What makes an Organizer Coach different?

An Organizer Coach couples the expertise of an experienced professional organizer with the skill set of a trained professional coach.  A professional organizer can help you shift your stuff to clear space in your home.  As an Organizer Coach I can also help you make powerful personal shifts allowing you to make space for what is most important to you.  Below is a podcast I did for Smead Organomics explaining organizer coaching.  If you’re interested in learning more click here to contact me by Email.

 What is Coaching?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”  Click here to view the ICF’s two-minute video titled What is Coaching?  A coaching instructor of mine, Doug Silsbee, defines coaching as, ” that part of a relationship in which one person is primarily dedicated to the serving of the long-term development of competence, self-generation, and aliveness in the other.”   I see coaching as a process in which you and I create a relationship designed to build your awareness, create action, and support you in moving forward.

What types of coaching services do you offer?  

In addition to offering coaching to those with organizing challenges, I offer ADHD coaching servicesand general life coaching services.  I  tailor my services to each client’s specific needs.  My approach is definitely not “one size fits all”  when it comes to coaching or organizing.

What should I be looking for in an Organizer Coach / an ADHD Coach?

There are a number of factors you should consider:

  • Certification – Look for certifications, especially through the International Coach Federation 
  • Coaching training or ADHD coaching training
  • Membership in professional associations related to coaching / related to ADHD – this demonstrates the coach’s involvement in the industry – look for memberships to associations like the International Coach Federation or for an ADHD Coach to associations like CHADD, ADDA, and ACO
  • A Good Fit – This is the most important criteria.  You need to be comfortable talking to and sharing with your coach.  Take time to interview a number of coaches to make sure you find the one who is the best fit for you.

If you’re interested in hiring an ADHD Coach, click here  for a list of questions to ask when interviewing professionals.  If you’re interested in hiring a professional organizer and curious about you should ask when interviewing professionals click here.  

How long will it take for me to experience progress with my coaching?

As mentioned above, in coaching you and I co-create a relationship designed to build your awareness, create action, and support you in moving forward.  How quickly you move forward is dependent on how much time and energy you are willing and able to commit to building awareness and following through with actions you’ve committed to.

How long will it take for me to see progress with my organizing?

How long it will take to make see progress depends on a number of factors, such as how easily and quickly you make decisions and how well you keep up with the organizing process between our sessions.

What kind of training do you have?

I am a graduate of the Coach Approach for Organizers® program.  I trained with Organizer Coach Denslow Brown, Master Certified Coach & Certified Professional Organizer Specializing in Chronic Disorganization and Cameron Gott, Professional Certified Coach specializing in ADHD Coaching. Through this program I received general life and ADHD coach specific training, achieved a designated number of experience hours and worked with a mentor coach.  In addition, I completed 50+ hours of training with Doug Silsbee, PCC, in Presence Based Coaching and trained in that area of Body Centered Coaching with Marlena Field.   I served as a trainer for the Coach Approach for Organizers program Coaching Essentials Course from 2011 through 2016.

Are you accredited or certified as a coach?

I received accreditation as a Certified Organizer Coach® through the Institute for Applied Coaching in 2009.  I was credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation in 2012.

How much does coaching cost?  Will I be able to afford it?

These are important questions.  Coaching is an investment in your future, requiring an investment of funds and more importantly an investment of your time.  Typical coaching relationships last from 6 months to a year and coaching runs anywhere from $300 per month to $500 or more per month, depending on the coach’s specialty and experience level.  

While your two questions are important,  I have two equally important questions for you: “What’s it costing you to do nothing?”  and “How much longer can you afford to do nothing?” 

How do I schedule a session or get more information?

 Click here to contact me by Email.  I’ll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours so we can schedule a complimentary introductory session.  In this phone session you can share what kinds of challenges you’re experiencing and how you’d like things instead.   You can also ask me any and all questions you have about us working together.  You can expect for this session to last about 30 minutes.