Today we’d like to introduce you to JoAnn Krall.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started The Sensible Organizer back in 2006. Prior to that, I was working in the Mutual Fund industry as an accountant, I retired in 1999 to stay at home with our first daughter and soon after entered the world of direct sales. First with the Longaberger Company and then I added Creative Memories after our second daughter was born. During those years as our children grew, I found our once organized home was in chaos. Trying to manage home, business and life became a struggle. I spent hours of research on how to fix it all and once I was back on track I decided to help others.
Through the years, I have worked with moms, business owners and many who had lost loved ones. This past December I decided to shift my business to all virtual, helping clients via programs and online coaching. My focus is where I started with people who work from home trying to manage home, business and life. That includes entrepreneurs, remote employees and even stay at home parents because running a household is a business.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Making the shift from the corporate world into self-employment has certainly had its up and downs. Right around the five year mark is when I saw a shift. I think partly due to the fact that the Professional Organizing field was now more well-known with all the TV shows popping up but also because I was continually learning how to improve my marketing and network skills. Knowing when the slow times were coming and just focusing on learning during those times helped. A lot has changed in the online world in 11 years and continues to every day. It takes a lot of patience and hard work but I am grateful I never gave up.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am a Professional Organizer who helps people get organized allowing them to have more productivity, peace and prosperity. I am known for my love of paperwork. More and more people are going digital but still have mounds of paper they don’t know how to process. I don’t believe in cookie cutter solutions and pride myself in being able to find solutions that work for each individual client.
My background in accounting and extensive knowledge of online systems and social media has been so valuable. I am most proud of my leap into virtual organizing. I have built a network all over the world and knowing that I can now work with people anywhere is exciting and rewarding. My first online program takes people through the process of decluttering the living areas of their own in a unique way.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was always organizing and cleaning. I loved pulling apart closets and drawers, purging them and putting everything back neatly. I would even go over to the neighbors. My parents would be mortified because I would even leave the house with a dustpan and broom. I was the analytical kid that also loved art and music.
- My Clearing a Path to Peace Program is $47
- Website: joannkrall.com
- Phone: 617-347-0487
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/joannkrall
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/The.Sensible.Organizer
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/joannkrall
- Other: www.pinterest.com/sensibleorg