I’m Leslie Huikko, and I live and work near Providence, RI, with my husband and two kids. By nature I’m a helper, and I’m fascinated by human behavior and our capacity for growth.
I’ve learned from experience that sometimes life changes can turn your day-to-day reality upside down. I thoroughly enjoy helping people bring order to their lives whether they have experienced short-term disorganization or struggled with it for decades.
- It is important to be a good steward of our natural resources, including time.
- Having a good laugh can give you a new perspective.
- A good list is helpful, but doing is how things get done.
- Habits are a magically efficient way to get things done and conserve mental energy.
- Our physical spaces can be set up in ways that help our brains function better, so we function better.
I believe everyone can learn the skills needed to make positive changes that will make daily life easier.
It’s more than a belief. It’s science. Neuroscience research proves that our brains are capable of growing new connections and brain matter throughout our lifetime, which is great news for people who want to make changes to how they think and what they do.
Everyone has a different idea of what being organized means. And they’re right.
I can help you clarify your priorities and set up systems that effectively serve your lifestyle without being too fussy or cumbersome.
I do this by watching how you naturally operate, asking a lot of questions, listening, and using what I’ve learned to offer solutions specific to your patterns and preferences.
My clients say it’s fun to work with me, and I’m patient, supportive, and non-judgmental.
They like the energy I bring. I am consistently positive, flexible, and willing to keep trying new strategies until we find what works best for you.
And, most importantly, the strategies and systems we create together are ones you’ll be able to stick with because they’re realistic and tailored to you.
I began working as a professional organizer in 2007, helping people of all ages and abilities improve how they use their space and time.
Since then, I have earned my Certified Professional Organizer® designation for professionals who have met established industry standards and proven their abilities through an examination and client interaction.
Through my social work training and experiences in previous roles as AmeriCorps volunteer, Independent Living Skills Coordinator, Family Support Specialist and Operations Director, I have learned the value of structure, using limited resources efficiently, and resilience.
I thoroughly enjoy using my broad spectrum of experience to help people think, act, and be more organized.
My credentials include:
- Certified Professional Organizer®
- Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO)
- Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), Level II ADHD Specialist Certificate, Level II CD (Chronic Disorganization) Specialist Certificate
- Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Illinois Wesleyan University
- Master of Social Work, University of Washington