When Michele Speaks...



With the gift of a commanding voice and infectious enthusiasm,

Michele inspires any audience to move with practical new action toward a mindset that improves their image and ignites their confidence.

Michele's Message...

Learn the truth behind what it really takes to “dress for success” and why authentic “style” begins with the personal confidence to become who you are.  

Discover how seeing yourself differently every day you get dressed changes your mindset and activates your ability to attract success in any area of your life.  

Learn the unexpected ways to crush insecurity, banish self-doubt and replace  limiting beliefs with actionable personal confidence - starting with how you get dressed each day -  even if you know nothing about fashion (in fact, it’s better if you don’t).

"An Amazing Leader & Teacher"

Michele uses her gifted speaking ability and knack for delivering practical calls to action that first connect with her audiences in-person or on-line and then inspire them to act in a new way.

She has been recognized multiple times for this inspirational nature, proven entrepreneurship skills throughout her 18 year award-winning career. Discover her honors on her LinkedIn profile.

"Infectious Enthusiasm"

Michele regularly broadcasts live on social media with practical image advice, thought-provoking confidence lessons and tons of laugher mixed with "hard-truth" realness.  

Listen to a broadcast on one of her favorite topics, "Wearing Color" then imagine her impact for your event, group, team, organization or business.


Keynote Presentations

Authentic style is about something far more unexpected - becoming who we are.

Most women believe in the old saying, “when you look better, you feel better.”  This expression is true except when women take it face value, they create unintended confidence-crushing behaviors that make them feel less than the best version of themselves.  Authentic style is about something far more unexpected - becoming who we are.

This presentation challenges what 99% of women believe it takes to look better so they can feel better and boost their confidence.  The realities shock them and give them a roadmap to move past the superficial elements of style.  It then inspires the audience to shift how they see their personal style as a tool to catapult personal confidence, increase outward visibility and attract opportunities for success - the Hue and Style way.

Growing confidence as a teen through a lifetime means "unfollowing" anything that does not align with becoming your best self.

Young people - especially young girls - live their life by social media without realizing the confidence-crushing influences that come into their "feed." 

This presentation opens their eyes to how checking, posting, and following their social media can actually prevent them from seeing their true gifts and talents that become the basis for life-long confidence. It then challenges them to look inside to find what they value most in life and asks them to be courageous about protecting their values by leaving behind - unfollowing - what does not serve them. Perfect as a short seminar/workshop for youth ages 13+.

Breakout/Workshop Presentations


Participants take a journey of exploration into their deepest held personal values where true style lives.  They see that deliberately communicating their values helps their audience understand who they are at their core making it easier for them to be trusted, to connect, network and be visible for their goals.


Participants release the need to look at sources outside themselves to find their style.  They are guided to inventory their true passions and learn to understand how the elements of life that bring them joy can be translated into how they dress each day.  They finish this session feeling validated and re-acquainted with themselves - an essential step to boosting style and confidence.


"A Highly Skilled Presenter"

Michele has been speaking to audiences since the age of 16 as a top debate competitor who received recognition nationally.  She went on to use her gift for speaking to teach and inspire her high-achieving, award-winning sales organization that she mentored to 6-figure success.  She has always enjoyed connecting with audiences large and small with contagious energy, #realtalk, and sometimes raw emotion.  Michele has the ability to bring out the range of emotion from laughter to tears that makes her audiences take new action in their lives.

“Hands down the best workshop I have ever attended. Your personal touch and “I care attitude” are beyond compare. I am so inspired to be a better, truer version of myself!”

Lana Laine Lane, Workshop Participant

“Michele delivers a powerful message that inspires confidence and enthusiasm. She is a highly skilled presenter. As an accomplished image consultant, Michele has successfully motivated myself and many others to reconsider how we prepare ourselves for business and social events.”

Terra Weaver, KT & Company – Producer of the Inspiring Women Conference

“Michele is a reflection of everything she teaches those she works with. She is an amazing leader and teacher in life. Her professionalism will exceed any expectations you may have. Michele engages and connects to all of the clients she works with. She is an amazing speaker. Please do yourself a favour and hire her.”

Marya Pettigrew, Executive Director - Regional Business Accelerator


5 out of 5 Participant Rating

Participants describe what they feel after learning from Michele: 

  • Inspired
  • Empowered
  • Excited
  • Relieved
  • Confident
  • Ready to be Better

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Interviews & Recognition for Michele

Interview With Arianna Merritt

Creator of The Self-Discovery Retreat

"One way that we can take care of our awesome selves is in how we dress. I love wearing beautiful clothes and constantly get complimented on my style. Today, my guest is Michele Charles Gustafson, CIC, B.Comm (Honors), a fellow Canadian entrepreneur and Instagrammer who shares my passion for empowering others to become their best selves; Michele will share her insights on how investing in ourselves is key to achieving our goals." Read more...

International Women's Day Feature

Lloydminster Meridian Booster

While it may be her career, Michele Charles Gustafson takes empowering women to another level.

Being an image consultant, she helps to create confidence in women, and is something she said was not just a job, but a calling.

“I think women are the most powerful things out there,” she said. “Women have the ability to change the world … We are the natural nurturers (and) we are the ones teaching. We teach our children (and) we teach fellow women.” Read More...

A sampling of clients who have invested in Michele's message for their organizations and groups:


Discover how the message of image confidence can improve the performance and outlook of your team, group or business. Talk with Michele directly.