Let Eileen Mentor you
When choosing a mentor it’s advisable that he/she be well seasoned in the organizing industry. Are they accredited?
Do they have an education in professional organizing?
Do they just have experience without accreditation?
Are they able to transfer their educational techniques to you in an interesting and fun way?
Do they give back to the organizing profession by volunteering?
Can they provide references for you to check?
This mentor thinks these are important qualities in choosing someone who is going to lay the foundation for your business, and give you advice that you will use for many years to come.
Everyone is unique and everyone brings to the mentoring sessions different strengths. It is my firm belief that capitalizing on those strengths is what will make you unique. Even before we begin, my first assignment is asking you to figure out why organizing is your passion and what type of organizer do you dream of becoming. You can specialize in home staging or you can become the master family organizer, or you can develop your niche as the student organizer; just to name a few. Creating forward setting goals are vital to propel you from having a great idea to one that you actually put into practice.
Each session is an hour and can be done either face to face if you are within driving distance, or it can be done virtually. I also provide email support between sessions. You will also recieve vital educational information prior to each session and I recommend getting a binder.
One night as I was searching for ideas for creating my business website, I ran across your website To The Next Level. As I was reviewing your site, I noticed that you had a tab Becoming a Professional Organizer. To my surprise, this was a mentoring program. I had always wanted to taught by someone who had years of experience and credibility.
I contacted you the next the day to talk about the mentoring program and then I met you in person to discuss the details. One thing that struck a chord with me was your passion for teaching others about the business. You also wanted to know what was my expectations for pursuing this program.
Your mentoring program really helped me to define who I am as an organizer and how I wanted my business to be perceived by prospective clients. Each of the session were well organized and cover many of the important aspects of the business. You taught me the importance of understanding the client's needs and goals to achieve their vision. You emphasized that it is always about the client.
Eileen, you were always willing to answer my questions especially when I did not understand something. You also share many important product resources and reading materials for the profession.
As a mentor, you shared experiences and mistakes about situations that I may encounter in running my business which has been quite helpful to me. I have been able to utilize lot of the skills taught in your course with some of my current clients.
After taking this course, I feel that I am able to lay a solid foundation for my business to meet the needs of future clients. I would highly recommend Eileen Koff's mentoring program. It is well thought out, inspiring and an excellent foundation for you to take your business To The Next Level.
"When I called Eileen, I had many ideas for my organizing business, but wasn't sure how to get my goals accomplished.
Eileen asked all the right questions, gave me all the right answers and offered pertinent insight into my situation.
I am confident that my goals will be reached, thanks to her wisdom. I have learned a great deal from Eileen and expect to learn even more!
She is a wonderful resource and offers a great value to the organizing profession.”
I am so glad I decided to work with you in your mentoring program! I felt like I gained so much in working with you.
I originally wanted to hire an organizing coach to answer some specific questions I had about organizing, but I got so much more with your program. The first thing that jumped out at me about your program was the fact that it had a well-rounded curriculum developed that covers all areas of professional organizing. Other coaches I talked to did not offer that.
To The Next Level gave me the information and confidence to charge by the project according to value instead of charging by the hour.
To The Next Level gave me information to address marketing issues and avoid mistakes that others have made.
To The Next Level gave me advice about specific issues such as paper management, time management and professionalism using knowledge from years of experience in professional organizing. This has eliminated the time it would have taken me to experience the situations to learn these issues myself.
I also like that you had an interest in anything relating to organizing, you researched the area for me and got me the information right away. Thanks again for everything. I feel like you have a real interest in helping me succeed as a professional organizer.
“I want to thank you for all the benefits the mentorship program of To the Next Level has provided to me. The program content was invaluable; it covered everything I could have wanted and needed to know to begin my own business. It would have taken me years of mistakes to learn all the nuggets of wisdom I got from taking the program.
The fact that you were really there for me as a mentor and not just an instructor meant a lot to me. You showed genuine personal interest in me and tailored our conversations to fit my needs. I think I benefited most from the section about niche marketing and finding my own ‘purple cow’. I already feel like an expert in my field because I have carefully considered exactly what I want my business to look like, whom I want to work with, and what I am passionate about bringing to the table.
Your program taught me the difference between natural talent and skill. Before I took your program, I had talent. Now, I have learned the approaches, systems and techniques that will help me run my business on a more professional level and give my clients the extraordinary service of someone who is skilled at this craft and not just ‘winging it’. I was also thrilled to learn a new system for organizing and prioritizing my own time schedule…I thought I was organized before!
As an organizer starting in this field, there are so many options available. The lessons I learned from To the Next Level have helped me immensely to make sense of it all and focus my efforts so that I can start my business with a degree of confidence that I would not have had without the program. Thank you again so much.”