About our Training Director

About Michelle T. Sterling

Michelle T. Sterling is the training director of the Sterling Style Academy, the internationally renowned image consultant and personal shopper training and development division of Certified Image Stylist Group. She is an award-winning entrepreneur equipped with over 15 years of experience in the finance, retail, fashion, and style industries.  Ms. Sterling’s inside knowledge of the corporate world as an investment banker with Banc of America Securities and her affiliations with several fashion houses, such as Giorgio Armani and Cartier, give her unique insight and advantage in the fashion, luxury, and image management consulting profession.  Over the years Ms. Sterling has been recognized as a top-notch, international image consultant, personal stylist and personal shopper by her prestigious network of clients and by luxury brand professionals who span the globe from New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong.

The Sterling Style Academy’s training programs are a two-way investment.  You invest in us and we invest in you.  When combining Ms. Sterling’s philosophy to cultivate the innate talents and unique gifts of each of our students with our rigorous curriculum and systematic approach to training, the Sterling Style Academy produces superstar TV personalities and authors within the image consulting, personal styling and personal shopping industry worldwide.  Ms. Sterling is known for her “Corporate America” approach to training as well as also being an innovative leader in creating and developing sustainable image consultant business models engineered according to the strengths of each student.

Ms. Sterling has been a Certified Image Consultant through the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). She was formally trained in image, color, style, etiquette, communication and relationship management has received certificates from several recognized Certified Image Masters of AICI.  Ms. Sterling received her Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish from Wellesley College. She is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Performance Training program and the Protocol School of Washington.  She holds Certificates of Completion in Nostradamus Astrology and in Basic Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT). She is the author of eight educational training books, DVDs, and CDs as well as co-author of the book, Success Simplified, with Stephen Covey.

As the former fashion and style expert on the Advisory Board of Men’s Fitness Magazine and a reputable professional speaker, Ms. Sterling is frequently quoted and asked to speak and write articles as an authority in the fashion and image industry. Newsweek, MSNBC, Fox News, Inside Edition, ABS CBN, Bravo TV, VH1 and several other TV stations throughout the United States, London, and Dubai have called upon Ms. Sterling’s expertise as it relates to image, fashion, style, etiquette, dating, and communication. Ms. Sterling has been featured in many media worldwide such as: The San Francisco Business Times, Minneapolis Business Journal, World Talk Female Entrepreneur Radio, FabJob.com, Monster.com, Sales and Marketing Management, Audrey Magazine, American Way Magazine, Smart Money, Washington Woman, Associated Press, Men’s Health Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Details Magazine, The New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Friday Magazine – Gulf News Dubai, BBC London, Bloomberg, Business Week, Forbes, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal in the U.S. and Asia, CNN London, Real Simple Magazine, People Style Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine UK, InStyle Magazine UK, and Vogue Magazine UK.

She currently resides in the United States and frequently travels the world to consult executive and socially prominent clients as well as trains tomorrow’s future superstar stylists.

  • Receive the Sterling Style Academy Course Prospectus

  • Complimentary Podcast

    Learn How to Become an Image Consultant
    and How to Start a Styling Business
    City and State
  • Upcoming Dates & Locations

    • NEW: 1-Day Personal Shopper Training
      • Miami: March 29, 2015
      • Houston: April 2, 2015
      • Dubai: April 26, 2015
      • London: May 9, 2015
      • Los Angeles: May 30, 2015
      • Chicago: June 6, 2015
      • New York: June 14, 2015
    • NEW: 5-Day Introduction to Image Consulting - Level I
      • Dubai: February 20 - 24, 2015
      • London: March 9 - 13, 2015
      • New York: July 20 - 24, 2015
      • Hong Kong: September 14 - 18, 2015
    • 3 Day Short Certification Program
      • Dubai: April 24 - 26, 2015
      • Miami: 15 - 17 abril, 2015
      • Miami: May 5 - 7, 2015
      • New York: June 12 - 14, 2015
      • London: August 4 - 6, 2015
      • Hong Kong: September 11 - 13, 2015
      • New York: October 10 - 12, 2015
    • 5 Day Personal Stylist & Shopping Course
      • Dubai: April 23 - 27, 2015
      • Miami: May 4 - 8, 2015
      • New York: June 11 - 15, 2015
      • London: August 3 - 7, 2015
      • New York: October 9 - 13, 2015
    • NEW: 6-Day Introduction to Image Consulting - Level II
      • PARIS: March 23 - 28, 2015
      • Dubai: May 3 - 8, 2015
      • New York: August 17 - 22, 2015
    • Astrology Style Consulting
      • Dubai: April 20 - 21, 2015
  • Learning Tools and Short eCourses

    Personal Style Consultation CoverThe Personal Style Consultation eCourse is an image consultant and personal stylist training book and DVD that will teach you how to execute flawless personal style consultations for clients.

    You will learn how to evaluate your client’s personality, physical appearance, lifestyle and goals to ensure that you project yourself as a credible image consultant and personal stylist. US$397

    >> Purchase eCourse

    Our Color Analysis Booklet is a pocket size visual handbook featuring sample clothing colors to suit any type of personal coloring worldwide.  This is a great tool for yourself or to provide your clients.  US$34.97 or 4 booklets for US$99.97.

    >> Purchase Booklet

    The Wardrobe Consulting eCourse teaches you how to mix and match, cluster outfits, and create cohesive wardrobes to start your career in the wardrobe consulting industry. US$297.

    >> Purchase eCourse

    The Personal Shopping eCourse will teach you how to work with men and women worldwide, select appropriate clothing, and wardrobe a client.  Expert proven methodologies to become a successful personal shopper. US$297.

      >> Purchase eCourse

    The Personal Styling eCourse will teach you how to create professional Wardrobe Look Books. Select from 10 templates for men and women.  Windows and MAC compatible. Optimal results when purchased with the Personal Shopping eCourse. US$297.

    >> Purchase eCourse

    In this hard cover book, experts including internationally reknown image consultant, Michelle T. Sterling, and Stephen R. Covey, author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, share their simple solutions to becoming successful with measurable results. US$19.97.

    >> Pre-Order Now 


    The Sterling Style Academy Image Consultant Sales, Marketing, Business Brand Identity Launch Kit provides you with industry specific business & marketing plans, sales pitches, press releases, business card & brochure templates to survive, thrive, and give you that competitive edge in the industry. Excellent value: US$747.

    >> Purchase eCourse

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