Carol Collins, FFIPI, AICI, CIP (USA)
After business school in London, Carol's career began in the Press Office of Harrods, working for their head of PR. Here her taste for style was truly developed by working in such an exciting environment with the leading doyens of fashion, fashion editors, models and designers. She was promoted to head of PR, the youngest to achieve that position.
Carol then turned her ‘style’ attention to Interior Design and after studying at the Inchbald School in London ran a successful interior design business.
Blending her people and style experience was the next step, so she then trained as an Image Consultant with 1st Impressions, the leading trainers in this field.
By now a Personal and Corporate Branding expert, Carol gained her Masters qualification in Image Consultancy from her professional organisation, The Federation of Image Professionals International and last year was awarded not only her Fellowship, but Life Long Membership; a great honour.
Carol is also a Certified Image Consultant in the USA, and one of only three Image experts in the world to achieve these dual qualifications in the global image industry.
In 2009, Carol was voted President of the Federation of Image Professionals International where over the next three years, with the help of her team of talented Directors, she completely refreshed and modernised FIPI into the leading global Image Federation it is today.
Carol has worked with BBC Essex, BBC Look East, BBC Suffolk, BBC London and recently lent support to Jo Swinson MP on her campaign for Body Confidence amongst young people.
Having worked extensively in the UK, Carol has also presented in Europe and the Far East. She is a contributing author of two books, one on Image Consulting in Italy and ‘Beyond the Boys Club’ by Suzanne Doyle Morris. She has written many newspaper articles on her subject.
“If your Image is current, it is perceived you are a current thinker!”