Bullying has become a national epidemic. Every time that we log on to Google News or tune in to CNN, we see that tragedy has struck yet another victim of bullying. Bullying exists everywhere; at school, at work, at home… Sometimes, the biggest bully can be the person staring right back at you in the mirror!
At Barbizon, we help young people and adults build the confidence they need to stand up for themselves, to see themselves in a “true” light. No matter what size you are, or how you look, you already have everything within you to be the person that you would like to be. Model people are not born, they are made. They know how to accentuate the wonderful gifts they have or the skills they have learned, and how to accept and minimize their flaws. We find no greater joy than showing people how to “rock what they’ve got,” and once you can be that comfortable, there is nothing you cannot do and no one that can bring you down.
Many people see “Barbizon” and think “modeling.” They immediately think of the fashion and catalog models and let a great opportunity pass them by. Modeling is not just for photo shoots or runways; modeling is for everyday life! Just about every single day that we are on this Earth we are meeting new people and we never know what opportunities could stem from simply bumping into someone in the check-out line. So, wouldn’t you like to know how to “model” the “best you” while you are out tackling the world?
People of all ages, all size and shapes and all backgrounds come to Barbizon for many different things. Some come to find out about modeling and acting on the local level while others come for the esteem boost of learning how to “look like a model.” Some come to learn how to best deal with bullying, while others use this as an exercise in learning more about themselves. Many adults come to us to work on their business finishing skills, like how to interview for jobs, public speaking and how to better communicate with those around you. Many of our clients work with us so they can become better lawyers, doctors, professors, etc. as they take the skills they learn here and apply them to their everyday lives.