Networking: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Session: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch will be provided.
We all want to be comfortable in our own skin. But, did you ever stop and think about your clothes as a reflection of your purpose and intention? Anne Hollander author of Seeing Through Clothes believes “clothes are inseparable from the self…they give a visual aspect to consciousness itself.”
Putting aside personal values and convictions around this idea, there is a growing body of research that supports the idea that when we choose the right clothes, we feel like a new person. This concept is coined “Enclothed Cognition” by researchers who study the effects of clothing type on behavior, attitudes, personality, mood and confidence, and the way we interact with others.
Our clothing choices can become purposeful tools for communication, motivation and achieving goals. In this presentation, we will explore recognizable styles of business attire that can increase performance and authentic presence when aligned to desired outcomes.
This presentation and open dialogue will assist professional men and women as they navigate modern dress norms in the context of the trend towards increasingly casual business attire. It will also address the need to support authenticity in the workplace as a means of increasing motivation and performance.
Kaarin will ensure you leave with a new meaning of the word style as well as ideas on how you can apply these concepts. Perhaps, you’ll be armed with a new superpower you never knew you had.
About the Presenter:
Kaarin Huffman is the founder of Kaarin Huffman Color and Image, a visual communication consultancy serving business professionals and individuals in transition. Prior to founding Kaarin Huffman Color and Image, Kaarin focused her career in human resources and organizational consulting. She is a graduate of CU Boulder with a BA in Communication.