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AICI GL BAL

LEADERSHIP EDITION

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

FEATURE

WE ALL NEED TO BE LEADERS TODAY LEADING THROUGH INNOVATION:

AN INTERVIEW WITH IMOGEN LAMPORT, AICI CIP MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

KAREN SNOW, AICI CIP OCTOBER 2019


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EDITOR’S NOTE 2019

AICI BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Ferial Youakim, AICI CIM Past President Riet de Vlieger, AICI CIP Secretary Gail Morgan, AICI CIP Treasurer Marilyn Neel, AICI CIC VP Human Resources Lilian Bustamante, AICI CIM VP Certification Ana Cheong, AICI CIP VP Education Shanna Wu Pecoraro, AICI CIP VP Business Development Maria Pia Estebecorena, AICI CIP VP Conference Mia LaMotte, AICI CIC VP Marketing Fernanda Luchesi, AICI CIC VP Chapters Sunny Wang, AICI CIP Executive Director Gigi Jaber, MBA

WE ARE THE SUPRA LEADERS! Who is a leader in the real sense of the term? What is the role of a leader? Leadership is quite a word in itself. I always find it challenging to define leadership in a few words. For me, leadership equates to the qualities a person has that earns them the respect and following of the masses. In my experience of being part of the image consulting industry, there is one quality that emerges out of all the beautiful qualities of a leader: the quality of creating and nurturing more leaders! When I entered the world of image consulting in 2011, I worked with clients to grow in their roles and helped them become the leaders they wanted to be. Then in 2014, when I joined AICI, I was privileged to be mentored by our industry leaders. These leaders empowered me to educate, coach & guide aspiring image consultants to be future global leaders in our industry My journey brought me to realize that as image consultants and coaches, we are on a continuous path of creating more leaders around us. The leaders who are continually creating more leaders, I call them Supra Leaders! A group of 12 Supra Leaders laid the foundation of this practice in the year 1990 when they formed the industry's most prestigious organization, Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). In this edition, I'm honored to present to you one of the 12 Supra Leaders, Dominique Isbecque, AICI CIP. She reminds us of our super-powers and asks us as future Supra Leaders where we want to lead this industry. The answer to this question lies in the story of an image consultant whose name is synonymous with the word “innovation” in the industry. Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP, and winner of the Jane Seagerstorm award, tells us about the importance of innovation, individuality and earning credibility from certification. We are also happy to share the story of Karen Snow, AICI CIP from the United States in our member spotlight section.

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This edition about leadership is brought to you by the fantastic team of image consulting leaders who bring rich content from around the world to inspire you. I believe it is a privilege to better the lives of others, to help people progress from where they are to where they want to be. As Supra Leaders, we can enrich, empower, and inspire.

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COPY EDITORS Bernie Burson, AICI CIC Julie Kaufman, AICI CIP

FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Dominique Isebeque, AICI CIP Maria Monica F. Prado Sonia Dubey Dewan, AICI CIP

LAYOUT Limb Design AICI GLOBAL is produced quarterly by Association of Image Consultants International, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the level of professionalism and enhancing the recognition of image consultants. AICI GLOBAL promotes AICI’s ideas, activities, interests and goals to its members. Responsibility is not assumed for the opinions of writers or other articles. AICI GLOBAL does not endorse or guarantee the products and services it advertises. 2019 © Association of Image Consultants International. All rights reserved. No part of this online publication may be duplicated or reproduced without permission from the publisher. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy of information included in the magazine at the time of publication, the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising from errors or omissions.

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER................................. 6

ARTICLES Make a Significant Difference: Lead with the Heart..... 12 Set the Standard: Become an Image Leader in Your Community...........................................22 The New Look of Leadership........................................29

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CERTIFICATION Story of Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP.............................. 16

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BETWEEN US Member Spotlight: Karen Snow, AICI CIP...................... 25 Introducing our New Class: CICs & CIPs .....................34

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT A

moment of gratitude and recognition is certainty warranted for our distinguished chapter leaders, board of directors, and members for their outstanding examples of leadership and ongoing contributions. Our team has achieved many tremendous things over the past few years, and I am certain that the years ahead will be even more fruitful as we continue to be leaders within our industry. Remember, with each inch of growth comes new opportunities to explore, including networking to expand and enhance our team’s efforts. As members, we hold ourselves to the highest of standards, and we measure our performances and successes based on the satisfaction of those we serve. Have no doubt that we are making a difference, but there is always room for improvement. As an active member of AICI, I can personally attest that this board’s extensive base of knowledge, commitment to professionalism, and outstanding leadership is one of my own most invaluable takeaways. Great leadership is often a misguided phrase whereby it is wrongly assumed that the person doing the best job with their own two hands is the best leader. Yet this is far from what should be used as a litmus test for a great leader. Why?

It comes down to the difference between motivation, inspiration, influence, and empowerment. We all know that great leaders are doers. They lead by example, never asking of others what they aren’t first willing to ask of themselves. But the ‘doer factor’ is just one part of what makes a great leader. Leaders harness the power of motivation, inspiration, influence, and empowerment. As influencers, they will empower their onlookers with the tools, knowledge, and desire to get there on their own. We are helping empower others to monumentally change their own lives. Yet in order to continue to raise the quality of what we offer, we must establish in-depth relationships with all our members. We must adequately understand their unique goals and challenges and have a firm grasp on their unique set of circumstances. Only then can we offer truly sound advice that propels them toward their own success. Our vision is to improve what once was and take new opportunities to new levels of success so that we remain a vital element within our industry. You are a big part of making this vision a reality. We are all leaders in some capacity. We are responsible for our lives and for our decisions. Therefore, we invite you to be active within AICI and be part of this journey. We challenge you to be leaders, not just doers.

Yours Truly,

FERIAL YOUAKIM, AICI CIM

AICI International President

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FEATURE ARTICLE

WE ALL NEED TO BE LEADERS TODAY BY DOMINIQUE ISBECQUE, AICI CIP

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"IF WOMEN RAN THE WORLD, THERE WOULD BE NO WARS." IT'S AN OLD STEREOTYPE, BUT THERE'S SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR THE EFFECTS OF MORE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS..."

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et’s face it, when people are asked to think of a leader, most people will name men. No surprise and thankfully we can change that. You do not have to lead groups in order to be a leader. No matter if your work is coaching, consulting, shopping for clients, or training personnel in professional presence, we are all leaders. Clients and companies seek us out because they want and need guidance to advance in their careers or improve their social lives. Companies also want to align the image of their staff to the brand image of their organization. They come to us because we lead them to the results they want through our work. Most of us naturally model these results either through our own presentation or communication style. Most of us do this even without thinking of the word “leader”. But what happens when you do it with a leadership consciousness? What is leadership consciousness? It is fully owning your leadership presence and using it to empower your clients to reach their full potential. The difference is magical! When we do something with conscious deliberation, we

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are directing our skills, our mindset to those end-goals. We are then able to recreate what we did, and in turn, better able to predict an outcome with and for our clients. It is not hit or miss. When we give leadership power to our thoughts, we are much more effective. If we only focus on the superficial (that which they say they want – image, style, wardrobe), then that is what they will experience. When we provide our clients with those same services with leadership consciousness, the self-empowerment that they experience from working with us becomes truly transformational. Leadership has various styles. This became apparent to me while working with my fellow AICI Merger Committee and co-founders 30 years ago. For me, that was my leadership boot camp. When we formed AICI back in the early 80s, 12 of us got together around a single idea. After weeks and months of productive and collaborative discussions, we were able to align on one vision. For that one vision to become reality, we needed to be completely clear on what we were seeking to create, how it would feel for members, and of course, the logistical end of finances, management, and structure.


The one thing that we spent an enormous amount of time on was the name of the organization and then the colors of our logo. No surprise. The process was very structured in that in each meeting, one committee member was designated as the facilitator. In this way, each of the committee members had a chance to facilitate the group process. What this taught me personally is the benefit and the power of facilitating versus being a leader who has the final word. For me, facilitation was the key to leadership. Facilitation is not being the director. Facilitation is creating a space for others to collaborate, work together, and brainstorm productively. In essence, most of us facilitate image change for our clients. By each taking a turn to be the facilitator, it became a lateral hierarchy. Of course, there were always individuals whose voices were heard more than others. When you get 12 women together, that was inevitable. Facilitation taught me how to manage everyone’s different needs. One person might just need to be heard, another might need to be seen, and some people like being productive and are not motivated by being at the center stage. A team

needs all types, including the more silent ones who step back to observe the big picture. I think I was that quieter type bringing reflective consideration to the team. The team also needs a certain amount of healthy conflict in order to create and design solutions. Our Merger Committee certainly had plenty of that. Each of us is a leader in our own way, with our own style, personality, strengths, and limitations. Do not underestimate the potential impact you have on clients, especially on women today. When women experience being leaders in their own way, they transform their world. Their world might be their family, workplace, or society. “We need to encourage girls that their voice matters. I think there are hundreds and thousands of Malalas out there.” — Malala Yousafzai When working with clients, drill down to both get clear on the goals and envision the experience they want to have. What will they be able to do as a result of your service? With this clarity, you can lead

"...IN FACT, ACCORDING TO A MORGAN STANLEY REPORT, 'MORE GENDER DIVERSITY, PARTICULARLY IN CORPORATE SETTINGS, CAN TRANSLATE TO INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY, GREATER INNOVATION, BETTER PRODUCTS, BETTER DECISION-MAKING, AND HIGHER EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND SATISFACTION.'" —STEVE BROOKMAN FOR ALLIUM GROUP

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them to that vision. Inspire them to be committed to their vision. For some clients, it will be quicker. To create AICI, it was a three-year process. We have the capacity to transform the world through our clients. One thing that each of us on the Merger Committee experienced very clearly at a very deep level was that we were creating something much bigger than any one of us could realize as individuals. We were aware that we were seeding a global movement. And lastly, we were aligned in our commitment to that vision. It was humbling, thrilling, validating, and exciting. A leader also knows when to turn things over because

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she has been grooming the next leader. This is the case with AICI. The original 12 founders long ago turned over the stewardship to very capable hands. Fast forward to today’s climate. The women’s (and men’s) empowerment movement is in full swing globally. With #MeToo, the fight for women’s rights, gender and pay equality, socio-political and economic freedoms, the list goes on of the many opportunities today where we can have incredible impact with and for our clients. AICI started as the seed of a vision of 12 individuals. We were clear and committed. We had structure and were able to work through our challenges because of mutual respect for one another.


The world could certainly use more of that respect today. That vision continues to evolve over time and remains true to its core purpose of grooming leaders in the image industry. Imagine the ripple we could create in the world if we were all to provide our same services, but to do it with a conscious leadership empowerment mindset. Our clients could better use their voice and image to impact the world and positive change would be unstoppable. A vision is a

very powerful catalyst when nurtured and honored. Today, you are empowering hundreds if not thousands of leaders worldwide. 2020 marks AICI’s 30th Anniversary. Where will you be and what would you like to see in your next 30 years? Lead with a vision.

"WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD THROUGH OUR CLIENTS."

DOMINIQUE ISBECQUE, AICI CIP, trainer, author, photographer, film-maker and pioneer is founder of both the IRCNY and Dominique Isbecque International. She provides tools, training and coaching support to entrepreneurial image professionals. Many of her graduates have become international trainers and leaders in Brazil, Japan, China and the US. Her coaching and training programs are live and online. She also facilitates the Image Consulting Certificate program at F.I.T. in NYC. At the corporate level, she has coached thousands of individuals from executives to support and sales staff, in the art of perception management, verbal and non-verbal communications, customer service, on-camera preparation and professional presence. Her train-the-trainer programs have been implemented at the national and global levels for HSBC, Saks Fifth Avenue and Coach, for whom she trained the international store managers in the US, Asia, France and the UK. Born in the Belgian Congo and raised in the U.S, her extensive travels to Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas give her a deep appreciation of the similarity and differences of all cultures. She believes that clarity brings confidence, conviction and results. Dominique uses tools of image communication to empower her clients to be successful. Her greatest rewards are successful graduates and clients. Dominique was the first national spokesperson for 1-800-FLOWERS, is co-author of The Perfect Fit, How to Start an Image Consulting Business, a Certified StrategistÂŽ from CoachU and holds a certificate in Leadership Studies from New York University. AICI honored Dominique with the 1996 IMMIE Award and the 2001 Award of Excellence. She now splits her time between Belgium and NYC.

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ARTICLE

MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE: LEAD WITH THE HEART BY MARIA MONICA F. PRADO

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"THE LEADERSHIP HAS EMPATHY AND LEADERS CARE ABOUT THE MEMBERS...ELEANOR ROOSEVELT ONCE SAID, 'TO HANDLE YOURSELF, USE YOUR HEAD; TO HANDLE OTHERS, USE YOUR HEART.'"

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eading people is a big responsibility, but it also gives leaders many opportunities. One of these is the opportunity to make a difference. What kind of difference a leader would make would definitely depend on the choices that he or she makes. I once conducted a business communication training for a small group of professionals from a multinational company. During the discussion, all of the participants shared about their traumatic experiences with their boss – how she treated them, spoke to them, and how bad she made them feel. Some of the participants even cried during our session. According to them, because of the hurtful words their boss said to them, they found it difficult to speak effectively and confidently. A month later, the second batch of participants from the same company came in for another round of training. The class sharing went towards the same direction. The participants shared about their traumatic experiences with the same boss. It was difficult to hear the stories and cries of these participants. As a facilitator, the best that

I could do was equip them with the techniques that they could use to courageously face different people in the workplace, including their boss. But after these trainings, I was left to ponder…Who is a true leader? How can we all become better leaders? How can leaders make a significant difference in other people’s lives? Being a leader is more than just having a title. It is more than just having power over some people. In the 2019 remake of the Disney hit movie, The Lion King, Mufasa, the beloved king and father of the hero Simba, made this powerful statement: “While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.” From Mufasa, we can learn that a true leader leads with the heart. How does a leader lead with the heart? Whether we are leading our own team or a group of clients or training participants, we can certainly use our hearts to move people. We have asked some leaders in the image consulting industry to share their own leadership stories and tips. Let us learn how we, too, can make a significant difference in the lives of others by leading with the heart.

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"HOW DOES A LEADER LEAD WITH THE HEART? WHETHER WE ARE LEADING OUR OWN TEAM OR A GROUP OF CLIENTS OR TRAINING PARTICIPANTS, WE CAN CERTAINLY USE OUR HEARTS TO MOVE PEOPLE."

LESSON NO. 1: INSPIRE PEOPLE.

LESSON NO. 2: BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

From Ferial Youakim, AICI CIM, International President of AICI, and Founder and Director of ByFerial

From Carla Mathis, AICI CIM, Author, and President and Co-Founder of The Style Core

My love for people is what led me to be where I am today. Seeing others transform into better individuals is a rewarding feeling that I cannot describe. My courage to tell my story has inspired others not to give up and to follow their dreams. Similarly, I refused to let go of my dream. No matter how hopeless my situation seemed, I held on, and I make sure that my clients can dream of a better outcome, too.

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Twenty-five years ago a young, cute, blond psychiatrist engaged me to give her a color and style consultation. She wanted to be taken seriously. Because I work with personality as well as coloring, I addressed both. Fast forward 25 years and she engaged me again. She thanked me because she used my techniques with her patients. She worked with the outside appearance to mirror the healthy inside. My inside/outside approach to personal styling was paid forward to thousands of patients.


LESSON NO. 3: CARE FOR YOUR PEOPLE.

From Helena Chenn, AICI CIM, Helena Chenn Couture When I served as AICI International VP of Membership, I always tried to establish a personal relationship with potential members by engaging them in a face-to-face or a telephone conversation and listening to their hopes and aspirations. Through these, they felt that AICI was an organization that cared about their members. Our AICI members are the most important aspect of belonging to the organization. The leadership has empathy and leaders care about the members.

The stories of Ferial, Carla, and Helena prove that it is possible for leaders to make a significant difference in other people’s lives. It is true that leaders have a big responsibility over the people they are leading. But it is also true that leaders have many opportunities. One of these is the opportunity to choose between one’s ego and one’s heart. If one leads with a true intention to serve others and not oneself, then the heart takes over the ego and the leadership takes on a deeper purpose. It is only then that the leader is able to make a significant difference in the lives of the people they are leading. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

"MY LOVE FOR PEOPLE IS WHAT LED ME TO BE WHERE I AM TODAY. SEEING OTHERS TRANSFORM INTO BETTER INDIVIDUALS IS A REWARDING FEELING THAT I CANNOT DESCRIBE."

MARIA MONICA F. PRADO, M.A. is a sought-after communication and image consultant, speaker, author, and writer. In 2010, with her background in the fields of communication, media and corporate training, Monica established Communicare Training and Development, a communication training firm. She has developed and conducted trainings for thousands of individuals and various local and multinational corporations. Monica is also the author of the children’s book, How Lisa Learned to Listen.

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CERTIFICATION

STORY OF

IMOGEN LAMPORT, AICI CIP BY SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIP

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"MY LIFE MOTTO IS 'WILL THE SKY FALL IN HENNY PENNY?' FROM THE CHILDREN'S BOOK HENNY PENNY. WHEN I'M SCARED, WHEN I THINK I MIGHT FAIL, I ASK MYSELF THIS? WHAT'S THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO—IF IT'S NOT DEATH, IF IT'S JUST EMBARRASSMENT OR POSSIBLE FAILURE, THEN I SHOULD GO FOR IT!"

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n this edition I bring to you a story of an image consultant who addresses all problems with a mindset to solve them and believes in sharing those solutions with the world.

Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP, has been in the image consulting industry since 2004 and has been training aspiring image consultants for over a decade. The 2019 AICI Jane Segerstrom Award winner and an innovator in the image industry, she has created an 18-directional personal colour analysis system and co-created the 16 Style Types which show how the 16 psychological types (Myers-Briggs) approach style. Moreover, she has been writing the globally award-winning style blog Inside Out Style for over a decade. Imogen has been chosen as a speaker at six AICI international conferences as well as at image conferences in Australia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She has also been asked to present at a Federation of Image Professionals event in the UK. Imogen is known for generously sharing her breadth of image knowledge with her readers, students, and training program attendees in a way that provides them with concrete, actionable information they can use in their own lives. Most image consultants across the world will have knowingly or unknowingly read, shared, or utilized Imogen’s wealth of knowledge in their careers. I had the opportunity to interview her recently and know more about her. Read along to know how Imogen became the name associated with innovation in the image consulting industry.

Q. Tell us about your journey and how you got started in the image consulting industry. A. I’ve always had a non-manufacturing-standard body shape (which I think most of us have, too) and so found it hard to purchase clothes that fit and looked good. In my teens in the 1980s, I had

started sewing my own clothes and was interested to know why some clothes I made looked good, and other styles (which looked great on the model on the pattern packet) looked bad on me. I was always interested in knowing the why about style. Then I borrowed Colour Me Beautiful from the library and became fascinated by colour as well. I was an obvious “Winter” at that time in my life and it made sense why

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my mustard yellow top made people ask me if I was feeling OK, whilst my hot pink tops always garnered compliments. Through my 20s, I bought every image book I could find (not many at that time) and was always wanting to know the why behind colour and style. Then, in my nearly-mid 30s as a new mother when “What Not to Wear” appeared on our TVs, my interest in the whys of style was reignited. I went and saw an image consultant speak and discovered that this was a career, that you could do a training course and become an image and colour consultant. I realized that this was what I’d been searching for all my life. I knew I always wanted to run my own business, but I never knew what it was until I discovered image.

Q. What was the biggest challenge you faced in your image consulting career and how did you overcome it? A. How to keep going when times are tough. I’ve weathered the Global Financial Crisis of 2009, marriage breakdown and divorce, and other personal things that come along and whack you sideways,

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sending you reeling. For me, being passionate about what I do makes a huge difference. I’m naturally self-disciplined, but it’s very easy to get de-motivated when times are hard and to let obstacles stop you in your tracks, rather than seeing if there is way around them, over them or through them. Being excited about what I do and knowing that it makes a big difference in my clients’ lives helps me keep going. Also, having a variety of aspects to my business helps. In 2008, I started my blog, which helped me through that global financial downturn that killed off many other image consultancies as it got me out to a bigger, broader audience than I would have had access to otherwise. In 2009, when times were slow in business and I was working on creating my Absolute Colour System of 18 colour groups, fewer clients meant more time for product development. Instead of looking at an empty diary as an opportunity to have a rest (or to close down), I used quiet times (there always are some) as times to write a new book, to develop a new program, to create something new that I can take to my clients and the world.


Q. What made you join AICI? A. I joined AICI the minute I had finished my training back in early 2004. I knew that being part of a professional association makes you more credible in the eyes of potential clients. Many may not tell you this, but they think it!

Q. Your accomplishments are amazing. Which achievement are you most proud of? A. I’m really proud of my blog, “Inside Out Style.” It’s a monster that is constantly demanding to be fed. After 11 years of blogging I’ve not run out of ideas (in fact I have around 50 potential post ideas written down waiting for me to flesh out at any one time). It has ignited my ability to have creative ideas and improved my writing no end! Writing has made me the image consultant I am today. It has stretched me, made me think, made me research, made me really understand colour and style. To explain complex ideas in a simple way to others takes skill.

Q. What made you achieve your certification, CIC and then CIP? A. I have an internal need to be seen as credible, and so going for my certification was a no-brainer for me. Getting my CIP was important as I was being asked to train others (people just kept coming to me and asking if I could train them) and I knew that to get a course CEU’d, being a CIP was important, and so I did it!

Q. How did achieving AICI certification help your career? A. From getting my CIP in 2009, I have been asked to speak at image conferences in The Philippines, Malaysia, UK, USA, and Mexico. It allows me to share my knowledge with others (which I love to do) and train aspiring image consultants globally through my online training programs.

Q. What advice would you like to give to other image consultants in the industry? A. Keep learning. I never stop learning. I am learning

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something every day, even now. I learn something from every client I see. There is always more to know! This is why I also go to AICI conferences. Even though some sessions may seem too basic, I know I’ll get something out of everything I go to. Don’t stop marketing. If you want a full-time business, then you have to market your services all the time that you are not actually seeing clients (or developing a product/program). You are never going to grow a business doing two hours of marketing a week. How you do it is up to you—you may enjoy networking groups, you may love speaking in public, you may find writing is your thing (like it is mine). There is no right or wrong way. Do what is right for you. Discover how you can understand your clients and offer them what they need in a way that works for them, which may be quite different from what you prefer. The more understood someone feels, the more they love you. We all want to be “got” by others and so having those tools and knowledge can help you in this world of artificial intelligence and programs that are now abounding. You don’t want to become redundant (when a store can pick your style, why do you need someone to go shopping with you?) in the new technological world. It is the personal touch, making your clients feel understood, that will keep you ahead of the game.

Q. What do you think is the next big thing in the industry? A. The online world is already here, but it is working out how to harness the power of it for your business. This space is going to keep growing and changing faster and faster. Technology is changing all our lives, AI algorithms are changing the future of the online shopping space quickly. So think about how you can make what you do an amazing experience for your client. In the end, a great experience is something people will tell their networks about.

"I’M REALLY PROUD OF MY BLOG, 'INSIDE OUT STYLE.'... IT HAS STRETCHED ME, MADE ME THINK, MADE ME RESEARCH, MADE ME REALLY UNDERSTAND COLOUR AND STYLE."

SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIP, is an Image Consultant, an International Keynote Speaker, and an Entrepreneur. She is the first Internationally Certified Image Professional (CIP) in India chapter by Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), USA and also the President of AICI India-New Delhi Chapter. Sonia is the Founder and Managing Partner of Indian School of Image Management (www.indianschoolofimage.com), providing education and training solutions to aspiring Image Consultants. Dubbed as a "Fairy Godmother of Transformation" by a leading news publication, Sonia is passionate about sharing her views on Image Management, Personal Branding, Positive Body Image, Entrepreneurship, and Women Empowerment. She regularly features in various news channels and publications in India and Mauritius. She is the Editor-in-Chief of AICI Global Magazine. She quotes, “You are your most valuable asset, start investing in it today.”

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IT'S TIME TO GET

AICI CERTIFIED

"Getting a certification from AICI is not about the promise of potential earnings. It is about the professionalism we uphold. Embrace certification for yourself and your profession and more importantly, for the clients we serve. "~Ana Cheong Cheok Yin, AICI CIP, VP Certification, AICI Global International Board The Association of Image Consultants International | 21


ARTICLE

SET THE STANDARD: BECOME AN IMAGE LEADER IN YOUR COMMUNITY BY CARRIE MCCONKEY

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tie that binds AICI members is the steadfast quest to be outstanding in our fields. We are constantly on the move, continuing to educate ourselves and grow. We take risks and embark on new endeavors with eyes wide open and optimistic attitudes. It is what separates us from others who share the same vocation.

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We serve as educators and ambassadors for the idea that image in the form of appearance, behavior, and communication is as relevant a concept today as it ever was. Despite society lessening its grip on the importance of looking your best, we stand as stalwart advocates that improving one's image can improve one's life.


In communities big and small, AICI members can serve as subject matter experts in the field of image consulting. Becoming a relied-upon resource in your region is not only exciting; it is achievable. This article will cover three ways to grow your recognition as a pacesetter in your community. Choose your favorite or try them all to increase your local involvement and demonstrate the expertise that only an AICI professional can provide!

businesses, ribbon cuttings, public book readings at the library, and fundraising luncheons are just a few. Lists of these gatherings can be found through your local Chamber of Commerce, online event listings, and social media. Strive to schedule at least one in your calendar each week. During the function, don't hold back from cheerfully introducing yourself to fellow attendees. Exchange business cards, and always follow up with a personal email and LinkedIn connection. Whether a potential prospect or simply a supporter, your aim is to let them know that a person with your unique set of skills is only a phone call away.

SEE AND BE SEEN: THE IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING In today's world, business can be conducted without ever leaving home, which is a great asset toward achieving work-life balance. However, to become a familiar face in your community, it's best to get out and about. Many free events that provide fruitful opportunities for networking exist. Workshops geared toward small

SPEAK UP AND STAND OUT: PUBLIC SPEAKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY If public speaking excites you, take advantage of myriad opportunities available within your community to reach out to groups of all kinds.

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Churches, universities, service clubs, and professional organizations are all seeking presenters on a monthly basis. Your neighborhood library can be a great place to research what associations exist in your area. Vast databases of detailed information exist, most often including email addresses and phone numbers of organization representatives. Additionally, local newspapers often include weekly reports of community meetings, or once again call upon your trusty Chamber of Commerce for ideas. Focus on your target market first, but be open to a variety of audiences who will find your knowledge base interesting and pass it on. While you may have to speak for free, the chance to bring positive attention to you and your business will plant seeds for future success. Embrace these opportunities to be seen as an image consulting expert as you educate, inform, and entertain!

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS Television, radio, newspapers, and magazines can get the word out about what you do and present you as a credible resource. Being proactive can provide opportunities for this special recognition and is not always as unreachable as it may appear.

Start by compiling a list of local print and broadcast media representatives such as newspaper editors and television anchors. In most cases, emails for these individuals are available online so they can be easily reached for interesting news and current events. This is your cue! Email them with article or television appearance ideas or send a press release. Make sure you personalize each message by saying something positive about their publication or newscast and include a headshot. Should you receive a response (even if it's a "not now"), keep in touch periodically with the individual to build your relationship. Send news updates as well as "just because" messages, such as a compliment on a recent story. Your aim is to become their friendly, available, go-to professional when it comes to all things image. Whether you're representing AICI and the image consulting industry in person through networking or public speaking or indirectly through media, you can serve your community by being a thought leader in your field. Being seen meaningfully and often outside of the virtual world of websites and social media can add authenticity to your brand and clarify your message. The field of image consulting touches every area of life, and you can become the voice of choice. Explore the possibilities and take one step today toward being a valued resource to your region!

CARRIE MCCONKEY, M.S., has loved the principles of design and color since childhood, sewing clothing for her Barbie dolls and entering a middle school science fair with a booth themed “The Psychology of Color”. After a career that included interior design, bridal gown design, and work in the nonprofit sector in the fields of Career Services and Fundraising, Carrie founded Carrie M. Image & Fashion Consulting based in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. She now works with individuals and corporations helping busy professionals increase their confidence and leadership potential through the development of their image. She also provides guidance through her “Image Matters” column in the Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Knox.biz business journal and “Ask Carrie M.” fashion advice column in Knoxville Style Magazine.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:

KAREN SNOW, AICI CIP BY SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIP

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T

he member spotlight section aims to feature the best of the image consulting industry from around the world. This time I'm proud to interview an industry expert with more than 25 years of experience. Not only does she have has a rich background in image consulting, but she also served many leadership roles and have exciting stories to share. Karen Snow, AICI CIP profoundly believes that every person on the planet has a mission and purpose to fulfill. With appreciation and gratitude for her wonderful clients, she gets to fulfill hers." Meet Karen, the timelessly classic, naturally elegant and whimsically artful.

1993, and most of those are still with me today.

Q. What do you do in your business? A. My goal is for clients to experience the transformative power of true self-expression. I use a combination of in-person services and online tools to provide personal color and style analysis, personal shopping, and in-home work of all kinds, including closet design and organization, editing, evaluating purchases they have made on their own, creating new combinations, and packing for travel. This summer between shopping seasons, I have been particularly focused on updating eyewear and restyling jewelry to keep clients engaged and looking refreshed.

Q. How did you get started in image consulting?

Q. What is image consulting like in the USA today? As it all started in the USA, how do you think the industry has evolved over time?

A. I was always fascinated when Nordstrom

A. A quick internet search of “image consulting in

would bring a rolling rack of 16 clothing pieces to do a lunchtime dress-for-success seminar at the telecommunications company where I worked. So when I married and moved to California from the Seattle area, I joined Nordstrom to combine my sales and customer service experience with my psychology degree to help others in a more creative way. I worked my way into the Personal Shopping department and after a year of answering phones and scheduling clients for others, I was offered a personal shopping position. Then I realized I just did not know as much as I needed to know about choosing colors and clothing for men and women. I went outside the company for color and style training, working evenings and weekends around the training dates for over two years. Confidence grew along with experience; sales grew along with my referral client base. Managers, buyers, tailors, and my outside trainers were all so helpful along the way. After eight years, it was time to move forward as an independent consultant so that my clients would have more choices from other stores as well as more of my skills. A handful of clients came with me back in

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1985” yields about 35 million results, compared with over 310 million for “image consulting” today, so I would say it has changed a lot. I cannot speak for the entire country, but clearly there is a lot more going on out there, and far more than I can address in a paragraph or two. I will say that what we do has not changed but how we do it has changed dramatically. We are using technology like never before. Online image training and client consultations have opened the doors to access both consumer and consultant. Online shopping has made a wider range of goods available tomorrow and around the globe. Many of my clients adore the access they have to their “online closet” which shows them what to buy, what they own, and how to wear those pieces together. I have clients all over the US as a result of such tools. Clients send me their calendar of upcoming events and I take it from there. The name of the game is change and it will be interesting to see how it continues to impact brick and mortar stores. What I see on the sales floors now is what they know they can sell. Where does that leave the rest of us? Online for more choices, which


can be overwhelming for the average consumer. One of my clients who works for Apple commented that I would never be out of a job because the average online shopper or box-service user is not very good at self-assessment. It was quite a compliment coming from him, but I am sure artificial intelligence is working on solving that!

is why I continue to serve the AICI West chapter in an advisory capacity.

Q. You have served AICI through several leadership positions. Tell us about them and what made you get involved in AICI leadership in the first place.

in CIP for me provides a more accurate, big-picture image of not just my certified education, but also my experience, trainings I have given, participation and leadership, philanthropy and promotion of this industry from the leading and largest professional association of personal and corporate image consultants worldwide. Now more than ever with so many levels of skill and ways of doing business out there, prospective clients tell me that my AICI CIP matters to them and they want to work with someone who has it.

A. I got involved at the chapter level the second year after I joined because I wanted to get to know the association better, find mentors, and make friends. Participation –being helpful and useful – is natural for me, so I took on the role of Chapter Treasurer when I said “yes” to knowing about bookkeeping software. Truthfully, I had no idea, but I knew I could learn! I held that position for two years before taking on the VP of Membership and helping to grow the San Francisco chapter roster. From there, Chapter President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President followed. I am most comfortable working behind the scenes so these particular roles were a real stretch for me beyond my mantra of “ease and grace”. Leadership participation led to “points” needed to fulfill my CIP requirements and I learned so much about working together as a team in the process. I also served on numerous committees at the international level over the years. One of my favorite positions was International Treasurer, back when the Beijing chapter was getting started and only one member had a credit card and everyone else used cash. Our association management company was so helpful through that process. The other role I especially enjoyed was as Chair of the Certification committee, coaching CIP applicants and reviewing their applications sent from all over the world. I recall more than twenty in one year! It was truly an honor to recommend these pioneers from their respective countries. I do believe you get out of an organization what you put into it, and the more people who participate, the lighter the load and the more fun for everyone, which

Q. You are one of the only 100 Certified Image Professionals (CIP) in the world. Why did you seek your CIP certification? A. I value what CIP represents. The “Professional”

Q. We wrapped up AICI Global Conference at Chicago in April 2019. Tell us about your favorite moments from the conference. A. S eeing so many new faces and hearing so many different languages spoken – I loved sitting down in workshops next to you to learn your stories. Your travels across the planet at great effort and expense humbled me and I was in awe of your dedication and commitment. •• Our keynotes were thought-provoking, humorous and insightful, and the creativity showcased in the fashion show was fantastic. •• Seeing our Board shine and the culmination of their hard work come together. •• The awards ceremony is always a special highlight. Those individuals and chapters who went the extra mile to make a positive difference inspired me. Perhaps the best moments from the conference were reconnecting with colleagues from around the world whom I have known for years because of AICI. There is nothing like a face-to–face smile and an in-person hug or handshake. They remind me that I am part of a truly global resource of friendship, opportunity, and support.

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Q. The AICI October Issue talks about leadership. Tell us your views on leadership. A. Many books have been written about leaders and leadership throughout history, so I will speak from my personal perspective. Good leadership to me is an essential quality in a successful organization. It effectively identifies and communicates group values and goals both internally and externally; guiding, encouraging and supporting others to work together toward those goals.

Can I be a leader in my image consulting business of one? Absolutely. If I did not lead, I would not have a business. For me, it means creating the vision, defining the mission, and building relationships and systems to support my goals. The accountant, the tech person, the web designer, my photographer, resources for client care in hair, makeup, tailoring, shoe repair, eyewear, in-store shoppers, and closet system providers are part of my team. Colleagues to bounce off questions, challenges, and ideas over a cup of tea are definitely on my team. As I get ready to take my car in for service in advance of the fall shopping season for clients, I realize that what helps my business go is a whole bunch of folks. Many leaders receive all the credit for how well their organizations work, but even as an organization of “one”, I know

that it takes a village to make that possible.

Q. What is your best business advice for other image consultants? A. Be open to change. Refining one’s life balance is a life-long process because of it. Make time to reflect. I believe I am here in Earth school to learn, so casting myself in cement by doing business a certain way can be limiting not only to my clients but also especially to me. Continuing my education, both formal and informal, and staying open to people, ideas, and opportunities that resonate with my values and spark my inner fire help me to choose, use, and develop more of the gifts and talents I am here to share.

Q. What do you like to do for fun? A. Tapping into my creativity for clients is truly fun for me so when I am not focused on them, I am often up to my elbows trying to bring more harmony, beauty, peace and joy to my own corner of the world, especially if I can reduce, reuse, and recycle! Arranging flowers, creating tablescapes, visiting museums, gardens and historic homes are all fun for me. My favorite websites to peruse are real estate listings of old homes and cottages for sale in other parts of the world so I can imagine fixing them up or rearranging the furniture! I love spending time with my husband who reads to me –books of all kinds, and staying in touch with family, friends and colleagues – especially over that cup of tea.

SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIP, is an Image Consultant, an International Keynote Speaker, and an Entrepreneur. She is the first Internationally Certified Image Professional (CIP) in India chapter by Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), USA and also the President of AICI India-New Delhi Chapter. Sonia is the Founder and Managing Partner of Indian School of Image Management (www.indianschoolofimage.com), providing education and training solutions to aspiring Image Consultants. Dubbed as a "Fairy Godmother of Transformation" by a leading news publication, Sonia is passionate about sharing her views on Image Management, Personal Branding, Positive Body Image, Entrepreneurship, and Women Empowerment. She regularly features in various news channels and publications in India and Mauritius. She is the Editor-in-Chief of AICI Global Magazine. She quotes, “You are your most valuable asset, start investing in it today.”

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ARTICLE

Kevin Systrom (right). Photo by Max Morse for TechCrunch.

THE NEW LOOK OF LEADERSHIP BY LENORE AGUILAR

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he look of leadership is transforming. Leadership is no longer confined to the realm of power-dressing politicians, royalty, and corporate captains. Nor is it limited by age, gender, occupation, or physical or cognitive ability. Leadership is now characterized by innovation, inspiration, and influence. Both the emerging and established leaders noted here understand the importance of image. Here’s a glimpse into the new look of leadership and how these leaders define their own dress codes.

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KEVIN SYSTROM In 2011, Instagram co-founder and former CEO Kevin Systrom was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30. Systrom, who was a photographer before becoming a programmer, understands better than anyone in social media that a picture, an image, is worth a thousand words. In 2015, he accepted for Instagram the Council of Fashion Designers Media Award for its contribution to the fashion industry. When he met with Pope Francis in 2016, he said they discussed how images can “unite people across borders, cultures and generations.” Business Insider proclaimed Systrom “the most put-together executive in Silicon Valley.” Although he attended a boarding school with a no-jeans policy, he didn’t rebel against dress codes. In fact, the image-conscious Systrom

Christine Lagarde. IMF Staff Photo/Stephen Jaffe.

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abhors sloppy dressing and advocates that it is not indulgent to care about how you dress.

SHANAY JHAVERI Last year Forbes India 30 Under 30 list named Jhaveri “among the most influential voices on modern and historic Indian art.” In addition, a premier art magazine described Jhaveri as one of the ten most cutting-edge art curators of the world. The first curator for South Asian modern and contemporary art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jhaveri was placed by Vanity Fair on its 2018 best dressed list. Seen wearing elegant pajama-inspired suits, Jhaveri told Vanity Fair that his favorite garment is a pair of cotton pajamas made by his tailor in India.


CHRISTINE LAGARDE The outgoing Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has spent her career breaking down barriers in the maledominated world of international finance. The finance minister for former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Christine Lagarde is the first woman to lead the IMF, a position she recently resigned to accept the nomination as president of the European Central Bank, the first woman to lead that organization. In 2018, Forbes ranked her number three on its World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. At this year’s Forbes Women’s Summit, Lagarde shared her perspective on leadership: “If you’re in leadership for yourself, it's only going to take you so far.” Adding, she hopes her legacy is “making sure that women have a space and have been given the opportunity to thrive.”

Cited as “the most fashionable woman in finance” by Forbes, Lagarde has also made it to Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List. She pairs her suits with signature accessories such as bold jewelry and colorful scarves.

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE The award-winning work of this Nigerian-born author has been translated into 30 languages and has earned her endless accolades, including TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2015) and Forbes World’s 50 Great Leaders (2017). Adichie’s work includes two famous TED talks and six novels, most recently Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in 15 Suggestions. She is also featured as the feminist in Beyonce’s “Flawless” video.

"AT THIS YEAR’S FORBES WOMEN’S SUMMIT, LAGARDE SHARED HER PERSPECTIVE ON LEADERSHIP: 'IF YOU’RE IN LEADERSHIP FOR YOURSELF, IT'S ONLY GOING TO TAKE YOU SO FAR.'" Ms. Magazine, Summer 2014 issue featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Adichie told Racked in a 2018 interview that “femininity and feminism are not mutually exclusive.” In her essay “Why Can’t A Smart Woman Love Fashion” (Elle 2014), Adichie describes how as a fledging author she dressed “uninteresting” in order to be taken seriously. As part of Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List (2016), Adichie now wears “clothes that make me happy.” Last year Adichie began to wear more fashion items from her homeland when she launched Project Wear Nigerian as a way to bring attention to native designers.

ALI STROKER In a recent interview with the New York Times, actress/singer Ali Stroker explains the unique Barbie doll in her dressing room. Her dresser outfitted a Barbie as a farm girl—but this

Ali Stroker. Photo courtesy of The Tony Awards.

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Barbie isn’t sitting on a tractor—she’s sitting in a wheelchair. For her role as farm girl Ado Annie in what Vogue describes as the “reimagined revival” of Oklahoma!, Stoker earned a Tony for the best featured actress in a musical. This made her the first performer who uses a wheelchair to be nominated for and to win the award. Stroker was paralyzed at two years old as a result of a car accident. The stylish actress admitted in an interview with New Now Next (2017) that shopping is one of her vices. Her social media images feature brightly colored outfits with boots or stilettos. You can also see her on YouTube where she demonstrates how to wear high heels with a wheelchair. Perhaps, there may be an Ali-inspired Barbie in the near future—holding a Tony and wearing cowgirl boots, of course.

Chi-ling Lin. Photo courtesy of Taipei City Government.


company that makes sustainable fabrics from citrus juice by-products.

CHI-LING LIN Last year Taiwanese model/actress Chi-ling Lin made it to the Forbes list of 40 Asian “Heroes of Philanthropy.” The regular Vogue cover model is also a role model for generosity. Forbes reported that in the three years prior, she donated more than US$3.2 million to charity. Half was donated to China’s Nest-Building Fund for dormitories housing children in remote, impoverished areas of China. Through sales of her annual charity calendar and her wardrobe auction, she has also raised millions for other children’s programs and emergency relief projects in Taiwan. Often seen in luxury brands, Lin also supports eco-fashion. At the H&M Foundation’s event for its Global Change Award for sustainable fashion innovation, Lin wore a gown created by award recipient Orange Fiber. Orange Fiber is an Italian

A BRIGHT OUTLOOK It is exciting to see the “New Look” of leadership. Clearly, the future of leadership is looking good.

"LAST YEAR ADICHIE BEGAN TO WEAR MORE FASHION ITEMS FROM HER HOMELAND... AS A WAY TO BRING ATTENTION TO NATIVE DESIGNERS."

"...IMAGES CAN 'UNITE PEOPLE ACROSS BORDERS, CULTURES AND GENERATIONS.'"

LENORE AGUILAR is the founder of MUSE Personal Styling and a freelance writer who enjoys helping entrepreneurs bring their brands to life. The Las Vegas area resident is also the lead personal stylist at Dress for Success of Southern Nevada, where she has styled hundreds of women preparing for job interviews and trained nearly 100 volunteer stylists. Lenore is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Image Consulting Certificate Program. She holds an MBA with a marketing concentration from Golden Gate University. She enjoys travelling and hiking.

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invite you to join the editorial team of the AICI Global Magazine. I'm looking out for a second Associate Editor who will be working closely with me to bring great content for our members worldwide. You will team up with our current very talented associate editor, Maria Monica F. Prado and will be in-charge of the following tasks: 1. Reach out to members for contribution & collect all the article submissions 2. Edit the articles to make sure they are grammatically correct and read well. Check bio, active link, references, or cross-check for plagiarism

From personal experience, joining the AICI global magazine team added considerable value and supported my professional and personal growth in the industry. 1. T  he most significant benefit comes in learning; you learn from peers, industry leaders, and acquire a new skill. 2. You earn leadership points which will help if you're applying for AICI certification. 3. Credential of being an associate editor of a global magazine on your profile 4. T  he opportunity to know and connect with the members within the community and related community members worldwide.

3. Send the articles to the proofreaders

If you would like to join the team or know more about the role, please send in your profile and queries to me at sonia.dubey@bposh.in, cc editor@aici.org

4. Proof check the draft layouts before final publishing

I am looking forward to having you on the team soon.

SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIP Editor-in-Chief

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