Magic Confidence

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

Use Your Words to Connect With People

The way you communicate to others with your words builds rapport and trust.  It can bring people together or push them away.  Communication can be non-verbal but what you say is verbally is the last piece of being able connect with others. Customer service rides on yours (and your team or organization’s) ability to welcome people using the right words. Listen as I break down two...
Continue Reading...

The Surprising Essentials For A Better Professional Wardrobe

Picture it, Ladies. It's the first day of your new job after getting the promotion. You whisk into your closet and effortlessly pull out a fuchsia wrap top and hang it on your dressing hook. You choose navy wide-leg pants, and finally, you choose a dramatic turquoise stone necklace to add the perfect contrast.

You chose it all in 5 minutes.

As you leave the house in the cool-toned taupe trench...

Continue Reading...

Unlock Massive Motivation For Your Next Success

Finding the motivation to chase your dreams or build your confidence in any part of life is not about what you think.  Most people are “trying hard” to be motivated when the secret lies in finding something different inside yourself and then using it to create natural motivation. Listen as Michele breaks down this little-know quality that unlocks massive motivation for your...
Continue Reading...

A Journey To Surprising Confidence with Courtney

 To celebrate the beginning of Season 2 of the Confidence Shift Podcast, I invited to one of my clients to join my Confidence Shift Conversations. Courtney, who went from a woman hiding in the background with her gift to help others to an on-purpose disciplined change-maker owning how she leads by example and using it to lift others.

We dove into her inspiring story of how she found...
Continue Reading...

The Myth of the Fashion Uniform

The idea of a “fashion uniform” sounds attractive - easy, a no-brainer - especially when iconic figures like Steve Jobs can wear one.  In this episode, Michele breaks down what you’re missing about adopting a fashion uniform instead of an image strategy.

Continue Reading...

The Scary Truth About Your Personal Branding Strategy

Today, I’m breaking down the truth about Personal Branding - what it is and what it’s not - direct and in my signature peachy style coming straight from my expert image and marketing background. If you think building your brand means just putting up a website or looking cute at your brand photo shoot, you’ll need to listen.  There is far more to it and far more at stake...
Continue Reading...

The Overlooked But Insanely Valuable Image Elements

Part 3 of the Image Impact Primer Series. In this final installment of the Series, Michele jam packs two image concepts into one episode (so don’t stop listening after the first part). She shares what most people overlook with their image while they are unknowingly wrong to just focus on fashion.

Continue Reading...

"Dress for Success" Is No Longer Enough

“Dress for Success” Is No Longer Enough
Part 2 of the Image Impact Primer Series. The concept of “Dress for Success” is flawed.  Listen as Michele explains why updating this concept to “Dress In Confidence” serves you more deeply and with greater results.
 

Continue Reading...

The Image Essentials That Accelerate Trust-Building

Part 1 of the Image Impact Primer Series. Learn the reason you build a strategic image is for one central purpose - to build trust at lightening speed. In this episode, Michele explains the powerful advantage you gain when you use all parts of your image to relate to the people around you.

Continue Reading...

2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Every year, color authority Pantone releases it’s Color of the Year! It’s always so exciting for me as a color expert to see how this influencer will be driving color’s direction in everything from fashion to art, to home decor and design. Pantone’s reach is far and wide but just as I counsel my clients, just because the “authority” has told you what the...

Continue Reading...
1 2
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.