Welcome to February! Wow, that was quick. This month it is my pleasure to introduce my friend and fellow founding member of IPO, Certified Professional Organizer, Maggie Jackson.
Maggie Jackson is a Certified Professional Organizer® and President of The Organized Life™. She brings to her company 28 years of experience in organizing through a unique combination of work in higher education administration, not-for-profit management, customer service, marketing, communications and business development.
Maggie is a fiercely loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She prefers quiet over noise, sunrise over sunset, moving rather than sitting and giving rather than receiving.
Maggie married her best friend in 1993 and it has been an adventure ever since. Their son headed off to college in 2016 (both her and her husband’s Alma Mater, The University of Notre Dame – Go Irish!) after multiple family moves during 2015 and 2016. All these changes have allowed her to enter a new season where she can slow down and become more mindful and present.
Organizing always has been a part of Maggie’s life. She loves making sense of things, putting things where they belong and finding peace – for herself and others. As a middle child of all girls growing up, she developed that skill early on. And, she reports that she has ridiculously accurate spatial ability.
The Organized Life is about helping the whole client – at whatever point he or she might be in their journey. Maggie loves the fact that every day is different, every client is different and that she is able to provide not only resources, but relief to other people.
She is trending toward more minimalistic tendencies in her own life and she is finding that her clients are both curious and interested in learning more, so she is sharing what she is learning during her own journey. Maggie primarily works with residential clients and small business owners, mostly women, who are doing what she is doing – managing a business and a household.
Maggie is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. She is member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), Iowa Professional Organizers (IPO), and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). In August 2010, Maggie received the prestigious Golden Circle designation from NAPO, which recognizes members who have attained an elevated level of experience and have been engaged in the business of organizing for at least five years.
Her commitment to continuing education is demonstrated by her successfully receiving the designation of Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) after passing the national examination in January 2008.