Hi, I'm April...
After nine years as a permanent, high school English teacher I was ready for a change! I moved out of province to study Interior Design, and then decided to give in to my innate need for order by pursuing professional organizing.
A self-proclaimed 'enough-ist', I own two crazy cats, am an enthusiastic aunt, and am renovating an 80-year-old home. I am incurably curious, and am on a constant quest to overcome perfection paralysis!
I am a Trained Professional Organizer with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC); a Certified Staging Professional, Certified Color Consultant, and Vacant Stager; and a certified coach. As a POC member, I am committed to professional excellence, and adhere to a strict code of ethics. I attend regular POC chapter meetings where the latest organizing industry trends, techniques, products, and practices are shared by industry leaders.
I am one of two certified facilitators in Newfoundland & Labrador of Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD and/or Executive Function Challenges© - a 7-session parent coaching workshop series, and am currently pursuing ADHD Student Coach certification.
I have completed extensive training in the underlying issues that lead to disorganization, including hoarding (click here to see complete hoarding training) via the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). Via ICD, I have received a Chronic Disorganization (CD) Specialist Certificate, a Hoarding Specialist Certificate, and an Aging Specialist Certificate as well as Certificates of Study in Life Transitions, Time Management & Productivity, Chronic Disorganization, Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client, Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client, Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges, Basic Physical Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client, Understanding the Needs of the Aging CD Client, CD Client Administration, Understanding the Needs of the Student CD Client, Interpersonal Intelligence, and Learning Styles and Modalities. In 2015, I participated in a hoarding workshop and Hoarding: Train the Trainer offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association - Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Housing.
I have completed both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree through Memorial University, and a post-graduate diploma in Information Management from the College of the North Atlantic. I'm currently pursuing graduate studies in Counselling Psychology. For more info, follow me to LinkedIn...