About The Image Development Place

About the Company

Since 1985, The Image Development Place has been providing image development training and services to individuals and corporate clients. Our clients have included Fortune 500 companies, school districts, social clubs, and non-profit organizations.

We offer six specialized training programs that target corporate and personal image development: Career Protocol Development Training, Image Development Training for Women/Men, Professional Modeling for Women/Men, and Children/Youth Etiquette programs. Our proprietary training programs have helped our clients experience positive changes in self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness.

They have intuitively used their potential and have become more congruent with their walk, talk and appearance. Sessions are available for individuals as well as groups.

About Our Founder

Dorris Irving, principal of Image Development Place has over 20 years experience in the field of image development.

She is a certified image consultant and former professional model. Ms. Irving is a graduate of the University of Houston and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in (TLS) Technology, Leadership and Supervision and a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Houston Baptist University. As a highly respected trainer and consultant, she has helped hundreds of adults and youth learn how to look, feel, and act with poise and self-confidence. She has helped individuals gain skills to succeed in their chose careers including modeling. As a sought after speaker, she has talked on such topics as, the Importance of Image, Dressing to Achieve Results, the Job Search, How to Build Professional Credibility and more.

Ms. Irving has worked on fashion show productions including providing the running commentary and has authored articles for popular beauty and real estate magazines and appeared on local radio and talk shows promoting the benefits of a good image. She has been honored with many public awards acknowledging her contribution toward helping shape a positive image in individuals.

Our Clients


  • Allstate Insurance

  • Leisure Learning Unlimited

  • The Cosmetic Shop

  • The Lion Social Club

  • Enron Corporation

  • Prairie View A&M University

  • Farmers Insurance

  • Taylor-Stevenson Ranch

  • Ft. Bend ISD (Elem/Middle/High Schools)

  • Tenneco Oil Company

  • Windsor Village United Methodist Church

  • PraYse Him in Dance Studio

  • University of Houston Central/Downtown

  • HISD(Elem/Middle/High Schools)

  • All-N-One Personnel Services

  • Houston Community College/Central Campus

  • Greater Morning Star Baptist Church

  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

  • Chinese Culture Center

  • Global Federation of Chinese Business Women of Southern USA

  • Johnson Space Craft Center

  • Dreams Come True Reality

  • Mitsi Dance Studio

  • South Minister (Private) School

  • Little Wonders Child Care Center

  • Madkin Gray Academy

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy

  • Sugar Creek Montessori School

  • Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School

  • Cambridge Montessori School