Speaker

A sought after speaker, Alison Roberts has entertained crowds from 50-500. She is a graduate of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers’ Fast Track program, and enjoys travelling across Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver Island engaging audiences with the trials and tribulations of getting – and staying – organized.

Conferences

Let Go And Grow!

BC Farm Women’s Network, 30th Annual Conference

Our current consumer culture has serious implications that spread far and wide. Valuable farm land is being paved over to build big box stores and to construct storage units. Families go into debt to purchase the latest products and clutter impacts our creativity, vitality and sense of well-being. Join Professional Organizer Alison Roberts as she explains why holding onto stuff can drain us of energy and walk away with practical strategies and increased motivation to let go and grow.

What Lies Buried Beneath Your Stuff?

Ontario Hospital Association’s Healthy Hospital Innovative Practices Symposium

Most people have no idea how much clutter impacts their lives. Organized people save time and money and have lower stress and frustration levels. How much time do you spend searching for lost files and missing receipts? Do you panic when your manager asks for last month’s report or is your filing system up-to-date and functional?

Clutter robs people of energy and creativity and impacts both productivity and efficiency. Join Alison Roberts, M.A., Professional Organizer as she shares her experience with buried desks and overflowing in-boxes. Sharing practical strategies to increase personal productivity and real life examples, this session will both educate and entertain.

Cultivating Career Fulfillment

2008 ASPECT Annual Conference: Power – Passion – Perseverance

Do you dread Sunday evenings and live for the weekend? Has your dream job become a bore? As you counsel your clients do you suffer from imposter syndrome? Examine measures of career satisfaction and learn to incorporate behavioural patterns that support career fulfillment.

In this interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to complete a snapshot of their current level of career satisfaction. Beginning with the identification of factors that influenced their initial choice of career, to components of their current position and plans for the future, participants will be able to apply these concepts to their own career and walk away with tools to support their clients.

Principles of Energy Management

BC’s 10th Annual Career Development Conference: Celebrating Our Success – Building Our Future

In today’s knowledge economy, career advisors are responsible for a tremendous amount of both paper and electronic resources and many struggle with how best to manage the information that flows across their desks. How much time do you spend searching for lost files and missing reports? Organized people save time and money and have lower stress and frustration levels. If you’re still searching for last week’s to-do list, sign up for this engaging workshop and get ready to get organized!

Lunch & Learn Seminars

Super Charge Your Space

BC Human Resource Management Association, 2008

A healthy workspace is one that allows us to focus on the tasks at hand, obtain the results we need and feel energized as we work. Clutter, be it physical or mental, can have a negative impact on our productivity and our ability to concentrate. Can you quickly find your keys and sunglasses? Pay bills on time? Find the receipt for that recent purchase? Alison Roberts, Professional Organizer will share techniques and tools to create and sustain a positive, productive space, be it at home or at work. Develop routines that support being organized and free up more time and energy to pursue both personal and professional projects.

Super Charge your Work Space

City of Courtenay, Healthy Workplace Week, 2010

What do rough drafts, duplicate copies and outdated business cards all have in common? They dull our creativity, keep us stuck in the past and prevent new opportunities from coming into our office. Organized people save time and money and experience lower stress and frustration levels. How would you describe the state of your workspace and what impact is clutter having on your productivity? Get ready for the energy connection: 10 principles of work organization that facilitate an action-oriented work style. The information and strategies offered during this session will enable participants to leave work with a light step and a clear mind.

Based on the work of Kerry Gleeson and his Personal Efficiency Program, this interactive workshop is a blend of lecture, strategies, before and after photos and small group interaction. Specifically, participants will be broken into smaller groups during which they will tackle a common office challenge. An opportunity to brainstorm effective solutions and share success is built into the format of the workshop. Organize your Stuff, Organize your Life

Organize your Stuff, Organize your Life

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, 2010

What do rough drafts, duplicate copies and outdated business cards all have in common? They dull our creativity, keep us stuck in the past and prevent new opportunities from coming into our office. Organized people save time and money and experience lower stress and frustration levels. How would you describe the state of your workspace and what impact is clutter having on your productivity? Get ready for the energy connection: 10 principles of work organization that facilitate an action-oriented work style. The information and strategies offered during this session will enable participants to leave work with a light step and a clear mind.

Most people have no idea how much clutter affects their lives. Organized people save time and money and experience lower stress and frustration levels. What role is clutter playing in your life? Do you risk a head injury when you open the hall closet? Do you cringe when your boss asks you for last month’s report? Perhaps you are surrounded by piles that seem to be multiplying.

Regardless of your situation, this engaging and entertaining session will help you to recognize the impact clutter may be having on your personal and professional life. We will explore the reasons we hang on to stuff, discuss numerous strategies and storage solutions and most importantly, be inspired by the benefits that await a more action-oriented and efficient life.

Whether you want more money, improved relationships or new ideas, learn how to increase your personal energy and create more space by identifying clutter traps and incorporating practical strategies to get rid of it.

Service Clubs

Life Beyond Stuff: Re-Engaging Citizens in a Consumer Culture

Comox Valley Rotary, 2007

Today’s speaker has been in the Comox Valley for just over two years and arrived via East Vancouver, Langley, Kenya and Toronto. She completed her Masters degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto and for the past six years has worked as a Professional Organizer, assisting people to dig their way out from beneath their clutter. She recently published her first book, Clutter’s Dirty Secret and is currently preparing to go on a cross country book tour in a westfalia van that runs on veggie oil. In conjunction with the public’s growing concern about security, the environment, and our future, she has shifted her attention to what she believes is a vital aspect of our humanity: reengaging citizens in a consumer culture.

Spring Clean your Closets

Women’s Resource Centre, Courtenay, 2011

Spring has long been connected with rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal. With the end of another dark, wet winter it makes sense to put away the old to make room for the new.

If our space has become cluttered with crumpled clothing and unfinished projects, these items can form a physical barrier that prevents new opportunities from coming into our lives. In addition, we often keep items out of guilt or obligation or because they might come in handy one day.

By examining our possessions and reassessing what still has value in our lives, we can determine what we should toss, trade or treasure. We can increase our personal energy, discover more creativity and attract wealth and prosperity. If you are low on energy and short on closet space you will want to attend this engaging presentation. Learn the top 10 clutter clearing strategies and walk away with the motivation to let go and grow!

Helping People Get Organized, One Closet at a Time

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