Whether you are just launching a career in professional organizing and productivity or you’re a seasoned veteran — the NAPO Stand Out podcast series has something for you. Learn from NAPO members and subject matter experts as they share their successes, challenges, best practices, proven strategies, industry developments, and more.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers and topics each month throughout the year. Subscribe to the series so you don’t miss a single episode. Click on the icons on the right for your preferred podcast platform or RSS feed.

If you would like to be a guest, send an email with a quick 2-3 sentence bio, your suggested topic, and why you would like to be considered.
(Please note, sales-type “pitches” are not appropriate podcast topics and will not be considered)

Episode 103: Why Paper Still Matters

In today’s digital day and age, we have forgotten about the benefits of using paper. We turn to our shiny little screens to take photos, notes, and store records. Joining us today on the Stand Out podcast is long-time NAPO member, Julie Bestry. Julie is a professional organizer who dazzles people with her wonderful blogs. […]

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Episode 101: Community-Inspired Collaboration

Diversity, inclusion, and representation are essential in any field. Unfortunately, most of our institutions still have a long way to go in addressing this. It’s unsurprising that in response to this type of exclusion, whether intentional or not, people of color and other minorities have often formed support groups and alternative organizations where they can […]

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Episode 100: How to Stop Overthinking and Trust Yourself

High sensitivity is a trait that affects one in five people in the general population, but today’s expert guest agrees that there seems to be a much higher prevalence of this in the organizing and productivity community as well as the coaching community. Joining us today is Melody Wilding, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), thought […]

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Episode 99: The Critical Role of Organizing in Caregiving

Today we talk about the critical role of organizing in caregiving. Joining us for this discussion is Amelia Pleasant Kennedy, a NAPO member and an experienced professional organizer and life coach who runs a company called A Pleasant Solution. Amelia explains how she began her journey into the world of caregiving when her mother could […]

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Episode 98: A Compassionate Take on Taking Care of Things

We’re all familiar with the phrase, “Good enough is good enough,” but today’s guest is here to share some wisdom around why good enough isn’t just good enough, it’s perfect. KC Davis is a therapist, author (of How to Keep House While Drowning, which we highly recommend), and mother of two, who also recently became […]

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Episode 97: Closet Design Magic

“When you think about it, our day starts and it ends in our closet.” These are the words of today’s guest Naeemah Ford Goldson, who joins us as we delve into the world of closets! Naeemah is a NAPO member, the proud owner of Restore Order Professional Organizing, and the host of her own podcast […]

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Episode 96: Discover Your Organizing Style

After years of struggling with clutter, today’s guest realized something that would change her life forever; she didn’t organize in the traditional way. Cassandra Aarssen discovered that there are, in fact, four different organizing styles. Once she knew her style, Cassandra (or Cass, as she is affectionately known) was finally able to design a system […]

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Episode 95: Organizing Industry Trends in 2022

In Episode 95, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Dorothy Breininger, Founder of Dorothy The Organizer, LLC. Dorothy joins us on the show to talk about this wonderful journey that she has been on, what got her started, and her thoughts on the current landscape of organizing. She has some truly inspiring messages for […]

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Episode 94: Unmute - Painless Virtual Communication

The past two years have reshaped the way we communicate with each other, and today we’re going to be tackling the hyper-relevant topic of Zoom Doom! Our principal point of connection these days is through a screen and many of us are simply exhausted by it. The phenomenon of virtual communication isn’t going anywhere anytime […]

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