When I became an image consultant I was really attracted to the training that the Association of Image Consultants International (www.AICI.org) offered. One of first teachers said she had been member at one time, but she said the cost was not worth it. I believed her for a while, but started my own research and realized for me, being part of AICI would be very worthwhile. Why?  There are many reasons which I will eventually explain.

Fast forward to today, and I find myself in a leadership position for AICI — President of our local chapter — AICI Chicago Midwest Chapter. The year before this I was pursing certification as an image consultant, a level that only AICI offered. One of the many requirements was that you are active in your local AICI chapter so I was happy when I was offered the position of Vice President of Membership. This year, I am president.