Let’s Learn About Sara

Sara Skillen, PCC, COLC, CPO®

Organizing, time, and task management challenges touch on all parts of life and all sorts of brains, and I’m prepared to go there:

  • The lists and notes
  • The plans (or lack thereof)
  • The routines and rituals
  • The closets
  • The calendar
  • The inner order

​Helping clients to find their own unique systems for life, work, education, transitions, and the items that go with all of those things is what I love to do. 

​Environments are important, because they either support you in living your most effective life, or they get in the way. And in my experience, environments are both external and internal. The clutter in your head and heart makes as much or more difference as the clutter on your desk, or in your junk drawer.

It’s never just about the stuff – it’s about the stuff behind the stuff™. So I coach in order to partner with my clients on their organizing and life order journeys. As a result, they are better equipped to utilize the systems we set up together – and the ones they’re empowered create on their own.

“Working with Sara Skillen has dramatically transformed my life. She acknowledged my difficulties with empathy and compassion. Her guidance has allowed me new freedom that has enabled me to accomplish many personal, professional, and creative goals that had stalled out for years. Most importantly, Sara helped me put language to deep struggles I found ineffable. I am so grateful to have found SkillSet Coaching!”

– Jaimee Harris, Nashville, TN


If you’re curious, here’s a little more…

Certified Organizer Life Coach – awarded by the Institute for Applied Coaching; completed 125+ training hours through the ICF-Accredited Coach Approach Training curriculum.

♦ Professional Certified Coach – awarded by the International Coaching Federation.

♦ Certified Professional Organizer® – conferred by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers

♦ Certified as an interfaith Spiritual Director from the Haden Institute, 2023

♦ Trainer for Coach Approach Training Brain-Based Conditions, Life and ADHD Coaching, and Holistic Time Coaching classes

♦ Earned NAPO Brain Based Conditions Specialist Certificate, January 2021

♦ Author, Organizing and Big Scary Goals, published 2019 

♦ Certificates of Study in Chronic Disorganization, Basic ADD, and Time Management and Productivity from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization

♦ Co-facilitator of the ADDNashville Support Group

♦ Board member, Institute for Challenging Disorganization (term beginning July 2023)

Member, ADHD Coaches Organization, Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

♦ Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO); former President of the NAPO Nashville chapter; former NAPO Ambassador for Tennessee; Past Chair, NAPO National Awards & Recognition Committee

♦ Named one of the Top 7 Professional Organizers in Nashville by Expertise.com in 2020, 2021, and 2022 

♦ B.S. in Music Education and M.M. in Music Performance from The University of Tennessee

♦ Wife, and mom to two fabulous, pretty-much-grown children (21 and 18)

♦ Labrador Retriever lover, dream worker, aspiring road cyclist – oh, and I still get my clarinet out once in a while too 😉