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Professional Activities & Credentials

Denslow Brown, The Organizer and CoachDenslow's work merges the expertise of three professional areas: professional organizing, coaching, and specialized knowledge of Attention Deficit Disorder.  She has attained the highest level of training and expertise available to professionals in these fields.

Denslow's professional growth has grown out of proactively learning from others, helping a field become stronger, training those who are new to it, and reaching out and educating those who need services. 


  • Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) by The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) www.certifiedprofessionalorganizers.org
  • Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®) by the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) www.nsgcd.org
  • Master Trainer (Level V) by the NSGCD, the highest certification available to professional organizers  www.nsgcd.org
  • Master Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation, the highest certification available in the coaching profession  www.coachfederation.org
  • Senior Certified AD/HD Coach (SCAC) through the Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching (IAAC)   www.adhdcoachinstitute.org


Denslow Brown receives NAPO's Founders Award from Ann Gambrell, April, 2008
  • The President’s Award in 2001 for her “Continued Dedication and Support” to the industry from the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
  • NAPO’s Founders’ Award in 2009, presented to those whose outstanding contributions have helped move the organizing profession forward. Chosen by nomination and a vote of the membership as a reflection of their respect, the Founder’s Award acknowledges a significant and meaningful record of professionalism and achievement.


  • ACO, The ADD Coaches Organization
  • ADDA, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
  • CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Golden Circle (veteran NAPO members)
  • ICF, The International Coaching Federation
  • IAAC, Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching
  • NAPO, The National Association of Professional Organizers 
  • NSGCD, The National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization

Leadership and Service

  • Leader of the Coaching Special Interest Group (SIG) of the National Association of Professional Organizers' (NAPO)
  • Served on NAPO’s Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
  • Founded and chaired NAPO’s Quantum Leap Task Force, where she led organizers who volunteer in their communities. They teach people in life changing transitions (those who were recently homeless, women escaping batterers, people in the welfare-to-work transition, etc.) how to better manage time, paperwork and money.
  • Serves on the Advisory Board of Teamwork Wins, an organization of professionals assisting individuals with hidden disabilities
  • Directed the Optimal Functioning Institute’s Coaching Lab


The Processing Modalities Guide: Identify and Use Specific Strengths for Better Functioning (For Organizers, Coaches – and Those Who Want to Live with Ease and Effectiveness – and Less Frustration), Hickory Guild Press, 2011.  To purchase.

Recognizing and Respecting the line Between Psychotherapists, Coaches and Professional Organizers, Hickory Guild Press, 2012. To purchase.

The chapter on Organizing in the book: ADD Coaches: Strategies for Success, 2004

The chapters on The Experience of Undiagnosed and Untreated ADHD; Recognizing and Respecting the line Between Psychotherapists, Coaches and Professional Organizers; and Clients with AD/HD in the book: The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization, edited by Kate Varness, Institute for Challenging Disorganization, 2012.

Additional Training

  • ADD Coach training through The Optimal Functioning Institute (intensive 18-month program)
  • Life Coach training (Life BluePrint® Facilitator credential) with Laura Berman Fortang, MCC
  • Career Coaching for ADD-LD Adults with Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., LPC
  • Individual coach training from Steven Filante, PCC of Coaches Training Institute
  • Coach Business Planning with Barbara Luther, MCC
  • Brain-based Leadership Coach training with Paulette Rao, MCC, Results Coaching System
  • Coaching Entrepreneurs with David Giwerc, MCC, Founder of the ADD Coach Academy
  • Other respected individuals in the coaching profession
  • Denslow attends NAPO, NSGCD, ICF, CHADD, ADDA, and ACO Conferences often to update her own training in the quickly evolving fields of ADD, Coaching and Professional Organizing.

Media Exposure

  • Appeared on Good Morning America (where she was named the "High Priestess of Organizing") and many other television and radio programs, including features about National Get Organized Week (which she helped institute)
  • Has been quoted and acknowledged in a large number of organizing books and magazine articles and featured in New York Magazine and The Springfield News-Leader
  • Created and authored an organizing column in a regional Midwest magazine, Today's Woman Journal




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