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Career Change – Why People are Switching to Image Consulting and Soft Skills Training

Most people I know who decided to change career paths did so not because they wanted something more out of their jobs, but because they wanted to do something of their own.

They realized that they did not want to continue working in their monotonous 9 to 5 jobs and chose career options where they get to be their own boss.

Being an advocate of image consulting and soft skills training as a career, I have always advised people to pursue this self-employment course. And it’s a great pleasure to see lives change for the good.

Image consulting and soft skills training industry is thousands of crores huge and only growing bigger because of the need of people to present their best selves in their professional and personal lives.

But that’s not the only benefit these career paths are associated with.

Benefits of Image Consulting and Soft Skills Training

Work-Life balance

You cannot expect work-life balance from constantly demanding full-day jobs.

On the other hand, image consulting and soft skills training careers give you the professional and personal freedom that you have always wanted.

  • You can create your own work schedule around your other responsibilities or even hobbies.
  • You can undertake long-term and short-term projects based on your availability.

No Qualification Prerequisites

Unlike almost any other career field, you can become an image consultant and soft skills trainer irrespective of your educational background.

Whether you’re a graduate, a post-graduate, or have 12th qualification, you can enter this industry with a simple image consultant and soft skills trainer certification.

However, to succeed in these career fields, you must have these qualities :

  • Communication skills
  • Confidence
  • Networking skills
  • Empathy
  • An eye for fashion

No Age Restrictions

You can become an image consultant, a soft skills trainer, or both at any age. Moreover, these career options are one of the best choices you can make if you’ve had a long career break or are looking to rejoin the workforce after a sabbatical.


You will just have to enrol in the individual or combination course, based on what you want to become, and receive an image consulting and/or soft skills certification to get started.

21 Glam Careers

When you opt for the combination image consulting and soft skills training course, you get access to not just 1 or 2 but 21 career options.

And the best part is that all these 21 career options are as glam as you can expect.

Based on the kind of clients you approach, you can work with IT experts, celebrities, politicians, students, job seekers, artists, homemakers, you name it.

Here are some of those 21 glam careers to give you an idea:

  • Personal Stylist
  • Grooming and Etiquette Coach
  • Media and TV stylist
  • Wardrobe Consultant
  • Makeover Consultant
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Confidence Coach
  • Employability Skills Trainer
  • Event Stylist, etc.

Financial Stability

As a successful image consultant and soft skills trainer, you can earn up to your full potential. All you must know is how to get the right projects.

You can get small projects such as preparing someone for an interview where you can easily charge up to INR 10,000 or more.

You can also get long-term projects such as business etiquette training in an IT firm where you can earn in lacs.

Some of my image consulting students today, who have selected wardrobe styling and event styling as their niche, easily earn up to INR 1 Lac per project. So, if you pick your niche wisely, you won’t have to rely on monthly paycheques.

Image consulting and soft skills training careers have always been rewarding, but they have started gaining popularity recently.

So, jump on the bandwagon and build yourself a career where you can transform not just your life, but others’ too.

All the best!

Author Bio

An award-winning Image Management Professional, Suman Agarwal has helped students, home-makers, women on sabbatical as well as people seeking second career alternatives to explore Image Management and Soft Skill Training as a vibrant professional choice.

She frequently writes blog posts about the urgent need of image consulting professionals and soft skill trainers in the 21st century and loves guiding people in exploring lucrative career options. Write to her at sumanagarwal@imageconsultinginstitute.com to seek advanced career guidance.