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Is This You? | Phenomenal Image

IS THIS YOU?

Frustrated because you feel like you’re stuck in a job that does not allow you to use your God-given talent?

Are you stressed because you feel like you've hit your career ceiling?

Feel like you're too old to pursue your dreams or start a new career?

Do you help everyone else and put your needs last on your to-do list?

THAT WAS ME.

My career stalled.  I listened to the noise about how being a woman of color and a mother limits my career options.  Well-meaning family and friends offered advice to count my blessings and "play it safe".

I suppressed my dreams and settled for jobs where my skills were under-utilized and my salary was just enough to pay my bills.  Many times I was fearful of losing my job when I had to stay at home because one of my kids were ill.  Motivated by fear and frustration, I decided to go into business for myself.

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IT DIDN'T WORK

I wish I could say that starting my own business was the answer to my problems.  I was going in the right direction, but I still found myself in a place of disappointment.   Although I was no longer afraid of losing my job, I became a prisoner of perfection.  I did not want to move until everything was just right. 

I second-guess myself when it came to pursuing my dreams. I reacted to situations instead of being proactive.  For example, when a client tried to negotiate prices, I caved in instead of being firm with my services.  I was willing to negotiate because I did not see the value in my services.  

I also took on clients that were outside the scope of my services because I feared not making enough.  I often struggled completing those projects; often pulling all-nighters to finish.  

I became depressed.  There were many nights I lie awake trying to figure out what to do.  I knew something had to change because I was dying inside.   I needed to face my self-imposed challenges.

MY "AHA" MOMENT

On this particular day I was anxious about turning down an opportunity to appear on a television show. I remember feeling upset trying to figure out why I was sabotaging myself.

Later that evening before preparing dinner, I turned on the television. A woman was sharing her story about how she was feeling sorry for herself.  She said she remembered hearing "You can either be pitiful or powerful, but you can't be both."

That was my “Aha moment”.  I will never achieve my purpose if I continued to dwell on regrets; allowing fear, situations and circumstances rob me of pursuing my dreams.

With the help of "my team", I pushed through my fears, took time to get to get to know who I am and accept who I am -- flaws and all.  I began to understand my God-given purpose and I embrace it.   I'm still a work in progress; that's just a part of this journey called life.  But I know that I will be fine no matter what.  My purpose is to help others do the same.

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WE HELP WOMEN NAVIGATE TO THEIR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

The idea for Phenomenal Image was in 2005, after many clients asked for advice on how to make a great first impression when going on job interviews.  I enjoyed providing styling advice and from there Phenomenal Image was born. Our services shifted from “making you look good on paper” to “making you look like the leader you are”.

Phenomenal Image has since expanded our services to take a wholistic approach to leadership.  We help women:

  • Embrace what makes them unique
  • Develop leadership skills, and
  • Overcome workplace challenges.

In a nutshell, we help women see themselves as qualified leaders and risk-takers.  (You can read more about why we focus on women leaders)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

I've worked with women to build their confidence through enhancing their image and executive coaching. A certified Business Image Consultant, I have over 20 years experience in the beauty industry.

I've been coaching for approximately 5 years, helping clients achieve their career goals and overcome leadership and other workplace challenges. You can learn about our coaching philosophy here.

My educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Business and a MBA in Entrepreneurship. I've also taken post graduate courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and continuing courses including Emotional Intelligence, Competitive Strategy, New Models of Business in Society and Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Business.

More importantly, I have mutually fulfilling relationships with family, friends, and peers. I am committed to living my purpose by helping others do the same.

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Nancy Gettridge | Phenomenal Image

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

My intentions are to create a site that is warm, welcoming and provides you with the tools to get started in taking control of your career (which encompasses a significant portion of your life).  

I pray that as our paths cross, you find peace in embracing and celebrating who you are.  I pray that you truly see yourself as God sees you, become all that God has called you to be and that you enjoy your work.  Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and concerns. 

Blessings,

Phenomenal Image

 

 

 

Nancy

Vision | Mission

We will become the global leader in helping women become
confident leaders in their industries.  Our mission is to help 1 million
women see themselves as a qualified leaders and risk takers by 2030.

Service Pledge

We are committed to serving every customer as if they are our only customer, creating a culture can feel safe to be herself. We will actively listen to each client and be transparent in all we do; being mindful of our client's time and help tell her story through coaching, training, and styling.

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