Alicia regularly speaks to large and small audiences, including Specsavers’ annual conference, running customer events for top high street fashion retailers such as Jigsaw, Reiss and John Lewis, to helping small independent stores and assisting people at charity events and women’s networking groups.
Alicia delivers an entertaining and fun talk, showing her audience the life-changing impact of they wear has on them. The talks can include audience interaction, and Alicia often gives mini life-changing makeovers. Alicia is asked back time and time again, and even has “groupies” that follow her around so they can gain even more top style tips.
Having experience with so many of the UK’s top brands and CEO’s, as well as hundreds of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, Alicia certainly knows how to engage an audience when it comes to talking about image. All of her clients have had very different lifestyles, but all have one thing in common: they now know the power of clothes.
Alicia’s inspiring motivational talks includes her personal story of how she’s ridden the recession and gone from riches to rags and back again. Here is an insight into her story so far:
Alicia started her entrepreneurial career in fashion at the early age of just 19 when she opened her first fashion store. She left school with no qualifications and is dyslexic. She was told by her teachers that she would be working in a supermarket as a cashier, but how wrong were they!
At the age of 25 she had a business that had a million pound turnover but by the time she was 31 the business had to go into receivership. She decided to open a second-hand clothes store called “Begin Again”.
Seeing another gap in the market, she started consulting for these clients and helping them with their images. She showed them how to reinvent their clothes and how to buy future items, saving them both money and time.
Spotting yet another gap in the market, she started the Alicia Kite Academy, a training school dedicated to Image Consultants.
Alicia is proud to have trained people from all over the world to start their own successful image businesses.
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