Leadership Style Power is about results.
This isn't about getting into your closet and just cleaning it out + showing you what to wear.
That's where I got my start, but in working with hundreds of women over the 9 years I spent with Ustyled, I realized it's much deeper than that. It's about your CONFIDENCE and giving you the tools to create your authentic style every day.
Leadership Style Power is OWNING all of you and showing up 100%.
You can get a sense of the deeper results from the testimonials below, but I wanted to also highlight a few success stories so you can see what I mean about results that occur outside of your closet and in your career.
Not a luxury, but a needed service for anyone conducting business with the public.
Catherine has an amazing capacity to pull things out of your own closet and put them together better than you could ever do. I worked at Barney’s and Neiman’s and thought I had it down. She really helped me look fantastic and create new looks without having to spend thousands of dollars. She focused on my career and the best colors and ways to show success when I conduct seminars and meetings.
I believe this is not a luxury service, but a needed service for anyone conducting business with the public. And, she is fast, full of conviction and doesn’t mess around. This one means business and delivers it with a beautiful smile!
Saved me a fortune!
Catherine came into my closet and completely restyled everything I had in there. Not only did she save me a fortune, but she also put together outfits that I would have never thought to put together myself. She is great to shop with on a budget and will surprise you every time!
My closet is now amazing!
Catherine has helped me refine my personal style, exposed me to new fashion designers, and help me love my closet. I used to find myself saying, ‘I don’t have a thing to wear’ with a closet filled with clothes. With her guidance, my closet is now amazing. Catherine always puts her client’s needs and time first…she is very flexible to schedule an appointment. I recommend Catherine to anyone who needs a fashion boost or is a busy working woman like myself.
Sees into the soul of the woman and goes deep and pulls out what was already waiting inside.
Okay. I’ll go ahead and admit it. Catherine Cassidy pretty much dresses me.
I’ve had requests from all kinds of people to write blog posts and share insider secrets about my “style” and how I do it. Well, Catherine IS my insider secret.
And here’s why …
Whether we’re working via Skype – or in person when I’m visiting LA, I rely on Catherine’s guidance. Catherine can see into the soul of the woman who is the entrepreneur, business owner, creative or whatever – and she calls out the style that’s in there. She never pushes or imposes any fashion agenda. She simply goes deep and pulls out what was already waiting inside. Then she makes it rock big time! I never even knew what a stylist was – and now I can’t imagine any woman having a professional life without having Catherine on her team.
Made the process effortless and FUN!
I worked with Catherine for our annual conference. She made the process effortless and FUN! Hiring her allowed me to focus on all the other details of the conference and then just step into my style for the event. I felt so fabulous and continuously was complimented on how stunning I looked! I recommend that all my clients invest in themselves by hiring a stylist.
Challenges me to try new things while never pushing me into clothes I don’t feel connected to stylistically.
As my personal stylist, Catherine balances infusing fun and modern pieces from great new designers with my more traditional taste and style. She incorporates classic investment staple items while keeping in mind my budget. She is never pushy or “sales-y” like other stylists I’ve worked with, always keeping in mind my comfort and preferences. She challenges me to try new things while never pushing me into clothes I don’t feel connected to stylistically.
It’s so refreshing to have her at my side in the mirror as she HONESTLY (and kindly) says “Yay” or “Nay” about what I’m wearing!
Her advice and selections are priceless! In fact she nabbed a great Black Halo dress I would never have found myself – but one look on and I was a believer! Several months later I saw my exact dress in the exact color on Katherine Heigl, Hilary Duff and Rebecca Romijin in several issues of People Magazine and InStyle’s “What’s In” section. I almost fell out of my pedicure chair shouting at my friends, “That’s MY dress!” And I had already been wearing it for months thanks to Catherine! In fact, I wore it to a National Correspondents Dinner with President Obama – all because of Catherine’s great eye for beautiful fashion!
Business has increased as have the number of dates!
An amazing experience that every woman needs.
Catherine’s much more than a stylist; she’s one big huge confidence boost! I felt I needed to present a more polished and sophisticated image as a business owner as well as a single woman so she came into my closet and worked with me to purge what didn’t work for me anymore. I also invested in some shopping time with her where she showed me how to maximize the time spent shopping as well as the dollar spent.
I’ve now developed a clear sense of my own style and feel confident each day with my fun new outfit. I had outfits I’d never thought of just sitting in my closet. Getting dressed is so much more fun now! Not to mention that business has increased as have the number of dates I’ve been on in the last 6 months. I could go on and on! Thank you SO much, U*styled!
Found the pieces that made me look as good as I feel on the inside!
I almost embarrassingly admit that, although I love color and design, I am a little clueless when it comes to awesome style and fashion. With whole hearts and lots of laughter, Catherine and I tore through my entire wardrobe and found the pieces that made me look as good as I feel on the inside! We got rid of all the items that were not flattering or needed to be updated. Then, she completely styled everything I had from clothes to shoes to accessories. I now have that polished look I have been longing for and didn’t even have to buy one new item!!
As a busy mom and fem-preneur, I now feel fashionable and fabulous!
I first had Personal Stylist Catherine Cassidy over for a much needed Closet Consultation. My tiny closet was packed with clothes (most of which I did not wear) and yet I still never seemed to have anything to wear. After four hours of pulling out and analyzing my closet (and dresser) contents I was surprised to see all of the amazing outfits that I actually had.
With the help of Catherine I:
• Found my power color
• Learned to accentuate my assets
• Use all of my neglected accessories
• Created numerous amazing looks
Most importantly, Catherine created a visual catalogue of all of my outfits (all I have to do is turn on my computer to revisit my library of looks.
I am so grateful for the time and energy that Catherine invested in me (and my wardrobe). I now feel fashionable and fabulous, thanks to Catherine!
I have worked with Catherine Cassidy of U*styled twice now and both times have been an absolute pleasure. You see, I love fashion as much as the next girl, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I have the time nor the vision to put together an out fit as quickly and easily as Catherine does. Being a busy mom and fem-preneur I love being able to have Catherine there to pull my looks together. Whether for a closet makeover, a special event or a photo shoot Catherine Cassidy is MY Personal Stylist.
Since our session, I’ve been more adventurous in selecting outfits and putting things together!
I can’t thank you enough for transforming my closet! I feel so cleansed, refreshed, and inspired about the new options within my wardrobe. I also have a much better sense of what works for me. Even after years of looking in the mirror and shopping with friends, I hadn’t discovered a fraction of the ‘truths’ that you shared yesterday. The best part is that I have three huge bags of items to sell or giveaway and I feel a space for new energy to fill. I can’t wait to go out and rock my new looks! I’ve even been much more adventurous in selecting outfits and putting things together. And, I did a little shopping this weekend and it was so FUN and FAST! I knew exactly which colors would work for me and which items I needed to fill out the missing pieces. No more stewing in the dressing room or trying on dozens of things that are too far from the mark.
I was really nervous about working with a stylist, was worried it would cost a fortune!
Was I ever wrong! Working with Catherine actually saved me tons of money because she gave my whole existing wardrobe (and me!) a fresh new perspective and refresh! She took my two polar opposite lifestyles (weekday corporate, weekend goddess), factored in my personality and taste, and considered the challenge I had with the same stale outfits. Then she did her magic with the clothes in my closet to create a whole new “bohemian professional” style for me- that I absolutely LOVE!!
Tracy Lee Jones
Made me feel comfortable and like I already had a clear sense of style.
After a heartbreaking year where I’d gained and lost over 50 pounds, I knew I was ready to work with a stylist but I was apprehensive about letting someone into my sadly neglected closet. I wanted to make sure I worked with someone who saw me as more than a body to stuff into a “latest fashion” package. Catherine came highly recommended and I decided to take a leap of faith and start with a Style Session.
It was so much fun! Catherine made me feel comfortable and like I already had a clear sense of style. Then, she paired clothes that I would never have put together, added a few touches and we came up with fantastic outfits that I could walk out the door in and feel great. She also left me with some general style principles and a list of items to look for to flesh out what I already had. Working with Catherine gave me the confidence to play with my clothes again. I feel sexier, more stylish and more like myself than I have in a long time.
I feel more confident overall and that my clothes actually present my true self – a strong, confident, successful woman.
I had no interest or knowledge around Fashion or what I should be wearing at this stage in my life when I hired U*styled to help with a Style Session and Boutique Box. With my business success, I did know that I wanted my outer self to reflect my inner confidence and all the greatness I was feeling and experiencing. Now, I feel more confident overall and finally feel like my clothes present my true self – a strong, confident, successful woman. I also have received so many compliments on my improved style and been told I seem lighter and more feminine. I love that the service was so flawless and professional. It’s a ‘get it done’ attitude that delivers greatness with your magic in a fun, easy and streamlined way.
Super convenient, no judgement and FUN way for me to find new clothes to fall in love with that work for my lifestyle + career!
As a customer of Catherine’s, I can vouch for how effective and efficient Boutique Box has been to help me build a professional and casual wardrobe that results in effortless dressing in the morning. At each Boutique Box, Catherine brings over many different clothes for me to try on and fall in love with. Some are professional, some are casual, and some are for date night. But no matter what she brings over, I only take what I want – without wasting time hunting and pecking through store after store. As a busy professional, I appreciate this service so much! And I would highly recommend working with Catherine – no judgment, sophisticated style, and super convenient.
This has literally changed my life.
I have always loved beautiful clothes and style, and yet because I tend to live a very active and “California Casual” lifestyle and I have never felt all that confident when it comes to putting a fabulous look together – my wardrobe trended toward workout clothes and casual day wear.
Catherine has opened me up to a whole new world of fashion know-how and fun! From the very first time that we worked together I knew that I had made a very good choice in hiring Catherine. Catherine not only has an incredible sense of style, she also has an amazing gift for truly understanding her client from the inside out.
Her ability to connect with the essence of who I am and what I wish to portray in the world, I feel, is what sets her apart from all of the other stylists out there. Catherine does not simply go out and find pretty clothes to fill my closet; she finds beautiful, elegant looks that reflect ME and the woman I am stepping into being. Catherine gently pushes me to stretch myself in my style and wardrobe, and that has also supported me in stretching myself in my life.
With Catherine’s support, I have discovered the incredible power that clothes have on my confidence when I step out the door. Catherine has taught me to dress in a way that reflects the powerful, beautiful woman that I am and when I wear clothes that she has styled for me I really FEEL that confidence inside! Catherine is a phenomenally gifted stylist and a truly authentic and kind person and I am so grateful to be able to work with her!
Every woman left glowing, feeling more comfortable in their skin and with a clearer idea of how to dress for both her body and her essence.
I asked Catherine to do a workshop at a healing retreat for women experiencing grief. Dealing with loss can make us seem like a stranger to ourselves when we look in the mirror and I wanted to give these women a chance to see how their inner beauty could shine with a little help. The attendees loved working with her. Each of them left glowing, feeling more comfortable in their skin and with a clearer idea of how to dress both for her body and her essence. It was a fantastic way to make concrete the amazing healing and growth that had already taken place.
Completely shifted how I look at my closet and my body!
Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us. I am looking at my closet, and my body, with new eyes (more critical with closet, less critical with body! ) I think everyone really enjoyed themselves and learned valuable, useful information.
Engaged and inspired a diverse group of professional women
Catherine presented a workshop on “Dressing for Success” to a group of high school seniors and professional women mentors. Giving the group some basic professional staples and some tips from the top on ways to create and personalize your professional wardrobe, helped our ladies feel empowered to enter the workforce confidently.
Her ability to engage a diverse group and address the questions and needs of both new to the workplace young women and professional veterans, was truly impressive and a testament to her investment in her own knowledge and in the women she serves.
Nickie Acero Senior Manager, Teen Programs at Step Up Women's Network
I tapped into the fact that it’s more than STYLE – it’s about stepping into my power and who I am as a woman.
Being a woman over 45, I really want to look my best and feel my best, but not necessarily trade it for an aesthetic that doesn’t make me feel like ME! And that was my favorite part of what Catherine talked about at the Style Power workshop. I tapped into the fact that it is about stepping into my power and who I am as a woman. It’s that style is my own personal aesthetic that shows who I am and want to be and show to the world. Catherine is so passionate about this and I love that about her.
I am a photographer now, but I have 15 years of corporate experience that I sometimes struggle with this still even though I’ve had my own business for over 6 years! I was getting ready to attend a women’s conference recently and felt super anxious that morning as I was getting dressed – walking in and out of my closet debating on whether I should dress “like everyone else would” or “just be me and throw all caution to the wind”! Do I dare? And I did! While getting ready that morning, I actually thought about how Catherine had talked about needing to embrace my power and be ME and I would feel more confident because of it. And so I did.
I put on a cute (very non-corporate jacket), skinny jeans and very funky heeled shoes and walked out feeling pretty good! I still l had a hit of anxiety when I pulled up to the event when every, single woman that walked by me was wearing a gray or black suit and black shoes. I almost wanted to turn around and bolt out of there! Instead, I drove in, parked, thought about who I was and why I was there and again thought about some of the conversations during Catherine’s (name of the event?) a few weeks back and decided to show up as me. And I did. And it felt great. I remember Catherine saying, “Your style is a key to your success.” and how true that was for me! I allowed myself to be artsy, flirty and fun and realized that it didn’t take away from my professionalism or ability to do large projects for a client. And guess what? I met two potential clients that day and walked away with meetings and even more confidence in my inner and outer beauty!
Rupa Kapoor Woman-Redefined.com
Created a congruent style that aligned with my confidence and ultimately enhanced my business success!
I hired Ustyled because felt tired with my look, but more importantly it felt in-congruent with who I was becoming on the inside. Letting go of all the crap I was holding on to was liberating. And I was learning new things about myself every session. Having someone guide me through the process was priceless.
As Catherine guided me with the clothes she chose for me (and explained WHY with each one), I started to see a totally different person in the mirror – confident and beautiful. Not only that, I am a different person – lighter, relaxed, confident, comfortable in my own skin and powerful.
As a success and leadership coach, I know that our success is strongly influenced by your ability to change and grow. You are what you think and this is reflected in how you present yourself to the outside world. My upgraded styling has enabled me to reflect my true authentic self from the inside out. It also impacted my business – recent pictures from a photoshoot has generated lots of comments and interest in what I do.
Catherine helped me understand (and accept!) my body and how to relate to the clothes I already own.
This has helped me to see the holes in my wardrobe I need to fill. This is such a relief!
More than that, she is gently coaching me into seeing my own potential reflected in how I dress.
It is so helpful to have a guide, especially if you have had pieces in your wardrobe for a very long time. I find I could not longer see them clearly. I had a sense that things did not fit properly, but I did not know what to do about it. Honestly I stopped shopping because I was tired of wasting money, not knowing what on earth to look for in terms of style and fit.
I can say I am gaining confidence about what looks best on me and how to put outfits together with much more ease. I am quickly growing my business and often feel pressed for time.
This week I was able to quickly assemble an outfit for an important meeting – and amazingly felt really good and CONFIDENT in it. This is the first time ever I have been able to throw something together on the fly and feel really good!
Catherine is always honest (so appreciate that!) yet gentle and you know she really wants the best for you. If you are looking to gain confidence in how you dress for success, Catherine is your woman.
Teri Beckman http://skillfulmeanstraining.com/
Helped me rebuild my wardrobe to reflect who I am as a strong and feminine woman.
The Style Power Program is all about fashion with a purpose and making the most out of your wardrobe. The Program inspired me to de-clutter my closet and rebuild a wardrobe that reflects a strong and feminine woman. Working in a ‘female under-represented’ field, I had previously dressed as I thought I should, though I slowly started to bring more of ME into my professional attired. With this program, I was finally able to let go of the old and move forward to a more modern version of myself.
Catherine’s mentorship went beyond the fashion trends and focused on how fashion makes you feel. Her genuine passion and knowledge of style really shined through her ability to connect and challenge me to make subtle changes that make the world of a difference.
Tera Haramoto Engineer
Before the Style Power Program, I was basically on autopilot when it came to how I looked.
I was professional – but boring! I’m a professional musician, so “concert black” is our uniform and since I am a classical sacred singer, “conservative” was my motto. However, I knew I wanted to make a change in my life and started to expand my voice studio into a more impactful business.
Enter Style Power! Catherine has a wonderfully energetic, yet gentle, way of getting you to take a look at how you are presenting yourself to the world. It’s more than the clothes you wear. It’s how you feel and the energy and confidence that comes with that. I swear I was walking taller by the end of the first few weeks. Catherine challenged me to be visible, which is a big issue for me. However, with the tools of the program, I have stepped out of the shadows and into my life and business in a bigger way.
All of the modules are great, but I found the closet evaluation exercise very valuable. It’s a work in progress for me, but I was surprised by how many items I had that weren’t really “me” anymore. I don’t want to hang onto the “old me.” I like the “new me” that is emerging.
The biggest affirmation that I’ve gotten about my Style Power came a few weeks ago when a woman at my church job came up to me and said, “Dr. Anne, this has nothing to do with church, but I just want you to know, your outfits are always so cute!” Thanks, Catherine!!
Dr. Ann Sinclair President and Founder, Solid Vocal Foundation
Liberating and empowering!
I get it. I finally get it. Thanks to Catherine, I can look in my closet or go to the store, look at a piece of clothing and know why it does or doesn’t work for me. That is so liberating and empowering!
Stephanie Halligan www.arttoself.com
I added some basic staples that I’d been missing — really simple pieces that still had some style and personality.
I’ve learned so much and it will continue to evolve, I’m sure. During the Style Power course, I cleaned out my closet and got rid of a lot of things that just weren’t working for me. I realized I had too many accents and not enough foundation. So I added some basic staples that I’d been missing — really simple pieces that still had some style and personality. To my surprise and delight, I discovered how these simple pieces can act like a canvas on which one special piece of clothing or jewelry can really shine!
My old favorite things look so much better against my new foundation – and people notice and compliment me on pieces I’ve had for years!
It was great to post pictures and get your feedback, Catherine. I have pretty good intuition about what works for me and a pretty good eye as an artist. But I had some blind spots, and I was missing the fine tuning that you provided.
And the best thing about taking pictures is that now I have a photo album of outfits that work for me. I can look back to them anytime I get unsure – either to replicate them or to integrate the lessons more deeply. It’s easy to revert back to our habitual ways. but now when I get distracted or forget what I learned, I can go back and look at my photos to see what worked and what didn’t.
And each time I put an outfit together that works, I reinforce my understanding and intuition. I ground in it more fully and feel better and better in my clothes! Thank you!
Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo Textile Artist and Educator, threadsofawakening.com
If you think your fashion sense is off the charts, you too can benefit from Catherine Cassidy’s Style Power Program.
I love shopping and styling my clothes, but as my business exploded, I knew it was time to transform my girly image.
The program allowed me to define my signature style for speaking engagements & TV interviews. It was also an opportunity to get clear about how I wanted to show up in the world. If you’re serious about your role as a Feminine Leader and want ALL eyes on your business, I can’t rave enough about Style Power.
It’s the piece your brand image has been missing.
Ungenita Prevost www.SellingINStilettos.com
Catherine you have changed my world forever!Thank you so much for everything you gave me today and for being so incredibly present in my world. Your gifts for making this fierce badass girl feel even more delicious deserve so many accolades! Christina Dunbar you were not messin around when you told me to bring this woman into my circle!Catherine gave me the tools I needed to dress my body when it was 243 lbs. I have since gotten healthy and lost 10 dress sizes and guess what? I still know how to dress my even littler body because Catherine teaches you how to dress for who you are at any time. I am a punk rock professor who presents at academic conferences. I have to be true to my soul while still making a lasting professional impact on others. Catherine has taught me how to do that no matter what size my body is.While getting my PhD, I am running my own public speaking business Bird Girl Industries www.birdgirlindustries.com. It is my true purpose on earth to ignite others, especially women, so that they can be fully equipped to be fierce change agents in the world. I am so grateful that Catherine helps me put my best dressed body forward so that I can engage and impress every single day.
Melissa Bird www.birdgirlindustries.com
I learned that I did not need a whole new wardrobe, just an update to what I wore.Just when I purchased yet another black pair of pants and a shirt that almost looked decent on me, I saw the promotion for the Style Program, I quickly signed up because I am starting a business where I will be presenting to children, teens and adults and I want to look like I got dressed on purpose. In my daily work as a Career Counselor I felt I had sunk into a rut (Monday I wear this and Tuesday I wear that) and was not satisfied with my work look either. I did the exercises and listened as Catherine gently coached myself and others on how to maximize the clothes they owned with pieces that made a statement (for them).
I learned that I did not need a whole new wardrobe, just an update to what I wore. While I lose weight and continue to define my style, I feel more confident to buy clothes that look and feel good on me. Since I was updating my clothing style, I also decided to update my hairstyle and glasses and boy have I been getting compliments. My husband says I look younger and my friends recognize the new pieces that I am pairing with the clothes in my wardrobe and are asking to borrow jewelry and pieces and they never did that before!
Lorraine McKnight, Lead Etiquette Trainer www.etiquetteis.com
Catherine gives women tools to enhance their existing style so they feel armed with even more confidence.
When I think of Catherine Cassidy, the words style and power both come to mind. Catherine has a deep background in the fashion industry and a presentation style that makes it easy to like her. But, it’s Catherine’s focus on “StylePower”that really sets her apart! Catherine speaks about being an empowered woman and using style to convey personal confidence in a way that is individualized, feminist, and uplifting. While many “style experts” leave women feeling as if there is something wrong with them, Catherine gives women tools to enhance their existing style so they feel armed with even more confidence. Catherine has spoken to the young women who Running Start trains to run for political office. She is always such a hit! When our young women walk out of a session with Catherine, they hold their heads higher and prouder. If you’re looking for a great speaker on how to own and grow your StylePower, Catherine Cassidy is your woman!
Melissa Richmond Vice President, Running Start
Catherine gave incredible insight on the role fashion plays with confidence and enhancing one’s work experience.
“Catherine was an incredible addition to the GW Women in Business Annual Spring Conference. The purpose of our conference was to help empower, and help young professionals to expand their boundaries to find what makes them limitless. Catherine’s knowledge undoubtedly helped guide the attendees on how to get one step closer to becoming “limitless”. Catherine gave incredible insight on the role fashion plays with confidence and enhancing one’s work experience. The backbone that Ustyled is built upon should be shared with all professionals as it can help take their work experiences to the next level.”
Simran Mirchandani Chairwoman, GW Women in Business