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About Outside the Box Organisation Solutions

Making happier homes, lives and a healthier world through living with less stuff and experiencing more of what you love.

Hi, I’m Carolyn Verhoef Organising Life Coach and Professional Organiser. What I love about coaching people for better organised lives is the freedom and clarity this brings. It is so much more than creating beautiful spaces and putting things away in boxes.

When you start to see things outside the box you can make the changes in your home and life that fits your dreams.

Being your Organising Life Coach and Professional Organiser is a significant responsibility.

That’s why I am a member of the Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO). I love that I can contribute to the wider organising industry by holding an Advisory Board member position for Professional Development at the IOPO. My role is to provide members with a career pathway and develop their skills as business owners and organisers.

I’ve studied with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization who are leaders in providing resources to educate on Chronic Disorganization. I am a Level 1 certificate holder in both Chronic Disoganisation and Attention Deficiet Disorder ADD/ADHD.

I am a graduate of an intensive, comprehensive coach training program which includes five courses and over 65 hours of International Coach Federation Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). Specialising in areas of study for ADD/ADHD, Time Management and Productivity. Also completing  an advanced course specialising in Body-Based Coaching.

In being an Accredited Mental Health First Aider my focus is support, information, listening and communication with positive encouragement. One in two Australians will suffer from a diagnosed mental health condition in their lifetime, there is no room for stigma and judgement.

Sharing the message far and wide of how to live with less and experience more is my passion.

I’ve had the exciting opportunities to appear on 9 News Perth6PR with Simon Beaumont, RTRFM Small Business Show with Jane Hebiton and more.

Awarded the Nifnex Top 100 Influential Small Business Perth Award in 2016. We pride ourselves on 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. Sharing knowledge to help you free yourself from clutter and organise your life is just one part of delivering our mission to create change in the world.

Because I believe in providing service excellence, personal security and peace of mind for all my clients I have a full police clearance certificate and Working with Children Check. We are fully insured and abide by the code of conduct set out by the IOPO and the International Coaching Federation, so you can be assured of our commitment and integrity in serving you. 

About Carolyn Verhoef

I invite you to read on and don’t be afraid to do a bit of stalking on the web about me and our business. Engaging with the right Professional Organiser and Organising Life Coach is essential for your best results, and that’s my main aim….achieving the change and results YOU want.

From Chef to Organiser How Did That Happen?

My most valued skills for organising spaces have come from being a Chef. Organising a busy prestigious restaurant kitchen definitely gave me a high level of skill for being a Professional Organiser. After this, I took on restaurant management leading teams of staff which made a wonderful groundwork for my life as an Organising Life Coach. This increased my efficiency skills and managing time under extreme pressure.

Coaching and leadership was the natural progression of my careers. These skills were further developed as a retail business manager for several high-end boutiques. Along with learning the skills of visual merchandising and how to create beautiful spaces. The experiences I gained in business management was highly rewarding and successful.

What You Can Expect as a Client

The variety and depth of my lived experience are the aspects clients frequently mention. They see it as a huge benefit to assisting them to reach the goals of living a clutter-free life and organising their time, homes and businesses. I draw on over 25 years experience in small business management. I build our sessions on sound, practical and simple solutions.

Being a creative person I use skills as a teacher, coach and trainer to communicate on all levels. Which shows when client’s comment ” I feel inspired and energised after our sessions”.

My goal as your Organising Life Coach is to ensure you reach your desired outcome. Guiding you to achieve a sense of well-being and sanctuary through being organised to the level you feel comfortable. It’s definitely not about being perfect or reaching someone else’s standards or expectations. It’s about YOU!

Carolyn is very skilled and an amazing coach. She looks at the status of things, takes time to find out how and why you work a certain way, and comes up with strategies and solutions that are a fit with YOUR personality type…. If you’re a hard copy person (like me), Carolyn embraces that and works with it – and as a consequence, everything she helps you put in place is embraced and used versus resisted. 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! Tanya Barreto

Business Owner, The Cheese Maker

Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Organisers.

IOPO provides an intentional, supportive and inclusive network, that affords the opportunity for growth for Organising and Decluttering Professionals. As a member, I adhere to IOPO Code of Practice for Professional Organisers. Be assured of the professionalism and care of your choice of Organiser who is part of a professional body. Please take a moment to read the code HERE

My skills and experience include

  • 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 ten years organising experience with clients in homes and businesses
  • 18 years experience in running a high-end boutique retail business
  • Qualified Commercial Chef
  • 6 years spent in management positions in the hospitality industry