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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Awareness And Love

(1) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 5:28 AM

Reading about self-love & healing is not exactly new for me. What is new is the amount of recent attention this subject's been getting. From Twitter to several column inches in magazines and newspapers, there seems to be a resurgence. Over many years, I've read numerous books about self-love. Authors...

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Moving The Goal Post

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 5:14 AM

Don't know about you, but at times I continue to move the goal post. You know, you've set yourself a task, have achieved it, yet you're still not completely satisfied. Often that's because you've moved the goal post. For me, the challenge is about being aware of this, yet still...

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The Relevance of the 3 Ps: Patience, Perseverance, Persistence

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 4:53 PM

Patience: In my previous business life, having patience was not considered an attribute. That's because the business I was in was not conducive to being patient. In fact, retail fashion is known to be an extremely fast-track business. And my patience was non-existent. In business nowadays, patience has become a...

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Inner and Outer Style

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 7:16 AM

Having spent a great deal of my life in the style and image arena, it still intrigues me how people focus solely on design, image & the way stuff looks. When I consider my style heroes, the individuals that come to mind are my wife, a Company Director and my...

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Customer Service -- Simply Be Of Service

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2016 | 12:25 PM

Sounds simple doesn't it. Not so. Over the years I've offered and continue to offer exemplary customer service. Perhaps it's because of my many different cultural experiences, love of excellent service, or just the way I'm made. Actually, don't think it's the way I've been made. Rather, the way I've...

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Going the Extra Mile

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 9:02 AM

Do you go the extra mile? Sometimes it's described as doing more than the minimum required. I know I do. For me, it's about doing almost whatever it takes to achieve the most favourable outcomes. In order to do that, sometimes I need to break the rules. As Gandhi said,...

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Self Esteem and Confidence Are Often Confused

(2) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 6:44 AM

In my experience many employees, particularly in the corporate arena, tend to have less clarity than I think is necessary regarding the difference between self esteem and confidence. One of the dictionary's definitions of Self Esteem is: "A realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect." For Confidence it's:...

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Enough Already...

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 12:20 AM

When I was a young lad, enough already was often said by my elders. As I recall, it was mostly said in the Jewish community -- as a way of telling others to stop doing what they were doing. Although not entirely sure this is exclusive to Jewish folk --...

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When We Feel Uncertain -- It's Time for Reflection

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 10:35 AM

Don't know about you, but if I feel uncertain, indecisive or unsure, I tend to reflect. I give myself enough time to think it over. That way, I feel more able to come to the most favourable conclusion. What I don't do is allow my emotions to get in the...

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If We Underestimate the Power of Our Image, It's Us Who'll Be Underestimated

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 2:19 PM

Okay, I can hear some of you thinking, might it be good to be underestimated? Yes, it can. However, I'm referring to our level of self esteem and how we can bolster it. Fact is, when we make the effort to improve our image it gives a considerable boost to...

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Are You at the End of Your Tether?

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 11:37 AM

When I decided to write this, initially I questioned what had motivated me. Then I realized that each of us go through times in our life when we feel lost. You won't be surprised to know at times, like many, I've thought I have reached the end of my tether....

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Searching for More Happiness?

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 3:04 PM

In all the years I've been coaching, there's been and continues to be one strong theme that exists with almost every client. That is, their desire to become happier. Here, in the UK some believe that happiness is about having a curry and beer on a Friday evening. Okay, not...

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To Be or Not to Be? That Is The Question

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Many will be familiar with Hamlet's famous soliloquy by Shakespeare. It's a question that continues to puzzle me. Or I might describe it as not always knowing when to let go. Put simply, it's do with allowing what's not meant to be to be okay with me. In theory, I...

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The Positive Aspects of Self-Doubt

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 10:03 AM

Don't know about you, but I've had times when I've doubted myself. For me, those times have anchored me to my humility. And as far as I'm concerned, being humble in business and life is pivotal; it helps to lift our self esteem. Moreover, humility doesn't necessitate any need for...

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How To Sell... Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 5:19 PM


"When attempting to sell yourself, it is better to have too high an opinion than the opposite."
- Hunter Davis, The Sunday Times magazine - I agree, however, important to season with a dose of humility.

Over the years many non-facing-client professionals, insist they don't "sell." Often,...

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Who Cares If It Sells or Doesn't?

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 6:38 AM

Well, I for one care if my service or product doesn't sell. Let's be honest, most of us do. Don't you? In my experience, in the UK selling is not a well-loved word. It's as if it conjures up nasty salespeople, insincere and almost dishonest behaviour. Let me be clear...

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The Business Of Personal Branding

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 3:27 PM

I'm reminded of being in the fashion business. At that time, my emphasis was on the business side of fashion. And although it's some 20 years since I was in that business, not much has changed. In essence, it's still about buying and selling. Yes, creativity was always relevant, however,...

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More Than Enough...

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 7:10 AM

Often, I hear people say, I'm doing my best, or, That's it, I've given it all I can give. I can identify with these comments, can't you? Sometimes, we tend to beat ourselves up, for not doing more. In fact, we often do that when we've done more than enough....

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The Decision for Precision

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 6:49 AM

I enjoy writing... that is, when It's done. Don't know about you, but when I put something off, the pay-off is not exactly lasting. Yes, I feel that Phew! moment, in that I don't have to do whatever's outstanding on my to-do list, not right away. Yet, that nagging feeling...

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Never Again...

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 9:03 AM

I'm sure you've either said or heard people say Never again... I often wonder what that means. Does it mean I made a mistake, overspent, or maybe fell for the wrong person? Don't know about you, but I can relate to each of the above questions. Saying Never again is...

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