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About Home Inventory Academy (HIA)

Weather and aging related factors increasingly affect families financially, overwhelming and straining people, time-wise, to identify and protect what they have.  Our comprehensive Home Inventory Academy (HIA) service offerings ensure that important possessions are properly cataloged so you have control over proving ownership, prudent decision-making and anything else life brings your way.

Carol knows the importance of having control over physical assets.  Her parents were in a car accident in 1994 that instantly killed her mom and left her dad with traumatic brain injury that affected his executive level skillset.  Carol oversaw her dad's medical care for 14 years but when he passed away in 2008, she went on a 5-year scavenger hunt trying to find everything he'd owned.  Never wanting anyone else to go through what she did, she created software and services to help others gain control of their family’s assets.  HIA was born out of this effort. It's a turnkey, online, self-paced course that steps professionals through creating a home inventory service offering for their clients.   It’s been part of a course that she’s given to professional organizers for the past 10 years that she’s now offering in more depth, online, due to increased awareness and demand for the need to have proof of ownership for many reasons; natural and medical disasters, theft, proper insurance, proper estate planning and smooth transition of assets to the next generation.  

Additionally, Carol offers her own personalized home inventory service for individuals and for trusted advisors that want the service for their clients but don't want to create their own offering.

A scaled down course for individuals who want to create home inventories for themselves will be coming soon.

In addition to running HIA, Carol consults to small businesses, performing high level operational due diligence across the key eight areas of a business, helping firms identify the gaps they have and then strategically advising and orchestrating ways to mitigate the risks.  This can accomplished in a variety of ways; educating firms on “best practices”, putting clear, consistent processes in place, introducing firms to the right technology solutions/service firms. leading a search for a new needed solution or service and operating as an accountability resource for the firm, with the ultimate goal being scalability.  For this reason, the HIA course for professionals includes two modules on helping a small business get properly organized for growth.  Carol feels that, for those offering the service to others, just knowing how to create a home inventory isn’t enough.  A firm also needs to be in a position to properly support and scale their business.  

Alternatives TLC, (ATLC) the parent company, was founded in 2005 by Carol, after selling her 20 year old software company to SunGard in 2002.  ATLC provides innovative resources, tools and expertise offering customized training and consulting approaches, allowing clients to have education, training and consulting tailored to their own specialized needs, incorporating and properly organizing the unique way they do business.  

By the way, that’s the “TLC“…

 

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