As founder of Sane Spaces and creator of Time & Space Style Inventory, Cena Block is passionate about supporting professional women “Many of us are making ourselves sick from stress,” she said. “It’s one of the driving reasons behind becoming a certified coach.”
After studying broadcasting at Ithaca College, Block earned a master’s degree in corporate communications. When the wireless industry came on scene in the early ’90s, she moved into management training and performance development. She left her career in wireless a few years after 9/11 to raise her children and consult privately.
Sane Spaces LLC was launched as a professional organizer for small business and residential clients. She developed the first online web-based time management and organizing personality assessment tool: The Time & Space Style Inventory (TSSI), which helps coaches, organizers, educators and especially those who consistently struggle with managing time and staying organized. She is currently in the final stages of certification as a life and business productivity coach. Block works with corporations and nonprofits to deliver interactive workshops with a combination of principles to improve teamwork, business skills and communication.
Block has been a Pike County Chamber of Commerce member since 2008 and is active on the Women in Business committee. She has been involved with Leadership Pike, Ladies Day and is an adjunct trainer at Sussex County Community College and the University of Scranton. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and has served as president and board member of the Northern New Jersey NAPO.
Block said her family life is sacred and being an entrepreneur has offered her the flexibility to serve on the board of the PTA, Delaware Valley High School drama boosters and Boy Scout troop No. 76 where her two sons are Eagle and Life scouts. She also volunteers at her son’s recitals and ballet performances.
Her parents have always nurtured a healthy work ethic, as well as endorsed her creative thinking and individualism and have been great mentors to her. Mentors in her professional life have been Sunny Schlenger, author and flow coach, and Denslow Brown, founder of Coach Approach for Organizers.
Block does not believe in overnight success but that success is based on clarity of focus, commitment, having a supportive environment and staying with an idea long enough to see it through. She is grateful to the support of her husband as well as her children and family members.