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june 6, 2023

 

Episode 224: Stand Out and Get Noticed at Work Through Style with Naana Badu

In this episode

In this episode of the Career Change Maker Podcast I am joined by the fabulous Naana Badu and we discuss how to stand out and get noticed at work through your style.

Naana changes lives through style! As a Style Coach and Speaker, she coaches high-performing women of colour to elevate their wardrobe to exude confidence, be instantly recognizable, and feel 100% authentic in any room.

In this episode, we discuss why style is an important part of professional presence and career management, and how it can be used as a communication tool, marketing tool, and asset to differentiate oneself. It is a great way for leveraging strengths in the workplace.

Summary

What will you learn in this episode:

  • How to use style in developing your personal brand – Style is a visual representation of your executive presence and can be used strategically to create career change through conversations with peers, potential clients, recruiters, etc. You can use style intentionally to effectively showcase who you are as a person and the type of work you do, as well as to make yourself more visible.

     

  • How to stand out from the crowd using your mannerisms and intonation – Career coaching can help with developing these skills in order to make sure you stand out from the crowd and that you’re communicating your authenticity and energy.
  • How to align your outward appearance with who you are – We discuss the importance of being mindful about style and how it can shape perceptions, as well as how it can accelerate the career results you are trying to achieve. In order to be successful in the workplace, it is important to maintain a consistent brand through quality work, appearance, behavior and communication.

Episode notes

With 15 years working as a management consultant in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Naana has navigated corporate spaces and learned firsthand the career-changing power of style, authenticity, and confidence. Through her style and image consulting firm, Badu Basics, Naana has dedicated 15 years to helping women of colour discover and embody their bold, authentic style.

Resources:

Badu Basics Website

Conversation Starting Style Course 

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