The Paper Academy

About Terina

Terina Bainter
Terina M. Bainter
CPO, COC, ACC
Certified Professional Organizer
Certified Organizer Coach
Associate Certified Coach

I fall into a tiny percentage of people born with the natural affinity for organization. By the time I was 9 years old, I regularly took my tape measure to my room, devising schemes to organize its contents in an arrangement maximizing accessibility, convenience, and space.

For the first 10 years of my professional life, I applied my creative organizing ideas in the banking industry. As an Internal Loan Officer, I consistently closed 1.4 million dollars a month, thanks to my mastery of organization, time management, and paper management skills. I have a demonstrated track record of using organizing skills to save my clients money.

I transitioned out of banking and into full time motherhood for 12 years before becoming a Professional Organizer and Coach. Going from a dual-income family to a single-income family with a new baby can really throw your finances whacky, especially when you or your spouse/partner does NOT get paid vacation, holiday, and, at the time, sick pay. Creating a budget that supported our complex income, learning to become creative, and becoming aware of the shopping traps we can all fall into helped me navigate this new role and lifestyle.

When I jumped into the Professional Organizing field, I found my passion for learning how best to help people and uncover the underlying things that are getting in their way. This passion drove me to become an accredited Certified Professional Organizer by the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professional, an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, and a Certified Organizing Coach, by The Institute for Applied Coaching.

I operate according to the Financial Coach Academy system, working alongside my clients to teach them the steps to create and maintain a budget, formulate a plan to pay off debt, and obtain financial confidence.

Through my work as a professional organizer, I have learned that the number one thing that clutters people’s homes and stresses them out is Paper and Finances!

Ultimately, my goal is to help you improve your life and save you money by reducing the anxiety, time, and expenses that your finances are causing. Learning the skills to manage your finances and paperwork is the perfect place to begin your journey! Together we will create and apply a personalized budget, uncover and work through underlying money thoughts and beliefs, create and implement a personalized plan that shows the changes (big and small) that you can make so that you get to where you want to be – Financial Security!
Everyone deserves the confidence in dealing with their finances – including YOU!

My Certifications

  • NAPO – Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) 
  • The International Coaching Federation – Associate Certified Coach (ACC™) 
  • Coach Approach for Organizers – Certified Organizer Coach (COC®) 
  • ICD – CD Specialist Certificate 
  • ICD – ADD Specialist Certificate
  • ICD – Hoarding Specialist 
  • ICD – Aging Specialist
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Life Transitions 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Time Management and Productivity 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of Aging CD Clients 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Basis Mental Health Conditions & Challenges Affecting the CD Client