“Katie is so incredibly knowledgeable and a true expert in how small businesses should use social media. I highly recommend taking her workshops and following her plan. In just one week I saw a huge growth in the number of clients inquiring about our services. Absolutely amazing!”

Lisa S.

“I am busier than I ever was and it is all because of Katie's class. Not just the technical support from her but also because I felt empowered and confident after her class too!!!!”

Donna B.

“If you want to learn about marketing, I highly recommend taking Katie's class! The info she provided was so valuable! Great for every entrepreneur! I can't wait for the advanced class in April!”

Lydia Y.

The Classic Clean


This course teaches you exactly how to clean professionally, from setting up your cleaning kit to making your entrance, conducting the cleaning, evaluating your work and wrapping up. Over 50 lessons (video/audio), training manual with checklists and plans, certification and accreditation.

Katie Pearse

Founder of Glisten Academy

Katie Pearse

Glisten Academy President

I founded Glisten Academy, the world's first online training school for elite cleaning professionals, in 2018. Through my training courses, programs, and consulting sessions, I teach maid service owners all over the world how to own and operate a luxury residential cleaning service. With a 20-year career in marketing and 12+ years in the cleaning industry, I launched an eco-chic cleaning service in 2008 that won multiple awards and made over $1 million a year in revenue with only 10 staff. My specialties include marketing and staff training, including web design, branding, and business strategy. I divide my time between Toronto, Canada and San Diego, California. Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, 2000 - 2004 Public Relations diploma, MacEwan University, 2005 Web Intelligence certificate, University of California, 2007 - 2008