Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the IOPO

    • How to Become a Member of the Institute of Professional Organisers with Sarah Cottman

  • 2

    Part 1

    • How to Become an IOPO Member

  • 3

    Part 2

    • How to Become an Accredited IOPO Professional Organiser

  • 4

    Next Steps

    • We're here to help you with your next steps! Sarah Cottman

  • 5


    • Find the Tools Here

    • Application Information for Professional Membership

  • 6


Susanne Thiebe

IOPO Instructor

Susanne created LessMess a decluttering, organising and education business in 2006. She was born and educated in Germany, has an Engineering degree in Interior Architecture and is an award-winning gardener. Over the years, she turned a part-time business into a full-time one and lately added public education to the mix.  On the IOPO leadership team, Susanne is passionate about looking after members. “The best part of being on the IOPO board for me is leading the Members’ Lounge Facebook group. I love welcoming new members and creating interesting and fun debates about all things organising and decluttering. I love being part of this tribe of people who ‘get it’” 

Rebecca Mezzino

IOPO Instructor

Rebecca is an Advisory Board member with the IOPO and has been running her business Clear Space for over 10 years.  She is passionate about helping people have a positive relationship with their belongings, specialising in chronic disorganisation, mental illness, and, along with her husband Mick, downsizing and senior move management.  Rebecca particularly enjoys running training workshops and speaking at events, providing entertaining and informative presentations. Rebecca has a degree in Management Information Systems, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and holds a Mental Health First Aid certificate.

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