I am Yolande Daniel, the CEO/Founder of Yolande Daniel Consulting, LLC & The Confident Woman Academy. As a Life Coach and Certified Image and Etiquette Consultant, I endeavor to empower women to reclaim their power and confidence, by enhancing their appearance and image into a consistent message that aligns with their authentic personal and business brand as they showcase their beauty, inside-out.
You are a walking billboard.
Your image is your message.
I would love to say that I have always worked in the field of fashion, but that would be far from the truth. The truth is, since my childhood I always had a passion for fashion and design. In addition, I struggled with low self-esteem, poor body image and lack of self-confidence - I did not think I was beautiful. In my teen years, I apprenticed with a local fashion designer. This was a highlight in my life, I knew then exactly what I wanted to do with my life. When I moved to the USA in my late teens, the plan was to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY, but it didn’t happen, Life Did!
What did happen was that my low confidence overwhelmed me and convinced me that I could not make a career out of my creativity and talent. So, I decided to go the traditional route – I chose in teaching. That didn’t pan out either. Over the years I bounced from one career to the next and dabbled in some creative pursuits like cosmetology and interior design, but never following through because of fear.
Then it happened. My marriage ended. During those dark times, I always maintained my sense of fashion. It was one of the few things that kept me sane and boosted my confidence. To my surprise, I was frequently compliment on my sense of style. It reminded me of what my mother always said, “Always look your best when you leave home. No one should know you’re struggling by looking at you.” Little did I know that that life lesson would turn into a career. Back then, I did not realize the power of clothing, but said to myself, “This time, I will follow my dream and become an Image Consultant”. Again I chickened out. Low self-confidence had the final say and I became a nurse.
As a nurse, I excelled in my field, but was dissatisfied because I was not doing the thing I loved. After much soul searching, I decided to get some help to address the issues that plagued and prevented me from pursuing my passion. Once completed, I was free! Free to be me. Free to live the life I desired; so, I did. I got my certification as an Image Consultant and launched my business in 2019.
Today, I have come full circle. I am living my dream and pursuing my passion by helping women with their image, confidence, and femininity. I have worked with women from all walks of life: religious leaders, businesswomen, moms, and entrepreneurs. I have spoken at several events focusing on the psychology of fashion and influence of image. I believe a woman’s true beauty flows from the inside-out, and her appearance is directly linked to her perception of herself, her confidence and how she presents herself to the world.
My goal is to empower women to love themselves, their bodies, boost their confidence and command attention with their image.
Want Yolande at Your Event?
As a Keynote speaker, Yolande uses her knowledge and experience to empower and motivate her audience to be more cognizant of the connection between their thoughts, their closet choices and it's influence on themselves and those around them. Yolande delivers a light, humorous, captivating and entertaining presentation that will leave your audience inspired, educated, motivated and wanting more.
Topics that she speaks on:
Image Matters: What Do Your Clothes Say?
Cleanse Your Closet, Clear Your Mind
Bra Fit Fundamental (BFF) - Boost Your Confidence With Just A Bra
Dress Your Feminine Best At Work: Maintaining Femininity In a Masculine World
“Yolande Daniel is very knowledgeable and professional. Service received was delivered in excellence. Overall great experience."
D. KAREN / EVENT PLANNER
For a long time, I wanted to know how to coordinate my clothing. The right colors with my skin tone. Well, I met Yolande and she did that and more. She helped me find the right clothing to fit my shape... If you are looking for an image consultant, look no further- Yolande is it!
SAMANTHA SAMUELS / PRESIDENT/CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA