Buys you freedom
Wall Street Journal reports that “office workers waste an average of 40% of their workday. Not because they aren’t smart, but because they were never taught organizing skills to cope with the increasing workloads and demands.”
Disorganization costs time, and as the saying goes, time is money. But clutter and disorganization also affect (and is often overlooked) the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual state of an individual, thus affecting his or her workplace as well. Caroline struggled with all of this, let’s just say that she was not “born” organized, and it wasn’t until she better understood her organizing style and equipped herself with skills and understanding that she changed her life around.
Her 15 years as a professional organizer allowed her to hone her abilities and techniques and transfer those skills to clients and participants of her workshops and presentations. Caroline published her first book in 2011 for which the title translates to Me and My Clutter – Confessions and Secrets of a Professional Organizer.
From decluttering your space and office to organizing it. From a lack of clarity on what you should do next, to focused attention on your priorities. From a feeling of not having enough time in your day to a feeling of accomplishment. Caroline makes these topics highly interesting, eye-opening, and manageable so that everyone leaves a presentation or training eager to get themselves organized!
For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.
— Benjamin Franklin
What you gain
Learning Outcomes and Benefits
- Increase in productivity and efficiency
- Awareness of the impact of disorganization and clutter
- Decrease in level of stress and overwhelming feeling
- Greater sense of clarity and creativity
- Better understanding of other people’s organizing style
- Improved self-confidence, self-esteem and, energy
- Greater ability in decision making
- Capacity to delegate
- Accomplishment of personal and professional objectives
- Better use of space and time
Learning Topics Include
- Identify your organizing style and understand the style of others
- Time and priority management
- Effectively managing the various forms of information
- Organize your office so it works for you
- Decluttering as a first step to organizing
- Goal setting
Being organized is more than a to-do list and filled papers, it’s a state of being, doing and having. It’s not about changing your personality; it’s about adopting habits to suit it.
Caroline is a trained professional organizer and member of Professional Organizers in Canada since 2005. She also attained her Gold Leaf member status, a recognition to members who have been in good standing of POC for at least ten consecutive years and have accumulated 100 service points in contributing to the success of the POC organization and in the industry. She is also a spokesperson for the association since 2015.
Caroline developed a self-assessment tool that helps individuals and employees better understand their organizing style and the style of others. It is always a great revelation for most and creates a dialogue that improves a level of respect and appreciate among each other.