I love my work as a Certified Professional Organizer® and coach. My approach to this work involves helping people to uncover their strengths and use those to build solutions to the challenges they face. Supporting and encouraging people to be and do their best is what makes me tick!
My father was a Foreign Service officer, so I moved around a lot growing up. Moving frequently taught me a lot about purging my possessions and living simply, but more importantly, it helped me to learn that having structures and routines in place can make life changes and transitions easier. In helping my clients to organize their homes and offices, I offer customized solutions for better managing clutter, paper flow, and tasks.
My professional organizing practice led me to coaching. I realized that sometimes people feel stuck and unable to move forward — it’s not enough to give people organizing suggestions or a fresh perspective on their space. With coaching, people gain insight into what does and doesn’t work for them. They learn to use their strengths to make decisions and take action.
As your organizing and productivity coach, I rely heavily on my previous teaching experience, where I worked with high school students with ADHD, executive dysfunction, and other brain-based conditions. I completed ACC level training with the Coach Approach for Organizers, an ACTP accredited coach training program.
I am a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and served as the Director of Communications and Technology of the NAPO Washington DC Metro Chapter from 2015-2018. I am also a member of the NAPO Virtual Chapter. I am a subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) where I regularly take courses to further my expertise on a variety of topics.
I live in Henrico County with my husband, young son, and cat Lynx. In my free time, I enjoy audiobooks, crossword puzzles, and seeing live music.