Classes & Presentations: A Closer Look
Design Your Days: Make Each Day Count Host: Vermont Women Business Owners’ Network. May 2, 2013.
Is this you? You’re going at full speed but not feeling you’re getting anywhere;You’re feeling stuck. You’ve reached a plateau and you’re not moving ahead; You want a fresh, creative look at how to manage your time and design your days.You know what to do … you’re not doing it though. You’re in your own way sometimes.
By the workshop’s finish, you will be on your way to transforming that “stuck and overwhelmed” feeling into a feeling of renewed energy and motivation. During this session, we will show video clips of women business owners like you that were once stuck and are now inspired, empowered, and enabled; climbing to their next level of success.
Results you can expect: New or renewed inspiration, motivation, and a clear action plan; Identification of your desired result and several concrete steps to attain your result, after learning our proven Design Your Day process; Real practice with a portion of our Design Your Days toolkit. This begins to catapult you into your next level of success; a true realization that you’re not alone and you, too, will find success. You will hear real stories from our clients and experience their journeys first –hand. As they have designed their days to reach new levels of success, you will begin to design yours.
Rightsizing Your Life - at North Shore Community College, Beverly, Massachusetts Starting May 25th, 5 weeks. Description below. More information/registration here: http://community.northshore.edu/search/courses You may need to use the “instructor search” and locate Susan West’s courses.
At a Crossroads: What’s Your Next Chapter? North Shore Community College, Beverly, Massachusetts starting July 10th, 5 weeks.Description below. More information/registration here: http://community.northshore.edu/search/courses You may need to use the “instructor search” and locate Susan West’s courses.
Invited back to The Hunt/The Huntington for a panel about downsizing. May 9th. A panel of specialists, available to answer questions, helping people through the emotional, organizational, and physical challenges of downsizing.
Organizers’ Panel: Get organized – with advice from a panel of professional organizers from our NAPO chapter, right here in New Hampshire. Free Presentation. Manchester Public Library, Winchell Room, 405 Pine St, Manchester, NH. Thursday, May 9, 2013. 6:30-8:00 p.m. In this information packed workshop, a panel of professional organizers will give you expert advice on how to eliminate clutter in the most challenging areas of your home. For more info, see our flyer on the NAPO Greater Manchester NH Facebook page HERE. Or see the flyer below:
Taking Care of Others Means Taking Care of You.
Presentation/workshop at the 7th Annual Statewide Caregivers Conference, Wednesday, November 6, 2013. For the Coalition of Caring. Description: You run around and aren’t sure you have what you need for appointments. Your home is not as organized as it used to be. You feel as if you’re always squeezing too much out of your time. You’re not getting the support you need. And you are now a caregiver. How do you take on this additional challenge, when you’re already feeling overwhelmed and overcommitted? Hear practical strategies for managing your time, for reorganizing your home, and creating a network of care and support.
Balance, Beauty and Harmony
“Balance, Beauty and Harmony “… Simple ways to live your best life. Living your best life is all about achieving a healthy balance and maintaining a consistent healthy lifestyle that nurtures your mind, body and spirit.
Led by me and Amy Medling, Certified Health Coach. A mini-workshop to help you discover what is holding you back from living your best life, including practical suggestions for creating more balance in your life, whatever balance looks like to you.
Presentation was created for and held with the H30 women’s group at Immaculate Conception Church, Nashua. H30 – offering a hand, a heart and a ray of hope – an active, large women’s group.
Residents’ meeting about staying organized, time management, running a household while working or going to school. A women’s transitional home, all women must be on their own within two years. Their website is here.
Organize for a Fresh Start
Embrace the Next Chapter of Your Life! Moving onto a next chapter is about new perspectives: letting go, changing or reorganizing our surroundings, and choosing new ways to spend time. You’re thinking differently about your “stuff,” your environment, and your schedule. You may feel that your home just doesn’t reflect who you are anymore, nor does how you spend your time. You’re ready to Organize for a Fresh Start and begin your next chapter. Strategies and tips on how to use organization as a tool to help you transition to and embrace the next chapter of your life.
When Life Interferes: Making it through Life’s Transitions as a Business Owner
Changes interrupt life. Big life changes need our attention, yet so does our business. Join Stephanie Calahan of Calahan Solutions, as she and Sue West, Certified Organizer Coach® discuss time strategies, work strategies and home management strategies to get you through the life change. Purchase the series at this link. Fire Up Your Biz: Enrich Your Life!
5 Organizing Systems Everyone Needs
Time, paper, finances, meals, and decluttering – with these key household organizing systems working well you’ll find time, save money, and create time for yourself and what matters to you. You’ll feel more in control. Sue shares practical ideas for ways you can improve on your own systems or recreate those that just don’t seem to be working as well as they used to. Designed for those who manage the household and find that there never seems to be enough time.
Get Organized & Stay More Organized: Create Time for What You Want to Do (not just for what you need to do)
This class is for you if you want a more organized life because you want to do more with your time (family time, back to school, health/exercise, grandparenting, or resurrecting or trying a new hobby – the “higher value” of life). Each week, Sue West, certified professional organizer and organizing coach will review a different organizing challenge, common ones for those of us running a household: schedules, household chores, papers, time management and more. You’ll hear her advice, and you’ll learn Sue’s techniques for creating systems that work for you, in your life, at your home – techniques you can use as other challenges come up, after the class is over. You’ll choose a project or topic you want to work on while taking the class and we’ll work through it together as the weeks go on.
Help Me Organize After a Life Change
Life changes interrupt our lives. Whether they are joyous (such as welcoming a new family member) unexpected (such as a job loss) or tragic (such as the loss of a loved one), these changes leave us with homes, belongings, and schedules that no longer meet our needs or help us live our lives. Reorganizing is an important part of processing any life change. In this free webinar you’ll learn how to declutter your home and your schedule so they support your current and future needs, and reorganize your space using a holistic approach that honors your past chapter in life yet still finds ways to move on to the new one.
Inspired Time Management & Organization – Women Inspiring Women Keynote Speaker
This won’t be like other time management or organization programs. You’ll be inspired to think differently about the challenges we all face with our time – your workplace, email, scheduling, papers, or others. We’ll hear from Sue and she’ll also hear from the audience, so her comments will center around your challenges! Time management is a large topic, but really, it’s so much about knowing yourself and what will work for you. Come and be inspired, think differently and get some ideas for answers to your biggest time management challenges. BONUS GROUP DISCUSSION At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be an optional open group discussion about tips, strategies and ideas for time management and organization. Lots of sharing! Women Inspiring Women website
Simplify. Organize. Downsize.
Hear expert ideas about solving organizing and downsizing challenges. Plus, you’ll select an organizing project you want to work on for the duration of class and we’ll help you get through it, so it’s done, once and for all.
We’ll tackle common organizing challenges such as: where to start, kitchen counter paper piles, too much stuff everywhere, deciding what to keep and what to let go of, closets, home offices, photos and memories, thinking differently about your stuff, maximizing your space, and setting up organizing systems so the stuff doesn’t return.
Organizing on the Go
Have you ever lost an important bill? Missed a dentist apt.? Shoved piles of paper into drawers when company was coming? Get organized to find things faster, discover space you didn’t know you had and to reduce stress while on the go.
A Life in Context: Telling Your Story
Look backward to move forward. Decide what to keep in your story and what to let go. Spend time with two local experts, an archivist & a professional organizer.
- Connect your present with your past. Honor it, without getting stuck;
- Of all the memories you have, decide which are key to pass on;
- Understand which belongings are important to your family history;
- Discover ways to record/document your own story, a life in context.
Co-hosted by Melissa Mannon, of ArchivesInfo & Sue West of Space4U Organizing.
Rightsizing for Your Next Chapter – Downsizing Dilemmas Solved!
You’re at a time of your life when you are ready to simplify and downsize – and now you’re considering a move. But you’ve been in your home for 25-40 years, so where do you start? How can you downsize from your family home to a smaller home? Hear practical ideas for: where to begin, how to decide what to keep and what to say goodbye to (“no regrets” decisions), where to give away what’s no longer wanted or needed, and how to find the time in already busy days to keep at it and be ready when your house sells!
Give Your Life a Makeover – What’s Next?
A class for people who have reached that stage in their lives where they are seeking a new purpose, goal or focus that better fits who they are becoming.
It is designed for people who have experienced any kind of life change that may make it difficult to take their lives in a new direction. Examples are “empty nesters,” pre-retirees, retirees, people who are widowed or divorced, and people contemplating moving to a smaller dwelling or to a new town.
Identify and learn how to clear away the internal and external clutter that makes it difficult to envision the next chapter of your life and to move on.
Co-hosted by Kathryn May, MSW, life coach and Sue West, Certified Professional Organizer®.
How to Organize your Time, Space, Inventory to Build a More Profitable Business
Certified Professional Organizer and Organizing Coach Sue West will speak to us on how we can organize our time, space and lives to build a better, more efficient online business.
Sue will share a case study from one of our own Group Members to show how her organization skills can help ramp up their business to the next level.
On the Move – Downsizing!
You want to move onto your next chapter in life or perhaps because of health issues, you know you need to. It’s overwhelming to think about though. How will you downsize and move with what you need and want, after living in your home for perhaps for 30 or 40 years? For Seniors and their adult children.
Beating the Paper Monster – Help for Your Miles of Piles & Files!
Yes, it’s possible. Sue West will inspire you to think differently about your papers and files, and will share practical strategies on dealing with your piles. How do you know what to keep? How do you organize it? What if you have lots to get through? How will you get started? How can you make it easier and more pleasurable? Get answers to these questions and more.