SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Self Defense Workshop
Please join the NAPO Michigan Chapter for this special, exciting, and useful workshop that will get you moving!
Combative Training Concepts
Presented by Chuck Pippin & Innovative Martial Arts
Combative Training Concepts (CTC) is a training methodology meant to quickly impart tactics against today's dangers.
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018
TIME: 9:30AM - 2:00PM
LUNCH: Please bring your own lunch, or take-out is available.
DRESS: We suggest wearing comfortable/athletic clothes.
Charles Pippin of Wyoming, MI is the co-founder of Innovative Martial Arts, co-founder of San Yun Do, co-founder of Combative Training Concepts (CTC) and co-founder of Modern Combat Bujutsu.
"I have been studying and teaching Martial Arts and Personal Defense since the early 90’s. During that tenure I have worked with all age groups and had success in creating specialized programs to meet a variety of needs. My partner Don and I have taught combative systems for over two decades to citizens, law enforcement and armed forces personnel."
"My passion is in the applied self-protection (and protection of others) perspective of training. Nothing is more rewarding that watching the self-confidence build in a person as they realize just how much they are capable of achieving!"
Chuck's 25 years of martial arts studies include:
5th Degree San Yun Do, 3rd Degree SFC Unarmed Combatives, 3rd Degree Kenpo Karate Jujitsu, 2nd Degree Tae Kwon Do, 1st Degree SFC Archipelago Combatives
Certified Advanced Instructor of SFC Knife/Counter Knife Combatives, 6 years study Hapkido, 5+ years study Pencak Silat - Pangajar/Certified Coach.
Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Option 1 Members and Business Partners. Option 2 Members and Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter. PLEASE NOTE: This self defense workshop will cost $20/person (on top of the normal meeting cost) so please come with $20.
If We Knew Then, What We Know Now
So you've started your very own business.
But are you really a natural?
NAPO Michigan members Kathy Tucker, Cindy Greenleaf and Susan Carmody bring you a combined 30+ years of professional organizing experience and will share some of their "How To’s" with us. Come & listen, laugh and learn from their insights.
About Our Presenters
Kathy Tucker and her business partner Linda Gillies of Finally Organized in Roseville have ‘been in the biz’ for eleven years. Kathy is a natural when it comes to making order out of chaos. Having grown up on a farm with five siblings, one of which has severe special needs, chaos was normal, yet family life was still very organized. Being calm and peaceful is important to Kathy, as she has a tender heart and is able to relate to all generations of clients. Currently, adult children with elderly parents are her niche and she ministers well to the parents who grew up in the depression and WWII. Being able to envision the end product and bring peace to her clients is the main goal of Finally Organized.
“Turning your world from CHAOS to calm” is the motto of Cindy Greenleaf of Inkster, who founded New Leaf Organizing LLC in 2008 as a post retirement career after 37 years of service with the State of Michigan. She believes that organizing is a skill set that is not often taught, but can definitely be learned.
For the last 13 years, Susan Carmody of Canton has been successfully organizing homes and offices for busy households and professionals through her business, Perfectly Placed LLC. Her niche is helping clients sort through their possessions, gently decluttering and finding the best storage solutions – especially closets and shelving. She is a Contained Home Organizer, a partner to the Container Store, who has measured and designed hundreds of beautiful and functional spaces for her clients.
Susan has also earned her NAPO Specialist Certificates for Residential Organizing and Workplace Productivity. As the daughter of an “Over Saver” father who was going to fix every car and do every household project himself, she prides herself on being sensitive to her client’s needs and focuses on what’s really important in life – health & happiness!
Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Option 1 Members and Business Partners. Option 2 Members and Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.
The Psychology of Letting Stuff Go: Helping Clients Who Struggle to Release
Many people struggle to part with their “stuff,” likely due to a combination of cultural and psychological factors.
This presentation coincides with the holiday season – which for many Americans has become the year’s greatest acquisition of stuff! – and will touch on many of the factors that make it difficult for individuals to let go of items and keep down on clutter. Focus will also be placed on how professional organizers can tailor their approach based on these factors when working with clients. Specifically, attendees will learn:
Dr. Jami Socha is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, as well as individuals with compulsive hoarding. She works in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI at the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Ann Arbor (www.anxietyannarbor.com)
Dr. Socha is a professional member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).
Level 5 Hoarding -- It’s Manageable!
Do you know what it takes to manage the "unmanageable"? Come learn from our very own NAPO Michigan members how to successfully tackle large-scale hoarding jobs.
Topics will include:
• An overview of hoarding disorder
• The ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale
• Managing a team
• Meeting client expectations
• Safety precautions
• Pitfalls to avoid
You can expect to learn what it takes to be a part of a large, multiple-member team on hoarding jobs, understand more about hoarding disorder, how to be prepared and why it’s important to pass these jobs off to those who have the right skills. You can also expect to leave feeling like you don't need to say no to jobs that are out of your area of expertise knowing you can call in other organizers with the right skills to help.
Leigh MacCready is the owner of Re-Nest LLC, a business that specializes in organizing, downsizing and space planning clients’ living spaces so they are more functional and attractive. She is a shopper and collector but doesn't like her hobbies to take control. Leigh believes that as your lifestyle changes your nest needs to change right along with it. She calls this re-nesting. Leigh is an active member and current president of NAPO Michigan. When she is presented with a challenge beyond her skills, she calls in the Michigan Chapter for help...which resulted in her working in a Level 5 hoard.
Susie Marsh, LBSW, (left) and Kate Wert, LLMSW are the new co-owners of Moxie Life Organizing LLC. Susie is an 11 year veteran of the organizing industry, a 30 year veteran social worker in mental health and ongoing subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, where she holds a Level 1 Certificate in Hoarding. Kate has a decade of experience as a masters level social worker working in hospice and children’s foster care. She also brings her experiences and many skills to organizing work with clients. Together Susie and Kate work in residential settings, specializing in working with individuals who struggle with chronic disorganization challenges, hoarding disorder, depression, anxiety, and ADD. In their work with clients, they emphasize creating a judgment-free zone, using a person-centered approach and by focusing on and building upon clients’ strengths.
Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Regular Members and Business Partners. Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.
Tips for Creating a Productive Office
As organizers, we spend so much time and energy helping our clients that we often neglect our own offices. This presentation will give you tips to help you be more effective and efficient in your own office. And, it will expose you to transferable strategies that increase the value you deliver to your clients in their offices!
You will learn:
Donna Lindley is a professional organizer and owner of Organize Your World (www.OrganizeYourWorld.net) and co-owner of Spark Productivity (www.SparkProductivity.com), based in Rochester Hills. She and her team have been helping individuals and businesses to solve paper, email, space and time management issues since 2003. Before starting her business, Donna graduated from Hope College with degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and spent 9 years as a Project Manager with Accenture, a global management consulting firm and Fortune 500 company. She has been a member of NAPO since 2003.
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