Hi. I'm Stacy Walker, CPOŽ, Professional Organizer and owner of Gettin' Around to It Professional Organizing. Since you're here to find out who I am, I'll try to oblige!
In 2003 I decided to pursue a career in a field that I truly love and have a passion fororganizing! At the time, there wasn't much in the way of training available, so I did the existing courses then went to work, drawing on my own life experiences and learning from each organizing project.
So much has changed since then. The Organizing profession is evolving, and there are quite a few certifications available. As I work and learn, I've come to realize that my real love is working with people who have chronic disorganization issues. So I've tried to study as widely as I can, to put the best and newest tools in my toolkit.
My current qualifications include:
POC - Professional Organizers in Canada, Silver Leaf Member (5+ years experience)
TPO - Trained Professional Organizer, 2007 inaugural group, Treasurer of the Edmonton Chapter
BCPO - Board of Certification for Professional Organizers, Certified Professional Organizer®, 2008 (and currently the only one in Alberta!)
ICD - Institute for Challenging Disorganization, subscriber since 2007, with the following certificates:
Level I Specialist Certificate in Chronic Disorganization
Ten Certificates of Study in:
Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding, ADD/ADHD, Physically Challenged,
Elderly, Learning Styles, Students, Mental Health Challenges,
Life Transitions, Client Administration
And the future? As I continue to work full time, I'll also study further. Clients with chronic disorganization challenges deserve the best that I can give themand I truly believe that to give clients the best, my training should never stop. No matter how many certifications I achieve, my bottom line will always be the same as it was when I started out as an organizer: to provide real value for every client.
You see, 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 mewhat 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