Local Professional Organizer Learns from The Oprah Winfrey Show’s Peter Walsh, and the Best of the Rest in the Industry

April 17, 2008
Lori Vande Krol, a local Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant with Life Made Simple, LLC recently had the unique opportunity of meeting and learning from Peter Walsh ,of TLC’s Clean Sweep and a regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show, along with other industry leaders including:  Dorothy Breininger, an organizer appearing regularly on Dr. Phil; Helen Buttigieg, host of a hit organizing show in Canada; Barbara Hemphill, “America’s Favorite Organizer” and CEO of Paper Tiger Productivity Institute; Vicki Norris and Monica Ricci, from HGTV’s Mission: Organization;  and many others.  These industry leaders joined about 800 other Professional Organizer’s from around the world for the 20th annual National Association of Professional Organizer’s (NAPO’s) Conference and Organizing Exhibition in Reno, NV.

Peter Walsh gave an excellent keynote presentation on the need for Professional Organizers (POs) to work with their clients on more than just removing and organizing the clutter.  POs need to create permanent change within their client’s lives, emotions and relationships.  Mr. Walsh also spoke to his recent experience with The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he worked for two months with a team of 100 people to declutter the home and improve the lives of husband and wife hoarders. 

Additional learning opportunities for Ms. Vande Krol at the NAPO Conference included sessions on working with perfectionists, chronic disorganization, financial organizing, and inspiring and shifting the stuck or unmotivated client.  Ms. Vande Krol feels that continuing education is vital in any career and was honored to have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in her industry.

About Life Made Simple, LLC
Life Made Simple was founded with the mission of helping businesses and individuals become more productive, allowing them time to focus on what matters most.  Life Made Simple provides organization and productivity consultation and seminars, covering time and calendar management, paper management, electronic file management and workflow management.  The processes and systems Life Made Simple provides help to save clients hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year.

Life Made Simple also provides residential solutions, including assistance with decluttering and organization, custom painting and home décor.

For More Information
For more information about the benefits of a productive and organized environment and how Life Made Simple can help, contact Lori Vande Krol, (515)360-8347, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit our websites at www.alifemadesimple.com (Residential Solutions) and www.lmsproductivitysolutions.com (Business Solutions).