Meet the Mentor Who Can Organize You for Life

October 25, 2021
Hosted by Ron Roel

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About three years ago, Debbie Ginsberg was working as a professional organizer when she was asked to teach organizing and life management skills to help a college student improve his grades and function better all around. Six months later, the student graduated on the Dean's List—and OrganizeU4Life was born. In today’s episode, Debbie, talks about her remarkable journey as a serial entrepreneur, from her early days as president of a utility bill auditing company; to founder of Uncluttered Domain, a senior move management and aging-in-place consulting firm; to organizing mentor and CEO of OrganizeU4Life. In her current venture, Debbie offers breakthrough education with 1-to-1 techniques and tools to mentor high school and college students, as well as adults. Her main objective is to help chronically disorganized people, many from the ADHD and neurodiverse communities, take control of their lives. Debbie will describe her unique blend of individualized educational lessons and brain exercise training to increase focus, improve cognitive skills, and control the ups and downs of emotional dysregulation. Her techniques are designed to help people be more productive; reduce procrastination; master time-management; and improve study and work habits. When you teach a person how to organize and function, Debbie says, you give them the fundamental tools to organize their mind, their space, and their life.

45 Forward

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Thanks to advances in medicine and health, most of us are just at half-life when we reach our mid-40s, with many potentially productive years ahead. But there’s no road map to prepare us for this period. That’s where 45 Forward comes in.

My show provides you with strategies to shift the traditional waiting-for-retirement model to a journey of compelling life chapters. Each show tackles an aspect of health, finance, family and friends, housing, work and personal pursuits as part of an integrated plan. Experts discuss topics like revitalizing relationships, creating mini-retirements, managing the maze of technology, finding your next homestead and caring for aging parents.

The show instills confidence, and hopefully some comfort, amid the stresses permeating today’s society. Fear of the future is not knowing how to prepare for it. 45 Forward does not proffer prefabricated answers, but helps you shape your life amid the daily anxieties of our time.

Ron Roel

I’m a veteran journalist who spent a wide-ranging career covering business, politics and social issues, the last two decades focusing on the blend of diverse life skills I call successful aging.

I have written extensively on aging topics, spoken at conferences, radio and TV shows, and launched several entrepreneurial ventures, discovering along the way that the path to aging well also requires an unexpected entrepreneurial vision. I spent 20 years as a writer and editor at Long Island’s daily newspaper, Newsday, helping to found Act 2, a weekly section for 50-plus readers. I created, a website offering practical advice and inspirational essays for people ages 40 and above. I have been a volunteer and consultant to AARP Long Island, writing articles, advocating for seniors, and developing action plans for the AARP Age-Friendly Communities initiative.

I am active in programs and organizations that support seniors, such as the National Aging In Place Council and the Senior Umbrella Network. I have developed a special expertise in family caregiving, as one of four brothers who took care of their mother for almost 25 years. I regularly collaborate with many professionals who provide services and support for older Americans, and I am completing a book for caregivers on Long Island, “The Caregiving Navigator/How to Plan, What to do, and Where to Turn When Caring for you Aging Loved Ones. And Yourself,” scheduled for publication in early 2021.

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