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Meet Maureen Nuccitelli of The Organizing Diva in Watertown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maureen Nuccitelli.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Maureen. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have always wanted to help people make their lives better or at least cheer them up. I went to college for psychology but quickly learned of the limitations of actually bettering peoples’ lives with that profession. To put myself through college, I worked in the hospitality industry where I quickly became an expert at anticipating customers’ needs and fulfilling them to the best of my ability. And I became a very good listener. I excelled in the industry and worked for many years in it.

Simultaneously, I was struggling with severe allergies, food sensitivities, and hypothyroidism. I was not getting the help or answers from the medical profession. I embarked on a path of discovering all the health information that I could get and made many life-style changes, including embracing the world of personal development. I felt that I was healing my mind, body and life and I wanted to share this information with others. I eventually enrolled in a school that would train me to become a health education coach. It was a great experience but it didn’t materialize into a paying profession.

So what could I do as a profession that helped people and provided an income for myself? Friends and family noticed that I was great at organizing and problem solving. I started working part time as a professional organizer and helped people de-clutter and organize their space. But I was not totally self-supporting with my business. Until I realized that I needed to learn business skills in order to have a successful business. I immersed myself in learning many business skills by taking seminars/webinars and following very successful business coaches.

I was hooked. And my business started to grow. I also started to incorporate coaching into my organizing sessions with clients. I had spent many years working on my own personal development and wanted to share what I had learned with others. I also became a certified life coach.

Many people struggle with disorganization mostly because of emotional blockages. I help people get clarity on their issues and take the necessary steps to achieve their goals for a better life. One technique that I use it the Emotional Freedom Technique, also called tapping. It is a very effective, yet simple technique for people to break through the emotional blockages.

Has it been a smooth road?
No it has not been a smooth road for me to get where I am today. I struggled with self-doubt, residual emotional trauma, financial worries and physical health issues.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the The Organizing Diva story. Tell us more about the business.
I am a professional organizer and a life coach.

First, I determine the client’s needs by listening to them and answering questions with a phone intake session. I help clarify the client’s goals, vision and direction. I then help the client create and strategize their actions steps to achieve these goals. We can also jump right in with the action steps and work side-by-side to accomplish the tasks. I provide coaching to find out where the client’s roadblocks are and help them become aware and overcome them. I consult and help upgrade the client’s skills so that they will achieve and maintain their goals.

I help the client optimize their environment, by suggesting tools and systems to achieve their organizing goals. I also help with organizational design of the client’s space. I pride myself in being able to offer solutions that are more than just neat and tidy, but also aesthetically beautiful.
I help the client master their psychology by helping them with their limiting beliefs and emotional blockages.

I am most proud of the fact that I built this company from nothing and I’m able to help people make real changes in their lives.

What sets me apart from others is that I have dedicated my adult life to exploring personal development and I can share some of that with my clients if they so desired.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe that there will be more of a need for professional organizers as most people continue to be over-scheduled and have too much stuff.

I also believe that there will be an increasing need for life coaches as people choose less traditional career paths and want to make improvements to their health and their relationships. They will become more aware of their ability to make good, healthy choices to increase their self-empowerment.

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