Efficient, friendly, supportive and confidential, JMPO works with clients across the spectrum of "disorganized," from piles of paper, to the overwhelmed parent, estate clear out and organizing, to extreme hoarding environments. We blend compassion and practicality to support the client's goals and their emotional journey to a uncluttered place. You will love our cooperative, non-judgmental approach to meeting your organizational needs.
All team members are ready to offer a kind, compassionate hand to help you reach your goals. We believe that there are many ways to organize, and everyone can save time and money when they contain the clutter around them.
About Joan McCreary, CPO®
In my professional life, I've worked in administrative, clinical research, customer service and education areas. I've trained physicians, worked with engineers, created marketing materials, and collaborated with schools. As a mother of two teenagers, I understand that life gets busy and everyone can use some help.
As a Certified Professional Organizer®, I share my knowledge and resources with you. My skills are influenced by life-long exposure to many industries and cultures. They stem from my natural inclination to investigate cluttered spaces and make sense out of them -- as a child, I took it upon myself to clean out my mother's closets and cupboards. Since then, my skills have gone far beyond straightening drawers and storage areas.
Joan is very friendly, sensitive in her approach and extremely quick and efficient in her methodology to tackle a task to reduce clutter. She helped me to significantly reduce my paper clutter, where I thought I could not. Teaming with Joan was the best thing I did for myself, otherwise it still might not be done.
> Active member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals).
- Golden Circle member
> Active member of NAPO-SFBA chapter, Neighborhood group leader.
> Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Hoarding Topic lead for TDC
> Platinum Senior Network
> Senior Roundtable Santa Clara County
> Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Affiliate member
> Campbell Chamber of Commerce
> Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
> Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley, Affiliate member
> Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, Affiliate member
Continuing education is an important professional goal for JMPO. Joan attends organizing conferences each year and takes online coursework regularly.
> Certified Professional Organizer® (Board of Certified Professional Organizers)
> Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Non-Clinical Service Providers, Mental Health Association of San Francisco (April 2016)
> Subscriber to ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization).
- Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate (Level II)
- Aging Specialist Certificate (Level II)
- ADD Specialist Certificate (Level II)
- Level I Certificate of Study in ADD Issues with the CD Client
- Level I Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client
- Level I Certificate of Study Chronic Disorganization
- Level I Certificate of Study in Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges
Affecting the CD Client
- Level I Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of the Aging CD Client
- Level I Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of the Student CD Client
- Level I Certificate of Study in Life Transitions