Classic Consultant Curves

Coming out of the Conrad, with coifed curls,

Consultant confidently calls a cab on a city curb to confer with clients.

Contending against the cold with coffee, Chanel shades, Christian Louboutin’s,

a contemporary curved classic cropped jacket, and a coat.

Chic clothing in classy colors will always collect compliments.

Consider your costs to control your closet by compiling only classic couture.

 

Curve: to have or take a turn, change, or deviation from a straight line or plane surface without sharp breaks or angularity.

Consultants are notorious for the ability to counter, and curve conversations; the ability to conjoin complex and contentious conversations while cautiously concurring is challenging. But to consult with confidence one must consciously conjure creative conclusions.

Diplomacy is the single best competency a consultant can have. Knowing what to say, when to say it, and how to frame it based on the audience is critical to compelling clients and controlling the desired outcomes. The best way to learn this craft is by considering each person’s perspective. Think about your desired outcome, and then think about how the person you will be interacting with is likely to perceive what you are going to propose to them. If you think about it from their point of view, you can quickly realize that certain components may need to be ‘curved’ or composed in a more conciliatory manner.

While it is always* important to operate with your conscience, knowing when to cut a straight line compared to a curved one is crucial in consulting.

Disclaimer: In no way am I advocating for cutting corners or compromising your integrity. Taking a curved approach actually sometimes takes longer than the direct one, but it typically results in conserved feelings and continued good will – both necessary when considering the end goal – it’s a better method.

For this classic consultant compilation, I paired a black sheath skirt with a curved and cropped sleeve jacket. I found the skirt a few years ago on resale at Little Bird in Houston, and this winter found the jacket by the same designer at another resale shop, Namedroppers. I love how they go together for a composed corporate appearance. Combined with more curved shape sunglasses, the look is completed with a rounded toe heel and a coat.

Clear communication curves conflicts and controls change.

All my best,

Outfit Details: Skirt & Jacket: Gucci Purse: Prada Shoes: Christian Louboutin Sunglasses: Chanel Necklace: Pearls Earrings: Pearls Bracelet: Gold Bangle and David Yurman Hose: Leggs

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