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Jan
24
Sat
2015
NAPO-New England Let’s Get Organized! Expo @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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NAPO-NE Let’s Get Organized! EXPO

Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions, join us for our exciting event that will help you reduce stress, save time and set achievable goals for your year! January is Get Organized (GO) Month for the National Association of Professional Organizers [NAPO] and our Let’s Get Organized! EXPO is the jump-start to 2015 you need.

Our exhibit hall is open all day. Visit our vendors and connect with the products and services you need.

Check out our great lineup of speakers and their topics (click on the each link for more information about the topic and the speaker’s bio.

Looking to prepare for a different stage of life? Seeking for a way to organize your memories in 2015? Is “GET ORGANIZED” at the top of your resolution list? Join us for our exciting event that will help you reduce stress, save time and set achievable goals for your year!

Our Speakers

 

9:30-10:15 a.m.
Rethinking the To Do List, Linda Arena (Organizing Made Easy)
Linda will provide you with new ways of looking at prioritizing tasks and taking action. She uses real life examples and a fun exercise for all to try.

10:30-11:15 a.m.
New Year’s Resolutions that Work!, Maryann Murphy (Time Management Consultant)
Maryann will teach strategies for setting the resolutions that you can follow through on, and most importantly, help you reach your visions for success in the new year.

 

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Managing Photos (Digitize, Organize, Share), Eric Niloff (EverPresent)
Learn how to get clutter out of the way of enjoying your best memories. Eric will explore how to organize photos and videos, how to manage multiple media formats, and the best ways to back them all up for safekeeping.

1:30-2:15 p.m.
10 Key Tips Every Senior Needs to Know When Downsizing, Eileen Reed (Simplify with Eileen)
As our elderly population grows, downsizing from the larger family home is becoming more of a reality. Eileen will share how best to navigate this challenging stage in life in an organized, effective, and balanced way.

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Managing Time and Tasks for ADHD Adults, Matt Reid (The In Place)
Living an organized life is more than just organizing stuff. Matt will share strategies for organizing your tasks, time, and thinking. This presentation is ADHD-friendly but it applies to everyone who struggles with being organized.

EXPO Vendors

A Matter of Brilliance

Clean Out Your House

Closet & Storage Concepts 

Doc Shredding

EverPresent

Life in Case

Marathon Moving

My Wardrobe Genius

Planet Safe Calendars

PSG Photo Solutions 

Service Master by Gilmore

Shelf Genie

Simple Small Business Solutions

Smead

Tina Owen Virtual Assistant

 

Feb
9
Mon
2015
Monthly Meeting (members only) — Denslow Brown presents, “Beyond Basics and Systems: Organizing to Support Personal Development” @ Virtual Webinar: No Meeting at the Embassy Suites
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Denslow Brown, CPO-CD
Coach Approach for Organizers

Beyond Basics and Systems: Organizing to Support Personal Development

Are we willing to say we are there for the personal development of the client”? This is a shift in how we see our role, and the tools are out there to help us do this.

Important Details for this Meeting

  • This is a virtual meeting offered via webinar and teleconference.
  • Attendees will get a web link and can follow the PowerPoint slide progression on their computer and listen via teleconference (or the website). To join the webinar you will need to download their software which takes a few minutes only.  If you don’t want to connect with the webinar by computer you can simply connect via the teleconference line.
  • A black and white PDF handout of the slides will be provided for those who want to take notes in that format.  A color PDF of the slideshow will also be provided for those who want to see the full slides and progress through them during the presentation without going on the webinar site.
  • Participants will log in a few minutes prior to the beginning of the call, and the President will make brief announcements and introduce the guest speaker.
  • Please note that your confirmation email will instruct you to bring it to the meeting.
  • Webinar Details: A reminder with a weblink and link to the PDFs will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the Virtual Meeting.

There is no meeting at the Embassy Suites this evening.

Introduction/Overview

  • Acknowledge the impacts of traditional organizing: clear out backlog and set-up systems
  • Recognize the sometimes additional benefits of traditional organizing: client insights, a fresh start they can use, new skills
  • Consider the powerful impact we could offer/facilitate for our clients’ in the Opening for Change they stand in when they ask for organizing support.
  • The organizing process invites (even requires) the client to develop his/her self-awareness and potential. The addition of simple coaching skills allows us to reveal and anchor client curiosity, self-knowledge and positivity.  (Specific coaching skills and language provided)
  • Basic coaching models (e.g., Awareness/Action/Learning) goes even further to deepen client personal development (tools for a lifetime: perspectives and self-talk, motivation, understanding one’s strengths and how to protect and leverage them, etc.)
  • Optional homework/exercise at the end for participants to do in pairs on their own

Presentation Benefits:

  • For those new (or somewhat new) to coaching, this will be a new perspective on their work and will offer specific tools they can use (and use with more awareness).
  • For those with coaching experience, this is also an invitation to fully embrace your role as pivotal to the personal development of your client – and provides exposure to the application of coaching skills and models, which may not have been considered previously.
  • The relationship that attending professional organizers and productivity specialists can have with their clients will be strengthened by connecting more deeply with their client’s life and capacity to fulfill what matters most to them. Coaching communication strategies and client partnerships allow the development of this connection and capacity.

About Denslow Brown

Denslow has been a professional organizer since 1974 and a mentor coach and ADD coach since 1997.  Denslow was an original member-subscriber of both NAPO and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (now The Institute for Challenging Disorganization) and has remained active in both organizations. Concern for her clients and a family diagnosis led her to research adult ADHD in the early 1990s and she quickly found her way to coach and ADHD coach training.Denslow has been a professional organizer since 1974 – and a mentor coach and ADD coach since 1997.  Denslow was an original member-subscriber of both NAPO and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (now The Institute for Challenging Disorganization) and has remained active in both organizations. Concern for her clients and a family diagnosis led her to research adult ADHD in the early 1990s and she quickly found her way to coach and ADHD coach training.

Denslow is a CPO, as well as a CPO-CD and a Level V Master Trainer with ICD.  She is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, coaching’s highest credential. Denslow is a frequent presenter at the annual national and international conferences in the three fields addressed in her work (organizing, coaching and ADHD).

A past board member of NAPO, Denslow has been honored with their President’s and Founders’ Awards and with ICD’s Judith Kolberg Award in 2012.

Denslow’s Publications, available from www.OrganizerCoach.com
The Processing Modalities Guide
Recognizing & Respecting the Lines Distinguishing Organizing Coaching & Psychotherapy

Professional Organizer Training offered through Denslow’s Coach Approach for Organizers™
www.CoachApproachforOrganizers.com

Professional organizers are trained to use coaching skills in their work with  clients via teleclasses.
Through The Institute for Applied Coaching, Denslow credentials Certified Organizer Coaches® 

Nov
7
Sat
2015
NAPO-New England and NAPO Members: North East Regional Conference for Professional Organizers @ Skylight Room, The Atria
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Northeast Region Professional Organizers Conference

About this Conference

NAPO-CT invites you to a special new opportunity: a one-day fall conference for professional organizers from the Northeast region. We will be gathering in Stamford, CT for a day of professional development, networking, and fun. Come and learn about value pricing your services, creating strategic alliances, and more. Connecting with colleagues in this region will sharpen your skills and strengthen your business offering, so plan now to attend this unique event.

Speakers Include:
Judith Ann Kirk:         “Looking vs. Seeing – The Art of Problem Solving”
Jean Marie Herron:  “Increase Your Income by Including… A Home Staging Specialist!”
Deborah Cabral:          “Thinking Outside the Box to Market and Grow Your Business!”

Feb
8
Mon
2016
Monthly Meeting (virtual webinar — members only) — Elizabeth Hagen presents “Talk, Talk, Talk: How to Attract Your Right-Fit Client and Know Exactly what to Say so you Erase All Their Fears in Hiring You” @ Virtual Meeting — Webinar
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Elizabeth Hagan

Elizabeth Hagen

Talk, Talk, Talk: How to Attract Your Right-Fit Client and Know Exactly what to Say so you Erase All Their Fears in Hiring You

No meeting at Boston/Waltham Embassy suites: virtual webinar
This will be a virtual webinar where attendees will receive a web link and can listen in from their computer. Participants will log in a few minutes prior to the beginning of the call. The President will make brief announcements and introduce the guest speaker.

This is a NAPO-New England members-only meeting. Seating is limited: You must register for this meeting by February 5th. Members, please get your promo code on the members’ side of the website home page before you register.

About this presentation

Did you know that Your business becomes effortless when you attract the type of clients you really want to help?
  • Are you using the ‘hope and pray’ method to get new clients?! How is that working for you?
  • Are you are really ready to unmask the potential in your business?
  • Do you find yourself doing other things instead of picking up the telephone and or doing what you know you need to do to grow your business?!
  • You are in the right place! For years Elizabeth Hagen has worked with entrepreneurs just like you who want to grow their business and make something great happen.

And, that’s what is going to take place after your session today when you apply the ideas for business success Elizabeth Hagen, CPO is going to give you – something really great is going to happen.

After this teleclass you will know how to…

  • Put together a profile of your right-fit clients and start marketing to the ideal groups of prospects.
  • Design the perfect answer to the question ‘What do you do?”
  • Sharpen how you talk with your prospects so they understand what they need and how you can help them.

You will have…

  • More focus in who they want to work with and how to sell to them.
  • Tools to attract more prospects.
  • A marketing strategy that gets more clients.
  • A path and a plan to generate more business.

About Elizabeth Hagen

Elizabeth is a Certified Professional Organizer, a 15-year member of NAPO, a Golden Circle member, a former NAPO national board director, and a member of the National Speakers Association. She started her speaking and consulting business in 2000 in Sioux Falls, SD where NO ONE knew what a professional organizer was or did. Her own mother couldn’t believe Elizabeth started this business as she remembers wanting to condemn her bedroom in high school!  Today Elizabeth speaks all over the country and teaches her audiences and business coaching clients to have more focus, more clients, more prospects, and more business When Elizabeth is not on stage or in her office she hangs out with her 4-year-old granddaughter, Addilynn, and 10-month old grandson, Alexander — the loves of her life!
Are you looking for more confidence? Read Elizabeth’s book Confidence: Now is Your Time — 31 Days to a More Extraordinary You

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Tiny Wardrobe Tour with Courtney Carver @ Best Western
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join NAPO New England as we host Courtney Carver’s Tiny Wardrobe Tour stop in Boston.

Courtney is a leader in the minimalist and “Capsule Wardrobe” movement that’s taken closets everywhere by storm. She will be sharing the hows and whys of starting “Project 333” – the minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months. Her presentation will show you how to bring more love and joy into your life through simplicity.

Sep
22
Thu
2016
2016 Annual ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization) Conference @ Hilton — Portland & Executive Tower
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
Nov
10
Thu
2016
CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) International Conference on ADHD @ Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day

About the CHADD Conference

The CHADD Annual International Conference is the major research, practice, and public information conference dedicated to ADHD. Conference sessions will focus on providing current science-based information and the impact of this information on treatments for individuals with ADHD. The conference will bring together parents of children with ADHD, adults with ADHD, clinicians, educators, researchers, coaches, organizers, advocates, and others. Major goals for the conference are to disseminate the latest developments in research, to facilitate an ongoing exchange about issues related to ADHD by individuals with different experiences and viewpoints, and to increase public understanding of the disorder and its impact.

Details: TBA

Feb
13
Mon
2017
Virtual Meeting (members only) — Joshua Becker presents “Minimalism: An Introduction to Freedom” @ Online presentation only
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

NAPO-New England Members: Get your promo code and registration link on the members side of the website. Registration will close on February 6th.
Visitors: This meeting is open to members only.

Minimalism: An Introduction to Freedom

View More: http://christiedaragophotography.pass.us/joshuaSome people get nervous when they hear the term “minimalist.” For them, it conjures up images of destitution, barren walls, and empty cupboards. But this thinking couldn’t be further from the truth. In Minimalism: An Introduction to Freedom, we’ll discover how minimalism brings life, freedom, and passion to those who choose to adopt its simple principles. And why our lives are simply too valuable to waste chasing physical possessions.

Joshua’s presentation will help you…

  • Understand the principles of minimalism.
  • Recognize the different ways minimalism is adapted to our unique values.
  • Clearly articulate the benefits of owning less.
  • Understand and address many of minimalism’s misconceptions.
  • Describe how minimalism works in a family setting.
  • Clearly explain a rational approach to minimalism to clients.

About Joshua Becker

Based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, Joshua Becker is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers each month on his blog, Becoming Minimalist. He is the author of several books on the topic including The More of Less, Simplify, and Clutterfree with Kids. His work has appeared in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Forbes. Joshua is also the Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans.

Contact Joshua

www.becomingminimalist.com
becomingminimalist@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy

In case this presentation needs to be cancelled, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website and will send out an email to registered participants.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Jul
10
Mon
2017
Virtual Meeting (members only) — Elizabeth Dodson presents “The Value of Digital Home Management and How It Can Help your Business” @ Online presentation only
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

NAPO-New England Members: Get your registration link and code on the members side of the website.
Visitors: This meeting is open to members only.

The Value of Digital Home Management and How It Can Help your Business

Homeowners often struggle with managing the details about their home because they are generally disorganized or do not have a central system to track the data. Help homeowners understand how to track digital home management from tracking their household belongings and understanding their value via a home inventory, managing maintenance tasks and the annual cost of these tasks and understanding the steps to proper home improvement project management. Learn how this service can add value to your business.

Topics include

  • Learn how to help clients digitally organized one of their largest assets, their home.
  • Help your clients understand and document what they own to help them provide visibility and knowledge about their possessions (help them create a home inventory).
  • Help clients manage paper associated with the home by managing it in one central location.
  • Learn how this type of technology or service can help grow your business.

Elizabeth’s presentation will…

  • Help you understand what digital home management is about and what it encompasses.
  • Help you understand how to add digital home management as a service to their existing businesses if they need new solutions or services
  • Help you get ahead of the curve with new technologies and service opportunities that they can provide their clients

About Elizabeth Dodson

Elizabeth Dodson is the co-founder of HomeZada, a cloud-based home improvement and organizational software tool. HomeZada strives to educate and provide resources for homeowners in all areas of home management, including home improvement projects, maintenance, inventory, property information, and property value, Beth has a wide array of skills in sales, marketing and partner management based on her experiences with start-up, growth and corporate companies.

Contact Elizabeth

www.homezada.come
dodson@homezada.com

Cancellation Policy

In case this presentation this presentation needs to be cancelled, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website and will send out an email to registered participants.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Feb
12
Mon
2018
Virtual Meeting — Lisa Montanaro presents ‘Crazy Busy’ is not a Badge of Honor: Effective Time Management for Professional Organizers and their Clients @ Online presentation only
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

NAPO-New England Members: Get your promo code on the members side of the website under Member Info and return to this page to register. Registration will close on February 6th.
Visitors: Cost to attend is $25  . This meeting is open to members at no charge.

‘Crazy Busy’ is not a Badge of Honor: Effective Time Management for Professional Organizers and their Clients

Lisa Montanaro, Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker and Author will show how to help stop the glorification of busy and start getting things done.

Topics include time management systems, prioritization, saying no, project and task management, overcoming perfectionism and procrastination, and creating meta decisions. Be prepared for mindset shifts and behavioral changes, and working on tools during the session. Improve your own skills as you juggle running a business while living a full life, and pass what you learn onto your clients!

Lisa’s presentation will help you…

1) Determine how your relationship with time plays into your time management skills and how to shift your mindset to improve those skills.
2) Review various well known time management systems and processes to familiarize yourself with best practices in the field of time management, and discover which are a good match for you, your personality, your business, and lifestyle.
3) Conduct a self assessment and create custom systems that you can use to be more productive using tangible tools like an Ideal Time Map, a Task and Project Management System, and more.
4) Discover how to overcome psychological time management blocks and habits like multi-tasking, procrastination, perfectionism, and not being able to say no.
5) Gain confidence to offer time management services to your clients, while improving your own time management strategies in the process.

So many organizers are moving into productivity, but lack the solid knowledge and content to feel comfortable adding time management on as a service. The public is still very much asking for time management principles and training. Organizers and productivity consultants will experience a boost in their confidence in talking about, learning about, and passing on these time management principles and skills to their clients. Many organizers struggle with their own time management as they try to juggle running their business with their full personal lives. Therefore, professional organizers will learn a popular new skill to add onto their services, while improving their own time management in the process. This session will be CEU eligible.

About Lisa Montanaro

Lisa Montanaro is a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, author, and coach specializing in work-life issues, including branding, business success, productivity and time management. Clients include law firms, universities, government agencies, professional associations, corporations, as well as individuals. Lisa is the author of The Ultimate Life Organizer and DECIDE to be Organized: An Empowering Process for Change. Her work has been featured in numerous online and offline publications, and she has been interviewed on television and radio.

Lisa earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Speech and Political Science from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor Degree, magna cum laude, from Pace University School of Law. Her psychology background combined with savvy business experience gives Lisa unique insight into the lives of entrepreneurs and working professionals. To find out more about Lisa’s speaking, coaching and consulting programs, as well as her books and multi-media products, visit www.LisaMontanaro.com.

Contact Lisa

www.LisaMontanaro.com
lisa@LisaMontanaro.com
530-302-5306

Cancellation Policy

In case this presentation needs to be cancelled, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website and will send out an email to registered participants.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —