Episode 30: How to Honor Your Body and Build Confidence Through Style with Carrie Montgomery

Why We Love Carrie:

Carrie Montgomery is a Transformational Style Coach, Body Image Expert and creator of The Somatic Dressing Method™ which helps women step into true embodiment and empowered confidence. She teaches women to own their true beauty, build confidence, and create a dream image for their business and life

Having worked with New Line Cinema and stars such as Cate Blanchett and Aaron Eckhart, her expertise in film, design, marketing and wellness, along with her love of fashion, allows her to create a holistic experience for personal style. She curates her clients’ image, helping women look good and feel good from the inside out. This newfound confidence carries over to her clients’ brands, elevating their visibility and taking many of them from 6 figures to 7 figures in as little as one year.

Her work has been featured on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Super Soul Sunday with Christiane Northrup, Coastal Living, Old Port Magazine, and Hay House. You can connect with her at carriemontgomery.com

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On the Pod, We Discuss:

  • Why it’s important to embrace your life now, in the body you have, as opposed to waiting until you lose weight or look a different way
  • Carrie’s story, the physical challenges she has handled throughout her life and how she got into the work she’s currently doing
  • Her own body image struggles and how she moved through the negative self-talk to a more somatic experience in her body
  • The difference between dressing for your shape, to support your body and project the vibe you want to project, versus dressing to hide your body or to look a certain way that’s not aligned with who you are
  • How the process of getting dressed to serve your body’s needs can help you manifest what you want in life
  • How to apply elements of the styles you love but don’t feel like you can wear, and work them into clothes that works for your body
  • Why a tailor is your best friend in a market that produces clothes for the masses
  • The issue with body positivity and why it doesn’t always help us feel better in our bodies, and why the real problem lies in absurd beauty standards
  • The different style archetypes/identities (there are nearly 1,000!) and how Carrie simplifies the process to narrow it down and help people feel the way they desire to
  • Spiritual misconceptions and why we can’t change our own distorted stories (and change our lives) until we bring them to the surface
  • The four steps of Carrie’s system for finding your signature style
  • Why buying “one hit wonders” and shopping in a panic for specific occasions never ultimately helps
  • Why seasons (pregnancy in particular) can be tough for style, and how to consciously shift your feelings 
  • How Carrie incorporates energetics into style and how dressing based on the chakra centers can elevate your vibe or support how you need to feel
  • The parallels between Human Design and dressing for our energy centers
  • Why female entrepreneurs are among the most common people that Carrie works with
  • Sustainable vs. fast fashion and Carrie’s opinion on both
  • And much more

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