I have always been interested in understanding how people function successfully. I began my career with a Masters Degree in Marketing and a background in Organizational Behavior. My job was to speak with dozens of managers and directors in a given field and then design a 2-day business conference tailored to their needs. Tuning in to their learning goals was the key to organizing a successful conference.
When I started a family, one of my children was diagnosed with ADD. Teaching her how to stay organized took research, listening skills and flexibility, just like my conference days.
I began to notice that organizational challenges were not limited to children. Many adults had difficulty when it came to organizing. Some of them had ADD and Anxiety which can create Chronic Disorganization. Others simply needed a way to get back on course from regular life transitions such as new kids, divorce, a death in the family, empty nesting, a move, aging. Their spaces and minds felt cluttered and they were beating themselves up about it. They needed help. And so, One to Zen Organizing was born.
I am a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) as well Director of Membership of the DC Chapter. I am an active member of NAPO's Educational Committee, which is tasked with developing NAPO University -- a set of online courses. I hold certificates in Residential Organizing, Household Management and Life Transitions and take courses every year to keep up with the latest apps, strategies and tools in Organizing.