Amy TokosOmaha, Nebraska, United States
What I gained by changing careers and becoming a certified professional organizer is tremendous. I have complete flexibility, I make a good income, and I get to connect with my clients by transforming their spaces and lives. My time belongs to me, and I am busy but still have a good life/work balance. I have worked as a certified professional organizer since 2008 and am the owner of Freshly Organized. I have one employee who also works as a professional organizer. My level of success has earned me local and national media coverage. My organizing tips are featured each month in MOMAHA Magazine, a local magazine in Omaha, NE, and I have also been featured on local television and radio programs. My tips have appeared in the Rachel Ray Online Magazine, the Omaha World Herald, Good House Keeping and Figure Magazine. Here’s a bit of what we can cover in our PivotPlanet session(s): • How to simplify the start-up of your business. • How to weed out the available training - I will make recommendations. • Provide tried and true processes that will enhance your work with clients. • Media information and training to help you get your name out there. • Be a coach and accountability partner through your business start- up. My specific area of expertise is the start-up and growing of a professional organizing business. As a certified professional organizer, I am well educated on the professional standards of the business. I am a Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and have attended many or their conferences where I have learned techniques to help my clients succeed and gained tools to better run my business. As a PivotPlanet advisor, I will be able to share and transfer that knowledge.
I have a degree in engineering and worked for Quaker Oats and General Motors. I began my quest for work/life balance after the birth of my first child. Over the years, I had worked at organizing and simplifying my life. Role modeling these behaviors for my friends and family led me to help many of them in their homes and with their time management. From there, I discovered the benefits of helping others and thus started my business. There is so much more to this profession then walking into a space and getting it organized. I was trained and knew how to streamline and simplify processes. But, as I began taking classes and exploring the professional organizing industry, I learned I needed to know more about the psychology behind disorganization. It is an interesting and continuous learning process.