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Laura's Delighted Clients
“Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us. I was on the fence about attending because I thought:
1) “CRM? I used ACT! and found it to be too complex, so I won’t do a CRM again!”
2) “Share calendars? I don’t have a team for my business and my husband and I share via Outlook, so I don’t need that information…”
3) “Share files? I backup to Dropbox & that’s the best option out there, so maybe I’ll listen to this in case there’s something I should know for a client.”
Wow. When I write these down I’m amazed I didn’t listen to my doubts and just watch Wheel of Fortune last night! You educated me quite a bit. I’ve already downloaded the Business Contact Manager software (I had no idea I had it), checked my WHOIS registry, considered changing who hosts my domain, and considered changing to SugarSync in the future. Who knew there was something that I could actually access OFFLINE, which is why I still save copies of everything on my laptop!”
Thank you again for taking the time to educate us all.
- Karin Solomonson - Mundo99
"Laura kept our room full of tech savvy early-to-mid career professionals very interested with her time saving tips. Spending a few hours with Laura is a very small investment of time and money for the potentially limitless return of a more productive (and less stressed!) work force."
- Bryan, Seattle
“I have been using your services for many years now. It is because of your professionalism, efficiency and respect for your client, that I come back. You do not judge and you understand the emotion with organizing. Thank you so much for helping to make my lift a little more organized!”
- T.T., Seattle
"Laura provides easy tools and solutions that can improve your productivity so you can focus on growing your business. Her techniques are smart and simple to put into action straight away!"
- Kelli, Shindig Events
“This was my first introduction to one of Laura's workshops. Wow, what a wealth of information - Including tools that are in front of us, but nobody talks about. I particularly enjoyed learning about e-mail templates and scheduling e-mail. I bought Laura's book, "Eliminate the Chaos at Work" and read half the book in my first sitting. It was packed full of useful information. I can't wait to put into practice all her useful tips!
Thank you Laura for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with Women Business Owners.”
- Annette Bond, Frontier
“It was such a pleasure working with you and having you present to Women Business Owners. I appreciated how organized and responsive you were leading up to the presentation. You gave a fantastic presentation that provided the attendees with useful information they could implement right away. The evaluations were very positive - people really got a lot out of your presentation. Thanks much!“
- Arden Clise, Clise Etiquette
“Laura's presentation was practical and inspirational. Her focus on what really matters, and it's not stuff, is empowering. Want to enjoy the peace of mind that simplicity brings--take Laura's class and begin your journey to eliminate chaos!”
- Barbara, Leisure Care
I discovered that the amount of time I could save weekly multiplied by our billable hours would save my company the equivalent of my annual salary. It was eye-opening to say the least. These are techniques which can extend your productivity and revenue-generating time daily. I feel empowered to create more productivity within my day and still have time for family and friends.
- Laura Doerfler, Five By Five Events
I am so appreciative of the expertise and ease in which Laura handles "my chaos". She is dynamite and seems to adapt to each situation. I especially appreciate the sensitivity to my unique situation as the result of my stroke. :)
"THANK YOU for being a conduit for change of our most significant productivity improvement of the year!
Your recommendation paired with that I won a FREE year of Office 365 made the switch over a NO BRAINER, we did it and it’s awesome, shared calendars, real email access for all my teammates on all their devices (iPhone, iPad, laptop) as well as web access that my office manager uses on his mac.
I also switched over and use SkyDrive exclusively for my yearly docs and can now access them via iPad and iPhone as well as having all my important files backed up automatically all year long."
- John Chen, CEO, Geoteaming
"I just wanted to thank you for an inspiring and touching Right-sizing presentation the other evening at the Fairwood Library. I've been to several of your other presentations (the Master Builder series as well as those back in the IKEA days - always useful information) but this one resonated with me. Your personal story brought the message home. Thank you so much for sharing and of course for the wealth of information."
- Lois Y.
”Laura's knowledge of workplace Chaos was evident, therefore allowing her to give some very quick and easy tips to eliminate or reduce chaos in the workplace, which I have found to be very valuable. Thank you Laura!"
- Tina, The Schaaf Group
"Laura was truly a delight! She provided our members and their guests with organizational "nuggets" they could apply that day, when they returned to their office or home. She is an Outlook "Guru" and a wonderful resource. I hope to have the opportunity to hear her speak again soon."
- Kristin, The Rainier Club
"Thank you so much for your detailed, inspiring class on E-mail Productivity Solutions for Outlook 2007."
- Mari Waltz
"I am sitting here with a bit of filing to do but not too much. Easily reaching for my seminar file… easily finding and dealing with expenses and year end planning this month…
Your help this year taught me a lot and made a big difference in my life and I am grateful."
- LeeAnn Huggins, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
“I highly recommend Eliminate Chaos for anyone who is looking to pull ahead in their productivity and process.”
-Elizabeth Van Moppes
"The work Laura has done for us has required her to design and implement a process for the project, to listen well to our needs, goals and limitations, to work closely with members of our staff and to provide us with a plan of action we would undertake after our work with her was complete. I always had complete confidence in her leadership and management. In my interactions with outside vendors, I would rank Laura's level of service in the top 1%! Laura delivers what she promises, on time on budget and with cheerfulness and a positive, uplifting attitude.
I gain two things when I work with Laura: organization and the tools and strategies to stay organized! Laura knows the right products to use in our office and shows me how to use them. She observes how we work and develops systems and tools to help us work more efficiently. Laura holds herself to very high standards and it shows in her work!
Laura has always treated me and members of my staff with respect and kindness. Laura has a special way of making us comfortable when working with her. Laura is completely dependable and reliable. She completes projects in the amount of time that she says it will take to complete them."
- MaryPat Cheng, Net Star Communications
"Laura assisted us in creating a database to store important information for our business. Laura guided us in finding pocket PCs that have virtually changed our professional and personal lives and the way we organize. Laura was very patient with us as we moved from having little scraps of paper all over our desks to having critical information at our fingertips whenever our clients have a request. Thanks Laura. The benefits of your service and expertise are immeasurable."
- Noel & Dave Stockman, Crescendo Concierge;
"If you can find 15 minutes extra each day - what would it be worth to you? I have always considered myself pretty organized, so I was impressed with the ideas that Laura was able to show me that saved me the time each day. Even just saving 20 minutes a day is a big deal. That is enough time for me to connect with a new client or spend time with my daughters."
- Bill Brooks, American Pacific Mortgage
"Laura is very easy to communicate with and she knows how to get to the heart of a project very quickly. I would highly recommend Laura Leist and Eliminate Chaos to anyone needed organizational or computer-related services, no matter how simple or complex. Laura's background and experience offers a customer more advantages than one might think. Thank You Laura!"
- Karen Cassell
"Laura did a wonderful job of organizing my home office. My office was a disaster and Laura helped sort through piles of paper and showed me effective ways to keep business and personal information in order. Her filing system is very effective."
- Paula Feldman, Money Mailer
"Thanks so much for your helpful work today. I can see why you're so much more valuable than a book. You got into my work and way of thinking in order to determine what systems would best suite me and my business. You watched and listened to me and brought me the system that fits me like a glove. I feel so much clearer. You eliminated MY chaos!"
- Renee Adsitt, Color Whiz
"Laura saved my sanity and helped my home-based business immeasurably. She has a unique ability to tackle the logistical problem head-on while dealing with the stress and frustration created by the situation simultaneously. I could not recommend anymore more strenuously!"
"I got my car in the garage today!! No more scraping ice off. I can't thank you enough - you are my hero. I'm telling everyone about your service."
- Kim Gillespie
"I was at Denise's delivering product and heard a great compliment that I wanted to share with you. One of the gentlemen installing cabinet hardware told Denise that based on what the inside of her office cabinets and drawers looked like 'Martha Stewart would be envious of her organizational skills.' Denise told him all about you and told him that you were very talented and had been a great help to her."
- Jill Turner- Willox, Designer
I have worked with Laura for over 6 years and I can’t imagine my life without her. Finding myself in disorganization overwhelm, I made an appointment with Laura. I heard her speak at an event and liked her immediately. I found her warm, understanding and inviting. She spoke of our need to “only handle paper once” and to create a system of storing necessary documents (both on the computer and as hard copies) in a manner that makes it easy to both file and retrieve items with ease. We jumped in and by the end of the day we had created such a system. I had plenty of “homework” to do yet I felt calmer and noticed a sense of ease as we finished our workday. I also felt accepted and not judged for how disorganized I had allowed my office to become.
As we continued to work together over the years, we made a natural shift from hard copy organization to computer clean up and order. Laura helped me to begin learning basic computer skills necessary in order to “eliminate the chaos” on my laptop. We created folders and documents, spread sheets, headers, footers, data bases – and more. Laura is a patient and compassionate teacher and guide. We made our way through years of unskillful habits and continued to create order and ease. We worked both side by side and, at times, remotely (which works beautifully). Laura always worked with my needs and my level of understanding, never suggesting any program or system that would be inappropriate for me. I trust Laura completely.
I wish I could convey the level of stress reduction that I have experienced after working with Laura. I am now able to file and store important paper items and work on my computer with a sense of order and efficiency. When I walk into my office or start my computer, I feel happy and secure in knowing I can find things. I spend very little time searching for items and my life has an ease and flow now. When I think back on how it “used to be”, I just shake my head.
I cannot recommend Laura highly enough. My life has changed significantly from working with Laura – it’s about so much more than the “stuff”. I now have a feeling of ease and organization (though I am still on the journey) and a lack of stress and panic. I have a strong foundation upon which to continue my current system of order and it will serve me for my lifetime.
- Lorrie Jones, Simple Serenity
"Laura and her team steered us with firm and friendly hands through our move into our new streamlined office space. They took time to understand our unique challenges as a large graphic design firm, and offered expert advice on the big picture and the small details. Eliminate Chaos motivated us to purge 10 years of paper samples and various paperwork and provided us with a plan to use as a guide for where the post-purge essentials would live in our new office. They offered fresh ideas about the casework for our new space and on moving day they worked with our staff to unpack and help organize our new spaces. We were in good hands!"
- John Carroll, Methodologie