Prior to becoming a stylist I had a very successful career as a sales director. Most of my clients were in the city: banks, accountancy and law firms.

“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will” ~ Anne Klein

This background, combined with my styling skills, gives me great insight into the world of personal image and its relationship with personal effectiveness in the corporate sector. I have developed my thinking on this topic into a one day workshop and also a 30-60 minute thought-provoking presentation that can be incorporated into events such as training lunches, team-building off-sites or corporate entertainment evenings to raise awareness and stimulate discussion. Both the presentation and the workshop can be tuned to suit your particular requirements and are always delivered in my very engaging style.

My other popular presentation topics include:

I have a relationship with LK Bennett one of the key elements of which is delivering these presentations to their corporate clients at in-store corporate events:


“L.K.Bennett and Karen Smyth have proved to be a perfect fit having worked together on a variety of events both for corporate firms and for individuals. We are often approached by stylists and image consultants who are keen to work with us on both fashion events and with their individual clients and we are very selective about who we forge relationships with. One of the main reasons we wanted to work with Karen was her dynamic personality and a determination to get results which is as powerful as her undoubted skill as an image consultant. We were also impressed by Karen’s background in the city which we feel uniquely positions her to truly understand the needs of today’s working woman, obviously a key customer for L.K.Bennett. One area that Karen has become particularly valuable to us is in the field of corporate events where we feel having an independent stylists working alongside our excellent store staff really adds an extra layer to our clients and generates additional buzz for our events. With more projects in the pipeline we look forward to the continued success of this relationship in the future.” ~ Nick Flynn, Marketing Manager, LK Bennett.


Please contact me if you would like to discuss me delivering a presentation, or running a more in depth workshop for you.