MEET OUR MENTORS

 

Lisa

Barbara

Kathleen

Libby

Sally

 
 
 

 
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Lisa Geraci Rigoni

Lisa Geraci Rigoni is owner and CDO, Chief DeClutter Officer, of The Organizing Mentors. Lisa has been helping her clients Reclaim their space mentally and physically for over 10 years.

Lisa’s primary mission is to help individuals, families and organizations improve their current situations with organized systems and spaces. If required, she or a member of her team will identify and help resolve the chaos and self-destructive habits that led to internal and external clutter. By addressing the issues that have brought clients to their present state of disorganization, clients develop clarity and freedom. Beyond organizing space, Lisa and her team coach clients to implement best practices and inspire confidence to make positive choices that enrich their lives and set them free from the habits that have kept their minds and spaces cluttered. After working with The Organizing Mentors, clients are recharged from the acceptance and empathy they practice as they reclaim their physical and mental space. The non-judgmental manner Lisa and her team utilize is highly appreciated by those who engage her team for assistance.


 
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Barbara

Barbara realized she loved to organize when she was in the corporate world as an Executive Secretary. One of the first things she did was organize the supply cabinet at her place of employment. After leaving the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her two daughters, she always graciously assisted her friends in their moves to their new homes. She enjoys bringing peace and harmony to everyones space.

In her spare time, Barbara enjoys bowling, playing volleyball, cooking, chilling at Bethany Beach, and wine tasting. She resides in downtown Leesburg with her husband, Jim and their English bulldog, Otis.

More from Barbara:

Favorite quote: Hakuna Matata TOM got you!

One of the clients that touched my heart was V. She was so kind and soft spoken. She may have been a clothes & shoe hoarder, but what women isn’t. I loved going through each article of clothing with her and hearing how each piece had a different story. She had about 30 ea. holiday sweatshirts. As we weeded through them, I had to remind her that ie, Halloween was only 1 day and she didn’t need 30+. We always had a good chuckle together.

Most of my clients have been for moves. After leaving a client for the last time, I feel joy and sadness. I’m sad because we have developed a friendship over the last month(s) knowing their likes & dislikes, their life story, as well as their medical history and we will never see each other again. I’m joyful for their new beginnings and that I have contributed to their downsizing and their new adventure.


 
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Kathleen

I LOVE organizing. If you ask any of my friends or family, they’ll tell you I truly love helping others de-clutter and find the sense of calm and joy that always follows. For me, organization is about making room and time in your life for what is really important, balancing the emotional and the pragmatic sides of the brain.

I grew up in a very organized home (the mantra was “Don’t put it down, put it away!”) and I now fully realize the great benefits in that. I have a degree in Urban Planning from Virginia Tech, where my organizational nature aligned with the study of land usage and public services. My work with The Organizing Mentors allows me to exercise my passion for detail and order while helping others find more time and less stress in improving their living spaces. I love listening and really getting to know my clients and what they need. Their trust in me helps me discover and implement new strategies and solutions to “de-stress” their lives. Life moves fast these days, and my goal is to help them gain control of their living spaces and in turn to live more peacefully.

One older client recently needed an overhaul in his ‘document management system’ … ie, overflowing files and countless piles of papers and boxes of statements and receipts. While tedious, once we got on a roll it was amazing to see the pile of ‘shred it’ grow and grow, and the ‘file it’ pile become manageable. And the recollections and wisdom he shared while sorting through the papers were priceless. After organizing the ‘file it’ documents and creating an index of files, the sense of relief was almost tangible.

  • A place for everything, and everything in its place
  • Don’t put it down, put it away

 
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Libby

I was always the one my friends called when they wanted to rearrange their living room, stage their home for sale, or clean out their parents’ home for downsizing. Organization represents change and sometimes change can be uncomfortable, even hard. I work to make that change easier, giving clients the space they crave and the time back to enjoy it!”

Libby earned a B.A., in English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. She went on to work for both educational institutions and corporations providing data exchange for enhanced student access. Her long-held interest in interior design and space planning next led her to a position as a Design Consultant with a whole home organization company, providing efficient and aesthetically pleasing storage spaces for busy clients. Her current role with The Organizing Mentors was the perfect next step in her organizational journey, and she enjoys developing a strong rapport with each and every client so that she can help them realize their vision for their space.

A good system shortens the road to the goal.


 
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Sally

Growing up in a small house with 6 kids and 2 adults I quickly learned the importance and the necessity of having an organized space. As a kid, I would always be arranging and rearranging my bedroom space that I shared with my 2 sisters to make it feel like our sanctuary even though it was small. It made me feel more relaxed when the space was clutter free and organized.

I received my master’s degree in Psychological Services Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington VA. After graduating I worked as a clinician in a residential facility for children and teenagers where I conducted individual, family and group therapy. I enjoy helping others deal with their problems whether it be an emotional issue or a physical one. I am passionate about helping people reach their goals and resolving conflict that might be holding them back.