Upcoming Chapter Events

    • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
    • 48
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    How to Move Accurately Within Real Time - CEU-eligible

    Marie Manuchehri, Energy Intuitive



    Time is a man made phenomenon that actually only exists on earth. Scientists know that everything in the multi-universe is made from energy particles. Your body, the building you are living in, all of your thoughts are made from subatomic particles. Energy can not be destroyed, it is in constant motion, making it impossible to be measured. Your personal awareness can shift significantly when you allow yourself to listen to and feel your space in the world instead of measuring your existence through a linear perception; such as time.

    Real time, as Marie likes to call it, has a mindfulness quality that when observed reduces stress, increases productivity, and allows for an empowered flow within your everyday life. Creating an increase in happiness.



    Author of “Intuitive Self Healing,” and, “How to Communicate with Your Spirit Guides,” Marie Manuchehri is an energy medicine healer who is the perfect bridge between conventional and holistic medicine. She was raised in a family that appreciated preventive medicine, including the importance of eating nutritional organic foods and taking healthy supplements. Yet, it was during her work as an oncology nurse that she discovered and developed her skills as an energy medicine practitioner. Marie also the  host of a weekly, live radio show, “Where Energy and Medicine Meet.”

     

     

    Breakout Room Questions:

    1. How can one become authentically happy?

    2. Can one stop thinking and have a fulfilling life? 3. Is there a practical way to attract more wealth?  

     

    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

    The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

    As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date.

    We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.


    Business Partner Presentation: Bella's Voice

    Tuesday February 2, 2021

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Open networking

    6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
    6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
    7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up


    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    Register

    Rightsizing for Success - CEU-eligible


    Lisa Mark, CPO, The Time Butler


    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    6:15PM - 8:30PM

    Learn strategies to downsize your client's items. We'll discuss six ways to downsize items, the value of different types of items, four specific strategies you can use with your clients, how to price items, and how to determine whether to sell or donate.


    Lisa Mark is a Certified Professional Organizer specializing in Tim Management and Productivity Consulting, Corporate Organizing, information organizing and file systems, and large spaces organizing. She also works with clients experiencing life-changing illness or injury and facilitates the occasional move. Since starting her business, The Time Butler, in 2004, Lisa has worked with over 600 clients for over 16,000 client hours, and has taken more than 400 hours of classes. Lisa is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), NAPO San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with the Los Altos Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). She works hands-on with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and remotely with clients worldwide.


    Breakout Room discussion:

    1. Have you ever sold items for clients? If so, how was the ROI in terms of time spent, time compensated, and overall financial gain (or loss) for your client?

    2. If a client asked you to sell items for them, would you? Why or why not?


    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

    The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

    As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date.

    We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.  REGISTER HERE


    Business Partner:

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Open networking

    6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
    6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
    7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up


    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.





    • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online Meeting via Zoom
    • 50
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    End of Life Preparedness: Is That Even a Thing?

     - CEU-eligible


    LaShanna Williams, A Sacred Passing


    Preparing for death and dying is a thing, being prepared is a whole other topic. Join in a conversation with end-of-life educator and Doula, Lashanna Williams. about the ways people can be disorganized and organized at the time of death.


    Lashanna (she/her) is, at her core, a helper, doula and massage therapist who merges formal education, ancestral knowledge, life experience and all six senses to guide her care. She serves individuals, families, intentional communities, and small businesses with end-of-life education and planning, body care education, home wake facilitation and creating legacy pieces. She has a never-diminishing desire to grow community care through education and collaboration to fully support autonomy and choice through abortion, death and dying. "If energy is neither created nor destroyed, I'm sure we've met sometime before." Antares Wellness, A Sacred Passing


    Breakout Rooms (Table Topics):

    What types of documents are helpful to have legally completed at the end of life?

    What end-of-life documents do you have completed for yourself? Does your partner? Your children?


    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

    The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

    As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date.

    We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.


    Business Partner:

    Tuesday April 6, 2021

    6:15PM - 6:30PM

    6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
    6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
    7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up


    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.

    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
    • 50
    Register

    Spinach in Your Client's Teeth and Other Etiquette Dilemmas

    Arden Clise, Clise Etiquette




    Have you ever wondered what to say to a client with spinach in her teeth, or which bread plate is yours at a crowded table? Maybe you're not sure how to introduce someone whose name you forgot. Perhaps you wonder how to gracefully exit a conversation at a virtual or in-person networking event.

    In this interactive presentation, these questions and more will be addressed. You will learn practical skills you can use immediately to feel more confident and at ease in many business and social settings.

    You will learn:

    • Alternatives to handshakes for a germ-filled world
    • How to mingle at receptions, conferences and online with ease
    • How to make business introductions and what to do when you've forgotten someone's name
    • How to gracefully end a conversation with someone
    • How to confidently navigate the place setting even when there are multiple utensils, plates and glasses


    Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette, is an expert in the field of etiquette and customer service. As an author, speaker, trainer and coach, Arden has helped thousands of professionals, from executives to front-line staff, confidently and comfortably navigate business situations for career and social success.

    Author of Spinach in Your Boss's Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success, Arden also wrote a regular business etiquette advice column for 425 Business magazine and Puget Sound Business Journal. She has been quoted in several national and international publications including Real Simple magazine, the Wall Street Journal and China Daily USA.

    Arden is an interactive and engaging speaker. She has won several speaking awards and is regularly praised for her fun, informative and useful programs.

    Break-out Room Topics:

         (1) What are some etiquette dilemmas you've faced?

         (2) You find a bug in your food at a restaurant, what should you do?


    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

    The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

    As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date.

    We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link. REGISTER HERE.


    Business Partner:

    Tuesday May 4, 2021

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Open networking

    6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
    6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
    7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up


    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.

    • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    Register

    Managing Difficult Clients with Clear Boundaries - CEU-eligible

    Lauren Mang, Let Me Organize It, LLC



    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    6:15PM - 8:30PM

    Whether you're new to the organizing profession or a seasoned veteran, we all run into difficult clients and agonize over dealing with them in a kind but firm manner. Identifying, setting and maintaining clear boundaries is key. In this session, we'll examine several case studies and attendees will participate in how they would handle the situation. Lauren will reveal how she handled each situation, highlighting what to do, what not to do, and how to implement those clear boundaries!

    While Lauren will primarily be presenting/lecturing and giving specific case studies through a PowerPoint presentation, she will also ask the audience to participate in a "choose your own adventure" manner. She may even call on participants to share their own difficult client situations and allow the audience to give advice.

    Session Objectives:


    1. Identify, set and maintain clear boundaries for all clients.

    2. Learn how to recognize difficult clients in advance through case studies, so you see the red flags early on, and can determine how to handle the situation.

    3,. Learn what to do once you've begun working with a client and you now realize it's no longer a good fit (i.e. how to exit gracefully and kindly).

    4. Walk away feeling more confident in your ability to handle any client relationship and enforce your boundaries.

    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

    The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

    As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date.

    We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.  REGISTER HERE


    Business Partner:

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Open networking

    6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
    6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
    7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up


    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.





Meeting Format

6:00-6:30pm Networking

6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation  (formerly called Corporate Associate Members) 
6:50-7:15pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic
7:15-8:15pm Guest Speaker

8:15-8:30pm Announcements/ Wrap-up

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

Coffee/tea service and fruit plate offered: there are also Woods Coffee and Eastside Bar & Grill onsite.

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

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

To discuss the possibility of being a speaker at a NAPO Seattle Area Chapter meeting, please contact our Professional Development Director (ProfessionalDevelopment@SeattleNAPO.com).

Guest Fee

We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The fee is $25 for each meeting you attend as a guest. If you wish to pay at the door please bring cash or a check. Pre-registration via the registration link on each event's page is $26.00. Membership in the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals is required before membership at the chapter level can be processed. 

Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.

All NAPO members are reminded that we abide by the NAPO Anti-Trust Compliance Policy during all chapter events.


We are proud to offer a tremendous depth and breadth of educational offerings for our guests and members. Please click HERE for a list of previous topics.


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NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations, and contributions are tax-deductible.  Your contribution will support education and community outreach programs. 

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.


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