Bachelors International Studies/Social Science maj. Development Studies.
Cert IV Project Management.
Mental Health First Aider.
DCSI clearances to work with children and people with a disability.
NDIS friendly service: over 10 years experience working with people with a disability and their carers.
Hi I’m Mary Lochert, Professional Organiser, Intentional Living Coach, and old soul! I live with my partner Jack, step-daughter Darcy, daughter Pearl and one on the way! Not to mention insta story favourites Blossom (the dog) and Mr. Boy and Ruby (the cats).
I love indoor plants, walks on the beach with Blossy, dancing with Pearl in the kitchen and I get a strange thrill out of a well-organised pantry!
People often ask me how I became a professional organiser (PO) and coach. Truth is it has always been in my blood. As a child I used to relish taking care of the family's treasures; carefully wiping and arranging my mum’s antique teacups, alphabetising our novels and lovingly organising our family photo albums.
With a multi-disciplinary background in areas such as sociology, psychology, disability support and project management - my unique skill-set and layered expertise allows me to provide a niche service for those in need of help and guidance in their home. I am able to offer both aesthetic organisation and supportive coaching that is non-judgemental and 'gets you'. Many PO's focus on just one of these two areas whereas I excel equally in both, which really sets my service apart from many in the industry. To summarise, I am good with both the pretty and the people!
Decluttering and organisation has the potential to change your life. My own personal transformation began in 2015 when my life took a surprising and stressful detour; I unexpectedly became a solo parent to my eight month old baby. This wasn't where I saw my life going - I was in a emotional, physical and financial mess; wrecked with anxiety and overwhelm. I began to search for a way to pull my life back together and gain a sense of control.
I found inspiration in quite unexpected way, in a small book called ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up’ by Japanese organising guru Marie Kondo.
I looked around me at the messy, cluttered and uninspiring space I inhabited and longed for freedom. I had always been an organised person, but I had never asked myself what I really truly gave me joy in my space or had given myself permission to let go of what no longer served me.
Decluttering my home and getting rid of over 60% of my belongings was a cathartic process that truly was life changing. Underneath all the clutter, I found the real me and endless possibilities opened up in my life.
I want this for you. The life-changing freedom of intentional living.