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Professional Organizer Training and Coaching

As I mentioned last week, speaking with vendors at the Organizing Expo was one of the highlights of attending the recent NAPO Conference. There were so many booths that I wasn’t able to visit them all, but I was impressed with those I did. Today I’m going to share the information I received about various training and coaching programs for professional organizers and other small business owners.

NAPO 2014 Organizing Expo

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My First NAPO Conference

Since becoming part of the organizing industry in 2002, I’ve attended seven POC Conferences as a member, a speaker, or an exhibitor – one year I was all three – but until last week I had never been to a NAPO Conference. It would take me days to tell you everything that made it a wonderful experience, but here are a few of the highlights.

NAPO 2014 Annual Conference and Organizing Expo

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Business Travel: 4 Ideas to Overcome the Overwhelm

It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of getting away to visit a new city, hearing fabulous speakers, and networking with colleagues, that you may lose sight of what will happen when you return home after a conference. My client, Sue West, has some great strategies to help you apply what you learn, while making the transition back to your regular routine.

business travel

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Are you going to NAPO 2014?

If you are, I hope to see you at my session on How to Write Blog Posts that Get Results. I’m so excited about meeting some of my readers and clients face-to-face for the first time! No matter which sessions you choose to attend, you’re sure to hear a number of fabulous speakers. What would you think of sharing your experience with organizers who aren’t able to be there?

NAPO 2014 Annual Conference and Organizing Expo

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A First Timer’s Perspective on the Annual POC Conference

It’s been a great year for professional organizer conferences, based on the many guest posts we’ve had about the 2013 NAPO, MARCPO and POC Conferences! For our final guest post of 2013, I’m happy to introduce April Miller, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Professional Organizers in Canada 2013 National Conference Photo Booth

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POC 2013 through the Eyes of a Seasoned Conference-Goer

At the 2011 POC Conference in Toronto, I had the pleasure of meeting a very enthusiastic attendee named Kelly Hipkin, and we’re now connected on social media. As this year’s conference approached, her growing excitement was clearly apparent, and I asked her to contribute to this conference series about what Professional Organizers in Canada and the Annual Conference mean to her.

POC Conference 2013

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POC 2013 Conference Perspective – from the stage and the seat

We’ve recently heard from a number of bloggers who attended the MARCPO Conference this past October. Now we’ll move to my home turf to read about the recent Professional Organizers in Canada Conference in Toronto, beginning with some public speaking tips and other valuable information from Deanne Kelleher.

conference room

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What Happens in Japan…

I’ve really enjoyed reading about my guest bloggers’ experiences at various conferences for professional organizers, particularly those held in faraway places like Africa and Australia. So when I learned that Laurene Livesey Park, with whom I served on the POC National Board, was going to a conference in Japan, I asked her to tell us all about it.

Laurene Livesey Park presenting on Family Organizing at the JALO Conference 2012

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