You are here:Home1/Events2/WIL networking: Refine your Professional Image with Tips from Style Coach...
You can join us virtually or physically.
Physical participation is now open for AmCham members and non-members.
For virtual attendees, please register to receive the virtual link.
You have 7 seconds to make a first impression. Do you know the impression that you are making by wearing that dress, or those shoes? And what about jewelry and hair – what is appropriate for the office, and what works for a networking event? Join the conversation with Bui Viet Ha, style coach, and Linh Thai, investor, as they discuss how to refine your professional image, whether face-to-face in the workplace, on a stage, in a virtual meeting, or on social media.
Two volunteers will be needed for in-person makeovers/tips, one volunteer who is in a conservative industry, and the other volunteer in a more creative environment.
Each volunteer needs to send:
A picture of themselves, and then wear that same outfit to the event.
Shirt and dress/skirt size.
Brief description of their target style – the style they would like to achieve.
Registration and networking session for physical guests, with wine, beer, and soft drinks
Registration for virtual guests
Welcoming remarks from AmCham Vietnam, Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director
Presentation by Style Coach Bui Viet Ha, with Investor Linh Thai – and volunteer model participants from our audience
Virtual Event ends
Networking session continues for physical participants with wine, beer, and appetizers
For Physical Attendees:
AmCham Members: VND 600,000
Non-members: VND 800,000
For Virtual Attendees
AmCham Members: VND 200,000
Non-members: VND 300,000
Reservations/cancellations must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.
Style Coach Bui Viet Ha
Fashion has always been my one true love. From the first time I saw the picture of Cindy Crawford on the cover of Vogue and then walking the catwalk for Vietnam Fashion Week, I knew the love affair would last a lifetime. That love is what motivated me to make the move from Vietnam to San Francisco to pursue my degree in Fashion Merchandise Product Development, where I focused my studies on colour theory, apparel design and fabrication. It still hasn’t stopped, as I have recently worked with the Style Coaching Institute of London gaining accreditation as an International Style Coach. Currently, I enjoy nothing more than using this sharing this knowledge with others to help them find and curate their own styles. I found my passion is helping people gain their confidence to discover their own style, one that uniquely bridges their personalities and body types.
As a Style Coach, I was trained to practise a unique combination of the skills of a Personal Stylist and a Life Coach. A Personal Stylist is someone who helps their client achieve a new look and change his or her appearance. A Life Coach is someone who coaches a client through changes by helping them to set goals and achieve them by appropriate encouragement. They help the client to become the person they want to be and live the life that they deserve.
I have a history of more than a decade in the entertainment industry as a model and MC, professional life as an CEO of an advertising production house, and entrepreneurial experience opening a bridal boutique gives me a very diverse background of experience. Combined together with my knowledge as a Master NLP Practitioner, it affords me a unique insight into what most women and men need – not only to be well dressed, but to be comfortable being themselves in a variety of settings. Keep things classic and sophisticated, with a dash of trend, and you can’t go wrong. Everyone deserves to feel great about how they look, and I believe great style can be achieved on any budget, with any silhouette, for any lifestyle.
Ms. Linh Thai has over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, and operations. Her prior roles include CEO of Vingroup Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund; Head of Strategy and Operations at VinaCapital, one of the leading asset managers in Vietnam; and Director of Investments at DFJ VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s first venture capital funds. Linh is also a “shark” on the Vietnamese version of Shark Tank.
Linh graduated with honors from the University of Southern California and holds an MBA from The Wharton School. Linh grew up in Los Angeles, CA and has called Ho Chi Minh City home for the past 12 years. She is a mother to two daughters ages 4 years and 4 months.