Organizing & Productivity Consulting

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If GETTING ORGANIZED has been on your
annual list of New Year’s resolutions, I can
help you with that ONCE AND FOR ALL!

 

Here’s what Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles, had to say after I spent a day working with him:

“I was absolutely drowning in papers, and I was not doing very well in terms of the effectiveness of getting things done…afraid to file stuff, for fear that I would never find it again. Kathy taught me a process that helps me to make decisions about all the things that come into my life, whether they are in the form of paper, email (which I once had over a 1000 piled up), voice mail, verbal request from others, or thoughts in my head about things I need to take action on.

Kathy also set up a system that enables me to quickly find what I need when I need it and remember important follow up at the appropriate time. This has vastly reduced my stress level, and it has freed me up to be more clear and focused on what's most important in my life right now.

If you want to significantly increase your productivity and feel a greater sense of inner peace in your life, I recommend that you get one of Kathy’s Paper Tiger Productivity Packages, which include all of the components you will need to move you to a whole new level of efficiency and effectiveness.”

Let me help you clear the clutter from your schedule, space and mind!  Just as I did for Jack, I can teach you how to:

  • Stay focused on what's most important, at home and at work.
  • Find anything you file or store within 5 seconds.
  • Eliminate thoughts, activities, relationships, and things in your environment that do not enhance your work or personal life.
  • Remember important follow-up at the right time.
  • Enjoy a life of purpose, passion, and fun!

My greatest joy is to empower and equip others to live the life of freedom and fulfillment they deserve--to give them the internal and external tools and processes to organize their entire life--so their environment and lifestyle reflect their values and passions.

If you’d like to explore what kind of support you need to reach your goals, let’s find out how organized you are at home or at work and identify your specific sticking points. Then let's connect for a no-cost Overcome Overwhelm Strategy Session. By the end of our phone conversation, you’ll have a plan for how to get from where you are to where you want to be.

Tame Your Paper Tiger!


Paper TIger

In the 1980s there were predictions that paperless offices would be the norm by the 1990s.  The reality…most businesses still use paper, and many have more paper than ever before!

The average worker spends 150 hours a year looking for information. At an average rate of $25/hour (including salary + benefits), that equates to nearly $4,000 per year per employee. Multiply $4,000 times the number of employees in a company, and the cost can be staggering. To calculate the cost of disorganization for your company, click here.

Since paper isn’t going away anytime soon, we may as well learn how to better manage it.

For more than two decades I have used a system that enables me--and others in my home or office--to find ANYTHING we file or store in 5 seconds or less, whether that be in the form of paper or something else.  Most filing or storage systems break down over time, but this one has stood the test of time! I have implemented The Paper Tiger for hundreds of happy clients and work groups throughout North America… including Jack Canfield!

To learn more about this amazing finding tool, I invite you to attend my free 30-minute webinar, Find Anything in 5 Seconds or Less, so you can see how The Paper Tiger works.  It will blow your socks off when you see what it will do for you!  You'll also be surprised to learn the hundreds of different ways that you can use The Paper Tiger...from finding a file to finding a storage box, a book or CD, or for helping with tracking research in a genetic lab.

You have several options to choose from…all of which utilize The Paper Tiger (a web-based program), which you can purchase directly from the manufacturer at www.FindAnythingIn5Seconds.com.  The makers of The Paper Tiger stand behind any guarantees that they offer on the performance of the program itself. And here's my guarantee...

guarantee

I personally guarantee the quality of my work. If you do not think I have delivered the services I’ve promised you, I will work to make it right or offer you a complete refund on the packages below.

Below is a comparison chart of three levels of service I offer, followed by a detailed description of each one.  Customized options can also be created.

Paper Tiger Mini Kick-Start

If you are highly motivated to work independently and just need a little boost to get going, this package may be for you.  I’ll provide expertise to help you get started right away and teach you how to most effectively customize The Paper Tiger set-up to your particular needs, without you having to learn how to get started on your own.  By the end of our phone consultation, you will know how to use the main features.

This package includes:

  • An Organizational Assessment
  • 90-minute phone or Skype consultation to teach you how to set up The Paper Tiger system and your customized tickler file to manage follow-up. This will include:
    • Identifying the locations you want to set up in The Paper Tiger
    • Identifying the customized files for your tickler file system
    • Beginning the process of going through a pile of papers to teach you the methodology and decision-making process you’ll need to most effectively complete the work on your own.
  • Instructional documents about how to set up The Paper Tiger and a customized tickler file system.
  • A list of suggested tools to purchase before we have our phone meeting, so you are ready to set everything up.
  • Access to my Client Login section of my website, which contains dozens of tips and resources not available to the public.
  • Ongoing support by email to answer questions about The Paper Tiger as they come up.

Benefits:

  • Set up a system that will enable you to find anything you file or store in 5 seconds or less.
  • Eliminate piles by knowing what to do with every new piece of paper that comes into your office.
  • Remember important follow-up at the appropriate time.

Paper Tiger Kick-Start

Are you motivated to work independently, but you want a little more support than is offered in the Mini Kick-Start package?  In addition to everything that is included with that, I’ll provide extra support.  See below for a complete description of what is included.  This package is perfect for those who either (1) have a small number of files or piles of paper to convert into this system (perhaps you are just starting a business or are beginning a new job), or (2) you want to receive professional expertise and support with beginning the implementation of getting your data into The Paper Tiger, and you have the motivation to finish the conversion process on your own.

This package includes:

  • An Organizational Assessment
  • Four (4) hours of on-site or virtual consultation to implement The Paper Tiger system and create your customized tickler file to manage follow-up. During this time we will:
    • Create and set up the locations you want in The Paper Tiger.
    • Set up a customized tickler file system to remind you of important follow-up at the right time, and teach you how to effectively use it.
    • Go through piles and existing files together to convert them into your new filing or finding system.
    • Teach you the methodology and decision-making process you’ll need to begin using so you can most effectively maintain your new system.
      NOTE: If you are a long distance away, we can do this by phone and screen sharing program–ask me how!  If done virtually, we can break this up into two calls, which I recommend completing in the same week.
  • A plan for completing the conversion process if we cannot finish it in four hours.
  • One follow-up accountability check-in call (30-minute coaching call).
  • Instructional documents about how to set up The Paper Tiger and a customized tickler file system.
  • A list of suggested tools to purchase before we have our phone meeting, so you are ready to set everything up.
  • Access to my Client Login section of my website, which contains dozens of tips and resources not available to the public.
  • Ongoing support by email to answer questions about The Paper Tiger as they come up

Benefits:

  • Find anything you file or store in 5 seconds or less.
  • Hands-on support for your conversion process.
  • Eliminate piles by knowing what to do with every new piece of paper that comes into your office.
  • Learn how to trim the F.A.T. (file, act, toss), including how to decide when to keep and when to toss something.
  • Remember important follow-up at the appropriate time.
  • Build in accountability for follow-through with recommendations made for completing this project after our working session together.

Paper Tiger 8-Hour Miracle

Information is power…IF you can find it when you need it.  This package is designed for those who are tired of the paper shuffle, forgetting important follow-up, missing deadlines, or feeling overwhelmed with paper and information, and would benefit from some concentrated time with an expert to turn the piles or difficult-to-find files into files where you can find anything in 5 seconds or less.

After just 8 hours, you will have a functional work area and a filing system you can build on.  At the end of the day, here’s my promise to you:

  1. You will know what to do with every piece of paper that comes into your office from this day forward.
  2. You, or anyone in your office, can find any paper we filed within 5 seconds or less.
  3. You will have a game plan for you to deal with the papers we didn’t handle within the first 8 hours.

This package includes a combination of organizational consulting and coaching:

  • An Organizational Assessment
  • Eight (8) hours of on-site or virtual consultation to convert your piles or files into an instantly-retrievable finding and reminding system, using The Paper Tiger system and a customized tickler file system to manage follow-up. During this time we will:
    • Create and set up the locations you want in The Paper Tiger.
    • Set up a customized tickler file system to remind you of important follow-up at the right time, and teach you how to effectively use it.
    • Go through piles and existing files together to convert them into your new filing or finding system.
    • Teach you the methodology and decision-making process you’ll need to begin using so you can most effectively maintain your new system.
      NOTE: If you are a long distance away, we can do this by phone and screen sharing program–ask me how!  If done virtually, we can break this up into multiple calls, although I recommend doing them all in the same week.
  • Four 50-minute coaching calls, designed to help you identify behaviors or habits that sabotage your success and provide support to you as you work to change those habits.
  • Ongoing support by phone or email to answer questions about the Paper Tiger as they come up
  • Instructional reference documents about how to set up The Paper Tiger and a customized tickler file system.
  • A list of suggested tools to purchase before we have our phone meeting, so you are ready to set everything up.
  • Access to my Client Login section of my website, which contains dozens of tips and resources not available to the public.

Benefits:

  • Find anything you file or store in 5 seconds or less.
  • Others in your office will be able to find anything you file in 5 seconds or less.
  • Streamline your office and lower your stress level.
  • Transform your files into a valuable, instantly-retrievable resource in 24 hours.
  • Eliminate duplication of information.
  • Eliminate the need to file by category, author, or date.
  • Assure fast reaction to audits or other legal actions.
  • Reduce disruption from employee turnover.
  • Be more responsive to your customers
  • Eliminate piles by knowing what to do with every new piece of paper that comes into your office.
  • Learn how to trim the F.A.T. (file, act, toss), including how to decide when to keep and when to toss something.
  • Remember important follow-up at the appropriate time.
  • Increase productivity through prioritizing, planning, delegating, handling communications, etc.
  • Identify and change habits that get in your way.
  • Have an accountability partner to help you identify priorities and keep you on track.

If you’d like to explore what kind of support you need to reach your goals, access a FREE ASSESSMENT HERE to identify your specific sticking points, and then schedule a no-cost OVERCOME OVERWHELM STRATEGY SESSION with me.

During our time together, we'll clarify your vision for your ultimate business and lifestyle success, and we’ll uncover hidden challenges that may sabotage your success. By the end of our session, we will have identified action steps that will move you forward to achieve your goals.