RILEY Creative uses mindfulness principles and practical organizing solutions to help you feel free.
Bonnie Riley founded RILEY Creative in January 2004 with the goal of helping others to get more out of their lives by working with them to clear away the unnecessary 'clutter' that can sap one's time, energy, enthusiasm, and potential. She was one of the first Certified Professional Organizers in the Washington, DC, area, and one of only 348 CPO's worldwide!
RILEY Creative strives to help you reach your goals. The first step is to define the goal. Many times it is feeling stuck, frustrated, and overwhelmed, but not sure where or how to start that lead people to contact us.
We take the time to understand each situation and tailor our solutions to individual needs. With several years of organizing experience, and mindfulness as a core value, we work alongside our clients to implement realistic, manageable systems for continued success.
Bonnie is involved with The Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and for ten years, coordinated and managed various events for them in the Washington, DC metro area. In 2010, she was accepted into the Year of Living Mindfully (YLM) program with Jonathan Foust. The program gathers about twenty-five people who commit to a year of mindful presence, through meditation, sharing experiences and a one-on-one activity called focusing, which gets you out of the story and centers on finding the felt sense in the body. Click here for more information on focusing.
In 2010, she added coaching to her services. After many years of working with various clients, it seemed a natural progression and utilized a skill set already inherent in the day-to-day business. Coaching, like organizing, is about process. Sometimes it's the mental clutter that can keep us from the natural flow of our lives.
Bonnie is also a certified Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction facilitator. The program helps clients gain career/life clarity by working thru a structured 90 day program.
In 2019, Bonnie completed courses through NAPO earning a Specialist Certificate in both Workplace Productivity and Life Transitions. Bonnie served on the Board of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) DC, Metro Chapter and as the Director of Professional Development during the 2005-2006 association year.