“Scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Brandi Shigley was one of my smartest business decisions. She is a highly experienced professional who shared her wisdom of overcoming barriers, and executing the steps necessary to take projects to the next level. She is a powerful visionary, and has no problem understanding the needs, and goals, of her clients. Brandi was attentive, and focused on exactly what I wanted to accomplish. She helped me to create a solid structure that broke down the complex stages of strategy and development. After our consultation, I knew exactly how to prioritize my tasks, and had a newfound clarity of my vision.
Brandi is a rare consultant – one who truly respects an entrepreneur’s passion, but also has the business knowledge required to turn concept into creation. I highly recommend a one-on-one consultation to anyone looking to strengthen foundations, overcome challenges, and/ or organize their execution process. She is an incredibly valuable resource for entrepreneurs.”
– Rachel Lataitis | Founder of Mali Mamas
“Infectious. That’s the word that was used to describe Brandi as the emcee for the 2014 Red Ball. As an emcee, Brandi commanded the stage with elegance and a very pleasant demeanor. She was able to take a written script and add her own personal charm, capturing and holding the attention of the 900-person audience with ease. Her hosting of Red Ball came off as honest, friendly, and exciting – a feat not many can pull off.
As a member of the Red Ball planning committee, Brandi brings an abundance of fashion connections and in-depth knowledge of Denver’s fashion community that adds a level of authority to this young, yet growing event. She’s creative, full of energy, and full of great ideas to help continue pushing the boundaries of an event.
I am truly honored and fortunate to know Brandi, to have had her input in the growth of Red Ball, and to call her a friend.”
Jeff Trujillo | Colorado Aids Project
“You are quite obviously, a very gifted public speaker. Your content is your own; it was rich, personal, universal and shot through with loving enthusiasm for life. I can’t smile any bigger than I was in church this morning listening to you! Thank you for the gift of life that follows you wherever you go.”
Mark Tidd | Co-Pastor Highlands Church
“Brandi was an excellent moderator for our Forum! Her infectious energy really drew the crowd’s attention and she was able to facilitate engaging conversation with our panelists. The audience had a great time, the speakers had a great time and everyone not only learned but laughed along the way.”
Holly Priestley Utivity | Marketing and Events Coordinator
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Brandi Shigley for three years on the Westword Whiteout / Artopia Fashion Shows. Brandi is a joy to work with and exceeded my expectations as a fashion show participant, promotional partner and emcee. She is highly organized and incredibly creative with great attention to detail. Her passion for fashion and life in general is evident. Brandi’s enthusiasm and spirit of collaboration make her an exceptional partner.
Brandi went above and beyond to ensure that our events were successful and well executed. The amount of time and thought put into each of her various roles was apparent. I’m looking forward to embarking on my next project with Brandi – developing a website for my consulting business. I hope we have many opportunities to team up in the future, as I thoroughly enjoy working with Brandi and always feel inspired along the way.”
– Jenny Baker-Strasburg | JBS Consulting a la Mode
“I just wanted to write an email just saying how grateful I am to have you as my mentor this past spring semester! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your intern and be able to learn more about the fashion industry in Denver. Thank you for teaching me skills that will come in handy for my future. Thank you for being my favorite boss in the world and being so easy going about life! I’ve met amazing people, learned valuable things and worked along side one of my favorite people, all because of you! “
-Alyssa- CSU Fashion student
“The ambition and motivation you emulate is contagious and really inspired me to work hard and follow my dreams. Denver is lucky to have such an individual pushing and encouraging the local fashion scene!”
– Shayla Preeshl | Stylist at Neiman Marcus
“Brandi’s workshop will make you feel rooted in yourself and ready to conquer the world. Her enthusiasm, expertise and candor combine to create a truly inspirational experience. Thank you! “
“I want to thank you for hosting the Do What You Love seminar last night. Not only do I feel enlightened on the process of starting my own business, I also feel much more inspired/motivated to begin the process of making my dreams happen! I believe that my mom and I are on the right track to building a great business, whatever it is we choose to do.”
“When I launched the Fashion Pavilion at the new Denver County Fair, I knew there was only one person I wanted to be our Pavilion Manager: Brandi Shigley! I’d attended her events, visited her shop, and I knew that she is Denver’s IT GIRL when it comes to fashion event coordination. She was magnificent in the job. Beyond my wildest hopes! Not only did she keep her pavilion running smoothly, but she seemed omnipresent at the Fair – roller skating about like a smiling superhero, lending a hand in OTHER pavilions that needed help, too. She was often a cheery, reassuring voice on our walkie talkie system, and we all knew that she was there, ready to help, and that all of her jobs had been done and done right. She was always ready to step beyond her job description and go the extra mile to offer help wherever it was needed.
One of my favorite memories of the fair is working with Brandi. And not only that – when the time came for her to take the stage and peform with her band – she knocked it out of the park! Honestly – the compliments and positive feedback on her performance flooded in. Everyone loved her. And she did that at the same time she was technically managing the pavilion. All seamless, all professional, all beyond expectations.
I am actively looking for ways to work with Brandi on other projects in the future. She just makes everything fun! “
Dana Cain | Director of the Denver County Fair
“We invited Brandi to campus as part of a “Self-Made” series we hosted on campus in the Spring Semester of 2011. This three-part series has highlighted successful entrepreneurs in Colorado and gave them a platform to share their inspiring stories with our campus community. Brandi brought her unique and quirky style to the event and gave us a day to remember.”
– Matt Brinton, Assistant Director of Student Activities, MSU Denver
“Brandi gave the Denver Women’s Commission a ‘makeover’ during her term as a Commissioner (2010-2012). Dropped into the foreign culture of a City agency, she persevered and helped us create a new logo, and add pizzazz to our Facebook page. This particularly helps us reach young adult women. She also coordinated our annual clothing drive to benefit local non-profits which serve women, using her business and her networks to insure its success.”
Chaer Robert | Denver Women’s Commission
“I have known Brandi Shigley for approximately 7 yrs and I have never know anyone with so much energy and enthusiasm for helping others to move there business forward. We met years ago at a Fashion Group International New Members Welcome Party, where she introduced herself as the innovation for Fashion Denver. A boutique where Denver designers such as myself, were able to display and sell their creations. While able to do this, Brandi also held seasonal Fashion Markets at Grant Humphries Mansion, where she also made it possible for Denver Designers to participate in Fashion shows, sell what we had created and make ourselves more visible to Colorado residents and boutique owners that might may be interested in having Denver Designers display their goods. Brandi is actively involved with the growth of the fashion scene in Denver and continues to help all Denver designers and others with Marketing ideas, Branding, Website Design, Hosting etc. Brandi created my first website, set up photo sessions and introduced me to many others and was very influential in making it possible for me to be a part of the Yves St Laurent Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum that took place from March 2012 to July 2012 and also take part in wardrobing for the Denver finalist chosen for the “Rose of Tralee Competion” that took place in Ireland, August 2012. I was also discovered by a wedding boutique owner, in which put my name out there to many Colorado brides and made it possible for me to now be very happily located and successsful at D’Lola Couture in Arvada. Without Brandi’s help and expertise in business, I would have had no idea about what to do or where to go when I first started on this venture. She comes highly recommended. Thanks Brandi.”
-Natalee Moldenhauer | Designer
Thank you so much for partnering with us for Untitled #63 (Au Naturel). We had a record-breaking 1,700 people. Wow!
I really loved what you did—your performances felt intimate and fun and really sweet. Thanks for all of your hard work and preparation—you are so great to work with!
We created a photo set on flickr—check it out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverartmuseum/sets/72157640475889865/
Rose Eason | Coordinator of Adult & College Programs
Denver Art Museum
Hi Brandi, I am brimming with excitement as I am writing this email… And only because you have made first contact with us on magictricksforkids.org. My name is Colette Kelly – co-author on the magictricksforkids site. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and now this opportunity to get in touch with you. I have so much I want to share and thank you for! Phew… let me take a deep breath and start again (I’m too excited!.) As I mentioned, I have learned about you from the magic site which my husband Kenneth and I (and our daughter) created. But apart from magic, we also have a passion for true personal happiness and we have started a podcast on the topic of personal development (this site is personaldevelopmentpodcast.com if you fancy a nosey). My heart leapt with excitement when I landed on your site and started reading your posts and quotes… It’s a perfect match! I want to shout ‘Hear! Hear’ in agreement with your words. I feel such a great inspiration and encouragement from finding you and knowing that we think the same way – more importantly – BE the same way: HAPPY. (I know that is not perfect English – but I’m all about ‘being’). I’d love to hear form you, learn from you and just connect with you as this would just be awesome.
Yours (very excitedly)
Colette Kelly | Personal Development Coach