I have been a self-employed professional organizer since 2000. This is a great profession in which I can make both myself and my clients happy. I have got pleasure from thinking out smart organizational solutions, making good use of space, and developing helpful overviews. I get a lot of satisfaction when a few practical interventions empower people (at last) to live or work in new way. It is such a pity if you never get round to the things that you really want to do. Whether it’s overflowing cupboards, an overfull diary, a chaotic work environment, or a muddled photo collection, I set to work together with the person concerned in the home, at work, or in the studio. I have a lot of patience, and work with pleasure with people that are open to new ideas. I have developed a planning tool that can help people, particularly creative and busy millennials, to ensure that they complete the things that want to, or have to, do.
Since 2018 I am a (certified) photo organizer. Photos have been playing a role in my whole life. I find it ‘the icing of the cake’ to be working as a photo organizer now. In that field there is a need for organizing and overview, and people want to dó something with their photos. I work with analog as wel as digital photos, I help organizing and securing them, and I help with making photobooks and collages.
It’s both enjoyable and important to keep up to date with issues that occur in my work. I gather knowledge and inspiration from training, workshops and conferences in the Netherlands, Great Britain and the USA, and by working together with fellow organizers.
I have been a member of the NBPO (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Professional Organizers – Dutch Professional Association of Professional Organizers) since 2000.
I have been one of the six trainers for the NBPO Basic Training Professional Organizer from 2012 up to the end of 2018.
The NBPO is a professional and collegial community for me. Years of experience have given me plenty of expertise, and it was a pleasure to be able to pass this on to participants of the Basic Training. I am also happy to offer coaching to starting colleagues to get a company up and running.
Since 2017 I have been a member of The Photo Managers (formerly APPO), the American Community of Professional Photo Organizers. In this way I am able to obtain expertise and knowledge, in order to execute my photo organizing jobs in a most professional way. Since July, 2020 I am a certified member of The Photo Managers.
Together with 5 colleague photo-organizers I started in 2018 the FON, Foto Organizers Nederland. A collaboration with which we put photo organizing ‘on the map’ in Netherlands.