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After 20 years working in a corporate environment, Linda transformed her career and her life by creating Back to Business LLC, a firm dedicated to helping moms return to the world of work. She is a career consultant, and has a passion for helping people develop the self- awareness, confidence and real- world tools to successfully identify and reach their goals.
Linda has developed a clear, 6- step process to guide anyone wanting to re-enter the workforce or transition careers to success.
Her business has recently grown to provide career direction and effective job search strategies to college-aged students as well.
An accomplished business leader and presenter, she co- hosts a local TV show called “You’re Hired”, and speaks regularly to academic, professional and corporate audiences on career-related topics.
Linda has recently been named the recipient of her region’s Athena Award.
Linda takes a unique approach to the job search, combining her own corporate experience as a working Mom, her experience negotiating flexible work arrangements, and a blend of career- related certifications to provide a unique step- by- step process which effectively helps women make positive career changes.
You can view testimonials to the effectiveness of Linda’s programs on LinkedIn at:
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|“Change Your Image, Change Your Life!”–The way you look and dress announces the outcome other people can expect from you. It also announces the way you feel about yourself. Learn the secrets for making a powerful impact upon others at a single glance. The audience will learn image principles through powerful makeovers of real clients in a PowerPoint presentation. Demos with volunteers from the audience will astound and motivate changes with participants. This is a lively and invigorating session that change change lives.|
|Three Image Mistakes That Cost YOU Money–Learn to outclass the competition by avoiding 3 common image mistakes that undermine credibility and success. Discover the tools and tips that empower and produce success in every aspect of a person’s life. This is a workshop designed for a lunch or dinner meeting, as there are no live demos.|
|Branding For People™ –for executives who want to establish their personal “signature” image. This workshop insures an image that makes a powerful statement and conveys at a glance that you are: credible, professional, distinctive, dynamic, polished, and worldly. This is a hands-on workshop that is totally personalized for each participant.|
|Your Image and Your Success–Insures that the image of employees reflects the caliber of your products or services. Teaches basic image skills, including grooming. Increases pride and confidence through the appearance—which ultimately increases productivity. This is an interactive workshop that has participants involved, invigorated and smiling. Hands-on demos and 3-minute makeovers.|
With more than 30 years experience in the field of image consulting and Branding for People™, Sandy is recognized as the leading pioneer in the new field of image psychology and impression strategies for business professionals. Because of her unique technical background, Sandy has become known as THE Image Architect. Sandy is the author of four e-books and three DVDs on the subject of image and image makeovers. Sandy is also the President of the Norfolk Chapter of the National Speaker’s Association.
After graduating from the John Robert Powers Fashion & Finishing School of Washington, DC, she went on to become one of the top fashion models in DC. She also worked in San Francisco and throughout Europe. She began her career as an image consultant in Washington, DC. While living in Brussels, Belgium, Sandy founded Impression Strategies Institute™, a consulting company specializing in impression management, image psychology, image consulting, wardrobe consulting and Branding for People™.
Sandy has consulted for TV, magazines, Fortune 500 companies, politicians and celebrities. Sandy Dumont is featured regularly on radio and TV. At the Impression Strategies Institute, Sandy teaches others the necessary skills to become top-notch image consultants.
Dumont is a member of the National Speakers Association of the US. She has lectured and coached throughout Europe, and is recognized there as a leader in image development. Dumont is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association, and in 1997 was chosen by the Belgian Radio & Television (BRT) to serve as their color & image consultant when they launched their new look. Other clients have included WTKR-TV, TV Brussels (CBS), CBN-TV, Honeywell, Sheraton Hotels, Meridien Hotels, American Express Financial Advisors, N.Y. Life, Farmers Financial Services, ITT, Rolex, US Navy & Air Force, US Embassy of Brussels, TWA, Yves St. Laurent Cosmetics, Lancôme and more.
When it comes to image, results rule, and I get results. My workshops change lives; and they are fun and entertaining. They are also interactive, and participants not only get to give their reactions to B & A photos of the same person, they get to vote on the one they perceive to be the most successful, dynamic, etc. This is how they discover that not only THEY judge, but everyone else does, too. Workshops are designed to create awareness as they educate participants. By the end of the workshop, most people are motivated to make powerful changes with their image. Dress codes don’t work, educating and having the light bulb go off does!
My workshops are like “What Not to Wear” with a PhD. Most of the information in print concerning color and image are hopelessly outdated and have been superseded by experience. I am the acknowledged leader and expert in the field of color, image and impression strategies. My school, The Impression Strategies Institute, was created to lead the way and strengthen credibility in the field of image consulting. My background is unique:
– Former high-fashion runway and photo model
– Graduate of The John Robert Power Finishing and Fashion School in Washington, DC
– Former faculty member of The Barbizon (Fashion) School.
– Lifelong student of art, giving unique technical background
– Certified in counseling techniques from “The Institute for Deep Therapy” in Brussels, Belgium
– Instructor in Assertiveness Training for women
– Speaker with National Speakers Association
– Founding member Professional Speakers Assn., U.K.
– Workshop presenter (corporate image) for more than 25 years
– Have lived on both coasts of the US and in London and Brussels
– Author of Four books and 3 DVDs
– Director of The Impression Strategies Institute
“Thank you so much – the changes are for the better. I feel more confident and it has shown in my interactions with patients.”
Dr. Gary Rhame
“Thank you for presenting two excellent sessions on image at the Virginia Community Colleges Association convention in Williamsburg, They were both great and very popular. People were talking about some of your tips at breakfast on Saturday. You have a great message that needs to be heard in the college system.”
“I have implemented many of the things you suggested for my 50 employees and I am seeing a difference. You were right – customers can quickly pick out the managers. Also, on the personal side, I have much more confidence in the things I wear. “
President Dodd RV
Newport News, Virginia
“As an Image Builder of TV & film celebrities and politicians for 10 years, I wanted to expand my awareness and have absolute assurance that I know everything there is to know about color and image consulting. I feel totally empowered with Sandy Dumont’s method, because I saw for myself that it works.”
Mexico City, Mexico
“I immediately made the changes you suggested, even when going to the grocery store, and had complete strangers pass by me and tell me how pretty I was. What a confidence builder that is!”
Betty Kaye Schomburg
“I experienced an immediate increase in sales when I made the changes you suggested and placed more focus on my image. “
President Ianucci Financial Services
“… Sandy has created a revolution in the field of image and its power and simplicity will astound you!”
Buena Park, California
“Your presentation at the eWomen Network conference in Dallas last week was worth the entire price of admission. You showed live examples that we could see with our own eyes how a slight colour change is like an instant facelift. Instead of looking good – look great!”
Kim Switnicki, ACC, ECPC
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