Received through The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
Specialist in Chronic Disorganization and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization
An intense 18 month course of work with a mentor coach, followed by an oral exam by a peer review panel
2011 NSGCD Training Program Coach
National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization , now ICD
2012 Master Trainer in CD and Organization
This is th ehighest level of education awarded by ICD
My first recollection of "order" goes like this...
As a four-year-old, in Butte, MT, I would often have a store set up in the living room when my Daddy arrived home from work. With Mom's permission, I emptied my parent's desk drawer. My child-sized table and chair became my display area. All items were sorted, categorized and priced accordingly. Of course, Daddy was delighted to accommodate his little girl and pay(again) for purchasing his things.
My only sibling is a brother 6 ½ years older, who had no interest in this field, so it was mine to own.
Creating my first scrapbook at age 7 seemed natural to me. Years later I happened upon albums belonging to my parents. They each had their own book of mementos created during high school. It sounds like a genetic thing!
Since 1998, I have been privileged to create albums for corporations, brides, grooms, babies, travel agents, professional soccer players, universities and surviving spouses from the World Trade tragedy. It gives me great pleasure presenting the owner with a completed book. Their lost treasures are now found, whether in a traditional book...to have and to hold...or a digital version. Now the memories are there to share for generations to come.
With five children and 9 grandchildren in my life, structure and organization are very important. Getting everyone to "everywhere" on time has become a lifelong goal and an evolving process.
Beginning in 2005, I entered the professional organizing business. I realize my clients are timid and embarrassed about their situation. At our first meeting, I remind them that it took great courage to call for help. I assure them that I am not there to judge but to help.