Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 02, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Woods Cafe, Hotel 116, 625 116th Avenue, Bellevue, WA 98004


    Eastside Coffee Chat


    Friday December 2, 2022

    10:00AM


    Woods Cafe,

    Hotel 116

    625 116th Avenue

    Bellevue, WA  98004


    As we focus on relationship-building this year, and continue to have our chapter meetings on Zoom, we're eager to offer our members opportunities to connect in person. We think having "neighborhood groups" that can meet occasionally for coffee could be a great way to build community and share local info.


    Hosted by Liina Oksanen 

    NAPO NATIONAL MEMBERS ONLY, PLEASE: Business Partners also welcome!

    • Monday, December 05, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Cutters Point Coffee, 5500 Olympic Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335


    Southside Coffee Chat


    Monday December 5, 2022

    9:00AM


    Cutters Point Flagship Store

    5500 Olympic Drive, A101

    Gig Harbor, WA 98335



    As we focus on relationship-building this year, and continue to have our chapter meetings on Zoom, we're eager to offer our members opportunities to connect in person. We think having "neighborhood groups" that can meet occasionally for coffee could be a great way to build community and share local info.



    Hosted by Lisa VanDoorne, Northwest Home Coach


    NAPO NATIONAL MEMBERS ONLY, PLEASE: Business Partners also welcome!




    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks SODO, 2401 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134


    Seattle Coffee Chat


    Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    10:00AM


    Starbucks SODO

    2401 Utah Avenue South

    Seattle, WA  98134



    As we focus on relationship-building this year, and continue to have our chapter meetings on Zoom, we're eager to offer our members opportunities to connect in person. We think having "neighborhood groups" that can meet occasionally for coffee could be a great way to build community and share local info.



    Hosted by Beth Award, Beth Award.com


    NAPO NATIONAL MEMBERS ONLY, PLEASE: Business Partners also welcome!


    • Friday, December 09, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Edmonds Caffe Ladro, 8403 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98026


    Northside Coffee Chat

    Friday, December 9, 2022

    8:30AM


    Edmonds Caffe Ladro

    8403 Main Street

    Edmonds, WA 98026


    As we focus on relationship-building this year, and continue to have our chapter meetings on Zoom, we're eager to offer our members opportunities to connect in person. We think having "neighborhood groups" that can meet occasionally for coffee could be a great way to build community and share local info.


    Hosted by Annie Pontrelli, Bella Vita Home Organizing


    NAPO NATIONAL MEMBERS ONLY, PLEASE: Business Partners also welcome!

    • Tuesday, January 03, 2023
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • virtual by Zoom
    • 50
    Register

    Ask the Specialists

    Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 6:15PM - 8:00PM

         
         


    Todd Allan, Structured Space LLC - digital organizing

    Linda Deppa, Uncluttered Professional Organizing - photo organizing

    Kimberly Mlinar, Tidy Spruce - KonMari Method

    Ellen Sklanka, Renewal Organizing - senior organizing

    Valeria Green, Pivot Organizing - Moderator (tiny spaces)


    Todd Allan, founder of Structured Space LLC, has been an organizer for almost eight years. He started primarily working on residential projects but recognized his love for technology and staying on top of digital clutter. Being Google Cloud-Certified in Google Workspace and an Evernote Certified Consultant, Todd now works with individuals and small businesses on organizing digital information, helping clients roll out Google Workspace, and creating information workflows with Evernote. Todd's career has spanned several industries and from food production to sales and marketing roles. He's worked on platforms from Microsoft Small Business Server, Microsoft Office, the Apple ecosystem and all things Google. Todd is driven by helping clients overcome digital clutter and learn innovative ways to communicate and collaborate more effectively.


    Linda Deppa is a Certified Professional Organizer with NAPO and a Certified Photo Organizer with The Photo Managers. As a founding member of Uncluttered, a professional organizing company based in the Seattle area, Linda has been an organizer for over 23 years. She and her team use a personal, hands-on approach to help individuals and small businesses bring order and calm to their home and work environments. Linda's love of photography, passion for the stories they tell, and finding thousands of photos in clients' homes that deserve to tell their story, led her to The Photo Managers and starting that side of her business in 2016.


    Kimberly Mlinar is a home organizer and Certified KonMari ConsultantR, a Washington State resident, with an undergrad degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from the Indian School of Business. She's worked for several years in tech, managing strategic partnerships with major search engines, including Google and Bing. Home organizing is her passion, and she has been pursuing that passion for the last three+ years.

    Ellen Sklanka has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, and more than 20 years experience leading others in being their best selves in their workplace. In her shift to Professional Organizing in 2020, Ellen began serving students of all ages, helping them to create personalized systems for success.

    Valerie Green owns Pivot Organizing in Seattle, WA, where she offers home organizing, (specialties include small spaces, creative work, and reuse), productivity coaching, downsizing, and move services. She loves helping people set up structures and systems that help them stay organized long-term. Outside of work, Valerie enjoys fitness, vegetarian cooking, spending time with her three rescue dogs and husband, and dressing up her topiary llama for the holidays.

    Meeting Format

    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests, We're hosting our chapter meetings via Zoom to provide increased accessibility and networking. You can find more information on how to use Zoom hereParticipation in Seattle Area chapter meetings is free if you're a Seattle Area chapter member. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link. The fee for non-Chapter guests is $26.  REGISTER HERE


    Meeting Format

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Introductions & Chapter Announcements

    6:30PM - 6:55PM Breakout Rooms and Discussion
    6:55PM - 7:55PM Speaker Presentation including Q&A

    7:55PM - 8:00PM Wrap Up


    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. All meetings begin on time with the intention of ending on time, and we abide by the NAPO's  Anti-Trust Compliance Policy  during all chapter events.


    We are proud to offer a tremendous depth and breadth of educational offerings for our guests and members. Please click HERE for a list of previous topics.

    To discuss the possibility of being a speaker at a Seattle Area Chapter meeting, please contact our Professional Development Director (info@seattlenapo.com).


    • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual By Zoom
    Register

    Student Life Organizing - CEU-eligible


    Ellen Sklanka, Renewal Organizing

    Student life is a completely different story than it was even ten short years ago. Academic expectations, technological advances, and social media exposure have all added pressures to school-age children and teens, and we are seeing the impact on their mental health, school success, and social relationships. Add in the fact that their brains aren't yet fully developed, and you can understand how overwhelm can make a tough situation even worse.

    We will discuss strategies to assess a student's organizational needs, pack their "Organization Toolbox" and boost their confidence in managing their busy lives.


    This presentation will let attendees discover:


    • Tips for identifying student needs.
    • How to guide students to organize their thoughts, assignments, and materials so that their brains can be open to learning.
    • That learning style, neurodiversity, and personality can all be a part of the puzzle, and that each student's individual needs will drive this process.


    Ellen Sklanka is the Founder of Renewal Organizing, and has enjoyed sharing her passion for helping people through her business since 2020, serving students of all ages, helping them to create personalized systems for success. With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, and more than  20 years of experience leading others in being their best selves in their workplace, she loves learning what makes people "tick." Connection and collaboration are the foundation of all her work, and she is excited to explore Student Organizing with you!



    Break-Out Room Questions:

    • Reflect on your academic years. What pressures did you face? What do you know about yourself now that could have helped you then?
    • Think of students in your life now. What do you notice about their relationship to academics, family and social experiences?


    Meeting Format


    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests, We're hosting our chapter meetings via Zoom to provide increased accessibility and networking. You can find more information on how to use Zoom hereParticipation in Seattle Area chapter meetings is free if you're a Seattle Area chapter member. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link. The fee for non-Chapter guests is $26.  REGISTER HERE


    Meeting Format

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Introductions & Chapter Announcements

    6:30PM - 6:55PM Breakout Rooms and Discussion
    6:55PM - 7:55PM Speaker Presentation including Q&A

    7:55PM - 8:00PM Wrap Up


    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. All meetings begin on time with the intention of ending on time, and we abide by the NAPO's  Anti-Trust Compliance Policy  during all chapter events.


    We are proud to offer a tremendous depth and breadth of educational offerings for our guests and members. Please click HERE for a list of previous topics.

    To discuss the possibility of being a speaker at a Seattle Area Chapter meeting, please contact our Professional Development Director (info@seattlenapo.com).



    • Tuesday, March 07, 2023
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register

    How I Used Minimalism to Rightsize my Life - CEU-eligible

    Aimee Olson, Life Done Simply


    Tuesday March 7, 2023 6:15PM - 8:00PM

    "How might my life be better with less?" That was the question that turned Aimee's life right-side up in 2014. Despite being successful and organized, Aimee found herself drained, overwhelmed and trapped in an unfulfilling career. Realizing she was sacrificing her happiness to meet societal expectations, she shifted and began exploring Minimalism. Through this journey, she found the courage to leave her career, realign her lifestyle with her values, ad find true contentment.

    Aimee will share her journey, what it is like to transition away from the typical American life into tiny living, and how she maintains an identity that isn't measured by Minimalism. She will also highlight the challenges of practicing Minimalism as a business owner in a consumer- and hustle-driven culture.


    You will walk away and be inspired to:

    • Begin a practice of living intentionally
    • Utiliize three key minimalism strategies when encountering stuff, ideas, and expectations
    • Create a life that is uniquely yours


    Aimee Olson is a Minimalist, tiny home dweller and founder of Life Done Simply. Her coaching business focuses on productivity and time management strategies, intentional living, and mindfulness practices. She is a Past President of NAPO Minnesota and a volunteer in the NAPO Next-to-Lead, Chapter Relations, and Ambassador Committees. Aimee holds NAPO Specialist Certificates in Workplace Productivity, Brain-Based Conditions, and Residential Organizing. In 2018, Aimee ditched her "sticks 'n bricks" and set off to work and live on the road in an 180-square-foot RV with her partner and their golden retriever. They have traveled over 22,000 miles and have no plans on stopping anytime soon.

    Break-out Room Questions:

    • When you hear the term "Minimalism," what comes to mind?
    • Can you identify one thing in your personal life or business that is out-of-alignment with your values?
    • Have you ever found yourself working towards a goal because of societal pressure?


    Meeting Format

    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests, We're hosting our chapter meetings via Zoom to provide increased accessibility and networking. You can find more information on how to use Zoom hereParticipation in Seattle Area chapter meetings is free if you're a Seattle Area chapter member. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link. The fee for non-Chapter guests is $26.  REGISTER HERE


    Meeting Format

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Introductions & Chapter Announcements

    6:30PM - 6:55PM Breakout Rooms and Discussion
    6:55PM - 7:55PM Speaker Presentation including Q&A

    7:55PM - 8:00PM Wrap Up


    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. All meetings begin on time with the intention of ending on time, and we abide by the NAPO's  Anti-Trust Compliance Policy  during all chapter events.


    We are proud to offer a tremendous depth and breadth of educational offerings for our guests and members. Please click HERE for a list of previous topics.

    To discuss the possibility of being a speaker at a Seattle Area Chapter meeting, please contact our Professional Development Director (info@seattlenapo.com).



Past events

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 Do I Need This? Kate Schermerhorn
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 The Transtheoretical Model of Change
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 Shopping Addiction
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 Organizing War Stories: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 Media is Your Best Friend: How to Use LinkedIn, Instagram, Podcasting and TikTok Effectively
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Are You Prepared? Safety for the Professional Organizer and Client
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Waste Management Cascade Recycling Center Virtual Tour
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Coaching and More
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 Calm Your Email Inbox (open to public, Free admission)
Tuesday, November 02, 2021 Strategies for Brain-Based Challenges
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 Productive Communication -- Empower Your Clients to Grow through Your Language
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 Get Food on the Table without Making Such a Mess: In the Kitchen and on the Planet
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Managing Difficult Clients with Clear Boundaries - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Spinach in Your Client's Teeth and Other Etiquette Dilemmas
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 End of Life Preparedness: Is That Even a Thing? Lashanna Williams - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Rightsizing for Success - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 How to Move Accurately Within Real Time - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 Creating Comfort: House Whispering for Ourselves & Our Clients - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Holiday Party - Members Only
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 How Much is Enough? Understanding and Treating Compulsive $hopping and $pending - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Thriving in a Pandemic - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Pricing in a Pandemic
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Video + Mobile Efficiency for Professionals On-the-Go
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Does Not Meet in July
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Conducting Initial Assessments - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Virtual Organizing - Thinking of Becoming a Virtual Organizer?
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Eco-Organizing
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing
Friday, February 14, 2020 GO Month Application Deadline 2020
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter - ADD/ADHD Update
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 January 7, 2020 Ask the Experts!
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Does not Meet in December
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 October1, 2019 Streamline Your Marketing: Easy Ways to Leverage Your Marketing Time
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 September 3, 2019 Feng Shui with Energy
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 August 6, 2019 Employee vs. Subcontractor: What to Consider
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 NAPO SEATTLE AREA CHAPTER DOES NOT MEET IN JULY
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Getting to Know You - CLOSED: FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Client Assessment and Intake Interviews - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Joseph Shaub, MA, JD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Jordan Malloch, Sales for Professional Organizers
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Marilyn Paul, Ph.D. "An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life" - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Unburying the Truth About Hoarding (Digging Deeper) - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Annual Holiday Party & These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things - Members Only
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Virtual Organizing with Ellia Harris, The Potential Center - CEU Eligible
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 DISC Personality/Behavior Profile Training with Bruce Leamon
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Conquering Information with Evernote
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Unburying the Truth About Hoarding
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Client Retention
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Connecting with Your Clients Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Michael Bruce Image Consulting
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Denise Allan & Katie Unterreiner: Motivating a Child with ADHD
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Lauren Burgon: Protecting Your Business Assets
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Molly Bullard: Photo Organizing
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Dr. Tornatore: Stress Reducing Strategies for Your Organizing Clients
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Organizer's Resource Fair
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Large Scale Organizing Projects
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Financial Organizing with Kate Duxler
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Jessica Butts: Live Your Life From the Front Seat
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Safety with Todd Goldberg
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Sticky Situations for Professional Organizers


If you are interested in presenting at a NAPO Seattle Area Chapter meeting, please contact our
Director of Professional Development (ProfessionalDevelopment@SeattleNAPO.com).


To get alerts about upcoming meetings, please click here.

2016

10/4/2016 Making Marketing More Comfortable, Beth Buelow, PCC, The Introverted Entrepreneur

4/05/2016 Ask the Organizer Panel: Todd Allan, Structured Space LLC, moderator, Terina Bainter, Clutter Cutters, Alan Regala, ShelfGenie, Denise Allan, CPO, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts, Debbie Rosemont, Simply Placed

3/01/2016 Online Marketing and Conversion, Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing

2/2/2016 Practical Strategies for Professional Organizers: Helping Clients with Procrastination - CEU-eligible, Julie Moberly, Artful Living

1/5/2016 We All "Sell;" do you know the psychology of how people "Buy"?, Melanie Warren, S.O.S. by Melanie


2015

11/3/2015 Organizers' Favorite Things and Holiday Social - Members Only

9/1/2015 ADHD: Recognizing Symptoms, Tools for Referral - CEU-eligible, Denise Allan, Simplify Experts, Meg McDonald, ADD Resources.org, Jill Murphy, ADD Resources.org

8/4/2015 Preparedness, Kelly Kaspar, HT2 Consulting

6/2/15 Recognizing and Respecting the Lines: Distinguishing Organizing, Coaching and Psychotherapy, Denslow Brown, Organizer Coach

4/7/15 Small Steps to Purposeful Time Management, Denise Allan, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts

3/3/15 How to Dispose of Things Responsibly Panel
1/6/15 Records Management for Home and Office, Rene Hayes, The Busy Bookkeeper

2014
11/4/14 Organizers' Favorite Tools, Apps and Ideas
10/7/14 Relationships that Sell and Procrastination, Stephanie Owens, Pleasaholics
9/2/14 Building Resiliency for the Long Haul Risk, Lauren Glickman, Foray Consulting
8/5/14 Eliminate Risk and Gain Rewards Using Technology: A Look Inside How Savvy Successful Small Businesses Operate, Laura Leist, Eliminate Chaos
6/3/14 The NLP Name Game: Increasing Your Social Capital, Lindagail Campbell, NLP Pacific
5/6/14 Hoarding Disorder FAQs, Jennifer Sampson, The Hoarding Project
4/1/14 Understanding Chronic Disorganization, Denise Allan, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts
3/4/14 Electronic Organization, Debbie Rosemont, Simply Placed
2/4/14 Salesmanship, Darryl Russell, The Russell Group, LLC
1/17/14 The Professional Organizer as an Agent for Change, Kris Prochaska, KrisProchaska.com

2013
11/5/13 Key Techniques for Comfortable Networking, Arden Clise, Clise Etiquette
10/1/13 Dress Your Best, Mayna Sgaramella, Closet Fly
9/3/13 Ethical Pitfalls for Professional Organizers (webinar format), Debbie Stanley
8/6/13 Learn the Top Secrets to Launching Powerful Workshops and Webinars and the Five Biggest Mistakes to Avoid" (webinar format). Jean M. DiGiovanna, Workshop University
5/7/13 Lone Worker Safety Training, Larry Kaminer, The Personal Safety Training Group
4/2/13 Working with the Media, Marc Stiles, Puget Sound Business Journal; Rochelle Alhadeff and Pam Gray, Chat with Women
3/5/13 "Ask an Organizer" Panel
2/5/13 The Myers-Briggs assessment process, Jessica Butts, Jessica Butts Counseling

2012
11/8/12 Seattle NAPO Bowling Social
10/2/12 YouTube Video Production, Synthiea Kaldi, Thumbprint Corporation
9/4/12 Leading Through your Toughest Challenges, David Koop, The Someday Group
8/7/12 Top Tech Tools for Professional Organizers, Brandie Kajino
3/6/12 Organizing your money from start to success, Wendy Gillihan, Gryffin Solutions
2/7/12 Creating your Perfect Sewing Space, Lois Hallock, Clearview Designs
1/3/12 Trash & Treasures: What goes in the Garbage & What Someone Else can Use!
Panel members: Tom Watson, EcoConsumer for the Seattle Times and Project Manager, King County Recycling and Environmental Services; Charles Brennick, InterConnection; Allie Kerr, Donate Seattle

2011
11/1/11 Discover the Power of Twitter to get Business and Referrals, Elizabeth Tackett, Tackett Internet Marketing
9/6/11 Coping with ADHD, Dr. David Pomeroy, ADD Center of Bellevue
8/2/11 When a Client pushes your Boundaries, Jim Sorenson
6/7/11  Secrets of Self-Starters, Dr. Julie Miller
5/3/11  The upside of a downturn, Sunny Kobe Cook
2/1/11  Get to the point for women in business who mean business, Vanna Novak, Speak to Persuade
1/4/11  Informania and Technohoarding, Judith Kolberg, FileHeads Professional Organizers
10/5/10 Screaming Flea Productions and A&E Hoarders, Alice Ikeda and Allison Josephy

2010
9/2/10  Enhance your work with visuals, Anne M. Jess, The Doodle Biz
6/7/10  Social Media to improve your business and help others, Deborah Drake, Authentic Writing Provokes
5/4/10 ADD/ADHD, Dr. David Pomeroy, ADD Center of Bellevue

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Rights Reserved 2016

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations, and contributions are tax-deductible.  Your contribution will support education and community outreach programs. 

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.


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