Manisha Jain is the founder, director, and lead image consultant at SeaChanges and is constantly working towards bringing a change in the lives of individuals for the last 6 years.
From the very beginning of her childhood, Manisha had a knack of dressing, grooming, and teaching. She would even advise her friends on how to keep them ahead of the curve and be more presentable. These practices soon gave birth to a burning desire to do something of her own where she could explore her talent, creativity, and the art of public speaking to the maximum potential. With this dream, she followed the saying ‘Pehle darshan daari, baad mein goon vichaari’- It signifies that the first impression of a projected image is of utmost importance. It is only when the image is acceptable that we explore further to look for other qualities in the person. Hence, when she came to know about image consultancy as a career, she was immediately smitten by it. And of course, there was no looking back after that.
After equipping herself with soft skills, from ICBI (Image Consulting Business Institute, India) co-branded with Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA, she started conducting huge seminars where her leadership skills flourished and helped her inspire and motivate others. She helped people in managing their image in terms of appearance, behaviour, communication, and digital footprint. Till today, she has trained more than 5000 people from diverse backgrounds including doctors, lawyers, teachers, corporates, professionals, teenagers, and homemakers by conducting seminars and open workshops. The best part is, from the last 6 years, she enjoys helping people to manage their image in terms of ‘Appearance Behaviour Communication’ so that they are able to project a ‘Winning Image’ in their lives.
Manisha believes that the first impression is utterly significant. Therefore, with a strong desire to make a difference in people’s lives and to help others to fine-tune their personal and professional style, her venture ‘SeaChanges’ came to life. This Mumbai-based image consulting firm is based on the principle that ‘Each one of us deserves change’ and was formed with ‘YOU’ in mind.
Here, her team applies fresh and modern principles to all aspects of consultation: private client styling services, personal wardrobe planning, special occasion job interview preparation, and corporate role comprehension. It aims to enhance and polish your skills and helps you to project a picture-perfect image while saving your time and money. All this is done in terms of Clothing, Grooming, Body Language, Communication Skills, Dining Etiquette, Business Etiquette, Fashion Styling, Accessorizing, Image Building and lots more. In short, her organisation helps you to harmonise your mind, body, and soul so that you can change for the better.
As she looks back at the innumerable print and digital publications she has been featured in, like Femina, CNBC TV, Chitralekha, etc. and at the number of events she gets invited to as a chief guest and the amount of love that people have for her, all she feels is grateful. She says, “It is of utmost importance that you thoroughly do your SWOT analysis where you identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Realizing one’s strengths will give the much needed positive head start. Then, go ahead with confidence, self-belief, and a positive approach. I believe doing good for others comes in a full circle. The proper instruction of melding the ‘art of science’, – an individual’s unique way of carrying out work systematically and the ‘science of art’- the methodology to organise and execute instructions properly, helps to face struggle heads-on and surmounts and succeeds beyond odds. This is what galvanizes my work strategy for all clients. Your ‘IMAGE’ is in your hands; make it work for ‘YOU’, not against you!”