How 3 ladies in distress convinced me to create training courses for image consultants
Hundreds of years ago, when I was still offering personal colour consultations and long before I’d even thought about going into training, 3 ladies all rang me in the same month to ask for my help.
They had all trained as image consultants with other companies but they weren’t making any money.
They wanted to know what exactly I was doing, how I was getting regular customers, and why my diary was booked up so far ahead.
I invited each of them to my home for a private chat to see how I could help.
Funnily enough, each one arrived with a box of drapes and asked me the exact same question, “What the flip do I do with these?”
If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make me extremely grumpy…
… it’s hearing about training companies that take your hard-earned and teach you to sell make-up or scarves, etc., when what they should have done was show you exactly how to use the drapes, how to run a colour consultation, AND how to find clients!
So, because of these 3 ladies in distress, I combined two of my absolute favourite subjects –
- colour analysis
- PLUS my ‘Stuff the system. Put the Client First’ teaching approach
– and started training image consultants not only in the core skills of colour analysis and personal style, but also how to easily get a quick return on your training investment and be in profit as soon as is humanly possible.
Several ladies who have trained with me have done exactly that in under 3 weeks…
I kid you not!
I can help you do the same
Each one of my professional-level training courses comes with 3 months’ personal email support from me.
But with Colour Analysis Training, you get SIX months’ personal email support – because colour is the cornerstone, the foundation to any successful image business.
However, you need to know up front…
My training will never give you a script or checklist to follow because when it comes to human beings, you cannot drop 8 billion people into neat little boxes just to make your job easier!
Our work is far too important!
I sent this article out in a newsletter 3 July 2023, and Suzie replied,
“Kim, My goodness, your email has made me emotional – in a very good way!
“It made me think back to all those years ago (must be almost 18 as Charlie is almost 19!!!) when I was floundering around, working with the odd client but not feeling like I was giving them anywhere near the high level experience I wanted to.
“I knew I wanted to learn about colour, I also knew I didn’t want to offer generic advice to my clients – but just didn’t know where or who to turn to….
“and then as if my magic, one day you popped up in a google search.
“I watched a video of yours, read a few lines from your website and instantly knew you were exactly what I was looking for.
“I had not one penny to put towards your training, but you filled me with confidence and I went on a mission to earn the required investment and didn’t stop until I got there.
“Little did I know that you’d open up a whole new world to me and enable me to have a highly profitable business that I absolutely live and breathe for.
“I still wake up feeling like the luckiest girl in the world, I get to show my clients how flippin’ fantastic they are and love every moment of it.
“Aside from that, my work has meant that I could keep our wonderful home after my marriage ended and afford to bring up my son alone. I will always be so immensely grateful to you for that.
“Thank you Kim Bolsover, you will forever be one of my most treasured humans. You helped me immeasurably and I love you for it. Love to Neil too. xxx”
Style Heaven, Cambridge, UK
PS. Suzie is the star of my online training course Personal Shopping & Wardrobe and I totally recommend her to you.
As you may already know, I can’t stand personal shopping and, after being asked to sort out a client’s knicker drawer, I totally refuse ever again to do a wardrobe weedout in person!
But Suzie is an absolute expert in both.
She knows her stuff – shape, style, colour, etc., – and she actually enjoys personal shopping and wardrobe.
So I invited her to give me some pointers for the live training course that I had foolishly promised to create.
We spent hours on the phone and I took several hundred pages of notes.
Finally, I decided it would be much easier if Suzie joined me in person to help run the live training course that we then videoed.
Now you get the benefit of a true professional’s expert advice and help with step-by-step plans to help your client manage her wardrobe and for personal shopping trips too.