We had the good fortune of connecting with Nolan Bouchillon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nolan, what is the most important factor behind your success?
In one word: connection. I like to connect with my clients on a personal basis as my job as a professional organizer is extremely invasive. People let me into their homes and often feel a lot of shame and guilt either for their consumption, lack of organization, or fear that they are failing because their home life seems chaotic. With a background in nursing, I find it extremely important to connect with my clients on a deeper level and understand what their “big picture” life looks and feels like. Are they a mom of four and constantly prioritizing little people’s needs over their own? Are they an extremely successful attorney who spends most of their time in the office? Or are they just so overwhelmed that they need someone to create a to-do list for them so they can feel in control again? My job isn’t just about organizing a space, it’s about human connection, understanding my client’s needs and goals, and helping them feel more in control within their four walls. I truly believe this is why most of my projects are repeat clients- because they trust and know that I am coming to them with open arms to ignite a change that will help ensure healthy habits and hopefully bring them much more peace in the long term.
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?
Deep down I am a creative, however, my mind is equally analytical; I like structure and systems, and efficiency. Working part-time as a nurse, I wanted something more so I created The Final Edit. A business that combines creativity and systems. Sprinkle in some design and my cup is full. Ultimately, I am extremely compassionate and thrive off of relationships, so this venture is another way to help people in their everyday lives. When COVID hit I was supposed to return to work following maternity leave with my second child, and I made the tough decision to leave nursing and pursue my side gig full-time. The most challenging part was losing my identity as a baby nurse. I went from going to 10 deliveries a day to labeling bins. What I’ve come to realize is that nursing often stops as I walk out of the hospital (at least for the patient), but with organizing, I am changing the bigger picture of someone’s life. It is all-encompassing and can affect change on an entire family by decreasing stress levels, bringing back the basics, and creating life-changing habits. The challenge for me is always going to be the social media component. It feels very time-consuming, and I’d rather be organizing!
The Final Edit is a professional organizing and lifestyle service that helps you make room in your life for what matters most. We provide sustainable, aesthetically pleasing solutions to every space in your home. Our goal is to help you minimize with purpose and create an individualized system that works specifically for your home and your aesthetic. I differ from other organizers in that I truly want to connect, create a system specific to you and your life, and ensure that you feel lighter by the time we’re done.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Drinks at Peaks at The Hyatt downtown. Dinner at Quality Italian in Cherry Creek.
A morning stroll at the Botanical Gardens and a sandwhich from Curtis Park Deli.
In the afternoon a trip up to Boulder and a hike at Sanitas.
Farmer’s Market in Boulder or South Pearl…
Shopping at Homebody, Modern Nomad, Antiques Etc., Back East Home, and Conservatrice.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that have encouraged me to take this journey. Robyn Anderson (the entrepreneur guru in my life), Paige Miller!! Lindsey Hadley, Mandy Sandhaus, Mandy Halsey, and Kristin from Back East Home. All people who support me and want my proud small business to thrive!