Networking at the NAPO Conference

Attending my first NAPO Conference last year was such an amazing experience that at the time I’d have had a hard time choosing a single highlight. Looking back a year later, I realize that the greatest reward was the opportunity to network face-to-face with a large number of organizers and coaches I’d met before, either in person or online, and…

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Interview with an In-House Professional Organizer

Most of the professional organizers I’ve met either run their own business or are employed by other organizers, so when I learned that Janice Simon works as an in-house organizer, I was intrigued and had lots of questions to ask her. Fortunately, she agreed to let me share her answers with you.

Interview with a Certified Family Manager Coach™

One of the wonderful things about the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival is the opportunity to connect with organizing consultants with a wide range of specialties. Today I’ve invited Ellen Delap, who is one of our Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Bloggers, to tell us about hers.

Secrets to Growing Your Organizing Team

When you started your business, you probably had no trouble fitting both your paperwork and your clients into your schedule, but now that things have taken off, you may be thinking about bringing other people on board. Before you take this step, find out what’s involved by reading my interview with Janice Russell, CPO-CD, COC of Minding Your Matters® Organizing.

From Cleaner to Professional Organizer

My special guest today is Michelle O’Sullivan, owner of Saving Spaces, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. When I met Michelle last year, I was interested to learn that she had run a successful cleaning business for ten years before becoming a professional organizer, and I invited her to share her story with my readers.

A Retreat for Professional Organizers

Webinars, teleclasses, chapter meetings, conferences, and live workshops are all excellent ways to connect with and learn from your colleagues in the organizing industry, but I’ve recently learned about yet another option, and I’ve invited Jane Veldhoven of Get Organized! Professional Services to tell you all about it today.

Is a Franchise Right for You?

This past fall, I had the opportunity to reconnect with Karen Shinn, whom I met at the 2002 POC Conference, when we were both starting out, and got to know quite well when we served on the National Board together. When I heard about Karen’s latest venture with her business partner, Gail Shields, I just had to share it with…

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Answers to the Perennial Question "What Should I Wear?" in an Interview with Image Consultant Kathi Burns

I am not the most fashion-conscious person around and, as a professional organizer, I found it especially challenging to figure out the appropriate outfit to wear for various business activities. When I learned that professional organizer Kathi Burns is also an image consultant, I asked if she would answer a few questions in order to help others with similar decisions…

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