Link to the article in The Daily Cardinal by Andrew Bahl
On November 19, 2014 I attended a discussion group with the Doyenne Group and Rebecca Kleefisch that focused on funding for women entrepreneurs. It was exciting to hear about what other women are working on, and where they are finding support for their businesses. While I am not currently looking for funding, I see potential for growth in the future and find it incredible useful to know the current state of affairs. I was really amazed to hear how women are lagging in funding. It is a really exciting time to be a small business owner an see such great opportunity on the horizon.
Link to the article in The Daily Cardinal by Andrew Bahl
Life Organized is very excited to be one of the newest members of Dane Buy Local!!! It is the larges county-wide organization of it's kind. They just surpassed 800 members and are going strong! It is truly exciting to be part of an organization that cares so much about the local economy and the impact it has on everyone.
If you do not know about DBL, just head over to their website danebuylocal.com! There you can look through the member listing to see if you can get just about anything that you might need from a local vendor. Remember, when you buy local more of those dollars stay local and help families in your community! It is a win for everyone.
This morning I attended my first event. It was held at the Waunakee Village Center and hosted by the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce. It was a great event. There were several speakers including one on productivity and another from WPR talking about their series on Death and Dying. Believe it or not, I find it to be an interesting topic since we have had several special people pass in the past 5 years.
Dany Buy Local has been on my radar for some time, but I honestly had not done my research to learn that their members are from all areas of business. I thought that since I did not sell a product, I would not be a good fit. I was wrong! I was offered a membership by Spencer Smith Consulting at the InBusiness Expo and I am so thrilled and thankful that I was int he right place at the right time. CHEERS!
Professional Organizer Assistant
Are you a master at managing your to-do list?
Do you enjoy “thinking outside the box” to solve problems?
Can you wear many hats at once?
Are you willing and able to roll up your sleeves to get the job done?!?
Life Organized is an established local business that provides top notch organizing services to our clients. We provide a wide variety of services ranging from one time session to give the client ideas on how to get started on their own, organizing services for chronically disorganized clients, move prep and staging, and so much more. We are called to organize but truly believe in giving our clients the white glove treatment, and if it is not a service we can help them with, then we will find someone reputable who can.
We are hiring for an entry level position, and a candidate will agree and accept the following terms of employment: the opportunity will be part time, flexible hours, and a 60 day probationary period. While the position is part-time, it has the potential for growth with the right candidate!
Must be available Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 7:00-5:00, and Saturdays 7:00-2:00.
Job Duties will Include, but are Not Limited to:
The task of a home organizer is a very physical and emotional one, but might be the most rewarding job of your life! Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the email subject line, please include: PO Assistant Applicant
Resumes will be accepted ongoing.
I am only the 4th person in the State of Wisconsin to obtain this certification through the ICD! (June 2014)
In May, I traveled to Phoenix for the NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) Conference and sat for my first Level II Certificate through the ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization.)
In preparation for the exam:
I completed four books which included:
Completed nine hours of tele classes:
The ICD has five levels of certification:
If you are interested in learning more, please visit their website or feel free to contact me. It has been a great experience!
WOOHOO! I was really excited to attend the 2014 Annual Conference for the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). They are known as the Organizing Authority. They provide home and business organizers with a code of ethics, educational opportunities, and community involvement opportunities. Consumers can go to them to find information about organizing and to locate members in their area.
The conference offered a wide variety of opportunities to grow my knowledge about organizing challenges, as well as chances to be a more savvy business woman. The sessions I attended included:
I was able to meet many organizers from across the country, and some in my backyard that I look forward to collaborating with in the future. I came back to Wisconsin full of ideas to continue to grow as a person and a business. Stay tuned for some very exciting announcements this Summer and Fall from Life: Organized. An evolution of sorts. LLC
[Education] Certificate of Study in Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client
Claire Matejka has earned a Certificate of Study in
Basic Mental Health Conditions & Challenges Affecting the CD Client (February 2014)
I completed six hours of tele classes including:
Taking classes through the ICD has been a great experience. It allows me choose classes that relate to the clients that I am working with and tailor my knowledge to better assist them. I am looking forward to sharing more exciting news about my education in the next few months!
I had so much fun today working with a client, that I had to share what we worked on…before it was completed! This is my first pro bono project of 2014, and I am thankful for the opportunity to help out these small businesses! The space is an amazing industrial space that has been repurposed to house several small businesses. It is required to wear many hats including: offices, small and large meeting spaces, art studio, children's play area, kitchen, library, and storage… WOW!
The space was functioning, but not to the level that the ladies would have liked. The organization of the spaces was in need of an outsider's opinion. As with all my clients, first questions included: How is the space used? Who uses the spaces? What is working? What is not working?
We do have a couple of other changes to make in the future, which will include some partition walls to provide some much needed privacy to sensitive areas, as well as creating a more warm entry way. For now, they will use the newly defined spaces and be fabulous!
This is a service that I have been excited to announce for 2014! Until now, I would talk with clients by phone for consultations and then do all of our organizing in person. For some clients, it was just not the right fit…so 2014 has brought Life: Organized into the age of Virtual Organizing or Coaching.
Why would you use this service?
If you are interested in this service, please follow the link to the contact page to visit my schedule tool, email email@example.com, call or tex 608-622-7678.
I am really excited to announce that I have become a Premium Subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. This organization provides ongoing education opportunities to professionals working with clients with chronic disorganization. Everyone from organizers to psychologists and social workers can benefit from their resources. They offer may levels of certification that I look forward to working through. I am currently working on my Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization.
Last night, I participated in my first class: How to Access Hoarding at Home Before it Threatens an Elder's Right to Age in Place. It was presented by Kristin P. Bergfeld, a 26 year veteran of the industry. She shared her philosophies of client care and compassion that aligned so equally with my own and reminded me of why I chose this path. The class was very informative as well as a refresher on some levels and I look forward to putting some of her ideas into practice with my own clients.
If you would like to learn more about the organization, see the website below or feel free to email me.
OK, so I finally created a Pinterest account! Anyone who knows me, knows that I have been reluctant for years!. It is such a beautiful site and so much fun for personal and business purposes, but as many of you know it can be very time consuming. I am starting slowly, so keep expectations reasonable until I learn to use it. I am open for any tips or tricks of the trade. I would love to hear what works best for you! Find me here: http://pinterest.com/lifeorganized1/
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