Kathy Vines, aka Clever Girl Organizing, is a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®), Productivity Specialist, Executive Coach, Career Strategist, Professional Speaker and Published Author.
Whether side-by-side, speaking to a group or working virtually with clients around the globe, Kathy brings a high level of expertise and perspective to facilitate making meaningful change in people’s lives every day.
She is known for helping people obtain clarity, remove perceived barriers, and create progress for themselves, no matter where their challenges arise.
What is Kathy All About?
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER AND PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANT:
In addition to the Certified Professional Organizer® designation, Kathy holds Specialist Certificates from The Institute for Challenging Disorganization in both Chronic Disorganization and Attention Deficit Disorder. She is an active member of NAPO, The National Association for Productivity and Organizing Professionals (formerly The National Association of Professional Organizers) and NAPO-New England.
EXECUTIVE COACH AND LEADERSHIP/ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANT:
Prior to launching Clever Girl Organizing in early 2013, she had a twenty-year career in human resources. She worked closely with leaders across a variety of industries to achieve great business results through engaged employees, tailored initiatives, and a strong project management focus on execution. She now works with leaders of smaller organizations or teams to help them develop strategy, align their processes and their organizations to help achieve those strategies.
CAREER STRATEGIST AND RESUME WRITER:
Along with the 20-year career in human resources, Kathy consulted with clients of a premier outplacement firm in Boston, MA, and a top national resume-writing company, before transitioning to private practice in 2015. While Kathy works with a variety of clients, she specializes in working with mid-career professionals who imagine a new chapter ahead, a bit off their current path, not sure of how to execute on such a dream.
Kathy loves speaking to organizations, whether it is to a small group in a town’s public library or a large audience at a corporate all-hands meeting! She brings ideas about organization and productivity that inspire instant action and results! She’s dynamic and engaging and always manages to work humor into even some of the more challenging subjects.
In 2017, Clever Girl’s Guide to Living with Less: Break Free from Your Stuff, Even When Your Head and Heart Get in the Way was published in paperback and Kindle formats. It focuses on the psychological and emotional barriers people face when letting things go, like “I might need it someday” or “but I paid good money for this“. It also gives focus and structure to how to tackle five of the areas that Kathy finds people most commonly struggle: clothes, photos, paperwork, books, and memorabilia/sentimental items. In addition, Kathy has blogged regularly since launching Clever Girl Organizing and love sharing tips, tricks, and new ways of thinking to her audience.
COACH TO OTHER PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS AND PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANTS:
Kathy loves working with colleagues throughout the Organizing and Productivity Industry. From “I might want to become an Organizer someday” to “I’ve been doing this for years and it’s I’m ready to shift my business”, Kathy works with newer and veteran organizers to help bring clarity and progress to their goals.
AND ON A PERSONAL NOTE:
Kathy is originally from Long Island but has lived in the Boston area over 20 years, since the late 1990’s. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bucknell University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kathy and her husband, Robert, aka “Handy Boy,” live in Melrose, Massachusetts, and yes, their home is very organized. Mostly…