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Working with Deb is a gift because she helps you identify what truly matters to you, and then, through the material de-cluttering process, helps you clear the psychic blockages as well. I would highly recommend her to those who not only want to clear out their physical spaces but also gain a greater sense of serenity and order in their lives.
- Karin B., San Francisco
Debra has a talent for seeing space and knowing how to use it most efficiently. During the process of our “project organize!” she had an absolutely natural, un-frenetic and non-judgmental way of dealing with the chaos that we seemed to have made out of our office. Employing the logic of an architect, the patience of a saint, and the creativity of a feng shui artist, Debra helped us create simplicity, usability, and ease. We are grateful!
- Jane Dobson & Meg Whitbread, Co-Directors
The Yoga Loft, San Francisco
Deb is a fantastic person to call to help ensure you make goals and achieve them in an orderly way. During the organizing process, you will likely find that you have organized more than the exterior space of your focus, but have fostered greater inner calm and clarity as well. This is not an accident, and it is something Deb excels at understanding and facilitating.
After trying to achieve greater order in my home environment with limited success on my own, I found that working with Deb led to rapid progress and a great outcome. She has a gentle yet firm way of facilitating the organizing process. She is professional, encouraging, respectful, and effective. Not only is my home organized, but my overall daily experience is organized, too.
- Phil G., San Francisco
It was Deb’s newsletter which motivated and inspired me to 1) get rid of a storage space 2) throw away a lot of unnecessary “stuff” 3) build a three-wall desk in my home-office and 4) reorganize my living space so my mental space could be uplifted!
Deb has that affect on people. She’s passionate about her work. She has a tender empathy that few personal life coaches have. She cares about people and wants to make a contribution to our planet one person, one project at a time.
- Ken Kerbs, Brooklyn
Debra is a great organizer because she knows how to listen. She never told me what to do, and she rolled up her sleeves when it was time to move stuff around. After a mere four hours, I had a new kitchen and I didn’t purchase a single ‘organizing’ basket, tote, or other paraphernalia, AND we came up with five bags to go to charity! Less is more as the saying goes…
- Anna R., Santa Cruz
Deb took a large stack of boxes of photographs and transformed them into a wonderful and well organized archive for our organization. Thirty years’ worth of photographs are now stored in a safe and secure way to ensure both preservation and access. She created a user-friendly system that allows staff to locate and pull photographs using different criteria: by content, by photographer, and/or by year, among others. Before this work was done, finding what we were looking for was frustrating and time consuming. Now we can put our hands on what we need in minutes.
- Janet Cowperthwaite, Managing Director
Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association, San Francisco
Debra’s support and expertise in organizing our office helped create an efficient and multi-functional space that now meets our project’s needs. Her enthusiasm and ability to envision the possibilities of a space was the exact motivation we needed to undertake what had once seemed like a daunting and hopeless task.
- Karen Gibson, POWER, San Francisco
Deb did a great job at setting the pace and keeping things on track, making sure we finished what I wanted to accomplish in a reasonable amount of time. It would have taken me a week – if ever! – to get the same things done.
Thinking on her feet and trying out ideas on the spot that I would not have thought of, Deb came up with great solutions to my space and organizing challenges.
I had no idea organizing could be such fun. It wasn’t boring!
- Gail S., Palo Alto
Deb was an amazing resource in helping me clear out my storage unit in Berkeley two years after I relocated from the Bay Area to the East Coast.
The great thing about her is that she not only helped me immensely with the actual sorting and cleaning out of the space, but also she helped me prepare mentally for the work beforehand. Thinking about the task often became overwhelming, and she was there to listen and offer guidance.
Deb helped me create an action plan that we were able to execute in the five days allotted for this project. She was supportive and objective and always able to offer pros and cons for me to consider when the emotional weight of giving things up was great.
Deb’s assistance was invaluable. I would recommend her highly to anyone that needs help getting organized!
- Max Maddock, New York City
Deb helped me finish a major project that was languishing on my “To Do” list for five years. With Deb’s regular prodding, active workflow, and non-judgmental suggestions, we were able to get the job done two weeks before our deadline. Without her diligent help, this project would still be unfinished. I am so relieved and can now use the creative energy that was stuck in that particular corner of my life for other projects!
- Anne Hamersky, San Francisco
Since moving into our new offices last fall I never really felt like I could get out of boxes and into a comfortable, logical workspace. I would unpack a box and then add to the piles on my desk or file cabinets.
Debra came in and spent time analyzing the situation and asked lots of questions about usage and needs. Within a few hours we had gotten rid of many boxes, recycled so many unnecessary piles of paper and for the first time ever cleared my desk.
Now I can come to the office and jump right into the tasks at hand and know where everything is and where it needs to go when I am done with it. I have more space and more room to breathe. A clear desk means a clear head!
- Erik Auerbach, San Francisco
I worked with Deb for more than six years and can attest to her amazing skills for support and organizing. Her nurturing personality, patience and wisdom were indispensible skills for creating a more organized and less stressed life, in both my personal and work lives.
What makes Deb so wonderful is her sense of humor, ability to see the big picture, understand your needs and then come up with a solution for you as an individual. She must be great if a very organized control freak like me could still gain so much from her guidance, advice and contributions.
- Ed Kashi, Montclair, NJ