Corporate Class Inc. At The Annual HRPA Conference

Corporate Class Inc., internationally recognized as the universal gold standard for Executive Presence System Training, is extraordinarily pleased to announce that we will be attending this year’s HRPA Annual Conference, held in Toronto. The HRPA’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow is Canada’s largest human resources conference, attracting thousands of business and human resources professionals from around the world. The excitement starts at booth #516! That’s where you’ll find the team ... Continue Reading

The Peril’s of Fast Fashion

Last week, we discussed the benefits of shopping at consignment stores, one of which is that it is a very “green” was of shopping. This week we will look at fast fashion; what it is, its implications and how to (mostly) avoid it. Fast fashion is a term that is making its way into our colloquial vocabulary due to disasters like Rana Plaza and Nike’s scandal involving the use of child labour. For those who aren’t aware of the Rana Plaza disaster, it occurred in 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Continue Reading

Transitioning from Winter Wardrobe to Spring Styles

Winter has persisted for many months – which means that winter apparel has dominated our wardrobes for longer than we might like to admit. With the arrival of spring, it is time to start switching out that winter wardrobe for spring styles. Of course, here in Toronto the chilly weather will continue to persist for several more weeks. With the slow transition from winter to spring in mind, here are a few tips to saluting spring while still preparing for cooler ... Continue Reading

Five Reasons Why You Need an Image Consultant

Every so often, it is useful to take a good, long look in the mirror and to ask ourselves whether our image needs an update. However, this can be a daunting task to undertake all on one’s own – especially if we cannot pinpoint exactly how to go about revising a “look.” This is a great opportunity to enlist an image consultant for assistance. An image consultant can help you to identify the elements of your image in need of improvement, and can give you the tools to care for and improve your ... Continue Reading

Beat the Heat with Professional Style

Summer brings heat, humidity and the occasional thunderstorm. Most of the time, we are sheltered from the elements in our offices, and the air conditioning – not to mention professional environment – keeps us from dressing like we’re headed to the beach. But for the times when we find ourselves at the company barbecue, an outdoor cocktail party, or when we simply want to look put-together when out and about – we’ve got to dress smart to beat the heat. Here are a few style tips that ... Continue Reading

“How do I look?” – The Value of a Second Opinion

When we go shopping, many of us bring along a friend or two to weigh in on our fashion choices, to provide a second look at a flattering (or not) pair of pants, or simply to say “yes” or “no” when we try on an outfit. Like a friend tagging along on a shopping trip, an image consultant similarly can offer a second opinion on fashion choices – but this professional opinion can give you so much more, including an edge in the workplace. An image consultant not only can tell you whether your ... Continue Reading

Entrepreneurs, Consultants and Those Who Pursued a Professional Dream: Why Do You Love What You Do?

For entrepreneurs choosing to follow their professional passion, starting a business from the ground up can be risky and daunting. Yet pure excitement and enthusiasm combined with experience from previous jobs can help to jump-start a business. The key to maintaining a successful business is to continue to grow and develop skills and offerings in new and unique ways. How did you get into your business? Why do you love what you do? There are many reasons – and benefits – to transitioning careers ... Continue Reading

It’s Not Just What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It

  As much as having a sense of style and knowledge of the latest fashions can help you look great, the reality is that it’s not just what you wear – it’s how you wear it that creates your best image. Many years ago I presented regularly on The Art of Accessorizing.  When it came to hats, many women said they couldn’t wear a hat.  I always believed that we all can wear a hat.  You have to find the one that suits your face shape, height, personality and wear it with the right ... Continue Reading

Hats and Fascinators: Style and Etiquette Tips

  Once a wardrobe staple for men and women alike, hats and fascinators have become less of an everyday accoutrement and more of an occasional accessory. But when you know when and how to wear them, they can make for a creative yet classic addition to an outfit. And such headpieces are certainly still present on special occasions, especially more formal and traditional affairs – just look at the extraordinary display of hats and fascinators during last year’s marriage of the Duke and ... Continue Reading

Get a Wardrobe Consultation and Save $131,809.89 in Your Lifetime

Bookmark this on Delicious Did you know that the "average woman" buys 3,109 pieces of shoes, dresses and bags over the years? The numbers average out to 185 dresses, 271 pairs of shoes and a whopping 145 bags. A recent study endorsed by Sure Women in Britain revealed that even though women speand on average a whopping 83,498 pounds (131,809.89 Canadian dollars as of today) on their wardrobe in their lifetime, almost sixty percent of women say they "struggle to find something to wear for ... Continue Reading