Executive Contributor | Jane Vandermeer | Personal Development
As a ‘reclaim your midlife’ power and self image coach with a 30-year career in the fashion industry, I am here to tell you that it has absolutely nothing to do with looking ‘younger’, rather that it is all about being highly visible and modelling this behaviour to following generations. It’s time to talk about our true age and our true value.
It’s about letting go of these internal faulty dialogues, beliefs, and fashion myths and putting your energy and mindfulness into becoming a visible woman by building inner confidence. In short, going beyond the thoughts that hold you back, turning your inner voice into an inner champion, and giving yourself the credit for everything you have achieved as a midlifer.
Through my integrated approach of combining mindset and style, I have helped cohorts of highly credentialed and experienced women gain confidence to show their value and pursue new dreams, including landing new roles or starting new businesses. Many of these women have referred to my Grace and Sophistication program as “life-changing”, “the best professional investment they have ever made in themselves” and “the mentor they wished they’d had earlier”.
As a highly visible woman, I have maintained an empowering lifestyle by participating in my personal development, becoming conscious of my inner dialogue, surrounding myself with people and situations that make me feel visible and showing up for myself in each and every way. That also means going into my closet and selecting clothes that make me feel powerful, present and simply sensational (yes that means that the sweatpants and leggings that have lost their gravitational pull are out, despite how comfy they may feel!). Because style is so much more than the clothes that you wear on your back. It’s an attitude about how you present yourself to the world. It is your identity and a choice to be either invisible or highly visible.
So if you are a woman who wants to experience your own agency, and become aware of the impacts that you can make, but are unsure of where to start, come and find your gateway to visibility through my Grace & Sophistication program. I will take you on a transformational journey by providing you with the mindset and styling tools needed to elevate your self-worth to become an unapologetic, live out-loud and highly visible Creatrix woman. Creatrix! A term coined by Stephanie Raffelock as a new archetype of midlife women being birthed within the 21st Century.
The Dalai Lama said it himself, that women will save the world. If this proves true, then you can bet that Creatrix women will be the ones front and centre, leading the pack!