Wednesday, January 2, 2013
How many ways can I sing the praises of Geralin? I'm so honored she's chosen to sponsor my blog; let me tell you why.
I first met Geralin, in person, at a conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and the place was packed with hundreds of organizers. Geralin and I had said we wanted to meet, but hadn't set up a specific time. I asked around about where I might find her, and someone said I'd know her when I saw her — she's the one who looks so incredibly well put together. (And that was certainly true!) Geralin's also one of the smartest and nicest organizers in the business.
If you watch Hoarders, you'll know Geralin from her work there. But what you may not know about are all the services she provides for new professional organizers, or those considering joining the field. I can't imagine a better teacher. I've signed up for workshops at conferences simply because Geralin was teaching them, because I knew she'd be an excellent presenter — and with her wealth of experience I was sure to learn something. I've never been disappointed.
Geralin offers a range of professional organizer training services and forms. There are group teleclasses and private training sessions — and introductory classes offered by NAPO which are taught by Geralin. And then there are the many forms: a phone intake form for new clients, a photo waiver, a sample chart of accounts for doing the bookkeeping, and so much more. While many of the forms are geared to new organizers, some might have larger appeal and might also benefit the non-organizer — such as the customizable housekeeping instructions, in English and Spanish.
So if you're new to professional organizing, or someone considering becoming an organizer — or if you know someone who fits into either of those categories — take a look at what Geralin has to offer. Experienced organizers who feel challenged in some particular aspect of their work might want to take a look, too.