Hi. I'm Sonya.
I became an organizer and coach both by luck and design.
I wasn’t always organized, but I knew my life would be better if I could learn to be. I took every organization and time management training any job ever offered, plus all sorts of reading and training on my own. I managed to be organized enough to function. Then I had a kid.
Depending on the day, the object of my frantic search changed, but the chaos of my home was overwhelming. I began to systematically apply everything I’d ever learned about organizing using a new strategy. I stopped trying to be a different person and started creating solutions for who I was rather than for my fantasy perfect self. Years of learning finally came to fruition so that I could transform my home and my life.
Fast forward a couple of years. It was 2010 and I was facilitating a workshop when one of the participants sent out an email asking if anyone could help her organize her papers. I replied, “I’m great at organizing! Hire me.” She did — and spaceWise was born.
The irony was that even though I’d previously had a hard time organizing myself, in my professional life, I had always been able to see how things could work better, so that I could create systems and help others to be more organized. Now I was doing it in my own business.
From the outset, spaceWise worked on so much more than the physical “stuff.” When I helped clients discover how to keep what served them and let go of the rest, we were getting to what was fundamentally important to them, to what was missing, and to what enough would feel like. I went from organizing space, to time, to systems, and then life overall.
In 2017, I also began training professional organizers around the world to launch and run their own businesses. In 2018, I began offering happiness groups for women. Then, in 2019, my first gratitude journal was published with the second in the series out in 2020, and the third due for release in November 2023.
Combining organizing and coaching, I help my clients get to enough–a feeling of satisfaction, happiness, comfort, completeness–the life they want and their purpose for being here.
I feel so lucky to be living my purpose and love being able to help my clients do the same.