The Emerge Forum with Ash Krupnik Caitlin Martin and Heidi Bever
The Emerge Forum is a female owned and operated company that offers workshops with a focus on style & confidence to women who have recently undergone a major life change. This company is addressing specific styling needs often left unmet for the groups they help.
Their two workshop tracks: Rapid Weight Loss and Just For Moms, focus individually on these two groups and the specific issues they face when getting dressed. The beauty of these workshops is that they provide a personalized experience in which participants can listen to a panel of style & beauty industry professionals address their concerns and get individualized advice for less than the cost of hiring even just one of these professionals. Personal Stylist, is Ash Krupnik, a local wardrobe stylist who specializes in working with clients who have recently experienced major life change; Caitlin Martin of Callista Glam, a local make-up artist and hair stylist who burst onto the Phoenix fashion scene with charisma and a desire to see women love themselves and embrace their natural beauty; and, Heidi Bever, The Emerge Forum Community Manager who’s smile and kind heart puts you right at ease and makes you feel special before she even utters a word. Heidi navigated her way through her own 90 lb weight loss journey after surgery, making her a perfect fit to help educate, support and manage the growing Emergent Community. Together, these style & beauty professionals are excited to share their knowledge and passion for women to help them become more successful as individuals.
The driving force behind this company, according to Personal Stylist Ash, is working to address the ever-growing dilemma of women who, plagued by culture shoving impossible standards of beauty in their faces, are increasingly left confused, isolated and feeling inadequate. Ash has a passion to help women understand and love their bodies and how to work with their shape instead of against it to style themselves. She wants women to embrace their inherent beauty and to learn to see themselves in a new light. For those in the Rapid Weight Loss community, the focus is on: loose skin, hair loss, and drastic body shape changes, and figuring out how to not only dress an ever changing body, but to extend the life of their clothes while dropping up to 10-15 lbs per week. The goal for these workshops is to help participants boost their success in their long term weight loss goals through style and confidence. Ash firmly believes in their company’s slogan “Knowledge = Confidence = Success” and is excited to help participants realize and achieve their weightloss goals in this unique fashion. For the Mamas, they host a workshop called “Just For Moms” that focuses on the issues facing moms as they move into this new phase of life and identity. They target such issues as: style for breastfeeding, self-care, and being confident in themselves as women.
The Emerge Forum will be launching new workshops for women in 2018 and Ash- Personal Stylist is thrilled to be publishing a workbook to compliment these workshops and help expand on the teachings the participants receive. Their Facebook group: The Emergent Collective is their online community of women where the panelists can interact with the members, offer encouragement and style advice, host in-person meetups, and continue to foster a sense of community.
Ash Krupnik is a Personal Stylist in Phoenix, Arizona with a passion for empowering clients and designers through fashion and style. Working with nationally known designers such as Dooney & Bourke and Journey by NC, her innovative creativity has served her well in producing, directing and styling for fashion shows, magazines and designer lookbooks. She has been featured in local newspapers and magazines and is a style columnist for several Lifestyle magazines. As a certified color analyst, she also is able to help clients by offering them style options that compliment their natural beauty to bring out their best. Becoming more recognized for her style and charismatic approach to her business, she has begun specializing in clients who have recently undergone a major life change. Whether it’s weight loss surgery, gender correction, or moms in their 4th trimester postpartum period, she has a passion for helping her clients build confidence and empowering them to embrace their new bodies.
As the founder of The Emerge Forum, a company that hosts style & confidence workshops, she is thrilled to have found her passion in working to help people build confidence through style knowledge. She enjoys connecting with women and empowering them to make style choices that reflect their lifestyles, their natural beauty and their personalities.
She also is mom to 4 kids & 2 dogs, and she is a happy wife of nearly 12 years to her high school sweetheart, Tim. In her spare time, Ash enjoys traveling with her husband, trips to Disneyland, reading, discovering new music, and eating tacos.