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Carolyn and Outside the Box Organisation Solutions
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Carolyn Verhoef founded Outside the Box Organisation Solutions in 2007 in Sydney before moving to Perth in 2010. Carolyn’s practical, sustainable, and behavioural centred solutions come from years in management roles that demanded a high level of skill in organising, productivity and team performance.
In 2017 her training with Coach Approach for Organizers began the pathway for her special interest is coaching people identifying as neuro-diverse, ADHD and ASD.
Living up to the name of her business Carolyn lives ‘Outside the Box’. Proof being in her passions as the creator of “Shy Girls Belly Dance” and dance teacher for more than 20 years. She’s a published author in “Stories from The Heart – Tales of Change” and now is about to embark on a ground-breaking venture into Therapy Dog assistance for her in-person clients.
Professional Organiser Life and ADHD Coach
Accredited Expert member of the Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO)- An Expert Accreditation means I’ve served 2000hrs with clients and attended over 170hrs of Professional Development.
“I love being a PO, so I contribute to the organising industry as an Advisory Board member of the IOPO. Here I provide our members with a career pathway to become a Professional Organiser.” If you’re interested in being mentored to become a PO, Carolyn offers business and PO mentoring.
COC – Certified Organizer Coach specialising in ADD/ADHD, Time Management and Productivity. I use a variety of coaching techniques to suit your individual strengths such as Body-Based Coaching.
Accredited Mental Health First Aider. My focus is support, information, listening and communication with positive encouragement. Because one in two Australians will suffer from a diagnosed mental health condition in their lifetime, this training is essential.
Institute for Challenging Disorganization leaders in Chronic Disorganization, have awarded me a Level 1 certificate in both Chronic Disorganisation and ADD/ADHD.
Providing service excellence, personal security and peace of mind to all clients.
Full police clearance certificate and Working with Children Check to give you peace of mind. We are fully insured and abide by the code of practice and ethics set out by the IOPO and the International Coaching Federation, which states our commitment and integrity in serving you.
About Carolyn Verhoef
Engaging with the right Professional Organiser Life Coach is important to create permanent change and the results YOU want.
From Chef to Organiser How Did That Happen?
My best skills for organising spaces and time have oddly enough come from my time as a Chef.
Organising a busy restaurant kitchen taught me valuable skills for being a Professional Organiser. After working as a Chef for several years I took on restaurant management. This meant leading teams of staff and was wonderful groundwork for working as an Organiser Coach. All of these experiences increased my skills for efficiency and managing time under extreme pressure, while keeping a smile on my face.
Coaching and leadership came naturally in my later roles as retail manager. It also gave me the skills for visual merchandising and creating inviting beautiful spaces.
What You Can Expect as a Client
This is a partnership where you receive the value of my organising expertise while getting an insight into the long-term challenges you’ve experienced. This is key for clients who identify with being neuro-diverse so you can gain new perspectives and make the changes you want.
At the start of your program you’ll fill out a Coaching Intake Form where we will find your innate strengths, yes, you have these and they are so powerful. Then we’ll set out practical, but tailored solutions to meet your goals. Then the time between our sessions is where you start to see new awareness that leads us to the best actions for your goals.
My goal as your Professional Organiser Life Coach is to guide you to your desired outcome. This allows you to achieve a sense of well-being and control of your home and life. It’s definitely not about being perfect or reaching someone else’s standards or expectations. It’s about YOU!
There is no judgement just a commitment to helping you realise results. Carolyn helped me work though clean up (when I called her in I could hardly walk into the room, which had to quickly become a functioning office and stock room), and from the early stage we set up systems and a layout to support each aspect of work to be performed in the office. She did such a good job of this I next got her to advise me on my teaching venue layout and setup (being able to teach hands on classes to 12 people in a 4m x 4m space takes organisation!).
Regular sessions helped change my habits over time and I can say she has completely transformed the way I work and my work space is now reliably workable and clear. Favorite tip – posting things only on Tuesdays…and having structures that stop my desk becoming covered in paper!
Sharing the message of how to live with less and experience more.
Awarded the Nifnex Top 100 Influential Small Business Perth Award in 2016. An award that celebrates our commitment to developing strong relationships with the community and delivering an exceptional customer experience.
In 2017 outsidetheboxsolutions.com.au was awarded the Top 100 Organising Website & Blog in the World. I was very honoured to receive this award because sharing knowledge to help anyone around the world free themselves from clutter and organise life is a big part of our mission.
My skills and experience include
- Accredited Mental Health First Aid Certificate holder
- Expert Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Organisers
- Advisory Board Member for the Institute of Professional Organisers
- Certified Organizer Coach ACC ICF Level Accreditation
- Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization Level 1
- Certificate of Study in Basic ADD/ADHD issues with the CD Client
- Winner of Top 100 Organizing Blog and Website in the World 2017
- Winner of the Influential Top 100 Businesses in Perth 2017
- Get Organised Professional Organisers Consultant Training
- The J Factor Coach Training for Managers completed 2010
- Seven years working with Australia’s top retailer of designer organisational products
- Over 13 years organising experience with clients in homes and businesses
- 18 years experience in customer service, running high-end boutique retail business