My National Association of Professional Organizer’s (NAPO) membership has provided me with education, collaboration, service opportunities and the framework for business success. I started my business in 2000 and immediately joined NAPO. In 2002, I became a charter member of NAPO Houston and have served as Chapter President, Membership Vice-President and Golden Circle Liaison. I am currently serving NAPO at the national level as Committee Chair to the newly reinvented Membership Committee. I have also served as Conference Chair, and on the Education, Leadership Development, Statistics, and Marketing Committees. In 2013 and 2015 I was honored with the esteemed Service to NAPO Award. Starting in May 2016, I will begin a term as President- Elect. In May 2017, I will serve for 2 years as President.
Serving NAPO has contributed to my business success. In surrounding myself with incredible colleagues, my business has thrived. My colleagues are on “Team Ellen,” creating an ongoing mastermind group focused on personal and professional development. In serving with others with a common goal, team efforts create an outcome of something more than an individual can imagine or accomplish.
Why share this with you? Are you already a leader? Are you ready to make a difference? In using our strengths and leading others, we stretch and grow. We learn different perspectives and gain clarity. We become smarter and better. In addition to organizing and productivity, I will be blogging about leadership here on Ellen’s blog. The connection between leadership, organizing and productivity is clear. The more organized you are, the more other’s look to you to lead. The more productive you are, the more time you have to serve. Being a leader requires balance and coordination.