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Organizing Solutions For Special Populations Workshop Topics

There are a lot of “i’s” to dot and “t’s” to cross (why is it never “j’s” to dot and “x’s” to cross?) when you start a business — make sure you’re not overlooking an important administrative or legal to-do, with this assemblage of “get-your-litigitory-ducks-in-a-row-before-you-end-up-in-court” seminars. The content is based on my book, “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career” — however, these workshops are appropriate for all consultants and freelancers (from organizing to graphic art, from personal training to accounting, from interior design to project management — and everything in-between). If you’re an independent contractor who sees clients (and plans on maybe getting paid for your services) — this educational series is for you!

Each can be scheduled for any size professional group as a live private teleseminar/webinar or an in-person event — I’m prepared to give you anywhere from 90 minutes of my life to several days in a row, whatever it takes to make sure you understand the concepts you need to succeed. I’m also happy to shorten, lengthen, cut-and-paste, moosh together multiple topics, or otherwise customize the content to suit your attendees’ schedule, interests, and budget. And if you’re one lone entrepreneur flying solo in the world, you can certainly purchase a pre-recorded download of the program to listen to in the comfort of your own home/office. (Just as soon as I get a chance to tape it fer ya!)

Clip Art -- Speaking SilhouetteA Different Way Of Functioning:
Developing Organizational Strategies For Learning Disabilities


  • auditory processing, reading, and writing problems
  • issues with visual discrimination, spatial relations, and directionality
  • time-perception, focus, and memory challenges
  • mathematical confusions
  • asking for accommodation

Clip Art -- Speaking Podium 2Out-Of-Focus:
Assisting ADDers With Organizational Issues


  • what adders look and act like
  • what add is and what it isn’t
  • diagnosing (and overdiagnosing) an attention deficit
  • a childhood epidemic and the medication risks
  • organizing and life management strategies

Clip Art -- Speaking SilhouetteThe Pain Of Letting Go:
Helping Hoarders Cope With Clutter


  • why hoarders hoard
  • hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • motivational interviewing, assessment, and cognitive behavioral change techniques
  • issues with biological, animal, and waste hoarding
  • creating a hoarding task force

Clip Art -- Speaking Podium 2The Mess That Won’t Go Away:
Can You Cure The Chronically Disorganized?


  • challenges with time perception
  • the power of body doubling
  • avoiding tactile sympathy
  • game-playing as an organizing technique
  • the personalization of “stuff”

Clip Art -- Speaking SilhouetteLiterally Knocked Off Track:
Tackling Disorder Caused By Traumatic Brain Injury


  • literally knocked off track
  • adjusting expectations and assessing capabilities
  • common characteristics of brain injury survivors
  • the logistics of working with TBI clients
  • practical brain injury workarounds

Clip Art -- Speaking Podium 2Handi-Capable Organizing:
Adapting For The Differently-Abled


  • mental health concerns
  • hearing impairment
  • visual impairment
  • physical limitations
  • cognitive decline

Clip Art -- Speaking SilhouetteI’m So Sorry For Your Loss:
Working With Grieving Clients


  • understanding the grieving process
  • emotions and “stuff”
  • different services at different stages
  • organizing as reminiscence
  • creating a safe space in which to say goodbye

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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and

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