Personal Consultation – Work with Sylvie and her Team Sylvie di Giusto
LET’S MAKE SOME MAGIC HAPPEN
While you still will feel “yourself”, you’ll meet a new version of YOU during this 2-day initial consultation and makeover session.
“Sylvie is incredibly professional and insightful and offers suggestions that are unique to the individual but in keeping with the gold standard for professional life. This is an incredibly worthwhile investment for any individual or for a corporation looking to invest in key talent.” Denise Dick, Vice President at Pall Corporation
YOUR IMAGE IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS. IT’S WHAT PEOPLE SAY BEHIND YOUR BACK.
Sure, you can just sit back and hope it’s something great.
However, over the years I’ve learned it’s better to craft the way others are going to perceive you,
rather than to sit back and hope it’s going to be great.
By booking this service, you join the most successful people who are continually looking for ways to improve their personal and professional image. Together with my team I provide this high quality image consulting service in a timely and cost-effective manner. As a result, I believe in making the process simple yet effective. Therefore, this service requires that you first complete an online image assessment, which is a comprehensive questionnaire designed to help you uncover your strengths and weaknesses in the areas of your appearance, behavior, communication and digital footprint.
The conclusions from this assessment will result in hand-picked and personalized recommendations which form the basis for the personal session with me. Afterwards, my team of hair stylists, make up artists and photographers, who value the same high standards of quality, will bring your professional goals and image aspirations into reality. What you’ll take with you is not only a boost of self-confidence, you’ll also get a professional makeup and hairstyling service as well as all of your pictures in a digital high quality format.
You can receive life long access to a comprehensive online program featuring the most relevant parts of your consultation and offering additional tips and tricks, checklists and regular updates. Last but not least, there is the option to invest in yourself on a long-term base and add monthly meetings or calls and a virtual closet for half a year to your consultation. You’ll also receive access to a private community where you can ask questions and support each other throughout your journey of becoming the leader you deserve to be.
Did you ever ask yourself…
What story does my image tell the world?
What first impression do I make on others?
Do I use my assets to their ultimate possibilities?
Do I represent myself and my company in the best possible way?
Does my visual image hold me back from the many opportunities I might have?
Do I take enough care of myself and invest regularly in myself?
Does my appearance really make a difference?
But here is how you should feel every single day…
You should have an expert in your personal and professional life, who tells you the truth, understands your challenges and guides you through your transformation.
You should feel excited every time you see yourself in the mirror, on pictures, on stage or just in your imagination, and enjoy the compliments you’ll receive from others.
You should be excited about the money, the time and the effort you save in the future. There are other places you’ll be able to invest it.
You should feel and speak confidently about yourself, and love yourself just a little bit more than everybody else does.
Some of the consequences, if you don’t invest in your professional image.
Distraction from your hard work, your knowledge, your experience and your talents.
Missed opportunities for promotions, job offers or sales opportunities with clients.
Limited performance since your image also affects your own psychological approach to work.
Tense relationships with your employer in particular if a professional image is critical to them.
Disrespect from others because they think you don’t deserve to be in this role.
Some of the most common mistakes that I see all the time.
Not knowing what others think about you and trying to build a reputation from this impossible position.
Forgetting about investing in yourself although you are the most important person in your life.
Wasting money, time and efforts by endlessly trying to figure out a style, a brand, a story to tell without knowing the personal and professional requirements.
Constantly finding excuses like money, time, weather, location, audiences etc. for not appearing, behaving and communicating in your best possible version.
HERE IS A STEP-BY-STEP BREAKDOWN OF HOW IT’S GOING TO WORK
STEP 1 – ADD THE SERVICE TO YOUR SHOPPING CART
You are serious about your professional image. And so are we. Therefore we ask all clients to pay in advance. During an easy and safe checkout process you can choose to pay with your Paypal account or any major credit card. No cash or checks will be accepted.
STEP 2 – RECEIVE AN E-MAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS
You’ll immediately receive an e-mail with your order confirmation, a digital receipt (don’t forget this is a tax deductible service), and all further instructions how to access and complete your online assessment. This includes a personal username and password to access the assessment online.
STEP 3 – ANSWER THE QUESTIONNAIRE ONLINE
Take your time to answer the approx. 200 questions within the online image assessment. It includes questions about your appearance, behavior, communication and digital footprint. You’ll also go on a virtual shopping tour, or upload specific pictures for me. The more information you share and the better you prepare me, the better I can serve you.
STEP 4 – SCHEDULE A DATE
You’ll receive access to my online schedule and can easily pick a date for our first meeting. To coordinate the second date that includes a makeup artist, hairdresser and photographer we will communicate via e-mail. Please, keep in mind: you are busy, and so am I. Make sure to plan ahead and book your appointment within 3 months of purchasing this service.
STEP 5 – LET’S MEET, JUST YOU AND I
We’ll meet in person and discuss what I’ve discovered about you and your image within the online image assessment. Let’s talk about what you should keep on doing, or what you could do better. You’ll receive some great tips and helpful tools, and you’ll leave with a fantastic image boost and more self-confidence.
STEP 6 – WE MIGHT NEED TO DO SOME SHOPPING
This service is not only about “talking”, it’s about “doing it”. You have a big day ahead, and we will get you ready for your photo shoot. If your current wardrobe doesn’t represent your strengths in the best possible way, we will head out and find the perfect pieces for you. We might end up in a NYC department store, or at a tailor for custom clothing. It all depends on your specific requirements.
STEP 7 – MEET MY TEAM OF EXPERTS
The next day is THE day. Everything you’ve learned about yourself and the powerful image you can project to the outside world will become real. You’ll meet my professional team of hair stylists and make up artists. They will treat you like a queen (or, king) and make sure you look picture perfect.
STEP 8 – YOU LOOK “PICTURE PERFECT”. LET’S DO IT!
You’ll meet my excellent professional photographer, who will reveal your personality, your strengths and your product – yourself – in your best light. It’s more than just a shot of your head – it’s a story we create for you. Best of all, you’ll receive ALL files in a digital format.
ADD ON - 5 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM
You will hear so much about you and your image. Chances are high you forget some important things. Therefore I offer my clients access to a 5 week interactive online transformation program. The program contains all the information discussed, and so much more. Helpful checklists, cheat sheets, personalized recommendations and many free bonuses will be yours.
ADD ON - 3 MONTHS OF COACHING
Want to move forward after your initial consultation? I’ll make sure you stay on track and constantly improve with a monthly in-person or virtual check-in. Also, why bother with shopping, if someone else can do it for you? You’ll receive access to your own personal online closet, which I will fill every month with recommendations just for you.
“Sylvie di Giusto is the real deal. Many may call themselves “style consultants” or “Image consultants.” She packages people as the leaders they are and want to be. She does it with focus and grace. I am honored to have been her canvas.”
“The experience of working with Sylvie surpassed my expectations and her toolkit provided a wealth of knowledge with a sense of accomplishment that was achieved through a conversation, making the results sticky, permanent and self-reinforcing.”
You will spend the first day exclusively with Sylvie, who will meet you in New York City; either in your home, your Hotel, a Studio or any place that offers some kind of privacy.
During the morning you will analyze the results of your online image assessment. You’ll better understand why people judge you in a specific way, and create an action plan “of” what to change in order to be perceived in your preferred way.
During the second half of the day you might head out: For some clients a visit at a tailor is required, others need to do some shopping. With other clients we stay and work on the way they present themselves on the web. Each client is unique, and so are the challenges.
On the second day you are going to meet the rest of Sylvie’s team. We’ll start with a professional hair dresser/groomer who will help us to accentuate your best facial features. A professional Makeup artist will teach and prepare you also for your big shoot. One of the most talented photographers in this city will take you on a visual journey taking pictures of you in natural day light at some of the most iconic places in New York.
During your initial consultation you WILL NOT…
You will not work with someone who counts minutes or hours. While Sylvie is aware that other consultants charge based on an hourly fee, for her there is only one thing that counts: Results. Will the first day take 3 hours to get your desired results. Maybe? Will it take 10 hours? That’s fine too. Sylvie won’t let you go before you aren’t absolutely happy, and that’s why she needs you to block an entire day in your busy calendar too.
You will not be called an apple or pear shape, and you won’t be draped with color scarves around your shoulders. While it’s important to understand what flatters you and what not, Sylvie uses a modern and up-to-date technique to teach you just that.
You won’t receive simple “how to look younger, thinner, or more fashionable” advice. Sylvie is an expert in Executive Branding and therefore only works with people in the corporate world or in the public eye. It’s what she does best. So if your are looking for just a fun shopping tour through New York with your girl friends, she might not be the right fit for you.
I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING…
That’s great. I’m going to do that when I have more money,
when I’m not so busy, when someone else might help me with this.
But here is the truth. The way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you is probably not getting better. It’s likely getting worse. So if you truly believe in yourself and want to represent yourself in the best possible way, meet me and my team. Let’s get started on the exciting journey of reaching your highest image potential.
“For years I have known exactly the look I wanted to create, but I just wasn’t getting there. Enter Sylvie! First and foremost, she is a kind, lovely person who is sensitive to your needs during the process. Her system and expertise is rock-solid and from our initial conversation, I knew I was in good hands.”
“I saw some amazing sights in New York and had an experience to remember, but to be honest…my time with Sylvie was the most memorable and a real highlight of my trip. Her advice and guidance had made a tremendous difference and I look forward to engaging her services again in the future.”
“After you’ve landed the job the dressing part and how you present yourself remains important, and that’s where brilliant Sylvie comes in and definitely helps you build your image accordingly so you can stand with confidence and in an appropriate manner.”
Service must be paid in advance via the online payment form. I accept PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. Please do not send cash or checks through the mail, I do not accept cash or check payments for or during the consultation.
Paypal offers a secure and convenient payment system. However, you do not need a PayPal account. You will also be able to pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. Or, you simply log in to your existing PayPal account. All PayPal orders are subject to credit card authorization and verification with the credit card holder and issuing bank.
No, I do not offer any discounts. My goal is to make high-quality consultations available at the best price, and to treat every customer equally. There’s no guessing or uncertainty around what you’re buying and how much it costs.
You’ll have to pay for your hairdresser appointment (I cannot calculate this into my packages since the requirements of each client are so different. Some clients only need to be styled, some require colorations ranging from single to double process etc.). Although I live and work in New York, I have access to high quality yet affordable hairdresser services. You’ll pay anything between approx. $90 to $200. It’s up to you if you’d like to add a tip for them. In addition, you’ll have to pay for clothes that we might purchase while shopping for you.
No your costs to come and stay in New York are not included in my services. You’ll have to add airfare, hotel and meals. However, I often go out with my clients to celebrate their huge success and will make sure you receive an unforgettable red carpet service during your stay.
I work with a variety of clients and your wealth status isn’t really important to me. What counts is that you are willing to invest in yourself. I just help you to look and feel your best. By all means, we can reach this goal on many different budget levels.
Time is one of my most valuable resources. If you have to cancel an appointment, please immediately call me and send a written cancellation note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Any cancellations less than 72 hours of the appointment will incur a 50% cancellation fee. You shall book your appointment within 3 months after purchasing. If you are not able to schedule your appointment within 3 months you’ll receive a gift certificate with the same value redeemable for any of my services then offered on our website. There are no refunds possible.
Consultations usually happen in your home or Hotel. A space that provides some kind of privacy is required. We will talk about very personal topics and I prefer not to have those conversations in public, e.g. in a restaurant.
Yes. You can either reach out to me and ask if I’m near you during the next months, because my speaking engagements often bring me to the most wonderful places. Or, you can sign up for my e-learning program at www.howtoimpress.com. It also offers options to meet with me virtually.
Yes. If you want me come to your home town we can coordinate your consultation there. However, you’ll have to cover my airfare and hotel costs. Or, please reach out to me to ask f I’m near you during the next months, because my speaking engagements often bring me to the most wonderful places.
If you travel to New York you can stay wherever you prefer. I live and work in Downtown Manhattan close to Wall Street, in case you want to choose a Hotel close to me. However, I can come and join you anywhere in the city.
It depends on your specific needs. However, the average consultations take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours per day. I highly encourage you to take off the entire day for your consultation to make sure we have enough time and can spend it effectively.
You’ll receive immediate access to an online image assessment on my website. This questionnaire has three parts and includes a series of questions regarding your body image, style preferences, career and lifestyle goals. It will take you around 2 hours to answer all of them. I’ll need the results of this questionnaire at least 72 hours prior to our appointment in order to prepare your customized consultation.
It’s important for me, and even more for you, to take you through a transformation. I’ve offered simple consultations without the makeover service in the past and experienced in many cases that clients – once left alone – do not have the time or courage to go through the entire transformation. Most of them came back to set up another meeting. Therefore, I’ve decided to the advantage of my clients to not offer a simple consultation that will be limited on theoretical advice alone.
I work with a team of different providers. Each of my clients is different and so are their requirements. That’s why I’ll connect you with the best possible fit. Unlike other image consultants I do not take provision from any provider and therefore have the freedom to choose whoever is best for you.
I shop at a variety of department stores, specialty stores, tailors and boutiques. It’s dictated by your personal style choices, your individual professional goals and your budget. However, unlike other image consultants I do not take provisions from anyone and therefore have the freedom to bring you wherever it is best for you.
Yes. In a perfect case I’d see every single piece in your closet. But it isn’t always perfect, right? If it isn’t possible for me to see your closet, we can definitely make other arrangements. For example, I usually ask clients to bring 4 different outfits they have to put together to their consultation.
I never overrule your personal preferences, instead I help you to discover your hidden potential and your true self. I might recommend an adjustment, simply based on the specific requirements of your industry, profession or career goals. However, have no fear. You’ll look different, but you will still be yourself.
I work with Professionals only. Executives in the corporate world, business owners, politicians, professional speakers are usually my clients. If you are an individual looking for a fun shopping tour without any specific career background and goals, I might not be your best partner to work with.
Each of my clients is unique. Your visual changes will happen immediately during the makeover session. Other changes – This depends upon your needs and your individual experience with an image consultant. Often, visual changes are immediate. Other changes, such as confidence level and communication skills, sometimes take more time.
As soon as you book your service you’ll receive access to my online calendar. You’ll immediately be able to pick your first appointment at the next opening that fits into my and your schedule. However, I’d recommend to plan at least 2 or 3 weeks in advance.
Your image is like a puzzle, which includes your appearance, your behavior, your communication skills and your digital footprint. While your appearance is very important and therefore the ﬁrst area we will work on, we will also analyze and work on the other areas.
I wish I could. No. Maybe I don’t wish that. Next to my professional life I have the great pleasure to raise two wonderful children. And while I have worked on weekends, nights and holidays in the past, I made it my commitment to invest this time in them and not my business. If you have ever raised children in your life, I know you’ll understand. I promise you we will find another day to work with each other.