Lost? Stuck? Overwhelmed? Want to be more organized, productive, confident and relaxed?

Lost?  Stuck?  Overwhelmed?

Ready to be more organized, productive, confident and relaxed?

Sound Familiar?

I work with people who have busy, complicated lives and big, hearty dreams. They’re often procrastinators, solopreneurs, moms, artists, downsizers, small business owners, adults with ADD/ADHD, and people in big life transitions. They have all sorts of organizing challenges and goals. What unites them is the fact that they are all highly motivated to change their relationship with organization.

Asking for help.

Inviting me into your life isn’t necessarily easy. Please know that I’m open-minded and compassionate, and that I will work hard to earn your trust. You can be assured that I handle client confidentiality very seriously.

It’s a process.

I help clients learn to become organized for the long term, not get organized in a hurry. Our work doesn’t just address the physical clutter and chaos of your life, it invites you to closely consider who you are. So the work we do isn’t a quick fix ~ it goes deeper and takes longer.

Part of what we do is deepen our understanding of your values and needs, and look at ways of effectively engaging your strengths and support systems. Depending on your goals, we might also explore and experiment with new ways to help you prioritize your commitments, enhance your management of time, and engage with tasks in a productive way. These are just three examples of areas where clients often seek to grow.

At the center of the organizing process is decision-making. The prefrontal cortex — the part of your brain that oversees executive function — gets a real workout during our sessions. If you have ADD/ADHD I want you to know that I have training and experience that help me support my ADD/ADHD clients. We can work together to find creative, effective ways to design our partnership and make the process work for your unique brain.

A growth mindset helps.

A growth mindset helps facilitate the organizing process. A great book that discusses the power of mindset is Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PhD (Random House, 2006). Here are some growth-oriented beliefs and traits that position us for success in our work together:

  • A genuine belief that change is possible
  • Openness to learning
  • Curiosity about oneself
  • Commitment to giving one’s fullest effort
  • Willingness to try new things, to explore new perspectives
  • Receptivity to constructive feedback
  • Persistence in the face of setbacks

Chronic or Situational?

Being “disorganized” can mean different things to different people. Very often, though, it manifests in a combination of waste, stress, shame, underachievement, and missed opportunity.

  • If you’re chronically disorganized it means you’ve been disorganized for a very long time, your attempts to get organized haven’t yielded meaningful change, and your prospects for change are low if things remain as-is.
  • If you’re situationally disorganized it means that you’re generally organized but a big, disruptive life event (or sometimes more than one) has propelled you into a period of temporary and unfamiliar disorganization.

In either case you’re likely feeling stuck and discouraged – unsure how to proceed, and perhaps not convinced that any effort you invest will pay off.

Are you ready for this work?

My clients are great people who possess an inspiring array of talents, life stories, and dreams. The organizing journey occasionally trips them up, but they are resilient!  They bounce back because they are serious about change and committed to personal growth. They’re aware that the change they seek will likely require persistent effort over months, sometimes years. When my clients first contact me they’re usually a bit hesitant: not exactly sure that I can help or what working together is going to look like. But they have a positive hunch and they muster the courage to get in touch.

Six questions to consider...

A successful partnership depends on a good match. So early on we'll spend time evaluating whether we share a solid, working rapport. To help get you thinking about partnering, here are 6 initial questions to consider:

  • Can I commit to 3 sessions per month with Nia?  Integrated sessions are 3 hours long, totaling 9 hours per month. Coaching sessions are 1 hour long, totaling 3 hours per month. Read more about your service options.
  • Can I commit an equal number of hours per month to working on my goals outside of our sessions?
  • Am I in a place of strong mental health?
  • Am I in a place of good self-care (diet, exercise, sleep)?
  • Am I open to the experience of being coached? Explore the Self Assessment to learn more.
  • Am I able to afford Nia’s services? View Nia's rate. 

 

"Nia made this 'dreaded task' not only bearable, but enjoyable!"

~Anne

"Nia made this 'dreaded task' not only bearable, but enjoyable!"

~Anne

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