True Confessions of a Shopaholic According to Michelle T. Sterling – The Solution: Become a Personal Shopper

STERLING STYLE ACADEMY • June 05, 2009 • 8 Comments

The 4 Week Certification Program is a fully comprehensive program designed to meet the training needs of international fashion connoisseurs and individuals who prefer to cultivate their image and styling skills through extensive case study development. This program is offered each year during the summer in New York. Students may enroll in this course on a weekly basis, however most opt to participate in the entire four week program. In this program, you will learn the following:

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• Introduction to style – How do we define and refine it?
• How to analyze fashion, incorporate trends, and develop style
• The elements and principles of design as it pertains to style
• How to assess facial features and body types to create suitable wardrobes for your clients
• How to incorporate these elements into analyzing an individual’s personal style and coloring
• How to develop a look specific to your client’s personal style and coloring
• The elements and importance of wardrobe evaluation
• The principles behind closet organization and clothing care
• A day in the life of an image consultant
• Effective shopping strategies and protocol
• How to determine your target market and develop your marketing plan
• How to conduct personal style and closet evaluations
• The essential elements of effective communication skills and its non-verbal impact
• How to utilize these elements to improve your corporate presentation and interpersonal communication skills
• How to develop your client’s image to improve their overall presence

Sterling Style Academy Attracts Stylish Women From Around the World
New York: August 1–26, 2011
Registration Deadline: June 21, 2011
Tuition Fee: USD $8997
Enrollment per week: USD $2447
Certification only granted upon completion of entire program
Program Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Clinic: Friday, TBA with assignments to be completed in the evenings.

For more information, please contact us to receive a course prospectus.

Click here to make your investment today.

Upon receipt of your registration form, we will send you a Welcome Package outlining the logistics of the training program, suggestions on where to stay, a detailed agenda, and much more. Your investment does not include air fare, lodging, transportation, personal expenses, school supplies or meals. Students should budget an additional $950 per month.

Watch Image Consultant and Personal Shopper Michelle T. Sterling, Training Director of Sterling Style Academy, as she reveals her true confessions of a shopaholic in a candid and delightful manner.  She decided to turn her shopping addiction into something more credible, a profession, by becoming a personal shopper.

If you’ve always wanted to become an image consultant, personal shopper or personal stylist and can relate to Rebecca Bloomwood in “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” the Sterling Style Academy Image Consultant Training Program in New York is the right place for you.

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Do you love going on shopping sprees, sipping cocktails at fashionable hot spots, and attending stylish events? Do you think shopping malls are your playground and feel the need to find that latest and greatest “it” item to make that statement for the season? At the Sterling Style Academy, we can turn your shopping liabilities into a career asset. Rather than spend your money, you can spend other people’s money. The Sterling Style Academy provides you with an educational experience to become a top-notch image consultant, personal stylist, or personal shopper. We attract stylish young women from around the world who want to turn their dreams into a profitable career. If you’re passionate about shopping and love working with people to make them look and feel their absolute best, you’re the ideal candidate to become a personal shopper.

Registration for our August 2011 New York Image Consultant Training Program closes on June 20, 2011. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity today by registering here as the class is already 50% full.

The Benefits of the Sterling Style Academy are the following:

1. Commitment to Excellence. We consistently update our course curriculum so that our students receive the most current and timely style industry information. Wardrobe case studies are shaped by the hippest celebrities and designer style, and our coaching of corporate communication and appropriate wardrobe is geared toward persevering through economic downturns.

2. Faculty Reputation. Your instructors have 50 years of combined industry experience and the Sterling Style Academy’s Founder is a Wellesley Alumnae, member of the National Organization of Professional Women, AICI, ASTD and other professional organizations committed to excellence. You will train from experts who are recognized as being in the top 2 percentile in the image consulting industry.

3. Global Diversified Student Body and Internationally Recognized Student Alumni. Sterling Style Academy Certified Image Consultants span the globe from over 20 different countries from every continent. The leading image consultant in Japan, Yuuri Takano, residing in Tokyo, graduated from the Sterling Style Academy New York in 2005 and re-enrolled with her assistant in 2008. She has since pioneered the image consultant industry in her country, becoming a media darling, author and premier image consultant in Japan and to the Japanese in America.

4. Every dollar of your Sterling Style Academy training investment is tax deductible. As a business owner, your industry education becomes a valuable tax deduction and may be written off as a business expense.


We at the Sterling Style Academy firmly believe that before you embark on any career change, you do it properly with image consultant training.  Along with training, one must also be able to market themselves and learn how to start an image consulting business.  Therefore we have developed our Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit for our students as a resource to help you build a successful image consulting business.  Inquire today about the special offer to incoming students.

About the Sterling Style Academy

The Sterling Style Academy trains and certifies prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue the career of their dreams.  With training programs held on-location in MiamiNew York, Los Angeles, LondonHong KongDubaiMumbai, ShanghaiSão Paulo, and Mexico City, as well as Online Training,Teleclasses, and Short eCourses, the Sterling Style Academy prepares you to become a top notch pioneer in the image consulting, personal shopping, and personal styling industry.  Master the art of image, fashion and style to become a fashion styling expert.  Contact the Sterling Style Academy today to learn how we can help you start a career you are passionate about – shopping and styling!  Like us or become our BFF on Facebook.

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About Sterling Sterling Academy

The Sterling Style Academy is a leader in the field of image consultant training and offers a variety of certification programs as an Image Consultant, Personal Stylist, Personal Shopper, and Fashion & Style Consultant.

Ashley Taylor, Training Coordinator
Sterling Style Academy

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