The Cambridge dictionary defines self-expression as “expression of one’s personality, emotions, or ideas, especially through art, music, or acting”.
In exchange, personal style is best explained through the names of some the world famous style icons – some still known today, some forgotten, such as Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O., Jane Birkin or Twiggy, replaced today by a large league of brave and independent fashionistas.
Coaching on Self-Expression and Personal Style is about helping you find your voice, loving it and expressing your personal and professional strengths – physical, emotional, intellectual and vocational, with confidence.
At the end of this program you will know more about the following:
I. Narrate and fine-tune your own “story” (Identity)
II. Understand what others may see as your strengths and how you would like to be perceived in the future (Self-expression, Image and Personal style)
III. Discover what you can do to increase your rate of success as a candidate or as a speaker (Presentation skills)
We would have a brief conversation to clarify your objectives and expectations from the self-expression and personal style coaching program. What would you like to be different in your life in this respect? How would you know the program was successful? The discovery session usually lasts between 1 and 1 1/2h.
This part of the program is built around the idea of personal identity, i.e. how would you and the people closest to you remember you? And how would you like to be, and to be perceived? What do you need to get there? We would have a number of conversations about this topic, as well as about your interests, inner motivation, personal and professional values, and aspirations. The number of coaching sessions may vary, with an average of 2 sessions.
We will look at your communication style, with individuals and in groups, from different perspectives, starting from your mindset and journeying further towards the ways your usually express yourself and how could you improve on your communication skills. The way we present ourselves, including the way we dress, is also part of our self-expression and personal image. We will also approach here, if needed, the topic of networking and building a reputation. We would need in average 3 sessions for this part of the coaching program.
For the final part of the program we will look at the way in which your created identity and your personal and professional image are reflected in your everyday life and, if needed, we will put them in the context of your future development plans. Besides our usual coaching conversations and powerful questions, we will role-play real life situations and work on improving your presentation and interviewing skills. In the complete program, this part is covered in average in 2 - 3 coaching sessions, depending on the client's objectives.
Self-Expression and Personal Style Coaching Program usually takes between 2-3 months for steps 1 to 3, and 3-5 months for the complete program (steps 1 to 4). Coaching sessions are 45′ long and may take place face-to-face, on the phone and, ideally in virtual calls for the role-plays.