant – Taraa Vermaa Senguptaa

Featured Consultant – Taraa Vermaa Senguptaa

I have wanted to be an Image Consultant since forever. During my time with the Taj Group of Hotels, I realized dressing and grooming well is an art that very few have mastered. Through my career in the hospitality and corporate world, I witnessed firsthand the necessity of good communication skills and proper etiquette, in order to grow. The day I attended the...

Are you ready to give up?

Are you ready to give up?

The first line of the chorus and the title of the song, Don’t stop believin’ seems to be the appropriate line to start this article with. Most women at some point of their life make a choice of putting their careers on hold for a variety of reasons, especially for their families. Sadly, this pause button that they’ve pressed turns into a stop button and...

Our Image Consultants worked for Tihar jail- IMPA initiative

Our Image Consultants worked for Tihar jail- IMPA initiative

IMPA Delhi Chapter has made a commitment to serve society and has decided to reach out to the socially weaker sections and groom them to confidently face society. As a first of such initiatives, they organised a workshop on How to make a Fresh Start for 150 inmates of Tihar Jail, New Delhi. The workshop was conducted by Ms Anshu Gupta, President Delhi Chapter...

Role of film personalities during election campaign

Role of film personalities during election campaign

Election season in India is in full fledge and everyone is joining in to support their favorite party or candidate. A lot of film personalities have joined in the bandwagon of politics either by becoming candidates themselves or by supporting their favored politician/party. Comparatively lesser-known film personalities such as Gul Panag (AAP), Mahesh Manjrekar...

Top 5 hairstyles for summer

Top 5 hairstyles for summer

With a change in the weather and the summer heat rapidly increasing, it’s time for a change in hairstyles to suit the weather. Here are the top 5 hairstyles for summer this year.  Sleek Fishtail Braid  This hairstyle works with medium to long length hair. This look gives a more polished and sleek look and feeling. This hairstyle is easy to maintain through the...

Suits for Men

Suits for Men

A man in a suit is the sharpest looking man in the room. If you’re a fan of the show Mad Men, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Many of us think of suits as a simple trouser, shirt, and jacket, but there are different types of suits available in today’s market based on the cut, lines, number of buttons, etc.     Single Breasted   A...

Featured Consultant – Jasmine Pereira

Featured Consultant – Jasmine Pereira

During 14 years of my professional multinational experience in the Global Logistics Industry, I was fortunate to be exposed to overseas & all-India travel. When interacting with people, I used to observe and learn a lot on varied cultures, behavioural attributes as well as how impressions & perceptions played a vital role in our personal and...

Why You Cannot Afford NOT To Hire An Image Consultant

Why You Cannot Afford NOT To Hire An Image Consultant

You may have heard the adage “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” One of the best ways to improve the overall appearance that you may have not considered is by hiring an Image Consultant. When people hear the term ‘image consultant’, it often conjures up images of a specialist who comes to your home or place of business and makes sure that you...

Image Management Professionals Association (IMPA)

Image Management Professionals Association (IMPA)

Image Management Professionals Association (IMPA) is the only association of image consultants in the Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East. A non-profit organization, IMPA is dedicated to educating, facilitating, integrating and regulating the profession of image consulting in the region. It will certify image consultants at various levels and organize events...