About Wallace Associates and Angela Wallace, CPO
Wallace Associates was founded by Angela Wallace in 1986. This is her personal and professional story.
"In 1986, I started putting the jigsaw pieces of my work experience together to create a new picture to achieve greater success in the world. My undergraduate degree in geography with emphasis in environmental geography gave me a framework for looking at the world B the interaction and relationship of people, places and things. Working in an office provided experience managing day-to-day business operations. The four years I spent living, working and traveling in developing countries supplied the grassroots experience of implementing the change process and developing sensitivity to the people involved in change. My Masters in International Administration created a structure to hold my experiences. Project management, intercultural management and employee union negotiations rounded out my experience as an employee. My next step was to be my own boss. Owning and operating a retail store, I learned about small business, marketing, accounting, merchandising and having employees.
In 1986, all this diverse knowledge and experience came together in a new way, transformed into a new business on the cutting edge of a new industry B professional organizing. Add project management, business consulting, coaching, conflict resolution, more management, teaching, speaking and facilitating. Along the way, my experience in healthcare and project management combined to create a sub-specialty B organizing and managing healthcare for seniors and the disabled. In 1997, Workshops for Success was developed to provide quality education to entrepreneurs and professional organizers. Teaching is a way for me to share with others the secrets that took me years to learn. The learning and growing has never stopped and I am just as excited about my business today as I was in 1986.
In 2007, I earned the prestigious designation of Certified Professional Organizer, a unique distinction in the history of the professional organizing industry. I am among the first 200 in the industry to earn the CPO designation worldwide in its inaugural year."
The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO) developed the certification designation. Certification recognizes professionals who have met specific qualifications and who have proven through examination and client interaction to possess the body of knowledge and experience required for the professional organizing industry. The program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices and ethics.
Today, Wallace Associates combines business consulting, coaching and organizing to produce results for clients. Services are customized to meet your needs. Our goal is your success.
Wallace Associates offers individuals and businesses a helping hand. From clear-sighted analyses to innovative solutions - clients receive the personal attention they need. The keys to their success are clarity, insight, and an unsurpassed passion for detail. Like an alchemist, Angela Wallace has a unique ability to hold the client's vision, share the knowledge of how to get there, and coach the client through the implementation steps to success. Angela Wallace currently serves as president on the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Board of Directors. Angela has served three terms as Vice President of the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and two terms as President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAPO.