Hello, I’m Valerie Green, a professional organizer and productivity coach based in Seattle Washington. I offer in-person support in the Seattle area, and virtual services globally.
I think spending time organizing your space or time can really improve your quality of life. I love helping people get rid of things, habits, and mindsets that aren’t serving them, and setting up structures and systems that can help people stay organized moving forward. In even a few hours people can find more peace and happiness by adding a bit more organization to their lives.
Growing up in New York City, I learned how to make the best use of small spaces, and I was immersed in the world of art and design. I studied art and architecture (receiving a BA in Architecture from Yale), then product design for graduate school (receiving an MFA in Product Design from Stanford), where my thesis was on the topic of home storage design. My positions as an office manager, facilities lead, and project/program lead have all included setting up systems and structures to improve efficiency.
In design I worked as a user-researcher and strategist–understanding people and translating needs into the design of products, systems, and services. I led in-depth, ethnographic interviews in people’s homes and workplaces, aiming to deeply understand people and how they work. To develop solutions, I worked collaboratively with others to develop options, prototype them, and then refine based on feedback.
From my early years as an office and facilities manager, to later work in consulting, learning and development, and volunteering, my work has focused on helping improve people’s experiences and build communities. For more details about my work experiences check out my Experience page.