Anna Soo Wildermuth

Welcome to Personal Images, Inc.!

Here I'll give you up to date tips on developing your personal and professional image to ensure your first impression will be your best impression. Also I will blog about current image and communication blunders. Feel free to join the discussion by leaving comments, and stay updated by subscribing to the RSS feed. Thanks for visiting my blog. – Anna

Change One Thing is a superb book that gives excellent advice to help jumpstart your engine." Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Welcome to Personal Images, Inc. !

I am Anna Soo Wildermuth, and I look forward to helping you achieve your best personal and professional image.

I am the founder of Personal Images Inc., a recognized leader in the image industry. My professional credentials include being past President of the Association of Image Consultants International, the largest image consulting organization in the world; one of only seven Certified Image Masters in the world; a Toastmaster ATB; and a member of the American Society (ASTD) of Training and Development.

My company has been recognized with numerous awards. Most recently, Personal Images, Inc. received the 2008 Association of Image Consultants International Award of Excellence. In 2004, Personal Images was named Professional Service Firm of the Year by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the Chicago Minority Enterprise Development Council. The company also was recognized with the 2004 Outstanding Minority Success Award from the China Star Media Corporation.

As a seasoned image and communication specialist, trainer, and coach since 1983, I regularly conducts workshops, seminars, and presentations for corporations, including HSBC, Bank of Montreal, Northern Trust Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Humana, McDonald’s Corporation, J.C. Anderson Company and General Electric Company; and not-for-profit organizations. I help corporate executives and management teams enhance their credibility and relationship building skills by strategizing their professional image, and sensitizing them to the nuances of business/social etiquette and the issues prompted by diversity. I also coaches individuals, helping them make their first impression their best impression.

I have been highlighted in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times and Wall Street Journal; quoted as an image expert in Success, Star and Crain’s Chicago Magazines and featured on television’s ABC7 Chicago, CNN Financial and Fox News. I have also written articles for numerous local and national publications. My book Change One Thing – Discover What is Holding You Back – Fix it! McGraw Hill was published August 2009.

As a recognized expert in creating successful visual images, I was chosen to design and coordinate the attire for 8,500 individuals involved in the U.S. Senior and U.S. Open Golf and PGA Championships. I also developed the frontline image of Vistar Auto Glass’ 365 retail stores and 100 Insurance Auto Auction Retail Branches.

Born in Chicago, I majored in the arts and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.My early career included success as a real estate broker, achieving lifetime membership in the Two Million Dollar Club.

I serve on numerous civic and charitable boards and committees. Currently, also a director of the Women’s Western Golf Association, a trustee of the Ray Graham Foundation for the Disabled; a director of the Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Inc. and also served in 2006 the Co-Chair of the College of DuPage Advisory Board.

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