About Nancy

Thanks for visiting my website, the virtual home of Nancy Peham, professional organizer, home stager and owner of Helping Hands Personal Services. My mission is to create order, relieve stress, and improve people’s lives through the services I offer. This is done in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

As a professional organizer, I provide ideas, information, structure, resources, solutions and systems tailored to fit the unique needs and desires of my clients. The goal of our work together is to increase your productivity, reduce stress, and give you a renewed sense of control over your physical environment.

Other benefits of working with a professional organizer may include time and money savings, learning techniques for becoming and staying more organized, and even reduced conflict among family members.

For homeowners and their realtors, or senior citizens in transition I offer a variety of services related to moving and preparing to move. These include home staging (preparing a home for sale,) downsizing and packing possessions before a move, and unpacking critical areas or the whole house after the move. I will also meet the movers when loading or unloading the truck and accommodate other special requests.

In addition to these services I conduct workshops and teleclasses, speak to groups, write a monthly newsletter, contribute articles to online sources, and offer tips and expertise to the media.

To get a better idea of the particular services I offer, let me invite you to browse my website. If you have questions, please contact me by phone or email and I’ll be happy to speak with you.

Prior to becoming a professional organizer I worked for 16 years as a software developer and systems analyst. My analytical skills, familiarity with the business environment and sensitivity to corporate culture leave me uniquely qualified to partner with business people to solve organizing problems.

The desire to make a direct and immediate difference in people’s lives led me to change my career focus in 2001. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a desire for order in my surroundings. I’ve noticed that when my environment is cluttered or disorganized it effects my whole outlook and mood. Since organizing has always been natural, and dare I say ‘fun’ for me, becoming an organizer was an obvious choice.

Other activities and interests:

As a member of Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to improving personal communication and leadership skills, I earned the designations Competent Toastmaster, and Competent Leader (CTM/CL), and completed the High Performance Leadership (HPL) program. In 2002 as the District 50 Spring Conference Chairperson I was responsible for leading a team of a dozen committee chairs for 6 months, culminating in a two day conference consisting of speech contests, awards ceremonies, educational sessions, luncheons, and banquets.

In addition to my Toastmaster’s experience, I’ve spoken to various audiences on the topics of time management, communication, managing change, and understanding behavior styles.

These education sessions were taught using the tools I acquired during my association with Inscape Publishing, producer of assessments and training courses designed to improve human relationships and potential.

Some of the groups I addressed during that time include the Boeing Leadership Association, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Continuity of Care in Dallas, Flow Rehabilitation Hospital in Denton, Green Oaks Behavioral Healthcare Services in McKinney, and the Red River Valley Girl Scout Council in Paris, TX. I also led a six hour consensus building seminar for the leadership program associated with the Allen Chamber of Commerce.

In 2000, I attended the Speaker’s Academy, an 8 month program designed by the North Dallas Chapter of NSA, the National Speakers Association, www.speaker.org to learn the core competencies of professional speaking. Later, I served on the Academy’s logistics committee.

During my two years at NSA I was also involved with the Registration committee, newsletter distribution, and the Special Events committee where I assisted in the production of the Leadership and Productivity Institute, a 2 day seminar. During this time I also attended monthly meetings where I met and learned from professional speakers.

2014 marks my 14th successful year in business as a professional organizer. I love my work and derive great satisfaction helping people from all walks of life and income levels achieve a renewed sense of calm and order in their lives. I continue to expand my business through referrals and other marketing efforts and love to hear from my clients and others regarding what they would like from Helping Hands in the future.

I’d like to thank you for visiting my website and I invite you to contact me any time with questions, comments and requests.