Productivity expert and author Helene Segura is a sought out speaker for forward-thinking organizations.
Helene helps entrepreneurs, independent consultants, and "professionals on the go" get control of their stressful working spaces and schedules by teaching clients how to understand their core issues causing disorganization and thereby prevent it in the future. She is a Certified Professional Organizer® who has provided coaching for clients as varied as authors, physicians, artists, students, teachers, domestic engineers and business owners. Helene also conducts engaging productivity trainings for larger groups such as non-profits, schools and businesses. She has been a featured productivity expert in publications such as Woman's Day Magazine, as well as on Fox, CBS, and NBC affiliates. Helene is the author of "Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom" as well as "ROAD MAP to Get Organized: Discover Your Thinking, Learning & Working Styles to Get Your Life Back on Track."
Born and raised in Los Angeles, a former soccer player for Texas A&M, and an avid traveler, her wide variety of life experiences and exposure to cultures around the world allow her to offer unique insight and assistance to her clients. As an educator in the San Antonio area since 1993, Helene has instructed children and adults about the art of organization and continues to work with various school districts.
Helene earned her Bachelors degree at Texas A&M University and her Masters degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She was one of the first professional organizers in South Texas to earn the prestigious CPO® designation. She holds teacher and mid-management certifications from the state of Texas and has earned Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Teacher of the Year honors. Helene is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and its local chapter, NAPO-San Antonio, for which she was one of the founding members as Director of Communications and Technology. She is on the Steering Committee of and a National Trainer for NAPO's Quantum Leap program through which she volunteers at local non-profits. Helene serves on the Board of Directors for WELEAD, the local chapter of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). She is also the President of the international Board of Certification for Professional Organizers.
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Areas of Expertise (2)
Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom - Teachers are bombarded with hundreds of tasks and decision-making situations per day but they are often not given the tools to cope with all of that. This book addresses the thinking behind how to overcome "the overwhelm" that teachers feel on a daily basis. Former award-winning teacher turned organizing expert Helene Segura guides educators to a more efficient mindset, which will allow them to make better use of time-saving tools.
Named to international board (professional)
Named to international Board of Certification for Professional Organizers: 2010, Director of Communications
Founding board member (professional)
Founding Director of Communications, NAPO San Antonio: 2008
Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Nominee (professional)
Harlandale High School Teacher of the Year/Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Nominee:
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (professional)
First CPO in South Texas (professional)
In order to be eligible to take the certification exam from the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO), an individual must acquire within three consecutive years 1500 hours of paid client work, during which there must have been a transfer of skills (i.e., teaching, and not just shuffling papers or buying baskets). Certification shows that the individual has experience and knowledge. To find a CPO® in your area, visit http://bit.ly/FindCPO
ROAD MAP to Get Organized: Discover Your Thinking, Learning & Working Styles to Get Your Life Back on Track
Organized folks make life look easy. What's inside this book is their secret!
By reading ROAD MAP to Get Organized, you will learn how to:
*Embrace the concept of change
*Determine the source of your challenges
*Discover your thinking, learning and working styles
*Plan your next steps
*Be successful with getting and staying organized!
Texas A&M University: Bachelor of Science, Political Science 1993
Minor: English. Resident Advisor. NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer.
University of Texas at San Antonio: Master of Arts, Educational Leadership 1997
Secondary English Certification; Mid-Management Administrator Certification
Board of Certification for Professional Organizers: Certified Professional Organizer, Organizing & Productivity 2009
- National Association for Female Executives
- National Association of Professional Organizers
- Board of Certification for Professional Organizers
- National Speakers Association
Suzette Keller, WCR Program Director | Women's Council of Realtors
What a pleasure it was to have you as our WCR speaker!! I was not the only person exclaiming that you were one of the best speakers we’ve ever had!! You were not only helpful, but a true delight. Thanks so much again!
Christina Hollis, Academic Dean | Holmes High School
Your tips are so simple, but important. I like the personal touch – including responses from our surveys. I liked the way you walked around the room. Great workshop! Our teachers love it!
Name Withheld, Teacher | Northside ISD
I’ve been a teacher for 12 years, and this is the first time I actually ‘listened’ at a workshop and learned some good information and ideas.
Candace E. Anderson, Instructional Specialist | Northside ISD
We certainly enjoyed the session, Helene. Reading specialists continue to tell me how much they learned from it, and what projects they've accomplished.
Maria Flores, Teacher | Montessori School of San Antonio
I appreciate the guidance you provided. Time management is a journey for me. Any prep or tips add to that journey. Thank you for keeping to specific needs of our school.
Denise Chavira, Office Manager | Freeman Co.
I never realized how distracted I could be until I implemented some of your tips. I became focused and got so much more done! I like how you explained why things go wrong, then gave us the tools to solve our problems. Great workshop!
Event Appearances (7)
What's the big deal about getting organized? 5 Reasons to Change Your Life
San Antonio Home & Garden Show - Celebrity Stage Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Organizing 101: Secrets of the Pros
Corpus Christi Home & Garden Show - Celebrity Stage Convention Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Organizing 101: How to be productive at home and school
Staff Development: Reading Specialists NISD Events Center, San Antonio, TX
Conquer Chaos: How to Have Less Stress During the Workday
Continuing Education Series Strasburger & Price, LLP
Email Management: How to Slay the Electronic Dragon
Employee Development Freeman Co., San Antonio, TX
The T.E.A.C.H. Approach: Less Stress during the School Day
Teacher Retreat Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX
See a list of past talks and workshop options here:
Past talks and training options http://www.HeleneSegura.com
Sample Talks (1)
Conquer Chaos: How Should You Really Use Your Time?
Do you feel frazzled everyday from running in circles? Bring peace to your day by learning how to develop a weekly schedule that effectively maximizes your time. Learn simple shortcuts that will save you hours each week. Warning: This workshop is not for the faint-hearted; introspection and contemplation are required.
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