Hello Beauty! I’m Elaine Zlaket.
A professional brand stylist and photo shoot coach who is here to support you on your journey to designing a body, and business, and a life that honors your soul. Deep in my heart, I always knew I was put on this earth to serve you. I dreamed about having a voice, a positive presence, and a message that would help millions.
However, I didn’t know how my innermost desires and purpose would transpire and evolve.
For years, I thought that being a famous actress would give me the money, a voice, and a platform to be a valuable force in this world. So, after I graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Marketing, I decided to move to Los Angeles to study the craft of acting. I pursued a career in both acting and modeling while working various corporate jobs in sales, retail, marketing, catering, property management, hospitality…You name it, I probably did it. #hustler
When I first started pursuing a career in the acting and modeling industry, I was very young and insecure. I wasn’t confident in front of the camera at all. I spent a ton of money, and time, trying to figure out how to stand out in a saturated market, and how to connect with my ideal customer (casting directors).
Eventually, after years of grinding hard, I started to have some small success. However, I quickly realized that the long days on set did not provide me the freedom, and the lifestyle, that I wanted to live forever.
I loved bringing characters to life and creating the story behind what was written on the page. However, I knew deep down, acting and modeling were not the only vehicles that I was supposed to use to share my gifts with the world. I also came to understand that because of the internet, I didn’t have to be a famous actress to have a voice and a platform. I learned that if I just did what I was designed to do, I would inevitably have a positive impact in the lives of many. Acting forced me to look at myself. It challenged me to face my insecurities and fears, and it made me incredibly resilient and strong. It helped to heal my soul and it taught me many life lessons.
I learned that if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.
When things started to shift within me, the way in which I wanted to serve others changed as well. There was a need for a stronger, deeper connection. I decided to embark on a new career in health and fitness.
I had battled with my own personal journey of overcoming sugar addiction, emotional eating, depression, and an obsession with being skinny. I also gained over 60 pounds during my pregnancy and I really struggled to lose the weight after my son was born. There was this burning desire to help others who struggled with the same challenges.
Once I discovered my passion for helping people through health and fitness, I hit the ground running.
Within a year, I became a certified personal trainer and a group fitness instructor. I worked at Equinox, a luxury gym that specializes in functional training, and I went on to complete a one-year program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I became a certified health coach. I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and I studied a variety of practical, lifestyle coaching methods.
Nothing was going to stop me from doing what I was designed to do.
After working at Equinox for a couple of years, I decided to take the leap and branch out on my own. I created my own mobile health and fitness business and trained clients privately.
I invested a ton of time, and money, into understanding the online space. I wanted to master online marketing. With a strong background in outside sales and marketing, connecting online with your ideal client made complete sense to me. You were just building the relationship online.
Through my own journey of starting a business, I learned the tools that were needed to stand out in the online world. I took all of that information, along with all of my experience in acting, modeling, sales, marketing, and health and fitness, and I created a program called the Picture Perfect Academy. I wanted to help my fellow entrepreneurs feel more confident in front of the camera. Most importantly, I wanted to help others put their message and their gifts out and in to the world.
I believe we are all here to serve in some way.
The lessons we learn on our own personal journeys are exactly what we need to share with the world.
When I reflect upon my past, I am confident that the different decisions I made, the jobs that I worked, the pursuit of my dreams… it all led me to where I am. It all was part of the plan. All the struggles, the rejection, the pain, all the money and time invested…it was all worth it.
Why? Because, I am able to take everything that I have learned along the way, and I can share it with you.
My journey, allows me to understand yours. It’s why I’m so passionate about supporting you in realizing your purpose, honoring your soul, and helping you to take action each day to get you closer to your dreams.
Your time here on earth is passing by at great speed, and LIFE is the most precious gift that you have.
You can create a life that you are truly living.
It is possible to lean in to your purpose and to discover your strengths along the way.
And yes, right now, is your time to cultivate the life, the body, and the business, that honors your soul.
TO BE EXACTLY WHO YOU WERE DESIGNED TO BE,
and to do, what you were created to do.
Elaine Zlaket is a Professional Brand Stylist, Photo Shoot Coach, and the Creator of the online program called Picture Perfect Academy.
Through her free weekly podcasts, videos, motivational workshops, paid online programs, private coaching, public speaking, blogs, and daily posts on social media, Elaine has been able to inspire thousands to change their lives.
Elaine’s unique style of coaching, her diverse background, and the strategies she teaches, will help you to design a thriving life.