About me

Jennifer Manefield

My career as a Professional Organiser began in 2014.

After a career as a nurse, mother and housewife, teacher and sales manager in the creative sewing field, I moved back to Australia after 24 years of living in Italy. I had to examine what I owned and how much of it was essential to my quality of life.  A year as a volunteer coordinator at a Vinnies store exposed me constantly to other people’s relationship with their things. A number of personal experiences around illness, death and grieving helped reinforce the knowledge that personal possessions can overwhelm not only our physical space but our psychological space too. They can be oppressive and confusing and sometimes we need help from a third party to give it all some perspective and a rational order.

I am a foundation Advisory Board Member of the IOPO (Institute of Professional Organisers) because I believe in the professional growth of my industry through networking opportunities and support, Continuous Professional Development, Accreditation and the setting of an industrywide Code of Practice.

I actively pursue professional development in areas such as Ageing, mental health, Hoarding and chronic disorganisation. Where possible I explore all avenues of relevant studies to build my knowledge and expertise. Motivational interviewing, dementia studies and project management are just some of the areas in which I have undertaken further training. In December 2017 I completed my Mental Health First Aid training.

Recently I have begun to explore work in the rapidly evolving disability sector with NDIS participants, their nominees, Support Coordinators, Plan Managers and the organisations representing them.

Please call me for a conversation about your situation and how I might be able to help you. Although based in Sydney I am happy to travel. Otherwise look for my colleagues here.