About Gettin' Around to It
Hi. I'm Stacy Walker, CPOŽ, Professional Organizer and owner of Gettin' Around to It Professional Organizing. If you're looking into hiring a PO, you need to know that person, so here is me:
In 2003 I decided to pursue a career in a field that I truly love and have a passion for-organizing! It was a mid-life career change for me and at the time, there wasn't much available in the way of training. I went to work, drawing on my own life experiences and learning from each organizing project.
So much has changed since then! The Organizing field is evolving and growing! As I work and learn, I've come to realize that my passion is working with people who struggle with chronic disorganization, extreme clutter, hoarding, excessive acquiring, and squalor. I've studied widely but with a strong focus on the most current research, strategies and techniques for working with people who have mental health challenges associated with their possessions.
My current qualifications include:
POC - Professional Organizers in Canada, Gold Leaf member (10+ years experience) and Trained Professional Organizer (TPO) distinction.
BCPO - Board of Certification for Professional Organizers, Certified Professional OrganizerŽ, 2008 (re-certify every 3 years)
ICD - Institute for Challenging Disorganization, subscriber since 2007, with the following certificates:
Level I Specialist Certificate in Chronic Disorganization
Level II Hoarding Specialist
Residental & Soho Organizing Specialist
And a further ten certificates of study:
Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding, ADD/ADHD, Physically Challenged, Elderly, Learning Styles, Students, Mental Health Challenges,
Life Transitions, Client Administration
If your needs involve residential and/or SOHO organizing, I can help with:
- extreme clutter and hoarding behaviours
clutter that can be attributed to depression and other mental health conditions
I can also help with organizing projects, seasonal or special circumstance organizing challenges.
It has been almost 2 decades of working with people who have organizing struggles of all kinds and all levels. Over 400 unique clients and almost 15,000 hours of on-site working experience!
Every organizing job is a unique challenge, and every person I work with is unique. An organizing solution can't just fit the problem. It also has to fit the person. My goal is always to find the most practical, user-friendly solutions that will work for the specific person and the specific situation. It doesn't matter what worked for the last person, or what works for me-what will work for YOU?
Clients say that I'm pretty approachable and easy to work with. I believe in bringing energy and enthusiasm to every project. I'm never judgmental. I respect you and your "stuff"! Most important, I've got realistic expectations, and I try to make sure that you keep your expectations realistic too. (BTW, in case it's important to you, I'm fully insured.)
Last, but not least, I believe that the Organizer-client fit is very important. That's why I encourage prospective clients to interview other Organizers and find the right person for them. It's critical that new clients feel comfortable in our relationship. If I think I'm not the best fit for a prospective client, I'm not shy about recommending another Organizer who I think is a better fit. Client satisfaction is what counts.
But enough about me. Give me a call, and let's talk about YOU!
Stacy Walker, CPOŽ
Gettin' Around to It
P.S. If you'd like to see some short video clips of me giving organizing tips, please click here to go to the Speaking & Mentoring page.