About Kristin Van Dusen
To be honest, when I set out on my career path years ago I never thought that I would find myself owning my own company, let alone one that enables me to help change people’s lives for the better.
After earning my Bachelors in Accounting from the Villanova School of Business and my Masters in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia, I worked as a consultant for a Physician Practice Management company. My role was to work with the physicians and their staff to help implement much needed operating systems, improve workflow efficiencies and create a positive experience for their patients. Essentially, I was organizing the overall operations and physical space of their practices.
It was when my husband and I were blessed with our 3 kids in a short period of time that I took the time to re-evaluate my life. I realized how crazy and demanding life becomes as an official “adult”. One of the gifts of this craziness was all of the people and businesses in our community who helped to make our lives easier through their services, kindness and advice. They helped me to realize that I wanted to become a resource to others as well and to help individuals and families make their lives easier in the midst of their own craziness.
So in 2008 I opened my first Professional Organizing firm and I was hooked.
In 2012 I went on to earn my Certified Professional Organizer designation. This means that I have demonstrated an ethical approach, a proven level of organizing knowledge (as evidenced by passing the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers examination), and have extensive hours of organizing experience with my clients. Currently less than 10% of all Professional Organizers in the United States are CPOs®.
I am also proud that in 2015 Design+Conquer was selected as one of two Professional Organizing firms in the Greater Philadelphia area to partner with The Container Store in King of Prussia. As part of their Contained Home Program we have exclusive access to resources, training and product expertise that we love to share with our clients.
So here I am now … blessed by all of those who have trusted me to become a part of their lives and so looking forward to all those that I will meet. I truly believe that once you “Clear the Outer” and “Calm the Inner” … your life changes for the better!