You’ll be privately coached and mentored by two of the finest industry leaders with an outstanding reputation, who have more than 30+ years experience combined, 6+ relevant degrees and certifications, and thousands of hours in the image and corporate industry.

Sylvie di Giusto (Founder of Executive Image Consulting) & Shauna VanBogart (Founder of BestKeptSelf)


We are thrilled you’re interested in the Studio for Image Professionals — the only image consulting training provider that gives you the step-by-step instruction for becoming a certified image consultant. We are very proud that we have decided to combine our both dedication and herby take a clear leadership position on the market by investing in the advancement and future of our industry. Our combined experience allows us to provide up-to-date knowledge and top-notch technology solutions needed for online learning. We both have worked with hundreds of consultants and stylists, in all levels of their career, to empower them to live their dream while building a profitable business. Your certification is one of the most important investments you will make in your career and we promise you nothing but the value you deserve.

Shauna VanBogart started her image consulting career in 2007 as a personal image and brand consultant. Working her way from a solo shop to a small team of specialized experts, Shauna’s image consultancy became the one-stop-shop for personal transformation which was eventually rebranded as Best Kept Self in 2013. In 2011, after several requests from aspiring image consultants, Shauna founded the Studio for Image Professionals to fill the void in the image industry of relevant entrepreneurial education in combination with modern technical image training. Shauna has a Master’s Degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University with a research emphasis on impression management in a digital world. She also holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Iowa in Communication and Entrepreneurship. In addition, she has been the recipient of a 40 Under 40 award in business and named one of Charleston’s Most Influential Women in Business. Shauna is known in the industry for embracing a modern and cutting-edge approach to image consulting and personal branding.

“People Packaging is what I do…” says Sylvie di Giusto who helps individuals and organizations to explore how people make up their minds very quickly about them, their leadership potential, or their company, and either open the door or slam it shut. Twenty years of corporate experience and her ability to empower people to influence the success of their own career has led to her launching Executive Image Consulting, based in New York City. It’s where she uses her extensive corporate expertise as a professional speaker, corporate trainer and image consultant for professionals, politicians and companies who place great importance in themselves and their reputation. She is also one of the most active and influential online marketers within the image consulting industry, and encourages other consultants to use modern tools, techniques and strategies to obtain their business success. In November 2014 Sylvie became the co-owner of the Studio for Image Professionals.

Annalisa Young

Operations Manager and Student Advisor

Studio For Image Professionals

Annalisa first began her career in Office Management and Human Resources more than 15 years. Since then she has become a sought after Executive Virtual Assistant for many companies, assisting with all aspects of administrative support. Her passion for helping entrepreneurs grow their business through providing excellent client services, aiding in office administration, and working to streamline processes has helped many expand and further their businesses goals. Providing outstanding client support is her top priority. When Annalisa is not working, she is a proud wife and mom to five beautiful children.


Forming a partnership with Sylvie is one of the best things that could happen for the advancement of our industry. I’m very proud to have combined my passion and dedication with her knowledge to take a clear leadership position in the market. 


Shauna’s endless enthusiasm and her declared intention to help students learn, implement, and grow their business into the dream career it can be, has excited many people around the world – including myself.


“Shauna is an experienced image consultant that has a lot to give to the industry and to potential image consultants. Her friendly, practical and organized approach motivates aspiring image consultants to reach their goals no matter what.”

Carla Khoury, Hazmieh Mar Takla, Lebanon

“Shauna is personable, transparent, honest and passionate.I’ve benefited from this by being able to educate myself and have knowledge on the ins and outs of what an Image Consultant does and how to achieve my goals.”

Rene B. Sayers, Pearland, TX, USA

“Shauna made me feel confident and not nervous at all and was very clear in her videos. Everything was taught very clear and not just teaching the styling side but the business as well.”

Robert Sanchez, Rockford, IL, USA

“Shauna is awesome! So down to earth and just such a wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed the fact that she is so willing to share all that she knows.”

Jessica E.Carter, Chesapeake, VA, USA

“The best online course I have ever taken. Her great knowledge, business experiences and her clear english!”

Paola Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico

“Shauna is very thorough in her lessons and will always respond to your emails.”

Stephanie Sam, South Pasadena, CA, USA

“I love Shauna’s approachable yet direct and helpful approach. I have really benefitted from the coaching calls and meetings. She has either helped me to validate my process or to guide me in another direction if it makes sense. She is wonderful!”

Nicole M. Bornell, South Pasadena, CA, USA

“Shauna is personable, knowledgeable, and humble, she embodies every quality you would want in an instructor. She also represents her own brand very well.”

Isabella Clivilez-Wu, New York, NY, USA

“Shauna’s prompt response and genuine care for students success – it was a dream come true!”

Ashley Roda, Gresham, OR, USA

“Working with Shauna has been an amazing experience! She is well versed in the subject matter and the material presented was current, as well as concise.”

Letetia Davis, Spokane, WA, USA

“Shauna is a rock star! She is super smart, energetic, so achieved – and she sees things that you don’t, which makes her a great coach.”

Kevin Godbee, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

“I really loved how Shauna was not only knowledgable about Image Consulting but packaging and how to be a successful entrepreneur.”

Caroline A. Smith, Orlando, FL, USA

“Shauna is knowledgeable, personable, professional and approachable. I felt like I connected with her when I was exploring courses, which is one of the reasons why I decided on the training.When I was freaking out because I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing, she calmed my fears.”

Ruth Akin, Cedar Falls, IA, USA

“I really felt like Shauna cared about my questions and she made me feel like I could contact her in the future should the need arise.”

Deborah Lippi, Key West, FL, USA

“I loved the one-on-one calls with Shauna. It allowed me to communicate direct on whatever my concerns were.”

Annis Alston Staley, Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

“I love how Shauna always says ‘you know more than you think’ and she’s RIGHT. Shauna is very approachable and knowledgeable. I love the community feel with the FB group.”

Karyl Eckerle, Northville, MI, USA

“What I enjoyed most working with Shauna is that she is quite pleasant, friendly, and genuine. She keeps her word, efficient and prompt. She is very helpful and very knowledgeable. Shauna is credible and someone I trust fully.”

Raeda Adel Sabha, Amman, Jordan

“Shauna is very approachable and always get back to me on my questions. During our call, she gave me some good advice on how I can proceed, even though I don’t have it all figure out yet.”

Neecoll Chou, New York, NY, USA

“I love working with genuine people like Shauna who aren’t only passionate about their jobs but doing their best to help others achieve their dreams.”

Aseel Faris, Amman, Jordan

“Shauna started from scratch (grassroots business), which is how I’m starting – from the bottom. Although, Shauna is at the top of here game, I can still relate to her. I truly appreciate that.”

Tawana Cherie Miller, Sugar Hill, GE, USA

“Shauna is professional, brilliant and amazing ! She has made me work hard without even making me feel overwhelmed. She has taken out the best of me, she has listened to me, she has paid attention to whatever I said or wrote, she has taken care of me, she has supported me, she has disclosed the behind the scenes, she has made me get to the heart of this profession!”

Stefania Rolandelli, Bologna, Italy

“It is obvious that Shauna knows what she is talking about and she shares this information, experience, wisdom freely!”

Peggy Theodorou, Attia, Greece

“Shauna is knowledgeable and forthcoming in her advice and teaching. She is also extremely flexible and understanding of her students schedules outside of the course.”

Monica Romeo, London, Canada

“Shauna and Sylvie are the only really stylish and modern instructors, and are also educated in digital marketing. When I was looking for image consulting education around the world, I was frustrated how old-fashioned they all are.”

Maria Pronenko, Moscow, Russia

“I love Sylvie! She is so energetic and upbeat and truly reminded me why I love image consulting.Sylvie gave the best advice ever-to find a niche and stick with it. It’s truly the most up to date training out there. ”

Laura Rubelli, Las Vegas, NV, USA

“I feel so honored to have been privately coached and mentored by one of the finest industry leaders with an outstanding reputation!”

Rezlaine Zaher, Levallois Perret, France

“Sylvie is incredibly supportive, careful, precise, enthusiastic, professional, passionate. She has shared all her knowledge, skills, expertise, rules, strategies without keeping anything secret and ’til the last word of the final unit she has been amazing and top of the class!”

Stefania Rolandelli, Bologna, Italy

“Yes, I think Sylvie is the best in the business. The only ‘current’ image consultant that I have found. I love  Sylvie’s ‘you can do it’ attitude and I have the feeling she will always be there if I need her.”

Lisa Buckley, Columbus, OH, USA

“Sylvie is obviously a perfectionist and is highly structured. She must be to develop such a organized e-course. But she’s also got a gift for approaching things in such a positive way. It’s a pleasure to be her student.”

Linda D. Farquhar , Wilmington, DE, USA

“I have a huge respect for Sylvie and it was really nice to work with her.”

Anne-France Dumontet , Strasbourg, France

“The first time we had a chat, it was very evident and showed how enthusiastic and passionate she is about what she does. She is also very organized and knows her stuff. This gave me instant respect for her because I was hoping for an instructor with qualities I can admire and look up to.”

Timothy Walugembe Kayima, Nairobi, Kenya

“I loved how professional and friendly the course and the Sylvie were, also the intense of the course when it comes to topics and materials. This course made me know my clients more.”

Abir Achkar, Hamala, Bahrain

“Sylvie is such a cheer! She is so professional and really nice. She always gave the feeling I can turn to her in anything at anytime and I will get all the answers I need. She also had great tips and ideas I’m going to use now.”

Niri Shaul, Raanana, Israel

“Sylvie is genuine and really cares about her student’s progress and their business. She is generous with her knowledge and contacts. I loved chatting with her!”

Anna L. Hinson, Atlanta, GE, USA

“Sylvie is authentic and definitely stands out! She is current and expands the realm of image consulting.”

Kathy Sazama, Rapid City, SD, USA

“Choosing Sylvie to help me grow as a corporate image consultant was the best choice. Sylvie is approachable, generous, enthusiastic and supportive. I am really, really glad I met a new great friend in the image industry who will help and accompany me to succeed in my goals.”

Beth Bores, Barcelona, Spain

“I feel like Sylvie really cares about her students. Talking with her is like talking to someone you already have known for awhile. She is able to objectively look at your own individual situation and give you expert advice that pertains to you. I wasn’t expecting this, and it was a fantastic bonus to the course.”

Lisa-Marie Armstrong Rehlaender, Altendorf, Switzerland

“Sylvie is very personable, candid and extremely informative. She shared her experience and her knowledge honestly and freely, providing advice on challenges in the business. What I’ve learnt in that call was priceless.”

Dorothy DaSilva, Singapore, Singapore

“I recommend Sylvie to everybody. She is modern and flexible. She inspired me a lot.”

Tina Kassel, Muenchen, Germany

“Sylvie wants the best for her students and is very engaged to make sure that happens.”

Annette Bond, Sammamish, WA

“I am proud to have learned from the best. This person is Sylvie di Giusto.”

Gilda Fuentes, Barranquilla, Colombia

“Sylvie genuinely cared about each student. She also encouraged camaraderie and encouraged us to share ideas, tips, and tricks with each other and to reach out to the other students to gain insight on any challenges or questions we had or work on homework assignments together. She created a culture that celebrates opportunities, transparency, and the opinions of all to enrich each one of us.”

Sheila A. Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD

“I knew that Sylvie will ‘over-deliver’, which I very much appreciate in her. She is very professional an I like her vision on image consulting.”

Heidi Deblaere, Bachte-Maria-Leerne, Belgium

“I love Sylvie’s attitude and knowledge. When she speaks, you want to listen and she keeps my attention well.”

Melissa Sugulas, Houston, TX, USA

“Sylvie is very committed to share her know-how. I have nothing but good things to say about her.”

Beatrice Hanganu, Bucharest, Romania

“Hands down. This is the best course in the industry and Sylvie is the best instructor. Passionate, up-to-date, knowledgeable and professional. She obviously knows what clients expect and is a true inspiration to me and many others.”

Seraphine Ruligirwa-Kamara, Nairobi, Kenya

“Sylvie gave me business opportunities that I didn’t think about. I enjoyed her capacity to analyze.”

Latifa Ngoné Diaba Diack, Dakar, Senegal

“Sylvie is really a pioneer in the field of image consulting. She is taking it to another level, a holistic level that encompasses a person’s personality, career goals, and overall lifestyle.”

Joelle Atallah, Hazmieh - Mar Takla, Lebanon

“I enjoyed the 1 on 1 talks with Sylvie. She is very trustable and kind-hearted. She also is very realistic and knowledgeable in her field.”

Pauline Poshyanonda, Bangkok, Thailand


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