About S.O.S.

I’m Andrea Sharb and it’s my mission to help you overcome your overwhelm. 

How often are you overcome by overwhelm?  Weekly?  Daily?  Hourly? 

What would your life be like if you could overcome your overwhelm?

What would happen to your stress level?

What would happen to your productivity level?

What would change for you day-to-day?

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Who I Partner with ~

I partner with women who:

  • are creative, intelligent and overwhelmed
  • struggle with managing their time demands, their paperwork and their lives (many are chronically disorganized )
  • are diagnosed with ADHD and are tired of having their ADHD hold them back
  • have tried to overcome their overwhelm on their own, but haven’t been successful
  • are open to learning about their strengths and how to better capitalize on those strengths in overcoming their overwhelm
  • are willing to partner and are ready to take action

I also partner with women interested in minimizing their stuff, their space and their commitments through exploration of minimalism and essentialism.

Click here to contact me, so we can discuss how I could partner with you.

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How I Partner with Women ~

Whatever your source of overwhelm, we’ll start the process of overcoming it by better understanding what you want more of and what you want less of in your life.   If you have ADHD, we’ll help you better understand your ADHD and how it’s impacting you.

We’ll also take time to learn about your many different types of strengths, because I’ve learned over the years that it’s a lot easier to overcome overwhelm when we’re being supported by our strengths.

In summary, our goal is to better understand who you are and who you’re becoming.

With this information in hand, we’ll focus our partnership and efforts on transitioning you into that less overwhelmed woman.  We’ll also create a customized owner’s manual as we go, to support you along your journey and in the future.  

I’m uniquely equipped to partner with my clients and understand many of their challenges, because of the various challenges I’ve overcome over the years:

  • having too many commitments and too much stuff,
  • numerous cross-country and across town moves,
  • surviving major home renovations (including three kitchen remodels and a whole house renovation),
  • running an active household and a small business,
  • minimizing our household and simplifying my life, and
  • dealing with the overwhelm that accompanies ADHD.

Professional organizers and coaches aren’t perfectly organized people who’ve never experienced overwhelm.  You can tell from the above list I’ve faced many of the same challenges you might face.  My home and life get out of control at times, just like yours.   I’m just able to bring things back to order more readily because of systems I’ve put in place, techniques I’ve learned over the years and most importantly what I’ve learned about myself.  Click here if you’d like to discuss how I can help you overcome your overwhelm.

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Services ~

Please click here to learn more about my services.

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Background, Credentials and Training ~

Prior to my current career I was a CPA and Audit Manager for the international accounting firm, KPMG.  At KPMG I trained as a national instructor and taught continuing education courses to other accountants.  Though I was a CPA, I found what I enjoyed most was organizing and managing my engagements and teaching others.

I was on the fast track until I had twins in 1994 and ended up on the mommy track instead.  After spending 12 years raising my children and volunteering for and organizing events for numerous non-profit organizations, a friend encouraged me to explore a career in professional organizing.  Since beginning my professional organizing business in 2006 I have amassed hundreds of hours of education in areas of service beneficial to my clients: real estate staging, chronic disorganization, hoarding, life coaching, somatic coaching and ADHD coaching.

  • I am credentialed as a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (CPO-CD)®, an Associate Certified Coach® (ACC®), a Certified Organizer Coach® (COC®), and a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®).
  • I earned my CPO-CD credential from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization upon completion of 18 months of intensive training with a mentor coach and passing of a peer-reviewed oral exam.
  • I received my accreditation as a COC through the Institute for Applied Coaching in 2009 and my credential as an ACC from the International Coach Federation in 2012.   These credentials required accumulation of over 100 hours of coaching experience, working with a mentor coach, and over 60 hours of coaching training.
  • A CPO is a professional organizer who has proven through testing, and accumulation of client service and education hours, that she meets the minimum requirements set by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers.
  • My credentialing in the fields of Professional Organizing and Coaching means you can be sure of my commitment to these professions and my competence as both a professional organizer and a coach.

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 Professional Memberships ~

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 S.O.S. in the News / Presentations / Community Service ~