Philip on Adler Fashion Identity Coaching & Wardrobe Audit
June 15, 2017
Philip is a business & life coach for CEOs and managers.
I hired Jessica for a Zen makeover of my wardrobe and home office. I told her I wasn’t into any of her Fashion services. I’m not a fashion kind of person. We were about half way through the wardrobe, clearing things out and she taught me how to fold the KonMari way, when we came across some of my sweaters from Winter. The plan was to move them all into the basement and bring out the Spring and Summer clothes. She asked me which of my sweaters I wore often, and which ones I didn’t reach for much. I showed her my brown one which I got very cheaply at a store I normally don’t go to. But somehow, this was the one I kept wearing a lot and got complimented on.
Jessica held the sweater and told me what the design lines and textures and patterns meant to me, based on my Adler Identity Assessment. She said that this had the exact alignment to my Primary and Secondary Identities, and that is why it fits so well for me, both for my image and for expressing my personality. I told her that one of the reasons why I love it so much is because it’s easy to wash and dry. She said that because of my dominant Superiority Seeking Identity, I do much better with the textured knits as opposed to finer knits. This was all new information for me.
She went on to organize my main wardrobe, and thanks to her, I finally moved out some of the big boxes that belonged to my wife that I was procrastinating on asking her about. We separated the wardrobes completely! And only the bags and hats that are used frequently were kept in the main wardrobe.
After realizing what my best style was and wasn’t, I was able to let go of huge chunks of unworn stuff. I was holding on to a lot of white silk shirts that I never wore. I just kept them because they were the expensive ones. But truth be told, I really have no use for them and they just took up space in my wardrobe. The worn out Tshirts and socks, unused ties were all removed too. I sent two boxes of things to a friend in Jeju Island.
With the home office, I was most surprised that I could get cash for the unwanted books. And she streamlined my bookshelf and helped me categorize my books in a wholly new way. She had said that given my Identity, I need my home office to look like a cockpit of an airplane and I loved that idea! I’m quite a book collector, but never thought of using my bookshelves as a way of organizing my thoughts. Now, my wall to wall bookshelf is organized for my immediate coaching related books and files, Buddhist reference books in the middle, and my personal study and meditation CDs on the right. She said to hold only the books I will study in the coming year or two should be put into my personal study section. This way, I could visually track how many of the books I set goals for were being read.
I’m very pleased with the outcomes of this consultation. And I hope she continues to surprise me with her insights & services!