June 2021 Chapter Meeting – VIRTUAL

June 2021 Chapter Meeting – VIRTUAL

June Chapter Meeting – Ask the Organizer

Schedule: – TBC 
6:00PM-6:30PM: New Members and Guests Meet & Greet*
6:30PM-7:00PM: Bring and Introduce your favourite product
7:00PM-8:15PM: Ask the organizers – Panel discussion on “Organizing for special circumstances”
8:15PM-8:30PM: Q&A and Wrap-up

*Inviting all NAPO Houston new members, new business partners, and guests! Please join us for a virtual meet and greet before the regular chapter meeting. This is an opportunity for you to network with other organizers and ask questions about business practices, our national and local associations, or about becoming a professional organizer or productivity consultant. As a guest, you are welcome to attend three meetings, before you will be required to become a NAPO Houston member. Members are welcome to join as well.

Please note: This meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM. Registered attendees will receive an email with a ZOOM link. If you don’t see the information you are looking for, please contact Blanka Molnar, our Professional Development Director at meetings@napohouston.com.

If you are interested in attending an upcoming meeting, check out our Event Calendar.

May 2021 Chapter Meeting – Vendor Fair – In-Person

May 2021 Chapter Meeting – Vendor Fair – In-Person

Come and meet Vendors and NAPO Houston Business Partners in person

May 2021!

You will have the opportunity to talk to our vendors and business partners one-on-one and learn more about their valuable services in a fun and exciting networking set-up with refreshments served.

You will be able to understand how these companies’ products and services will benefit your business and your clients.

Refreshments ◊ Raffle prizes ◊ Networking 

June 2021 Chapter Meeting – VIRTUAL

March 2021 Chapter Meeting – ONLINE!

March Chapter Meeting featuring Heather Cocozza

Her Presentation: Project Management to Gain Skills & Say “Yes!” to Complex Projects

  • Learn skills from a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) to give you the confidence to manage larger projects.
  • Learn the four project management phases for every organizing project with examples of how to use them in organizing and moving projects.
  • Learn how to troubleshoot by using the project management triangle of schedule/time, budget/cost, and scope/quality.
  • Then participate in a team exercise to be a project manager and solve an Organizing Project or Moving Project challenge.

Heather’s Bio: Heather Cocozza is the President of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC, which serves business and residential clients to enrich their work and personal lives through organizing and productivity improvements.  She has been organizing for 15 years, and her clients include large establishments such as the world’s largest museum complex.  She is a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Heather’s insights are cited in the new book Clutter: An Untidy History, released in September 2020. She has participated in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) in the following capacities in recent years:

  • NAPO National Board of Directors – Member Director 2019-present
  • NAPO-Washington, DC (WDC) Chapter President 2017-2019
  • Designed and teaches NAPO National Course “OD2-206 Project Management for Professional Organizers”
  • Presented at NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting “Productivity Consulting” 2020
  • Presented at 2017 NAPO National Conference “Bridging to Corporate Organizing & Productivity”

Heather graduated from The American University in Washington, DC.  Prior to entering the organizing industry, she worked at IBM/PricewaterhouseCoopers as an ERP project manager on financial system integration projects for 13 years.  She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her college-aged children. Through her paid and volunteer work, Heather strives to enrich the lives of members of her community, citizens living and working in the nation’s capital, and colleagues that participate in the larger, global world.

Schedule for the session:
6:00PM-6:30PM: New Members and Guests Meet & Greet*
6:30PM-7:00PM: Chapter Announcements
7:00PM-8:15PM: Presentation & Questions with Heather Cocozza
8:15PM-8:30PM: Social

*Inviting all NAPO Houston new members, new business partners, and guests! Please join us for a virtual meet and greet before the regular chapter meeting. This is an opportunity for you to network with other organizers and ask questions about business practices, our national and local associations, or about becoming a professional organizer or productivity consultant. As a guest, you are welcome to attend three meetings, before you will be required to become a NAPO Houston member. Members are welcome to join as well.

Please note: This meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM. Registered attendees will receive an email with a ZOOM link. If you don’t see the information you are looking for, please contact Blanka Molnar, our Professional Development Director at meetings@napohouston.com.

If you are interested in attending upcoming meetings, check out our Event Calendar.


Please Note: The member ticket is restricted for Members of NAPO Houston. If you are a member please make sure you are logged in before registering for a meeting.  If you are a guest, please select the non-member ticket pricing. Please email meetings@napohouston.com for further assistance.

June 2021 Chapter Meeting – VIRTUAL

February 2021 Chapter Meeting – ONLINE!

February’s presentation is with Victoria Cook about New Social Media Marketing Blueprint 

Have you noticed that just showing up on social media is not enough to attract and convert new business? Yet some people are totally rocking it and getting clients–so why not you?

At this webinar, you’ll learn: 

  • why social media marketing needs a plan
  • the #1 social platform for your business revealed
  • how to boost results while spending less time and effort on social
  • a social media marketing blueprint template to document your plan

BONUS: Done-for-You social media marketing blueprint to swipe and use now

Victoria’s Bio:  Victoria Cook is an author, speaker, and marketing coach. She is famous for her ability to demystify marketing and make it easier to understand. She is director of The Center for Guilt-Free Success, and an official coach and instructor for the DIY Marketing Center, and creator of the Marketing 4 Organizers program. Victoria is also co-author of the book Plans to Prosper: Strategies, Systems & Tools for Small Business Marketing Success.

Victoria has twenty years of business experience in corporate communications and strategic planning. She brings big business expertise to small business owners. Victoria is familiar with the pressures of owning a small business and on a mission to make succeeding at business easier. Clients appreciate the way she breaks down complex concepts into a step-by-step process. Professional Organizers can find free resources and tools specifically to support them at Marketing4Organizers.com

When not helping organizers launch and grow their businesses Victoria a loving wife, guilt-free Mom, scrapbooker, cyclist, and maker of wickedly good chocolate truffles.

Schedule:
6:00PM-6:30PM: New Members and Guests Meet & Greet*
6:30PM-7:00PM: Chapter Announcements
7:00PM-8:15PM: Presentation & Questions with Victoria Cook
8:15PM-8:30PM: Social

*Inviting all NAPO Houston new members, new business partners, and guests! Please join us for a virtual meet and greet before the regular chapter meeting. This is an opportunity for you to network with other organizers and ask questions about business practices, our national and local associations, or about becoming a professional organizer or productivity consultant. As a guest, you are welcome to attend three meetings, before you will be required to become a NAPO Houston member. Members are welcome to join as well.

Please note: This meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM. Registered attendees will receive an email with a ZOOM link. If you don’t see the information you are looking for, please contact Blanka Molnar, our Professional Development Director at meetings@napohouston.com.

If you are interested in attending upcoming meetings, check out our Event Calendar.


Please Note: The member ticket is restricted for Members of NAPO Houston. If you are a member please make sure you are logged in before registering for a meeting.  If you are a guest, please select the non-member ticket pricing. Please email meetings@napohouston.com for further assistance.

January 2021 Back to Business Session 4 – TIME and ACTION MASTERY!

January 2021 Back to Business Session 4 – TIME and ACTION MASTERY!

Michael Charest | NAPO Houston

TIME and ACTION MASTERY!

Solopreneurs in general including professional organizers, are constantly bombarded with mixed messages about how to create a successful business. But few, if any, are provided with a SCHEDULE and ACTION BLUEPRINT of exactly how to spend their time to achieve their business goals. Professional organizers should wake up each day feeling inspired and confident knowing what exactly to do, when, why, and for how long to grow and sustain their business. When they do, the overwhelming peace of mind and confidence permeates their business and life.

Learning objectives:
1. NINE core activities you should be spending your time on weekly.
2. The “Optimal Time Allotment” for each on a daily and weekly basis.
3. How to schedule them into your calendar SO THAT YOU DO THEM!
4. Bonus: What not to be doing and a clever “ROI” for releasing them!

Outline:

  • “Stephen Covey” Time Management Overview (Demonstration or Video)
  • Organizer Big 9 Time Blocks (Callout participation)
  • Big 9 Time Allocation
  • Big 9 Time Blocking (Dyad exercise)
  • Weekly Calendar Template (Self-creation)
  • Action-Measure-Adjust
  • Delegation ROI
  • Time and Action Principles (Group review)

Michael Charest is a 17-year veteran business coach, consultant, author, and speaker. He is president of Business Growth Solutions, a company specializing in helping solo and micro businesses attract more clients, grow their businesses, and live the prosperous life they deserve! Michael has coached more than 480 individual and 1,500 small group clients, delivered more than 100 live talks and webinars, produced and delivered 30 live seminars, recorded 80 audio programs, written more than 1,200 pages of business content as well as a self-help book, From Grunt to Greatness! Michael held senior management positions with both Hilton Hotels and American Golf Corporation, then founded two successful companies, (Coach and Grow Rich and Business Growth Solutions) so he understands first-hand, the challenges of business management and ownership.

The session is CEU eligible. If you don’t see the information you are looking for, please contact Blanka Molnar, our Professional Development Director at meetings@napohouston.com.


Please Note: The member ticket is restricted for Members of NAPO Houston. If you are a member please make sure you are logged in before registering for a meeting.  If you are a guest, please select the non-member ticket pricing. Please email meetings@napohouston.com for further assistance.