Last week I posted the first part of my Q&A with Kimberly Shorter involving self-reinvention. As promised, here is Part 2.
Q: Where can we find inspiration or reinforcements to help us in our quest to reinvent ourselves?
A: One of my favorite resources is happyblackwoman.com. It’s run by Rosetta Thurman who draws from personal experience as well as her experience as a coach to provide helpful information on topics ranging from dating to having a side hustle. She also created the ‘31 Days to Reset Your Life Challenge‘ which has been tremendously popular.
Q: What are some good examples of public figures (celebs, politicians, etc.) who succeeded at reinventing themselves?
A: Someone who immediately comes to mind is Tina Turner. We all know the story of how she went from being the abused better half of Ike & Tina Turner to being an acclaimed star in her own right by escaping from Ike, focusing on self, turning to Buddhism and reigniting her career.
Q: Do you have any client experiences that you can offer as an example? (I understand the client confidentiality that you abide by, so if you choose not to answer this one, I totally understand.)
A: Being an image consultant, clients usually come to me because they’re in a style rut i.e. they need a makeup and/or wardrobe update. Sometimes they don’t even realize the rippling effects that the update will have on their lives until after the fact. I receive follow-up emails re: the compliments they’ve received or how excited they are now when they’re getting dressed or shopping because I’ve what I’ve taught them. I wrote a post on RasberryConsulting.com about what I call ‘the psychology of personal styling.’ Just when you think it’s just about a new look, it’s about so much more. I help people make not just external changes, but internal ones as well.
I really appreciate having the opportunity to discuss the topic of self-reinvention with Kimberly. Based on some of the conversations I see on Twitter, quite a few people are dealing with it in one way or another. If you have questions about reinventing yourself personally or professionally, please feel free to contact me.