Magic Confidence

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

How To Love Talking About What You Do

What happens when someone asks, “Tell me what you do?” Your mindset around how you will be judged is a huge indicator of whether you answer the question with confidence that builds connection or if you freeze and find yourself hiding with what you do. Listen as Michele shares how to see what you do as more than an elevator speech or pitch but as an expression of the inner...
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Dressing For The Soul With Women's Cooperative Co. | Podcast Interview

Connecting with other women spreading the message of what creates confidence is my JAM! This week, I am the featured guest on The Women's Cooperative Company podcast with hostesses Ashleigh and Tabitha.
 
We had lively (I got a little more than passionate) and deep conversation about how I came to do my work that I see as a calling and why I’m on a mission to help women break-free...
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Black Friday Shopping: My Expert Advice

Black Friday is the most frenzied shopping time the year. Get Michele’s 3 Essentials for navigating your shopping that will help you avoid wasting money and filling your closet with items you’ll forget you own before the new year.
 
Listen now or WATCH NOW on Facebook (if you want some eye to eye realness of my passion - hahah) 

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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...
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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...

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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...
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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.

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"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.
 

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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.

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The 5 Benefits of Confidence Tied To Your Image

You may not know how closely your image is tied to your confidence. In this episode, Michele shares 5 priceless benefits of confidence that you can build when you decide to create an image that is authentic, intentional and aligned.

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