Upcoming Courses & Events

September 21, 2020

6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Toronto Chapter Meeting


Navigating Strong Emotions in Clients

Organizing belongings creates a pressure cooker of emotions in clients. Nervousness, crying, and anger are just a few strong emotions that arise. How do we, as Professional Organizers, support our clients as well as maintain a healthy environment for ourselves?

In this presentation, you learn early signs that your clients are experiencing strong emotions and language for responding to nervousness, crying, and anger. We’ll discuss ways to establish successful client relationships during the intake call, in the client agreement, at the beginning and end of client sessions, and when strong emotions unexpectedly bubble up during the organizing session.

Kate VarnessKate Varness, Principal of Green Light Organizing and Coaching, joins us from the US to share her expertise dealing with client emotions, especially those who are chronically disorganized.

Kate has been featured in the Peoria Journal Star, Midwestern Family Magazine, Family Fun, Family Circle, on local television and radio, and podcasts, Kate Varness is Principal of Green Light Organizing and Coaching. She helps people who struggle with letting go of clutter to feel the peace and freedom of being organized. Her 16 years as a professional organizer and life coach inspired her to write, "Who Am I Now: Realign Your Home and Life" (2019), and to develop results-oriented programs for her clients.

Kate is an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and has made significant contributions to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), where she was named the 2018 Volunteer of the Year, served on the ICD board as Education Director, and contributed to The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers (2014).




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Kathleen O'Brien
Email: kathleen@howitstacksup.com