Workshops & Seminars



With over 15 years of training experience in Fortune 500 companies, I knew providing workshops and seminars to clients would be an integral part of Organized By Design.  I have created and taught organizing workshops and seminars since 1994.   Here is a sampling of those classes:



     Help!  I Need to Get Organized!!

Chevron Corporation

Las Positas College

Amador Adult Education

Martinez Adult Education Center


     Organizing 101:  Skills to Get You Organized

AT&T Corporation


     Design Your Workspace to EXCEED Your Expectations

ChevronTexaco Corporation


     Time Management Basics … for a More Organized Life

East Bay Municipal Utility District


     Conquering Procrastination—Before it Conquers You!

NAPO-SFBA Regional Conference




Workshops for Success


My colleague, Angela Wallace, and I are pioneers in the field of Professional Organizer training. We melded our strong training backgrounds with our passion for developing successful Professional Organizers and launched our signature Workshops for Success series in 1997. We collaborated to provide quality workshops to both new and veteran Professional Organizers. Our workshops consistently receive excellent ratings from the participants.


We are both active members of NAPO at the National and Chapter levels as well as NAPO Golden Circle members.


     Workshops for Professional Organizers

     Workshops for all Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs


Click on  to learn more about our classes and current schedule.




Thank you so much for your valuable workshops.  I found the information very practical and have started making some changes and improvements to my own environment.  I really appreciate your enthusiasm and friendly approach to our students. -- Peggy Egan, Las Positas College, Livermore, CA


Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, great ideas, and lovely hospitality!  I came away from the workshop energized and ready to put ideas into action! -- Nita Green, Professional Organizer, Gualala, CA


Thank you very much for a wonderful mentoring session.  It was great to learn from your experience.  In addition to being an expert in the field of organizing and human relations, you are also a kind, patient and good-hearted person.  I appreciate your kindness, support and help. -- Alicja Hermanson, Hermanson & Associates, Novato, CA


Being in your workshop was truly a pleasure for me.  I am excited & overwhelmed at the same time.  You are a wonderful speaker!  I admire your leadership and am grateful for all the information you passed along. -- Cheryl Cliff, Gilbert, AZ


I want to thank you for your "Start a Career as a Professional Workshop" I attended.  I very much appreciate the hard work and enthusiasm you put into the workshop; it exceeded my expectations.  I am ready to launch my own professional organizing business and I hope I convey the same genuine passion for organizing and dedicated entrepreneurial attitude that you radiate! -- Judy Colvin, J. Colvin Consulting, Sacramento, CA


Thank you for a very worthwhile workshop.  I appreciated the humor and insight you offered on the client aspect of the business.  I admire your sensitivity and commitment to your clients. -- Elizabeth Staley, San Diego, CA


Rhonda Elliott

Pleasanton, CA 94566