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Difference between Organizing Coaches and Professional Organizers

by Vickie Dellaquila, Downsizing & Hoarding Expert
February 17, 2017

Question: I have heard of organizing coaches and professional organizers. What is the difference?

Answer: There is a difference between professional organizers and organizing coaches.

Organizing coaches help the client understand their values and goals and provide motivation to achieve their goals and values. The client comes to a conclusion about their goals through the help of the organizing coach. The services are usually delivered via telephone, facetime, skype, and email and are not provided on site.

The professional organizer provides services that help the functionality of the space, organizing processes, and time management. The organizer’s goal is not only to provide the services while working on site with the client, but transfer new organizing skills to the client. The services are delivered in the client’s home, office, or business.

Professional organizers and organizing coaches can work together to help client. The coach can help to clarify goals and the professional organizer can do the hands on work with the client.

Vickie Dellaquila is western Pennsylvania’s only Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization and owner of Organization Rules® Inc. Organization Rules provides compassionate organizing services for every stage of your life®. She is the author of Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move.

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