Sheila Delson, CPO-CD
Sheila Delson, CPO-CD®, is owner and President of FREEDomain Concepts, LLC, a professional organizing company, founded in 1994. She is a Certified Professional Organizer specializing in Chronic Disorganization (CD) issues, including AD/HD, OCD and Compulsive Hoarding. Although she works with the general population as well, she specializes in working with adults, seniors and students who experience severe disorganization difficulties as the result of neurological issues, trauma/loss, physical disabilities and illness, environmental conditions, and/or other related challenges.
Services include... customization and hands-on residential and small business/ small office organizing, including paper and file systems, off-site Virtual Organizing (via telephone/visual media), workshops and seminars. Clients learn new concepts about time and paper management, project planning, goal achievement, containerizing and basic organizing principals. On request, Sheila also offers a 4-6 week skill-building clutter management program which is available to groups in the New York and Connecticut areas. Please call or write for more information.
Sheila is a co-founder and Past President of the Institute for Challenging Organization (ICD) (www.challengingdisorganization.org), (formerly the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (2000-2006), and is the group’s past Certification Program co-developer, past Education and Certification Program Director (2006-2008), and holds specialist credentials in CD, AD/HD and Compulsive Hoarding, and is credentialed as an ICD Master Trainer. She has developed the Managing Your Clutter Program workshop series presented to groups on request. She is an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), where she served as the National Award’s Chair (2009-2011) and currently serves as a committee member. She is a graduate of Leadership Dutchess Program, class of 2000. Sheila lives with her husband Jeffrey, two adult children, and three beautiful grandchildren in the Poughkeepsie, NY area.
Media appearances... national network television programs, including FOX 5 TV GOOD DAY NY, and CBS-TV-NEWS THIS MORNING. She has been featured in WOMAN’S DAY magazines, the NEW YORK POST, PARENT’S MAGAZINE, POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as a recent appearance on THE COOKING CHANNEL for Al Roker Productions. Additionally, Sheila has presented lectures and workshops for West Point Military Academy, the “New York Gets Organized” Conference, NAPO Chapters and annual national conferences, ICD conferences (2000- present), Professional Organizers in Canada, Barnes & Noble Bookstores, YWCA, Chambers of Commerce, and many other private schools, clubs and organizations.
In December of 2011, Sheila presented three workshops on chronic disorganization for the Japanese Association of Life Organizers (JALO) Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, and March 2012 co-presented with Dr. Randi Frost for NAMI on the subject of compulsive hoarding.