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May Chapter Meeting & Annual Luncheon

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

May Chapter Meeting & Annual Luncheon

This year, we will hold a regular chapter meeting in May with a great program from Lisa Montanaro. As always, members attend the meetings for free, and non-members are welcome to attend for $20; pay our Treasurer, Sue Elder, at the door.

After our May meeting, we will celebrate another year of NAPO Michigan with our annual luncheon (see details below)!

Program: Effective Time Management for Professional Organizers and Their Clients!

Stop the glorification of busy and start getting things done!

Topics include: Time management systems, prioritization, saying no, project and task management, overcoming perfectionism and procrastination, the myth of multi-tasking, and dealing with interruptions. Be prepared for mindset shifts and behavioral changes, and working on tools during the session. Improve your own skills as you juggle running a business while living a full life, and pass what you learn onto your clients!

Learning Objectives:
• Determine how your relationship with time plays into your time management skills and how to shift your mindset to improve those skills.
• Review various well known time management systems and processes to familiarize yourself with best practices in the field of time management, and discover which are a good match for you, your personality, your business, and lifestyle.
• Conduct a self assessment and create custom systems that you can use to be more productive using tangible tools like an Ideal Time Map, a Task and Project Management System, and more.
• Discover how to overcome psychological time management blocks and habits like multi-tasking, procrastination, perfectionism, not being able to say no, and dealing with interruptions.
• Gain confidence to offer time management services to your clients, while improving your own time management strategies in the process.

Relevance to NAPO Members:
So many organizers are moving into productivity, but lack the solid knowledge and content to feel comfortable adding time management on as a service. The public is still very much asking for time management principles and training. Organizers and productivity consultants will experience a boost in their confidence in talking about, learning about, and passing on these time management principles and skills to their clients. Many organizers struggle with their own time management as they try to juggle running their business with their full personal lives. Therefore, professional organizers will learn a popular new skill to add onto their services, while improving their own time management in the process. This session will be CEU eligible.

About the Presenter

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Lisa Montanaro is the owner of Lisa Montanaro Global Enterprises, which is the umbrella organization under which she offers productivity consulting, success coaching, business strategizing, and speaking to individuals and organizations. From 2002-2012, Lisa successfully operated her professional organizing division, LM Organizing Solutions, in the New York metropolitan area before relocating to Northern California.

Lisa is an inaugural Certified Professional Organizer® and a member of the Golden Circle of the National Association of Professional Organizers. In addition, Lisa is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), and is a frequent presenter for associations, corporations, and organizations, and for teleclasses and webinars. Lisa’s presentations focus on productivity, entrepreneurship, business success, branding, and life-work balance issues. Lisa’s presentations are informative, interactive, and despite the sometimes weighty subject involved, entertaining!

Lisa publishes a free monthly newsletter for success-minded individuals. Subscribe today at Her book, The Ultimate Life Organizer, was published by Peter Pauper Press in 2011. Lisa is privileged to include many entrepreneurs as her coaching and consulting clients, and is delighted to be able to use her business savvy and legal skills to create much-needed templates, products and programs to help business owners be successfully self-employed.


Lunch costs $15. Please RSVP by May 10 to L. Patterson with your sandwich choice (see the newsletter for details)! Our Treasurer, Sue Elder, will be taking cash or checks for lunch at the door.

The luncheon will take place in our meeting room at the Holiday Inn, from noon until 2pm, and will be filled with with special announcements, lots of great networking time, awards and recognition, our annual board transition, lots of fun, and CAKE!

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