February 2018 Chapter Meeting Event

  • 2018-02-26
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • TBD

February Chapter Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools of the Trade

Kits, products and apps for organizers and productivity professionals

Presented By

Cary Prince, Tracy Bowers, and Laura Ellis

Cary Prince empowers busy, creative people to do what they love by transforming their lives one space at a time.  As a former music executive who spent over 20 years working for two of the world’s largest entertainment companies, Cary understands the demands on people’s time and how that can cause chaos, stress and disorganization to schedules, spaces and the people around you.  She founded Cary Prince Organizing, LLC to help time-challenged executives, right-brain creatives and busy families clear the clutter, organize their spaces, manage their time and regain control of their lives.

Tracy has had a passion for cleaning and organizing ever since she was a little girl.  About 18 years ago, her childhood friend, told her she should make money doing what she loved. She gave Tracy a handful of clients to get started and Tracy got to work! She is the owner of “Organize Simply” and is also a Contained Home Organizer for the Container Store. She  enjoys motivating others by speaking to groups around her community. Tracy shares Organizing tips regularly on both her YouTube Channel and also on Instagram. Tracy has been married 33 years and has five children.  She absolutely loves what she does!

Laura Ellis, CPO®, originally from New York is currently the President of NAPO-LA (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) here in Los Angeles and Owner of Organized by Ellis. She began organizing in NYC when she worked as an Executive assistant for CEO’s. It was her job to keep these top dogs prepared and functioning at peak performance. When she realized how much she loved to organize she began to work with clients in their NYC homes to declutter and maximize their space. Laura’s twenty years’ experience small business administration together with her certificate in Project Management (UCLA) give her a formal education in getting things done. She applies that knowledge to help her clients cure the clutter and move toward a simple way of living.

The Opportunity Drawing continues.  Enter to win an hour of time with veteran organizer, Donna McMillan, of McMillan & Company Professional Organizing

Donna D. McMillan

McMillan & Company Professional Organizing 


Island Organizers founded in 2007  


After 20 years of on-the-job experience in insurance, property management and sales industries, this Organizing Industry pioneer founded her unique business in 1984, on the basis of the "Golden Rule" and a commitment to taking clients "to the next level and beyond." Donna’s philosophy has always been: "it's all about our clients, it's not about their stuff." With a non-judgmental approach, she utilizes her creative and organizational talents, learned skills and experience to support and train clients in time-tested hands-on organizing techniques.

PASSION: This consultant/coach/trainer has a passion to make a difference and a goal to empower each client in their workplace and personal life. She gently guides those who are anxious to change their situations and habits. Her teachings include: "Organizing is a 'process' ... it's not a one-day project."©

EXPERTISE: As an Organizing and Productivity Consultant/Coach/Trainer, Donna's specialties encompass the management of time, workspace, paperwork, information and life. Clients range from small businesses, solopreneurs and executives to creative individuals. She was affectionately labeled as their "Clutter Therapist," and has been featured in local & national newspapers, magazines, books, TV and radio shows.

Since 1993, she has been a Private Coach and Workshop Trainer for Professional Organizers locally, nationally and internationally. As a longtime member of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), AKA The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), she earned the Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization.

ISLAND ORGANIZERS: Since 2007, her second organizing business offers Virtual Organizing, Phone Consultations, Webinars, Guidebooks, E-Newsletters and Blog. This is a collaboration with Karen Simon, PT Tech Associates

INDUSTRY AWARDS: 1998 NAPO Founders Award, 2007 Best Organizing Coach or Mentor at Los Angeles Organizing Awards, and 2013 Best Business Organizer Award at 7th Annual Organizing Awards. 

Upcoming POLA Bookclub: 

March 26, 2018  5pm to 6pm

(CEU Qualifying)

Let it Go: Downsizing your Way to a Richer, Happier Life” 

by Peter Walsh 

Where: same location/room as our chapter meeting 


Chapter Meeting Location - NEW MEETING LOCATION

FOUR POINTS by SHERATON Los Angeles Westside

5990 Green Valley Circle

Culver City, CA  90230

"Culver Room"

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  

Guests/Visitors, $15 ~ Parking is $4

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The National Association of Professional Organizers, Los Angeles Chapter, is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Professional Organizers) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.

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