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The Story Behind POSSE

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Jean Marie Herron, CPO®

When I was 40 I had a defining moment in my life. My children were 5 and 3 years-old at the time and I had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom after a successful career in the foodservice business. My husband and I had an agreement that when we married and our little ones went to school I would go back to work. I knew both of us couldn’t work in the corporate world and properly raise a family so I went searching for jobs that would fulfill me and work around the priority of raising a family.

Then that moment happened while I was standing in the kitchen staring out into our backyard, my husband John said to me, “Jean Marie, you should become a professional organizer because that is really what you’re like on a daily basis. No matter where you are or who you are with – you are always organizing homes, people, things and events.” His thought resonated with my instincts and POSSE Partners (John being my first partner) was born.

Organizing has always come easy to me and it is a skill that I love to use and share because it helps people transform their lives. When I turned 50 I had another defining moment. After 100 clients or so, I realized that I am passionate about working with people who have been in their homes for many years and have decided to either perform a major “whole home” decluttering, or move. As their professional organizer we work together in a trusting relationship side-by-side. I help them physically and emotionally detach them from their current home and possessions readying them for the next step in their lives no matter where they are going.

I belong to the following associations below as I feel strongly about my own professional development. I am currently involved in the following:

  • A Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®)
  • Member of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
  • Real Source Affiliate Chairperson for 2017
  • Member of NAPO Golden Circle
  • An expert author for www.ezinearticles.com
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Published Articles:
Mahwah Daily Voice:  Mahwah Businesswoman Celebrates Decade in Professional Organizing
NJ Monthly Magazine: Getting Organized is the First Step to Effective Spring Cleaning

Jean Marie receiving her award from NAPO-NNJ past President Cindy Lynch

Organizer of the Year Award!

POSSE’s founder and owner, Jean Marie Herron, was given the “Organizer of the Year Award” from the Northern New Jersey Chapter of NAPO for both 2007 and 2014.

The award was for “Organizer of the Year for 2013-2014 for Outstanding Service to the Chapter and the Profession”.


“Jean Marie is a true professional in every aspect of the service she provides – from her endearing personality to the way she carries herself to the techniques she employs with her clients in becoming and staying clutter free and organized.

Sorting through “stuff” and one’s life can be a bit emotional at times but I felt very comfortable with Jean Marie in these moments. There is no pressure when working with her, you make your own decisions – and she just gives some guidance in helping to make these decisions.

Becoming clutter free and organized feels liberating! I feel I now have the tools to continue this moving forward. Than you Jean Marie!”

~ Barbara B. – Mahwah, NJ