Upcoming Chapter 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).



Day/Time - First Tuesday of each month 
6:15pm - 8:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

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


We're hosting our chapter meetings via Zoom to provide increased accessibility and networking. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. 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. 


Guest Fee

Participation in Seattle Area chapter meetings is free if you're a Seattle Area chapter member, and $26 for guests. If you'd like to join a meeting as a guest please register by clicking on the grey Register button above.

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@seattnapo.com). 


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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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