What’s your business name: The Organizing Pro & Co. – Marcia Ramsland, www.organizingpro.com * 858 752-7707
What products/services do you offer? As the Leading Online Organizing Coach, I teach Online Classes and Coach Clients 1-1 as individuals or couples in the areas of organizing Home, Time, Paperwork, and Projects. I wrote a Best Selling book series titles “Simplify Your Life: Get Organized and Stay that Way” with over 100,000 copies sold. I have been a media guest appearing in Woman’s Day and Real Simple magazines, Fox 5 San Diego, the Wall Street Journal, and Martha Stewart radio. Hundreds of clients and audiences over three decades agree with my belief that anyone can become more organized and productive – even YOU! For a free consult visit my website www.organizingpro.com
How long have you lived in the area? We lived in San Diego since 1998 and love it here! I grew up in the Midwest and we moved to San Diego for my husband’s work from Rochester, NY.
Tell us about your family. My husband David and I met in high school and have been married ever since college graduation. We have 3 married children and nine adorable grandchildren ages 2-10. We love family reunions with all 17 of us and plan for one this summer in San Diego at our home. It stretches my organizing ability to have them for meals and activities for 10 days!
Tell us about the events that led up to where you are now. Surprisingly I had to figure out how to become organized myself just to cope with being a mother of three little children. I discovered systems that worked, began speaking about it where we lived in Rochester, NY, and doing clients in between 50 speeches a year that included the First National Bank and Kodak. When we moved to San Diego I wrote my first book Simplify Your Life: Get Organized and Stay that Way which sold over 52,000 copies and opened the doors to national media appearances. After doing in person organizing for years, I transitioned to Online Coaching and found I could change more lives with a lasting result because of changing the person as well as their surroundings.
How/why did you start your business? When I got organized myself, I was so excited I started teaching at local community courses and by word of mouth referrals spoke more and was asked to organize homes and businesses. I was one of the first Professional Organizers nationwide in 1985, the year Marie Kondo was born interestingly enough. My systems work, people maintain them and it’s fun to see people’s eyes light up when they learn how to change their life by getting organized.