Penelope Rose Miller, CPCC PCC
What I care about as an Organizer (aka Creator of Space Alchemy!)
PROCESS VS PRODUCT. Of course I keep your agenda at the forefront of our work together and we will work to set that in motion. My underlying belief is that the process is equally as important as the end result, in life and work!
NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT. I see myself as a compassionate realist, working from the model of 'good-enough' and 'let's get it done'! This approach frees us up to live our lives out loud, with creativity and authenticity.
SELF ACCEPTANCE FIRST, self improvement second. Almost anyone can clean and style your space and make it look purdy. Surface changes though, are often temporary. True change comes from within, so we look at the ways we are blocking acceptance and therefore, transformation.
ORGANIZING = SELF CARE. Oddly, I have never been fond of the word "organizing" due to it's clinical sound. I see organizing as a way to care for yourself through your space. What if you saw organizing as something you 'get' to do instead of 'have' to do?
CHOOSE FROM YOUR ESSENTIAL SELF, versus your social self. Discover how you want to live by uncovering what is important to you, regardless of what others believe. Only from that place can we create peace.
YOUR SPACE IS SACRED. Word! Your space is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. Let this be the beginning of a new vision for your life. It is time to love the space you are in because you are scared.
My Pathway from There to Here:
I graduated from Naropa University in 2001 with a B.A. in Contemplative Psychology. Naropa is a special school and it was there I started my practice of meditating, which serves me to this day. All throughout Naropa and before I worked with seniors with dementia and Alzheimers disease and young adults with developmental disabilities.
After Naropa I traveled Europe for my own personal vision quest with only a backpack and an idea I would become comfortable in my own skin before returning home. I decided to move to San Francisco when I was in Paris. In San Francisco I first landed work as a freelance stylist for photo shoots. Finding that work creative but lacking in substance and heart I knew I had to make a change. In 2004 I mentored under a master organizer in the bay area who happens to be my fairy god mother of choice. I was finally working on a holistic level one on one with clients. My life purpose was becoming revealed as I noticed when I let my own light shine I gave permission for others to access their own.
In 2007 I moved to Portland,Oregon to set out to create another thriving practice in this new city as well as restore old beautiful homes and open and later sell a sweet vintage store. Portland has not disappointed! In this Portland chapter of my life I have become a mother to a strong daughter and created a beautiful community. I strive to live each day I am gifted with powerful intention and an open heart!
I started my work in 2013 to become an accredited Co-Active Coach, CPCC. Not many people understand that term so I have coined it Transformative Coaching since that is the essence of the work. I am a founding member of the Portland Coaching Collective. In 2014 I went through a year long mentorship through Resolutions Northwest to become a mediator. I am an avid learner as I always feel a humble appreciation for growth and stretching. I find depth and ground in my own 18 year long meditation practice for which I foster with retreats yearly.