Michelle Kuiken is a heartfelt, Organizer and Coach — organizing in the communities of northwest Iowa and coaching nationwide.
She started her journey in Phoenix, AZ — raised in the sunshine and convenience of city life. When she insisted on color coded folders and found excitement in helping friends pack and purge, her family joked that someday she would be an organizer.
Fast forward 25 years and Michelle found herself in love with a farmer and moving to rural Iowa. A small town that felt foreign compared to her familiar city life. But like most things in her journey, Michelle chose to take the transition as an opportunity to embrace each day. (though some days were harder than others!)
As a newlywed, Michelle worked in fundraising and spent evenings learning the farm bookwork. After seven years of farm finances and non-profit work, she transitioned her skills of organization and compassion into a business of her own. The childhood joke of her becoming an organizer took shape. With a leap of faith and family support, she started her own company with the mission to support women in their daily lives.
The Proper Place began in March 2014 to help alleviate the overwhelm caused by clutter in households across Northwest Iowa and beyond. The mission is to meet women where they are at — in the midst of life transitions, busy schedules, and the feeling of disorder.
Life is busy and we can quickly lose track of ourselves and our priorities. Often times I find the stuff is merely a symptom of what is really going on in the household. So much is expected of women and I want to help them love themselves and have the proper tools to run their household the way they choose. They shouldn’t be held captive to their stuff and their schedule. I want them to become free to do life the way they desire.
Michelle is an organizer + coach because she can create functional and enjoyable spaces that meet the needs of each family. She is skilled at teaching women based on their own strengths, and empowering them to maintain their households with improved systems. Helping women learn and refine their household mindsets gives empowerment to their marriage, child-rearing, and personal self-worth.
I believe that if we become aware of our strengths and challenges we can start to experience life with more intention and stop wasting energy on things that don’t add value to our days. There is freedom in understanding how our lives and households can function best.
So who is she really?
A Phoenix native, Michelle is a city girl turned farm wife, and proud to support her husband’s passion for the land and livestock. She has experience in event planning, fundraising, and bottle-feeding calves. She loves both her heels and her cowboy boots. Her sushi and her corn-fed beef. She has an addiction to gummy bears and strong coffee. She is loyal to her family and Jesus. And she and her husband never pass up the adventure to travel, by air or by car.
But most of all, she has a passion for helping, teaching, and serving women. She believes she is called to use her strengths to help women get unstuck. Michelle wants to help you discover the freedom within your busy life.
Is it time for you to take control and start creating a life that functions better for you? The best day to get started is today! Schedule a free call with Michelle today here.
Grand Canyon University, Bachelors of Science
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), Golden Circle member and Ambassador
Faithful Organizers, Technology and Membership Administrator
Iowa Professional Organizers, active member
Coach Approach for Organizers, foundation graduate of certified coach training program
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