The Story Behind A Red Bench
I think people don’t feel they have permission to talk about something that makes them as vulnerable as love, so we don’t usually talk about it in public. I once had the idea of having a red bench in every corporation. And the red bench to be an invitation to conversations that matter. So if you sat on the red bench, you were saying, I’m open to having a conversation about love, or a conversation about truth, or something that matters to me.
—Betty Sue Flowers
We know that being a business owner can be a lonely world so our goal is to bring people together, giving them permission to have conversations that matter and inspire them to work with purpose, passion and profit.
Angela Ploetz and Christa Wagner founded A Red Bench and developed coaching classes designed for organizers who have started a business and want to ensure they meet and exceed their goals while maintaining life balance.
Angela Ploetz was born an entrepreneur. She is a mom of two and understands the challenges of owning a business and managing a busy household. She has worked with both business and residential clients bringing them more organization, productivity, energy and style to their homes and offices.
Angela is the owner POSH Space, in Austin, TX. She is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) a Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), a FreedomFiler Certified Consultant, President of the NAPO-Austin Chapter and is Clear & SIMPLE Certified.
Christa Patchen Wagner’s passion is marketing, training and productivity. Effective January 1, 2011 Christa will no longer work as a Professional Organizer and will dissolve her partnership with A Red Bench. With a prior ten year marketing background working at DDB Worldwide on the McDonald’s business Christa has recently decided to go back to her marketing roots joining Nature’s Path Foods. Christa has a deep passion for marketing and branding, which has she has shared on many of our marketing teleclasses.
As a founder of A Red Bench, Christa is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and the Professional Organizers of Canada (POC). She is Clear & SIMPLE Certified and a member of NAPO's Golden Circle.