Exploring your new Professional Organising career or business.
Considering a new career or business? What does it take to become a Professional Organiser and Declutterer? What qualifications or skills do I need?
Are you already underway in the field and need some 1-2-1 support on your next steps?
As the industry blossoms in the UK and beyond, I’m contacted almost weekly by aspiring organisers and declutterers seeking advice and guidance on getting into, and then succeeding in, our industry. Whilst I am passionate about helping everyone, there’s only the conventional 168 hours in my week too, so I am offering 1-2-1 paid-for calls over Zoom to help support the more committed individuals.
Making contact with an experienced professional organiser as you consider or embark on your early stage career can be the best investment you make. We will discuss expectations honestly and practically so you can decide whether it’s the right career choice for you, right now and your financial situation. We’ll factor in your current skills and experience to see whether you have a particular angle you can harness to give you a USP (Unique Selling Point).
If you’re in the early stages of an organising business, talking to someone who’s “been there, done that” can help you overcome the inevitable disappointments and frustrations you’ll experience such as
- your marketing efforts are not creating immediate effects
- friends and family (and sometimes you yourself) doubt your abilities to be paid for this
- losing faith that all your efforts will ever pay off
- mastering social media platforms is hard work
- running a business forces you outside your comfort zone.
We can discuss positive steps forwards such as
- new marketing ideas
- improvements to your website to draw in the right kind of clients
- making the most of your listing on APDO’s Find an Organiser directory
- checking your social media platform(s) give the right message
- training courses and further learning opportunities
- pricing and payment policies
- carrying out an effective declutter
- running an event: things to consider or cover
- keeping momentum when the going gets tough
About Katherine - as your guide:
Having founded SortMySpace Ltd in January 2016, Katherine was determined from the outset to make an impact on the decluttering and organising world. She joined the Board of APDO Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers in October 2016 and was the APDO President between April 2018 - April 2021. She is a firm believer in continual professional and personal development to be able to help her clients and became the first person in the UK to achieve the CPO® Certified Professional Organizer status in July 2019. In 2023 she started with Coach Approach Training to add coaching skills to her offerings.
Katherine recognises the challenges we face being a solopreneur in a developing industry but is equally excited about the opportunities that exist for those who join this rewarding career. She will act as a sounding board and will encourage you to step outside your comfort zone to develop both yourself and your business.
With 15+ years in the corporate world she can also help guide you through event management, office admin and project management queries. Katherine can share what’s in her professional organiser toolkit; Both practically in her bag but also any business mindset techniques she’s found useful as she walks along her own path of self-discovery and business growth.
More info on the About Me page
A 1-hour Zoom call:
Your invoice must be paid in advance to secure time in the diary.
Prior to our call you will be asked to sign an electronic copy of SortMySpace's Exploration Call Agreement. This acknowledges that any advice or information I give is to the best of my abilities and experience thus far. You are still 100% responsible for the path you take for your new career or business!
You'll also be asked a few questions ahead of our call to make the most of our time together.
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