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Lynda Jean

Certified Image Consultant

"I believe that we are made up of two parts: our outer image and our psychosocial being. By combining my clinical background with my image consulting skills, I can show people their true value and how to utilize it so they can reap the benefits of life."

Lynda Jean (BA, MSW, CIC) is a Certified Image Consultant, Corporate Speaker, and Author.

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Lynda Jean

Certified Image Consultant

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"I believe that we are made up of two parts: our outer image and our psychosocial being. By combining my clinical background with my image consulting skills, I can show people their true value and how to utilize it so they can reap the benefits of life."

Lynda Jean (BA, MSW, CIC) is a Certified Image Consultant, Corporate Speaker, and Author.

Lynda Jean

Certified Image Consultant

"I believe that we are made up of two parts: our outer image and our psychosocial being. By combining my clinical background with my image consulting skills, I can show people their true value and how to utilize it so they can reap the benefits of life."

Lynda Jean (BA, MSW, CIC) is a Certified Image Consultant, Corporate Speaker, and Author.

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Services I Offer

Personal Shopping

Lynda will meet you at the store or shopping district that meets your personal and financial needs. Whether you want to shop at boutiques, department stores, vintage or consignment shops, this session will be an enjoyable learning experience.

Colour Analysis

A colour analysis only has to be done once in a lifetime, because our pigmentation, which is genetic, will never change. Our pigmentation determines our skin colour which will harmonize with some colours better than others.

Body Style Analysis

Our genetics determine our body's shapes, proportions and height, and these details determine the style and cut of clothing that suit us best. Accepting and knowing our body type contributes to higher self-esteem.

Wardrobe Audit

How many times have you opened your closet and felt like you had nothing to wear? Working together we will bring organization and flow to your closet.

Presentations

Opening Doors with Your Image

Numerous studies show that first impressions are made between 7 and 30 seconds, and you only have one chance to make a powerful first impression. 'Opening Doors With Your Image' is an excellent corporate reshaping seminar. This training can be conveyed to employees either in large groups or individually.

The Power of Professional Presence

Your employees and their communication are a reflection of your corporate image. This presentation will show your employees the importance of an individual's professional image, the intricacies of working in an office environment and appropriate behaviour with clients.

Finding your Personal Style

This group presentation can be offered for staff appreciation or with a group of friends to celebrate an event.What’s your personal style? If you don’t know, don’t worry. Everyone has their own personal style that complements them well – you just need to discover yours.

The World of Colour

This group presentation can be offered to staff or with a group of friends to celebrate an event. Colours are a great tool to use when putting forth a positive, confident and powerful image but first, you need to know your best colours.

Blog Posts

What is an Image Consultant?

Certification shows clients, colleagues and the media that you have achieved a competent level of training and knowledge in the image field and that you keep abreast of current thinking and technical knowledge.

Why Don’t I Wear Everything In My Closet?

A closet full of clothes and nothing to wear – sound familiar? The truth is that most of us, particularly women, wear only 20% of what is hanging in our closet. So why is this happening?

The Wardrobe Audit

Most of us wear only 20% of our wardrobe – yes, 20%! This is due to the fact that we own unsuitable clothes that take up space and confuse us.

Corporate Clients

Wearing white in winter is often thought of as inappropriate, but when done properly it can add lightness to any dreary day. Choose winter fabrics like wool or cashmere in an off-white shade, which when worn in the winter is commonly known as winter white.

Allow yourself enough time in the morning to look well-groomed for work - every single day. Realize that the tiniest imperfections such as scuffed shoes, chipped nail polish and wrinkled clothing can add up and make you look unprofessional. When you know you look great, you’ll feel great and exude confidence all day long.

Don’t overdo it on accessories - we all know someone who wears too much jewellery, and with the sheer amount of rings on their fingers or bangles on their wrists - you can hear them before you see them. Keep it simple – less is more.

Testimonials

Toronto Image Consultant

Why work with an Image Consultant in Toronto?

There’s no right or wrong reason to work with an Image Consultant — I have clients who want to turn heads every time they enter a room, and break ankles when they’re walking down the sidewalk; some people want to command attention, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Likewise, I have clients at the opposite end of the spectrum, who just want to be seen for the first time and need a fresh look.

As a certified image consultant in Toronto since 2007, I’ve seen some tremendous results with my clients, and what I’ve always found to be fascinating is their different backgrounds, needs, and how their lives change after we work together. Some clients need more assistance than others, but there’s no shame in needing help because everyone deserves to feel beautiful on the inside and out.

Enhancing your image is absolutely something that can be learned with the right guidance from a creative, experienced and objective professional. The goal of my services is to give clients a path forward, so that they can make these decisions for themselves in the future.

What I always strive to achieve is not simply to dress you up to look your best, but to find the look that truly represents who you are. You should look great but also be confident and comfortable with your look.


Is a Toronto Image Consultant right for me?

My objective as your Image Consultant is first and foremost to enhance your presence, communication, confidence and natural beauty. But there are additional benefits too. While some people might view an Image Consultant as an additional cost, the time that’s saved by working with me, and the purchases you avoid by using my knowledge of your right colours and styles will not only lead to savings, but they’ll prevent future headaches and reduce the amount of time you spend in front of the mirror in the morning.

If you struggle with your image, and desire to be more confident in your daily life, I can help instill this confidence. Buying an outfit is a one-time purchase, but the knowledge you’ll gain from our session will last a lifetime.


How exactly do I save time and money?

Take a look at your closet. Count the number of items you wear; vs. the ones you don’t wear or have worn only once or twice. With the right guidance from a certified image consultant, you’ll stop wasting money on clothes that you neglect or seldom wear. You will also shop with confidence and not be misled by sales people working on commission.

Most of us only wear about 20% of our wardrobe. After working with you, that number will go up to at least 90%. As far as the worth of your personal time, that’s for you to determine. But you’ll have more time to spend with your family and friends and engage in activities or hobbies — and I believe that’s invaluable!

Plus, the confidence that comes with knowing that your style has been enhanced by a professional. It’s hard to quantify what that’s worth, but it’s certainly worth something.


Why work with me?

My academic training led me to want to help people become the best that they can be. I achieved a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work, and while counselling clients I became aware of how our appearance affects how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived. This clinical knowledge has equipped me with the skills to make a difference. When this occurs, we feel great, our self-esteem is elevated, and we progress to places we could not have imagined.

As an example, a bright, hard-working employee may not be recognized for their hard work due to their unprofessional appearance; it’s a shame that something as simple as appearance could prevent one from a promotion or from reaching their potential, and yet these things happen all the time in the business world.

You have the right to be happy and to enjoy the opportunities that life has to offer. These opportunities, unfortunately, are not always distributed to the people who have earned them justly, thus it’s important to give yourself every advantage possible.

An individual with confidence, presence and who is well dressed will naturally command the attention of others. They’ll be listened to and taken more seriously than even a superior performing colleague who’s poorly groomed. That’s not to make light of personal achievements, rather to note that by having a professional image and presence, your bosses and colleagues are more likely to notice you and appreciate your ideas.

As human beings, this is the way most of us are wired. We like to look at nice images. It’s not always fair, but often it’s the reality we live in. Since we can’t change this, why not take the lead and learn how to enhance your image to its’ fullest?

We’ve all heard how important first impressions are, and it’s absolutely true — there’s a lot of research to support this. First impressions are made within a few seconds, and you only get one chance to make a great first impression. By working with me, we’ll make sure that all of your first impressions leave a lasting and permanent image.


What does an Image Consultant do?

Since I’ve always had an eye for detail and creativity in my DNA, I decided to take the courses and exams to become a Certified Image Consultant (CIC). These were achieved through the Association of Image Consultants International (aIci.org) and the International Image Institute. My goals are the same as they were as a Social Worker — to teach people to be the best that they can be to reach their goals and feel good about themselves.

To become a certified image consultant, I studied the theory and practise of personal services such as the Colour Analysis, Body/Style Analysis, how to do a Wardrobe Audit and Personal Shopping. Other important studies included social and professional etiquette and dining skills. I also studied the positive impact of appropriate social and business behaviour and effective communication.

Image is about more than just your look — and we’re all judged by more than just our appearance. Your image begins with a first impression but extends to your behavior and etiquette. Our image sets the table, but in order to create a truly positive image, our behavior and etiquette must be in line with our look. An Image consultant can give you the complete package.


Who benefits from Image Consultant services?

People of all ages benefit from Image Consulting, because who doesn’t want to look and feel their best? My youngest client was 16 and my oldest client was 89. Both of them had the same goals — to feel empowered and to be able to create an appearance that would enhance their natural beauty.

Here are some of the types of individuals with whom I have worked:

  • Business Savvy - “I want to understand business protocol and be aware of the expectations in the business world.”
  • Style Knowledge - “I want to learn about the styles and colours that work best for me.”
  • Weight - “I want to learn how to strategically dress my body to enhance my best features and take attention away from the least.”
  • Returning to the Workplace - “Times have changed — I want to fit in with my image and workplace protocol.”
  • Declutter - “I want to walk into a streamlined, uncluttered closet and have outfits that I can mix and match easily.”
  • Wallflowers — “I feel overlooked and sometimes invisible.”
  • Business Professionals — “I’m good at what I do, but to climb the ladder in my company I need to improve my presence.”
  • Newly Single — “After a 10 year marriage I’m back in the dating scene and feel a bit lost! I’d like to refresh my wardrobe and appearance. I want to find someone special.”
  • Confident Diner - “I want to be able to dine with confidence in both social and professional settings.”
  • Body Language - “I want to learn more about body language and how I am perceived.”
  • Feel Proud - “I want to feel whole again — proud of who I am and how I look.”
  • Shop Smart - “I want to stop wasting money on impulse purchases, sales and constant disappointment.”
Hire Me

Contact me to set up a time to chat. I would love to hear about your thoughts and needs which will give me the chance to discuss how we can work together to create a more beautiful and confident you!

 

During COVID-19, I am Pleased to offer Virtual Services and Webinars

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