style & personal brand coach
lisa maria pippus
bringing strengths to life thru wardrobe
HOW I BEGAN MY PERSONAL STYLING JOURNEY
Fashion studies and work in Canada and Italy introduced me to the magical expressive side of style and craftsmanship. But I also experienced the damage when your own body image, beauty and inspiration get submerged under fashion imagery and your inner critic rears its ugly head. In Milan, my fashion accessories were published in Vogue, Donna, Lei and sold in high end boutiques. Here I could observe how certain editors and owners skilfully translated current fashion into authentic visual communication. While others disappeared, overpowered by their clothing colors and fabrics. This was the power of wardrobe as a tool to express strengths and vision.
EXECUTIVE STYLE CONSULTING FOR CORPORATE CLIENTS
Later in Berlin, I moved into corporate presentation training, empowering clients with a powerful verbal message the audience listened to and valued. Through my Toastmasters Leadership and Communication training and my own observations I came to see that communication was most effective when the visual and verbal were aligned. If a client didn't dress to express their unique brand of expertise, impact and credibility were seriously undermined. From my English teaching years I knew that grammar was a strategic, structured means to language fluency. So I became determined to empower women with all the steps they needed to acquire style fluency skills. I had found my true calling: empowering women by sharing the two worlds I was fluent in: style and communication.
PERSONAL BRANDING FOR WOMEN OVER 40
After image consulting training in London and Amsterdam I set up my atelier in Berlin. Over the past 15 years I have been worked with clients in Berlin, Europe and through my online classes, around the globe. I believe in the learning foundational style skills and in taking risks to become more of who you were meant to be. But compassion and encouragement to ensure your creativity flourishes and your confidence blossoms. Because the purpose of my style work is to free, strengthen, energize and inspire you thru a transformational journey to style fluency. And more effective communication: being seen, listened to and valued.