Nice To Meet You!
I'm Michele Charles Gustafson.
Just call me MCG.
I activate CONFIDENCE.
I use my one-of-a-kind mix of expertise in strategic marketing, image consulting and success coaching with my own journey through depression to help my roster of local and international clients connect how they see themselves in the mirror, to a new confidence mindset that transforms their relationships, careers, businesses, families and communities.
As as an award-winning international Certified Image Consultant and Certified Master Life Coach, I am passionate about teaching my clients and communities that authentic "style" is actually a reflection of who you are becoming as a person and to commit to mastering the psychology of Enclothed Cognition using "fashion" as a tool to spark new self-belief that triggers the motivation to build a total image reputation aimed at connecting and attracting the right people for your purpose and goals.
I prepare my clients for SUCCESS.
I've helped thousands of individuals make life-changing shifts to their image, style and confidence over my almost 25 year award-winning, multi-six figure entrepreneurial career.
I teach that when you become aligned with your true self (what I call your "Confidence Compass"), you renew your inner strength and energize your legacy-leaving purpose. These two produce an unmatched kind of confidence. Then, combined with strategic personal brand marketing principles, my Hue and Style® image process, and performance-coaching success strategies, you captivate your audience, upper management, new love interests or anyone with whom you wish to connect. Results explode as you find new momentum and fulfillment.
Above all, I believe in individuality & freedom.
I know that every person needs personalized discovery along with learning a new practical solution to make change that stick. Over the thousands I have coached and mentored, on and off-line, locally and globally, the ones who have learned to:
- adore themselves more
- make bigger pay-checks
- advance career positions
- build productive teams
- curate supportive communities
- spark their love lives
- save their marriages
- attract ideal relationships
- build happier homes with more confident kids, and
- dress in seriously stunning personal style
All of my clients have done these from my tailored way of learning, discovery and support that has started to change their lives in as little as 24 hours of beginning their mentorship experience with me. These are the only kind of results I am interested in getting for my clients - swift, real, deep and lasting.
I use my journey to change others...
I spent more than 15 years, using my Commerce (Honors) Degree in Marketing Strategy from the top university in Canada, as an award-winning, multi 6-figure direct sales company unit sales leader and business coach in the top 1% of the company receiving national recognition, cars, travel and over 8-carats in reward diamonds.
Despite all that achievement I suffered my own bout of depression linked to the definition of my self being tied to my role and outer validation of my business success. When I became a mother, my role changed and so did everything - my body, my business, my priorities - and I couldn’t get them to match up and balance. I fell into a deep sadness, toxic behaviors, draining relationships and a crippling mental health “fog” that threatened the happiness of every part of my life.
I punished myself with fad diets, flogging exercise to try to regain my body hoping it would renew the confidence in who I thought I was supposed to be when what I needed to find was new definition of success crafted from deep purpose.
I turned to my first love - color. That discovery led to a spark of new self-acceptance. I dove in learning more about every corner of myself, including my values, my body, my own self-expression and to see myself in the mirror for the woman I was becoming - full of new possibilities and purpose.
I dropped the comparison with others, found my own voice, redefined my powerfully connected personal brand and dressed as 'Her' - the new Michele.
After I made my own transformation, I switched my focus from a top-achiever marketing products to a breakthrough-deliverer changing hearts and marketing people - packaging their personal brand images + coaching them to master the image-confidence-success connection with the process I used on myself. Hue and Style® was born.
Now, I smile and say "I'm secretly a Wizard."
I've transformed countless souls to heal, blossom, grow and step into their power. My mentees call me a "Wizard" sometimes and I own it. I have a superpower too, you see, it's to see the limitless potential in others, draw it to the surface to be used to power the good works you're meant to do in the world, and then help you show up looking and being your best for it.APPLY TO WORK WITH ME
I am focused on Transformation
I only believe in permanent change...
I don't believe a quick, generic fix can solve your style, confidence or visibility problems. They don't work and leave you deflated. "Band-aids" tips only give you a temporary feeling of a fix. It's a major reason why you don't see "tips and tricks" blogs from me. I want you to heal fully, deeply, permanently from any transition that has thrown you and prepare you to show up for your next success. I want you to have the tools to do it over and over for the rest of your life. That starts with committing to yourself, your reason for being here and your reason for using every gift and talents you are blessed to have.
Confidence is not a one time fix but with tools and a process to always evolve your self-worth and honor it every day you get dressed, you can have permanent way to transform it when ever you need to - sky-rocketing your success.
This is what I do. This is what Hue And Style® does for the individual ready to embrace the evolution.WORK WITH ME
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First, Learn From Me...
I know I'm different than most who will teach you "how to dress yourself." That's ok. I know my calling is to teach you to commit to "why you get dressed" and then learn the most powerful way in the world to actually do it. Discover my more truly transformational, wholistic, inside-out philosophy that skyrockets your visibility and supercharges your confidence every day you get dressed.
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The LinkedIn Type Stuff
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), Marketing Strategy
- Former nationally-ranked, top 1%, multi-six figure Sales Director, Business Coach & Trainer in Cosmetic Direct Sales Company
- Certified Image Consultant: Personal Branding, Executive Presence, Customer Service Excellence, Employee Professional Behavior
- Certified Color Consultant: Creator of Hue and Style® Color Analysis, Psychology System & Wardrobe Styling Process
- Certified Master Life Coach: Professional Life Coach, Confidence Coach, Purpose Coach, Happiness Coach, Success Coach
- Amazon Best-selling Author, Show Up Confident with over 5000 copies sold worldwide.
- Repeat guest expert on Canada's leading nationally broadcasted morning show, CTV Your Morning
- Featured expert & author with Iman Cosmetics, Pilates On Demand Fitness, Passion & Growth Subscription Box
- Multiple award-winning entrepreneur in sales, team building, leadership and community involvement.