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Mary Anne Lessley's Professional Profile

Consultation & Coaching...

  • Organizing specialist since 1983: Creative Organizing
  • Specialize in Organizing Solutions to Simplify Life related to filing and paper management systems, space planning, possessions organizing, time management
  • Services for individuals in home, homebased business, service rep/distributor office, telecommuting office, creative studio or center, professional office
  • Specialize in assisting victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) challenged with executive functioning issues related to organizing and time and life management issues.
  • Have worked with clients in California, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts & New Mexico

Teaching Experience...      (partial listings)

In-Service Training:
~ U.S. Probation, S. Dakota Regnl. District
~ RPM/Wrangler Corp
~ Colo. Springs Fire Dept. Administrators
~ Colo. Springs Chamber of Commerce:
small business series & staff developmt.
~ Colorado Brain Injury Association:
retreat facilitator
~ NSGCD Natnl. Telec: Working w/TBI clients
Conference Seminars:
~ Brain Injury Association of CO (BIAC)
~ CO Speech, Language & Hearing Assn.
~ CA and CO Associations for Education of Young Child
~ National Assn of Profnl. Organizers
~ Rocky Mountain Book Publishers
~ National Mothers of Multiples
~ Farrier Focus/Doug Butler Enterprises

Workshop Series:
~ Colorado Mountain College: workshops...
Vail, Breckenridge, Eagle campuses
~ University of Colorado, Colo. Springs:
Extended Learning Campus
~ Colorado State University, Home Extns
~ Cheyenne Mtn. Heritage Center, COS
~ Colo. Springs Park & Rec Centers
~ San Diego Comm. College: 5 campuses
~ BIAC Support Groups: Boulder,
Colorado Springs, Longmont
~ American Bus. Women's Assn., COS
~ Women's Trade Fair, Albuquerque NM
~ CAEYC (Childcare Assns.): CO and CA
~ Numerous other presentations to local, regional, and state clubs, non-profits, civic, and membership organizations.


Publications & Articles...      (partial listing)

  • File Anything In Your Home ... And Find It Again! 274-pg book © 1996 Lessley & Anderson
  • BrainStormer ... Newsletter of the Longmont Brain Injury Support Group: Editor
  • "Thoughts from Creative Organizing" column in CO Profnl. Organizers Roundup newsletter
  • Articles in publications including Colo. Springs Business Journal; NAPO News (national)

Professional, Business, Non-Profit, Civic Memberships and Activities

  • National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO): member since 1986.
    — NAPO-GC Designation; GC-CO liaison since 2002; Director on National Board 91-93
    — National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), member since 1998
  • Colorado Brain Injury Association (BIA-CO): member since 1998
    — Longmont BI Support Group: member since 2001... currently co-leader/coach & newsletter editor
  • Art in Public Places, Longmont: Member of committee to evaluate artists' qualifications and art proposals for City's commissioning an artist to complete project in a selected location: 2003, 2004.

Education & Credentials...

  • Approved authorization through the CO Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide personal adjustment, independent living, and personal life management training; job coaching.
  • California Community Colleges: Adult Education Instructor Credential
  • San Diego State University: BA Sociology, Psych minor; Cum Laude; Phi Kappa Phi Honors
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver: AA Behaviorial Sciences and Philosophy.


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