Dhucks began as an idea in the summer of 2005. Sitting in the Barnes & Noble in Hilo, HI with five organizing books on my lap, I had an idea that I could take my love of organizing and turn it into a business.
The next step was finding a name for my business. Organize This or Sort That didn't seem all that exciting or fun. Then my sister reminded my of the motto get your ducks in a row. YES! Ducks! I love ducks!! I immediately searched for the .com website of ducks. Unfortunately, a bass fishing company had it. But the idea wouldn't die. And then... the next idea struck. By putting a silent "h" in, I created Dhucks, and my business had a name.
In December 2005, I joined the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO - www.napo.net), and Dhucks was official.
I started my organizing career as a generalist and have, over time, discovered the joys of helping writers and other creatives uncover their dreams and build a supportive environment and an encouraging team to turn their dreams into reality.
Shawndra Holmberg, CPO-CD
Founder & Primary Instigator
Christchurch, NZ - Sept 1996
Shawndra Holmberg has been organizing longer than the ten years she’s been running her business, Dhucks. She believes in the power that an organized space, schedule, and life have on our creative spirit. She knows that there’s not one right way to get organized, and she’s trained to make your organization work for you. She is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD) through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and is focused on being your personal trainer for productivity, a mentor for your goals, and a motivational force for your creativity.
Shawndra considers herself a lousy tourist as she usually spends her vacations enjoying a good book (reading one or writing one) and drinking coffee on her lanai, deck, porch or sunroom. That’s why she prefers to live and work in interesting locales. She went to graduate school in Montana, worked on Johnston Island (~850 southwest of Hawai’i) for several years, spent a year at the South Pole, Antarctica, and then thawed out in Hawai'i. She is currently enjoying the people and scenery of Western Pennsylvania as she organizes and coaches writers and others who are reaching for their dreams.
Ready to make your writing dreams happen? Contact Dhucks!
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On-site at your writing studio, home, or office if you're located in Western Pennsylvania or if I happen to be in your area for a speaking gig.
Off-site (virtually) via Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or other video technology throughout the universe. Seriously, if you're in outer space, I'd love to help you get organized!