Category Archives: Personal Brand Image

Beat the Heat During Outdoor Workouts (As seen in NBC News Better)

Exercising outdoors is a fantastic way to keep a workout interesting, but the heat can be a deterrent.

Summer may be almost over, but the heat seems like it’s here to stay. Working out in the heat can be hard on your body, so it’s important to make sure you’re taking all the precautions you can to stay cool. One of the best ways to be able to exercise outdoors but beat the heat is to adjust the times that you’re outdoors. The hottest point of the day is around 3 pm, so you certainly don’t want to be doing a workout outside then. Instead, try working out in the morning or even once the sun starts to set. 

For a full list of tricks to beat the heat that I shared with NBC News Better, click here. 



As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a wellness coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Yoga Instructor in Chicago I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

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Is Laser Hair Removal Right For You & What Is Laser Hair Removal

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As a  weight loss coach, many of the private clients I work with are driven ambitious women. They have big goals, high standards, and want to present their best self to the world. They want to feel good and look good, because they know their personal image matters.

If you work outside of the home, your look is a public representation of your company’s brand. And in any situation — social or professional — you make an impression everywhere you go. 

For your own personal brand,  the way you present yourself matters. It affects the way people perceive your competence.

Reaching your career and personal goals requires hard work and dedication, and it also requires looking the part.

I’m not saying you have to look like a supermodel to get ahead. And I’m not suggesting that you should be critical or self-conscious about the way you look.

Confidence is definitely an inside job, but when you take the time to look your best, you’re signaling to yourself and to others that you deserve the best.

There’s no denying that it’s important to be well-groomed, neatly dressed, and show that you respect yourself enough to pay attention to your appearance.

This is why I like to share some of my favorite time-saving personal grooming tips with my weight loss coaching clients, and with you!

In this week’s episode, I spoke with Sharon from Dr. Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery about the benefits of laser hair removal, who laser hair removal is best for, and who should avoid laser hair removal.

What’s your favorite personal grooming short cut? Tell me in the comments below.



Fitness Coach Tips: 60 Seconds to Looking Taller, Leaner and More Confident

Do you ever feel like you’re shrinking? Are you hunching over and self-conscious about your bad posture? Check out these stretches and exercises to improve your posture and make you taller, leaner, and feel more confident as demonstrated by fitness coach Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski:

There has been a time you in your life you wish you were just taller, like that time you tried reaching for something you wanted!

I am with Jenny Milkowski at Fox 32 Chicago to talk about looking taller by doing some stretches. Jenny and I will perform a number of stretches for you that could actually make you grow a little bit in height, look leaner, and appear more confident.

Doing these stretches will also improve your posture and prevent you from slouching over. So if you have noticed yourself not having the best posture, try out these exercises for yourself so you can stand the way you want to.

In my work as a fitness coach, I advise my clients to practice doing these stretches, and their posture and confidence improves in no time.

Watch the clip below to check out these stretches.

Steph is also a corporate fitness expert and a corporate wellness expert. As a health and fitness expert for companies and private clients, Steph is available in Chicago and all over the country as a health and fitness speaker and weight loss coach.

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