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Downers Grove, IL 60515


From Piles to Smiles® organizing and productivity service provides personalized, non-judgmental, professional coaching and hands-on organizing assistance that can help you claim control of your hectic personal and business life.



From Piles to Smiles offers a variety of workshops and seminars that can help you and your organization be more productive and organized.

From Piles to Smiles' popular, interactive presentations offer practical steps you can implement immediately to organize and simplify your life. Each topic can be delivered as a presentation or workshop and can be customized to suit your organization's specific needs.

An award-winning presenter, Sue Becker, CPO-CD® has given hundreds of presentations and workshops to all types of organizations, including small businesses, corporate teams, nonprofit organizations, and associations. Review the program descriptions below to see which program meets your needs.


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Enhancing Performance (without drugs) - Dare to be more organized, focused and productive

What would happen if you could walk into your workplace, sit down to a clean desk, know what your priorities are for the day, and have everything you need to do your job effectively at hand?  

This seminar helps attendees develop sharper core time-management muscles including proven techniques for handling incoming items, prioritizing and overcoming self-defeating behaviors. 

Email Exhale - exchanging bad habits for good

What would happen if you channeled your creative vigor toward your email inbox? Might you find ways to (you should probably sit down for this) consistently see white space? To retrieve ancient email in seconds? Exhale instead of hold your breath when you open the application?

This productivity workshop helps attendees uncover bad email habits and replace them with productive ones so they can experience more joyful moments.  

Meaty Meetings - Carving Quality Time

Imagine showing up for meetings fully prepared, engaging in meaningful dialogue to arrive at clear decisions, leaving knowing precisely what is expected of you and of others, and then seeing these efforts result in delivering high-quality outputs on a timely basis. 

This productivity workshop brings these concepts closer to reality.

Finding Focus - Concentrating Amidst chaos

Envision being able to concentrate on one thing at a time, having part of each workday designated for thinking and planning, and feeling ready to solve problems and handle the unknown.

This productivity workshop teaches practical tips on how to prevent the madness of chronic multitasking, so attendees can become more productive and work more efficiently anywhere. 

Taming Tasks - Orchestrating the project circus

What is a project made of? A thousand smaller tasks. Imagine faithfully maintaining a single inventory of all the actions needed to complete those tasks. Imagine knowing roughly how much time those dealings will require and the sequence you’ll use to cross them off your list. Imagine trusting this system to trigger punctual completion. 

This productivity workshop turns imagination into reality.


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