increase_successEntrepreneurs of all kinds,

Are you Ready to… 

…kick your business into high gear?

…create the business model you’ve been striving for?

…stop working so hard and, instead, work smarter?

…charge what you’re worth, and reach the levels of income you’ve dreamed of?

If you answered YES, then you cannot miss this!

Join me on June 25th at the Kick-Butt Business Bootcamp

business_bootcampHosted and Sponsored by NAPO-Greater Philadelphia Chapter in Philadelphia, PA. 

I will also be offering 2 -hour laser VIP Intensives the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, June 25th, and all day Wednesday, June 26th, for those who want more personalized attention and a targeted business butt-kicking!

What do you get when you combine an attorney, mediator, trainer of entrepreneurs, business coach to organizers and other entrepreneurs, and an owner of a successful organizing business? You get a Kick-Butt Presenter that you can’t miss!!

During this bootcamp, you will:

  • Go through an in-depth business building assessment to get really clear on what’s going on in your business and where YOU need to be putting your attention.
  • Make some powerful mindset shifts that will have you think and act like a 6-figure business owner.
  • Leave knowing exactly what to do, with a clear plan to take YOUR business to the next level.

Topics include: Define Success/Your Role in Your Business, Passion/Unique Areas of Brilliance, Marketing/Unique Selling Proposition, Ideal Client/Target Market, Multiple Streams of Income/Leverage, Outsourcing/Delegating, Accountability Checks/Tools, Business Systems/Operations Manual.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, join us for some invaluable expertise for your business!

Bootcamp Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2012
  • Time: 9 am – 1 pm
    Lunch and Networking Hour from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Host and Sponsor: NAPO-Greater Philadelphia Chapter
  • Location: Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport
    9000 Bartram Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    215-365-4500
  • Bootcamp Registration Cost:
    General Admission = $129
    NAPO Members = $89
    NAPO-GPC Members = $49
  • Registration closes on Friday, June 21st.
    Space is limited to 60 attendees.
    First come, first served!

See all of the details and register here.

SPECIAL OFFER! Add on Private Coaching with Me:

Additionally, I will be offering one-on-one, targeted 2-hour private coaching sessions after the bootcamp ends to assist you in applying everything you learned in a focused way to YOUR business. My process with clients is like a laser beam to help you blast through issues holding you back, come up with a solid plan, and give you the tools to implement, so you know that in 2 hours, you can experience a huge shift.

Discounted Coaching Cost for Attendees

$300 for a 2-hour, private session (regular rate = $400)

Coaching Times

Tuesday, June 25th

  • 3:00-5:00pm – Coaching Session 1
  • 5:30-7:30pm – Coaching Session 2

Wednesday, June 26th

  • 9:00-11:00am – Coaching Session 3
  • 11:30am-1:30pm – Coaching Session 4
  • 2:30-4:30pm – Coaching Session 5

Please register for the Coaching separately. You will be sent an email with a link to my Time Trade calendar to choose your live session! There are only 5 live session spots — so first come, first served.

Can’t make any of the live slots? Don’t fret! If you are a Bootcamp participant, you can do your coaching virtually by phone or Skype with me after the event, and still get the special rate. Just register now, and then you and I will choose a mutually convenient date and time to do your session.

See all of the details, and register for the Bootcamp and Coaching here.

Lisa_and_Monica-NAPO-3I just got back from co-presenting a pre-conference session at the 2013 National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Conference in New Orleans. My fabulous co-presenter was Monica Ricci. We had a blast presenting the workshop, “Speak Up! Crafting and Delivering Killer Presentations.” There were about 36 attendees, and the workshop was 4 hours long. And the workshop was a real hit, thankfully, but that’s not the main point here. What is the main point is the story behind the workshop and how it came about.

Monica served as Moderator of the popular Ask the Organizer Panel at the NAPO Conference for years. 10 years to be exact. In 2010, I had the distinct honor of serving as a panelist under Monica’s moderation. I was smitten. Okay, that may sound strange, but when I meet someone who is a great presenter, a smarty pants, has a killer sense of humor, and a great sense of style, I take notice. So, we became buddies. Little did we know what the future would hold.

The following year in 2011, I was selected to be the Moderator of the first-ever Golden Circle Ask the Organizer Panel, which was made up of organizers that were Golden Circle members, but would be presented in front of all conference attendees. Monica stayed in her role as Moderator of the traditional Ask the Organizer Panel. And so we worked side by side, taking photos together, sharing ideas and notes about our respective panels, and enjoying our roles.

Lisa_and_MonicaIn 2012, we both served as Moderators again, but this time both panels would have pre-submitted questions, which was never the case in the past for Monica’s panels. So we worked even more closely together as my Golden Circle Panel functioned by having pre-submitted questions only. Apparently, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks when the “old dog” (you know what I mean… not talking age here folks!) is a pro. Monica knocked the panel out of the park even with pre-submitted questions and was able to go out with a bang as that was her last year serving as moderator. I had one more year left to my 3-year term as Moderator.

My good friend and colleague, Andrea Bowser, was hanging out with Monica and I in 2012 and commented to me afterwards how it was too bad we would no longer both be serving as Moderators. She suggested how cool it would be if Monica and I teamed up to co-present something together at the conference in the future. Lightning struck! I contacted Monica and the rest, as they say, is history.

We submitted a pre-conference session on speaking, which seemed only natural as we are both professional speakers and have served in that role at the NAPO Conference for years. We prepared for months via Skype and phone, and really enjoyed the process. We created all content together, organized the presentation, and timed it out. We then split up the sub-topics, each taking ones to present, so that we weren’t talking over each other too much (we are both talkers so were concerned about it getting too chatty!). We wanted it to be interactive, so added in exercises, stories, and role playing.

Monica shared that she had never co-presented before. This was news to me!! I felt honored that she trusted me enough to team up together, and was hoping it would go really well.

And it did. It was an absolute blast for us to present, and our attendees, thankfully loved it. We are humbled by the rave reviews, and are thrilled that the attendees are all pumped up to get out there and speak more, and speak better.

Lisa_and_Monica-NAPO-2The moral of this story is that you have to go for it! Set your sights on something and make it happen. I could have dismissed Andrea’s comment and not approached Monica. Monica could have said no, especially given that she had never co-presented with someone before. NAPO could have rejected the proposal to present. But the stars aligned. In some ways, it goes even farther back than that. Monica could have held a grudge that she had to share her Moderator role with an interloper (that would be me!) when I was selected to take over the Golden Circle Panel. But she didn’t. She embraced the change, welcomed me to the inner sanctum, and became my ally. That decision and attitude led to the two of us becoming partners in crime… a dynamic duo. And I for one am not only grateful for it, but look forward to what the future holds. Look out world, here we come…

I am delighted to be presenting Time to Get Organized for City of Sacramento employees on March 27th. I am looking forward to sharing valuable tips on how to effectively organize time, space, paper, and possessions by practicing good decision-making techniques, creating a system that works,
and integrating the system into your life. The goal will be to help participants shift their mindset and change their behavior. Hopefully, there will be a lot more organized and productive City employees afterward!

If your organization, corporation, or municipality is interested in offering a professional development workshop similar to this one, let’s chat! I do take my show on the road… 🙂

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Many of you know that I recently relocated to a university town in Northern California. It is a great place to live! I am presenting 3 times in the next few months on campus, which is awesome. So I have college on my brain.

So for my upcoming complimentary Open Q&A Call, I am sticking with the collegiate theme.

I’m calling it Open Office Hours Call.

On Tuesday, March 12th, at 4pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern, I’m opening the lines for 75 minutes as a way to give you a chance to get some live coaching and your burning questions answered.

Here’s how it will work.

I’ll be doing warp speed, “laser coaching” where I’ll take question after question and hopefully you get some insight that will help you shift your results.

Some of you will send questions in advance.

Others will want to apply for a live “hot seat” coaching spot.

But ALL of you will want to listen and learn!

This is something totally unique, so make sure you sign up now for The Open Office Hours Call on Tuesday, March 12th at 4pm Pacific.

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Also, go ahead, share and invite anyone you want!

It’s totally free and the sole focus of this call is in helping you get ahead in 2013.

Things you can ask about or get coached around? Tons! From business to career to life-work integration to productivity to living your best life! You bring the questions and I will share my insight.

Here is where you sign up, and when you do, there will be a box where you can ask your question(s).

Remember, the goal is for you to make some shifts and be more successful.

Care to join me? The call will be recorded and a link to the audio will be sent to all that register. But of course to ask a question live, you have to call in during “office hours.”

I’ll be in my “Office” waiting for you to show up!

If you are local and a Davis Chamber of Commerce member, join me on March 5th for a Lunch & Learn. I’ll be co-presenting with a top notch UC Davis professor of organizational development, Professor Kim Elsbach. She will be sharing tips on leading a team, and I will be sharing tips on effective delegation. Hope to see you there!

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I am over-the-top excited to announce that I will be presenting the closing keynote for the NAPO-SFBA Regional Conference in Sonoma, CA on November 3, 2012. But wait, it gets better — I’ll be sharing the spotlight with none other than Julie Morgenstern, who is doing the opening keynote. Now that’s coming full circle!

I heard Julie speak at the little old 92nd Street Y near my apartment in NYC back in 2001, and went up to chat and tell her I was planning to leave my law career and become a professional organizer too. She was super-supportive, and we chatted about our shared background in theater. Over the years, she has popped in to hear me speak at the NAPO Conference and always graciously said hello. Little did I know that I’d be sharing the same stage with her someday keynoting for my esteemed peers! What an honor.

I am relocating to Northern California this summer, so when the Conference rolls around on November 3rd, it will be in my new backyard. How thrilling! I am so looking forward to seeing colleagues and friends, old and new, and enjoying the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country.

If you are a professional organizer or productivity consultant, come join me! Registration will be open soon. Click here for more details.

Start your summer off by attending my upcoming course, DECIDE to be Organized: Achieve Results at Home, at Work and in Life through Pace University’s Professional Development Program.  You’ll learn the skills and tips so that you can actually have some time to relax this summer!

This event is open to the public, so come join me. Click here for details and to register.

Too often seen as completely separate efforts, organizing and decision-making skills amplify the power of each other when properly combined. In this entertaining and engaging talk, I will share valuable tips on how to effectively organize your time, space, paper and possessions by practicing good decision-making techniques, creating a system that works, and integrating the system into your life.

Topics include:

  • Sobering statistics about how disorganized we are as a society
  • What is clutter?
  • Decluttering tips and tools
  • Benefits of being organized
  • Changing behavior
  • The DECIDE method

Plus, as an added bonus, there will be an interactive Organizing Vision Drilldown session, during which I will provide tips, ideas, and strategies that will solve challenges while motivating and inspiring you into action. If you’ve never seen me in action, this is your chance to come away with great new ideas that will help you achieve results at home, at work, and in life!

The Details:

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Pace University Midtown Center
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th
New York, NY
Tuition: $195 (includes all materials)

Click here for details and to register.

Are you Ready to…

…kick your business into high gear?

…create the business model you’ve been striving for?

…stop working so hard and, instead, work smarter?

…charge what you’re worth, and reach the levels of income you’ve dreamed of?

If you answered YES, then you cannot miss this!

Join me on June 13th at the Kick-Butt Business Bootcamp hosted by the NAPO-Baltimore Chapter in Baltimore, MD. This event will be open to all NAPO Members.

I will also be offering 2-hour laser VIP Intensives the afternoon and evening of June 13th, and all day Thursday, June 14th, for those that want more personalized attention and a targeted business butt-kicking!

What do you get when you combine an attorney, mediator, trainer of entrepreneurs, business coach to organizers and other entrepreneurs, and an owner of a successful organizing business? You get a Kick-Butt Presenter that you can’t miss!!

During this bootcamp, you will:

  • Go through an in-depth business building assessment to get really clear on what’s going on in your business and where YOU need to be putting your attention.
  • Make some powerful mindset shifts that will have you think and act like a 6-figure business owner.
  • Leave knowing exactly what to do, with a clear plan to take YOUR business to the next level.

Topics include:Define Success/Your Role in Your Business, Passion/Unique Areas of Brilliance, Marketing/Unique Selling Proposition, Ideal Client/Target Market, Multiple Streams of Income/Leverage, Outsourcing/Delegating, Accountability Checks/Tools, Business Systems/Operations Manual.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, join us for some invaluable expertise for your business!

Bootcamp Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
  • Time: 9 am – 12:45 pm
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn Columbia
    “Columbia Room – East & West”
    8241 Snowden River Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21045
  • Bootcamp Registration Cost:
    Early bird rate:  $139
    After May 21st:  $159
    Registration closes on Friday, June 8th.
    Limited to 45 participants. First come, first served!

SPECIAL OFFER! Add on Private Coaching with Lisa:

Additionally, I will be offering one-on-one, targeted 2-hour private coaching sessions after the bootcamp ends to assist you in applying everything you learned in a focused way to YOUR business. My process with clients is like a laser beam to help you blast through issues holding you back, come up with a solid plan, and give you the tools to implement, so you know that in 2 hours, you can experience a huge shift.

One-on-One Coaching Details:

  • Coaching Location (across the street):
    Redhead Companies
    6011 U-boatniversity Boulevard
    Ellicott City, MD  21043
    Suite 210, Redhead’s Meeting Room
  • Discounted Coaching Cost for Attendees: $300 for a 2-hour, private session (regular rate = $400)

See all details and registration information here: http://www.napobaltimore.org/kick-butt-business-bootcamp/