Zamara Group – Personal Branding & Executive PresenceTraining
We had an interactive session training the Senior Managers and Advisors of Zamara Group on the importance of building a strong Personal Brand and developing Executive Presence as leaders. Key topics covered were The impact of first Impressions and the 7Cs of Executive Presence.
Training on Personal Branding & Fine Dining Etiquette with Diageo Brand Ambassadors
Connie Aluoch in partnership with Victoria Mulu-Munywoki conducted a training on Personal Branding and Fine Dining Etiquette. Victoria is the first Kenyan Native Sommelier with over 10 years of experience. The trainees represent the various range of Diageo products.
Key topics covered by Connie included First Impressions, Grooming, Brand Reputation and Brand Communication
Victoria’s had a practical session on the Fine Dining Etiquette and highlighted key rules that must be observed during fine dining.
Creative Styling Class at United States International University (USIU)
The main goal of Creative Styling is to equip the students with skills on how to select costumes and accessories for film characters based on a script. The session covered both theoretical and practical aspects of creative styling.
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP (SFX) Class at United States International University (USIU)
Grace Murema of Grycelle Studio is an Award-winning and certified Special Effects Makeup Artist and was a Guest Lecturer last month and she trained the students on key aspects of Special Effects. Grace demonstrated to the students how to create gun wounds; entry and exit wounds. The students then paired up in groups of 2 to practice creating both entry and exit wounds.
Powering Fashion Made in Kenya Hosted by Shop Zetu
Wandia Gichuru Co-founder and CEO of VIVO with the flagship brands Vivo Woman, Safari & Zoya hosted an interactive session on ‘Made in Kenya’ at the Sarova Panafric Hotel on 18th July. The key agenda was to discuss the opportunities and challenges “Made in Kenya” faces. In attendance were fashion and textile stakeholders, stylists, designers, influencers, manufacturers, fashion associations and policy makers. The discussions covered various issues that the Kenyan Fashion Industry is facing and what changes can be made.
Anne Mutahi -SME Advisor to the President highlighted the need to understand the profile of the Kenyan Consumer & their purchasing power. Linda Mukangonga from Haute Baso Rwanda shared the successes of Rwanda’s fashion
The panel discussions was moderated by Media Personality Caroline Mutoko and panelists included Connie Aluoch Award Winning Fashion Stylist and Fashion Editor, Esther Nyawira of Elsie Glamour, Wakiuru Njuguna of HEVA, Patricia Kihoro Influencer & Storyteller and Mark Stephenson MD of Sandstorm Bags.
The discussion highlighted that lack of collaboration between designers, high cost of manufacturing, saturation and deficit in different parts of the value chain and poor visibility of fashion brands these are key factors that hinder growth in the fashion industry.
Key recommendations from the discussions include the initiative of Connie featuring only Made in Kenya brands on her Sunday Nation Fashion Column & The Social Sunday Fashion Brunch that markets local designers. Patricia Kihoro mentioned that designers need to engage influencers to propel the narrative. Waikuru from HEVA encouraged designers to engage with the company for funding options and Mark highlighted that they are working on a platform called Opportunity Factory and this platform will increase visibility of local designers to the international market. Wandia encouraged
Little Red: Made to Measure Experience
Luxury brand Little Red Africa recently hosted an Authentic Bespoke Experience with Master Tailors from Italian Fashion Houses Pal Zileri, Principe D’Eleganza, Sannino, and shoe company DIS (Design Italian Shoes)
The experience also included a private Cocktail Party on June 9th at the Social House where guests were able to meet with Master Tailors, view Collections and Book Appointments. The Bespoke experience was in partnership with Connie Aluoch Styling Management and Glenfiddich.
Family Bank Training at SBS
Last month Connie conducted a training at SBS where she is Adjunct Faculty for the Family Bank Sales Team.The training focused on Personal Branding and Executive Presence.
Key topics covered during the training were First Impressions and Grooming, The 7Cs of Executive Presence – Confidence, Clarity, Control, Competence, Class, Connection, and Collaboration.