Architect of Efficiency – and your Productivity Guru!
Hi! I’m Stephanie, or Steph, I’m easily pleased. I’m a working mum, coffee lover, blanket hogger, avid gamer with a serious addiction to all things related to The Sims, and spend my spare time as an advocate for the vulnerable and an activist for change. I’ve turned my hand to a number of different jobs over the years, from packing curries at a takeaway aged 14, to editing a published novel, and I have a good work ethic. In fact, my clients tell me they can’t believe how much I can get done.
I’m also a former Agent of Chaos…
You see, I wasn’t always a productivity guru. When my son was little, chaos reigned. We just did our own thing, played it free and loose with routine, and that seemed to work. Until it didn’t. When my son was about two, it was clear something wasn’t going the way it should. Four years later, he would be diagnosed with autism, but before that would happen, we would have to fight and fight hard.
Fight for his education.
Fight for support.
Fight for a diagnosis.
It became apparent I needed to change my ways and get organised. I did a lot of research about my son and his potential condition, and discovered that routine and structure was essential to success where a person had a neurodiversity.
It started with a file.
I made a binder with all of my son’s paperwork in, and I realised that this was the only part of my life that was organised. I knew I needed to find a way to be ‘everything at once’ without burning out. That was when I decided I needed to go back to basics.
I quit my job.
I quit my degree course.
And I began to research.
I trailed through Youtube, I bought planners and notebooks, I deep-dived into blogs, and I experimented with a range of methods. I searched the deepest, darkest corners of the internet for ‘Rebuild my Life’ and ‘Get my Shit Together’. I started from scratch. I’ve always been a keen learner, you see, and I’ve got qualifications in all sorts, from coaching to mental health first aid!
There were failures along the way, as I discovered what worked for me and what didn’t. But through it all, I’ve found a way to manage my home, be the parent my son deserves, and to have a career. If there wasn’t a tool for what I wanted to do, I made my own. I live my life on my own terms, maximising my productivity so that I am now an Architect of Efficiency.
But here’s the thing. I am just like you. I am not a superhuman, nor do I have magic powers, nor do I take a hit of drugs to keep me up all night. And I want to teach you my ways.
I work with you as an individual, focusing on solutions to your problems, creating systems where there are none, and giving you clarity in chaos. I’m extremely flexible and versatile, and I can work with whatever you present to me. Nobody is a lost cause. During my research around my son and his condition, I learned a lot about neurodiversity and how to support people with conditions such as autism and ADHD, and I now specialise in the neurodiverse community. Whether I support you in my capacity as a virtual assistant, or as a productivity coach, I’ll leave you feeling organised, relaxed, and prepared. You too can achieve the balance we all crave as multifaceted individuals. In my life, I’ve known stress and I’ve known adversity. I promise, whatever you’re bogged down by can be overcome. Let’s do this, together.