About Donna Jaroslawski

I am Donna Jaroslawski, Professional Organizer and AD/HD coach. I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1984. From there I worked in computer information systems for nearly 20 years. For many years I managed various departments and projects and enjoyed that work very much. But what I liked about it best is what led me to become a Professional Organizer. I liked facilitating work and helping people accomplish their goals through my organizing abilities.

From my days as an Administrative Assistant – setting up filing systems and organizing offices; to today – starting and running my own business, wife and mother of 3 boys, 1 dog and 1 gerbil (Update 2007: no more dog or gerbil), helping others to see their potential and fulfill their goals is what gives me the biggest thrill.

My organizing experiences have included small offices, thousands of residential projects as well as moving and life event planning. I am a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), CHADD, ADDA and NCGW. I have attended over a thousand hours of organizing and ADHD specific training.

I enjoy speaking about the benefits of organization. I have spoken to numerous groups including professional organizations, women’s centers, ADD groups, mother’s groups and senior centers. I have been told my talks are “fantastically wonderful”, “fun”, “informative” and “just what I needed to hear”. They are customized for each group.

I have earned my certification as a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization. This level of distinction has been awarded to less than 1% of all Professional Organizers. I am an Associate of the Optimal Functioning Institute. At OFI I have trained to become a Life Coach specializing in adults with AD/HD. I earned my CPO (Certified Professional Organizer) designation from the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers as a member of their Inaugural Class. I am also an ADD Specialist with the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.

I believe what is most important is my approach. I am very aware and sensitive to the fact that my work involves dealing with things that are very near and dear to people. I understand that each person has their own unique styles and methods and we must set up systems and processes that complement the way a person is currently operating. Confidentiality and trust are traits I pride myself on. My patient, compassionate approach sets a tone of friendship and productivity.

My 12th grade English teacher used to say “self praise stinks to high heaven”. She would not like this webpage very much. But if I don’t put this here, how will you know you are in good hands with me.