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Confidence your way!

April 30, 2016
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Confidence through Style

Do you know people who are lacking in confidence? Would you like to improve your own confidence?

The feeling of confidence can be an elusive one… confidence means different things to different people. I can have confidence in my friends which means I trust them. If a document or medical information is confidential then only trusted people are allowed to see it.

When we say a person has confidence we think they exude some magical quality or other that allows them to stand up and be seen without fear. But I believe that magical quality is trust in themselves and THAT is something that can be developed.

Thinking of confidence as trust in yourself might seem a too easy or maybe too hard. It does make you think though… if confidence is simply trusting yourself then there may be a way to develop that trust.

Now don’t mistake confidence for dutch courage or bravado – though you will appear confident unfortunately when the pardon the term – “shit hits the fan” then you fall apart!

I’ve been there in the bravado stage myself. I didn’t realize it though 🙂 and since I’m rebuilt my true self-confidence I’ve figured out one of the biggest steps to confidence.

Know you are not alone

Everyone is unique and has their own take on things.

Now, for a long time I believed that my nearest and dearest should understand me and support me doing all the unique things I do like singing jazz music and chanting when I meditate 🙂 The problem was, they really didn’t understand and though they supported me from time to time, it wasn’t consistent.

So, I had to find a new clan of people who so understand. To find them I had to be brave. I had to own my heart’s desires. Instead of saying “I do some singing” – I would say “I’m a jazz singer and I’m hoping to sing more for events”.

When I do workshops I manage to get a group together with something in common – that could be a love of style or even singing (my other speciality). Maybe you could come to a workshop or sign up for a class in anything you would love – pottery or painting, horse-riding or creative writing. Go! Meet new people and find your clan for all the things you love to do.

There are people just like you who have a similar take on life or music or even spirituality. Once you find those people your confidence will soar! You are not alone!

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Too much black in my wardrobe!

February 18, 2016
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Michelle Fletcher“I enjoyed every minute of the Personal Style Coaching with Aideen.  The hardest part was to not sort my wardrobe before Aideen came to my house for Step 1 (consultation) of a very interesting, fun and changing process.  She really took time to get to know me as a person, my likes and dislikes and coached me in a gentle but no messing approach – apparently I have too much black in my wardrobe!  I was dreading Step 2 (a shopping trip) as I am not a natural shopper and generally don’t do the trying things on. But we had a fantastic time and I learnt so much and have even bought some non-black clothes since. I couldn’t recommend Aideen high enough and wish her huge success with her business.”  Michelle Fletcher – Business Owner (Social Singles, Wexford) & single mum to 2 girls
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How to boost your creativity with Danielle Serpico

August 28, 2015
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How many of you have a hidden talent or passion that you haven’t expressed in a long time??

For me, I always wanted to sing but thought deep down that it wasn’t possible or practical so I didn’t pursue it all for long periods of time. Deep inside I felt it. It was like a hole in my heart and a pain that I couldn’t face. It took me a long time and a lot of soul-searching to finally change my own mindset so that I could really go for it and I’m gigging regularly now.

So, when I heard Danielle Serpico’s story it really struck a chord with me… she spoke at a conference that I was speaking at and explained how she rediscovered her art almost 20 years after going into the restaurant business after attending art college. Danielle is a life and mind coach now and she has written a book called The Blackbelt Mastermind that explains how to have a fighter mindset in life.

I love Danielle’s story  – it is pure inspiration! In my interview you will find out more about Danielle’s journey plus her top tips on how to use visualisation techniques to get your mind working FOR your own creativity instead of against it.

 

Painting by Danielle Serpico

Painting by Danielle Serpico

Painting by Danielle Serpico

Painting by Danielle Serpico

 

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Stylist or Image Consultant?

July 8, 2015
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Which is better?

If you are doing a photo shoot then a stylist may be the best person to have on board. A stylist is an artist, someone who is looking at the overall picture to co-ordinate the clothes and accessories and will create a unique “look” for a photo, a particular event or for a TV appearance.

Stylist – a person whose job is to arrange and coordinate food, clothes, etc. in a stylish and attractive way in photographs or films. (Google definition)

However, if an image consultant has a more personal approach and the goal is not to merely create one look but instead to bring out the best overall look for an individual. So, an image consultant will first do a consultation with you to find out about you – your personality, your lifestyle, your colouring and body shape. Then, based on that, your image consultant will teach you the principles of good style in relation to just you. This allows you to make better choices when shopping and creating your own look in the future.

Image Consultant – a person or company hired to advise on improved public presentation or impression, esp. in media and public relations; also, such a person or company hired to assist someone in personal appearance or style. (Dictionary.reference.com)

Both a Stylist and an Image Consultant take their clients personal shopping however an image consultant would be likely to do a Style & Presentation Consultation with you first to teach you what colours, styles, fabrics and accessories you should look for.

If you’re interested expressing the authentic you though your own unique personal style then image consulting is perfect for you. My goal is to help you to reveal the REAL you so that you express your authentic self in the way you present yourself in the world through a holistic, intuitive approach.

To find out more just click HERE.

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Group Style Workshops

May 1, 2015
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Group Style Workshops

“Thank you, Aideen, for all your helpful advice. You are very approachable and I found it very empowering. I’m excited about putting all your advice into practice.” Ber Fawsitt, Cork

group of four happy young adult women out of shopping with colored bags

This is for you if you want to:

  • Enjoy a fun workshop with your friends or workmates
  • See what really suits you
  • Boost your confidence
  • Save time and money shopping

 

 

Covers:

  • Choose colours that suit your life, your personality and your colouring
  • Secrets to enhancing your body shape through fabric, colour and accessories
  • Express your personality through what you wear
  • Tips on make-up
  • How to Feng Shui your wardrobe and your style
  • Learn about body language and good posture

Every style workshop is different… your workshop is an interactive experience that is tailored to the needs of the group.

“The workshop was really helpful in balancing my colours, personality and self-expression with mini-tweaks and simply using what I already have effectively. I am so excited about what to wear in the upcoming weeks.” Sile Walsh, Cork

Call me on 089-9829914 or email [email protected] for info

 

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