A Little About Helena
Helena is originally from Brazil where she graduated in Law and completed an MBA in Business. She has lived around the world, speaks several languages and has dropped “it all” for love. She’s a Navy wife and lives in Glenview, IL with her husband and three children.
Compassionate, fun and enthusiastic about life, she believes we all have the power to achieve a thriving, loving and happy life.
Organizing has been a life-long passion that became a career and a way of supporting others in their pursuit for change and growth.
Thought you’d like to know that:
I am a NAPO instructor and consultant for new professional organizers and I completed the Coaching Essentials training through The Coach Approach for Organizers.
I hold the following Certificates from the ICD – Institute for Challenging Disorganization:
– Level II – Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the Chronic Disorganized Client
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the Chronic Disorganized Client
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganized Client Administration
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Learning Styles and Modalities
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic Physical Conditions and Changes
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Life Transitions
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the Professional Organizations I belong to.
The Good Old Bio
Helena’s ten years of experience as an international corporate manager and later as a stay-home mother of three boys has given her a deep understanding of how having an organized space benefits both professionals and families. She believes that organization leads to a less stressful, more enjoyable and prosperous life.
Married to a gynecological-oncologist/US Navy officer, Helena understands the needs caused by relocations and the urgency we feel to settle ourselves and our families. Organization has always been a part of Helena’s lifestyle and it has helped her achieve both professional success and personal balance. It also allowed her to help family and friends with at-home orderliness as well.
Helena is a lifelong learner and believes her training through the ICD (The Institute for Challenging Disorganization) and NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) gives her a deeper and broader understanding of the needs of her clients, allowing her to work with what works for them to become and stay organized, allowing them to enjoy a better quality of life and thrive.
Helena is enthusiastic, non-judgmental and passionate about her work. She loves working with people, no matter where they are in life.
Helena’s mission is to promote well-being to individuals through de-cluttering and organizing, creating healthy, functional and attractive spaces where they can thrive and grow.
SO WHAT’S UP WITH THE BUTTERFLY?
Just like the caterpillar that crawls away from the ground to transform itself into a wonderful butterfly, we all hold the power to transform our lives – always being the same self, just better.