Alison Lush, ICD® Master Trainer, CPO-CD®, CVOP™, PPCC, CPO®


ICD® Exemplary Leadership Award (2023)

ICD® Judith Kolberg Award (2022) as a member of the ICD International Committee

POC Harold Taylor Award (2017) for “significant contribution to the professional organizing industry”

Education • Certifications • Affiliations

Certified Personal and Professional Coach (Concordia University – PPCC) 2021

Certified Virtual Organizing Professional (CVOP™) 2020

ICD® Master Trainer 2018

ICD® Communication Mentor 2016

Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) 2016

ICD® Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®) 2015

Member of National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) since 2016

Member of Professional Organizers in Canada since April 2010

Subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization® since 2010

Ongoing engagement to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), both to support my clients and to maintain my certifications.


ICD® Past President

ICD® President (2018-2020)

ICD® Nominating Committee (2021-2024)

ICD® Secretary (2017-2018)

ICD® Volunteer Coordinator (2015-2017)

ICD® Class Development Committee Member (2013-2015, 2020-2023)

POC Zoom Room Coordinator (2022-2024)

POC Awards Committee (2023)

POC Ethics Chair (2016-2017)

POC Website Redesign Task Force – Translation to French (2015-2017)

POC Director of Education (2011-2012)

POC Education Committee Member (2010-2011)

Presenter Events

Struggle Care Podcast 47 (KC Davis): Best of Gentle Organizing with Alison Lush

Institute for Challenging Disorganization® (ICD®) – multiple presentations from 2015-2023- online

Struggle Care Podcast 34 (KC Davis): The Problem with Professional Organizing with Professional Organizer Alison Lush

Declutter Hub 2-part Masterclass: What is chronic disorganization (CD) and Effective strategies when there is CD

L’Associazione Professional Organizers Italia (APOI) – May 2021 – online

Fédération Francophone des Professionnels en Organisation Annual Conference (FFPO – Europe) – Feb 2021 – online

Organize Me! Radio with Naeemah Ford Goldson podcast 24 – Can chronically Disorganized People Benefit from Virtual Organizing Sessions? – Jan 2021

Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO – UK) – Dec 2019 – online

Japan Association of Life Organisers Annual Conference (JALO) – Dec 2019 – Tokyo

Professional Organizers in Canada Annual Conference (POC) – Nov 2019 – Toronto

National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Annual Conference (NAPO) – Apr 2019 – Fort Worth Texas

APDO Annual Conference – Mar 2019 – London

POC Chapters (Montreal, Toronto, Halton-Peel, Cyber Chapter) – multiple presentations

Training professional organizers and the public

Developed and continues to teach 9 hours of training in French  – Program for professional organizers run by the Ministère de l’education du Québec

Developed and taught 18-hour workshop on decluttering and organizing for the public