Overwhelmed by your email inbox? Not sure where to start organizing your digital files? Irene Williams, a former digital and social media marketing agency owner (and former Floor Trends columnist), launched The Digital Life Academy to provide practical, evidence-based courses and coaching on the use of digital-social-mobile tech and tools.

The content and trainings are tailored for the needs of corporate teams and individuals, as well as students, and designed to support long-term tech success that contributes to people’s overall mental health in an always-connected world.

Williams started The Digital Life Academy after teaching and speaking on digital decluttering, organization and wellness strategies for more than four years. As business owner who worked remotely for over two decades, Williams developed her unique frameworks after she reached a point of overwhelm that affected her productivity and mental health.

“Before developing lasting approaches to keep tech in check, I struggled with thousands of unread emails and over 20K phone photos," Williams said. "I was managing more than 21 social profiles between professional and personal life and lost inordinate time each day searching yet not finding files I needed."

She found “immediate, life changing” relief thanks to her systems. After a full year of sustained organization and ease, she realized she’d developed lasting solutions and began to create teachable frameworks to share with others.

“When I digitally decluttered, my time opened up and I got my life back," she said. "I saw how valuable this was and decided to help others get to the other side of tech challenges, too.”

Williams notes that her approaches go beyond basic tips and tricks to offer permanent changes because they are rooted in functional neuroscience and backed by trauma-informed, cognitive behavior strategies and coaching.

“Evidence-based tactics meet real-life experience in these courses,” she said. “Staying organized and in the lead of technology in the long-term actually requires us to rewire our brains!”

The Digital Life Academy’s modules address a full range of digital issues including: 

  • Email mastery to guide inbox decluttering, ongoing message management and improved email communications
  • Social media use to empower people to participate and share on their terms without the mindless scrolling
  • Digital file and phone photo organization to transform clutter into easily managed archives that are quick to access from anywhere
  • Digital device and messaging app use to minimize interruptions yet communicate effectively
  • Virtual meeting management to bring people together in healthier ways that support—not derail—interpersonal connection and workplace productivity
  • Regaining focus and deep work without having to take tech breaks and digital detoxes to be able to concentrate

Organizations and individuals may sign up for specific modules or book the full program. For teams and student groups, Williams offers customized live trainings (via Zoom or in person) or on-demand sessions via a web-based portal.

To learn more, visit thedigitallifeacademy.com.

See Irene Williams columns in Floor Trends here.