We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Klebba and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
This isn’t related to my business at all… But starting to treat our sons like adults in high school was one of the best choices we could have made. They had the opportunity to mess up and fix it in a safe and supportive environment. (I’m not saying we fixed it. That was their problem. We were there for help and support.) They had the opportunity to make mistakes early and learn those painful lessons before they went out into the world. Delaying personal responsibility and accountability doesn’t help our children grow, it makes their lives more difficult.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Many people think that Image Consultants are for Hollywood types, rich people, and politicians, but style is for everyone. And everyone has style! Some people are just more skilled at expressing it than others. I love teaching my readers and clients the language of clothing and to exercise their style muscles. Together we empower them to take express themselves through style and have fun in the process! A long and winding path brought me to image consulting and founding Closet Play Image. That’s the way it should be! The experiences I had and skills I learned in different jobs along the way made what I do today possible. Overcoming challenges means keeping an open mind, staying curious, and looking for ways to apply the skills you have in new ways to solve problems. Having a growth mindset is the only way to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world! What would I like people to know? Getting dressed should be a fun part of your day, not a burden! If it is, there’s a disconnect between who you are and your closet. I get it! I remember staring into my wardrobe one day and thinking “Who bought these clothes?” And realizing I wasn’t that woman any more. You are growing and changing; your style and your wardrobe should grow and change with you!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Right now (2020), that’s hard to imagine! And totally dependent upon the season! Here in Augusta, I’d take them to Frog Hollow for dinner and to the Miller Theatre for a show. A road trip to Atlanta would be in order… Maybe for an art museum crawl and a stop at Nana’s Chicken and Waffles on the way in or home. We’d also have to take a road trip to Savannah; it’s one of my favorite cities on the East Coast! Bet you’re surprised that there’s no shopping on the list!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband, Curtis! He’s always been my champion, encouraging me and believing in me, even when I wasn’t believing in myself.