Malcolm Levene
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Malcolm Levene teaches people how they can significantly improve their life-skills, business skills and their businesses by developing their very own Personal Brand. Prior to being a full time Personal Branding coach Malcolm was known as a Personal Style expert. His clients included Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Michael Marks CBE and Michael Gove MP.

As a Personal Banding Coach, Malcolm works with businesses and individuals who are desirous of projecting an authentic Personal Brand, a Brand that accurately portrays who they are from the inside out. He offers his extensive experience as it relates to enabling people to attain their goals, maintain focus and be highly effective in their day-to-day interactions. Malcolm’s corporate clients include Prudential, Deutsche Bank, Tesco, Citigroup, Robert Walters PLC, Nestle’, Volvo (UK), The Bank of New York Mellon and KPMG.

In a previous business life, Malcolm owned and ran the MALCOLM LEVENE retail fashion business in London’s West End. His retail experience enables him to understand the relevance of the customer experience and how important it is for any business to create long-term customer loyalty and trust. In the mid-eighties the MALCOLM LEVENE shop was considered to represent the gold standard in Customer Service.

As a passionate advocate of authenticity as a key to success in life and in business, Malcolm writes and speaks publicly about the subject. He has written two self-development books, both of which have been published in the UK and the USA. He also writes articles for business magazines, focusing on Personal Branding for success. Malcolm has been profiled in The New Yorker, The Independent and The Observer. He is frequently quoted by the Press and appeared on television as an expert regarding Self Development for Business Success, Identity and Personal Branding.

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Being Your Best Self - It Begins With Self Awareness

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:54 AM

I recently presented a Personal Branding Workshop to a mixed of corporate employees. The event lasted about ninety minutes. For the most part, the group seemed receptive and interested in my approach. In saying that, I detected a little cynicism in the room. And although I'm used to experiencing mixed...

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Life Isn't What We Make It, It's What It Makes of Us

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 6:30 AM

The saying, 'Life is what we make it' has some truth attached to it. However, I believe more accurately, life's about what it makes of us. Although, at times, my life has been what I've made it, at other times, it's been what life has made of me. Simply said,...

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What I Learned Recently...

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 3:05 PM

I presented a one-day workshop last week. The participants were all psychologists. A new group of people for me. To be frank, before I presented I felt a tad intimidated. However, the day went well... I think. At this event, I garnered some lessons, insights and epiphanies. Here's a selection...

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Is Your Life on Purpose?

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 12:14 PM

It has occurred to me that many people seem to be devoid of entertaining the idea of having a life purpose. I'm talking about what each of us are here to do - to make a difference. It could be that you feel compelled to aid the infirmed, give your...

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Customer Service? Simple, Just Be of Service

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 9:20 PM

This post was inspired by my wife, Kate.

Once in a while, usually the weekend, I indulge myself in a piece of cake. Last week, Kate brought home a slice of Victoria sponge, a favorite of mine. As she placed the cake on the kitchen table, she explained the...

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Customer Service? Simple, Just Be of Service

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 3:10 AM

This post was inspired by my wife, Kate.

Once in a while, usually the weekend, I indulge myself in a piece of cake. Last week, Kate brought home a slice of Victoria sponge, a favourite of mine. As she placed the cake on the kitchen table, she explained the...

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Communication -- Yes, That Word Again

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 12:47 PM

As far as communication is concerned, you've probably heard it all before. Furthermore, you've probably done a lot of it too. However, you know what they say, it's repetition that enables new habits to become sticky. So, much of what you are about to read is not new. However, some...

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Communication...Yes, that Word again

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 10:51 AM

As far as communication is concerned, you've probably heard it all before. Furthermore, you've probably done a lot of it too. However, you know what they say, it's repetition that enables new habits to become sticky. So, much of what you are about to read is not new. However, some...

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When We Take Care of the Detail - the Details Take Care of Us

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 4:34 AM

There are so many chores to attend to in life, it can seem to be laborious. Things like paying bills on time, clearing up our home or office, hanging up clothes, etc. However, when those important duties are amiss, we leave a trail of unfinished messiness behind us. Therefore taking...

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When We Take Care of the Details -- The Details Take Care of Us

(6) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 10:47 AM

There are so many chores to attend to in life, it can seem to be laborious. Things like paying bills on time, clearing up our home or office, hanging up clothes, etc. However, when those important duties are amiss, we leave a trail of unfinished messiness behind us. Therefore taking...

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Good Taste: It's All in the Details

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 5:05 AM

In my experience, the whole discussion about good taste is constantly under siege. I mean, who's to say what represents good or bad taste? To a degree, good taste can be an outcome of family conditioning, or having a good taste 'eye', like a gift or talent - something one...

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Good Taste: It's All in the Details

(4) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 5:32 PM

In my experience, the whole discussion about good taste is constantly under siege. I mean, who's to say what represents good or bad taste? To a degree, good taste can be an outcome of family conditioning, or having a good-taste eye, like a gift or talent -- something one is...

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Communicate In Color

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Over many years, we've all been told that communication, at its best, can solve many of life's mysteries. And whilst I agree with that belief, it still strikes me as a little odd that we're as good at communicating with one another as we could be. You know the sort...

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Communicate In Colour...

(6) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Over many years we've all been told that communication, at its best, can solve many of life's mysteries. And whilst I agree with that belief, it still strikes me as a little odd that we're not better at communicating toward one another as we could be. You know the sort...

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Letting It All Hang Out

(4) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 6:38 AM

Some of you may recall the time when "letting it all hang out" was often a topic of conversation -- it suggested we hold nothing back. So often, when I'm speaking at group events, I hear people say, "Well, they'll just have to take me or leave me, because that's...

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Letting It All Hang Out

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 10:55 AM

Some of you may recall the time when "letting it all hang out" was often a topic of conversation -- it suggested we hold nothing back. So often, when I'm speaking at group events, I hear people say, "Well, they'll just have to take me or leave me, because that's...

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Personal Branding: It's a Stretch

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 12:33 PM

When I think of stretching, three things come to mind:

My gym.
My mind.
My grandfather.

My late grandfather was a Russian immigrant who ran away from Bialystock at the age of 18. He ran to escape the secret police in Russia who had...

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Personal Branding - It's A Stretch

(6) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 11:03 AM

Personal Branding - it's A Stretch

When I think of stretching, three things come to mind:

My Gym.
My Mind.
My Grandfather.

My late grandfather was a Russian immigrant who ran away from Bialystock at the age of 18. He ran to escape the...

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Once Upon a Time...

(4) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 2:50 PM

Once upon a time, personal branding was not really on the front burner. However, of late, it has become somewhat de rigueur. The emphasis seems to be geared toward online personal branding, and in my opinion, not enough attention is being given to in-person personal branding. In-person personal branding is...

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Protecting and Projecting Your Personal Brand in 2013

(4) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 1:38 PM

When life feels challenging, or events seem to be less helpful than you'd like, particularly as they relate to your values, beliefs and aspirations, knowing that you are not alone can be a great comfort. And whether you are aware of it or not, the relevance of your personal brand,...

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