Angela Dadds is a communications coach where she helps emerging leaders to lead.
Angela believes ‘that when an organisation develops the communication skills of their leaders, they are getting to the root cause of most of the problems they have in their business around performance, productivity, customer service, morale, safety and compliance.’
The time arrived for photos to be created for Angela’s profile. We had a lengthy conversation a few days later reflecting on her experience.
‘I’ve just been through the photos. It takes me back to that lovely day when they were taken… I enjoyed the whole process. The images are congruent with my home which now feels clear of clutter. It’s reflective of what I am helping my clients to do – sift through their thoughts and express themselves clearly and simply.
There’s a profound feeling of alignment as a result of the photos.
I’m ready to move forward. Now, I’ve got this fresh set of images that reflect that which I haven’t fully created yet. The images are drawing me forward. I feel like we’ve created a scene that’s relevant for now but speaks more of where I’m heading to.
It’s the things you can’t see for yourself. I find blind spots for clients. Beth challenged me to express myself in front of the camera in ways that I wouldn’t have otherwise, that still feel in alignment.
Beth held a space for me as the client to project my new identity that is aspirational, even though it’s also real.
For example the photo in the blue and white dress on the couch – at first glance it looks like I’m in a studio that’s been put together. Then I think no, that’s my HOME! If I were someone else looking at this photo I’d imagine that I’m looking at someone who has her act together. And it’s true. Well, some of the time.
In deciding to book with Beth: – I’d seen the photos posted from Slow School of Business before Christmas. I could get the feel for what the event had been like without having attended it. That attracted me initially. I read the story Beth posted about Philippe Guichard and then immediately knew.
I wanted to refresh my now four years old photos. I’d had positive comments on the couple that I was using. I had almost booked in with that same photographer again. Then I saw Beth’s and recognised that I wanted more than a profile shot.
I wanted photos that would convey more about me to prospective clients so they could choose me with a bit more substance to the choice.
I appreciated Beth’s flexibility on the day. She facilitated an outcome rather than direct it or wait for me as the client to call all the shots. My sense was, and is, is that Beth’s very solid in her experience. This showed in where she chose to sit, stand, direct, that sort of stuff. I have a sense Beth invests quite heavily in sincerely knowing who she’s working with and really endeavouring to put that person into the images.’
Such a brilliant outcome, thank you Angela.
There’s so much depth and range to play with.
It is quite an ‘unknownness’ that you step into with this photo process, but hats-off to you for giving it a re-hot go.
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