The Symbiotic Moment Story: A couple of years ago I had an experience helping a woman I didn't know, still don't. But it shows how we can reach out and make a life better with a simple act of caring and enjoying the caring to do something. Recorded at a Motivation evening of speakers called MoMondays in Burlington Ontario. A cold January in 2013 that brought out a full house to engage, hear and take part.

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Upcoming Media Appearances, Lectures: dates and details

To Be announced.

Stephen will speak to any group interested in a spirited, passionate presentation on overcoming the stress of clutter and reinventing your life. Steve 'gets' you and your battles. He works with your energies. He is always learning and passing along what he learns. He is empathic to your needs and boundaries. Are you reinventing your life and need some ideas? Call.

His enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter has attendees has his attendees scribbling notes furiously.

He has also been called Canada's Domestic Archaeologist which is also the title of his book. "The Domestic Archaeologist" (In the works)

"Steve's lectures offer motivational and inspirational insight into the emotional world of the stuff that owns us peppered with touching and often humorous, true life stories." Decluttering Your Minds and Spaces Workshop at the Toronto Public Library January 2010, Barbara Frum Branch

Like a true digger into the past he sifts through layers of many lives in search of the path to restore lives to what they once were or more often what they wanted to be. Via anecdotes and thought provoking perceptions he gets audiences cranked for change and inspired to declutter.

Letting go of the past to move forward is no easy feat. Establishing who you are and what serves you is key. Professional Organizers are gurus of stuff - sympathetic and catalysts for change.

Lecturing at the Oakville Milton Realty Board

Attendees have said: "I attended two of Steve's seminars - his thoughts on the psychological and emotional aspects of getting organized or "decluttered" in our lives. He has seen first hand the anxiety many of us have about getting rid of the stuff and the relief when we finally let it go. Steve, demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to his client's emotions at all times. Timing, as Steve knows, is also important. I highly recommend going to listen to Steve speak about what he does and recommend him to anyone who needs assistance in decluttering their lives." - Sincerely, Mary Trudelle, The Well-Tended Garden, Oakville Ontario.

“Steve Ilott is a great speaker with an entertaining style. He informs with his humour and is to be enjoyed by all." Nick DeCastro.

Book for your corporate group, women's club, church gathering, luncheon speaking roster or event. Lectures can be customized to suite the needs of your group. Please inquire about workshops, break out sessions, seminars, wellness events etc.

Using humor, plain talk and heaping dollops of perspective he reveals empowering techniques to help attendees learn how not to be overwhelmed by the clutter in their homes and how to effectively reclaim their lives and spaces. Speaking to the Probus chapter of Hamilton at the Hamilton Airport Museum.

"Steve is a very dynamic and engaging individual and have had the pleasure of hearing him lecture on several occasions. No matter what group he speaks to - the result is always the same - lots of laughter and people walk away wanting to hear more! I would highly recommend Steve is you are looking for a speaker or an MC. - Alison King - Time to Get Organized"

National SRES Consumer Newsletter on Hoarding featuring Steve by Elyse Umlauf Here
Royal LePage article on Home Staging featuring Steve - Here
Radio Appearances
CBC-Metro Morning with Andy Barrie Click here
CBC-Cross Country Checkup - Click here CHML AM 900 (Not available) Radio Ad. Give it a listen! Click here
Steve on YouTube
Steve interviewing Debbie Travis on stage during the Zonta 'Rhapsody in Yellow' Charity Fund raiser for Abused Women of the Halton Region.
Dinner and Nominations for the Oakvlle Awards for Business Excellence.
CADDAC Conference: "Highlights of the conference that I was able to take in included Steve Ilott’s workshops on “Decluttering Your Mind and Space,” which included many valuable, ADHD-friendly tips on getting clutter under control - and keeping it that way." - Robert Gordon Blog Steve was introduced by Actor, Writer Producer Rick Green.

What Lecture and workshop attendees learned:

  • There isn't anything so serious you can't step back, regroup and look at it differently to change your life.
  • Letting Go Doesn't mean losing memories.
  • Your House is Your Sanctuary.
  • Be positive about disposing of stuff.
  • Don't keep gifts just out of loyalty to a friend. Let go of belongings you no longer need to liberate your life.
  • What are the emotions attached to my stuff?
  • Do I want the item or the space it occupies?
  • There is hope for my home.
  • Every room should be defined by its use.
  • Create photo albums of memories and delete the items themselves. Clear clutter for emotional space Choose what you love most when decluttering.
  • There is a relationship between the physical and the psychological. Simplification is a survival technique. Clear the Mind, clear the clutter and vice versa.

Courses/Workshops Available: (Materials included)

"Decluttering Your Mind and Spaces". One &Two hour workshops. Get under your own radar to slip in a fun and dynamic series of techniques and philosophies designed to clear your mind and give you new perspectives on personal spaces both inside and out. Learn some very Zen ways to overcome being overwhelmed by clutter so you can work effectively. Enjoy an energetic, interactive workshop on how to identify self defeating ways, escape mechanisms, using your mind to overcome stress. - Rate per person or group rate available

"Public Speaking and Self Presentation Skills" rate per person group rate available. This is a spirited, get involved one hour workshop to move you ahead of your fears, discover and catalog your own voice and get you motivated to be "out there" in order to succeed in your career and life. For the executive or anyone who wants to find their voice.

"Working With a Professional Organizer" One hour introductory workshop on how best to find and work with a Professional Organizer: where to search, how to choose one suited to your needs and the emotional needs of your clients, what to expect, costs etc. per person or Group rate available

"Working To Be Productive at the Office" One hour - introductory workshop on how to maximize your office flow without stress. - Group rate available.

The Lectures and Workshops

Lectures have been for a wide variety of groups including: Probus (several chapters), Rotary Club (several chapters), The Toronto Public Library (more lectures and workshops upcoming in 2012, The Mississauga Public Library, The March of Dimes, Live on Webinars including Liquid Lunch on That Channel dot com and Totally ADD via Global studio hookup, The Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (many chapters), The McMaster University School of Nursing Hamilton Convention, Live on radio with CBC's Andy Barrie on Metro Morning, Cross Country Checkup, Live Hour broadcast on CHML Radio 900, The Council of Jewish Women Toronto/Thornhill, Double lectures at CADDAC Conference on ADD and ADHD, Retired Armed Forces Personnel and RCMP Hamilton & Area branch, Senior living residences including Del Manor, The Young Achiever's Club of Halton, The American Women's Club of Toronto, Heintzman House in Thornhill as well as Oakville chapter, The Oakville Chamber of Commerce 54th Dinner for the American Ambassador to Canada, Big Brother Big Sister Society, MC for 1st and 2nd annual Zonta Gala Dinner Fund Raiser for Abused Women in Halton and Women services, Toastmasters Regional Clubs and contests (twice cup winner), Professional Organizers in Canada chapters, Metro Toronto Convention Center's 1st Annual Health and Wellness Day, The Oakville, Milton Realty Board - seminar on The Aging Population / How Realtors Can Help, ADDressing ADD Workshops for Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults - Canadian Institute for Stress and Lifetime Wellness and other venues for Support Groups, Oakville Parent-Child Center, Lecture series at Sheridan College titled: Letting Go to the Power of Three with Sue London and Frederique Herel, The United Way Lecture/Workshops, Time Out For Moms, Sheriden College guest speaker - classes for Single moms and single fathers.

Master of ceremonies for 2008-2009 Zonta Gala Fund raiser for Abused Women of Haltonwith friend Dave la Thangue aka La Fame.

Frequent Speaker to groups such as The RWTO or Retired Women Teachers of Ontario, The American Women's Club of Oakville and Toronto, Probus, Rotary and Lion's Clubs etc. Lovely audiences all.

Stephen on YouTube with motivationl lectures, moments and thoughts on reinventing your life.

Master of Ceremonies Steve for the Oakville Chamber of Commerce's 54th Annual Dinner for the American Ambassador to Canada.

Shown with Steve: John Nay - Consul U.S. General to Canada, John Sawyer President of Oakville Chamber of Commerce.

MC Steve's speech for David Wilkins, The U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
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That Channel Dot Com's Liquid Lunch with Stela Hunt. 2nd Appearance Click here

Past Appearances, Lectures: Dates and details

Richview Toronto Public Library 1806 Islington Ave, Toronto, ON M9P 3N3: April 29th, 2015 1:00 pm -2:30 pm Feedback from Shelagh McDonald, Librarian, Richview Library, "Hi Stephen,
Just wanted to say thanks for delivering such a great presentation this afternoon. There was lots of positive feedback and I hear people want to here a Part 2 talk! Thanks again!"

Rotary Club of Burlington Central: Thursday April 16th, 7:00 am: Burlington Golf and Country Club in Burlington, Contact: Michael J. Molloy

Pearl And Pine Retirement Residence - 311 Pine Street Burlington Ontario: 2:00 pm. March 25th 2015, (905) 633-8300.

2015 Toronto Public Library, Don Mills Branch - Toronto Public Library (Over 100 enthusiastic attendees and a great day of interactive fun)

2014 Oakville Ontario - First Annual Speaker's Summit:OE Banquet hall and Conference centre 2245 Speers road, Oakville, Ontario Thursday

2014 Toronto Public Library - Lecture - Decluttering 101. Barbara Frum Branch / CFUW 2013 (Canadian Federation of University Women- Oakville

2013 Professional Organizers in Canada Chapter meeting Guest Speaker - Oakville, California Closets / ADHD Support Group - Oakville, Ontario

Hamilton Home and Garden Show - Guest Speaker - Main Stage as well as the Ideal Home and Garden Show: Keynote speaker on Main stage starting a day of great speakers including Bryan Beamler Of Disaster DIY and Jane Lockhart. / Probus Milton

2012 - Hamilton Ideal Home Show Expert Panel / Weston Golf and Country Club: Etobicoke Probus

Mississauga Art Center: Probus Lecture and Seminar on the Emotions of Clutter - Therapy for Your Home.

Mississauga Public Library - with Organizer Judi Suraci - Decluttering Workshop/ Seminar.

March 8, 2012 Toronto Public Library (Gladstone Branch) - Decluttering Your Mind and Spaces.

2012 The Ideal Home & Garden Show presented by Remax: Ask the Expert Panelist Pavilion. Hamilton Careport Centre Hwy 403, 270 Longwood Road S.

2012 Women Needing Guidance Group. Sheriden College. Host Robert Small. Angela's Place Hurontario

2012 CHCH Morning Live Television Appearance. Decluttering Tips for the New Year.

2011 Burlington Arts and Letters Club, Location: Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive, Burlington / Burlington Central Women's Probus Club, Location: Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Ontario / Oakville Trafalgar Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Burlington. Location: Springer House. / 2011 Burlington Newcomer’s Club, Location: Geraldo’s at La Salle Park, Burlington Ontario / Webinars with - Liquid Lunch - Live Broadcast Webinar from Toronto Studios with Stella Hunt.

2011 Burlington Arts and Letters Club, Location: Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive, Burlington / 2011 Burlington Central Women's Probus Club, Location: Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Ontario

February 24, 2011 - 10:00Am: Oakville Trafalgar Rotary Club: details to follow.

February 18, 2011 - 1:00Pm: Sheriden College lectures for Single Fathers: Host Robert Small. Angela's Place Hurontario (closed)

January 20, 2011; 2:00Pm - 3:00Pm - Workshop: Decluttering Your Mind and Spaces - Location: The Barbara Frum Library, Bathurst & Lawrence, Toronto

January 19, 2011; 11:30Pm - 1:00 Pm - Workshop: Decluttering Your Mind and Spaces - Location: March of Dimes workshop location - Hurontario, Mississauga

2010 & earlier

October 27, 2010: That - Liquid Lunch - Live Broadcast interview from Toronto Studios with Stella Hunt.

September 20, 2010: Retired Women Teachers of Ontario: Location: The Burlington Golf and Country Club, North Shore Burlington.

August 3, 2010, 7:30 Am: The Rotary Club of Oakville West - The Holiday Inn - Argus Road, Oakville Ontario

Rick Green's Totally ADD site via Global studios Organizing for ADD: August 2010. Live one hour Web broadcast.

May 14, 2010 McMaster University, School of Nursing - Friday, the Hamilton Convention Centre. 11:00am - 12:15pm,

April 2010 The Council of Jewish Women - Thornhill Ontario (TBA)

December 7, 2009: CHML Radio AM 900 - 1:30-2:30 on air with David la Thangue speaking about the book The Domestic Archaeologist.

TBA Most of the Summer of 2009 will be dedicated to clients, family and writing projects.

May 31, Sunday 2009 - Conference of ADD and ADHD, Toronto (Details to follow)

May 13, Wednesday 2009 - Retired Teachers of Ontario, Oakville Branch: Contact: Diann Rigg:, # 905-827-1571.

May 4, 2009 Monday 12:00 Retired Armed Forces Personnel and RCMP luncheon. Hamilton & Area branch (1500 members with 225-275 attending). Spring luncheon meeting at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre, 1155 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m., keynote speaker (Stephen Ilott) 2:00 p.m. Contact: Maureen Gansky: (Ask for email)

March 28, 2009 Saturday - Learn how today's real estate Market will impact you and how to get top dollar. DelManor Glen Abbey, 1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville; RSVP: by March 21, (905) 469-3232 or (905) 330-8917. Seminar for empty nesters and seniors - Is it time to sell your home. Three insightful speakers: Stephen ilott - Professional Organizer, Anita Alexander - Royal LePage Real Estate Specialist, Diane Black Professional Stager(Stagesense), Robyn Knezic, DelManor Senior Community.

Sunday March 15, 2009 - The Young Achiever's Club of Halton, Self Presentation Workshop with fellow Toastmasters Justin Reim and John Walker. Church of the Nazarene, 320 Bronte Road and Rebecca, Oakville.

March 9, 2009 - The American Women's Club of Toronto, Heintzman House in Thornhill (Yonge and Royal Orchard, above Steeles) 11:00 AM.

February 12, 2008 ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Association. Monday 7:00PM - 8:30 PM Glen Abbey Library (Program Room) 1415 Third Line Oakville (905) 582-6965, Speak with Lisa Booth Co-Founder. Contact: Lisa Cohen
905-889-1981 or

2009: Oakville Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn: / Probus Rotary Club of Hamilton: Professional Business Group. Airport Heritage Museum at Mount Hope, Hamilton

2009 Big Brother Big Sister Society - Theme: Professional Development, Personal Organization & Decluttering Your LIfe.

2008 MC for 2nd annual Zonta Gala Dinner Event "Rhapsody in Yellow" with Guest Debbie Travis at the Burlington Convention Center ,

2008. United Way Fall Workshop Roadmap to Success Series: "Decluttering Your Mind & Space",

Toastmasters Club Humourous speech competition - Glen Abbey Sheridan College 7:30 PM.

2008: Master of ceremonies for the Oakville Chamber of Commerce 54th President's Dinner. Special guest and keynote speaker, The United States Ambassador to Canada, the Honorable David Wilkins.

2008 POC Professional Organizers in Canada Halton Branch monthy meeting: Tansley Community centre, Burlingotn Ontatio. 7:00PM Holland Room: Lecture topic: Working with Realtors.

2008: PHH Arval corporate offices Lectures: 1st Annual Health and Wellness Day: 2233 Argentia Road, Mississauga.

2008: Mary Heary Invitational Speaking competition. Oakville Public Library. 7:15 PM. (Won) / Oakville Parent-Child Center

2008, Tuesday - Oakville, Milton Realty Board interactive seminar: The Aging Population / How Realtors Can Help. Steve will speak on the theme as well as Finding and working with a Professional Organizer to augment services to seniors. Also appearing Senior Services director of Bartimaeus Burlington. Held Holiday Inn Select 2525 Wycroft Road, Oakville, commencing 9:10AM. Information call Cyndi Amadeo OMREB manager of events: (95) 844-6491 ext 106.

2008 Workshop for Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults - Canadian Institute for Stress and Lifetime Wellness 871 Equestrian Court Unit #9, Oakville, ON (Fourth Line and Wyecroft Road) Contact Lisa Booth at:, Lisa Booth 905. 827. 8415,

2008, Repeat engagement with Letting Go to the Power of Three with Sue London and Frederique Herel. Burlington Senior's Centre,

2008 at Sheridan College Conference Center: Letting Go to the Power of Three. Three powerful presentations including my own - with Sue London and Frederique Herel) Download the info Flyer for details here - click here) My lecture will be on Emotional Clutter. This event is presently SOLD OUT.

2007 - MC for Winter Elegance fund raiser hosted by Zonta Women's Club of Oakville with guest Kimberly Zeldon in support of Assaulted Women's Helpline, Halton Women's Place and Home Suite Hope. / American Women's Club of Oakville

2007 - Toastmasters Glen Abbey Speech Competition / Toastmasters Glen Abbey Club of Oakville / Women's ProBus Club of Brampton / Oakville, Milton Realty Board Trade Show - Holiday Inn Oakville / Metro Toronto Convention Center.


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