When professional organizers work with clients, emotions and psychology often come into play. Our guest today is Dr. Ania Schwartzman, who combines her clinical psychology degree with a lifetime love of fashion into her personal styling business The Fashionologist. Ania joins us to talk about what professional organizers can learn from a client's closet, and how we can better help our clients through the organizing process by listening and asking key questions. She also tells us a little about how fashion is changing and gives us ideas about pro organizer work wardrobes as a bonus.
Ania can be found at thefashionologist.com or on Instagram at @thefashionologistnyc.
(01:00) Introduction; working with clients (04:00) Why people work with a personal stylist (05:30) What questions to use with clients when organizing to help them make decisions (09:00) What deep things closets can tell you about your clients (15:30) Fashion changes/current trends (18:45) Fashion for professional organizers (24:00) "Enclothed Cognition"-dressing influences actions (29:00) The power of clothing and how we help clients (31:00) Showing up for our clients (34:30) Pivoting for businesses like ours