for a bold, balanced, and clutter-free life

Hi, I'm Alex

I’m a sociologist, artist, author, professional organizer + life coach. I truly believe freedom begins with organization, and I’m excited to show you how.
After spending most of my life in Germany, Italy, Ireland and Colombia, I currently live in Northern California with my two favorite guys.
The different cultures and the many unconventional people I’ve met along the way inspired my debut novel Lumiana, the first book in my family saga Rebels Like Us.

Declutter Your Mind

A free step-by-step guide for more inner calm, focus, and productivity. Includes my free printable Day Planner, Goal Planner & Project Master List.

From self-care rituals to creative, step-by-step challenges, join me on a journey to a bolder, more balanced life.

"Alex has been my accountability partner for the past 9 months. Since then I've been able to get organized and understand what really matters in life—how to love myself for who I am and be the best version of myself. This isn't an easy road, but Alex has given me the support and motivation I needed."
Marisa K.
Account Manager & Sales Consultant | Tarragona, Spain
"She really helped me open my eyes to a lot of different ideas and ways that I could be more productive. I could dial back on some of the things I was doing and put more emphasis into the areas of my life that serve me better. I highly recommend her to anyone who is really looking to work on that whole balance and be the most productive you you can be. She was a blessing to me and I can’t thank her enough."
Jen Rivas
Health Coach & Holistic Nutritionist | Diamond Bar, California
Rebels Like Us

Love stories that challenge the status quo

for more diversity in literature

"At times hilarious, heartbreaking, and even frustrating (imperfect characters often make you want to throttle them), this story [Lumiana] engages your heart and mind, and leaves you relieved by its gratifying end."
Lynn Turner
Author of Pas De Deux & Between You and Me
"With a perfect combination of love, passion, music and social awareness, this book [Lumiana] takes you on a delightful trip—going from the stages of grief and self-acceptance, through unconditional family love, trust, and jealousy."
Amazon reviewer
Book Coaching

Write the book you've always wanted to write

transform your ideas into a finished book

Giving Back

Whenever you purchase one of my books or services, you’re also supporting someone in need. The money I earn allows me to provide my services for free to low-income families and students, and to donate a portion of my profits to Epilepsy research.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Neale Donald Walsch

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

 Pablo Picasso

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