Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements, Organizing Workshops and Seminars

Presentation Topics Available for 2014-15

Certified professional organizer, speaker, and author Eileen Koff CPO sparks immediate action. In her entertaining, and informative style, she packs her presentations with how-to's, humor, and inspiration - leaving people feeling on fire about changing their lives. Attendees will have more focus on a daily basis, they will be more organized around what really matters, and they will have a renewed confidence in taking charge of their life.

Eileen engages and interests listeners of all ages and backgrounds while she imparts wisdom about organization and the peace of mind that we experience we when we understand the many benefits in creating on organized lifestyle. Choose from the many topics that Certified Professional Organizer® Eileen Koff has prepared for your group—or contact Eileen to create your own topic.

"Clutter Therapy 101"

If you're frustrated, angered, saddened, stressed, or just plain tired of not knowing where anything is or where anything goes, and you would like to learn why you can’t seem to make the clutter disappear...then come and join Eileen Koff CPO® - To The Next Level for this 90 minute workshop.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Why people often struggle letting go of sentimental objects.
  • To re-define your relationship with your stuff.
  • How “tactile sympathy” causes one to keep piles of paper.
  • How to look not at the quantity of one’s stuff but the quality of one’s relationships.
  • Once and for all… begin to understand that clutter robs, steals and destroys your quality of life.

"I always thought of myself as a pretty well-organized individual; a place for everything and everything in it’s place. “Less is More” is my mantra so no need to save any needless clutter. When you came to speak at our event, you truly shed both light and clarity on some personal issues I have been a bit confused about. I save sentimental artifacts, especially those from my kids, and would feel guilty getting rid of certain items. You expressed and explained beautiful ways of keeping my keepsakes in a memorable and organized manner and you explained how to teach my children to make their own decisions in the process. Teaching them how to prioritize has always been a tremendous concern of mine. The ideas you have given me put a true smile on my face. You are an amazing person, full-of-wisdom and inspiration. You are truly a blessing that I believe every single woman needs to hear from you. Thank you so very much Eileen.”

Sincerely, Janice Koumbiadi

Paper Organizing for Busy Women

Are you tired of staring at piles of paper? Would you like to learn a simple way to make those piles disappear forever?

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Why the piles are there to begin with;
  • Questions to ask yourself so you'll get rid of more paper than you keep;
  • The decision making process that will ensure you never pile again;
  • How to set up and use a Command Center so you’ll never forget anything again;
  • Once and for all… how to keep your desk and kitchen counters free of paper clutter.

"It has been a year since I first heard you speak and I instantly knew you could help me get out from under the paper prison I was in! I knew I needed extra help, so I attended your paper clutter seminar and armed with your easy to implement solutions, I went to work. I now have a system that I still depend on a year later. I am moving in a month and so many times in these past months I have said "I know exactly where that is" and there it was. Receipts, appliance warranty's, the house deed, you showed me how to create place for everything. Thank You for sharing your gift with the rest of us! I look forward to having your expertise as we set up my new home.”

Marybeth Ermmarino

Wellness for Organizing - Organizing for Wellness

Dr. Susan Lark states “the link between junk food and health is well known. But what about the junk in you home, car or office? You are what you eat, but you are also greatly affected by how you live. We are constantly exchanging the energy with the environment around us. Clutter produces “stuck” energy and if you live in a messy, cluttered environment, it can eventually manifest in your mind and body. In other words, the garbage of our lives becomes the garbage of our cells and tissues.”

Eileen wants you to live every day with the peace of mind and soul that results from having your home exactly the way you want it - where you are in control of your stuff, and not the other way around.

The effect of decluttering will open door after door for you in your personal and career life. Decluttering releases the bonds that have been holding you back. Decluttering ignites the fires of energy within you - energy you didn't even know you had! The stress in your face and body will ease and your confidence will return. Things start to fall into place in every area of your life when you declutter your surroundings.

It's Easy Being Green 

Treat the Earth well, it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.
~ Kenyan Proverb

I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
~ Helen Keller

You must become the change you seek in the world.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Being green or ECO today is very trendy, and it makes us feel good about doing something positive for ourselves, the planet and for future generations. But we need to be smart and not get hoodwinked by green-washing products and manufacture’s advertisements. Because the “green” industry is still in it’s infancy, there has been few regulations on just what can constitute green, and so manufacturers, have been touting new products that pull at our heartstrings and our wallets. This workshop is designed to educate, beginning with solid information, to help you take small steps that have a big impact.

Topics to cover include, but not limited to:

  1. Conscious Consumption
  2. The 4 “R’s”
  • Reduce
  • Recycle
  • Reject
  • Reuse

It truly is Easy Being Green!

In 2009, To The Next Level became the first company in the professional organizing industry to receive an eco-consultant certification through Green Irene, a New York-based company specializing in promoting eco-friendly awareness. Eileen was the featured eco-speaker at the NAPO 2010 convention in Columbus, Ohio. In January 2013, Eileen was awarded NAPO-LA “Best Green Service” award as the leading eco-organizer in the industry. In April 2013, Eileen spoke as a panelist the NAPO national convention in New Orleans on the topic of “Stepping into ECO…Environmentally Conscious Organizers.”

What others are saying
“How can one woman turn my life upside down…and in only 1 hour? Eileen Koff CPO can. After listening to her workshop “It’s Easy Going Green” my thoughts finally came clear that by doing small and intentional projects, (I no longer need to have then overly complicated, but simple and meaningful) they can affect everyone in my family. Thank you Eileen for not only giving me a new priority in my life, but also creating a home that my family will love taking care of and extending that care to our planet!” ~Marsha Mahon

"Dear Eileen:
We want to thank you for your invaluable help in getting our house ready for putting on the market. You were so good about getting dirty, along with me, setting up the kitchen to look less cluttered.

The list of “to-do’s” was also very helpful. We made our master bedroom look much more appealing and the king-size bed idea was great.

We put the house on the market last February (right after Super Bowl weekend), and had an offer the next day. That was very encouraging, but we did not take the first offer. Thankfully, two days later, a young couple with two children came to look, and fell in love with the house.

We highly recommend hiring a pro, especially to get started. Thirty nine years of stuff and clutter makes moving nightmarish. We took your advice and cleaned out the cellar and painted the floor and walls. Since the house is 105 years old, it was dramatic to have it so clean.

Our real estate agent remarked that he never saw a house so well prepared to sell.

Thank you again! Sincerely,"

- Philip & Sally Snyder