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Meet Mishele, Our Founder
Mishele Vieira, CPO® has been organizing individuals, families, and companies since 1983 improving their systems, surroundings and profitability. Her background includes sales, marketing, and operations management in the media and technology industries.
The skills and talents developed from her corporate background were used to launch her professional organizing company Away With Chaos in 2002, with the goal of empowering individuals and companies through designing functional spaces and systems with less chaos. Mishele works with her clients to determine what challenges they face in getting and staying organized. Getting to the root of the challenge without judgment, she helps clients reduce and release the “stuff” that often overwhelms them. Incorporating an individual’s style, she partners with clients to develop solutions that work and can be easily maintained. Focusing on each individual’s unique abilities, she coaches clients in maximizing their productivity, achieving their goals, and making room for what matters most™.
Mishele is a speaker, author and active member of NAPO, (National Association of Professional Organizers) and the San Diego and Los Angeles chapters. She is a proud member of NAPO’s Golden Circle – Professional Organizers who have been in business for five years or more. In 2007 Mishele became one of the first in history to receive the official Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) designation. She is a writer and speaker and has developed a workshop “managing chaos” where she teaches individuals how to keep chaos from seeping back into their space, schedule and life. Mishele lives in Southern California with her husband and chocolate Labrador who doesn’t know she’s a dog.
Most people were not born organized and very few were taught by their parents or teachers. The good news is that organizing is a very learnable skill. Like learning any skill; it takes some practice, but we can teach you if you want to learn.
But let’s be perfectly honest, some people have no time for or interest in learning how to organize. They know that their time is best spent doing what they’re up to working, parenting, etc. so they prefer to have it done for them and that’s fine too.
“I’m extremely passionate about helping clients to get organized, however and whatever that looks like for them ” – Mishele Vieira, CPO®
Who We Work With:
Most of our clients find themselves in one of the following two categories:
Situational Organizational Challenges:
These clients consider themselves to have once been pretty well organized, but have gotten off track because they are busy with work, raising children, volunteering, or perhaps all three. They may also have experienced one or more of the following changes:
- New baby
- Change in employment –new job, loss of a job, retirement
- Responsibility for caring for a parent
- Death of a loved one
Ongoing Organizational Challenges:
These clients have experienced challenges with organization for quite some time and perhaps all their life. Typically they have brain related issues that make it harder for them to get and stay organized. This may include:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Addiction-i.e. alcohol, substance, food
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Hoarding Behavior
We are experienced in working with both types of clients who often have overlapping issues and similar needs. Basically we work with clients who, for whatever reason have been unable to get organized on their own.
How We Work:
Each session is unique and customized according to the client’s needs. We start out by having a phone conversation, where I listen as you to you describe your situation, challenges, and needs. Then I tell you how we can help. If we decide we are a fit to work together, the first session is scheduled. There are many ways to work with us including in person, or even virtually. We can do anything from a single 4 hour session to weekly services depending on what you need or what projects you want to accomplish.
Please see our SERVICES page for full descriptions on all the ways to get started today!
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