A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Simply Her Magazine to give coaching advice on workplace persona and how one should carry oneself at work. Simply Her magazine is a consumer lifestyle guide in Singapore, with a readership of 110,000. It offers practical solutions on everything that interests the modern, working women, such as home, career, family, consumer, health, fashion, beauty, travel and self-empowerment.
As a case study, I was asked to offer my career coaching to a brand manager in a local company. The task entailed (1) shadowing her at work for 2 days – from being in meetings, interacting with colleagues, liaising with customers, talking on the phone, giving presentations, etc -, (2) observing how she carried herself in these situations, and (3) coaching on those areas – what were the positive areas, what could be improved, and in the process helping readers learn how to project their best workplace persona.
After the coaching wrapped up, we had a photoshoot as part of the article feature. My past media photoshoots were done in my home, and this was my first media photoshoot in a studio. It was a very fun experience, and the stylists and designers were very fun loving people too .
Here’s some pictures of the photoshoot to share with you guys:
Entrance to Simply Her and Her World Office. These are some of the past covers!
Collage of past features in the magazine
Trying on my clothes and having the designer decide on the outfits for the shoot
Having my hair done. Jacqueline is the hairstylist, while Rachel (the lady with the stripped shirt) is the make-up artist. Check out her make-up kit!
Getting my make-up done
Preparing for the shoot! The lady in green is the designer Sherry, while the photographer is behind setting up the camera.
Lights, camera and smile!!
Changing outfits for the second shoot, which is the group shot
That’s me with Lorraine, who is the brand manager I worked with in the case study. The metal bar-like things are more as placeholders. They will be removed in the final photos.
Me and Lorraine again
Me with Jacqueline, the hairstylist
A sneak peak of one of the shots
Want to see the actual feature article and the outcome of the photoshoot? The feature will be out in the upcoming July issue of Simply Her (which will be out by third week of June, which is next week!). Singapore-based readers – You can grab a copy at local newstands, supermarkets and convenience stores
Thanks Madeline and Lorraine – It has been wonderful working with both of you on this!