Worth every moment and penny

Waited months for this event. Worth every moment and penny. Time to rewrite my notes. Yes, me too, Lisa Montanaro! Thanks for the knowledge, inspiration and it’s time for action! #asadorablefunnyandsmartasiremember #mindblown #noervisitneededforlisacondition

Cindy Feiner Garloch

I had a great time and learned so much

Two years ago I took Lisa Montanaro & Monica Ricci's 'Speak Up Summer Camp Virtual Class.' I had a great time and learned so much about becoming a better public speaker. They helped me learn where to look for speaking opportunities, how to craft better talks, and feel more at ease giving them. I know you will enjoy this opportunity presented by these fantastic women.

Jennifer Lava
Professional Organizer, Austin, TX

Completely on-top of her material and fully engaged with her audience

I attended Lisa's self-management presentation "Crazy Busy Isn't a Badge of Honor" at the 2016 NALP Annual Education Conference. She is an incredibly skilled presenter -- completely on-top of her material and fully engaged with her audience. An outstanding session in every respect.

Michael Ende
Career influencer and people connector; Associate Dean for Career Services, William & Mary Law School

If you have never had the great pleasure of attending one of Lisa Montanaro's speaking sessions... YOU SHOULD! She is amazing! I want to grow up to be her.

Kristi Wood-Green, Amanada Rogers Henley
Memory Momentum - Photo Organizers

I loved the call to action to push me to make change.

Your class came at a crucial time for me! Feeling overwhelmed with all that was on my plate was taking the joy out of my job. Your class content was not only incredibly interesting and relevant, but I loved the call to action to push me to make change. In fact, I have the notes from your session hanging on my cubical wall to remind me of the need for "Hyper-Focus" time!"

Crystal Babowal

The changes you helped me make have freed me up tremendously.

"Lisa, you are always here in our home - in spirit and in our newly organized closets (not to mention my office shelves!). The subtle, and not so subtle, changes you helped me make have freed me up tremendously."

Jenna
Warwick, NY

Our sessions were logical, challenging, productive, and led to a greater sense of order and ease -- freeing me to enjoy the really important things.

"Lisa's approach and expertise starts with understanding your current 'process' (what works and what doesn't) and helping you define a more productive future state. The exciting part is knowing you're going to arrive somewhere much better and the fun part is sharing in the unique solutions that get you there. Our sessions were logical, challenging, productive, and led to a greater sense of order and ease -- freeing me to enjoy the really important things."

Tim
Warwick, NY

I was truly impressed with Lisa's knowledge, professionalism and energy.

"I first met Lisa at the Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS) annual conference in Denver, CO where she presented a seminar on how to add Organizing to your Redesign Business offerings. I was truly impressed with Lisa's knowledge, professionalism and energy. I then participated in Lisa's six-week DECIDE to be Organized on-line group coaching program. My goal was two-fold in that I was looking for tips for my own personal organizing challenges as well as looking to gain more expertise to pass on to my clients. I found the six-week program to be very beneficial on both fronts. Sharing stories and challenges with others on the call helped to inspire me to tackle the things I had been putting off. In turn, being able to offer encouragement and understanding to others on the call was rewarding as well. As I go through my old boxes of 'stuff' or work with others going through the same process, I continually ask myself Lisa's three key questions - "Do I Love it? Do I Use it? Do I need it?" If not - then out it goes! Thank you Lisa for your inspiration and for offering this on-line coaching program. It has been an eye-opening and rewarding journey! ”

Kathy Thrasher
http://R3Redesign.com

It has changed me in so many positive ways.

"Taking the “DECIDE to be Organized” 6-week group coaching program with Lisa Montanaro was a business and personal decision that has been so motivating and empowering! It has changed me in so many positive ways.

I am also a Professional Organizer and help others all the time with their organizing dilemmas. I took the DECIDE program to help myself, and learn from Lisa both personally and professionally.

Over the six weeks, I had a sense of direction and was able to focus more on the areas that needed help, as I felt accountable. The weekly calls were a time to share and get feedback from the other participants, and for Lisa to share her knowledge and expertise. Lisa was so understanding and encouraging, and had a way of inspiring each of us to be better.

I learned so much from this program and would recommend it to anyone who knows they want to make changes, and just needs some help to get there!"

She is motivating, friendly, and just what I needed to gain the organizing skills I was so definitely missing.

"I recently took Lisa's Decide to Be Organized Teleclass. I always told people "I was born without the organizing gene" and it was something I really believed. I loved listening to Lisa's words of wisdom and to the other call members ups and downs. As the calls progressed, I noticed I was feeling energized between the calls and looked forward to sharing my progress. Lisa asks questions and helps you decide which tools to implement (not expensive) to get you moving towards your organizing goals. I am now empowered to make decisions that I just couldn't make before. She is motivating, friendly, and just what I needed to gain the organizing skills I was so definitely missing."

Sharyn
Warwick, NY

Lisa is warm, caring and passionate about helping others do and be the best that they can.

"Lisa is an amazing Renaissance Woman of many talents. She is passionate about her work. She makes her work FUN. Lisa is the ultimate problem solver. I love listening to Lisa during our group coaching sessions where she skillfully listens and then offers her suggestions, ALWAYS with respect, kindness and CLARITY.

The first time I spoke with her on a one-to-one basis, I already started to feel more organized. Being a part of her online group has helped me in so many ways to make even the smallest changes to make my life more efficient.

In Lisa's online group coaching program, she acknowledges each person's concerns. She points out the positive things that they do and helps problem solve how they can do something different. There is no criticism. Lisa is warm, caring and passionate about helping others do and be the best that they can. It is helpful to hear others tell their stories of paperwork pile ups, stresses with family and business/work, etc. as it makes you feel that you are not alone. Also, to receive encouragement from others is helpful -- we are all in this together.

I am so pleased to have been a part of her group coaching program and look forward to joining one of her programs again in the future."

Mena Messina Genetti
Warwick, NY

A pint-sized powerhouse.... that is how to describe Lisa Montanaro after seeing her in action at the amazing Kick-Butt Business Boot Camp held in Baltimore, MD for a select group of professional organizers that were ready to up-level their businesses.

Lisa delivered on her promise to provide high-level content backed up by real-life examples garnered from her years of experience as a business coach and successful entrepreneur running her own business. She not only gives you solid tips and tools, but answers tons of questions and does mini-coaching moments on the spot so that attendees can tailor the content to their own businesses and learn from hearing her answers to other attendees. She is approachable, funny, and whip-smart too! What a winning combination! Attendees said they got their money's worth and more, and were excited to implement the best practices into their businesses. Want to ensure that your business building event is a success? Make sure it includes Lisa Montanaro!

Amy Rehkemper
NAPO Baltimore Chapter

Your counsel and ideas are extremely valuable.

Your sparkling eyes and glowing smile infected the entire room, and will inspire many, I bet, to take the first step. Your counsel and ideas are extremely valuable.

Me? I’ll begin with old tax papers . . . then move to my work shed . . . all the while carrying your maxim on my shoulder: the 80-20 rule.

Thanks heaps for the inspiring and challenging presentation you gave us.

It has been said that an idea, no matter how great, never grows into reality until it is personified.

You are the personification of that idea: to get organized and live a better life.

John E. Moren
Kiwanis Club of Davis

Lisa gave a superb presentation and we are bringing her back to do a presentation for our next session!!

As Director of Pace Law School's New Directions: Practical Skills for Returning to Law Practice program, I retained Lisa to do a presentation on Staying Organized During a Career Transition. Lisa gave a superb presentation and we are bringing her back to do a presentation for our next session!! She was highly professional, thoroughly knowledgeable and completely engaging in her presentation. Our participants, who are attorneys in transition back into the paid workforce, were delighted with Lisa and are all energized and motivated to implement Lisa's very practical suggestions. I give Lisa my highest recommendation.

Amy Gewirtz
Director, Pace University School of Law Career Services, White Plains, NY

I was recently asked by my peers, who made the most impact on me at the NAPO New Orleans 2013 conference. My answer was very easy...

The bar was set for my first time NAPO conference at a Pre-Conference Presentation called, "Speak Up! Deliver Killer Presentations" with Lisa Montanaro and Monica Ricci. They were amazing! I almost wish I would have seen them at the end, because nothing compared to them for me...sorry Keynote Speakers.

These two ladies "spoke up" and delivered a "KILLER PRESENTATION"!"

Maryann Peters

Lisa’s information... was invaluable for the nearly 50 people in attendance.

The Davis Chamber of Commerce invited Lisa to provide a closing keynote presentation at its March members-only workshop on ways to boost productivity and profit with effective delegation skills. Lisa’s information on “Mastering the Art of Delegation,” and her message that trying to do everything yourself is a sure-fire way to become overwhelmed, was invaluable for the nearly 50 people in attendance. Lisa walked managers and business owners through common obstacles to delegation, discussed different ways that failing to delegate holds us back and negatively impacts our companies’ bottom line, and how to effectively delegate. Lisa’s mantra is “Let Go to Grow” and this resounded with the audience. Lisa’s energy really brought the presentation to life and her interactive style kept participants engaged and actively learning.

While the information presented was exceptional, Lisa needs to also be recognized for all her help during the event planning. Lisa followed another speaker at our workshop and she did a commendable job building upon important elements of that speaker’s presentation. Also, Lisa was incredibly accommodating and effectively customized her talk to fit our time constraints and focused on those elements we felt would be of most value to our membership.

I highly recommend Lisa’s speaking services for your organization’s events. And if her one-on-one consulting services mirror the quality of her group work, you’ll definitely be more organized and productive for having worked with Lisa.

I want to thank you for patiently and comprehensively answering all of my questions!

I enjoyed your Kick Butt Business Bootcamp hosted by the NAPO-Greater Philadelphia Chapter. The content was fabulous. But even more so, I want to thank you for patiently and comprehensively answering all of my questions! In 13 years of being a business owner, I can't remember having an opportunity to ask one person such a variety of questions about running and marketing a business. What an amazing opportunity! Many other attendees thanked me afterward for asking so many relevant questions that all of us really wanted to know the answers to. Thank you again!

Adriane Weinberg
Organized Approach

Speaking is indeed your Art 😉

Wow, Lisa, you're awesome. You own the stage. Speaking is indeed your Art -;) What a life's journey. I love the idea of transparency and integrating all the aspects of your life into your work/business.

Christine Dodier
Spaces in Place

You are such a gifted speaker, it was very inspirational!

I had a quiet moment and was able to indulge and watch The Big Event video from start to finish! I SO enjoyed hearing your story and how you decided to transition your life at each point and everything! You are such an intuitive soul but you also explained how you planned and worked hard to make the changes work for you, so that you COULD pursue your passion! You are such a gifted speaker, it was very inspirational! I have this little idea in the back of my head... and am inspired by your video to pursue it now. Thanks so much for posting it!

C. Lee Cawley
Simplify You, Arlington, VA

I feel like I have a new lease on life!

"I just want you to know how happy I am to be working with you on business and life coaching. I feel like I have a new lease on life! I wish I had worked with you years ago. You are awesome, and the perfect fit for me. We accomplish so much in our coaching sessions. Thanks again!"

Melanie Serra
Interior Revivals

Your experience and qualifications as both an attorney and an organizer are a terrific combination that truly helped me.

"I so appreciate the business coaching for legal matters that you did with me. Our discussion provided clarity for me in dealing with a legal issue I've been grappling with for several years--something left over from my past career. And you also provided a valuable perspective on a legal matter related to my organizing business and helped me figure out what next steps to take. Your experience and qualifications as both an attorney and an organizer are a terrific combination that truly helped me. Thanks so much."

You have a great wealth of knowledge and a unique way of presenting it.

"Thank you for sharing your business expertise as the facilitator for the 8-month WEDC women's entrepreneur mastermind program, and for being so transparent. I appreciated that! Lisa, you have a great wealth of knowledge and a unique way of presenting it. You have a special gift of connecting with people. Your information was practical and useful. It has given me food for thought. I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors. I hope our paths will meet in the future. Once again, gracias!"

Migdalia
Yorktown, NY

Wow, what an absolutely fabulous event the Kick-Butt Business Boot Camp in Baltimore was!

I so enjoyed my private coaching session afterwards with you too. Of all the other coaches I have “interviewed,” I have not felt the same synergy, nor did I receive the savvy, big-picture advice that I received from you at the Boot Camp and my private coaching session. Success follows you everywhere… because it is WITHIN you. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!!

Lisa is an extraordinary professional who is responsive, reliable and a great return on investment.

Lisa lives up to and surpasses expectations by being a very good listener, organized, detailed and creative. Her law background is unusually unique and one of the reasons why Lisa works well in providing solutions when you it need it most.

Michael A. Smith
President, New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New Paltz, NY

There is a lot more to do, but I now have a road map so I know how to get there.

Lisa, working with you these past months has s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d me beyond what I knew into a realm of possibility because the journey allowed me to break out of my own self-imposed shackles. It was hard work; I did a lot of kicking and screaming! Yet you were always there to support my every challenge with the comfort of your knowledge and expertise. You helped me to do what I needed to so that 'my work' could continue and grow. There is a lot more to do, but I now have a road map so I know how to get there. Fabulous! Thank you!``

Sheila Delson
CPO-CD, FREEDomain Concepts, LLC

Thank you for your Teleclass. It was fabulous!

Here's the difference between you and others:
You give CONTENT. I could end the call and be sooooo much better off than when I started and have true ideas and pieces that I can use.
Many others are teases - it's all about marketing for the next venture, and nothing to walk away with.

I have always known that there is more to you than just finding the next client. Thank you for really sharing things that can be implemented.
I really believe your passion is about helping people and businesses to become their best, not just about promoting your own business and finding new clients.
Thank you for truly sharing from your wealth of knowledge.

You are a whirlwind of energy, innovation, and authenticity.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for caring.

Cheers!

There were so many "a-ha moments." 🙂

Thank you so much for our wonderful Half Day VIP Intensive Business Coaching Session via Skype! We all loved it. We are very excited about everything we talked about. We LOVED your energy and personality. There were so many "a-ha moments." 🙂

Having started our business just a couple years ago, and entering a not so well-known industry in Guatemala, this coaching session with you was exactly what we needed to move forward and continue our journey in the right direction! Your experience, guidance, and advice will definitely help us focus on what is important to our business today and what we need to work on in the future.

Thanks for everything! Keep up the good work...hope to "see" you again soon!

My only question is....why didn't I do this sooner!

Just finished my business coaching session with Lisa Montanaro, and my only question is....why didn't I do this sooner! Contact her, you'll be so thankful you did.

I feel like I have all of the tools and resources necessary to make my business a success.

Thanks so much, Lisa! The Successfully Self Employed Semester was excellent. I definitely would not have started my business without your guidance. I think that all of the topics covered were so valuable and well-presented. Kudos to you for amassing such wide-ranging expertise, and finding creative and interesting ways to share it. I feel like I have all of the tools and resources necessary to make my business a success. The rest is, rightly, up to me!!

Cecelia Hobbs Gardner
Guiding Arts, LLC

I really think the value she provides is unbeatable

Lisa is so dynamic and inspirational, as a speaker and coach. Hiring her as my business coach was worth every penny. Her coaching style is warm and persistently encouraging. She really goes above and beyond and truly cares about her clients' goals. I found her legal background to be incredibly beneficial to my coaching experience. I learned so much from the authentic sales techniques she uses in her own business. I really think the value she provides is unbeatable. I feel like I've gotten an MBA in just a few months!

Miranda

Lisa has been instrumental in my business decision making and growth.

"I’m proud to say that Lisa is someone I consider to be a role model and mentor in the professional organizing/productivity consulting industry. She has been instrumental in my business decision making and growth. Her background in law and running her own solo-preneur business is incredibly valuable. She is extremely intelligent, very experienced in all areas that organizers/productivity consultants need to attend to, and she is an incredibly conscientious and generous listener.

When I was new to the industry, I felt a conflict and hesitation in paying for someone to answer my questions – but I have grown to shift my paradigm. The guidance of a mentor and professional saves an incredible amount of time and energy in the long run. After hiring several coaches for myself – I can only say that I wish I had invested sooner into a coach/mentor relationship. Lisa’s guidance is treasured and I have no reservations recommending her and paying her for her expertise. It will be some of the best investment dollars you can spend on yourself and your business!"

Lisa is top notch!

"Lisa is top notch! She is inspiring, encouraging and cuts to the heart of the issue to offer right on solutions. And she's entertaining (and organized) to boot!"

Susan Chitwood
Maypop Design

We highly recommend her!

"Having worked with Lisa Montanaro from LM Organizing Solutions, LLC in the set-up of Digimob Media...we highly recommend her! It PAYS to be organized both personally and professionally!"

Chris Masters
Digimob Media

It is truly the best experience I have ever had.

"I have Lisa now as a mentor and coach for a women entrepreneur mastermind program that I am doing...And it is truly the best experience I have ever had."

Mary Stephanie Pasqualetto
Rhiannon's Muse

You are so good at this, and such a pleasure to work with!

"To say my full-day VIP Intensive with you was productive is an understatement! You rocked! I was on such a roll, I went straight back to my office and implemented a few items on my new Action Plan. Needless to say, I was beat that night when I arrived home, but elated at the progress. Many, many thanks for helping me clear the confusion, see the light at the end of the tunnel and chart a way forward for my business. It was exactly what I needed. You are so good at this, and such a pleasure to work with! Thank you also for the book, notepad, pen, mints, post-its and wonderful lunch. By the way, I finally opened your card this morning, and got very teary-eyed. 'Following the stream and trusting its course' – a turning point indeed."

Susan Chitwood
Maypop Design, Cortland Manor, NY

The calls have made a HUGE difference in the way I look at my business

"When I went to Lisa's website, I realized that she's making the footsteps that I want to follow in in the organizing world. She came from a professional environment as a lawyer turned professional organizer (I too left my profession in an accounting background to become a professional organizer), she deals with organizing residential and business clients (although I mainly deal with residential clients I see in my future working with businesses), and she's a business and life coach meaning she's willing to help me create the level of success she has created. BINGO! I knew she would be a great fit for me. And I was right!

As a new organizer, my biggest problem was not knowing where to start or what to finish what I started in the vein of marketing and business growth. Our full day VIP Intensive coaching session was just what I needed! Having Lisa give me ideas, we mapped out a plan of action. We have followed that plan with a level of accountability during our Skype and phone sessions as I am doing a 6-month coaching package with Lisa. The coaching calls have made a HUGE difference in the way I look at my business and have given me the focus I needed to have a plan and stick to it. It's much like I do for my own organizing clients, but in the way of business marketing and growth. Lisa is fun and easy to talk to, and I look forward to her input during our coaching calls. Sometimes you feel that I can't talk to a local NAPO association colleague/friend because when it boils down to it, unless you are business partners together, or don't have the same target market, you are competitors at the end of the day. Lisa is my coach and not my competition, and she's often the only one who will understand the organizing entrepreneur's problems and have legitimate feedback that is helpful. I'm so glad we are working together."

Now I have the business name that I want!

"My business coaching session with Lisa was amazing! Her knowledge of law helped me feel so much more powerful and educated about my options with regard to choosing the right business name to "brand" my business going forward. I finally understand how the entire trademarking process works! And now I have the business name that I want, one that captures my brand, and one that no other business shares. What a relief! !"

Everyone was changed last night.

This quote comes from a participant in my six-month Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) Mastermind Group of which I am the facilitator/leader.

"What a fantastic class last night! I always get so much from your classes, but this last class blew my socks off. Everyone was changed last night. We all stayed after you left and talked about what happened for quite a while afterwards. I’m so sorry to see the classes coming to a close. Thanks so much for everything."

Christine Sinclair

Now I have a clear direction that is custom made for my strengths and goals, and I feel inspired and energized.

"I have known Lisa professionally for 4 years and always found her to be intelligent, warm, positive, and resourceful. I recently decided to work with a business coach because I felt it was time to take my business to the next level. I knew there was one person I needed by my side to guide me through this process – Lisa!

Before we even met for our VIP Intensive session, Lisa spent a great deal of time on the phone with me and through emails gathering information so she would have a clear picture of where I’ve been professionally and where it is I wanted to go. Lisa asked insightful and thought provoking questions. I knew when we met for our formal coaching session that Lisa and I would be able to hit the ground running…and we did!

Lisa is really knowledgeable and walked me through.

"Worked with awesome Lisa Montanaro who helped me trademark "A CLEAR PATH" - it was a seamless process, Lisa is really knowledgeable and walked me through the many questions and potential obstacles. I am breathing easier knowing my brand is safe."

Regina Clark
A Clear Path

It's really a pleasant and motivating place to work. Thanks, Lisa!

"Lisa contacted me as a follow-up to our work together to ask if I am satisfied. I am more than satisfied! I hired Lisa to space plan and give suggestions about how best to organize my business workshop. It is working out beautifully. Because it's a small space, it can get quite messy especially when I'm in the midst of a big project. But when I do get around to straightening up, it's great to have a place for everything and put everything in it's place. All my visitors are quite impressed with the organization, particularly the many containers with labels, and my bright orange walls with colorful kite and hot air balloon hanging in front of the windows. It's really a pleasant and motivating place to work. Thanks, Lisa!"

Sandra White
Dazzling Decor, Warwick, NY

Lisa developed a smart, efficient plan -- sensible and doable for both the pack-rats and the neat-nicks among us!

"Lisa helped our entire Career Services staff of 16 plan and execute a move to new office space. We keep records on thousands of students and programs, and the prospect of sifting through 20+ years of files was daunting. Lisa developed a smart, efficient plan--sensible and doable for both the pack-rats and the neat-nicks among us! Thanks to her, what could have been a tedious nightmare was instead a welcome opportunity to develop and implement new systems and start out in our new space better organized and free of unnecessary clutter. Brava, Lisa, and thank you from the bottom of our (now neat) file cabinets and color-coded hearts!"

Gail E. Cutter, Esq.
Director, Career Services, the New York University School of Law, New York, NY

Lisa has a system that determines how you work and think.

"Lisa is superb! I have watched many organizing shows on television and the organizers often force their clients into THEIR (the organizer's) working and thinking patterns, not the clients. Lisa has a system that determines how you work and think. She then helps you reorganize your office and develops an action plan that fits your working style, not hers. In addition, she does not make you throw out everything. She teaches you how to edit, so that you can maintain a system for good."

Sara Werling
Seely & Durland Insurance, Inc., Warwick, NY

She helped me declutter and organize

"I am extremely satisfied with Lisa's organizing services. I called her when I was in a high-stress situation -- showing my house for sale and moving. She helped me declutter and organize so that I had more of a handle on things. I am using the systems she put in place and look forward to organizing my new space with her help and suggestions."

Dana
Monroe, NY

Lisa helped me liberate my home from unnecessary clutter.

"I was entirely skeptical of the idea of retaining a professional organizer. It didn’t take long for me to reconsider. Lisa’s practical suggestions and clarity of purpose helped me liberate my home from unnecessary clutter. The end result: more space, more time and, finally, peace of mind."

Emily
New York, NY

I was so inspired from our work in the home office and guest room that I have continued to work on other areas of my home.

"I still cannot thank you enough for your help. Now, if I fall behind in my paperwork, it takes me no time at all to get back on track with the files and tools you gave me. You are a genius!! I was so inspired from our work in the home office and guest room that I have continued to work on other areas of my home. I made my master bath and bedroom a haven, put in hardwood floor upstairs, and just recently I bought my second piece of “real furniture, a leather sofa fits my style and my space. So much of what you taught me has become part of my daily routine. I have now even found time to get in a workout 3 times a week. I have a burst of energy when I get home. I go straight to the kitchen timer (I bought a cute one), set it for 20 minutes, and do a task, whether it be shredding junk mail, sorting socks, or a quick dust. Sometimes I look around, smile, and put my feet up. My weekends are now my own. Thank you!!"

Norma-Jo
Chester, NY

Her eye for detail, sense of humor, and ability to provide creative solutions keep me coming back.

"LM Organizing Solutions was pivotal in planning the wedding of my dreams. I also had Lisa space plan and organize my bedroom and home office. She is now helping my husband and me with the first time home buying process. Her eye for detail, sense of humor, and ability to provide creative solutions are what keep me coming back."

Tracy
Pelham, NY

Lisa's hands-on organization has added a sense of ease to starting the day

"I didn't know it could be so easy to get up in the morning. Lisa's hands-on organization of our new master bathroom, along with our entire master bedroom suite, has added a sense of ease to starting the day in our new space. We can't wait to get her going on our new home office!"

Mike
Village of Florida, NY

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Jillian Buono, 11 years old
Warwick, NY

It must make you feel good to know you can be a real positive influence in people's lives.

"I wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciated your presentation to the group of Dutchess County realtors. All of the feedback I've heard is great. It must make you feel good to know you can be a real positive influence in people's lives. I plan to be in touch with you again so you can give a presentation to those in the Realty Executives organization."

Matt Williams
Broker/Owner, Realty Executives - Williams-Sykes Realty, Poughkeepsie, NY

You are inspirational!

"Lisa, thank you for a great organizing presentation that you conducted for our staff, and for sharing your Mantra: 'Do not have anything in your home, office or life that you do not love, use often, or need'. I love it, and will use it going forward, as mine too! You are inspirational!"

Pat Meeney
Director of Marketing and Staff Development, Dynamic Therapy & Learning, Inc., Florida, NY

I definitely learned some valuable tips

"I attended your seminar at the New York City Bar Association. I just wanted to tell you that I found the seminar very informative and helpful. While I am confident that I will always be more Oscar than Felix, I definitely learned some valuable tips that I am going to try to incorporate (and hopefully equalize!) into both my personal and professional life."

Ryan Weiner, Esq.
New York, NY

A dynamic speaker

"I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed LMOS' presentation to the Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange County. Ms. Montanaro was quite humorous in her presentation and attempted to 'whip us into shape'. She offered great insight into some of the behaviors that contribute to disorganization and offered several easy principles and steps for decluttering our lives. I found this inservice very valuable, not just as a literacy volunteer but as a self-employed business woman and a family member in the 'sandwich generation'. I hope that we can have Ms. Montanaro revisit this topic in a year and evaluate how we are doing with her organizing solutions. I am thankful that Literacy Volunteers provided such a dynamic speaker for an inservice training."

Liz B.
Literacy Volunteer, Middletown, NY

Now that we all got a taste of your presentation style, we can't wait for more!

"What a fantastic presentation you made at our NAPO-NY chapter meeting on November 3rd! Thank you so much for coming to NYC and presenting to our members. So many people let me know how much they enjoyed it, and we are all looking forward to your upcoming webinar in February '09. Now that we all got a taste of your presentation style, we can't wait for more!"

Diana Soll
President, NAPO-NY Chapter

Your knowledge is apparent, your enthusiasm contagious, and your delivery just right for the audience

"Thank you so much for facilitating the Dealing With Change in the Workplace workshop at our Superintendent’s Conference Day on November 4, 2008. Your presentation was fabulous! Your knowledge is apparent, your enthusiasm contagious, and your delivery just right for the audience. The feedback I have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to working with you again in the future."

Michele Wilson
Assistant to the Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY

Your insights and suggestions are like light switches

"Thank you again for the valuable in-service you provided for literacy volunteers. Your insights and suggestions are like light switches--such clarity occurs when you flip them on!"

Barbara Clifford
Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange, Middletown, NY

I learned techniques that I will utilize immediately.

"Your 'Dynamic Presentations: Stand and Deliver' workshop was very valuable. The practical experience of speaking in front of a group and getting instant feedback was great. I learned techniques that I will utilize immediately. Thank you."

John Flynn
Deputy Fire Chief, City of Yonkers, NY Fire Department

Your presentation was one of the best I've ever heard

"I just wanted to tell you what a fabulous speaker you are; I worked in the environmental division of a large law firm for nine years and I never heard the various liability structures explained so clearly. Your presentation at the 2008 NAPO Conference on legal pitfalls was one of the best I've ever heard explaining law to a largely lay audience. Thanks again!"

Hillary Hutchinson
Hillary Hutchinson & Associates, LLC, Charleston, SC

Your workshop was worth my entire investment

"Your 'Navigating Legal Landmines' workshop at the 2008 NAPO National Conference was worth my entire investment (registration, hotel, transportation, food, etc.) Thank you so much!"

Mary E. Rossow
Rossow Resources, Co-Founder of San Francisco Bay Area NAPO Chapter

The level of energy and enthusiasm you bring into the training environment is truly admirable

"Thank you for coming out and doing the Effective Business Writing and Dynamic Communication workshop for our staff. The level of energy and enthusiasm you bring into the training environment is truly admirable and your organizational skills certainly show proof of the amount of effort and thought you place in preparing for your seminars. I know that there are other topics we would like to address to continue empowering the staff as a team with your guidance. You will be hearing from us soon!"

Holly Houghtaling
Controller, Sprague & Killeen, Inc., Ellenville, NY

Yours was the only CD I purchased

"I went to your Legal Landmines workshop at the 2008 NAPO Conference and just wanted to tell you how impressed I was. It was such a needed topic, especially with someone so knowledgeable and such a good speaker. Thank you. I have already implemented so many of your suggestions. Yours was the only CD I purchased from conference. I am sure your session will benefit me for years to come. You have such an awesome niche as a professional organizer and attorney providing legal advice for PO's. There are so many other professionals who just don't understand our business that it's hard to get good, sound advice from them. Best wishes in all your business adventures! P.S. I LOVED your performance of 'All that Jazz' at the NAPO Talent Show!"

Tami Gallagher

She’s bright and shiny on a dreary day, she sings, she dances, she’s a Professional Organizer, oh and did I mention she’s an attorney too?

"She’s bright and shiny on a dreary day, she sings, she dances, she’s a Professional Organizer, oh and did I mention she’s an attorney too? She’s Lisa Montanaro, and she was one of our favorite teleclass guest experts last year. She spoke on the topic of Employees vs. Independent Contractors and on our Ask the Organizers Teleclass both audios are available on our web-site. Lisa can answer all those pressing legal questions you have been afraid to ask or didn’t know where to turn to for the answers.

As I mentioned Lisa is multi-talented but what I really like about her is her approachability. Speaking to an attorney can be a little intimidating but Lisa knows how to answer the tough questions while making sure you truly understand the answers."

Angela Ploetz
A Red Bench

I want to commend you on a job well done

"I want to commend you on a job well done. Everyone has been saying how great your facilitation of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce's 2009 Board Retreat was. I agree! I have been to many of these types of programs in the past, and I could not believe how fast the retreat went. You really kept the meeting going, added valuable personal & professional feedback, and set the tone for a great 2009. You really are a PRO! Thank you for your organized efforts."

Michael Johndrow
Executive Director, Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, Warwick, NY

You captivated the audience

"Lisa, you captivated the audience with your organizing presentation at our Village Living Expo. Thank you for the professional, informative, and valuable presentation. We are all pleased that you were able to present for us, and will try to put your advice into practice!"

The Warwick Grove Sales Team
Warwick-Grove.com

You are such a good speaker

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your 'Get Organized' workshop at the Goshen Gourmet on June 15th, 2008. You are such a good speaker. Everyone I spoke to really enjoyed your presentation! I loved your idea about the Memory Box. Check out my blog post about your presentation at BusinessCardContacts.com."

June Bissel
BBGG Advertising & Public Relations, Middletown, NY

Thank you for the instant impact you made on me!

"What an inspiring presentation you gave last week! As I write, I have a newly acquired, heavy duty, cross-cut shredder and two portable plastic file carriers by my side. The shredder is on its third load, and my necessary files are neatly organized. Thank you for the instant impact you made on me!"

Virginia J. Clarke, Esq.
Career Counselor, New Directions Program, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY

You have really changed my life

"I have been thinking a lot lately about all you taught us at the Putman/Northern Westchester BOCES organizing workshop, and I have been implementing many of the tips you provided. I cannot tell you how you have really changed my life. I know it sounds corny, but I was in such a bad place before your workshop. You got me thinking of how to use your methods for every aspect of my life and what a difference! I must say, your seminar really helped me put things into perspective and prioritize my activities. I don't have to do it all at once. What a relief! Because I organized and compartmentalized my life, I am not only happier and more relaxed, but so much more productive. It's showing at work and at home. It's amazing how organizing your life gives such peace of mind! My only problem is now I want MORE of your tips and enthusiasm. So, don't be surprised to see me at other presentations you will be holding. Thanks again for all you do."

Rosemary Reo
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY

Lisa was exceptional from the moment she began

"Lisa was exceptional from the moment she began her presentation to our PTA. We listened, laughed and learned in a way that everyone could relate to, even though we all had our own individual organizational issues. Lisa's handouts had terrific strategies from LM Organizing Solutions. Personally, I found the mnemonics particularly helpful and will definitely post them in a place I can see them, until change becomes habit. Many of the (anonymous of course) examples she used to describe unique situations she has encountered, allowed us to feel comfortable about our personal ways of doing things. My only disappointment was in in how fast the time seemed to go.

Overall, perhaps the best thing about her presentation was how eager I was to go home and begin to implement some of what I learned. Lisa was the most worthwhile speaker I have seen in years."

Tracey Pietrzak
President, Pine Island PTA

I appreciate your professionalism and humanity

"Thank you SOOOO much for your wonderful, helpful and inspirational presentation at the QED Hudson Valley Business Edge conference. You are truly an inspiration to me! I appreciate your professionalism and humanity...and you add so much value to everything you do!"

Sheila Pearl
Life Coach and Author

Your talk was so relevant and valuable

"I waited a few minutes after your organizing & time management presentation to the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program to speak to you, but you had an adoring crowd vying for your attention. I want to thank you for your presentation. It was truly an eye opener. I expected a talk on filing systems, but you opened my eyes to things I had never considered, and I truly enjoyed it. You've got great speaking skills and the content of your talk was so relevant and valuable. I've no doubt it will impact me as I move on with my dreams for this new venture, and so I thank you."

Thomas McLoughlin
founder of Hudson Valley Divorce Community, Monroe, NY

Participants raved about her workshop

"Lisa Montanaro recently spoke to our women’s business group on 'Organizing and Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs,' and participants raved about her workshop. They found her energetic, informative, motivational, and able to share from a wide range of different areas within the topics of organizing and life transitions. She made what can often be a challenging topic very accessible, and we’re planning to have her back for '21st Century Organizing Tools' this spring."

Persephone Zill
Program Specialist Women's Enterprise Development Center

You are an extraordinary presenter and the information you shared is of great value to me.

"I wanted to personally thank you for this morning’s presentation, The Organized Entrepreneur, for the Women's Enterprise Development Center. I’m glad a friend mentioned this event to me. Your presentation was excellent. You are an extraordinary presenter and the information you shared is of great value to me. Thank you! I look forward to getting both of your monthly e-zines."

Speak Up was one of the best courses I’ve ever taken!

Speak Up was one of the best courses I’ve ever taken!  Lisa and Monica shared a wealth of information based on their many years of speaking experience.  In just 8 weeks, I felt like I had received years of training.  The course content was incredibly rich and I continue to refer back to the handouts and notes as I increase my speaking services.  Whether you have never taken the stage or you’ve been speaking for a while, you’re sure to learn something in this course!

Get [your] organizing act together without a whole bunch of stress and drama.

Best book ever for anyone who wants to get his/her organizing act together without a whole bunch of stress and drama.

Maryann Cerulli

I was so motivated that I spent that evening organizing my office and I feel like a million dollars!

I want to thank you, Lisa. Your DECIDE to be Organized presentation to the Mid-Hudson Estate Planning Council on Thursday, March 3, 2011 was great. I was so motivated that I spent that evening organizing my office and I feel like a million dollars! I also gave a speech the next day and your Stand & Deliver: Dynamic Presentations CD helped with that aspect of my job too! Thanks so much.

Karen VanHouten Minogue
Executive Director, Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan Counties, NY

Just about every person in the audience remarked upon how interesting, helpful and motivating your talk was.

I want to thank you on behalf of the Orangeburg Library for your wonderful "DECDE to be Organized" presentation at the library on Monday, March 26, 2011. Just about every person in the audience remarked upon how interesting, helpful and motivating your talk was. And, I strongly suspect, that this weekend, any number of homes will have far less clutter than before! Good luck with your many endeavors, especially the new book.

Bobbi Chertok
Adult Programmer, Orangeburg Library, Orangeburg, NY

It's well thought out with examples, cheat sheets and the works.

I just received my autographed copy of The Ultimate Life Organizer book and I love it. You did a great job putting it together. It's well thought out with examples, cheat sheets and the works. Can't wait to start implementing!

Edison Guzman
http://www.aeadvertising.com/

You held the attention of virtually everyone in attendance and delivered a powerful, yet easy to understand message.

I want to thank you for the outstanding presentation you put on for the Women's Council of Realtors event last week at the Culinary Institute of America. Working under some very difficult conditions (poor acoustics, cavernous multi-room venue, after lunch time slot) you held the attention of virtually everyone in attendance and delivered a powerful, yet easy to understand message. You'll enjoy hearing this: as I was walking to my car a woman came up to me and thanked me for arranging your talk. She showed me pages of notes and told me yours was a message she needed to hear. Earlier another woman pulled me aside and said you were 'fantastic'. That was high praise because I know that woman well and she is tough to impress. Your talk was an unqualified 'hit'. I hope we have the chance to work with you again.

Matt Williams
Program Co-Chairman, Women's Council of Realtors - Dutchess County

If you are determined to become organized,this book will help you.

If you are determined to become organized, this book will help you. Buy one for you and one for a friend and the two of you can work together and hold each other accountable. I guarantee that if you do the work and the exercises, you will be an organized person upon completion!

The Ultimate Life Organizer was written by Lisa Montanaro, a professional organizer and lawyer out of New York. On a personal note, I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa as a business coach and she knows what she is talking about!

Melissa Schmalenberger, MS Simplicity
Organizing on the Cheap

Not only was your expertise apparent but also your ability to assess the clientele in the room and speak to their specific concerns.

"Thank you for coming to speak to our Heels in Motion group. All participants rated the workshop in the highest rating categories. Those who I spoke with following the presentation were excited and felt equipped with new ideas and perspectives. One attendee wrote that the night was “awesome” and that it “motivated her to DECIDE.” Another told me that she began using your phraseology that “everything has a home” with her kids! Another woman went home and threw away over a year’s worth of unopened mail! The tips and tools you offered our group were priceless and I know that I personally have made changes because of them. Not only was your expertise apparent but also your ability to assess the clientele in the room and speak to their specific concerns. Thank you again for coming to speak to us!"

Danielle Marse-Kapr
Gender Equity Coordinator, YWCA

It's not just a book, it's a place to organize your thoughts and have as a regular tool while you organize your life. Organizing is a process, not a race.

I finished reading a book written by an esteemed colleague of mine from NY. She's not only a certified professional organizer she is also an Attorney.

Her new book just out on organizing your home and life is an easy read. It comes with pages to create your own plan for each area of your home. It has a pocket in the back to hold receipts and pages to write down your thoughts, or plans.

I've read many organizing books throughout my years as a professional and have to say this is the second one I've actually read all the way through.

Others, I skimmed, or started and never finished. It's a good book if I can finish and enjoy it. Did I mention, it has a cute cover and build in bookmark? LOVE IT!

One thing I'm asked frequently as a CPO, "what papers do I keep and what do I toss"? Lisa, gives a define answer to that question and gives it from a legal standpoint.

It's simple and innovative! It's not just a book, it's a place to organize your thoughts and have as a regular tool while you organize your life. Organizing is a process, not a race.

CHEERS! and HAPPY ORGANIZING!

Deborah Erickson
Cafe Mom

It's not just a book, it's a place to organize your thoughts and have as a regular tool while you organize your life. Organizing is a process, not a race.<

I finished reading a book written by an esteemed colleague of mine from NY. She's not only a certified professional organizer she is also an Attorney.

Her new book just out on organizing your home and life is an easy read. It comes with pages to create your own plan for each area of your home. It has a pocket in the back to hold receipts and pages to write down your thoughts, or plans.

I've read many organizing books throughout my years as a professional and have to say this is the second one I've actually read all the way through.

Others, I skimmed, or started and never finished. It's a good book if I can finish and enjoy it. Did I mention, it has a cute cover and build in bookmark? LOVE IT!

One thing I'm asked frequently as a CPO, "what papers do I keep and what do I toss"? Lisa, gives a define answer to that question and gives it from a legal standpoint.

It's simple and innovative! It's not just a book, it's a place to organize your thoughts and have as a regular tool while you organize your life. Organizing is a process, not a race.

CHEERS! and HAPPY ORGANIZING!

Deborah Erickson
Cafe Mom

You really make learning fun!

Lisa, You are an absolute delight. Thank you for being our keynote speaker for the Arizona-Nevada-New Mexico Division Education Forum & Annual Meeting of the International Association of Administrative Professionals held in Albuquerque on June 3, 2011. My only complaint is that I wish they had scheduled you for a full day session! Your presentation, DECIDE to be Organized: Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion, was a topic that we have not had in the 16 years I've been in this division. It was fresh, lively, informative, and fun. You amazed me with your stories in support of something an attendee mentioned. You had a story for everything. You really make learning fun! It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope that our paths cross again.

Patti Speer
President, Arizona-Nevada-New Mexico Division, IAAP

This is one book you'll find invaluable and a constant resource as you seek to live a more organized, less stressful life!

Clutter can multiply if you have no clear path to deal with it. But, help is on the way! Lisa Montanaro's new book, The Ultimate Life Organizer, will walk you through the process of organizing the spaces you live in while removing the stress disorder brings. We know organization is a process and having the right tools makes the difference between success and failure. We know you'll benefit from the tools Lisa outlines. This is one book you'll find invaluable and a constant resource as you seek to live a more organized, less stressful life!

Rylex Custom Cabinetry & Closets
www.RylexOnline.com

I am going to nominate you for a further presentation at our annual meeting.

"Lisa, I want you to know how much I enjoyed your Ethics webinar for the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM) in July 2011.

Your slides were very well done and reflect the great amount of thought and planning that you must have given to preparing for this event.

Your presentation was excellent, loud, and clear.

And your willingness to tackle all the incoming questions made for a terrific learning experience! I am going to nominate you for a further presentation at our annual meeting. Thank you!"

Bruce A. Ackermann
www.AckermannMoney.com

Lisa's book pushes and encourages me that the time for change is now, not some distant future.

I'm working through Lisa's book right now. I've been complaining for months that I need something for a couple of rooms to contain the overflow of clothing and clutter. Besides offering lots of helpful tips, Lisa's book pushes and encourages me that the time for change is now, not some distant future. Getting organized is about taking control of your life - now. As you get your physical space under control, other spaces open up, making more room for all kinds of possibilities.

We had a packed house for her presentation and not a single person went home disappointed.

"We invited Lisa to speak to prospective residents at Glen Arden, Orange County’s only continuing care retirement community. Often, we deal with people who would just love to move here or to move somewhere, but don’t know where to begin. They have years and years of “stuff” which may have sentimental value or may have some monetary value. What do we do with all of this stuff? This is where Lisa comes in. Not only was Lisa motivating and extremely insightful, but she also did not let any one of us feel like we were alone in this dilemma. We had a packed house for her presentation and not a single person went home disappointed. Months have gone by since Lisa spoke to the group and I still have attendees from that day telling me their success stories after hearing Lisa’s ideas and putting them to use. Every single one of those people have a great sense of pride in what they have accomplished, which is awesome to see! Lisa makes organizing and downsizing seem so easy by making it a manageable process. She will be invited back by popular demand!"

Time management, work and home -- this book has it all!

I purchased a copy of "The Ultimate Life Organizer" and find it to be a great help. Time management, work and home -- this book has it all! It's worth purchasing for yourself or a great gift for the holidays. I truly believe this is a great book!

Joe Giglio, Warwick, NY

Thanks for the fantastic presentation You were awesome!

"Thanks for the fantastic presentation, "Successfully Self-Employed: Achieve Results at Home, in Business & in Life" to our women's entrepreneur group. You were awesome! I'm know the rest of the group feels the same way. In fact, one of the group members is revamping her business plan because she realized that her passion is "public speaking" after seeing you in action. I'm certain that you awakened and inspired that decision because I even entertained the idea for a brief moment during your presentation (smiles)!"

Vera
White Plains, NY

You provide the right balance between sharing and allowing us to reflect, ask questions, and comment.

"Lisa, I so enjoy the women's entrepreneur mastermind group sessions that you facilitate. You share with us very practical and useful information that we can apply to our businesses and our personal lives. You provide the right balance between sharing and allowing us to reflect, ask questions, and comment. Also, thank you for being transparent, and sharing your successes and challenges that you have encountered in your business. This is both refreshing and gives us encouragement. Lastly, the handouts are great! Thank you for sharing some of the tools you use in your business. Not everyone would do this! I'm eagerly looking forward to the next sessions!"

Migdalia
Educational Consultant and Coach, Westchester County, NY

You were very polished in your delivery, and made everyone feel comfortable enough to ask questions.

"Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation at our NAPO NNJ Chapter Meeting on Monday, April 23rd."

"Your customization of your Bold Business Moves: Moving Your Business in the Right Direction was very well received. You gave all our members, no matter their years of experience or area of expertise, valuable information. You touched on so many topical areas including: Entrepreneurial Growth Obstacles, Delegating, Accountability Tools, Multiple Streams of Income, the Profit Pyramid, Suite of Services, and so much more.

Your experience as both a Professional Organizer and a veteran speaker really makes for a great combination in presenting to NAPO members. You were very polished in your delivery, and made everyone feel comfortable enough to ask questions.

I enjoyed seeing your presentation as well as working with you in the weeks leading up to it. I wish you the best of luck with your upcoming move across the country. I’m sure the West Coast will be thrilled to have you and your business make yourself at home there."

Diane Sunderman
Programming Director, NAPO NNJ

Lisa engaged our audience with a fast-paced and lively keynote address

I have hired Lisa Montanaro as a speaker twice in the last year and couldn't be happier about my choice. As Wellness Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, I hired Lisa to deliver a presentation on how to get and stay organized. She delighted a very diverse audience of employees and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. As Program Co-Chair of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Sacramento Chapter, I hired Lisa as the keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Northern California Training and Development Conference. Lisa engaged our audience with a fast-paced and lively keynote address on work-life integration that kept everyone on the edge of their seats. I would recommend Lisa for any group that desires an engaging speaker who can captivate and hold an audience's attention.

Thomas E Moore
Co-Chair, American Society for Training & Development, Sacramento, CA

Lisa helped me to define some of the critical areas of my business

"I’ve attended many business building seminars, teleclasses and workshops, and Kick Butt Business Boot camp was definitely one of the best! Lisa helped me to define some of the critical areas of my business that needed to be addressed and I left the boot camp with the tools I needed to succeed. Lisa’s business boot camps should be a requirement for all small business owners, whether they are new in business or a veteran! Thanks, Lisa!"

We are excited to be able to move forward with confidence and motivation!

Bob & I were so thrilled to meet you and receive all of the valuable instruction from your Business Bootcamp! Yes, our butts were kicked! Ha!!! And we are excited to be able to move forward with both of our businesses with confidence and motivation!

Thank you!!!

Annette McCaughtry & Bob McCaughtry
Paper To Pearls Organizing Solutions & Bob McCaughtry Handyman Services

It was exactly what I needed to hear at this point in my career!

"Thank you very much for hosting the webinar 'Don't Be a See-Saw: Forget Balance & Engage in Life-Work Integration.' It was exactly what I needed to hear at this point in my career! My duties have recently changed on my job, and I was having a hard time dealing with it.  However, I know that I need to only focus on what is expected of me within reason during the work day.  I am very confident that the tools that you offered today will allow me to get a better handle on work-life balance without the stress. Thank you!"

Catrina Wright

I love your book and even showed it to my career counselor the other day!

I purchased your book when I attended the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers (MARCPO) in Bethesda, MD in October 2011. I love your book and even showed it to my career counselor the other day! I really like the sections for taking notes and the helpful information you pass along on each page. I especially like your encouragement. Thank you!

Janine Roberts

A user-friendly guide to getting and staying organized, in your home, work and life.

I purchased The Ultimate Life Organizer as soon as it was published and took it on my beach vacation where I read it cover to cover. It’s a user-friendly guide to getting and staying organized, in your home, work and life. As an efficiency coach and speaker, I refer to it often when I am working on a project for a client, especially the chapter on Organizing at Work. As a homeowner, it gives me great tips on keeping my clutter at bay and managing my paperwork quickly and easily. I especially love the time management tips and tricks on page 54, and the inside back-cover pocket. That’s a great place to keep my notes on applying Lisa’s tips. I highly recommend The Ultimate Life Organizer. It’s a fun and easy and very useful read.

Robin Roscillo

One of the best organizing books I have read

Lisa, I just finished reading your book and it is one of the best organizing books I have read. I love the workbook style and feel people will be able to relate to this much better than a book full of verbiage. I heard myself talking throughout the book and had to laugh at some of the exact statements I have made to my clients. This is a user-friendly format that will help people take ownership of their space and apply simple steps to accomplish some organizing goals. Job well done, my friend, and thank you for the beautiful inscription.

Linda Henderson
http://conceptsinorganizing.com

Your background, experience and skills are very powerful

"Lisa, I am so grateful for your business coaching. Your background, experience and skills are very powerful and have been so beneficial for me and my business.

Your flexibility allowed for a flow where you followed me as I mapped out the projects that I wanted us to work on, as well as lead me through the process. Due to your diverse background, you have an amazing ability to wear many hats as we worked to streamline decisions on the various situations discussed.

You are able to be Business Coach, Attorney, Mentor, Cheerleader…and more. You wear all your hats so well! Thank You."

I feel excited about my business for the first time in a long time!

"Unbelievable!!! That's how I would sum up my first business coaching session with Lisa… To be honest, I was really skeptical going in as I had worked with a few coaches in the past and those experiences just left me feeling like I had wasted my money. I was having a hard time figuring out exactly what I wanted my business to become and Lisa literally pulled it out of me like magic! I feel excited about my business for the first time in a long time. Lisa understood me and my business in a way no one has before. Her dynamic personality and enthusiasm combined with passion for her clients is a winning combination. Worth every penny!!!!!"

Carly Poppalardo
www.RealOrganizedVA.com

Your experience and incredibly savvy business expertise has given me a new level of clarity and confidence

"I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for our session on Friday! For a long time I have felt that my decision to focus on a specific niche was a distinctive and sound decision for my new business. But having your input and review of my plans left me feeling both elated and reassured at the same time. With your experience and incredibly savvy business expertise, it has given me a new level of clarity and confidence that I ever could have reached on my own! I want to thank you again so much for your invaluable guidance. I am especially grateful that we met, especially at a time where I needed someone just like YOU to come into my life. I truly look forward to our continued relationship!"

Joanie Miller Levine
JML PROJECT GROUP LLC, Baltimore, MD

Lisa's expertise at helping a key employee get organized has been invaluable.

She also did a presentation to our agency alliance with over 30 people that was extremely well received. I would certainly recommend her to anyone that feels an employee, or even their office, needs organizational expertise.

Stuart Durland
VP of Operations, Seely & Durland Insurance, Warwick, NY

I would not think twice before contracting with her again.

We have used Lisa numerous times for training and coaching services for our employees. She is so popular with our managers, that some of our departments have contracted with her in order to do training specifically for their staff members. She has also proved invaluable in providing coaching sessions for one of our departments where there was a debilitating relationship between the manager and staff. Her efforts, while not completely solving the problems, did go a long way in beginning a process to get that department back on track. I would not think twice before contracting with her again.

Gerard Serpico
former Director of Human Resources, City of Yonkers, NY

These documents are great!

Lisa these documents are great! Knowing that a lawyer with detailed knowledge of our industry created them gives me complete peace of mind. The ongoing updates you provide are such a bonus too! Thank you.

Jan Lehman
Can the Clutter Productivity & Organizing Service

I ended up with three interviews scheduled in one week and two offers coming in on the same day!

"Thank you again for your career coaching guidance. It helped me put a lot of thought into the places I was applying. I realized that it is critical to "believe in" what I am doing. Yes, office work is office work, but at the end of the day, I have to feel I am doing something worthwhile. I ended up with three interviews scheduled in one week and two offers coming in on the same day! The job I wound up accepting is a perfect fit. And you hear it over and over today, but even though I am making less money, I am happier. The thought process that you helped me with really steered me in this direction. Otherwise I would most likely just have repeated history, taken the better paying job and eventually found myself dissatisfied. Thanks again for everything."

Heidi
Beacon, NY

I value her opinion and insight

"I have known Lisa Montanaro for five years. Since meeting her, she has served as a career counselor and mentor to me. Because of her extensive experience and knowledge, I have always valued her opinion and insight. She seems to always have a solution. In fact, Lisa just assisted me in applying for a position that I received an offer for. Her help was invaluable from application to interview to negotiating an offer. I start my new job next month and am thrilled! I am fortunate to have met her."

Sheila
Middletown, NY

I was truly impressed with Lisa's knowledge, professionalism and energy.

I first met Lisa at the Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS) annual conference in Denver, CO where she presented a seminar on how to add Organizing to your Redesign Business offerings. I was truly impressed with Lisa's knowledge, professionalism and energy. I then participated in Lisa's six-week DECIDE to be Organized on-line group couching program. My goal was two-fold in that I was looking for tips for my own personal organizing challenges as well as looking to gain more expertise to pass on to my clients. I found the six-week program to be very beneficial on both fronts. Sharing stories and challenges with others on the call helped to inspire me to tackle the things I had been putting off. In turn, being able to offer encouragement and understanding to others on the call was rewarding as well. As I go through my old boxes of 'stuff' or work with others going through the same process, I continually ask myself Lisa's three key questions - "Do I Love it? Do I Use it? Do I need it?" If not - then out it goes! Thank you Lisa for your inspiration and for offering this on-line coaching program. It has been an eye-opening and rewarding journey!

Kathy Thrasher
R3redesign, San Francisco Bay Area

Lisa is an ardent voice and valuable resource for entrepreneurial women

Lisa is an ardent voice and valuable resource for entrepreneurial women truly ready to take their freedom-inspired business to the next level. She’s real, pragmatic and collaborative in everything she does. Working with Lisa is definitely a smart business move.

Nadine Nicholson
Nadine Nicholson and Co., Calgary, Canada

Lisa teaches her clients how to be organized so they can grow a business, work with more clients and still have a life

I had the great pleasure of working with Lisa on several of my Events in which she participated. Lisa teaches her clients how to be organized so they can grow a business, work with more clients and still have a life. I can tell you that she certainly walks the talk. For each of my events, Lisa came prepared, she respected all the deadlines and we always received her information when requested. She is a professional from top to bottom. And I have to add that she is also a wonderful partner to work with. So if you are considering inviting Lisa to be an expert in your event, you'll be delighted from start to finish. I will definitely work with her again.

Christine Marmoy, MBA
www.coachingandsuccess.com, www.thewomensedgemag.com

Lisa Montanaro was a guest speaker for my Virtual Event “The Feminine Energy Revolution”

Lisa is a rare jewel unlike no other, with a combination of exceptional speaking talents, skills and knowledge in her craft, and wisdom on what is relevant for Entrepreneurs today to empower themselves and their businesses through effective decision making. Lisa is such a pleasure to work with from beginning to end and she cared deeply about bringing valuable content to the listeners. She delivered on that and more in a fun, engaging and inspiring way. I highly recommend Lisa for your event!

Lisa is wonderful!

"Lisa is wonderful! Her tutelage, calming influence, and goal-directed persona have allowed me to achieve optimal performance. I highly recommend her to anyone, especially those interested in taking their organizational work and home space, as well as pursuits of goals, to the next level. Great person, easy-going personality, and inspirational support."

S.L.
Major, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

You did a great job providing so much relevant content without giving us that feeling of info-overload.

"I'm so glad that I attended your Don't Go It Alone: It Takes a Village to Run a Successful Organizing Business session at NAPO 2010 and saw you speak in person. You are very well-spoken and a wonderful presenter. You did a great job providing so much relevant content and without giving us that feeling of info-overload.

There was one thing in particular that you said and I wanted you to know that it has really made me think differently about some of my business expenses. In fact, I plan to attend the conference next year because of it. It was the part when you were talking about when/how business owners decide to hire a virtual asst. Some build it into their cost of doing business from the start and others wait until they reach a specified level. The past few years I have made my decision on whether or not to attend Conference based on the latter. Now, I have decided to build it into my budget and I definitely plan to attend Conference next year! "

Anne Marie Moore
Moore Organization LLC

The information that you shared with us...was enlightening, invaluable, and very well received by the audience.

"On behalf of the Howard University Alumni Club of Westchester and Rockland, I would like to thank you for participating in "The Extra in Extraordinary: Powerful Professional Development" event as a speaker/panelist. The information that you shared with us on organizing and time management was enlightening, invaluable, and very well received by the audience. It was an honor for our community to learn from you. We hope that you enjoyed meeting the members that attended and that you will consider returning in the future to speak with us on related professional development topics. Many thanks again."

Carole Coleman-Florestal, Esq.
President, Howard University Alumni Club of Westchester and Rockland

I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone.

"Lisa Montanaro came to give leadership training to the top producing agents in my office. (Typically a very tough crowd to please) The whole group really enjoyed Lisa. They walked away with a better understanding of what a leader is and how they could apply that to their business. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone."

Jennifer Maher
Team Leader Keller Williams Realty Group, Chair Woman Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Chair Woman Mahopac Carmel Chamber of Commerce

The phone coaching sessions were effective and very helpful for me

"I wanted to write and thank you for the help you have given me in our recent telephone coaching sessions! I've had various time management and organizational problems for some time now, but I never quite knew where to begin with solving them. I thought about formal classes, but of course, I didn't want to take time out to attend them! So when I realized that you were available for phone coaching, I thought I would give it a try! After the brief time it took for you to assess my situation, I was very pleased with the number of easy and practical steps that you suggested to help me to become more organized, prioritized and effective. I was especially pleased with the tips you gave me to help bridge my paper and electronic information, which is essential to the way I live and work. Since I've worked on the steps you suggested to use my paper system to support my electronic system, and rely on a single source for my information and prioritized actions, I have been able to more effectively get my task lists completed on time and with much less stress!!!

I must say that the phone coaching sessions were effective and very helpful for me, and since that time I have been reading your e-zine/Newsletter when it comes out for more tips and insights. Also, now that I have seen the value of having a subject matter expert help me with organizing and setting priorities, I am considered getting some more formal assistance. So, I strongly recommend to anyone that is struggling with organizing, time management, or prioritization issues, to get some help! No one should go it alone, especially when expert help is available to cut through all of their confusion and give them a new perspective! And I strongly recommend you , Lisa, as the expert they should choose!"

Mark A. Baker
Orchard Park, NY

I am making progress and am much happier.

"I was in your Orange-Ulster Boces 'Get Organized' class last Fall. My problem was home office/paper, etc. I just wanted to let you know that I am about to file my 2005 tax return. This is the first time that I have not been on double extension in 6 years! This is a tangible measure of success. I have streamlined certain of my monthly bill paying processes and am working on others. As a result, I have found the time to work on scrapbooks for my children. To treat myself, I plan to work on my scrapbook this weekend. What a way to celebrate tax day! Thanks again for your valuable suggestions. I still have many delayed decisions and need to reconfigure my entry landing zone, but I am making progress and am much happier."

Colleen
Highland Mills, NY

Lisa's skillful and knowledgeable help has been invaluable.

"Lisa's skillful and knowledgeable help has been invaluable. All of my files, both for personal/ household and for my parent's trust, are now in order. Lisa taught me what to throw out, what to keep, where to keep it, and how to stay on top of all of the paperwork. I have a system I can maintain!"

Diane
Palisades, NY

Thanks for the guidance

"Your practical solutions are helping us keep things where they belong. Thanks for the guidance in what we could throw away and what we needed to keep for tax purposes."

Kathryne Culver
Chester, NY

Lisa is extremely creative

"I've worked with Lisa for over a year to train myself to get better organized. I am a mother of two and run two businesses out of my home, so I've learned to find skills -- kind of like exercising muscles you did not know you had. I saw results immediately after starting to work with Lisa and built on our sessions together. I started by wanting to have my children's playroom organized, but quickly realized that Lisa could help me with my paper glut! She created paper management systems for school papers, mail, and my home office, and taught me to like the word 'purge'. Lisa is extremely creative as an organizer -- no cookie-cutter solutions, but rather, a tailor-made system to suit my needs. She is a great listener and has a keen sense of intuition the way a dog has an advanced sense of smell -- very astute and well rounded. I highly recommend Lisa if you are ready to make changes to create the space of your dreams, or are looking to make over your mind. Lisa is a very sincere, intelligent and organized professional!"

Terry Knight Friedman
Owner of Knight Creative Services, and Director II, Melaleuca, The Wellness Company, Highland Mills, NY

I am thrilled to say that it exceeded my expectations!

“I am honored to have been part of Lisa Montanaro's first Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat in California. After doing business coaching with Lisa for several months, I knew the retreat would be nothing short of spectacular. I am thrilled to say that it exceeded my expectations! Not only did I have many revelations from the retreat content, each participant taught me something on a personal level. I loved spending time getting to know the other attendees and it was fun exploring new places (restaurants, wineries, shops) with them.

I am anxious to put my ideas into action for both my business and personal life and I look forward to connecting with the rest of the brilliant women (whom I now consider my friends) again in the future. Thank you, Lisa, for a fabulous weekend!”

Lisa is an amazing and inspiring multi-talented lady!

"It was a pleasure spending such quality time with amazing ladies at the Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat! I loved the camaraderie, the sharing and the inspiration with everyone. Looking forward to staying in touch to celebrate successes and share challenges on this journey.

One of the most valuable things for me was how Lisa pulled back the curtain and let us see how her business actually works. Also sharing the systems she has in place was terrific - like the spreadsheets. And of course her endless enthusiasm! 🙂

Lisa Montanaro, thank you for pulling it together and being our fearless leader - you rock girlfriend! You are an amazing and inspiring multi-talented lady!"

I learned to: 'Dream big, stake your claim and create the future you desire!'

“At the Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat I learned to: ‘Dream big, stake your claim and create the future you desire!’ It was magical! What an outstanding group! Thank you, Lisa Montanaro.”

Suzanne Hobbs

The circles under my eyes are not from exhaustion. They are from profound and deep relaxation.

The circles under my eyes are not from exhaustion. They are from profound and deep relaxation. That's the residual effect of the Purpose, Passion & Productivity Retreat hosted by Lisa Montanaro in Wine Country in the Fall of 2014.

The way our food was selected and openly and gleefully shared was very symbolic of our entire Purpose Passion Productivity Retreat: * all different tastes, styles & preferences "bellied up to the table" * lots of questioning the expert, trusting her guidance * much positive enthusiasm & encouragement to taste new unfamiliar things * sincere sharing of everything in the circle in front of us * adventurous nibbles * gratitude & generosity for being well served * contented satisfaction, a feeling of being "fueled" with unique & quality tidbits — HOW WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS!

Mary E. Rossow
Rossow Resources

I’m so glad to have been able to participate in the Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat

“I’m sending my ‘thank you love note’. I’m so glad to have been able to participate in the Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat for soooo many reason. Thank you for all the work you and Deb (your online business manager) did to make it an amazing experience. I was a pleasure to meet all of the ladies and get to know more about them, their lives and businesses. I look forward to staying connected with all of them! And I look forward to working on my action items.

On a completely different note, I wanted to compliment you on how put together you always look, even when going to the spa! :-)”

I can't believe how helpful Lisa's Purpose, Passion & Productivity retreat was for me.

Three days of dedicated time to focus on business and life issues, in a beautiful area like California Wine Country, is a necessary gift every business owner should give him or herself. As a solopreneur for 15 years, I've attended many seminars and conferences and learned things along the way, but there's something about Lisa's delivery, her knowledge, and her incredible passion that makes it clear that she is exceptional at what she does. She has a way of getting you to delve deep inside yourself, to really examine your goals and aspirations, and to push through the obstacles standing in your way. Lisa has a gift for working with people. She is very warm and approachable, yet very professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about business and is also a inspirational model of balanced living. I highly recommend Lisa, and definitely look forward to her next retreat.

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