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Much progress has been made in organizing a life that was overwhelming. Zen Your Life

Barbara has a wide variety of skills in many different fields (technology, business, coaching, research, organization, relationships, and more!). As much progress has been made in organizing a life that was overwhelming, I am now transitioning to work with Barbara on entrepreneurial projects which she can help me organize and stay on track for productivity.

I highly recommend Zen Your Den for all kinds of projects: personal, professional, home, office, short/long-term goals, and future planning!​
Amy, Professor, FL

I hear you in my head encouraging me… General

I hear you in my head encouraging me to do the most productive things in my current circumstances.

I’m feeling pretty BIG today! General

I'm so happy you are making me do the things I hate to do. But I actually look forward to filing and opening my mail now!

I did work out on Friday morning and again today. Thank you for motivating me to take this time for myself, and for helping me be better organized and productive. I am grateful for you!

Because of the guidance I have gotten from you…I’m feeling pretty BIG today! Thanks, many times over for all your help!
- Sue, Household CEO, FL

I love virtual organizing better than in-person organizing because you see only what I want you to see. Zen Your Den

Zen Your Den has helped me sort through the mess that can come with life in a big family.

Barbara has been a great companion on my organizing journey. I started with her in person, and then switched to virtual, but I think we get just as much done now, as we did before.
Her questions and comments ease my decision-making and help clarify what needs to be done. When we encounter a problem, she often introduces me to solutions I never considered. I am getting back control, thanks to Zen Your Den. Which is a very good feeling indeed.
- Andrea, Household GM, FL

We would recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a little help finalizing their own home system. Zen Your Den

Barbara was one of the few organizers whom we reached out to that didn't just give us a canned pitch or follow-up email. No, she actually took the time to address -- prior to us hiring her -- our main questions.

Barbara helped us be more decisive about whether or not we "needed" to have certain areas the way they were.

We would recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a little help finalizing their own home system. Another thing that stood out by using Barbara was her awareness towards repurposing some of the stuff that we already had.
- Dustin, Supply Chain Analyst, SC

Her presence is exactly what motivated me to make quick decisions… Zen Your Den

Barbara helped me organize my office. We spent four hours going through my files, which was way overdue (I had bills from 2003, for instance...no reason to hold on to those things)!

It was great to talk with Barbara, and her presence is exactly what motivated me to make quick decisions about discarding unnecessary paperwork (this was, after all, not my first attempt at going through my files, but it was my most successful attempt).
- Stephanie​, FL

It’s truly a nonjudgmental atmosphere… Zen Your Life

I highly recommend Barbara! She's incredibly easy to talk to and helps you figure out what works best for you. It's truly a nonjudgmental atmosphere where you can work through things at your own pace. Barbara will also help you identify what's holding you back in addition to small steps you can take towards improvement.
- Madison, Student, FL

Barbara is so helpful and instructive! Zen Your Biz

Barbara is SO helpful and instructive!! Because of her help, I am more productive and able to provide a structured environment for my employees! Barbara is so great at communicating in a way that I could get what needed to be done for someone coming into my firm. Thank you, Barbara! HIGHLY recommend!
- Lisa, Guardianship Attorney, FL

Barbara really cares about her clients’ goals… General

Barbara really cares about her clients' goals and provides useful advice and helpful guidance. She does not judge your current home state at all and does not push you into making difficult decisions (even if, in my case, you logically know items you're holding onto are items you could let go of).​
- Jasmine, Design Consultant, FL

Barbara took the time to figure out my needs and establish goals…Zen Your Den

I don't have words to describe how much Barbara helped me. I have been moving the same items around for over 16 years and as much as I tried just couldn't get rid of them for whatever reason.

Barbara took the time to figure out my needs and establish goals (and keep me on task) but most importantly helped me begin to right-size my life! Her tips and tricks are wonderful and after a while, I just felt the weight of these items leave me. These were things I clearly was not enjoying and to have them be donated or given to friends was a great reward.
- Dawn, Sr. Systems Analyst, FL

If only I would have hired Zen Your Den sooner! Zen Your Den

If only I would have hired Zen Your Den sooner! I can think in my home now and I have a plan to tackle the situation of clutter that creeps up on all of us.

Barbara was professional and personal, and easy to work with. She made it easy for me to organize not only my things but my life and make me happier! I learned so much, so it is a good "life" investment especially for new homeowners and newlyweds. Zen Your Den is worth every penny!
- Mary, Author, LPGA Pro, FL

Full Focus Planner is a game-changer for my productivity! Zen Your Biz

Barbara introduced me to the Full Focus Planner after I informed her that I have so many tasks to complete each day that I literally lose track of them before I can even begin to think about how to get them done.
She immediately set me up with the Full Focus Planner and began teaching me the correct methods of use. After a few weeks, I found myself carrying this planner around like it was my phone or my iPad.

Every idea I had to make my company more efficient, every task I needed to complete to keep all of the plates spinning, and every person I needed to reach out to or return their calls, it was all getting documented. Not only were they getting written down and documented, they were now getting accomplished. What a game changer for my productivity!

I became so invested in the system and completely convinced it would improve my business, that I began purchasing planners for everyone on our executive team. I cannot stress enough how productive we have all become after adopting the Full Focus Planner as a staple in our day-to-day operations. I was even able to convince my wife to start using it. That was actually easy after she saw how productive I became.

I am all around very pleased with the system. Thank you to the team at Full Focus and a huge THANK YOU to Barbara with Zen Your Den for turning me on to the Full Focus Planner. We are now on auto-ship for each quarter. Did I mention this was a game changer for me and my company? I did, Ok…I’ll just say it again. GAME CHANGER!
- Matt, Owner, Private Investigations Agency, FL/GA

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Schedules

Schedules

What gets scheduled, gets done. Want more proof?
Read this Forbes article by Kevin Kruse or just google the term.
If you have New Year’s resolutions that you want to achieve, whether improving your health or spending more time with family, these goals deserve a place on your schedule.
Can’t find the time? I help people prioritize so their family, personal and work schedules are more manageable, shareable, and less chaotic.
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Goal Setting and Strategic Planning

Core values and a strong vision make a good foundation for goal setting.

Annual key objectives are standard, but many successful people are setting and adjusting these quarterly.
This is part of a strategic planning process. Whether for individuals or groups, I have the experience to help you map out a plan.
Stategic Planning
Time Management
Time Management

Time Management

There are many tools, techniques, and methodologies to assist with time management and the right one is the one you will use.

We will look at what you want to accomplish and identify how your time is actually being spent.

Then we’ll choose a system that works for you and create habits and routines than will help you stick with it.

Time Management
Time Management

Time Management

There are many tools, techniques, and methodologies to assist with time management.
The right one for you is the one you will use and it may be very simple.
First, we will look at what you need and/or want to accomplish (or delegate). Then we will look at how your time is actually being spent.
And finally, we’ll choose a system that works for you. This is an ongoing process of creating and refining good habits.
And critical to good time management is breaking down projects into bite-size tasks and accurately estimating time requirements.
I can coach you through time management, a building block of workplace productivity.

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Early Signs I was Meant to be an Organizer:

Elementary school:

I would clean out my desk during study time. This earned me a seat at the front of the room, facing my third-grade class as punishment. I was so under-appreciated lol!

Teenage years:

Whenever my parents left the house for the afternoon, I’d rearrange the furniture. My first attempts at “staging” were successful and functional enough that the new placement usually stayed (although my mother was often perturbed).

First job:

I spent slower periods reorganizing the work area of a fast-food restaurant while my coworkers took their much-needed breaks. Hint: tiny burgers.

Motherhood:

My then five-year-old daughter would admonish me, “Mommy, you aren’t playing with the Barbies, you’re organizing them!” It was true. I sorted the tiny shoes by color and style, bagged the brushes and combs, made a hanging rod and hung the clothes, and artfully set the plastic table and stacked the remaining kitchenware. Yes, the first house I completely organized was a Barbie house! Pure satisfaction.

Education:

I spent high school preparing for a career as a veterinarian. I took Latin, volunteered at the local animal shelter, and created my own independent Anatomy & Physiology class with my Physics professor (R.I.P. Professor Hackley!).

At the time I was also very involved in all the choral programs. By my senior year, I was singing in the chorus, mixed ensemble, and girls group. My father took me on a college tour for veterinary programs and our guide showed me study room where a student sat at a corner table with a desk lamp and a tall stack of books. The guide said, “He’s going to be there for seven years.” And just like that, I decided medical school was not for me! I asked my choral director could help me prepare for an audition for FSU’s School of Music. I auditioned and was accepted as a vocalist.

After two years of music classes, I realized that none of the areas of focus (composition, education, therapy, or performance) felt like a match for me. After exploring my interests and options, which included pastry school, I settled on Recreation Management because of the variety of fun careers it could lead to. At the time, the department was called Leisure Services and Studies. I planned events, learned how to organize my notes in reports, and explored the creative side of recreation.

My final college assignment was to create a professional filing system. This was also one of the first projects I completed for the department director during my recreation internship. While the other interns were lifeguarding, I was doing office work. Some of my fellow interns thought I was “brown-nosing,” but really, I was just not good at volleyball! My degree? I have a B.S. in Leisure!

Career:

After my recreation internship at a large island resort, I was hired as an audio-visual technician, not because of my technical experience, but for my organizational skills. My first task? Untangling a huge pile of power and audio cords and then matching them up to various projectors, recorders, and other audio equipment. I crawled under risers, setting up microphones and sound systems. My grateful co-workers unanimously assigned me the task of updating the conference kiosk. Back then this consisted of tiny plastic letters and not a flat-screen. Let’s just consider this my early experience in content writing and information mapping!

The next two decades were spent growing a career with a focus on training and technology:

  • Conference Operations Manager
  • Technology Trainer
  • Training and Quality Manager
  • Communications Manager and Webmaster
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Social Media Branding Manager

Entrepreneurship:

In 2016 after a series of my own big life transitions, I started my own professional organizing business, Zen Your Den. I began working with clients in northeast Florida and south Georgia.

Prior to the pandemic, I drove to clients’ homes and helped them do the physical work of clearing out and organizing a pantry or closet, dig through piles of paper, and create filing systems. We sat together while I taught them how to use technology to save time and be more efficient. We created plans and checklists designed to help them reach their goals. I spent at least 30% of my time driving and sessions were at least four hours long.

In addition to client work, I attended numerous in-person networking events. One year I added up my networking time and calculated I had spent the equivalent of six 40-hour weeks in these activities alone!

I needed to create a more manageable schedule I could maintain that allowed me to serve more clients, so I set a goal of working at least 30% virtually by the end of 2020.

March 2020 to present:

As did many, I converted my business to 100% virtual work. My 2020 goal was met and exceeded in the first quarter! My clients love it because of the flexibility and convenience of scheduling shorter sessions.

Whether coaching, consulting, or helping clients organize their homes and lives, virtual sessions allow me to work with clients nearly everywhere!

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Marriage and Divorce
Marriage. Divorce. A move. A new addition to the household or business. A career change.
Even positive life events can be highly stressful and cause chaos in surroundings and schedules.
No matter the situation, a professional organizer can help you put some order and systems in your life!
Marriage and Divorce
Marriage and Divorce
Marriage and Divorce
Marriage. Divorce. A move. A new addition to the household or business. A career change.
Even positive life events can be highly stressful and cause chaos in surroundings and schedules.
No matter the situation, a professional organizer can help you put some order and systems in your life!