We have another Guest Post from Espacularaiesa on her experience at the Disney Dreamers Academy. Today’s article is on the importance of dressing for success and highlights how this lesson was presented to the Academy participants.
“Male and Female Dreamers were split into groups for sessions that featured applications on how to create a positive image. Brandi and Karli Harvey headed up the session with the ladies and Alex Ellis lead the gentlemen in their session. Later the students also had a special tour of The Kinsey Collection that resides at the American Adventure in Epcot. Parents were not left out either and had several activities, including one with Dr. Steve Perry on ‘Raising a Dreamer’.
Brandi is CEO and Karli is Artistic Director of Young Fit & Fly, They are entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, and media mavens. As they continue to impact and mentor young women on the importance of health and wellness the company continues to garner support within the community and among fellow industry leaders. They shared some fashion sense with the lady dreamers. Their motto is “You should always leave the house dressed to meet the president”.
The Harvey Twins present many real and genuine applications on that one chance to make a good first impression. Always make yours count. How you present yourself is your Calling Card! As they Presented “Fly Girl 101”, Brandi and Karli want to inspire, motivate and empower the women. This highly entertaining empowerment session helps our Dreamers to enter new areas of respect and fashion.
Among the comical and witty quips, is an underlying purpose for creating a confident and well rounded woman. They stress it is important to remember “You are addressed by the way you are dressed”. I love the light-hearted banter between the sisters and the girls. They offer practical quips that have real applications. Like “Your skirt length should be like a good essay…long enough to cover the topic, but short enough to be interesting!
The gentlemen Dreamers were in Alex Ellis’s ‘Tied To Greatness’ session. Tied to Greatness is where stylish Alex Ellis speaks to young men about self image, work ethics, education and what it means to be truly great. As the students learn about men who dressed well, carried themselves with dignity and accomplished great things in society, they realize how important these qualities are to help them fulfill their dreams. ‘Tied to Greatness’ leads them towards success. Each young man is given a tie (which he keeps), and is taught how to tie it as a “rite of passage” and symbol of self esteem and personal pride in appearance. Since I was in with the girls, I was not present for all of this session. I was able to get some great photos.
The History – Kinsey Collection
Last year I had the honor of attending the Premiere Opening of The Kinsey Collection at Walt Disney World. All of the Dreamers had the honor of a guided tour by the owner of this historic collection. On another night, Media was treated to a guided tour, as well. Here are a couple of pics and if you get to Disney World, you should check it out!
Now we can not forget Our Fave, Steve Harvey!
Now, so much more was going on and I will try to add more in if I can. For now I want you to think about what it would mean to you, if you met and worked with knowledgable people in your dream profession. People who are there to see you succeed! That is what I will share with you tomorrow as I shadow 2 Dreamers on a DREAM Deep Dive. Stay tuned…
Thank you Debbie for giving us a glimpse into the wealth of knowledge shared at the Academy. You can read other posts about the Disney Dreamers Academy.
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