In my profession, there is traditionally a tremendous amount of paperwork and documenting that must be processed and organized. As my client base grew bigger it became increasingly difficult to keep a consistent workflow, as well as stay organized with all the files that were being created. In addition, I had been transitioning to a new office space. The demands for my time grew bigger and my processes became too cumbersome to maintain efficiently.
I knew I needed to get professional help to deal with the growing stacks of paper on my desk. I also needed an efficient office management program that would help prevent this from happening again in the future. This program also needed to be something that I could do while still focusing on my clients and prospects.
After a brief consultation, Catharine advised that I participate in her Virtual Organization program. This consisted of several phone and virtual meetings, with a detailed plan and action items that needed to be implemented between each meeting. The plan also called for the creation of a workflow process that could be scaled as my business continued to grow.
The benefits of working with Catharine were tremendous:
1. Ergonomic office layout that centered on daily business operation
2. An electronic document filing system that reduced paper waste and lost correspondence
3. Daily and weekly task list for administrative duties
4. Prospect management through a CRM program
5. Five to seven hours saved each week from organization & administrative duties, which allowed me to focus on my client relationships
6. Approximately 20% increase in productivity
I highly recommend Catharine Murphy’s Virtual Organization Program to anyone that is an entrepreneur or sales person who wants to spend less time organizing the back office and more time in front of clients.
Bill Simonet, CFP®
Certified Financial Planner™
Simonet Wealth Management
Catharine Murphy is one of the most patient and directed organizers I have met. She has an uncanny way of saying that which needs saying with force AND kindness. When she left my office, I had a system in place with is STILL in place to this day, almost 6 months later. No matter how large or small a job, Catharine has the experience and expertise to handle it. Every business should have her “stop by” for an evaluation! Thank you, Catharine, for restoring order in my life.
Steve Siegwalt, Founder, Unconditional Marketing, On Ramp Video Production
Catharine was an exceptional instructor who brought life to a dull subject with her great insight. She got rave reviews for her personable style and her quality of work, as well as her detailed knowledge of processes and procedures.
Charles Engle, Engle + Associates
Catharine did an excellent and throrough job of working with us to document our software and quality processes. Once we had well-defined processes, Catharine provided training and close oversight to ensure that the development team followed through on our commitments. The overseas software quality staff and software developers frequently turned to Catherine for guidance. Catharine is a pleasure to work with and she will be an asset to any software team.
Catharine is a detail oriented professional with a clear understanding of the software development lifecycle models.
She solves punctual problems keeping always in mind the big picture. Her outstanding technical writer skills make her very efficient in helping others learn and understand complex things as she’s always able to speak the audience’s language. Not the least, Catharine is a team player that can always find some time to help others. I recommend Catharine anytime for any type of job that requires perseverance as I’m sure she’s able to never loose the focus on results.
Carmen Kolcsar, Freescale Semiconductor, Romania
Six months after my work with Catharine, I had a 100% increase in productivity.
I was so disorganized and stressed about my business that I was thinking that the business wasn’t going to survive. My office was cluttered; I couldn’t find things; and I never had enough time to get everything done. Catharine was referred to me by a colleague and she completely changed the way I ran my business. She set up my file system so I could keep papers organized. She arranged my office so I had good work flow and so the office felt more open, professional and inviting. She showed me how to efficiently manage my time. Most of all, she gave me hope that I could be organized. 6 months after my work with Catharine, I had a 100% increase in productivity. I could support and manage twice as many associates who are now doing 10 times more business than 6 months ago. This translates into thousands of additional dollars of income for me. I am happier, and my associates and clients are happier. Getting organized saved my business.
Gerry K, Austin, Texas
Catharine’s knowledge of software process is deep and her skills are impressive. She helped make changes to the software projects to have a proper process and yet make the adjustments without disruptions to customer schedules. Kudos to her on that.
Bala C. Kumar, Freescale Platforms Manager