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.

Host Sarah Karakaian interviews business experts and successful professionals in the productivity and organizing world, focusing on a variety of helpful topics.

For 2019 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. To subscribe/download click on the platform icons on the right column.

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 47: Picture Perfect Organizing

In episode 47 of the NAPO Standout Podcast, we’re once again niching down and exploring the world of photo organizing! After managing a photography business for 20 years, Bonnie Hillman Shay started her own photo organizing business. She is a certified photo organizer who helps her clients manage, edit, backup and print their most treasured […]

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Episode 46: Unlocking Generational Codes

Episode 46 of the NAPO Standout Podcast features Anna Liotta, who is a speaker, generational expert, and author of Unlocking Generational Codes. With many years of experience, Anna has so much to offer organizing professionals when considering the influence of generational differences and relationships. In this podcast, Anna breaks open some tightly wound dynamics and difficulties that […]

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Episode 45: Insights into the Mexican Organizing Industry

Episode 45 of the NAPO Standout Podcast features Nacho Eguiarte, CPO and NAPO member since 2013 who will share his experiences of working within the Mexican organizing industry. Nacho is an architect by trade, as well as a qualified grief counselor and has been writing a Spanish blog about organizing since 2012. Along with this, […]

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Episode 44: Structures to Succeed for Clients with ADHD

Episode 44 of the NAPO Standout Podcast features Cindy Jobs, NAPO Member since 2012 who will discuss the organizing niche for individuals who have ADHD, starting with an overview of the disorder and how it impacts day-to-day functioning. As an expert in this field and certified organizing coach,  Cindy will introduce listeners to the specific […]

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Episode 43: The Senior Niche with Jocelyn Kenner

Episode 43 of the NAPO Stand Out Podcast features Jocelyn Kenner, NAPO Member since 2007 who discusses her experience working with seniors and downsizing. While Jocelyn may have accidentally fallen into working with seniors if you intend on making that your niche, it is a burgeoning market that has a lot of room for growth. […]

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Episode 42: Why Social Media Is A Non-Negotiable for Organizers

We are extremely fortunate to be joined by the charismatic James Lott, Jr. on Episode 42 of the NAPO Podcast, Stand Out! He is a television and radio show host, podcaster, author, actor, life coach and organizer who tells us just how important social media is for anyone who is in the organizing space. Regardless […]

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Episode 41: How to Prepare for a Disaster

On episode 41 of ‘Stand Out’ we have a super important conversation with Lisa Witzleben, NAPO Member since 2016, who is one of few professional organizers out of Alaska. Lisa owns and operates Unclutter Me and specializes in disaster preparedness. In seven basic steps, she breaks down what we can do to be 100% prepared […]

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Episode 40: Core Values by Which to Live and Breathe

On this episode of the NAPO Stand Out podcast, you will hear from a truly exceptional woman. Jaime Taets is the CEO of Keystone Group International, an organization that is focused on helping other businesses, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs get the most out of their sales and improve their client retention. After 13 years in the […]

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Episode 39: Leaning into Life Mindfully

On episode 39 of NAPO’s ‘Stand Out’ Podcast, we are joined by Theresa Rose for an engaging conversation on mindfulness practice both professionally and personally. Theresa wears many hats and is a recognized business motivational speaker, content coach, standup comedian and author of several books, such as Your Daily Dose of Mojo, 365 Days of […]

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Episode 38: Finding Your Niche in Technology and Digital Organizing

Episode 38 of Stand Out features NAPO Member since 2011, Jennifer Stewart. Jennifer has been empowering her clients to understand their computers and technology tools since 2011. Jennifer is the immediate past president of the St. Louis Chapter of NAPO, past speaker at NAPO conferences and a co-leader for the NAPO technology Special Interest Group […]

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