About The Proper Place

Michelle Kuiken is a heartfelt, Organizer Coach, rooted in a rural community of 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.

After seven years of balancing 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, now organizer coach, took shape. With a leap of faith and family support, The Proper Place began in 2014, with the mission to support farm wives and busy women add balance to their days. The mission is to meet women where they are at — in the midst of life transitions, busy schedules, and feelings of disorder.

Life is busy and we can quickly lose track of ourselves and our priorities. 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 have the proper tools to run their household/life the way they choose. They shouldn’t be held captive to their stuff, their schedule, their guilt that should be able to do it all. I want them to become free to do life the way they desire.

In 2017, The Proper Place found there was more long term transformation in the lives of the women when she integrated coaching. The main focus of Michelle’s work has now evolved to coaching and consulting — focusing on productivity and life balance. The results of coaching and consulting help transform not only the physical space, but the mental burdens as well. She is skilled at guiding women based on their own strengths, and empowering them to maintain their lives with improved systems, function, and on-going accountability. Helping women learn and refine their 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 farm wives and busy women. She believes she is called to use her strengths to help women get unstuck. Michelle wants to help you break out of survival mode and discover the freedom within your busy days.

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.

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