Gabrielle was a force of nature in helping us organize our office at Techbridge! Since we provide after-school programming for girls in robotics, computer science, and chemical, mechanical, environmental, and electrical engineering, we have a large office filled with supplies for girls to tinker and build and experiment. Our staff is very busy, and has a hard time organizing and managing all of the materials needed for classes that change each week.
And Gabrielle brought us tools, insights, suggestions, and a healthy dose of humor to get us moving. After just two hours with Gabrielle, our staff was armed with a plan to organize and maintain all of our materials, and they started work on the plan the very next week. We’re seeing a huge difference, not just in the state of our office, but in the morale and outlook of our staff. Thank you, Gabrielle!
— Julie Absey, Interim CEO, Techbridge
Gabrielle’s winning combination of digital smarts and kind, patient attention helped me get organized with my email and task lists. For the first time ever, I emptied my inbox! I now have a daily routine that keeps me on top of my tasks and I feel confident that I’m not missing anything.
— Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH
I now work in several locations and was spending a lot of time dealing with some files on my laptop, some on my desk top. Also, I needed a new scheduling system and was overwhelmed by so many choices. Finding Gabrielle was miraculous. In very short order she helped me set it up so I can access any file or contact I need anywhere, and I have a new fabulous scheduling system. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and know this will save me a lot of time and energy. Thank you Gabrielle!
— Joie Seldon, MA
Gabrielle can increase your billable hours by identifying choke points in your work flow, inefficiencies in case handling, delegable office tasks that occupy your time, electronic methods for increasing efficiency, and easy ways to integrate current technology into your work life. She has organized me (no easy matter) as well as my office.
— Norman B., Arbitrator | Mediator, San Francisco, CA
Gabrielle has a unique way of taking processes that are disorderly and confusing and bringing a sense of order, structure, and simplicity to them that helps improve effectivity. She has an uncanny sense of inefficiencies and can root out redundancies and complexity and make complex processes more simple and easy to follow and maintain. She is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her highly for anyone seeking her services for their organization.
— Marco Aurelio, VP Strategy and Innovation, Oracle Corporation, Inc.
Before I met with Gabrielle, I felt like my business was running me. After only one meeting, I felt like I was running my business. It took me about 2 weeks to fully adapt to all the practices we discussed. Over the course of those two weeks, I noticed that I was happier, less stressed, and delegating work a lot better.
At first we focused primarily on email. I had no idea how email organization could help me out but it helped me out a ton. By implementing what seem to be small tools, I was able to better manage my email. A big part of this is being able to set aside time in the day to concentrate on email. In the past it was a constant process where I could easily spend the bulk of the day on email.
We moved into time management and all sorts of other tools that have been liberating. I highly recommend working with Gabrielle. Even if you think you have it all together, she will show you things that will help you even more.
— Eliote Durham, E.Cee Productions
Gabrielle is a genius when it comes to productivity. I worked with her in her 90-Day productivity program and she changed my brain. Her system for dealing with incoming email has created more space in my inbox and my life.
We organized my calendar, got my work and home/family life hours scheduled, started me on a system of setting hours not just for client appointments, but also to do my client projects and admin work. I’ve always known I needed to do this but was never able to implement it. She helped me take actions to get my computer running more smoothly, and connect properly with my smart phone.
She taught me how to use tools to make my note-taking easier and more efficient, to digitize my client contracts, and to create and track secure passwords for all of my online accounts and memberships.
She started me on a new filing system that is color-coded and separated by types of information (tax, permanent records, rotating records, projects, etc.), which led to my clearing out and throwing away MOUNTAINS of old, unimportant papers, for the first time since I created my first filing system, many years ago.
How does she do it? She is VERY smart, and firm, and gentle.
The effects are profound. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to feel calmer, more spacious, and more productive in work and life.
— Julie Feinstein Adams, JFA Communications
My email inbox has been one big, tangled mess, with messages from friends, family, work and social organizations streaming in at a pace that made me inefficient and often overwhelmed. I also found myself repeating tasks because my home and work email accounts were not in sync. Gabrielle showed me how to implement a system that has transformed my relationship to email. She explained mail filtering, folder creation, grouping, and labeling–tools I knew vaguely but had never put to real use. More importantly, she showed me how to tailor these tools to my specific needs and left me with a system in place. My email accounts are now in sync, my electronic interface with the world is organized, and–get this–my inbox is almost always empty! I am saving hours of time and stress each week thanks to Gabrielle.
— Michael Iarocci, Berkeley
Before I leave my office to go on vacation, I always want to make sure that everything is taken care of. In the past, I’d stay at work for another 5-6 hours after close of business just so everything would be caught up before my departure. This time, I walked out at 6 PM and everything was done, even the minor stuff. Seriously, your suggestions completely changed my life – thank you so much!
— Ange McLane., Emeryville
Gabrielle helped me organize my office, which was in disarray and buried in paper. She created a filing system for me, and helped me process the piles into actionable tasks. I now have a system that is working very well, and I have a plan to deal with all the bills, receipts and other paper that comes into our home.
Gabrielle is incredibly friendly and professional and very easy to have in your home. She was not at all judgmental about my embarrassing piles of paper and useless stuff. She just dove in and helped me sort it out. I think the thing I appreciate most about her is that she focuses on trying to set up a system that I can implement on my own after she has left. I can’t recommend her services highly enough!
— David Kojan, Berkeley