Suman Agarwal with Judith Rasband
First Impression Consulting Pvt. Ltd in Mumbai (Bombay), India founded by Rakesh Agarwal and Suman Agarwal, has recently partnered with the Conselle Institute of Image Management to introduce image consulting education and services in India.
After investigating many image consulting trainers throughout the world, Rakesh chose the Conselle Institute as the finest image education curriculum and facility available worldwide. He and his wife Suman traveled to Utah in 2009 to meet Judith Rasband, Conselle’s founder. After three days of presentation and discussion at Conselle’s Learning Center, Judith and Rakesh signed agreements that will allow Agarwal the rights to use Conselle’s extensive materials in India.
Rakesh is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in engineering and business management. Upon returning to India after his education, he was involved with many successful business enterprises before establishing the Image Consulting Business Institute (IBCI), a division of First Impression Consulting Pvt. Ltd. in 2009.
“We are very happy to have the best curriculum from one so experienced as Judith Rasband,” says Rakesh. “She is the expert, energetic, and an excellent example of a successful entrepreneur. As an image management specialist, she is an agent of change with practical and immediately applicable techniques and strategies for taking charge of appearance. Her ability to zero in on the immediate needs of individuals results in outstanding levels of personal development and goal achievement.”
Board Members from L to R: Debra, Diana, Judith, Susan, Rakesh (seated)
Agarwal has also spearheaded the Image Consultant’s Society International, a non-profit organization that will educate, facilitate, and regulate the industry within India and the Middle East. Conselle will function as the agent of certification for ICSI, with Judith Rasband as the Chairman of the Advisory Board. Participating board members were hand selected and include Susan Bigsby from Florida, Deborah King from Texas, Diana Jennings from California, Lora Beth Brown from Utah, and Deborah Gray and John Kerr from England.
“Image consultants offer the kind of advice that can help clients land a job, keep a job, secure a promotion, find a mate, get elected, or just feel better about themselves,” says Agarwal. “Our business program includes three months of learning followed by another three months mentorship providing a complete business incubation program and set-up support.”
He adds, “India is the second fastest growing economy in the world and simultaneously hosts the youngest population globally. With this huge youth population competing fiercely in global markets, the demand for image consultants is set to grow exponentially. Image consulting is a multi-billion dollar industry globally and is now poised to grow in India to similar levels with the help of Judith Rasband and Conselle.”
For more information about Conselle’s India Connection, visit the Conselle website or the First Impressions website here.
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