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Quarterly New Member Virtual Meetup
Hosted by Golden Circle Member Ginger Willis, Element of Fun Organizing
Chat with an expert organizer, get your burning questions answered, meet fellow members, and share frustrations and celebrations!
7 - 7:30 pm: Chapter Announcements
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Presentation
8:30 - 9 pm: Q&A & Closing Announcements
Have you ever arrived at a consultation or started working with a client and wondered if you were in over your head? Learn how working with a chronically disorganized client differs from an “ordinary” short-term client. We will talk about how hoarding behavior, ADHD or health issues and conditions can lead to being chronically disorganized. Organizing a chronically disorganized client can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.
Mindy Fairbanks is a Certified Professional Organizer in chronic disorganization through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and she holds specialist certificates in ADHD and Hoarding along with seven Level I Certificates of Study. Fairbanks also is a Golden Circle member of NAPO. Fairbanks has been a speaker and panelist on topics about productivity in the workplace, organizing for your lifestyle and organizing strategies for adults with ADHD.
Because of her expertise with hoarding, Fairbanks worked with the Lifetime TV show Hoarders: Family Secrets and participated in four episodes during Season 7.
Prior to founding Fairbanks Solutions in 2011, Fairbanks worked in the corporate world for 10 years. For 21 years, she volunteered and was a trainer for the Look Good Feel Better program. She currently spends her volunteer time working with the Justice for Sierah nonprofit.
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.
The Silver Spring Neighborhood Group (SSNG) is for NAPO-WDC Chapter members who live in Maryland or the District of Columbia. They meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. You will receive login information upon registration for this event.
Sara Wiggins is the Neighborhood Group Coordinator. Her contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.
Please note that there will be a maximum of 15 attendees to keep the forum intimate as Neighborhood Groups are intended.
The Neighborhood Groups are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.
Whether you're a solopreneur or you operate your business with a small team, you wear many hats and the to-do list seems never to end. In this session, you'll learn about ways to automate your business and operations to not only save you time but, more importantly, to improve your customer's experience.
1) Map out your customer's journey
2) Identify processes or areas of customer interaction ripe for automation
3) Prioritize implementation of your own automations
Blake Jones is the founder and owner of The Organizing Boss, which was created to help bring organization to people's lives and to make their spaces work for them.
Blake has always had a knack for organization. He was the kid who loved to organize his LEGO collection by size and color, the one couldn't - and still can't - stand to see disorganized, unsecured cords beneath the TV, and the one who nerded out - and, again still does! - when everything was in its place and looked good.
Prior to creating The Organizing Boss, Blake spent 18 years in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in events and communications-focused roles, roles that required meticulous planning and attention to detail. Blake earned his MA in arts management at American University and his BA in public relations at the University of Alabama. When he's not organizing, Blake loves college football, skiing, dogs and traveling.
10 am - 3 pm ( Lunch included)
These days our lives are reliant on technology. From online banking and binge watching our favorite series to electric cars and following the latest social media trends, our world today is a digital one. And as business owners, our organizing businesses wouldn't flourist without technology. We rely on it to host our websites, communicate with clients, track our financials and so much more.
Have you given any thought to what happens to all your "stuff" when (as my dad would say) you get hit by the ice cream truck? And what about your organizing business? In this workshop you'll learn why it's vital to consider organizing your important life details and how technology has the power to make things more challenging for our loved ones. You'll also discover what additional considerations business owners need to think about when it comes to succession planning. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive, so be sure to bring your thirst for knowledge and your devices (phone and laptop).
After attending this workshop, participants will:
Kate Hufnagel is the Founder and CEO of The Digital Wrangler. As a business succession and estate organizer, speaker and coach, she helps individuals and small business owners to do the important work that nobody likes to talk about. Kate had a mind-blowing 25-year career in big tech and founded her first business in 2014. Today, she puts all her high-tech know-how and experience to work to make things easier for those left behind when the inevitable, or unthinkable, happens.
Kate loves educating individuals and business owners on how our modern-day world is a complexity multiplier when it comes to this traditionally taboo topic. She’s been a guest on a variety of podcasts, including some hosted by financial advisors, modern moms and fellow organizers.Kate regularly speaks to small business owners and solopreneurs on the importance of organizing business succession information in our high-tech world. In 2023, she spoke at the Women's Take Action Conference and the Life+BizCon Summit, both in Denver, CO, and she also presented at the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Fall Conference in Louisville, KY.
Venue: This event will be held in person at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus (Mason Square), Room 111, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22201. The building is easily accessible via Metro’s Orange Line (Virginia Square-GMU).
Parking: There is paid parking available at the campus.
Registration (includes lunch):
$30 for NAPO WDC Members
$40 for Guests
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