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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.

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Sue Becker is the consummate professional who knows her business and how to keep her clients on task and progressing. My only regret is not having found her sooner. It’s one thing to get organized for a day but quite another to learn how to remain organized over time. What started off as a seemingly impossible task is now manageable. If you are serious about improving getting organized and willing to do your part, I strongly recommend Sue Becker
— J. Powell Zachry, Jr., Vice President Group Marketing & Sales, Tower Life Insurance Company
I highly recommend Sue Becker. I have used her on numerous occasions on both a personal and professional basis. Sue is a pleasure to work with. She is an outstanding business consultant who is very goal oriented. She helps push clients to and through their comfort zones in terms of tackling needed tasks. I have referred Sue to others with similar needs and have received thanks and heard glowing feedback on the work she has done for others!
— Jan Anne Dubin, Director at LECG, Chicago, IL
Thank you so much for your encouraging words and most of all for your incredible gift of organizing! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all your help and how I am starting to feel like I am going to have a new life – a new life with free time to explore my life as a single person and as an organized and prosperous business owner. I wake up excited to do the next thing that you have taught me. Thanks again for all your help and your kind, nonjudgmental and supportive spirit!
— Kai Behnke, Owner of Kai Behnke Interior Design, Chicago, IL
Sue makes your life better. : ) She helped improve my performance and my level of self-care at my highly-demanding and stressful job. Sue helped me work through difficult decisions and opened up a new way of thinking for me that was really helpful. She has a supportive, caring, non-judgmental way about her, which I really needed – it was an emotional endeavor! I recommend Sue without hesitation. She’s made a big difference in helping me move toward the life I want to live – she’s outstanding!
— Beth H., Human Resources Leader
Thanks so much for revamping our disorganized filing system. You did a great job of taking an overwhelming project and breaking it down into manageable steps. We appreciate your ability to create a logical, easy-to-follow system, including documentation, which all staff members can easily follow. Having such a well-organized system also helped us recruit a new Executive Director
— Regional Director, National Non-Profit Organization
I truly appreciate what you did for me at my workplace. You helped me make the most of my skills, which enhanced my effectiveness. You also helped me see the areas of my job that were not a good fit, which gave me the freedom to be become the entrepreneurial spirit that really fits my true nature. Fitting into a box is hard to fake for a lot of ADDers. I am grateful for what you did to help me realize my full potential and will continue to use the tools you taught me in that substantial 3 hour session together. Your follow up was so encouraging and you are truly following your calling.
— Joy Klein, Path to Joy Poetry
It was a very lucky break that got me in touch with Sue Becker during a time of great personal and business chaos. I needed someone to organize and oversee my finances while out of the country for long periods of time. Sue organized my financial affairs and put me on the right footing so that I could get my life and career back on track. I’m proud to say that seven years later, I’m doing better than ever, and I give Sue a lot of credit for that. Our professional relationship is now over because, rather than making me dependent on her, she taught me how to take care of myself. Above all, she possesses the most essential element of any relationship-integrity. I highly recommend Sue Becker for anyone in need of professional organizing/business consulting services.
— Mick Archer, Independent Music Professional, West Palm Beach, FL
I had convinced myself that I could do this easily on my own and that one of these days, when I have some spare time, it will be relatively simple to just sit down and attack the stacks! How wrong I was! I became immobilized as I watched my piles of stuff in various places around the house spread and grow like an infection! Then the miracle occurred! Sue Becker spent four hours with me and quickly, efficiently, and compassionately encouraged me to make decisions about each and every item, either throwing it out or categorizing it in a brightly colored hanging file. I had needlessly been bogged down for years! How I wish I had known to call Sue sooner! She is worth her weight in gold!!
— Marlene K., Orland Park, IL
I hired Sue to help me boost my productivity and create some shortcuts for managing a high volume of varied tasks. I found her approach to be straight-forward, action oriented and without judgement. Sue allowed me to work to my strengths while challenging me to find new ways of doing less desirable tasks. Hire her, she can help you too!
— Carol Semrad, C. Semrad and Associates
Thanks so much for your help! The filing system and supply closet are working out great. The system for tracking my business expenses is excellent. Everything looks great and I feel very on top of things!
— Casey Baca, Founder, CEO, Four Peas, LLC
Your help organizing my office and teaching me time management skills has been invaluable. I am much more efficient and effective now that you’ve given me systems and strategies to help me stay on track. And best of all, I no longer have to work late to meet deadlines. I am able to plan and schedule important tasks so I can complete them well before they’re due. Thanks for giving me more time to spend with my family!
— Patrick C., Regional Director, Disaster Preparedness Company
Thanks a million for your life-changing help and support! It is because of you that I am living effectively with ADD and reaching my dreams. And that is priceless
— Anita B., Chicago, IL
You are a very genuine and caring person. I appreciate your dedication to helping me succeed.
— M.B., Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
When I first met with From Piles to Smiles, I had drawers of unopened mail, a voice box full of unreturned phone calls and inbox with dozens of unanswered emails. I was overwhelmed and basically living in denial. Sue went through everything fearlessly and efficiently. Over the course of the next few months I became more and more confident in my abilities to deal with everything I’d been putting off dealing with. Fast forward 1 year later. I’m now incredibly organized in every aspect of my life. I know I couldn’t have done it without her. My only regret is not working with her years ago. She’s the best investment I’ve made in company and my life!
— David Reynolds, Chicago, IL
It felt good to begin organizing my studio after all these years. The filing system works great, and our plan to move forward will make such a difference. Your calm, non-judgmental, can-do attitude gave me confidence that I will maintain the new system. Thank you for being a positive influence in my life as I imagine and re-create a new world for myself.
— M.T., Downers Grove, IL

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Sue Becker has made several expertly delivered and very well received presentations to my Vistage groups on time management, organizational skills and email management. Her fabulous, content-rich programs help all of us focus on the things that keep our days running smoothly amidst a frequent storm of things to do and keep track of. All of us benefitted greatly from each of her interactive workshops and appreciated her professional, no-nonsense style. I can highly recommend Sue’s work as an individual coach and group presenter
— Scott Seagren, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC
Thank you for helping to make our annual women’s program such a success. Those who attended enjoyed your informative presentation and all the tips they received, as reflected in the enclosed evaluation. “Unclutter Your Mind and Your Home” was certainly a much needed topic for everyone and we certainly appreciated your expert advice on the subject. You did a great job! Thanks for your time and support in bringing quality programming to our campus
— Good Samaritan Hospital, Naperville Campus
Thank you for a wonderful presentation. You not only spoke about organization, you modeled organization. We all came away with useful tactics and positive attitudes. Thank you for sharing your expertise and helping us see how we can set goals to become more organized. Thanks so much
— Bonnie McLaren, Coordinator, Small Business Development Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your vast knowledge of organizing skills and time management. The information was very useful to all attendees. Sometimes everything that has to be done can be overwhelming. You’ve given us the proper tools to get organized and manage our time wisely. Thank you for participating in our seminar and contributing to its success
— Electrology Association of Illinois
I’m pleased to tell you that your class, “Making the Most of Your Time”, consistently gets high marks from the supervisors and managers that attend the course here at Edward Hospital. I regularly hear from people that they are applying something they learned in your class, for example, managing their email inbox more effectively. It’s clear to me that you provide value to the participants because of the requests you get for one-on-one help afterwards. The methods you teach make sense, and you do a great job engaging individuals in finding a method of organization that suits their style and requirements. This in turn increases the chances they’ll stay organized in the long run. Thank you for your professionalism and your expert help.
— Teresa Oliszewicz, Manager of Organization Development and Learning, Edward Hospital
This was the best presentation our company has had so far
— R.R., Morton Grove, IL