For The Media

Journalists, Radio & Television Show Hosts: Do You Need an Organizing Expert?

 

If you desire an organizing expert for print, radio or television, Certified Professional Organizer® Kristi Meyer is experienced in speaking with journalists, stays on point, excels at meeting deadlines, and can provide quality content on many organizing-related topics. Kristi is also eager to share how she transformed from a teacher of 13 years to a highly credentialed professional organizer and successful sole-proprietor in only three years.

With her education, background in teaching, and freelance writing, Kristi is personable, articulate and knowledgeable. Kristi is happy to provide interviews and tips on air and on camera. In addition, Kristi can provide columns, tips, and articles for electronic or hard copy publications.

 

Qualifications

Certifications and Certificates of Study:

Certified Professional Organizer® Board of Certified Professional Organizers (BCPO) – One of only two in SC to earn this distinction.

What is a Professional Organizer?

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) describes a professional organizer as a person who “enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills. Professional organizers help their clients take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems.

What is a Certified Professional Organizer?

A Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) is a member of the organizing profession that has achieved the highest distinction possible by completing a rigorous course of study of organizing and related topics, and passing the CPOexam. Only a very small number of organizers in the profession have achieved this designation. Indeed, Kristi is the only CPO in the Lowcountry to have earned this distinction.

What is Certified Professional Organizer Certification?

CPO Certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort which benefits the public and members of the organizing profession. CPO Certification recognizes those professionals who have met specific minimum qualifications and proven through examination and client interaction to possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. The program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices, and ethics. While the CPO designation is not an endorsement or recommendation, certification of professional organizers maximizes the value received from the services provided and products recommended by a CPO.

 

  • Certified Family Manager® Coach
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization  (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in CD Client Administration  (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic Mental Health Issues with the CD Client (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Life Transitions with the CD Client  (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of the Elderly CD Client (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of the Student CD Client (ICD)
  • Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic Physical Conditions Affecting the CD Client (ICD)
  • Level II – Certificate , Hoarding Specialist
  • Level II – Certificate , Chronic Disorganization Specialist
  • Level II – Certificate , ADHD Specialist

 

Memberships

  • National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
  • NAPO Charleston
  • Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
  • International Association of Virtual Organizers (IAVO)
  • Family Manager®

 

Media Appearances

 

Kristi appeared on an episode of A&E’s TV Network to apply her specialized organizing skills for a hoarding client in an episode of “Hoarders.”

 

Sample of Client-Focused Course Work

  • International Association of Virtual Organizers Fast Track Training Program
  • Professional Organizer Training And Mentoring Program with Ramona Creel (founder of onlineorganizing.com)
  • Mentoring with Lillian Nolan O’Keefe, Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and ICD Level II CD and ADD specialist
  • Mentoring with twelve-year veteran professional organizer, Madeleine DeNitto, who has specialized in chronic disorganization and obsessive compulsive hoarding in Atlanta, New York City and Charleston
  • Family Manager ® Coach Training Program
  • Working & Communicating with Clients Home from Combat
  • Initial Assessment: Whose Emergency Is It?
  • Facilitating Family Communication through the Transition Process
  • Ethics Panel: To Do No Harm
  • Keeping It All Together
  • Addiction, the CD Client & Working Collaboratively
  • Empty Nest & Beyond: Working with Clients who are Transitioning out of Active Parenting
  • Working on the Edge – Helping Children with Hoarding Tendencies
  • Decision-Making Skills for Indecisive ADD, LD & CD Clients
  • Basic ADD
  • Work Your Inner Magic with Words: 5 Simple Steps to Influence & Motivate Your Clients (and Yourself)
  • Addiction, the CD Client & Working Collaboratively
  • Six Strategies to Help Clients Who Hoard
  • Organizer Teams: When to Use Them, How to Build Them & Why They Work – Part I & II
  • The Self-Determination Movement and CD Clients with Disabilities
  • Kaizen – The Next Step for the Chronically Disorganized Client
  • Understanding Procrastination Pitfalls
  • Motivational Techniques for the CD Client
  • Organizing Children (Aged 5-12) in a CD Household
  • That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized Teenagers
  • Recognizing the Lines Between Psychotherapists, Coaches & Professional Organizers
  • Case Studies: Low to High Insight Hoarding and Correlated Compassion Fatigue
  • Helping ADHD Clients Organize Their Finances
  • Helping the Families of Treatment-Refusing Hoarders
  • Understanding the Physical and Mental Challenges of the Elderly CD Client
  • Neurological Conditions and the CD Client
  • Students in Transition
  • How to Help Our Memories Work Better
  • Case Study: Client Challenge – Heirs to Hoarders & Clearing Up An Estate
  • Managing Client Expectations
  • Bipolar Disorder Session  I & II
  • Working with Caregivers
  • The Possession Cycle
  • Transitions vs. Changes
  • Working with CD Clients with Physical Challenges
  • Introduction to Compulsive Hoarding
  • Working with CD Clients with Physical Challenges
  • Establishing Successful Client Relationships
  • Basic Safety: Personal Safety with CD Clients
  • Advanced Hoarding
  • Basic CD
  • Boundaries & Ethics

For further course-work completed, please send a request.

 

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