“You might look at me now and think, “She looks so put together.” Yes, that is true today, but this wasn’t always the case. In 2003, my youngest was a year old. My sister came to visit me on the acreage we were living on at the time. She said, “You probably don’t want to hear this, but you are looking pretty frumpy these days.” I remember that statement hitting me hard. What happened? I was a stay-at-home mom who was 20 pounds overweight, rarely wore make-up, and my regular attire was mom jeans (high-waisted, pleated and light washed … eghaads!) or sweat pants (yes, the kind with the elastic at the ankles!), and duck boots. My glasses were outdated. My hair had no style. I had cut it shorter after being long for years, and then I just let it grow out with no particular plan but trying to tame my natural curl. And, because I had gotten into horses, I had started to buy western clothes to fit in with others in the horse community. I looked a mess and I was dressing in a way that didn’t feel like me at all. And, I needed to go back to work. What was I to do? Today, in my 50’s, I feel great about how I look, but it was a process to find myself and my style again.”
Before becoming a personal stylist & speaker in the image management industry, I worked for 20+ years in corporate & non-profit marketing and communications, as well as running my own small business marketing consulting company. During that time, I began to understand the importance of branding to the success of an individual, as well as to the company’s success. In 2006, I began a new career path with training at the Conselle Institute of Image Management in Utah and I have been helping men & women learn how to dress and to refine their personal image, or brand, in a way that brings them personal and professional success ever since! I can help you build a wardrobe that works for every facet of your life and that will enhance your success.
Now serving Red Deer and Calgary, Janise Somer (formerly Bachler) is an author, personal image consultant, image expert, personal stylist and professional speaker. Janise has appeared several times on Global TV, CityTV, and is a former co-host on the talk show, “Kim’s Kitchen” seen on Calgary Shaw Cable (archive episodes available on YouTube). Janise has been featured in the Calgary Herald, interviewed on radio, and authored several articles for magazines. Janise is an accomplished speaker and has given presentations for organizations such as the Calgary Health Region, Mount Royal College, Red Deer College, Intuit Canada, Excel Homes, and many more. Janise is also the author of the book, CLOSET RESCUE, available on Amazon.
On a personal note, Janise is the mom of two amazing girls and a stepson. In her personal time, she likes to power walk, write, read, sing, x-country ski, wakeboard, Facebook, and hang with girlfriends. Janise is passionate about her kids, fashion, interior design, her faith, and chocolate.Get Started!