Interview with Breanne Venios, Design Consultant and Productivity Expert
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My latest organizer interview is with Breanne Venios of The Crafty B Company, who serves clients in Central Pennsylvania as well as virtually.
Welcome, Breanne! Tell us, what is your specialty?
I specialize in helping overwhelmed moms work with their families as a unit to make their household manageable. I have over 19 years of experience in education and leadership, with specialized training in behavior and trauma. I teach moms how to improve communication, starting with their spouse, and then work with the whole family to learn how to divide the household tasks together.
What other services or products do you offer?
My services are customized, which I develop individually for each family. They can be chore charts, menu planning, organizing command centers, and calendar organization. I also sell a book that helps save school memories from the special people in kids’ lives so the mom doesn’t feel guilty throwing away worksheets and tests.
What professional associations or other organizations do you belong to?
I’m Trauma Skills Certified and Crisis Prevention Certified.
How did you come up with your business name?
My nickname is B and I solve problems by being crafty or thinking strategically. It takes a whole family to make a household function, and I refer to it as a busy hive, so I added Company since my whole family is behind me in my business.
I focus on the mom reclaiming her Queen Bee status by training worker bees who will help make the hive thrive. We also work on silencing the incessant brain buzz in our heads. The whole theme comes together with my business motto: We create beauty and order in a chaotic world.
How do you approach a new organizing project?
My first step is to talk with the client to decide what her biggest burden is. Although I help with physical organization, my main focus is on streamlining productivity within the household.
Once we define the biggest burden, we create a goal and start small. I focus on the mom working on steps she can take herself to improve her communication with her family. Then we discuss behaviors and communication and how we can change our behaviors and response in order to change the family’s behaviors and response.
Once we establish communication rules, we work on family meetings, organizing schedules, managing command stations, and add chores to schedules.
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about running an organizing business?
The most surprising this I’ve discovered about running my business is how grateful clients are when they are heard and given little strategies that can make a huge impact. Productivity comes easily to me, so I never realized how powerful it can be to teach people systems in order to help improve their daily living.
What is the biggest challenge you currently face in your business?
Marketing is my biggest challenge. I am a one-woman show who also works full-time, so although I have a ton of ideas in my head for workshops or advertising, I have a lot of difficulty making the time to do it all in addition to having my own very busy family!
What’s your favorite organizing product? Why?
My book called It Takes a Village is my favorite organizing product because it takes away the emotional distress moms feel when they throw away a school paper. It’s a way to get rid of the clutter and keep important memories from the people who had the most influence on their child without needing to keep every piece of work that has been created from K-12th grade.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I spend most of my free time with my family at their music or sports activities. When we’re not there, we love camping, hanging outside at our house, or playing family games. When I get time just to myself, I love writing blogs or reading and spending time on my business.
What else should we know about you?
I love helping people, and if I don’t have a solution right away, I will do the research to find it. I love when women empower women, so that has been my passion with starting this business, and I’d love to work with anyone looking for that kind of support right now!
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