Professional Speaking, Presentations and Workshops to Organize Your Life
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It’s hard to believe that I used to be deathly afraid of speaking in public. Now, I love professional speaking. I get excited when participants have that ah-a moment or make that connection how being disorganized and clutter has cost them something.
What makes me different from other professional organizing speakers is I examine clutter in all areas of your life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic. I also enjoy how clutter can invade your relationships, finances, health and more. I also regularly bring in mindfulness practices.
If your looking for a fun and engaging speaker who will provide value and steps to move forward for your participants, I would love to speak at your event. I am able to think outside the box or fit squarely in one—whatever best suits your audience.
I have spoken to a wide variety of audiences on organizing and decluttering as well as conducting how to organize your life, home organization, decluttering your life and simplify your life classes and workshops. I can customize a presentation to fit your needs.
I interview regularly on radio and podcasts. I also host my own weekly podcast, the popular Clearing the Clutter Inside & Out. I am a certified life coach and author and have won two awards.
For your free 20-minute consult to learn what I could present to your group or event, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.559.3925 to schedule. I am available to consult with you via Phone, FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts on Air.
Julie presented the March 2011 “Living Green” Lecture at Oglebay Institute (Wheeling, WV) entitled “Spring Into Action: Organizing your home in a green way” to a capacity crowd. Her Eco-Organization presentation appealed to a very broad demographic, and she kept the audience engaged with a number of hands-on and practical demonstrations. Everyone left the lecture with a list of specific actions they could accomplish and the background knowledge to understand why it was of such importance.
Additionally, Julie is very flexible and accommodating. Her professionalism ensured a successful program with ease in scheduling and organizing the logistics of travel, marketing and promotion, and meeting technology needs.
Eriks Janelsins, President of the Oglebay Foundation, Wheeling, WV
– Avoid the Holiday Blues! Enjoy the Holiday Greens!
– Back to School Organizing
– Clearing the Clutter: Making Space for Spirit
– Custom Presentations
– Eco-Organizing 101
– Getting Organized for the Holidays
– Got Office? Get Organized!
– How to Organize Your Life
– Organizing for Business
– Organizing Your Life
– Organizing a Kitchen for a Healthier You
– Organizing for the New Year
– Organizing for SmartMoms
– Overcoming Procrastination — Moderator of Online Workshop
– Rediscover Your Home–presentation with Interior Decorator
– Spring Cleaning: Organizing Your Home & Being Green
– The Cost of Being Disorganized
– The 5 ‘R’s of Eco-Organizing, for Professional Organizers
-The Spiritual Cost of Clutter
Where I Have Presented
Including, but not limited to:
Living Green Lecture Series at theHenry Stifel Schrader Environmental Education Center; EMC; Coastal Federal Credit Union; Whole Foods; Brier Creek Women’s Country Club; Earth Fare; Women’s Power Networking; Chix in Business; Holistic Moms; ReuseConex; The Center for Excellence; Junior Women’s Club; Triangle Networking Group; Wild Wonderful Wacky Women of the World; Raleigh Women’s Christian Connection; Wake EAC Wilco Group; SmartMoms; A Place for Women to Gather; Our Lady of Lourdes; Private Women’s Groups; and a Birthday Party!
2011 NAPO LOS ANGELE´S GREEN AWARD FOR MOST ECO FRIENDLY ORGANIZING SERVICE.
2011 TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL´S GREEN ENTREPRENEURIAL EFFORT/INNOVATIVE IDEA OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION WINNER
I have been interviewed by a variety of blog talk radio and podcasts. Please see my media page or YouTube channel for more interviews.
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Businessdescription: Professional organizing services for residential and business.
Number of employees in the Triangle: One.
Top Triangle executive: Julie Seibert, owner.
Describe some of the organization’s chief achievements in the Green Awards category in which you were nominated?
• Started business July 2009; January 2011, awarded the National Association of Professional Organizer Los Angeles chapter Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Service. Highest award in industry.
• First professional organizer in state of North Carolina to specialize in green for home and business.
• Created Julie’s 6 R’s of Eco-Organization: recycle (know your guidelines & do it); reuse (give your moving boxes to someone else to use); repurpose (use an empty case of wine box to store holiday ornaments); repair (can it be repaired before tossing it and buying a new one?); rethink (Do you really need to purchase something? Can you buy in bulk to reduce packaging?); and reduce (if you don’t buy it, you don’t have to organize it).
• Comprehensive green resource online directory.
• 60+ talks on getting organized while being green. All talks feature a demonstration on being creative and using everyday items you most likely already have at home to get organized.
Have sustainable efforts produced financial benefits. Can you quantify the gains or costs? Please be specific.
• I help save my clients money by suggesting donating/selling/buying used, etc. (not having to buy plastic containers; knowing what they have so they don’t make duplicate purchases, etc.); tax write-off for donations (donating clothes to Interact); selling items (someone else sees “junk” as treasure); where they can buy what they want used (N.C. State Surplus store a good example for used office furniture).
• Instead of tracking “number of bags saved from the landfill” because size of bag/item can vary, decided to concentrate on making sure stuff wasn’t going in the landfills; educating people, and reusing/repurposing items to avoid buying plastic or new containers.
How could you afford to embark on green programs in a challenging economy?
I couldn’t afford not to do it. I do not believe that personal and professional lives are separate; to not bring green principles into my business would have been a breach of personal ethics. Because I show people how being green can also save time and money, people are more open to my ideas. The reality is, at least in my business, you save time and money in the long run by being green.
How did your employees react to such sustainable efforts?
N/A. Since being the first in the state of North Carolina to specialize in being green, other organizers have added green as a specialty. Other organizers often email me for advice and resources.
My clients have acted favorably. If they were already green, they appreciated taking it to the next level. If they were not green, they were open to suggestions, especially when it would save them money and/or time. Past clients continue to ask me for green advice.
What are your plans for expanding such programs in the coming year?
I hope to expand my speaking engagements and/or workshops to more corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurs (really any groups!) as well as reach more professional organizers, teaching them ways to be green. I also hope to grow my business to increase the number of people who are organizing/de-cluttering in a sustainable way.
Raleigh News & Observer for NAPO LA award
Midtown Raleigh News: http://www.midtownraleighnews.com/2011/03/01/6226/stressed-her-advice-organize.html