Organizing is a journey. How about an experienced guide?

Organizing is a journey.

How about an experienced guide?

Hi, I’m Nia.

My name is Nia Spongberg. I’m an organizer and coach in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I help my clients learn how to organize their lives so they can get more done and focus on their dreams. I work with clients locally (in person) and around the country (by phone). I’ve been partnering with people on their organizing journeys since 2012.

My Approach

I believe my clients are creative and resourceful individuals, and that they’re the keepers of their own best answers. My role is to listen closely, ask questions, and offer information so that my clients can achieve their own powerful solutions. The coaching and hands-on organizing support that I provide are designed to help you:

  • Deepen awareness and understanding of yourself
  • Try on new perspectives
  • Learn new organizing skills
  • Develop new organizing habits
  • Create organizing systems that work for your brain/life
  • Change your relationships with your stuff, tasks, and time
  • Enhance your productivity, happiness, and sense of self
  • Meet your goals

My Background

I was born and raised near Boston. As a kid I spent a lot of time outdoors and fell in love with hiking, canoeing, and the land. I graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Government and Environmental Studies.

My career path has been wonderfully circuitous.  It wasn’t until I moved to Michigan in 2011 that I formally discovered professional organizing and realized I could make it my work. I started my business (originally named Spruced Up Spaces, LLC) in early 2012. Prior to that I’d run a bed & breakfast in California, managed a sales team for a renewable energy company in Oregon, and coordinated the development office at a nonprofit farm/education center in Vermont. Then in 2014 I got curious about coaching. I enrolled in a course which proved to be the start of a wonderful (and ongoing!) learning journey and period of significant personal and professional growth in my life. Today I am a certified practitioner in both of my fields, and I love supporting my clients through their own change processes.

When I’m not working you’ll likely find me me gardening, hiking, golfing, reading, taking photographs, trying (in vain!) to learn to play the ukulele, or indulging my love of trees and wood. I love the Adirondack Mountains, juicy summer peaches, and the changing of the seasons. I’m married to my dear partner, Mollie. We have one very opinionated cat named Boo and one very deferential dog named Chicory.

Supporting Our Community

I love the Ann Arbor community and I enjoy giving back by supporting local nonprofits through contributions of my service or donations to their fundraising events. Groups supported include:

  • Apple Playschools
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
  • Emerson School
  • Food Gatherers
  • Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Ozone House
  • Transcendental Meditation Center of Ann Arbor

Organizing is a journey.

How about an experienced guide?

Organizing is a journey. How about an experienced guide?

My Qualifications

Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®)

I’m a CPO®. This credential is awarded by the Board of Certification of Professional Organizers®.  It recognizes professional organizers who have met specific minimum standards and proven through examination and organizing with clients (1,500 hours within 3 years) that they possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. If you’re curious, you can read more about the CPO® credential.

Certified Organizer Coach (COC®)

I’m a COC®. This credential is awarded by the Institute for Applied Coaching™.  It recognizes coaches who have completed the Coach Approach for Organizers foundation program, a graduate seminar, and an independent project. It also involves receiving extensive trainer feedback, passing two written exams and coaching assessments, and accruing 100 coaching hours. If you’re curious, you can read more about the COC® credential.

My Professional Affiliations

As a member of these organizations I’m bound by their Codes of Ethics. I participate in their educational offerings and try to attend at least one conference each year. I served on the board of NAPO Michigan from 2014-2016.

“It’s never been so easy to locate papers and other items; I used to spend an hour each day searching. I can now concentrate on my business and outsource routine tasks without complications.”

~ Mark

“It’s never been so easy to locate papers and other items; I used to spend an hour each day searching. I can now concentrate on my business and outsource routine tasks without complications.”

~ Mark

Getting Started Is Easy!

Download a self assessment tool and a description of my services.

 Let’s Connect!

Nia Spongberg, CPO®, COC®  |  (734) 531-9024  |  nia@niaspongberg.com  |  PO Box 3044, Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Nia Spongberg, CPO®, COC®
(734) 531-9024
nia@niaspongberg.com
PO Box 3044, Ann Arbor, MI 48106