Why I do what I do
From an early age I have been curious about people, ideas and simplicity. I have a calm and compassionate approach to my work, combined with an eye for detail and a motivation to get things done. I believe at the core of living well is a commitment to simplicity.
I feel that we all need a place of sanctuary that can support us in maintaining our wellbeing. I can work with you to create sustainable solutions in your home or work that will help you to achieve greater balance and efficiency in your life.
I have often found that when a situation seems overwhelming it is an indication that something is out of balance. Taking time to step back and re-examine the problem from another perspective, with the support of someone else, can be very beneficial.
I graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Social Anthropology and an MA in International Relations. I explored the ways in which people live in the world and how they make sense of that world and their own lives. A further post-graduate diploma (PGDip) in Leadership and Management honed my skills in organising people and projects.
In subsequent years I have also developed a greater depth of emotional intelligence following training in counselling skills, coaching and education. Learning how to successfully listen, connect with people and inspire them to take action is a key part of how I work.
The focus of my career to date has been working to improve people’s lives. From volunteering internationally to co-ordinating projects in the private, public and charity sectors.
Projects have included: building a school in South Africa; researching policy for Local Government; writing and delivering personal resilience education programmes; chairing a Safeguarding Children and Adults group; managing staff through significant change and restructures.
I have worked with a wide variety of people in a variety of locations. From directors and senior managers; people living in supported accommodation and people in prison; school children and teachers; home owners and the homeless. Each project has taught me new skills and developed my understanding of how organising can help us to achieve our goals.
Following a process of reflection and reprioritising what was important to me I made the decision to become a professional organiser, consolidating all my skills, experiences and passions.
You may feel overwhelmed by too many possessions in your home, a disorganised room, or your whole approach to time management. Whatever your situation, there is a way through to achieve your goal.
Professional organising for me is a process that can be used to create space in your life, in order to find more balance amongst all the competing demands on your time and energy.
I really enjoy working with a client and seeing an area transform into a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. This physical change is mirrored by a powerful psychological change that comes from taking control of your environment and deciding to live in a more deliberate way.
In many ways, organising is the start of a much wider journey about what is important in your life. To this end, I fully respect the need for privacy that comes with this type of endeavour. I work in a completely confidential, impartial and non-judgmental way, listening to and understanding your unique needs as a client.
I always seek to bring the values of authenticity and simplicity to my own life and have learnt along the way what works. I believe I can offer you a service that helps you to do the same.
I live in Malvern with my partner, young daughter and very lazy cat. My interests are varied and include BBC Radio 4, fitness, wild camping, meditation and Jiu Jitsu.