We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Chessmore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Our business not only helps create calm and more importantly function and grace into our clients’ spaces but on the back end we work with local nonprofits to make sure the items that are edited out our clients’ collections go back into the community. Foster kids needing household items for example can make huge impact in one person’s life, the homeless getting blankets and clothing ect…. We make sure we have the opportunity to create that impact with where most of our donations go.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My story starts off when I was a young talkative kid newly diagnosed with ADD, now better known as ADHD. I never liked the medication that was used to treat my executive dysfunction and myriad of other symptoms that accompanied the diagnosis. Once I was 18 I decided to stop taking my medication. By 21 I had lost my driver’s license due to speeding tickets, and they make you take a time management course because poor time management is the cause of speeding. This a was an ah ha moment for me. I started researching everything I could that had to do with productivity, organization, and all this to support my executive dysfunction. Since then, over 14 years, I have had the opportunity to help others through my own struggle. It wasn’t until I had 4 friends in one week all tell me to become a professional organizer did I listened to the universe. And listen I did. I jumped in. Since then my business has grown exponentially, and built a team of amazing organizers that walk with our clients to create spaces that serve them, especially those who are neuro divergent since I am one. All while dismantling the narrative that women’s worth is linked to care tasks and the state of their home. Your spaces are there to serve you. Not you serving your spaces. We also work closely with local nonprofits profits to create a positive impact on the less fortunate community setting them up to help create their best lives.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would go to Manitou Springs for some fun shopping and food and not to mention support local business, maybe check out Sun Water Spas, and work our way though OCC and down town. Another day we would go to Northside social for some fun and of course lots of hiking in the Painted mines area and Garden of the God’s. Our favorite restaurants include Shri Ganesh, Korean Garden and China Village.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out my friends!! If it wasn’t for them convincing me to use my gift I wouldn’t be where I am today. Shayna, Cathy, Sharon and Amy. You 4 all in one week nudged me to do what I love and I couldn’t possibly be where I am without your beliefs in me!
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