About S.O.S.

Nancy pink jacket for webSuccessful Organizing Solutions (S.O.S.) was conceived as a business in 1999. Founder and owner Nancy Kruschke created the company to help individuals and entire businesses increase their effectiveness and efficiency through organizing skills and practices.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, Nancy began her organizing career with ten years of professional experience at American Express Financial Advisors. She earned her Certified Financial Planner Designation and in her first year assisted in doubling the district manager’s business and increased the business production of each advisor within the district. Nancy traveled throughout Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Upper Michigan training advisors and their staff in Practice Management to help them increase their business through the use of effective systems, client databases, and efficient paper and computer files.

Nancy’s passion for organizing led her to start her own business-Successful Organizing Solutions-so she could focus exclusively in this area. Nothing puts a bigger smile on her face than customizing the right tools, techniques, tricks, and systems for a client!

Certification – Professional Organizer

In May 2007, Nancy sat for the inaugural Certified Professional Organizer® exam and became was one of a small group of organizers to become CPO®’s.  Certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort that benefits the members of the organizing profession, as well as the public. It recognizes those professionals who have met specific minimum standards, and prove through examination and client interaction that they possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. This program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices, and ethics. For the public, while the CPO® designation is not an endorsement or recommendation, certification of professional organizers maximizes the value received from the products and services provided by a CPO®.

Click here to learn more about The Board of Certified Professional Organizers.

Training – Productivity Coach

In February 2010, Nancy participated in a three day intensive productivity training workshop on productivity coaching provided by Dave Crenshaw.  Nancy uses the “S.O.S. Productivity Boot Camp” to help her clients find an additional 10 hours per week.  Click here to find out more about the “S.O.S. Productivity Boot Camp.”

Training – Organizing Coaching

Coaching has been an integral part of the work Nancy does with clients over the years.  In a continued effort to assist her clients achieve their goals she has taken organizing coaching classes from Coach Approach for Organizers.

Recognition – NAPO’s prestigious Golden CircleTM

Golden-Circle-Logo-15yearsNAPO’s prestigious Golden Circle™ was formed in 1990 to recognize members who have attained an elevated level of experience. Today, the Golden Circle designation acknowledges the expertise of members who have been members in good standing for five years or more. This prestigious designation recognizes your commitment to your profession, the organizing industry, and National Association of Professional Organizers® as The Organizing Authority®.

The designation of Golden Circle demonstrates that you are a committed business person who values education, professional development, and staying current on trends and advancements in the industry. It signals that you have aligned yourself with an established and esteemed association that leads and advances the organizing and productivity profession.

The NAPO’s Golden Circle represents the essence of the NAPO mission: to be the leading source for organizing and productivity professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research, and increasing public awareness.

NAPO Code of Ethics
BCPO Code of Ethics