First impressions are forms in less than a tenth of a second and can last up to six months.

Stephanie Coughlan founded Image Intelligence in 2018 with the mission of using her style expertise and marketing background, honed over 25 years in the fashion and design industry, to help clients of all ages rise up the corporate ladder and own their self-confidence by curating personal brands that mirror their life accomplishments and goals. Prior to founding Image Intelligence, Stephanie spent time in executive roles at Glamour, SELF Magazine, House & Garden, and Hearst UK, and ran Responsible Media from 1999 to 2016, where she represented media brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, Architectural Digest, SELF, and GQ. During her time representing Vogue, women often approached her for style advice to increase their influence in the workplace, and thus Stephanie recognized the need for professional guidance dedicated to enhancing personal style as a step to achieving life goals. Stephanie’s core values of integrity, generosity, and community building carry over to her personal life, where she is a founding member of the Stifel Paralysis Research Foundation Fall Ball––a foundation which has been her family’s life’s work––and serves on the boards of multiple non-profits, including the National Charity League and Big Sisters of Boston. For more information, please contact Stephanie here.

Your Personal Brand Starts With The Way You Look

Like it or not, the image we present to the outside world is the first and often most powerful area of judgment at work, at home and in society. Psychologists and sociologists have confirmed through multiple studies that implicit—and explicit—character assessment occurs upon first contact with an individual, superseding education, intelligence or accomplishment.

This is the genesis of Image Intelligence: more than stylists, we are ‘perception consultants,’ dedicated to understanding your life’s goals first, then refining your presentation—your wardrobe, hair, makeup, fitness—to meet those goals. Our objective professionals will take your brand in hand and help you:

  • Accelerate Professional Advancement

Women in the workplace are held to a higher standard than men in every area. “Pulchronomics”—research on the economics of physical attractiveness–shows that women are judged on what they wear, how they look and how they communicate as much as, if not more than what they’re communicating.

  • Manifest Personal Influence

Whether it’s a major charity event or an intimate dinner, deals get closed when you have on the right clothes. Image Intelligence identifies the intersection of what you wear and where you’re wearing it, putting your personal appearance to work on behalf of your power of persuasion. With the right wardrobe, you will have an increased level of influence.

  • Realize Self-Worth

“Look good, feel good:” It’s a cliché for a reason. By engaging an image professional, you eliminate the second-guessing and self-doubt that inevitably goes hand-in-hand with personal style decisions, making room to unlock your potential, honor your self-confidence and live more fully in the present.

  • Reclaim Your Time

Time is the ultimate luxury. In our outsourcing economy, allowing an image consultant to analyze, assess and ultimately curate the way you present yourself will leave you more time to engage in meaningful pursuits.