We are pleased to announce that the chapter has invited Kathy Vines to speak about virtual organizing in an hour-long, members-only session via Zoom virtual meeting. Kathy was featured on NAPO Stand Out podcast #55, which we invite registrants to additionally listen to for more information about this topic. Please see below for more information about Kathy Vines and this session.
Virtual Organizing: Sharing Lessons from Behind the Screen
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Virtual Meeting Info
Zoom will allow participants to interact with each other via audio and video on their computer, tablet, or smartphone app in a real virtual meeting (optional alternative audio available by telephone) where we will be able to see and listen to each other in real dialog.
Speaker: Kathy Vines
Kathy Vines is a Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Professional Coach (CTACC), and the owner of Clever Girl Organizing, based in Melrose, MA. Kathy has been helping clients in person and through her Virtual Organizing business since 2013 to untangle their relationship to stuff and create the systems they need. She is the author of Clever Girls’ Guide to Living with Less: BreakFree from Your Stuff, Even When Your Head and Heart Get in the Way. Kathy speaks about organizing and productivity often, and has been featured regularly in The Boston Globe, Better Homes and Gardens “Secrets of Getting Organized”, “Real Simple Organize Your Home”, and appeared on “Inside Edition”.
Hailing from Melrose, MA, Certified Professional Organizer® and longtime Virtual Organizer Kathy Vines of Clever Girl Organizing® will share her lessons learned and best practices from offering Virtual Organizing to clients across the globe. From “how do I even get clients?” to “so, now that I have a client, what do I do?”, we’ll walk through all sorts of considerations that you can think through to determine if Virtual Organizing is right for YOU and YOUR business. Spoiler alert: Some people walk away realizing they never considered this before but can now totally do this, and some people walk away understanding that it turns out, Virtual Organizing is just not for them! Clarity is Kathy’s goal, and this session will help you get there!
New members and veteran organizers will gain insight into the characteristics that make for an ideal virtual client and the specific skills that organizers must have in order to add virtual services to their portfolio.
This session will cover:
1) Organizer “fit”: Is this the right model for YOU as an organizer?
2) Client Acquisition & intake: where and how are you getting customers and ensuring they’re a good fit for this model?
3) Session methodology: from prep work to homework, how to structure the sessions
4) Back Office and Infrastructure: what do you need to have in place to make this service offering work for you?
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of bad weather, we will only cancel if power is out for necessary meeting managers, in which case, meeting registrants will be emailed.