Connecting with Your Clients Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hotel 116 (formerly known as Bellevue Coast Hotel): 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


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Connecting with Your Clients Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation

with Karla Obernesser

Karla Obernesser is a therapist with a private practice in downtown Bellevue. She works with individuals and couples who want to strengthen and grow their relationships. Karla is married to her college sweetheart, Richard, and they have been married for 30 years. Together they have 4 children. Two daughters (ages 27 and 25) and two sons (ages 13 and 23).

Do you sometimes find it difficult to connect with certain clients? Do you sometimes feel barriers in the progress with particular clients? Because we are all different, it is difficult to connect with every one, all the time. There are ways to help get through these barriers and create a stronger connection with your clients to achieve what you want to achieve together. 

The book, The Five Love Languages sold 7 million copies in English and was translated in 40 different languages around the world. It has been used to create stronger connections in couple relationships and parent-child relationships. Many people began using the 5 love languages in their workplace. The author, Gary Chapman, partnered with Dr. Paul White to create the Motivating by Appreciation Project. They created an inventory that helps to discover how people are motivated in the work place. As Professional Organizers work with their clients, they are faced with the challenge of the uniqueness of each individual and how best to motivate them to work together to create big changes. 

On Tuesday, February 6th, we will explore these 5 Languages of Appreciation, how to identify them in your clients, and ways you can use each language to motivate your clients to reach their full potential. Join us for an evening of a deeper dive into the exploration of The Five Languages of Appreciation.


Meeting Format

6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-7:00pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic
7:00-7:10pm Corporate Associate Member Presentation
7:10-7:20pm Announcements
7:20-8:20pm Guest Speaker
8:20-8:30pm Wrap-up

Unless otherwise noted all events will be held at:
Hotel 116 (formerly known as Bellevue Coast Hotel)
625 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Note: The hotel signs will direct you to the NAPO meeting location within the hotel.


First Tuesday of each month
6:30pm - 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted)

Guest Fee

We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card) for each meeting you attend as a guest. At the door we accept cash/check. Membership in the National Association of Professional Organizers is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

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