Monday, March 02, 2009

Certification, Education and Experience

Professional Memberships 
  • National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
    • Golden Circle Member
  • National Association of Professional Organizers-San Francisco Bay Area (NAPO-SFBA)
  • National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD)
  • North Bay Organizers and Coaches (NBOC)
    • Membership Coordinator
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

Certification, Education and Experience
  • Level V Master Trainer in CD and Organization (NSGCD, 8/10)
    • "The purpose of the Master Trainer certificate is to acknowledge leadership, publication, training, coaching service and commitment to the field of study and exploration of Chronic Disorganization and organization. This is the NSGCD certificate and certification program highest level of achievement."
  •  Level IV Training Program Coach (NSGCD, 10/09)
    • "The objective and purpose of the NSGCD Training Program Coach, level IV, is to develop an organizer's skills and knowledge in the area of training, coaching, motivating, and communications."
  • CPO-CD® (NSGCD, 9/07)

    • I am the only Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization in California north of San Francisco.
    • 18-month mentored and peer reviewed certification program
  • Specialist Certificates (NSGCD)
    • Chronic Disorganization
      • 25 hours of study and General Exam
    • Attention Deficit Disorder

      • 65 hours of study ADD Exam
  • Certificates of Study (NSGCD)

    • Chronic Disorganization
    • Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client
    • CD Client Administration
    • Understanding the Needs of the Elderly CD Client
    • Basic Physical Conditions Affecting the CD Client
    • Learning Styles and Modalities
    • Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client
    • Understanding the Needs of the Student CD Client
    • Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client
    • Life Transitions
  • Coach Approach for Organizers Graduate (2006)
  • Completed one-year Organizer Coach program (2009)
  • Environmental Education, 12 years (Naturalist and National Park Ranger at Point Reyes National Seashore and Yosemite. Field Seminars Director, Point Reyes National Seashore Association)
  • Free-lance photojournalist 
  • B.S. Journalism, University of Kansas (1983)

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