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Katherine is a certified Professional Daily Money Manager (PDMM®). The Professional Daily Money Manager PDMM® designation certifies an advanced level of proficiency in bill paying, basic finance/bookkeeping, payroll and tax basics, types of expenses, and standards of practice.
To become certified a candidate must possess over 1500 hours of paid work experience, pass a criminal background check, and pass a knowledge and proficiency exam. Certified Professional Daily Money Managers adhere to the Daily Money Managers stringent Code of Ethics and take continuing education courses.
Katherine was a pioneer in the “Get Organized” movement. She began her business in 1995 and has been a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals for 15 years. She is a ten year member of NAPO’s Golden Circle.
I knew I was a bit odd pretty early on. My hobbies as a child included organizing my friends’ junk drawers and spending afternoons sitting outside reading the transcendentalists’ Emerson and Thoreau.
This thing I have, some may call it a disease (OCD), but in my opinion, it’s like a love affair… with order. I am just compelled to organize things, paper, time, finances, children, gardens, volunteers, alas I could go on. When I graduated from high school, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I had never heard of a professional organizer, so I went off to college and earned a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. After college, I relocated to Atlanta, GA. where I thought a career in the Advertising industry would bring me the fulfillment I was seeking.
I was 24 when I landed my “dream job” with a great salary, a corner office on Peachtree Street with two (2!) windows, health insurance, free parking, a clothing allowance, bonuses, etc. On the outside, I appeared to be a great success, but on the inside, I felt like I was living a lie. So, I quit. My parents were mildly concerned.
I took a risk and went into free fall mode. I believe we are all masters of our own destiny and captains of our own ship. I decided to invest my time towards building a business based on my greatest strengths. You can read more about how it came to fruition under the FAQs section- Your Questions Answered. Almost two decades later and hundreds of clients later, I can tell you I have no regrets.
Katherine Denton has been called “My Friend, Katherine” for 22 plus years! She has helped hundreds of people seeking to simplify their lives through daily money management, organizing, and coaching. She offers an ever-expanding array of services and is dedicated to supporting each client as they pursue their short and long-term goals.
Katherine is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®. This credential applies to professionals who have specialized knowledge about aging and the health, financial and social issues affecting seniors. They demonstrate their competence and knowledge of working with older adults into their professional practices.
Earning the CSA certification requires individuals to pass a rigorous exam based on an education program designed by renowned doctors, attorneys, gerontologists, accountants, and financial planners. CSA’s uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of seniors. In addition to the certification exam, CSA’s must pass a background check, and pass the Roles, Rules, and Responsibilities Ethics Exam. CSA’s are required to take annual continuing education courses.
MORE ABOUT KATHERINE.
I can honestly say I have pretty much seen it all when it comes to chronic disorganization and chaos. I specialize in customizing simple solutions based on your learning style and unique circumstance. I am an expert at reducing stress and frustration while increasing structure and skill building. I have successfully worked with seniors, children, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar, chronic disorganization, people with disabilities, students and hoarders.
Please do not let your embarrassment prevent you from seeking help. I am here to help you meet your organizing goals in a healthy and supportive manner. This is why my clients call me My Friend, Katherine.
My favorite part of organizing is the look of relief on my client’s face when the job is done.
Pictures- Me & Juliette Gordon Lowe, an amazing role model and founder of the girl scouts in Savannah. My sisters & I in our Girl Scout uniforms. My mom was the troop leader! My fur babies, artwork, orchids and my family. And last but not least, my favorite food, crabs.
I have a very sweet husband who has taught me a thing or two about being organized which I will share in other sections of this blog. We have 3 very busy children, 2 incredibly spoiled dogs, and a menagerie plants and projects.
My favorite hobbies: lounging, being out in nature, yoga, sculpting, raising orchids, eating crabs, and hanging out at home with the family.
I strongly believe in the power of Goodwill Industries. I am a passionate supporter, volunteering my time in multiple capacities. I have served as a Goodwill Gala Co-Chair, Decorations Chair, a repeat speaker at Goodwill’s Corporate University’s Power Hour and have delivered over 75 carloads of donations to Goodwill on behalf of my clients. This is a free service I provide which also includes a tax receipt to use towards your taxes. I feel like it’s a win-win. The client gets their clean slate and Goodwill receives additional resources to help provide job training to those who need it.
I have also served on the Board of Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia chairing the Public Awareness Committee from 2015-2017.