Corporate Services: Seminars & Coaching for Employees, Managers and Customers
Organization By Design, Inc. partners with a variety of corporate clients throughout North America to solve employee professional image and dress code challenges and to bring valued, fun, effective events to employees, customers, prospects, and to the philanthropic causes the company supports. Thanks to telephone conference calls and web-based collaboration tools, we can serve you, your employees and your customers no matter where they and you are located.
Executive Presence Training Programs
We offer co-ed training sessions as well as programs exclusively for men and women. Our “lunch and learn” programs, women’s internal networking seminars, co-branded image e-newsletters, and employee Q&A program let the image topic be brought to the rank-and-file and remain alive and well long after our visit. Review a sample overview of one of our signature professional image seminars and contact us to learn more about how we can address your particular needs.
One-on-One Coaching for Employees
We work with new hires as part of "on-boarding" programs, up-and-comers who are being "groomed" for the top and administrative and support personnel who have significant "customer facing" and internal "point of contact" roles. In addition, we frequently work with senior level executives with limited time who need an expert eye and sounding board to be sure their image is consistent with corporate brand expectations. We can travel to where your employees reside or they can travel to Boston to work with us. Coaching sessions are also available "on-site" for employees immediately following group seminars at your training location. Contact us for more information.
Manager Training Programs
We deliver training programs specifically for managers. These seminars provide a facilitated forum for managers and supervisors in your organization to explore their role in addressing and managing the overall and on-going professional image of employees. They include strategies and best practices for holding people accountable to your firm’s professional image standards. These can be conducted as stand-alone workshops or as add on sessions for managers who have attended one of our general professional image sessions.
Uniform Development & Training
Over the years, we have worked with a variety of companies to review and implement employee uniform programs as part of our dress code development and training offerings. Some of our clients, such as hotels and large credit unions, need help rethinking uniform options and purchases that impact their brand at its core. Others need our help developing dress guidelines for tradeshows, golf tournaments and the like. Read about how we helped the Bose Corporation develop a new look for their retail stores that instantly communicates Bose corporate philosophy to its customers. We welcome the opportunity to strategize with you about how to improve, create and implement uniform programs for your employees.
Customer Appreciation Events
We also provide customer appreciation events for companies interested in building relationships with their female executive customers and prospects. American Express, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Lexus and State Street Global Advisors are among our clients who have enlisted our services to create and host sophisticated events at unique venues that give their customers an opportunity to receive professional image advice from industry experts and a published author.
Corporate Retainer Program
Our corporate retainer program is ideal for companies looking to fully integrate professional image training, employee coaching, customer appreciation events and other marketing initiatives into their culture. Retainer clients have on-going personal access to Firm President Mary Lou Andre and access to a sophisticated and customized suite of programs that Mary Lou and her team of professional image consultants deliver most cost-effectively and with the highest impact. Please contact Mary Lou Andre directly if your company is interested in learning more about how our corporate retainer program works. Anton's Cleaners, Estee Lauder, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Fidelity Investments are among our retainer clients.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES
- Take our Workplace-Dress-Stress Test! It’s very telling!
- Sign yourself up to receive our monthly free fashion newsletter delivered directly to their electronic mailbox.
- Learn more about nationally recognized image consultant and Organization By Design founder Mary Lou Andre and our team of expert image consultants.
- If you are responsible for managing a dress code, order our $99 Dress Code Starter kit. This two-page dress code template will be sent to you for easy customization.
- Order our "Making Business Casual Work" booklets for all your employees. A review copy can be purchased as a PDF download in our online store.
- View highlights of one of our professional image seminars on CBS This Morning.
- Read our article Dressing Up in a Down Economy — Making the Case for Why Professional Image Matters