Destined to become a “style savant,” as clients describe him, Joseph Rosenfeld has come a long way from humble beginnings. The accompanying photo is a glimpse into a personal journey of becoming comfortable in his own skin. You see, Joseph endured excessive bullying and abuse as a young boy. Adults of authority, particularly teachers, mischaracterized him. Over a period of formidable years, this created an identity crisis that he felt compelled to solve for himself.
So began a journey of self-discovery, untangling from all that happened, and defining who he was on his own terms. It turns out that Joseph became his first client, testing his theory that developing a style would be transformative. By developing his first personal style iteration in high school, he realized that his appearance could re-frame people’s perceptions of him. So, as he continued to grow into adulthood, his style evolved, and he saw this as a lifelong journey.
It’s a journey he was born to take, so he could heal and transform, and then take others on theirs. “Style is more than the way you look,” Joseph says, “it’s about setting intentions for how we want to see ourselves before others do.” Standing out among a stylish, powerful and well-dressed crowd is important to leaders and those with high potential. The goal is projecting confidence. So, others see you at ease with who you are and how you show up. In the end, you know who you are, and so does everyone else around you.