That was me
I know that when you’re already feeling overwhelmed, de-cluttering and organizing can sound like your worst nightmare – I can relate, because that was me.
Although I had always been reasonably organized, as I moved up the career ladder I became more disorganized at home. At work, I became so overwhelmed by projects that I could barely keep on top of things – deadlines were always staring me in the face, and I often worked into the night. Eventually I saw that the way to a peaceful home and mind was to pare down my possessions, and develop systems to help me stay on top of projects at work. I remember feeling the weight that lifted after I purged, sorted and organized my small home and office. Once I began getting more organized, I couldn’t get enough of learning and teaching about it. In the 20 years since then, I’ve helped all kinds of people get more organized and be more productive.
In 2015, I shifted my emphasis from corporations to individuals and became a Professional Residential Organizer. In applying the skills I had developed to my first client – me – it didn’t take long to achieve two important goals: 1) launching a sustainable and satisfying business, and 2) having time and energy to focus on finding a romantic partner – I met him within six months of setting that goal, and now we’re married. I want to help all my clients achieve these kinds of goals!
Why I do this work
I delight in people achieving their goals and living up to their potential. Having seen the results in myself and others, I truly believe that being organized makes it SO much easier to achieve what you set out to do.
I love solving problems. I look into a room and see a giant jigsaw puzzle. I like helping people figure out what to change and seeing their delight when they realize things are improving!
I love teaching. “Teaching and coaching” are better than “telling” for helping you develop new habits. Teaching also means contributing to the development of my profession – I’m an active member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), and a member of the NAPO National Education Committee.
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