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The Leadership Locker - Rich Cardona EPISODE 90, 2nd March 2021
90. How to Dress for Success When You Work From Home with Stephanie Gilstrap
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90. How to Dress for Success When You Work From Home with Stephanie Gilstrap

“Clothes are a way for us to be able to communicate who the hell we are, when that first impression is the most important.” – Stephanie Gilstrap

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Instructional Designer Stephanie Gilstrap joins Rich to discuss the importance of style for life in today’s work environment. Listen in as Rich and Stephanie talk about comfort vs. style, taking what you wear into consideration when choosing a career path, and how to use your wardrobe as a tool. Stephanie also shares some wardrobe tips for transitioning service members.

Stephanie Gilstrap is an Instructional Designer at The University of Georgia and has over 12 years of experience in higher education, with roles in enrollment management and student success prior to joining UGA. She decided to pursue a career in instructional design after realizing the exponential impact that a well-designed course has on student success.


  • 00:09 – Introduction
  • 02:56 – What is a leader?
  • 04:35 – Comfort vs. style
  • 06:56 – Using your wardrobe as a tool
  • 08:00 – Wardrobe tips for transitioning service members
  • 11:05 – Style preferences when choosing a career path
  • 13:35 – Style and working virtually
  • 16:41 – Helping someone refine their style
  • 20:25 – Style on a budget
  • 26:27 – Clothing subscription boxes vs. a personal stylist
  • 29:29 – The ROI of style
  • 31:54 – How to find out more about Stephanie
  • 32:51 – How Stephanie became a stylist
  • 35:10 – Rich’s closing remarks


Stephanie’s Leadership Style Quiz

Here’s how you can connect with Stephanie:

Website: http://stephgilstrap.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniegilstrap85/

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