About Ellen

I have been a self-employed professional organizer since 2000. This is a great profession in which I can make both myself and my clients happy. I have got pleasure from thinking out smart organizational solutions, making good use of space, and developing helpful overviews. I get a lot of satisfaction when a few practical interventions empower people (at last) to live or work in new way. It is such a pity if you never get round to the things that you really want to do. Whether it’s overflowing cupboards, an overfull diary, a chaotic work environment, or a muddled photo collection, I set to work together with the person concerned in the home, at work, or in the studio. I have a lot of patience, and work with pleasure with people that are open to new ideas. I have developed a planning tool that can help people, particularly creative and busy millennials, to ensure that they complete the things that want to, or have to, do.

PHOTO ORGANIZER

Since 2018 I am a (certified) photo organizer. Photos have been playing a role in my whole life. I find it ‘the icing of the cake’ to be working as a photo organizer now. In that field there is a need for organizing and overview, and people want to dó something with their photos. I work with analog as wel as digital photos, I help organizing and securing them, and I help with making photobooks and collages.

It’s both enjoyable and important to keep up to date with issues that occur in my work. I gather knowledge and inspiration from training, workshops and conferences in the Netherlands, Great Britain and the USA, and by working together with fellow organizers.

Badge APDO conference  Books on organizing subjects  Badge and schema of the 2022 TPM conference



I have been a member of the NBPO (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Professional Organizers – Dutch Professional Association of Professional Organizers) since 2000.
I have been one of the six trainers for the NBPO Basic Training Professional Organizer from 2012 up to the end of 2018.
The NBPO is a professional and collegial community for me. Years of experience have given me plenty of expertise, and it was a pleasure to be able to pass this on to participants of the Basic Training. I am also happy to offer coaching to starting colleagues to get a company up and running.


  
Since 2017 I have been a member of The Photo Managers (formerly APPO), the American Community of Professional Photo Organizers. In this way I am able to obtain expertise and knowledge, in order to execute my photo organizing jobs in a most professional way. Since July, 2020 I am a certified member of The Photo Managers.


Together with 5 colleague photo-organizers I started in 2018 the FON, Foto Organizers Nederland. A collaboration with which we put photo organizing ‘on the map’ in Netherlands.