Your home feels cluttered and disorganized.
You’ve tried and tried to make it better, without achieving your goals.
You will make more progress by putting YOURSELF at the center of your story and I’m here to help!
You have 3 options.
Choose 1, or 2, or all 3.
Personal support, virtually (option 1)
• 1-hour sessions on Zoom ($85 USD)
• Years of training and experience in YOUR corner
• We’ll work with YOUR goals and YOUR priorities
• Non-judgemental analysis of the challenges
• Identify existing opportunities
• Develop specific tasks to move you forward
• Support between sessions via text and email
• 30-min maintenance/accountability sessions
Online courses, at your pace (option 2)
• Expanding library of courses, paid or free
• Packed with years of training and experience
• Content available 24/7
• Designed to build confidence and competence
• Concepts, strategies, examples and exercises
• Develop INSIGHTS about you and your stuff
• Develop SKILLS to better manage your home
• Support community and weekly Zoom group
“Learn with Alison in your inbox” (option 3)
• Sign up for my mailing list and receive your complimentary organizing tool, LEGIT CATEGORY SMARTS!
• Occasional emails sent out including a few video highlights, encouragement for your own projects, and updates to the courses
(If this does not automatically arrive in your inbox, please let me know!)
You are the expert in your life • All the decisions are yours.
I bring my experience, education and energy to the partnership, working with you toward YOUR goals.
12 years ago, I was struggling with my own stuff.
Buying too much, bringing too much home, lacking the skills to make decisions to let things go. It was crowded, it was cluttered…
and I did NOT want people dropping by!
I have always had talent and ability for organizing, but there is so much more involved in managing our belongings than organizing!
There were a number of other skills I needed to develop to better manage my home and be comfortable.
I had a very successful 20-year career in catering, and wanted a change. In 2010, my best friend recommended I go into organizing. I spent the first 5 years studying, developing my business, working with clients, and most importantly, working on my own life.
Today our home is entirely different.
I’ve learned to live intentionally. I no longer shop as a hobby.
I have worked hard to create space in our home, and I protect it.
What I bring to your team…
Since 2010, I’ve been studying everything related to how we manage our belongings: ideas about what we need, acquisition, ownership, organization, lifestyle, habits, decision-making, emotional attachment, and letting go.
Throughout these years, I worked with clients who came to me with a variety of challenges, but they all had one thing in common: They felt stuck.
Through my formal professional education and certification in chronic disorganization, I’ve developed a powerful skillset and a practical toolkit.
I’ve used the pause during the pandemic to add additional layers to my skills:
Coaching and Virtual Organizing.
My starting point is my belief that each of us is unique and the best strategies will be personalized. YOU are the expert in your life. I am an expert in decluttering and organizing, and together we can make a productive team!
My place in the organizing industry…
VOLUNTEERING • The first thing I did in 2010 was to join the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC), and soon after, I joined the Institute for Challenging Disorganization®(ICD®) to access the depth and breadth of knowledge available there. I’ve been an engaged volunteer in our industry since 2010, and here are some highlights: 2020-2021 ICD® Past-President • 2018-2020 ICD® President • 2016-2017 POC Ethics Chair • 2011-2012 POC Director of Education
CREDENTIALS • Coming myself from a background of chronic disorganization, I have always been keenly motivated to learn best practices in our industry. I am the first Certified Professional Organizer in Quebec, and one of only a handful in Canada. Some highlights of my credentials: ICD® Master Trainer (2018) • ICD® Communication Mentor (2016) • Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (2015) • Certified Professional Organizer (2016) • Certified Virtual Professional Organizer™ (2020)
PRESENTING • I’ve been speaking publicly about decluttering and organizing since 2015. Professional education has made a huge contribution to my own career, and I welcome opportunities to share my own learning and thinking with others. Here are some highlights: In person : JALO, Tokyo, Dec 2019 • POC, Toronto, Nov 2019 • NAPO, Texas, Apr 2019 • APDO, UK, Mar 2019 • POC, various Chapter events over the years. Online: FFPO, Feb 2021 • ICD and POC, numerous presentations over the years • APDO, Dec 2019 •
CONTINUING EDUCATION • Graduated from the Concordia University Personal and Professional Coach Certification program in 2021 • Ongoing engagement to earn continuing education units since 2010, both to support my clients, and to maintain my dual certifications.
TRAINING NEW ORGANIZERS IN FRENCH • Ministère de l’education du Québec • Developed and continue teaching 9 hrs. of professional training for organizers (in French).
WORKSHOPS FOR THE PUBLIC • Developed and taught an 18-hour workshop on decluttering and organizing.