Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Fritz.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was a High School Special Education teacher for 15 years and decided that I needed a change. I decided to start my own business as an Organizational Coach helping individuals and businesses get organized.
Initially, I mostly was hired by residential clients, but now more and more businesses are hiring me to help with the organization of physical space and coaching on time management and work/life balance.
I love what I do and am passionate about helping people streamline their lives so that they have more time to spend doing what they love.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’ve definitely struggled along the way financially, going from a secure, steady paycheck with benefits, to starting from scratch building a client base on my own. I’ve struggled with self-doubt, especially when family and friends questioned leaving a steady job (especially one that had summers off) and starting over.
Having your own business is a constant grind of networking, sales, advertising, social media but it’s also been amazing to be my own boss and make my own hours.
Please tell us about Thoughtful Organizing.
I’m an Organizational Coach with over 15 years of teaching experience and a Master’s Degree in Education. I help individuals and businesses looking to gain a more minimalist approach in their life to organize their residential and business spaces.
What sets me apart from other professional organizers is that because I have a teaching background, I not only help my clients get organized, but I teach them how to stay organized.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have definitely paid a business coach to help guide me earlier on. I did a lot on my own, found mentors and invited lots of people to have coffee, but I would have gotten farther faster with the help of an accountability coach. I have one now, and it is so so helpful to my business to have that guidance.
- Website: thoughtfulorganizing.com
- Phone: 805.451.2728
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @thoughtfulorganizing
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Fritz-472124023287596/
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/thoughtful-organizing-santa-barbara
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