Dr. Joyce Knudsen, Ph.D.
As the Founder of The ImageMaker, Inc.® Communication Group in 1985, many subsidiaries have been formed, such as the Certification Division, Fashion Division, Consulting Division, Self-Esteem & Personal Development Division, Soft Skill Division & Social Site Division.
Dr Joyce had the honor of becoming a celebrated and distinguished image professional from AICI (The Association of Image Consultants, International) & has conquered the field of image to include appearance, behavior and communication. How exciting it was to receive the title of Certified Image Master (AICI CIM) in 2000 from this Premier Image Association.
Having innovated a distance learning program, The ImageMaker, Inc ® became recognized as a Distance Learning Training Program in l999 from Notre Dame University. She was the pioneer of Distance Learning in the Image Industry.
Having written 10 books earning Best Seller: From Head to Soul for Women and From Head to Soul for Men (both in their 4th edition) about Fashion & Style, Dr. Joyce has received tremendous feedback from readers to add to her existing knowledge in the image field.
At the age of 38. Dr. Joyce went to Oakland University, a division of Michigan State & earned a BA in Communication. Soon after, she made the decision to earn a Master’s in Business Management and at age 52 and earned the ultimate degree of PhD. In Human Services/Psychology.
Through continuing education and working as a fashion model for over 10 years, prior to academic education, she realized that she loved doing print work, television commercials, teaching (head teacher at many pageants and modeling schools) & working with the Famous Patricia Stevens Agency in Troy, Michigan, where she taught fashion for the up and coming models for 10 years.
Dr. Joyce became the fashion guru for local newspapers with writing her own column and had her own Television Program for three years with Booth Communication called “The ImageMaker, Presents.” Then, on a lark, Dr. Joyce entered The Modeling Association of America, International (MAAI) and won…. in three categories: Fashion, Television (Actress) and came in 1st in their Makeup Competition out of 1500 applicants. Imagine her surprise at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, sitting at a table, knowing no one and being called up to the stage 3 times to win these awards! Then, Dr. Joyce joined AICI, where she won the Award of Excellence for Education and The Immie Award (ImageMakers Merit of Industry Excellence).
In 2009, an opportunity expanded her vast expertise to include the social sites (a new form of communication) that is growing every year. Her social site status became at the top tier of users worldwide–with countless connections and Facebook/Instagram followers.
After 10 years of producing Inspirational Talk Radio, she decided to produce a Podcast. Dr. Joyce produced the 12 Minute Inspiration with Gab Radio Network and has been heard on many radio outlets, including iHeart. She also has been the Executive Director of The ImageMaker Presents Cable Television Network in Detroit Michigan for three years before re-locating to the Nashville area.
The ImageMaker, Inc ® Communications Group offers the most up-to- date courses in Image Management approved by AICI. She prides herself on updating all the course information often and researching the latest research in the field of Image and Impression Management. Realizing the great need for soft skills, she incorporated these into a much-needed course for people interested in becoming a Soft Skills Trainer. (People Skills)
Her approach to her practice is creating a Strategy for clients for Image (Impression) Management and then helps clients with marketing (the one thing other programs leave out!).
She works side-by- side of every client to clarify what they are seeking in their careers, so the focus becomes working on becoming the success they deserve to achieve. While the outside image (appearance, fashion style) are very important, it is also important to master soft skills (respect, dignity, emotional intelligence).
Dr. Joyce developed the first and only Figure Magic® and Physique Power® Style Portfolio System. This enables clients to take their clients shopping and give them a complete portfolio to work with on the right styles for their figure or physique type.
Her latest book, Refusing to Quit has been a best seller on Amazon. At 73, Dr. Joyce nominated herself to represent women 60 and over to tell the world that we are vibrant, knowledgeable, and ready to rule the world.
Her latest interview was with www.psychologytoday.com “Ethics in the workplace.”
Testimonial from a Corporate Client: