When you look and feel your best, you deliver your best.
Many things in life and business are outside of our control. Yet…what if you could control your competitive edge? More importantly for those of us who perpetually experience the busy-ness of our every day, what if you have someone who takes the reins to help you create and sustain that edge?
I’m here to give you an advantage on the path to navigating your personal and professional success. No one likes to (or needs to) feel self-conscious or ill-suited (literally) for the situations they are facing. So, my intention is to remedy that.
YOUR IMAGE HAS POWER
When I work with my high achieving clients, it does not matter your day to day role, body type, age or background. My gift is to give you the advantage of feeling and looking stellar, and having this enhance your ability to influence others, develop rapport, reduce any insecurities, increase confidence, close a contract, host an event, make a strong media appearance and accomplish your goals without stressing about your wardrobe.
“Those that stand out are confident, prepared and look the part of a high achiever. When you can walk into a room and feel good about your appearance and without worry about image…well, that’s your advantage. People take notice. When they do, that leads to confidence and opportunity.” – Melissa Murray
Schedule Your Consultation I guide the process of enhancing your image from head to toe and ensure you are ready for every event and situation.
Clients come to me for designing your personal and professional brand, wardrobe and styling for important meetings, keynote speaking engagements, photo shoots, media and video shoots, book tours and product launches.
And, I am available to work in-person in Southern California, remotely, or I will travel to your location. I provide both retainer and event-based options.
Through my business, I primarily serve those who are high achievers. You know who you are – the person who wants the promotion, who chases the perpetual carrot, who takes a stage or is on a show, who has a following and must live up to expectations or who has a boatload of responsibility. You are the one who is respected, and strives to be highly regarded, in industry and community.
Many of us who have “arrived” or are on the climb are still in the dark about how we can show up each day to set ourselves apart and get a leg up. Perception is reality, and you have very few seconds to not only make a first impression, but to attract a belief from your clients, colleagues or constituents that you know what the hell you are doing. That’s where the conversation starts…and continues.
How do you create that interest? Look the part, and then be it.
My extraordinary high achieving clients are at the helm of these companies: American Institute of Architects, iHeart Media, Clear Channel, Farmers Insurance, Time Warner, Qualcomm, Lenovo, Valero Energy, Marriott International, Women In Technology, Fox News, Sharp Healthcare, By Referral Only, Lawyers Title, Legends Escrow, CBRE, Harcourts International, USAA, Wells Fargo, SWBC, Credit Union Executives Society, Trilogy Financial Group, AFE Foundation, Wounded Warrior Homes and many more.
As high achievers, we’ve learned from our successes as well as our failures. We’ve all walked into a room, on a stage, in a meeting, on camera and new when we hit the mark and where we fell short. Most often when we feel we failed or even missed the mark slightly, it is because we did not feel prepared. We didn’t look the part, know exactly who was going to be in the meeting, something unexpected happens…etc. My motto PREPARATION = SUCCESS and have a backup plan to the backup plan!
Clients hire me for these reasons:
- Save Time. As a high achiever, you recognize that you are the expert in your field, and know that you must hire experts who can support the overall vision of your business and brand. Your time is precious and you just want your wardrobe done for you so you can focus on what you do best.
- Save Money. You’ve shopped on your own and still have a closet full of clothes and yet nothing to wear.
- You don’t know what you don’t know. You don’t know what to wear to influence your audience. You don’t know what clothes are actually right for your body shape and type. You don’t know where or how to shop.
- Your public relations firm, publicist or business coach told you that you need to change your image. The more successful you become, the higher degree of visibility you have and the “old” you is no longer working.
- Have been called to be a featured media guest. You only have one chance to get it right! There are no re-do’s in the media and if you don’t look the part of an expert, you cannot use that footage in your speakers reel, on your website or will not be called back again.
- Have a photo/video shoot. As an influencer, you are savvy enough to know that you must have current and relevant photos to reflect your successes and achievements.
- Asked to be a keynote speaker. You want to dazzle and influence your audience, along with being seen for the leader you are.
- Have some kind of lifestyle change. Job interviews, a new job, going from a job to becoming an entrepreneur, divorce, weight gain or loss…etc., and don’t know how to dress for your specific changes.
- You simply don’t like to shop. Believe it or not, 90% of my clients don’t like to shop.
“Melissa sees the beauty and potential in others that they can’t see in themselves. She sees beyond what they see of their own foibles and physical narrative. She gives people access to allow them to see their own beauty. Melissa makes people feel beautiful in themselves, in their own skin. She does not take people and turn them into something else with clothes and accessories, she takes people and turn them into themselves with clothes and accessories.” – Heidi Hutchison, Founder and Principal, Tau Consulting Group
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Melissa is available to work in-person in Southern California, remotely, or will travel to your location. Retainer and event-based options.Schedule Your Consultation
A WORD FROM MELISSA:
I will make sure you have the right looks for every situation. I have access to retailers, designers, and accessories not available to the general public. I do what department stores and boutiques can’t do for you. They don’t know your events, needs, brand, and goals because your image is not tied to their goals. I invest in your goals and have the expertise to help you get there.
Are you a DIY’er? How many times has a sales associate told you that you looked great at the store only to get home and think, “What the heck?” Being a DIY’er can be frustrating, time consuming and overwhelming. The sales associate’s job is to sell because their commission is directly tied to how much they sell you. I never take commission or kickbacks from any store because I will source merchandise based on your individual needs.
What Melissa’s clients are saying!
“Melissa has helped me develop and execute my personal brand to make it a tangible advantage. As the CEO of a fast growing company, I have a high degree of visibility, and Melissa has provided strategic advice on how to create the right perception for speaking engagements, media appearances, corporate videos and photo shoots. My company is based in Dallas and we work together routinely by phone and in person, whenever the circumstance require it. I’ve worked with Melissa for years, over that time she has earned a spot as an invaluable member of my team, and I highly recommend her. Style and image are subjects a lot of guys shy away from, primarily because they really don’t understand the role they play in a person’s overall success…don’t make that mistake.” – Mark Otto, Founder & CEO of GrowthMine, Author & International Speaker
“Melissa’s work is impeccable. Respecting that each person is unique, she is able to bring out the best for each person rather than trying to make them into someone they are not. Her talent is her passion. Her career is her lifestyle. You cannot find a better image consultant, speaker or coach.” Nancy Fagan, Owner, The Divorce Help Clinic, Author & Speaker
“Melissa is a woman of action, vision, creativity, authenticity, and dedication to superb results! She is a dynamic speaker who knows how to engage an audience with charm and wit. When working with clients she combines her knowledge and talents with her understanding of a client’s personality and intended audience – whether that is within a corporate setting, on stage for a speaking engagement, an important event, or day-to-day business. I should add… she’s a lot of fun too!” – Suzanne Duret, Founder of Showcasing Women & Serial Entrepreneur
“She is one of the most authentic people I’ve ever met. Unlike other stylists or TV programs specializing in outward appearance/clothes, Melissa genuinely cares about each client finding their own style and stepping forward with head-to-toe confidence. From my personal experience, her own self-assurance, knowledge of style and sincere compassion made the decision to hire her one of the best I’ve made for my business, travel and leisure wardrobe.Each individual matters to her on a personal level and her discretion is absolute. I believe in hiring the best to do those things I cannot. Hearing Melissa as a keynote speaker has been so memorable and hiring her as my personal image coach has been a transformative experience…and one I can guarantee will contribute to your own self-confidence.” – Elizabeth Baker, President of E. Baker Industries, Ltd.
“I can’t thank you enough for helping me create the perfect image I needed to start my new company. I was confident with my personal skills, however, I knew I needed to do something about the way I dress because I needed to make a visual statement to my future partners and clients, and boy did you deliver. I can’t tell you what a difference it has made to my success, not just for business, but even in my personal life. People look at, and treat me differently. I really appreciate your fun and systematic approach to my transition. And the bonus work, helping me create the perfect image for my corporate headshot. Thank you again for all you have done for me!” – Doug Castino, CEO of Raceway Taxi and Speedway Taxi Foundation
“I don’t know how to describe Melissa’s work without it sounding too over the top. She has made a profound impact on me, personally and professionally. If you are in need of an image consultant, stylist, career coach…she is THE one. Melissa brings years of experience, the ability to create results as unique as each client, and a creative streak that cannot be taught.” – Amanda Smith, Vice President of Training & Employee Development, SWBC