I was born with a passion for neat and orderly surroundings, and an innate sense about how to organize ‘stuff’. I love a good challenge and I have fun tapping into my creativity, repurposing objects, and working with my clients to produce a more orderly and more joyous environment for them.
In the early 1980’s, I worked for a very progressive and design conscious cabinet company. I sold everything from kitchen cabinetry to custom wall units. I learned how to design and how to engineer space to make it both esthetically pleasing and functional.
Closet companies? A store where they sold hangers? A person who organizes? No one had heard of such a profession or service at that time. I have owned my own business for 33 years now, and I have thoroughly enjoyed helping people resolve their organizational dilemmas. It has been gratifying to be of service in this way, knowing I could make someone’s life a little more organized and a lot easier.
As a mother of 3 adult children, I have faced the challenges around finding time to organize anything!! When my kids were young, maintaining a sense of organization was essential to me. As my children grew, so did our possessions! I found I was stressed and frustrated because I did not know how to maintain the organized systems I had created. I did not feel aligned with my passion as a residential organizer in the same way, and I knew there had to be more.
Jane is an expert at creating and organizing spaces. Her creative abilities are unique and shine through her work.
– Natalie Valentini L.M.S.W.
On the recommendation of a friend, I attended Newfield Network to become an ontological life coach. Newfield Network, based in Boulder, Colorado is known as the “Harvard” of coaching schools. Their coaching program gave me opportunity to explore my own priorities, while opening a new world of possibilities for me. I knew this was where I belonged, and I knew this was the “more” I was searching for.
Ontology is the study of “being” that focuses on the present and how we show up in life through our body, emotions and language. It takes into account our whole being – our historical and cultural past, and relies on observation, action and results. It is a relationship that is built on mutual respect and trust. Because ontological coaching can create lasting solutions for living a sustainable life, I was able to bridge the gap I perceived between being an effective organizer and a life coach.
Today’s trend toward minimizing or becoming a minimalist, the concept of “tiny” housing popping up everywhere, and my own understanding of the ‘universality of clutter’ culminated in a big “ah ha” moment for me! I have always been very organized, but my life has been anything but minimal. I have been a collector and I saved everything!
I started to clear out my own “stuff”, donating a big portion of it to charity. The process is ongoing, although not easy. In so many ways that I never could have imagined, I can see the benefits to leading a minimalist and organized life!
My passion is alive!!! I look forward to sharing it with you.
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