SGRO Consulting's mission is to increase our clients' wealth and well-being via customized organizing systems. To that end, Val offers an array of keynote addresses, workshops, seminars, presentations, and consultations. Val works closely with our clients, analyzing their situations and designing solutions that fit their unique personnel and facilities. Our systems provide integrated solutions that address all three areas critical to organization: space, time, and balance. SGRO Consulting was founded in 1997 and is based in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA.
Valentina Sgro is the founder and owner of SGRO Consulting, Solutions for Getting Really OrganizedSM. Val speaks, consults, and writes on a wide range of organizing topics. She is an ICD Chronic Disorganization Specialist and a member of NAPO's Golden Circle. Her work has been featured in many publications including Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Newsday, and The Washington Post.
Val is a past officer of NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers, and a past treasurer and the current president of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD, formerly the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization). She is the award-winning author of several books including the Patience Oaktree organizing adventure series.
Val received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, with a major in accounting, from John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, in 1977, and her J.D. law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1980. Prior to her professional organizing career, Val was a practicing attorney and a stay-at-home mom.
Ed Cormany began hand-coding websites on his family's Power Macintosh 6100 in 1996. In 1998, the SGRO Consulting website became his first published website. Since then he has served as web designer and technical support for SGRO Consulting and has done similar freelance work for other clients.
Ed attended the University of Michigan from 2003-2007 and double-majored in Linguistics and Classical Languages and Literatures. He is active in the Ohio and National Senior Classical League organizations. In spring 2006, Ed studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy. He is currently working toward a PhD in Linguistics at Cornell University.