- Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization®
- Certified Organizer Coach®
- Past President, National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization
I shifted my career to become an organizer and coach while working with brilliant entrepreneurs in small corporate settings who were able to “think outside the box” but resisted putting anything away into a box!
Realizing that my own techniques for organization were overwhelmingly mysterious to some of them, I sought to stretch my own thinking to discover new ideas for providing better support, meeting them in their world instead of dragging them listlessly into mine.
This has taken me into territory that was initially disconcerting and uncomfortable. The thought patterns of those who are chronically disorganized are as different from my own as they are from one another. I am challenged to make new connections myself as we work together to reach exciting possibilities for their lives.
There is no correct way – except to find a way that works for each client.
I’ve taken full advantage of excellent professional development programs to become well equipped to serve all of my clients, whether or not they have ADD, ADHD, OCD, hoarding disorder, learning differences, traumatic brain injury or other brain-based challenges. After completing ADD coach training with the Optimal Functioning Institute (OFI), I earned my Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®) credential through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization* (ICD), and continued through the final two levels of ICD’s professional education to become a Master Trainer. I have also earned my Certified Organizer Coach (COC®) through the Institute for Applied Coaching®.
Most importantly, I’ve learned from my clients how to partner effectively with them to accomplish their goals. The work we do together is exciting, challenging, and rewarding for those who are committed to change.