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      The
davenport
institute
  of Washington
                                                                                       The Arrival
         Fresh. Urbane. Sophisticated. Now sporting a new DC zip code.
                     The Davenport Institute has arrived.




       P
                    oised to make a mark on our nation’s capital, The Davenport Institute is an innovative
                    consultancy and licensed/certified professional practice that delivers high-level image
                    and perceptual management expertise to success-focused professionals, companies and
organizations. The Institute has recently opened a new office in the District of Columbia; satellite offices are
located in Beverly Hills and Scottsdale.




                                                                          20004

                           90212
                                       85254




                                                      The
                                            davenport
                                            institute
                                                 of Washington
                                                         The Substance of Style

              Re-defining the Art and Practice of Image Management.




       A            ccording to the Association of Image Consultants International, the contemporary
                    practice of image consulting encompasses “A-B-C” or Appearance – Behavior -
                    Communication. Potent impressions, perceptions and assumptions are formed within the
first few minutes of meeting; these must be managed successfully in order to create positive relationships with
key audiences. Additionally, many business professionals do not fully recognize the critical image-career-
wellness connection, but it is a powerful triad that dramatically impacts performance, perceptions and profits.

                                                       Borrowing from numerous disciplines, the Davenport
                                                       Institute approaches image management as a social
                                                       science. Services include consulting, seminars, research,
                                                       and the publication of white papers and business articles.




                                                                                 isciplines Utilize:
                                                                                Disciplines We Utilize
                                                                                  •   Appreciative Inquiry®
                                                                                  •   business
                                                                                  •   color psychology
                                                                                  •   communication
                                            Think Tank:                           •   human behavior
                                              An institute, corporation,          •   linguistics
                                              or group organized for              •   memetics
                                              interdisciplinary research.         •   public relations
                                              Source: www.merriam-webster.com     •   semiotics
                                                                                  •   social psychology
                                                                                  •   sociology
                                                                                  •   wellness
                                                                                                 Impressions


          E
                      veryone needs to be taken seriously by their target audiences, especially in today’s
                      competitive business and social arenas. The power to influence, build relationships, gain
                      trust and communicate effectively is a distinct asset. So is a clear and well-defined career
         direction. However, very few have truly mastered the art of perceptual management. When queried, most
         people admit that they are unaware of what others truly think about them.


                                             The Davenport Institute’s programs and services have been designed for
                                             relevance across every profession; our objective is creating favorable
                                             impressions for our clients. Niche subspecialties serve the specific needs
                                             and interests of the legal, healthcare, political, corporate, entrepreneurial
                                             and executive recruiting sectors.


        Image Programs                                                       Career Programs
     Maximizing Every Aspect of Image                            Professional career counseling
   Head-to-toe image and personal style                          Career management
   Perceptual management                                         Career Assessments
   Social capital, networking                                    The Executive Folio™ professional résumé
   Personal branding, self-marketing                             Employment search strategies
   Poise, presence and demeanor                                  Education planning
   Communication skills                                          Outplacement consulting
   Public speaking & media training
   Business etiquette
   The Elements™ Color Typing System*
   The Make-Update™
   Personal shopping                                                              The Echelon™
   Fashion and lifestyle design
                                                                       The think tank for female entrepreneurs
   Wellness, fitness and well-being
                                                                        Leadership development
                                                                        Entrepreneurship
* The Institute’s proprietary color typing system based                 Conferences and summits
 on elements of nature: Sun, Snow, Wind and Earth.
   This unique system acknowledges each client’s
                                                                        Research and publishing opportunities
    individual coloring and complex components
           of “warm” and “cool” skin tones.
                                                                                             The Echelon

          The premier professional think tank for female entrepreneurs.
                        A program of The Davenport Institute of Washington.

The Echelon™ is a distinctive society of inquisitive, success-driven female entrepreneurs who are seeking to
take themselves and their businesses to the pinnacle of their success. Focused on professional and business
development, monthly Echelon forums provide a unique curriculum, strategic and tactical success-building
methods, and opportunities for developing significant professional connections.


Some of the topics explored in Echelon meetings include:
    •    Critical thinking for the entrepreneur
    •    Social capital
    •    Human relations
    •    Reputation management
    •    Marketing and business development
    •    Women-owned business issues
    •    Technology and social media


Examples of Echelon presentations:
    •    Metacognition and the entrepreneur
    •    Gardner’s multiple intelligences
    •    Business etiquette and protocol
    •    Brainstorming, innovation and creativity
    •    Image development
    •    Presentation and public speaking
    •    Appreciative Inquiry®
    •    Impression management
    •    Wellness and productivity


Membership in The Echelon™ is by application. Visit http://www.davenportinstitute.com/echelon.
                                                                                                    Founder
                                             ebra Brittain Davenport is the founder and


                                 D
                                                                                                    Partial Media Credits:
                                             executive director of The Davenport Institute,         •   AdvantEdge Magazine
                                                                                                    •   A-List International
                                             LLC. A respected authority in the areas of
                                                                                                    •   Arizona Republic
                                             image, branding and career management,                 •   Business Beware TV
                                                                                                    •   Business Journal Newspapers
                                 Ms. Davenport directs the Institute’s programs that define
                                                                                                    •   Career Clinic Radio Show
                                 and enhance clients' credibility, style, career status,            •   Cashak TV
                                                                                                    •   CBS Money Watch
                                 communication skills and public perception.                        •   Century City Times
                                                                                                    •   Chiq.com
                                                                                                    •   CNN
                                   Ms. Davenport was a recent two-time guest expert on the          •   Contra Costa Times
                                                                                                    •   Currency
                                   “Dr. Phil” show where Dr. Phil McGraw referred to her as
                                                                                                    •   Dondo Magazine
“one of the top two career experts in the country.” She has been a frequent expert on Yahoo         •   Dr. Phil (CBS)
                                                                                                    •   Elle Magazine
Hot Jobs, VideoJug.com, Career Clinic, FOX Television, KSYY-FM, KFYI-AM, KFNN-AM,
                                                                                                    •   Entertainment Weekly
CBS Money Watch and numerous other media outlets. Ms. Davenport has also served as a                •   Fashion Edge
                                                                                                    •   Fashion TV
fashion, career and lifestyle editor for national and international publications. A trusted image   •   FOXNews.com
and branding strategist, Debra was sought after to serve as the spokesperson and national           •   FOX Television
                                                                                                    •   GenLux Magazine
workplace color psychology expert for the Panasonic global brand.                                   •   GetCurrency.com
                                                                                                    •   Getty Images
                                                                                                    •   Human Resources Executive
Additionally, Ms. Davenport is an internationally-recognized designer of women's couture            •   iam.tv (CBS)
                                                                                                    •   ifashionnetwork.com
and prêt-a-porter fashion. Her image and fashion work has been seen on the red carpet,
                                                                                                    •   In Style Magazine
on television and in numerous publications. Ms. Davenport has styled celebrities, magazine          •   KFYI-AM
                                                                                                    •   KSYY-FM
photo shoots and hundreds of private clients. She has also coordinated and participated in          •   Le Monde de la Mode
numerous fashion shows across the US. Clients frequently call upon Ms. Davenport’s tasteful         •   Life & Style Magazine
                                                                                                    •   London Entertainment
sense of style for various design projects such as events, products, interiors and graphics.        •   LookBook L.A. Magazine
Ms. Davenport is represented by the Leighton Agency and listed on Hollywood’s “Celebrity            •   Los Angeles Magazine
                                                                                                    •   Los Angeles Times
Source” roster.                                                                                     •   Marie Claire – UK
                                                                                                    •   People Style Watch
                                                                                                    •   PMI Magazine
Ms. Davenport maintains licensure as a career counselor (AZ) and holds numerous wellness            •   Runway Beauty Magazine
                                                                                                    •   Scottsdale Magazine
certifications. She is a contributor to the book, Some Leaders Are Born Women, and the              •   So Scottsdale Magazine
author of Career Shuffle. Ms. Davenport holds BA and MA degrees in communication arts               •   Style Insider
                                                                                                    •   Style Network
from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a PhD in education from the                     •   Stylelist.com
Universidad Empresarial in Costa Rica (US equivalency, NACES). She currently serves on              •   Suite Solutions Magazine
                                                                                                    •   Thisisfashion.tv
the graduate faculties of four US universities.                                                     •   typeF.com
                                                                                                    •   U Magazine
                                                                                                    •   Us Weekly
                                                                                                    •   Village Connection Magazine
                                                                                                    •   VH1
                                                                                                    •   Vocation Village
                                                                                                    •   Washington Style Reporter
                                                                                                    •   WatchDoIt.com
                                                                                                    •   WeHelpWomen.com
                                                                                                    •   Yahoo! Education
                                                                                                    •   Yahoo! Hot Jobs
                                                                                                                                        Portfolio




                      American Idol Jordin Sparks in
                       Debra Davenport Couture



                                                                                                              Photo shoot, luxury magazine




                    Model in Debra Davenport Couture
                      Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


                                                                                                     Model and TV personality Janice Dickinson
                                                                                                           in Debra Davenport Couture




~ Client Gallery.   All images copyright The Davenport Institute, LLC / Debra Davenport Couture. Photo credits: Tina Celle, Roger Miyakawa, Steve Thompson, Eric Raptosh.
                                                                       ents of Identity IQ, LLC
                                                                                     Contact
                                                                               The
                                                            davenport
                                                            institute
                                                                   of Washington
                         Client facilities located at
                         The City Club of Washington at Columbia Square
                         Washington, DC 20004


                         Mailing Address:
                         PO Box 7679
                         Washington, DC 20044


                         Telephone:
                         (202) 280-2582
                         (866) 232-6492 (toll-free)


                         E-Mail:
                         inquiry@davenportinstitute.com




All images copyright The Davenport Institute, LLC / Debra Davenport Couture.

				
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