Organize your new year routine with a minimalist planner from this local business

Do you struggle finding a yearly planner that fits your style? Do you get overwhelmed by all the stickers, bright colors, motivational quotes and to-do lists filling the pages of today’s most popular planners? Meet: Alter Planning Co., a local planner business that makes simple, stylish and intentionally designed planners with artists in mind.

Katherine “scottie.” Lea launched Alter Planning Co. in 2019. She wanted to create a planner that met all of her needs.

The 26-year-old pictured a holistic planner that included financial planning, goal setting, business tools, monthly overviews and space to make daily lists. So she made just that.

And by 2020, her business was getting featured in ElleMarie Claire and even Beyoncé’s website as a showcase of Black-owned businesses.

As Lea says, “There’s so much freedom whenever you lay out structure and boundaries and set out tangible goals.” And isn’t that some good advice to carry with us as we head into the new year?

Read on for more on Lea and Alter Planning Co. from this story, which appeared in the January 2020 issue of 225.