Using his authentic and energetic speaking style, Brooks Palmer speaks about simple ways to discover and remove the clutter from our personal and professional lives. He shares stories from the clutter busting front lines as a way to demonstrate the powerful and time-tested letting go techniques. He also answers questions from the audiences throughout his talks so that the information is relevant to their needs.
As a result of Palmer’s disarming humor, insight, and clarity, participants gain the tools to take a fresh look at their lives, their homes, and their work-spaces. They will be able to take back their space and time, while having the skills to maintain their newfound freedom.
- Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back. In this insightful workshop, we will take a deep look at the clutter in our lives. Clutter is anything in our lives that is no longer serving us. We’ll see how the clutter is in the way of what we want to do. Each person will learn how to let go of the emotional attachment to their clutter, so they can release the clutter, and experience true freedom. This workshop takes attendees through the letting go process based on what’s currently in their way of success. They will leave the workshop with a tool that will help them the rest of their lives.
- Streamlining: How to simplify your life and work in a chaotic world. It’s easy to get distracted in our personal and professional lives. There are so many things grabbing for our attention. This workshop helps each participant define what’s essential for their well-being and health, and root out what’s draining and distracting. It will help put everything in a healthy perspective. Participants will learn how to question what comes their way to determine if it’s helpful or hurtful. By the end of this workshop, they will have a streamlined life.
- Authentic Grit: Getting through adversity in your unique way. In this motivational presentation, I talk about positive, kind, and powerful ways to get through difficult times. I use as an example and inspiration, my transformative lung transplant experience. I talk about taping into the passion to live as a way to fuel our actions. I go into depth about the basics of what’s truly important in life and what’s not. Audiences have been deeply affected and inspired by this talk.
- Custom Presentation. I can custom design my talks specifically to the needs of your organization.
Since 2000, Brooks Palmer has been helping people let go of what no longer serves them. In his fifteen plus years of clutter busting in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, he has learned first-hand about the intense emotional connection most people have with material possessions and activities, and has consistently found that internal clutter must be addressed before external clutter can be discarded. Once clutter is released, Brooks has consistently seen his clients’ and workshop participants’ lives transform.
Palmer is the author of the best-selling books Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back, (New World Library, 2009), and Clutter Busting Your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others (New World Library, 2012). Brooks has been been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, “Living Live,” and the “CBS Channel 2 Nightly News”, and in articles in The New York Times, Fast Company Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago and the Los Angeles Business Journal, and on many radio shows including, “The Aware Show,” and Bruce Barber’s NPR show, “The Real Life Survival Guide.” Click here to contact Brooks about giving a Clutter Busting talk for your organization.
“Brooks Palmer’s Clutter Busting talk to our staff of 40 inspired an organization-wide clearing that helped improve not only our working spaces, but our clarity of purpose moving forward with our mission. Thanks Brooks!”
Cassandra Vieten, PhD President and CEO, Institute of Noetic Sciences
“Brooks Palmer was a speaker at my Chicago YES! to Success seminar event. When we got the participant surveys back at the end of the weekend, he was a clear favorite. Everyone loved his unique angles on the far-reaching benefits of de-cluttering our lives and his practical tips on how to get the job done with the least amount of effort and stress! He was also a complete pleasure to work with. I whole heartedly recommend Brooks as a speaker for your next event.”
Debra Poneman Founder, Yes to Success, Inc. Co-founder, Your Year of Miracles, LLC
“Brooks Palmer was the speaker for our organization’s Spring Workshop. His wonderful presentation on Clutterbusting was informative, interactive and fun. His stories, examples and suggestions on how to address our own “clutter” situations were tremendously helpful. I personally was able to take his tips and begin the task of de-cluttering my own office.”
Karen Meersman Programming Chair Women In Cable Telecommunications – Greater Chicago Chapter
“Brooks Palmer approaches the subject of clutter busting with passion and compassion. His sensitivity towards the individuals he is working with is so sincere. He clearly expresses an interest in helping them achieve a positive outcome through understanding and solutions crafted just for them. I highly recommend his workshop! We look forward to a repeat performance. ”
Teresa Ramondo Executive Director, Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce
Videos of Brooks Palmer speaking about Clutter Busting:
Saying “No” to What Hurts