We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie Sikora and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stephanie, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
Four pieces from my background as a healthcare professional really impact who I am today and the work that I do. Process Improvement – In healthcare and home organizing we are looking at how to improve different processes. In healthcare that may be improving the patient experience as they move through the system while in organizing we look at how we can simplify life for our client by improving processes in the home. Behavior Change – With both healthcare patients and organization clients, we are working to form new habits and help them understand the behavior changes necessary for maintaining this new lifestyle – whether that is healthier or more organized. It’s a journey beyond the one-time event of time spent in the hospital or an organization session. Burnout – In healthcare we often studied burnout among healthcare providers. I have found that organization clients who are overwhelmed and stressed by their disorganized space suffer the same symptoms and signs of burnout. Vulnerability – In both healthcare and home organizing, we are working with clients in their most vulnerable state or intimate space. We have to quickly earn their trust and build a relationship in order for them to reach their goal. Pulling these pieces from my healthcare experience helps us in professional organizing. We aren’t working to just make someone’s pantry look pretty, we aim to help them change their lives.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am not sure if this sets me apart, but what I love the most about what I do is the impact it has on women. Most people see a professional organizer as someone who arranges a closet or pantry from a visual perspective, but I see it as how it transforms the homeowner on the inside. I love hearing and seeing how it changes how the feel. What do I want the world to know about my brand? We are changing lives…one closet at at time 🙂
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?
Gosh! I am such a homebody- I feel badly for my friend – ha! 🙂 I love sitting on my back porch watching the mountains while I drink some good wine. But, I guess we would eventually leave my house. Most of my friends are runners, like me, so we would likely choose a fun run or race in the mountains. This would help to break up the yummy brunches and mimosas we would consume. I would love to mix in some outdoor concerts, (like the Lumineers or Mumford and Sons) with a yummy picnic. Again, I am such a simple person that is content reading a book at home, so I would likely reach out to my fun friends who know the places to go 🙂
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I guess the first person that jumps in my mind, aside from my amazing friends who keep me sane, is my business coach, Erica Powell. She has been my sounding board, friend, mentor, client, cheerleader and so many other things that has led me to where I am today and where I will go tomorrow.