Malcolm Levene

A Personal Branding expert

Malcolm Levene's been a Personal Branding coach for 20 years. He teaches people how to significantly improve their business skills, their life-skills, and their businesses by developing their very own Personal Brand. His private clients have included Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Michael Marks CBE, Michael Gove MP and notable individuals from the world of business, politics and entertainment. Malcolm works with businesses and individuals to help them project an authentic Personal Brand, a Brand that accurately portrays who they are from the inside out. He offers his extensive experience to enable 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, Volvo, The Bank of New York Mellon, Google, London School of English, Pictet and McDonald’s. Malcolm's a passionate advocate of authenticity as a key to success in life and in business, He writes and speaks publicly about the subject. He's written two self-development books, both of which have been published in the UK and the USA, 10 Steps To Fashion Freedom and Ellie Hart Goes To Work. He writes a regular blog for The Huffington Post. Malcolm has been profiled in The New Yorker, The Independent and The Observer. He is often quoted by the Press and has appeared on television as an expert regarding Self Development for Business Success, Identity and Personal Branding both in the UK and the USA. Up until 1994, Malcolm owned and ran the MALCOLM LEVENE retail fashion establishment in London's West End. He's a member of the Barclays Faculty Team, and was voted 'The Best of British Men', in the book of the same title. Recently, Malcolm accepted the post of Visiting Professor of the Metropolitan University, London. Malcolm is also a TEDx speaker.

Less Arrogance And More Humility

Currently, it seems to me that humility is in short supply. That's sad as it's <em>the</em> characteristic that enables us to communicate more effectively. In addition, it's humility that demonstrates how the power of our Inner Brand can shine brighter.
06/11/2017 12:08 GMT

Much Ado About Nothing

Clearly, this blog was inspired by Shakespeare - I believe his words continue to stand the test of time. At times, we humans can tend to create dramas as a way to attract attention, gain notoriety, or to just add more colour to our personality.
07/07/2017 14:24 BST

Clean Language...

Sometimes I can over garnish when I talk (old habits die hard). In saying that, if one considers how to edit what we say, that helps. For instance, leave in anything that's relevant or you feel is important, remove anything superfluous or almost irrelevant
31/05/2017 14:25 BST

Social Etiquette

Is social etiquette still alive and well? For me, common courtesy needs to be far more common. Gone are the days when one displayed gratitude, a polite thank you and well-timed acknowledgements. It seems that these attributes have greatly lessened. It's as if the "all about me generation" has taken over.
05/04/2017 15:37 BST

Having More Than One Laser Beam Focus

So there you have it; be flexible enough so that you can focus on more than one thing in any given moment. That way, you expand your mind. Be creative and watch how your delivery, demeanour and ability to shine improves immensely.
16/02/2017 12:33 GMT

Less Than Before But More Than Ever...

In short, having more joy, being more satisfied and recognising the good stuff in our lives, gives us much more than money can buy. I'm not advocating not caring about money, I am advocating caring less about it. Of course, money does make the world go round, but being happier enables us to go round and round, without becoming giddy.
13/10/2016 15:19 BST

Making the Effort

For many. considering making the effort can be intimidating. It's as if they become overwhelmed. In short, just start! For instance, are your finger nails looking good? Could your shoes do with repairing? does you suit need dry cleaning? Begin with the most obvious choices. That way you'll begin to develop a new habit. And like most habits, eventually it will become your new normal.
14/08/2016 23:25 BST

More Than Enough...

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.
26/03/2015 11:53 GMT

Not Getting What We Want Can Be Exactly What We Need

To know oneself is both a pain and a pleasure. Often the pain is going through the journey of discovery. The pleasure is finally discovering what you are here to do - your purpose. By knowing our purpose, we can establish what we are in the world to do.
16/10/2014 11:56 BST

Why Bother About Your Personal Brand?

Our Personal Brand is a little like our home. We must keep it clean, and ensure our Inner Brand (the internal workings) are kept in good order. Taking full responsibility for your Personal Brand can almost be a full-time job. And like any job that consumes us, we must endeavour we do our utmost to ensure our job is secure.
10/06/2014 11:36 BST

The Fashion Dilemma...

Your body shape is such that the latest hip-hugging pants don't suit your frame. Or, the newest shorter length jackets don't flatter your body shape. Perhaps this season's colours don't complement your skin tone, or current wardrobe.
07/05/2014 12:11 BST

Being Your Best Self - It Begins With Self Awareness

n many ways, this is how previously closed doors to your self-development, will begin to open. You could start by asking those near to you, how their lives are. This one action, will enable you to understand how life is for others. And by so doing, you will start to see the impact<em> stuff</em> has on them, therefore, focusing less on you.
17/03/2014 14:05 GMT

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

By taking risks, being open to change, and allowing flexibility to be an integral part of my life, I've discovered secrets that have enabled positive changes. For instance, through being open, I have invited new and often inspiring individuals into my sphere. Also, I've been able to broaden my view of what I'm capable of.
26/02/2014 12:02 GMT

Customer Service? Simple, Just Be of Service

So often I hear individuals complain of experiencing poor Customer Service. In fact, bad, or less-than-good service seems to be the norm, these days. There's a lack common sense, little or no empathy, and an insufficient "hunger", particularly in many retail establishments.
06/12/2013 11:04 GMT

Communicate In Colour...

Great communicators are fully conscious of their words, physical gestures, appearance and grooming. That's because they do not wish anything to act as a distraction from their communication style. Also, they are top-notch listeners. They research robustly, read lots, and endeavour to mix in different cultural settings.
05/06/2013 09:30 BST

Talent Isn't Always Enough...

A number of the individuals I work with are very talented, however, in my considered opinion, talent is often not enough. To be able to use your talent most effectively, you also need a strategy.
14/09/2012 16:57 BST