It’s been 9+ years of helping professional women define their style and evolve their wardrobe and my FAVORITE part of it all is still, hands down, when the light goes on and she sees her power + potential.
Because, while style is the catalyst, the work is ALL about helping YOU see, own and feel your power + potential.
Ultimately, it comes down to Confidence.
Confidence comes from a true inner knowing of your self. Style comes from owning that inner confidence and projecting it through your clothes and presence.
I want YOU to own your power + potential with complete confidence in yourself and how you show up as a leader. And it really can be as easy as 1-2-3. In fact, I’ll break it down for you …
-1- Get Grounded
You can dress the part and look the part, but what happens when you don’t feel the part? You come across as inauthentic and thus untrustworthy. Or, at the very least, people can’t quite put their finger on why you feel a bit off. Bottom line: your presence is incongruent with what you’re saying.
To create buy-in as a leader, people need to trust what you’re saying is true. BS-ing doesn’t get you very far. Neither does ‘fake it ’til you make it’ if you don’t believe it.
You have to start with the inner work to get clear and confident before you even address the outer part of how you show up as a leader.
Consider these two questions:
- How do you want to FEEL in each situation?
- How do you want others to feel in your presence as a leader?
-2- Get Clarity
Ultimately, what you wear DOES matter. To you. Studies have shown that you wear not only influences how others perceive you, but more important it influences how you feel about yourself.
So, how do you get clear?
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 (yes, again!)!
- Create a Vision
- Dress YOUR Body
- Know your Elements of Style
Ultimately, this is about your personal style. Not what you should do. And not even really about what’s appropriate.
Still, how you show up as a leader does take your audience into consideration but without sacrificing yourself in a way that makes you show up inauthentically.
Your Elements of Style are the colors you choose, the prints and fabrics you choose, the details of the pieces you love and throwing it all together easily every morning.
> Work through the 1-2-3 to find your Leadership Style Power
-3- Get in ACTION!
This is the part that you’re probably not going to like — you have to actually DO IT!
Step 2 can be very esoteric up to a point (unless you opt into support with the Find your Leadership Style Power — congrats, you’re already in ACTION!).
Step 3 cannot be ignored or you’ll stay stuck in the mode of ‘closet full of clothes and nothing to wear’ and frustration … wearing the same thing every day (or some iteration of the same) because, whatever, it works! That’s not a very powerful place to come from as you show up as a leader.
Though, I get it. Shopping can be very frustrating and overwhelming. This is why I create a PLAN for each of our clients. This helps you to know what you’re looking for and prioritize updating your wardrobe, over time.
So get into action:
- CLEANSE your closet! (Yes, try on every piece and aim to keep only the pieces you love!)
- UPDATE with a new piece every month or so, according to your plan/needs
If you do get into action, tag us in your posts on Instagram! Use #leadershipstylepower and #confidencecatalyst and tag me @catherinecassidy.co and I’ll re-share (visibility is powerful in leadership!).