I am thrilled to be joined today by Lisa Trigstead, who you may know as NeatFreakMcKinney from her thriving community on Instagram. Lisa started her professional organizing business as a second career, after working as a school teacher for many years. Today, she is sharing her business story, as well as her best time-management tips.
Today, I am sharing an imaginary coaching scenario that I’ve pulled together based on a composite of many of the coaching calls I’ve been on the giving and receiving ends of over the last few years. As a professional organizer, I think you’ll relate to at least a few of these challenges I’m going to illustrate when it comes to growing your business. And you’ll also learn a model for empowering yourself with some self-coaching as you are working through your own growth challenges in 2020 and beyond.
I am so excited to welcome Heather Freeman of the Decor Fix onto the podcast today! Heather is an interior decorator turned course creator who brings tons of experience and insight that meshes so well into our world as organizers. Today, we are discussing conflict resolution between our clients and their spouses, as well as some tips Heather has learned along the way about bringing all of your experiences in your toolbelt to the table to give the most value to your client. I know she will be a fan favorite, and I can’t wait for you to hear her story.
Today on the podcast, I’m having an awesome conversation with Elli Richter. Elli is a life coach and a Psych-K facilitator. She describes her business as helping people to unblock their subconscious, heal the past and co-create a downstream and purpose-driven life. If you have any interest in our brain and how the subconscious works when it comes to working with organizing clients or even on yourself, I know that you will enjoy this interview.
Today, I am interviewing Lindsey Escalante. She is a professional organizer at Simplifying The Everyday, out of Seatle Washington. In the short amount of time she has been in business, Lindsey has discovered some unique and innovative ways to save time serving her clients, and also to give back through her business. I know you guys will enjoy this one!
You’ve probably heard me say that actually doing an organizing job is all very personalized to your style, how you prefer to work, and the client’s specific project because everybody has different stuff. One of the biggest keys to being successful is knowing how to competently serve them the moment you show up so that they can immediately feel the difference and see the value of your work together. Whether this is your first client or your fiftieth client, every single job is going to feel like you’re starting over again just a little bit, since you learn something new each time.
In October 2019, I held the second-ever live retreat experience for Pro Organizer Studio. It was 12 women total, and hosted in Las Vegas, NV. So before you start thinking we were just partying for 5 days, believe me – we got a lot of work done! But we also had a lot of fun. To recap our experience, I invited Megan Rogers, who is a professional organizer from Oklahoma, today to talk about her retreat experience, and what all went down.
My guest today is McKayla Thompson. McKayla is 18 years old, and she a professional organizer who launched her business, before she even graduated high school. As you can imagine, she is extremely ambitious and motivated to be an entrepreneur and get her business going in Ohio.
Today’s episode is actually a coaching call, where I will be talking with her about where she is with her business now, what obstacles she is facing, and what actions she can take to overcome those obstacles.
So, if you are listening today, you are likely to be inspired by her level of self-awareness and her dreams for her business. And regardless of your age or stage of business, I think you will also relate to some of the common fears that organizers have everywhere. I hope you get a lot out of listening in on this coaching session!
Kamille Sommer is a professional organizer in Denmark. I know there are many women listening to the podcast who are wondering, “could I ever start an organizing business where I live? No one here has ever HEARD of this industry.” Today you’ll learn what she has done and continues to do as a trailblazer in her country to educate the population and get clients. She’s also found ways to expand her business online, all while keeping her part-time day job. I hope you’re ready to take notes, because there’s a lot to be inspired by in this episode.
Maybe is it just a stereotype, but most professional organizers are list-makers. I know that organizers are also super tough on themselves, so i think it’s unfortunate that we have this long list of all of our shortcomings that we are carrying around in our heads all of the time. I think it’s important to counteract that with some positivity. So, for today’s podcast, I’m sharing 3 lists to make that will increase your confidence.