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The Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast is for any professional organizer who wants to start or grow their professional organization business. Professional Organizer and business coach, Lisa Woodruff, shares how she started and is growing her professional organization business, blog and brand.

Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast Lisa Woodruff

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The Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast is for any professional organizer who wants to start or grow their professional organization business. Professional Organizer and business coach, Lisa Woodruff, shares how she started and is growing her professional organization business, blog and brand.

    POTT 026 - Interview with Organize 365 Lead Organizer Carol

    POTT 026 - Interview with Organize 365 Lead Organizer Carol

    In this week's podcast episode, Lisa talks with her former partner, Carol Lahke of Carol Lahke Interior Design, Home Organization and Home Staging.
    Carol worked with Lisa over several years when Lisa's Professional Organizing Business grew too big for just her!
    Carol and Lisa talk about what it's like to tag team projects, how to effectively use a team to organize homes and large spaces and just in general, what it was like to work with Lisa.
    Are you looking to grow a team?
    Are you wanting to work for a Professional Organizer on their team?
    If so, this podcast is for you!
    You can listen to the podcast here. 

    • 39 min
    POTT 025 - My First 5-Figure Month

    POTT 025 - My First 5-Figure Month

    In this week's episode, Lisa talks about helping someone put their financial info in a binder and making scrapbooks as a great way to add income to your Professional Organizing business.
    She talks about networking and advertising through Google, websites and other advertising methods. 
    Listen in to hear how Lisa made five figures in just ONE month! 

    • 25 min
    024 - PO Workbox

    024 - PO Workbox

    This week on the podcast, Lisa dives deep into the Professional Organizer Friday Workbox like: 
    What's in it? How does it work? What online communities do you receive with your purchase to keep you on track, accountable and to answer any questions you might have? She talks about when and how to follow up with your clients and leads and gives you a look into the mindset of your potential client and how to approach them. 
    The Professional Organizer Friday Workbox contains 
    A 22 page "playbook"  Two (2) sets of rainbow slash pockets - one set that matches your Sunday Basket slash pockets and one set for each day of the work week  One (1) set of 2.0 slash pockets - Five (5) each of pink, purple, green and blue to organize your leads, clients/sales, money/finances and team/growth/professional development A Workbox in the color of your choosing On demand videos in your dashboard on Organize365.com Membership in the Organize 365 Workboxes Facebook group where Lisa answers your questions live on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 9:30 am EST. 
     
    You can learn more and/or purchase the Professional Organizer Friday Workbox here. 

    • 16 min
    POTT 023 - Lisa Interview -Kelly Sammon

    POTT 023 - Lisa Interview -Kelly Sammon

    This week on the podcast, Lisa Woodruff interviews Kelly Sammon of The Organizing Advantage.
    Kelly resides in Lakeville, MN with her husband, Scott and her two sets of identical twins! 
    Kelly participated in Organize 365's mentorship program and in addition to being a Sunday Basket Workshop Organizer, she also represents the Direct Sales Workbox and the Entrepreneur Workbox. 
    She was a stay-at-home mom thinking about what she wanted to do when I went back to work when she found Lisa's podcasts.She has always loved organizing, it comes easily to her and gets her excited. When she lived at home, she completely organized her parent's home and offices, top to bottom just for fun and would jump at the chance to help family and friends. Once she realized this was an actual industry, she knew she wanted to be an organizer instead of going back to a corporate job. She loves helping people and creating systems that make their life easier. 
     
    Her advice for anyone considering becoming a Professional Organizer is two fold. 
    1) Just start and don't worry about having everything ready. You learn as you go and you improve and tweak along the way.  
    2) Say yes and do it afraid.  If someone asks you to speak or organize something you haven't done before, just say yes and go figure it out. Allow yourself to stretch beyond your comfort zone. It's how you learn and grow.  Just act "as if" you've done it many times before and nobody will be the wiser.
     
     
    Listen in to learn more about Kelly and the Organizing Advantage! 

    • 51 min
    022 - Lighthouse Organizer - Suzanne Lindsey

    022 - Lighthouse Organizer - Suzanne Lindsey

    Suzanne Lindsey of Lighthouse Organizing is a Professional Organizer in Canton, Mississippi, nearby to Jackson and has owned Lighthouse Organizing for almost 2 years. 
    When she started looking for a business she could start, she had no idea that Professional Organizing was a business.  She was looking for something she could do to serve others and make a difference in their life.  Around that same time she started to "binge listen" to Lisa's podcast. 
    She has a long time friend that mentioned the Sunday Basket while they were exercising together.  
    She started at the beginning and listened all the way through.  She learned that Professional Organizing was a business she could start that would also help people change their lives.  She learned about the mentorship program Organize 365 had at the time and she decided to invest. Since then she has become a Certified Sunday Basket Workshop Organizer and is also Certified to teach all four (4) binders through Organize 365 - the Medical, Financial, Home Reference and Home Operations. She has also attended both boot camps! (She just hired this same friend that introduced her to the podcast 2 days prior to this podcast recording as a contractor to help on a large job and she could not believe how well they worked together.)
    When asked for her advice to anyone considering being a Professional Organizer, she says, "I would suggest 2 things.  First, offer to organize a friend’s space for free and see that you love it. Then if you decide to start your own business, you could possibly use before and after pictures from that job.  Your friend could give you a review as well. Second, I wouldn’t go at it alone.  Learn as much as you can from the leaders in the industry.  Listen to podcasts, read books, read POTT Facebook posts- join in and ask questions. 
    In addition to doing those things I made some great friends at the first Bootcamp you had in Cincinnati. From that circle of friends I have 2 mastermind groups where we meet regularly to set goals, discuss business issues and hold each other accountable."
    Suzanne and her husband, David, have been married for 26 years, and they have 5 children - ages 21, 19, 17, 16 and 14 along with 2 dogs and a cat and she focuses on helping people during a home renovation or move. 

    • 39 min
    021 - Her Kind By Design - Lauren Wolf

    021 - Her Kind By Design - Lauren Wolf

    In this week's podcast episode, Lisa Woodruff interviews Lauren Wolf of Her Kind By Design. Lauren has been a Professional Organizer for almost a year, is Certified by Organize 365 as a Sunday Basket Workshop Organizer and she is Certified to teach the Direct Sales Workbox and all of the Organize 365 Binders.
    She lives in Leland, NC with her husband and two pre-teen children, Jack and Lily. 
    Lauren found Lisa when she was Googling how to organize kids school papers and stumbled upon her blogpost and podcast. She has been a faithful listener ever since.
    When asked what her advice is for anyone who is thinking about starting a Professional Organizer, she says, "Just start. Right where you are. Live the methods you teach and talk to people. The
    websites, logos, newsletters, etc. will come. Just go for it!"
    Lauren is passionate about helping parents of children with medical needs, helping them find "control over the chaos."
    Listen in this week as Lauren shares her story of her first year as the CEO of Her Kind By Design! 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

BlakhopeLA ,

Relatable

Lisa is relatable and easy to follow. Very helpful!!

NJ Girl 88 ,

Good content, awful sound

My eardrums are breaking. I’m working on starting a professional organizing business and find the content and personal stories and ideas helpful. But some of the talking is really quiet and then SUPER loud when the speakers change or they laugh. I have to turn it way down in defense, but then miss half of what is said. Please have someone listen to your sound!

TWOrganizer ,

Professional Organizer

This podcast is super helpful in relating the business end of being a professional organizer. Lisa speaks in everyday vernacular and she holds nothing back! She gives all the goods on how to make your business work and expects nothing in return! Her marketing suggestions are useful for almost any business. I eat the episodes up as soon as they come out!

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