Annette Y. Harris, MBA

My life isn’t about getting places, it’s about showing up. Showing up and not just simply being present. Showing up as my best self no matter what. Showing up when opportunities, excitement and advancement are knocking—and being ready, willing and able to dive in.

It’s my life’s passion and what I’ve helped leaders and high potential professionals achieve through customized personal brand and image management assessments, planning and execution. Perfected over the last decade, my approach to showing up is not only about projecting but being the person you want to be, whether it’s in the boardroom or in the backyard, at the gala or the get-together.

I know what it means to “show up” and I know what it means to be a leader and climb the corporate ladder. I’ve managed national marketing programs and multi-million dollar proposals for major corporations like Deloitte & Touché and Verizon. I’ve coached and trained mid-level professionals through seasonal executives and partners at Verizon Wireless, McGuire Woods LLP, and Capital Concierge. I earned an MBA, and later was certified by the leading accreditation organizations in my field, the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and the Protocol School of Washington (PSOW). I then studied under famed stylist Stacy London (of TLC hit television show What Not to Wear) and was hand selected to join her acclaimed Style for Hire network. Most recently I was certified as a 360Reach Personal Brand and Social Brand Analyst by Personal Branding Guru, William Arruda.

All of this has led me here, showing up for my diverse client base and bringing my passion, commitment, experience and direct knowledge to each and every one of them. Maybe it starts with wardrobe and grooming consultations or a full image update to get you looking and feeling like the confident professional you’re meant to be, then leads to best practices in personal branding, executive dialogue, behavior and high stakes situations, or even to helping you refine your goals, skill set and general performance—whatever you want to get from the cubicle to the corner office, I can and will deliver. Why? Because I always ShowUp!annette-signature-black