Present Your Best Self -Workshop

I am delighted to share a second event with you this week!

Here at I on Image I have created a 3h long workshop PRESENT YOUR BEST SELF for Empower Amsterdam. It is targeted for people looking to amp up their job search game with a help of an image consultant. The event takes place on 28th November 2016 13:00 -16:00 at Post Oost in Amsterdam.

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Your personal image is the perception that people have about you. It affects your success in every aspect of your life. When a person meets you for the first time their brain makes several snap decisions about you in just 7 seconds. Learn to make the most of them and take your personal brand to a next level that exudes confidence and professionalism.

During this workshop we cover the following elements about your image through real-life examples and self-reflecting exercises:

Your communication, your appearance and your digital presence.

Communication
Communication skills are some of the most important skills that you need to succeed in life. This workshop helps you gain a better understanding of your verbal and non-verbal communication. Learn to say what you want to say, in a way that nothing about you distracts your audience from receiving your valuable message.

Appearance
Your appearance is the part of you that you can’t possibly hide. Do you look the part? This workshop helps you discover the power of your personal style that flatters your best features. Gain more confidence and want to be the best-dressed person in the room.

Digital Presence 
Nowadays first impressions are often made online so your digital presence is a vital part of your personal brand. In this workshop, you will learn to manage your digital presence on relevant online platforms, increase your visibility and help you to build a reputation that is fully aligned with your personal brand.


This workshop is FREE but I recommend to get your tickets now before they run out! Tickets available here.

Join the Facebook event to see who else is going!

See more I on Image events here.

I am looking forward to seeing you there!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

Ladies Pure Pamper Evening

This year Christmas comes early. I am so excited to be part of this Ladies Pure Pamper Evening with Pure Natural Cosmetics and Fashion-a-fair!

Please join us for some well-earned me-time, with fashion advice by me at I on Image, natural skin care by Pure Natural Cosmetics and fair trade accessories by Fashion-A-Fair, all happening at the beautiful Blue House Boat in Amsterdam on 17th November 2016 19:00 – 21:00.

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Do you love fashion? Do you appreciate natural skin care and fair trade accessories? Do you feel like having some well-earned me-time?

GOOD NEWS! We are pleased to announce this pampering evening created especially for you! Come and join us at our beautiful location, The Blue Houseboat in Amsterdam, for an evening of fashion styling, natural skincare and fair trade accessories.

Our Program for You

DRESS FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE mini-workshop by I on Image

Jenni Ryynänen of I on Image

During this dynamic and fun mini-workshop “Dress for your body shape” you will discover your unique beautiful body shape with image consultant and personal stylist Jenni Ryynänen of I on Image. She will help you to learn the power of your personal style that flatters your best features by answering the following questions:

1. What is your body shape?
2. What are your strongest assets?
3. What should you wear to celebrate your best features?

As a result you will gain more confidence and want to be the best dressed person in the room!

YOUR NATURAL SKIN CARE ROUTINE by Nirit Yogev of Pure Natural Cosmetics

Nirit Yogev of Pure Natural Cosmetics

I welcome you to the beautiful world of herbs, flowers and nature’s treasures, all combined in my handmade products. Handmade with the purest and finest natural ingredients, fully free of harmful chemicals and parabens.

Nirit will introduce the natural ingredients for you to smell and feel, will explain the benefits of natural cosmetics and will give you your skin care routine advice according to your special needs and skin type.

FAIR TRADE ACCESORIES by Fashion-a-fair

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Fashion-A-Fair is a small fair trade fashion business. We import beautiful, handmade products from 10 different countries in Africa. We strongly believe in women’s empowerment and making a difference through fair trade.



The event is FREE but I recommend to get your tickets now before they run out!
Tickets available here.

Join the Facebook event to see who else is going!

See more I on Image events here.

I am looking forward to seeing you there!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

 

Greetings from SPARK 2016

Last month I had the pleasure to join an amazing group of speakers at SPARK 2016 conference that was held at We Work Metropool on 14th June 2016.

This was my first public speaking event in years so you can only imagine how nervous I was. Last year I volunteered at the event and got so inspired that I set myself a goal to speak there the next year. When I found out that I was accepted to speak at the event this year my feelings ranged from sheer excitement to paralyzing fear of failure. How could I possibly measure up with the other speakers who were so much more experienced than I was? The Spark organization must have read my thoughts because us speakers received a fantastic prepping session from Tara Phillips of Cause & Affect Speeches. I can warmly recommend her sessions to everyone looking to upgrade their public speaking skills. It took me a pile of colourful PostIts, several cups of green tea (okay, some wine may have been consumed in the process too…) and a mini vacation to Venice, but one day I just was ready to talk about Polishing Your Personal Image.

The day was kicked off by an upbeat key note speech from Colleen Geske, the brain behind a hilarious blog-turned-bestseller: Stuff Dutch People Like. She spoke about her way to success, hickups on her book publishing path and that ugly moment when she got mansplained. I knew about SDPL but I could never imagine it’s owner was such a fantastic person. We all have a lot to learn from Colleen and I admire her wit and perseverance. Long story short:

Your success should look like you and no-one else.

For me this was definitely highlight of the conference -and that was only the beginning! Colleen’s speech was soon followed by a break-out session from Stephanie Ward of Firefly Coaching. I had the pleasure to meet Stephanie at the last year’s event and I have been a keen follower of her work ever since. With Stephanie it feels like you have your very own marketing department and this year’s theme “Pricing & Packaging Tips to Create a Business Model that Serves You & That Your Clients Love” was yet another dip into the eternal pool of her wisdom.

After delicious and healthy Cropbox lunch it was time for more break-out sessions and my speech. My topic was “Polishing Your Personal Image”. I approached the subject from three different angles: Communication, appearance and digital presence. These elements form your image that is your best calling card and the only aspect of your career that you have a full control of. Your image is also one of the best self-investments you can ever make. I had a lovely audience who listened carefully and came up with great questions afterwards. Thank you for everyone who came to listen and thank you for the organizers for giving me this wonderful opportunity! If you missed it you can view my slides here.

After the second break-out session we gathered to listen to most inspiring female economy stories at Global Female Entrepreneurship Panel where Maneuela Damant of Open the Door Leadership, Nassira Boudhan of Fashion for Education and Kanak Hirani of Pashm and Karigar shared their views on how to provide opportunities for women around the globe by empowering them. This session was a real eye-opener for me and it had a very powerful message!

Last year I on Image was a proud sponsor of the  fantastic event and it was my first outing as an entrepreneur. I made some really wonderful contacts at the event and with some of them I am still in regular contact. I was delighted to see how this movement has grown over a year, just like my own business has. Read more about my goody bag offer at SPARK 2015 here. Speaking of goody bags: I loved it! My favorite items were healthy EatLiveLoveFood crackers and a fun desk exercise card from TotalSelf. We even did some of the exercises in the interactive session “When you thrive, your business thrives: Best practices for protecting your most important asset” but your own desk at home or at the office is probably the place where they are most efficient. Either way:

Remember to take care of number one (yes, that’ll be you).

It’s not selfish, it’s an investment.

The wonderful day was closed by Emmy McCarthy of Emmy McCarthy Consulting. I am a long-term fan of Emmy who is best known for her community building at Amsterdam Mamas where I volunteer as a community admin since 2014. Emmy starting her own consulting business was huge news in our community because everyone was always asking for advice from her and wondering if they should really be on the clock since she always managed to have the best ideas and answers for us. Her closing notes were no exception to this. I was particularly fond about her views on how individuals can add value to their communities by simply contributing to them. Her observations were sharp and spot on:

“Focusing on collaborative growth allows us to drive forward a new economic model that is focused on the value which we provide to our communities rather than the value that we can extract from them.” -Emmy McCarthy

You can read her closing notes in full on her blog post.

It was so nice to see everyone again and to make new connections. I felt I was a part of something very special and that energy carries a long way.

 

Thank you for everyone who made this inspiring day possible!

I am looking forward to the 2017 event already!

 

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

P.S. Do you love that lilac Inna Store dress that I am wearing as much as I do? I have good news for you: I am about to release an exclusive Inna Store discount code for my fans only so you can get your own beautiful Inna dress after the holidays. More information will follow… Keep an eye on this space! In the meantime you can read my blog post about my visit to Inna showroom in Rotterdam!

 

Finnish Women’s Day 2016 in Zutphen

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A few of weeks ago I traveled to Zutphen for the 28th edition of Finnish Women’s Day. It’s an annual event full of fun and friendship that gathered together 94 Finnish women living in the Netherlands. This was my second year in the organizing committee and a truly wonderful experience! The event’s special guests were Finland’s craziest shop keeper couple, social media phenomenon from a small village Äkäslompolo in Lapland, Sampo and Minttu Kaulanen of Jounin Kauppa. They spoke us about their stellar success, stamina and perseverance, family life and love under the event’s theme, untranslatable quintessentially Finnish term, SISU.

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Our event guests Sampo and Minttu Kaulanen of Jounin Kauppa in their evening dress up party gear

According to Sisu- expert Emilia Lahti SISU “is extraordinary courage and determination in the face of adversity. It’s about not seeing a silver lining in the clouds, and yet jumping into the storm anyways. At the core of sisu is the idea that in each of us there is more strength that meets the eye.” And for me as a Finnish native this is something I can relate to in my own life. Despite of living over a decade abroad I am still through and through Finnish and feel like I owe a lot in my life to sisu so I really enjoyed listening to the talks under this theme. It’s a long standing tradition that on Saturday evening there is a party where everyone dresses up according to the theme. I went as Rosie the Riveter -who else?

I had the pleasure to host a style workshop under theme Last chance inspired by my popular service Personal shopping in your own wardrobe.  Each participant could bring to the workshop a few items from home, that have been causing them headache. We analyzed each item and thought creative new ways to wear them. As a starting point we used body shape analysis, colour seasons and great basic wardrobe that allows easy mixing and matching. The time flew by having fun! It was almost meant to be that one of my workshop participants won I on Image gift voucher in the Sunday raffle.

Congratulations to the lucky winner and thank you for all the participants!

Finnish Women’s Day NL 2016 was organized in Inntel Hotels Resort Zutphen. Photo credits: Stichting Finnish Women’s Day Netherlands

 

I had a wonderful time and I am looking forward to next year’s event already!

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail