You’ve had some Education. Maybe you have some Experience. But now you’re looking for Excellence in your image business. You’ve come to the right place: The Source for Image Professionals. Welcome toAICI Success Coaching – your Source for an experienced coach to guide you to success.
We have built a team of highly-qualified coaches dedicated to helping members (and non-members) take their business to the next level. AICI Success Coaches’ expertise and commitment to the image industry make them leaders as well as coaches.
The Success Coaching program is a year-round service that allows coaches and clients (“coachees”) the time to build a productive relationship. AICI Success Coaching may be conducted through conference calls, in-person meetings, or at AICI's annual conference. It is up to the coach and client to determine and agree on the best approach.
Once you’ve decided on the right coach for you, please review the Terms of Agreement and register online to begin the coaching process.
Still have questions? See AICI Success Coaching FAQs, below.
AICI Success Coaches
You may ask questions of any of the coaches to determine whether they would be a good fit for you. When you’ve made your choice, please review the Terms of Agreement and contact AICI Headquarters to begin the coaching process. You do not pay the AICI Success Coach directly; payments are handled by AICI.
AICI Success Coaches
Yasmin Anderson-Smith, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Civility in business and personal development – competitiveness/profitability in business etiquette programs for youth and adult (multicultural focus); Personal branding for enhancing competitive advantage; developing and branding youth life skills programs.
Yasmin focuses on personal branding, etiquette, civility and youth empowerment programs. She is a master trainer, educator, author and speaker. She created Every Girl Can, a personal development program for adolescent girls to educate, motivate and inspire them about healthy body image concepts. Yasmin is also the founder of Make it Happen! a business women's empowerment group.
T: (301) 792-2276 — Bowie, Maryland, USA
Gillian Armour, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Business start up; Online learning; Fashion stylist training; Professional Speaking Skills
Gillian Armour AICI CIP has published books on image, is a fashion journalist and an online learning pioneer in Image and Style; a professional speaker and a business owner with over 25 years of retail management and buying success. Her Certified Fashion Stylist course has trained stylists the world over.
T: (415) 230-0015 — San Francisco, California, USA
Catherine Bell, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Developing an image consultancy; Etiquette and protocol in business and social settings; Procuring and developing customized corporate training; How to work a room/small talk/networking; Elements and principles of design
I’ll give willingly of my expertise as a fashion designer, professor, and Certified Image Professional to help you increase your business. Recipient of the AICI Award of Excellence in Education, and author of Managing Your Image Potential, I can coach you in individual services or corporate training in etiquette, appearance, networking, and presentation skills.
T: (613) 273-7542 — Westport, Ontario, Canada
Carol Davidson, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: How to start and grow an image consulting business; How to develop long-term relationships with clients; How to structure an initial consultation.
Carol Davidson is considered "The Consultant to Image Consultants." A sought-after wardrobe consultant and respected educator, Carol is an instructor in FIT’s Image Consulting Certificate Program. Carol’s greatest talent is working with individual clients and creating long-term relationships. She takes great pleasure in sharing her knowledge with new consultants.
T: (646) 237-4193 — New York, New York, USA
Juanita Ecker, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Marketing and prospecting; developing and packaging training seminars; handling inquiries, needs assessments and follow-up techniques that help you close more sales, creating systems that increase your repeat business; writing contracts and agreements that keep you protected and developing your personal brand so you stand out from the competition.
Juanita Ecker can help you build a strong client base. She has the ability to see your individual strengths and unique gifts. Her keen insight will help you uncover your true calling. Juanita will empower you to move in the direction that will take your business to the next level.
T: (518) 279-9388 — Troy, New York, USA
Gerina Gaffney, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: How to create a successful business based on personal passions, strengths, values; How to use the Law of Attraction to build your business; How to create a niche; How to move past the fears and limiting beliefs.
I am a certified life and business coach. I have conducted many workshops for AICI’s Conferences and Chapters that inspire members to create the business of their dreams. I coach individuals and conduct teleclasses for creative entrepreneurs. I am passionate about image consultants being successful in their businesses.
T: (978) 486-8156 — Littleton, Massachusetts, USA
Agueda García-Irízar, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: How to build an attractive, practical image program; market your professional image, and have press about it! Training trainers through tele-classes, video-conferencing and live: the new options; personal shopping and wardrobe editing. Psychology of image: the message I send, you send, and how to master the tools. Colors: simple and dynamic ways to understand them and teach them.
Agueda is an Argentinian Speaker, Trainer and Author. Fluent in French, English and Spanish she excels at training young adults and inspiring advanced trainers. She created THE THREE MAGIC BOXES (r), with book published in 2006. She is passionate about Active Philanthropy at AICI and collaborates with Esteé Lauder in Mexico, Residuca in Argentina and The Cinderella Project in Canada.
T: 044-55-4181.3081 — SAN ANGEL, Mexico City, Mexico
Pamela Judd, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Transform business chaos into clarity with organized action planning tools; develop profitable presentations to establish yourself as an expert and create an authentic brand message; become a fearless networker to establish relationships, connect with your target markets, and expand your marketing reach; improve leadership, teambuilding, and individual performance and discover your natural strengths using Myers-Briggs®, a dynamic assessment tool.
Pamela Judd helps entrepreneurs and CEOs to transform the way they communicate, network, and make a difference in the world. Known for her natural ability to connect people with resources, Pamela is President of Myers-Briggs® New York, teaches college level Career Development, and served on the board of Toastmasters International.
T: (718) 530-3500 — Riverdale, New York, USA
Kimberly Law, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Personal Image; Business Dress; Skincare and Make-up; Business and Dining Etiquette
As an image / etiquette coach and make-up artist for over 10 years, Kimberly shows her clients how look and act their very best. Her experience and guidance will get you moving on the right track. Dedicated to her profession, she served as VP Membership for AICI from 2004 – 2006.
T: (604) 298-7228 — Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Kelly Machbitz, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Make-up and skin care training; Media training; Wardrobe women; Corporate workshops and seminars
With over 100 television appearances, Kelly Machbitz was the on-air beauty expert for CBS 10 Connects News. She has also appeared on WFLA, Fox 13, and NBC News’ 48 Hours. Kelly is the 'Tampa Fashion and Beauty' columnist for examiner.com and a licensed Esthetician and author of All About Face, A Complete Guide to Makeup and Skin Care . She has two AICI CEU approved training programs and owns and operates a Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio and consulting practice.
T: (727) 596-7914 — Clearwater, Florida, USA
Zayna Mosam, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Personal image development; Business development for new image consultants, communication skills.
Zayna Mosam specializes in helping new consultants to strategize and grow in the beginning stages of their businesses. She is an AICI Rising Star Award recipient and an experienced consultant, advisor, speaker and media guest. Zayna will guide you in developing your services, promotional materials and positioning in the marketplace.
T: (416) 907-8156 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Diana Olson, MA, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Advanced Color, Makeup and Style; Business and Social Etiquette & Entertaining; Private Label Cosmetic Sales; “Dining with Civility" Etiquette Tutorial Dining; Closet Audits / Shopping Excursions; "Petite Etiquette for Children"
Diana Olson, 25 years of experience as an Image/ Etiquette & Civility Specialist, creator of the Color Collage Institute, graduate of the Protocol School of Washington, and Etiquette coach for “Dancing with the Stars” uses an inclusive unique Color and Style training system connecting personality, coloring, bone structure, and energy intensity.
T: (626) 584-9761 — Pasadena, California, USA
Li-Kin Pang, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Starting and growing your new image business; Developing and facilitating corporate workshops; Presentation skills, public speaking skills; Personality profiling and interpersonal skills using Myers Briggs Type Indicator (including behavior, communications, and client relationships)
Li-Kin Pang specializes in professional and corporate image, communication and interpersonal skills. She has 25 years of experience in business development and client servicing, and is author of “Professional Image: Your Roadmap to Success”. Her global experience spans 20 countries, and her clients include multinational corporations and Asian business owners.
T: +65 6599 0868 — Singapore
Judith Rasband, AICI CIM
Coaching Topics: All aspects of the image consulting business, including the Technical, Professional Development, and Business Management.
Judith originated the first image consulting educational-training. She is internationally recognized for Conselle’s creative and comprehensive coverage of accurate image information, tools, and teaching methods. She will guide you in defining and developing your image consulting business. Judith has walked the talk as consultant, speaker, educator, trainer, author, columnist, makeup artist, and costumer; featured on Oprah and Today, in Glamour, Entrepreneur, and Wall Street Journal. You’ll learn what works, what doesn’t, and why!
T: (801) 224-1207 — Provo, Utah, USA
Joseph Rosenfeld, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: Establishing an image consulting practice for new, emerging image consultants; Any aspect of image consulting having to do with men’s image and menswear
Expand your business with men clients. Whether you are an established or a beginning image consultant, my mentoring sessions are geared to help you have successful consulting interactions with men. If you need guidance in starting a consulting practice, I can help, and hold you accountable for your progress.
T: (408) 292-3117 — San Jose, California, USA
Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM
Coaching Topics: Setting up a successful one-on-one personal image consulting business; Custom color analysis not using categories for the analysis; Body shape and style analysis, Wardrobing, Closets and Personal Shopping.
Elaine Stoltz is a Certified Image Master and “an architect of the body” specializing in visual appearance. She has excelled in her methodology of consulting with individuals and training image consultants at the Stoltz Image Institute. Elaine actively works with clients specializing in custom color analysis and body style analysis.
T: (817) 924-8300 — Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP
Coaching Topics: How to start an etiquette business; How to promote your existing etiquette and image business; Dining etiquette; Networking etiquette; Interpersonal communication skills; Public speaking skills; Personal branding; International protocol; Social networking etiquette.
Jacqueline Whitmore is the author of the bestselling book, “Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work,” and the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach where she engages audiences around the world, ranging from CEOs, Fortune 500 corporate executives, association members, entrepreneurs, government VIPs and university students.
T: (561) 586-9026 — Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Beryl Wing, AICI CIP
Coaching Topics: business strategy; problem solving; writing and editing marketing materials; public speaking and presentation skills; identifying work cultures; the silent language of clothes; the impact of clothes on personal branding.
Respected, acclaimed, recognized,
Beryl Wing is an instructor in FIT’s Image Consulting Certificate Program and an Image Strategist with a specialty in the silent language of clothes and corporate culture analysis. A creative problem solver, she is a former professional actress with an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
T: (718) 984-9464 — Staten Island, New York, USA
What is AICI Success Coaching?
Coaching services for image consultants to help them grow their businesses.
Who are the AICI Success Coaches?
Coaching is provided by leaders in the image industry who are certified professional (AICI CIP) or master (AICI CIM) members of AICI or certified in a field outside of image consulting.
Do I have to be an AICI member to be coached in this program?
No, the program is also open to non-members who are interested in learning about the image profession and/or starting an image business.
How is the coaching conducted?
Coaching may be conducted through conference calls, in-person meetings, or at AICI's annual conference. It is up to the coach and client to determine and agree on the best approach.
How do I sign up to be coached?
Take a look at the coaches’ bios and their areas of expertise on the AICI website. Contact the coach or coaches that seem to be the best fit for your needs. Interview them before you make your coach selection. Some coaches will offer a complimentary introductory session. Once you’ve decided on the right coach for you, please review the Terms of Agreement and register online to begin the coaching process.
What does it cost?
For members the cost is US$125.00 per hour and for non-members, US$250.00 per hour.
How long will I work with a coach?
This will depend on your needs and preferences and will be determined when you start working with your coach.
General Questions about Coaching
Source: International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org)
What Is Coaching?
Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.
What are the benefits of coaching?
Fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.
What should someone look for when selecting a coach?
The most important thing to look for in selecting a coach is someone with whom you feel you can easily relate. Some questions to ask include:
- What is your coaching experience? (number of individuals coached, years of experience, types of situations)
- What is your coaching specialty or client areas you most often work in?
- What specialized skills or experience do you bring to your coaching?
- What is your philosophy about coaching?
- What is your specific process for coachig? (how sessions are conducted, frequency, etc.)
- What are some coaching success stori