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Downers Grove, IL 60515

630.373.7400

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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Your Time

From Piles to Smiles can help you make time for the people and things you love.

Gain the time to live your life to the fullest!

Do you wish you could find more time every week for your family, exercise, or a favorite hobby? 

Good news! You can make time for the people and things you loveby using time management skills at work, home, and school. Some people think this involves complicated, technical systems. But basic time management principles are simple. And many of the tools are simple: calendars, checklists, weekly reminders, etc. By learning how to properly use these tools, you’ll make time for the people and activities you love.

Select the time management program that fits your needs!


Package #1:
Be Productive At Work:
Time Management Skills For The Office

Do you need in-depth guidance to be more productive at work, leave on time, and have more time for things you enjoy? Time management is money management. Make your time count by learning time-management skills that will help you save time and money—and allow you to carve out time for your family, exercise, hobbies, or sports.

During this six-hour program we will:

  • Assess your time-management challenges and determine your goals
  • Create a time map to make time tangible and change your relationship to time
  • Create a system to accomplish the things you need to get done in your life, such as paying bills, exercising, setting aside time for sports and hobbies, etc.
  • Evaluate your planning tools and select new ones if necessary
  • Customize your planning tools, including creating a system to capture and remember the many details you carry around in your head or on myriad slips of paper
  • Learn how to move to-dos from intention to commitment
  • Discuss the difference between tasks that are urgent and important and how to handle them
  • Identify and determine how to eliminate time-wasting habits or processes
  • Discuss how to efficiently handle papers and email
  • Troubleshoot other issues as needed

This package consists of three 2-hour sessions that will give you clarity, harmony and satisfaction at the end of each day.

Click here to request your FREE telephone assessment

I can assist you personally in your office or home in the greater Chicago area. Not located in Illinois? No matter where you live – anywhere in the world – I can assist you via remote coaching.


Package #2:
Manage Time at Home:
Household Time Management & Task-Management Skills

As the household manager, do you have long, dizzying days of running, but you never feel caught up? It’s no wonder—you’re in charge of a zillion details. Plus, you wear multiple hats: parent, spouse, chef, personal shopper, accountant, scheduler, chauffeur, cleaner, launderer, homework advisor, volunteer, and many more.

I can help you:

  • Better manage your time (and the entire household) by determining what simple, effective time management tool (such as a calendar, day-planner, or notepad) will suit your needs
  • Create a system to accomplish regular tasks such as grocery shopping, laundry, errands, driving kids to their activities, your volunteer activities, and your exercise program
  • Create a simple way to schedule everyone’s activities
  • Find time for yourself to exercise, read, pursue your hobbies, etc.
  • Brainstorm ways to simplify meal planning
  • Create systems to complete household chores more efficiently
  • Get the kids involved in household chores without combat
  • Spend less time paying bills, and pay them on time
  • Spend less time running errands

You get:

  • A 2-hour “get productive” discussion (in person or by phone)
  • A 1-hour follow-up discussion (by phone) to discuss any challenges and find ways to overcome them

Ask about my add-on training topics, including:

  • How to plan nutritious meals and the available tools and resources you can use
  • Creating a customized schedule of household chores for you, your kids, and spouse, with room-by-room itemized chores and activities
  • Creating a family birthday, anniversary, and holiday calendar

Click here to request your FREE telephone assessment

I can assist you personally in your office or home in the greater Chicago area. Not located in Illinois? No matter where you live – anywhere in the world – I can assist you via remote coaching.


Package #3:
Finish Your Homework On Time:
Basic Time Management Skills For Students

Do you (or your child) struggle to turn in homework on time? Is every week a juggling act to complete homework, create special projects, and participate in after-school activities? This package is an excellent first step for older students—from high school to grad school—to learn how to manage his or her week.

Together, we will:

  • Develop school-day routines
  • Create a customized method to capture and remember homework assignments
  • Prioritize and schedule homework, projects, and after-school activities
  • Identify time-wasting habits, and discuss how to avoid them
  • Discuss how to take good class notes and organize them
  • Discuss how to organize a backpack and locker so important papers don’t get lost

You get:

  • A 2-hour “get productive” discussion (in-person or by phone)
  • A 1-hour follow-up discussion (by phone) to discuss any challenges and find ways to overcome them

Click here to request your FREE telephone assessment

I can assist you personally in your office or home in the greater Chicago area. Not located in Illinois? No matter where you live – anywhere in the world – I can assist you via remote coaching.


My guarantee

I'm confident that, after working with From Piles to Smiles, you’ll know how to take control of your day and make time for the people and things you love. If after 2 sessions with me that isn’t the case, then I’ll refund the equivalent of 2 hours of my time. Simply call and tell me personally.