Mentoring Benefits

Having a mentor as a new image consultant can provide numerous benefits, including:

1. Guidance and Direction

A mentor can offer valuable insights and guidance on how to navigate the industry effectively. They can help you understand the nuances of the profession and provide direction on where to focus your efforts for maximum impact.

2. Industry Knowledge

An experienced mentor can share their expertise and insider knowledge about the image consulting industry. This can include information about trends, best practices, and emerging opportunities, giving you a competitive edge.

3. Networking Opportunities

Mentors often have extensive networks within the industry. By connecting you with their contacts, they can help you build relationships with potential clients, collaborators, and other professionals in the field.

4. Feedback and Support

A mentor can provide constructive feedback on your work, helping you identify areas for improvement and build your skills more effectively. They can also offer encouragement and support during challenging times, boosting your confidence and resilience.

5. Accountability

Having a mentor can help you stay accountable to your goals and commitments. They can provide motivation and encouragement to keep you focused on your objectives, ensuring that you make consistent progress in your career development.


6. Avoiding Common Pitfalls

With their experience, mentors can help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that many new image consultants face. Learning from their past experiences can save you time and effort, allowing you to achieve success more quickly.

7. Personal Development

Beyond professional skills, mentors can also support your personal development. They can offer advice on communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, helping you become a well-rounded and effective consultant.

8. Inspiration and Motivation

Interacting with a mentor who has achieved success in the field can be highly motivating. Their stories of overcoming challenges and achieving their goals can inspire you to push yourself further and strive for excellence in your own career.

9. Long-Term Relationship

A mentorship often evolves into a long-term relationship built on mutual respect and trust. As you progress in your career, your mentor can continue to provide guidance and support, serving as a valuable resource throughout your professional journey.

Overall, having a mentor as a new image consultant can be instrumental in accelerating your career growth, expanding your professional network, and helping you reach your full potential in the industry.

Case Studies

Passionate people transforming lives and fabulous outfits: FIPI member success stories.

Jenny Webb

FIPI Mentor


The words that come to mind to describe the journey between mentor and mentee are immense joy. Immense joy at helping and supporting new image consultants as they move forward with their companies.

This is my third year as a mentor, and even though the mentor is a guide, I have gained a lot from this mentoring scheme. Four things stand out for me with this experience: satisfaction, education, friendship, and inspiration.
Satisfaction at supporting and encouraging new consultants as they plan and make goals to expand their business. I know what it’s like to be working on your own, and I have been there and experienced the same ups and downs. It’s hard to describe this emotion of satisfaction, but it gives me great pleasure.

As an image consultant of over twenty years and a fellow FIPI, I feel eminently qualified to pass on my expertise both professionally and as a qualified lifestyle coach.

Education, as along the way, I have learnt so many things from my mentees. I feel privileged to have been able to share their stories and learn a totally new way of marketing that didn’t exist when I trained over twenty years ago. So much has changed in the way we interact on social media that it has been a joy to see the ease with which they branch out to the world this way with blogging, Facebook, Facebook live videos, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Friendship has come from the intimacy of the mentoring process. I have been lucky to have been able to engage personally with my mentees and feel honoured that they trust me enough to share their ideas and goals as I watch them grow.

Inspiration. This comes from hearing how much they have achieved and delight at the different ways they choose to go out to the public with new ideas and collaborations. Their successes with clients, presentations, exhibitions, Facebook and YouTube videos are a joy to share. The confidence they show in pushing boundaries and finding new ways of reaching more clients never fails to inspire me. Also, this year has been dramatically different and has seen yet another change in consultant’s practices, with online consultations via Zoom becoming the new normal.

In conclusion, mentoring is a two-way street in that I get as much out of the process as the mentees do. By sharing information, they learn, and I do too. It is exciting to watch consultants grow and succeed and feel that I have helped in some small way to their success. It truly is an immensely joyful experience.

I recommend this programme to anyone who wants to step out of their comfort zone and take their business to another level.

" The Master's program has drastically helped my business to expand and gain trust from my clients, knowing they are in good hands. I hope you will take that step too. Trust me, you will not regret it."

Toshiko Kobatake. FIPI Member and Master's Graduate.

" I would encourage every single individual who is serious about their business to become fully qualified as a Master. Why? Because my belief is that this will ensure not only technical competence, but it also drives personal confidence and ensures professional success."

Sarah Brummitt. FIPI Member and Masters Graduate

" Well, I have done it! I have achieved the Master Status in Image Consultancy and I can tell you now there are only 18 of us in the whole wide world! I am accredited by City & Guilds and also by FIPI. Delighted is an understatement!"

Jo Haley. FIPI Member and Masters Graduate


The benefits of FIFI membership.

Becoming a FIPI member will enable you to accelerate the growth of your own image business. We focus on helping each member to generate more leads, develop a strong client base and build a solid foundation from which they can create a successful future. 

Joining our community of likeminded business owners is also mutually beneficial in promoting productivity, well-being and overcoming the obstacles that prevent business owners from achieving their goals. Join us and never work alone again.  

what's included?


Community: Never feel alone again with a supportive and friendly team of likeminded image professionals to cheer you on.


Awareness: Accelerate your marketing efforts by joining the worldwide FIPI directory and promote your business to a wider audience.


Mentorship Scheme: Our successful partnerships allow members to learn from one another over 12 months while working towards a set of clearly defined goals.


Networking: There are endless opportunities to explore the FIPI community, share ideas and develop a wealth of knowledge on specialist subjects from across the globe.


Credibility: Promote yourself as a professional and not a player in your field of expertise and become synonymous with excellence. Download the current FIPI logo from the Members hub and add it to your website.



Broaden your skills and confidence with our quality assured Master's program, vocational training courses and mentorship groups. Apply for FIPI MASTER AWARD IN IMAGE CONSULTANCY or FIPI MASTER AWARD IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ETIQUETTE.


Events: Both online and in-person, we host an exciting range of events delivered by professional trainers, speakers, and authorities within the industry.   Log into the "Members Hub" to find all the past video webinars.


Blogs & Articles: Spread the word on your specialist subjects by writing content for our website. From advice, top tips, and industry news you can build a reputation of authority. Reach out to to share your articles or if you have any questions.


Become a FIPI Associate


The first step is to read our FIPI Code of Ethics. Please also read through FIPI’s Continuous Professional Development Programme and outline. As soon as you fill in our registration form below and pay your chosen membership package fee, your details will come directly to our Membership Director who will ensure all the details are uploaded to set up your professional online profile with FIPI. You will then be contacted and supplied with a link to your live profile and introduced to all the benefits of FIPI membership.