“Wonderful presentation – practical “do-able” approach”
“I trust Deanne – I trust her to help me get to a goal that I can’t even envision. But she knows how to read me, go at my pace, not waste time, yet be gentle enough to create the oasis I was subconsciously yearning for. She’s an expert at this.
Now when she refereed me to Jenn, I hesitated cause I wanted Deanne only, but the need was greater than my resistance, so again I trusted. I was not disappointed. Jenn has skills at getting the job done, piece by piece, and also creating a final space of ease, comfort and practicality.
I have a pattern now with every season change (spring and winter) to get my home prepped for the upcoming months so I can live in a beautiful space, less clutter, less energy wasted on keeping it manitained and most importantly, a sense of absolute yearning to get home to lye down and soak it all in! Today I did relax after work in my hammock, sipping tea and eating shortbread cookie admiring how my patio looked so comfy and it was only early June. In past years I’d get to it….in August!
And I cannot go without special mention on the excellent quality and depth of sleep my two young girls enjoy since their master bedroom has been revamped and organized. It is timeless, it is creative, it is warm and happy. What more would I want for my treasures after a difficult separation. So I conclude with saying decluttered home = happier healthier body and mind.”
“Really remarkable job. I keep looking in admiration. Aside from the fact that it looks good, it makes such sense. Onward and forward!!!”
“As a small business owner, I spend most of my time working “in” my business and not enough time working “on” my business. Deanne’s principles on how to “benchmark productivity in six key areas of your business” really got me thinking, and I went home that same night and began my (now growing) Operations Manual. Thanks to Deanne’s influence, I now have procedures in place around how I communicate with my clients, how I market my brand, how I track my expenses and sales, and when. Having such procedures in place has not only saved me time and energy, it’s also given me a better understanding of my targets, goals and achievements, and increased my overall effectiveness as a business owner. Thanks Deanne, for getting me off on the right foot!” Rachael Kalinsky, owner Order in the House
“Hi Deanne – just wanted to say thanks again! It was a pleasure working with you. With your help & energy – we got 5 times more done than I would have on my own. My husband even admitted his original skepticism was washed away once he saw the end result.”
“Thank you for such a great workshop. Your explanation for benchmarking simplified the steps that I would need to take to set my goals. Giving us the 6 tools to work with doesn’t feel like such a big deal. We sometimes takes ourselves too seriously, so your humour was much appreciated….After many years of listening to speakers, its nice to see those who can entertain us as well as teach us something.”
“I really enjoyed your presentation at the Get Inspired day and you did get me inspired. I’m a pretty organized person and pride myself on that, but there were some valuable tips you shared that I can definitely use in my business. The more organized and focused we are, the less stressful we feel. Thanks for sharing your insights. Cheers to an inspiring individual!”
“It is with great pleasure that we write this endorsement for Deanne Kelleher of kAos Group as a motivational speaker for entrepreneurs. Deanne recently wowed 100 female business owners at Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre’s International Women’s Day event. Her “Building Blocks” presentation truly resonated with the participants, encouraging them to analyze their corporate procedures and motivating them to do the hard work it takes to develop/hone their back-office processes. Not only was the content relevant, but Deanne’s delivery was passionate and nurturing. Despite a large audience, Deanne seemed to make very personal connections with participants; she won their trust with her intelligence, caring and humour!”
Cassandra B, Manager and Jennifer V, Business Advisor, Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre
“I just wanted to thank you for speaking with our Soil and Crop group last Wednesday night. Your ideas have been incredibly helpful! My inbox has been taken down to 0 messages (for now at least!) and it is almost liberating! Thanks again for the great tips! They really have helped!” Karen Jacobs, Heartland Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Regional Communication Coordinator,
“Fantastic Speaker! Funny, practical, useful, inspiring!”
“Deanne, You are phenomenal. Thank you for an amazing presentation.”
“Been around facilitators and trainers of “time/self — management and organizing for a long time. It was more than refreshing to experience Deanne’s fresh yet solid take on this important arena and approach to our work lives. She’s smart enough to recognize there are no quick fixes and that building a strong foundation and consistently working on it — is what truly makes a difference. And she’s passionate, fun and clear — you’ll learn a lot, have fun and not feel judged — all at the same time! Wow.” Carrol Suzuki, The Listening Advantage
“Excellent presentation, welldone”
“I hired Deanne to help me organize my home office. I wasn’t sure if she could work her magic with my modest budget of $1,000 but she did and I am more than happy with the results. I no longer feel overwhelmed with my “to do” pile. She really helped me tackle a dreaded task without feeling guilty. Deanne immediately worked with me in a real team approach, and quickly understood how I tackled (or ignored!) paper and was able to help me develop methods of separating household records from my business records. I would even go as far as saying she made it fun! The results have made me more productive and focused on developing my business as a realtor. I would highly recommend Deanne to help any small business owner or homeowner. I would definitely use her again and refer her to my colleagues, friends and clients without hesitation. Thank you Deanne and continued success!” Debra Edwards, Realtor
“Great enthusiasm! Thank you for the info on the screen and in our handouts”
“Deanne did a workshop for me to a group of Administrators which was focused on communication. She brought great energy and enthusiasm to the group and had some great exercises for self-reflection. I’m happy to recommend Deanne.” Michele Cherry, Manager of Skills Development, Ontario AIDS Network
“kAos Group helped me organize nasty cluttered areas of my life that I was embarrassed to show anyone, but their approach was so friendly and non-judgmental that I never felt uncomfortable.”
“Thank you for reminding me to prioritize and schedule with focus.”
“Reassurance that it’s worth investing time up front to put processes in place to ultimately save time – thank you!”
“Great Presentation ! Thanks for sharing! I realized that I wasn’t as organized as I might have thought I was. I am happy to say that my inbox and email system is functioning similar to your suggestions though.”
“I recently visited a client of mine that has also been working with Deanne from kAos Group. The client wanted to get a hold of her business and streamline the systems….Deanne did an amazing job. The client, very proudly, showed me the customized systems they created for her business. She said the systems have given her a complete overview of her business – the processes and procedures are all there and it’s clear and easy to use. Her final comment was how the results of what she did with kAos group have empowered her decision making and will definitely help her grow her business. I’m looking forward to working together with Deanne and the kAos Group on more projects!” Mette Keating Johansen, Mette Designs
“Deanne is professional both in her approach and her ability. She is resourceful, creative and leaves you with the confidence that the task at hand will be taken care of accurately, and on time! With her knowledge of the industry coupled with her “out of the box” thinking, every project is inspired. I am grateful and appreciate all opportunities I receive to work with Deanne and would strongly recommend her to assist with any project.” Gayle Anderson, Program Officer at Centennial College
“As a business grows, even an organized person as myself can get snowed under. Dealing with customer relationship management, developing training materials and programs, getting my social media up and running properly as well as the usual administration, promotion and training made me feel very disorganized. In busy times I could hardly keep my head above water, let alone promote and move the company forward.
Deanne came in and helped me go through each area and find ways to systematize and delegate. One important focus was setting up an operations manual which included standards and templates which all employees use. Also planning for an on-line CRM has allowed me to delegate a lot of the follow up that was getting missed, ultimately increasing profitability.
With her vision, I have been able to use both in-office and virtual administrative support more often and more effectively. I can find things on my computers and put technology to better use.
Finally I found Deanne to be such a delight to work with. She is positive and uplifting and always left me feeling so energetic. So she did she prove herself to be great at what she does technically, by simplifying something that can seem so overwhelming, but she also gave me an amazing energy boost which carried me on through the work I needed to do after our meetings. I highly recommend her services.” Heather Chetwynd, Voice to Word Consulting
“Deanne has spoken to a couple of my Company of Women chapters and each time has way exceeded my expectations. She made the topics of planning and organization fun, and with her creative and personable style, the women were actively engaged in the topic, wanting to learn more. I would highly recommend Deanne, not just as a speaker, but clearly she knows her stuff and bringing her in to sort through your chaos, would be money and time well spent. ” Anne Day Founder, Company of Women
“Deanne is a very gifted, creative and resourceful professional. She has wonderful, practical ideas for improving one’s business and customer relations. She is noted for her creativity in assisting others develop practical organization systems for both the home and business environments. She truly has made an amazing difference in both lives.”
“Oh my gosh – you have changed my life!!! I kept going and looking at my beautiful filing cabinet and shelves!I feel so much more peace. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”
“You have great leadership skills – fun, inclusive and a leader. I learned from you how you lead the meeting. Thank you!”
“Thanks, Deanne. You are not only helpful and efficient at what you do, but also an inspiration. I feel so much better for having done what we did so far. I’m already making a little progress (got that Xmas list done that evening…ha ha), but feel committed to continuing and committed also to having you back to help the minute I falter or need further help!”
“I had the pleasure to participate of Deanne’s workshop. Her presentation was not just enlightening but interactive and fun. She is a very passionate and knowledgeable speaker. Her enthusiasm for teaching clients how to maximize their potential is contagious. I recommend Deanne’s services without hesitation and applaud her impeccable professionalism.”
“I look at time realistically now and I haven’t been late for an appointment or personal engagement since your seminar.”
“Your work shop helped me by renewing my commitment to managing my life by managing my time. Implementing the systems you teach has made a tremendous difference.”
“Thank you once again for a very informative and showing us “can use” methods for my every day hectic life.”
“I created a new file in my system today and was overcome with happiness. I can’t tell you how much easier you have made my life. I am so organized it’s unreal. I can keep track of things now!”
“It’s like you were a fly on the wall in my office!”