Since l985, Joyce M. Knudsen, Ph.D., AICI CIM, President of The ImageMaker, Inc. has been an International Trainer, Author, and Mentor. She is Internationally known for originating and developing the First International Home Study Mentoring Certification Program for Image Consultants, Worldwide, with clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, The Middle East, Australia, and Canada, to name a few. She is the author of From Head to Soul for Women, Daily Guide to Personal Style and Inner Self Confidence, From Head to Soul for Men, Daily Guide to Personal Style and Inner Self Confidence, From Head to Soul International (co-authored with Dr. Desmond Chan and Successful Failures.
Joyce has the unique ability to work with people so they can immediately identify and implement for themselves and for their companies the information gleaned from her teachings. Joyce M. Knudsen was the first consultant to be awarded Certified Image Master (AICI,CIM) in July, 2000 from The Association of Image Consultants, International, The Premier Association for Image Consultants, Worldwide. She is an accredited member of DETC (Distance Education Training Commission), and is qualified to serve as a member of Accrediting Commissions Examining Committees appointed to examine and evaluate Distance Study Institutions. She has been nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award She is a member of The National Association of Female Executives, The Association of University Women and The Association of Image Consultants, International. She holds the coveted distinction of earning the IMMIE (Image Makers Merit of Industry Excellence) award 2001, the most prestigious award in the Image Industry, for Excellence in the Image Profession and The Award of Excellence for Education in 2004.
Joyce holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communications, a Master of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Communications, and a Ph.D. in Human Services/Psychology, with an emphasis on the Self-image. She holds certifications in New Directions, Inc., Certified Attribute Index Analyst (CAIA). Inscape Publishing (DiSC), Innermetrix, Myers-Briggs and DETC (Distance Education Training Commission.. Some of her clients have included Century 21, J.C. Penney, Parisian Stores, Inc., Jacobson Stores, Inc., Tanner Companies, Inc., Madeline Fashion Group, Fugazzi Business College (Professor Position), Oakland University, Central Michigan University, Crye-Leike Realty, Am South Bank, General Motors, Williamson Christian College, Baptist Hospital and The Tennessee Titans.
Joyce has been featured in USA Today, Insight Magazine, Glamour Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The South China Morning Press, Florida Today, and Women’s World. For more information, see her Media Page.
After over twenty-five years in the Image Business, Joyce has trained students to teach her courses worldwide. You can hear Dr. Joyce live on her own radio show called “The ImageMaker Presents” the first image radio production of its kind.