Conselle Educational Training FAQs
I have a good eye for color, have read all the fashion books, and friends always want me to help them with their clothes. Why would I want to take your training course or get certification?
If you’re serious about an image consulting career, you want to make sure you really do know all you need to know to benefit your clients and to succeed long term. You may have a good eye for color, but what about style lines and shape, fabric and texture, and pattern as they relate to a persons values, personality, body build, and personal coloring, lifestyle and personal style, roles and goals?
You may have read a lot of books on fashion and image, but were they the best books, including peer-reviewed textbooks? Many trade books and self-published books contradict one another. How do you know what works, what doesn’t, and why? You need proven, reliable client materials, forms, and tools—and you don’t want to start from scratch.
With Conselle’s Educational-Training in Image Management, you’ll jumpstart your career, walking away with everything you need to succeed in the image business. With Certification, you’ll earn credibility with potential clients. You’ll have a continuing support system through Conselle affiliation. Conselle is prepared to become your partner in success.
What should I look for when deciding where to study image consulting?
2) Find out how many years they worked in private practice before beginning to train others. For career education, you want lead instructors with at least ten years experience in private practice before claiming readiness to train or teach others. (Minimal programs in wardrobe styling and makeup artistry may be exceptions.)
3) Protect yourself from false advertising. Students have paid fees to supposedly accredited trainers. Only college and universities are accredited by the State. FIT image consulting courses are “not for credit.” AICI does not provide accreditation. A “Diploma” implies credit where there is none.
4) Never fall for the idea that whoever charges the highest fees must be the best. The highest fees do not guarantee a high quality education or training.
5) Find out what qualifies you to receive a “Certificate” or “Certification.” How do you earn that “Certification?” Recognize the added value in certification for competence as compared to certification for mere attendance.
What can I expect to earn as an image consultant?
With tween and teen-age children, image consultants often increase their business hours, delighted with earnings of $20,000 to $40,000 annually. By the time they have an empty nest, they sprout wings and fly—the sky is the limit. Full-time image consultants at any age can achieve earnings of $60,000 and upwards into six figures. Image consulting is a real career that demands real work for real rewards!
How long before I can be making a good income from image consulting?
Where do we stay and what about meals during the Educational-Training?
We book your hotel reservation, as well as the shuttle to and from the Salt Lake City Airport. The hotel shuttle brings you to the Conselle Learning Center each morning and Conselle staff returns you to the hotel in the evening. Conselle serves luncheon week-days and hosts two special dinner meals. Several nights a week we all go to dinner together, brainstorming company names or just enjoying relaxed conversation and bonding as a support group. For more details, contact Conselle.
What should I bring with me?
Participants who have gotten rid of clothes before coming always wish they hadn’t. We can ship home the full quantity of your consultant materials, but it can be smart to bring an empty second suitcase with you (not a duffle bag) if you want to avoid shipping—this may be particularly smart for international students concerned about shipping.
How does your program connect with current fashion trends and styles?
You will get in-store involvement with current fashion trends, evaluating design quality, practicality, and application to real life. You will identify current fashion trends authentic to your own personal style, appropriate for your lifestyle, attractive on your body, and affordable within your income—you may even buy something trendy or fashion forward to begin your own demonstration wardrobe.
Are there additional costs or fees not included in the Educational-Training tuition?
Conselle’s tuition represents excellent value for the money and there are no hidden costs. You will be responsible for shipping charges of your materials filebox home if you choose, postage in submitting your assignments to Conselle, and we will cover the cost of return postage within the U.S. (International students will need to allow for shipping charges of materials back to them).
Do I have to take a test or exam?
These many activities will serve much like ongoing tests, with ongoing opportunity for improvement. As take-home assignments, you are invited to submit all workbook exercises, review quizzes, and to complete a portfolio illustrating basic concepts taught during the session. This is a professional endeavor and clearly requires commitment. All will be evaluated and returned to you with comments regarding the accuracy and quality of your work.
Students report an “enjoyment factor” associated with completion. Completion generates Certification, a feeling of pride and achievement at having demonstrated basic knowledge, and confidence for working with future clients.
How many people succeed in their image business?
As emphasized in Conselle’s e-mail brochure and on the first day of class, you must master the technical and professional development information before you break into business in a big way. You won’t make it if you get the momentum going but have nothing to offer.
“Get ready, Get set, then Go!” certainly applies to success in any business. If you start small and grow your business steadily you are more likely to succeed. Other factors can influence your success. Good health is essential. Here, the flexibility of the business becomes an obvious benefit, allowing you time to recover from illness or surgery. Family good will and support is needed. Family comes first. Strive for a balanced lifestyle and your business is more likely to thrive. If you want to talk more about this, contact Conselle and let’s talk.