Come join me and network with other professional women at these two upcoming events. They are held in two different areas so depending on where you live, you don’t have to miss out.

On Tuesday, May 15, 2012,  I will be sharing tips on how to be an Organized Professional Woman with the Professional Women of Putnam County from 6-8:30.

The single most important characteristic that separates organized people and organizations from disorganized people and organizations is decisiveness. Too often seen as completely separate efforts, organizing and decision-making skills amplify the power of each other when properly combined.

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. This presentation empowers participants to discover their unique organizing style and develop organizing systems tailored to their individual work habits and life style.

Discover how to manage shifting priorities, time constraints, and juggle multiple projects by modifying behavior, learning effective planning skills, and knowing when and how to let go and say no. Become an effective and quick decision-maker.

The Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Time: 6 – 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $35 pp includes dinner and dessert. Cash Bar
  • Location: Arturo’s 878 Route 6 Mahopac, NY
  • Register: www.professiona​lwomenofputnam.​com


May 23, 2012 – Speaking for the Professional Women of Westchester County to share tips on how to be an Organized Professional Woman from 12-2 pm. Details to come at

There’s still “Time” to sign up for my upcoming course, Make Time for This! Effective Time Management through Pace University’s Professional Development Program. This event is open to the public, so come join me. Click here for details and to register.

Time is one of our most precious resources. Yet we battle daily to make the best use of it. This workshop addresses how to get more done in less time with less stress by maximizing your productivity and setting priorities. Learn to pinpoint where you need to take control. Improve your comprehension and focus and more effectively perform when juggling people, paper, and priorities.

Topics Include:

  • Self-assessment
  • Tools of time management (calendars/PDAs/daily planners)
  • How to say no
  • Project lists and to-do lists
  • Conquering procrastination
  • The myth of multi-tasking
  • Dealing with interruptions.

The Details:

Date: Friday, May 11, 2012
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.

This is just a quick and friendly reminder that I will be “standing by” via Skype tomorrow ready to answer any productivity, life, business or career question you may have as part of Christine Marmoy’s Coaching Marathon. It will be just you and I for a few minutes addressing whatever challenge or issue you decide to ask about.

So if you want an ultra-laser coaching call, ring me up between 2-3 pm Eastern Time and we will “chat” for free!

But first, you must register!

Oh, and as a thank you for participating in the Coaching Marathon, I am gifting to you my 60-minute audio program, DECIDE to be Organized: An Empowering Process for Change. Just click through to my offer page and you can download the MP3 and start listening any time you want.

Hope to get a chance to “chat” with you tomorrow!



Lisa is thrilled to be one of the presenters for the Junior League of Orange County’s 3rd Annual Winter Development Workshop. She will be presenting “The Brand Called You” and “Stop Stepping Over the Elephant in the Room: 10 Ways to Boost Productivity.”

The Conference will be held in Goshen, NY from 9:30-2:00. Registration is open to the public. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To register, visit their website at, Email , or call the League Line at (845)-344-8554.

Do you have more than one passion and get overwhelmed with trying to decide which to do and which to implement? If so, I invite you to join me as I speak tomorrow (Thursday) as part of the Fire Up Your Biz – Enrich Your Life Program!

FREE Teleclass:
Passion Management – How to Juggle/Prioritize all of the Passions We Have

In this free call we’ll take a look at “Passion Management” and how to manage all of the passions that you want to tackle in your business and life. You will discover:

  • How to tap into your passion and take it to the next level.
  • How to ignore the naysayers and surround yourself with people who believe in your passionate goals.
  • How to evaluate whether you have achieved a certain level of success for a particular passion and to reward yourself.

Click here to sign up to attend this session (and others).

Listen to Lisa’s interview with Career Coach Caroline this Tuesday, January 31st at 5pm EST on CBS Radio – part of the Coach Me Radio Series.

Lisa will be discussing her career change from attorney to Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker and Author, as well as her best advice for others considering a career transition. Listen in as Lisa will also share her top 3 take-aways for getting organized this New Year… and more..

Broadcast LIVE on CBS, New Sky Radio, Career Coach Caroline can be heard on KJAQ HD3 Seattle, WBMX HD3 Boston, WOMC HD3 Detroit, WDSY and WZPT HD3 Pittsburgh. The show also streams on, the CBS Radio AOL stream, and on Yahoo radio, Blackberry, iPhone and iTunes.

This is something I don’t want you to miss…

If you’ve ever asked yourself if you can actually make your business work, if all the effort is worth it… if you’ve ever wondered if it’s even possible to grow your business without it completely taking over your life, pay attention to this…

Solopreneur Survival Summit. January 16-20.

9 Experts. 5 Days. All Women. Real-life. No Nonsense.

Register at: Solopreneur Survival Summit

I partnered with Nadine Nicholson and eight other entrepreneurial experts in this special telesummit event to help you drive your business forward AND still have a life!

I’m a big believer in Nadine’s work and jumped at the chance to partner in this event. She’s on a mission to help solo-entrepreneurs drive business, make more money and get more energy without working more hours.

This is a must-attend, free virtual event for every woman solo-entrepreneur in business. Learn from our successes and our mistakes, from our highs and our lows.

This inspiring team of entrepreneurial experts will help you:

  • Identify and get past the biggest obstacle you’ll ever face as an entrepreneur.
  • Step into the driver’s seat of your own future without being distracted by what doesn’t fit.
  • Figure out what you’re best at so your ideal clients are inspired to hire you.
  • Get your unique messages to really stand out from the pack.
  • Discover what’s in the way of your vision and deal with it for good.
  • Get and keep a healthy, positive mindset as an entrepreneur.
  • Discover the must-have systems, tools and virtual roles for your business.
  • Know the exact right moment for you to take your business a whole other level.
  • And much more!

So join me! Register at: Solopreneur Survival Summit

All you have to do is register (FREE) to secure your spot. We’ll be right there with you to help you succeed.

Remember the event starts on Monday, January 16th!

P.S. Use the social media buttons on the event registration page to share it with your entrepreneurial colleagues.

P.P.S. Once you register for this virtual summit PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the thank you page where you’ll discover an outrageous, time-sensitive offer from Nadine Nicholson (quarterback for the summit) to help you drive your business and still have a life. You’ve got to see it to believe it.

Lisa Montanaro has been chosen, for the second year in a row, as the moderator of the Golden Circle Ask the Organizer Panel for the 2012 National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Conference to be held in Baltimore, MD on March 23rd & 24th. Ms. Montanaro is the owner of LM Organizing Solutions, LLC out of Warwick NY, and is a Certified Professional Organizer, Business & Life Coach, Speaker & Author of the book, The Ultimate Life Organizer.

Golden Circle is the crème de la crème of the organizing industry of NAPO members that have been in business for 5 years or more. The Ask the Organizer Panel is made up of select leaders in the industry and questions are asked by any organizer regardless of level or years of expertise. The Golden Circle panel is made up only of Golden Circle members, and questions will only be permitted by other Golden Circle members, making it truly a panel of, and for, experienced professional organizers.

Ms. Montanaro, who was an Ask the Organizer panel member at the 2010 NAPO Conference is delighted to be back again as the moderator. “Moderating the panel at the 2011 NAPO Conference was an amazing experience,” says Ms. Montanaro. “I am delighted and honored to be selected again for what I consider to be one of the most important roles of the organizing industry.”

LM Organizing Solutions, LLC, established in 2002, is a professional services firm offering productivity consulting, business and life coaching, and motivational speaking to individuals, organizations, and corporations. Owner, Lisa Montanaro, is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and an inaugural Certified Professional Organizer®. She is the author of The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life by Peter Pauper Press. For more information, contact Ms. Montanaro at (845) 988-0813 or by email at .

I’m excited to share that I’ve been selected to present “Don’t Be Afraid of the Big Bad Law: Using the Law to Protect You & Your Organizing Business” at the 2012 NAPO Conference in Baltimore, MD on March 23rd & 24th. I’ve been presenting at the NAPO Conference since 2008 and it’s an honor to be able to share my expertise from my past career as an attorney to assist my colleagues.

If you’re an organizer, join me!  In my presentation, I’ll be discussing the different business entities, client agreements and what you should include in them, all about copyright and trademarks and the differences between independent contractors and employees. This will be an empowering session for you in building your business.

Here’s a video to fill you in more.