Chamber Connections BLOG
Chamber Connections BLOG
By Dena Davis
Chamber PR Team
Meet Lisa Griffith: Certified Professional Organizer, productivity coach, speaker and teacher, Lisa brings a unique perspective to her work with clients, both in individual and group settings, offering clarity, compassion and expert guidance.
When you talk to Lisa, the first thing that resonates is Passion and Commitment!
Lisa had a career change 9 years ago when she moved from being a full time middle school music teacher, to being a professional organizer. “Even when I was a teacher, people would always come to me to help them get organized!”
When Lisa hit the age of 50 she decided she was ready for a new challenge, and went to a career counsellor to help her find a new direction. She was asked a particular question which set her off on her new path: If you had a day off with no commitments and you could do whatever you wanted, what would that be? Lisa, answered “I’d probably organize my closet!” It was then, that the possibility of becoming a professional organizer came about.
Lisa joined NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), got her board certification and set up her business, THE ORGANIZED WAY in 2008. She started with residential organizing, and now specializes in office organization (both home office and businesses), focusing on creating paper flow, office systems and time management skills. Lisa is also a professional speaker/trainer and loves the energy of sharing her passion with others.
I asked Lisa what her biggest challenge was, as a business owner and she stated that by far, it is finding balance in her life. “When you work for yourself, you are never really off the clock. I find that I have to force myself to create boundaries which allow myself time to enjoys some things for pleasure (a book or exercise) and to spend uninterrupted time with my family”. Great advice for any business owner!
Something interesting that people may not know about Lisa is that she is a musician and a singer! Her background in performance and as a teacher have given her many of the skills she now uses in her public speaking and interacting with clients. Lisa’s favorite thing to do is to go and see a Broadway Musical.
When asked what Lisa loves most about owning a business in the East Bay, she said that by far it is the community, character, support and local charm. “The East Bay will always be my home base.”