Becoming a Professional Organizer is easy if you are cut out for it. You know who you are! You are the person that loves helping people, you are giving advice constantly, you are a driver personality, love to delegate and be in charge of projects, and don't mind getting dirty or breathing some dust. You may come from an accounting, or psychology, teaching, secretarial, executive, training, design or financial planner background, or you just may be a stay at home mom of five. You love to arrange things, move furniture around, file things, categorize things, sort through stuff, open mail, label, be a problem solver, solution seeker, and love having a home for everything in a space. You cannot talk about containers, baskets, filing systems, organizing Tupperware, kitchen utensils, toys, books etc... without gushing. You know who you are!
You love to organize homes, businesses, children's rooms, storage units, offices, living areas, even bathrooms. Or you may choose to stick with paper organizing, going paperless, time management training, helping people become more productive and efficient. You like furniture placement, or just providing productivity coaching and development. Organizing is a broad career opportunity whatever background you come from. Home and Business Organizing is fulfilling, and a great money making opportunity, part or full time. Plus while organizing your clients you get to workout while making some money.
There are many programs live and on-line classes to learn how to be a Professional Organizer, but learning from someone who has a mental health background and understands paper and furniture placement and design is essential. Most individuals who suffer from mild to chronic disorganization may have mental health and or physical health challenges, which impact their ability to follow through. Clients may have difficulty with pattern recognition and are most likely décor challenged.
You will want to understand the dynamics of interacting with clients who have mild to severe challenges, even if you choose to organize paper. People who call on Professional Organizers want someone who can listen to their challenges, understand what they are up against, and help them fix their old habits and replace them with new ones. You will only be as affective as your knowledge of what creates and perpetuates chronic disorganization and how to create space that flows and has purpose.
The consummate Organizer has patience, tolerance, flexible, is non-judgmental, honest, caring, and ethical. A true organizer with great intentions wants to teach the client "how to fish". The organizer is a mentor teaching the client how to independently keep their home, offices, businesses, and their lives organized, well after the organizer completes the job. Organizers are intuitive folks, picking up on the subtleties, ideas and dreams the client is expressing and desiring. You really must know what makes people tick and tock! Communicating your understanding of what the client wants will be essential to a project ending successfully and timely.
What separates a good organizer from a great organizer is leadership and delegating skills. Great organizers train, develop other organizers and create teams so individuals will become organized quickly, efficiently and without a lot of cost. Great organizers are not all about the money, but the long term organizing system they create so people will remain organized.
Learn how to become a Professional Organizer by contacting Marla Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marla Stone is a seasoned Organizer with a strong background in Mental Health, Design, Paper management, whole home and business organizing which includes Lifestyle Coaching.
Contact Marla via phone at 949-709-7000
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