What is an image consultant?
Image consulting is a professional field which aims to improve the image of the client personally or professionally through appearance, behavior and communication.
Why Hire an Image Consultant?
Image consultants help individuals with more than just personal appearance. As stated in the definition, an image consultant helps in the areas such as appearance, body language, behavior, and communication. They are there to help evaluate, improve, and/or enhance.
Clarks Consulting elevates our clients to the next level. We provide the tools needed to make effective improvements often overlooked or missed.
Common areas that are often overlooked:
- Professional appearance
- Body language
- Inconsistent behavior
- Effective communication
- Online presence
Most people are unaware of these how these areas can affect their image, but the good news is they are all coachable. Recognizing one or more than one of these areas needing improvement is a great step in the right direction, but what next?
What are the Next Steps?
First you must find the right consultant.
You want to select a consultant that understands your goals but also one that you enjoy working with.
Most consultants offer a complimentary meeting which usually is 30 minutes and consists of the basic questions that help them get to know you better.
- Concerns you have and what you would like to accomplish
- Answer any questions you might have
- Review of services and fees
- What you can expect and next steps
Remember, you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. Make sure you ask the right questions – for you and your business.
Next is the contract agreement.
Once you have found the right consultant, you will need to discuss the contract agreement.
Thoroughly read through the entire contract agreement and ask any questions you have. Make sure you understand all verbiage and expectations.
The timeline goes together with the agreement.
A skilled consultant knows how to map out a reasonable timeline. Do not be fooled by unrealistic promises or quick fixes.
Based on the timeline presented, this should give you a good understanding of what to expect and the process.
There is no one size fits all, so making sure you are both in agreement of what the expectations are and a time frame in which to achieve those is important.
What to Expect from Your Image Consultant?
What you can expect from your consultant is a thorough gathering of information based on your needs and wants. This is usually in the form of a questionnaire or profile evaluation so the consultant can get a better idea of who you are.
Next is a list of recommendations that will fit your lifestyle. Your consultant will go through what is working and what needs to be altered.
Based on the area you hired a consultant for, they should develop a plan that you can easily follow and the tools to continue with confidence.
We would love to work with you. You can contact us at TheClarks.Consulting@gmail.com.