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.

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Episode 90: Decoding Greatness

In Episode 90, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Ron Friedman, social psychologist, former academic, speaker, and author. Ron joins us to share wisdom from his latest book, Decoding Greatness, where he draws on his research into pattern recognition, skills acquisition, and creative genius, to discuss insights about high-performing athletes, musicians, chefs, and […]

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Episode 89: How NAPO Can Help You Build a Better Business

December marks the start of a very important event in NAPO’s calendar: Go Month. In Episode 89, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews NAPO President, Amy Tokos, CPO. Along with being a certified professional organizer, she is the owner of Freshly Organized and a productivity expert whose work has been featured in major publications. […]

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Episode 88: Building a Right-Sized Productivity Business

In Episode 88, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Productivity Consultant and Founder of Simply Placed, Debbie Rosemont to speak about her journey as a business owner, the important transitions she has made, and why adjusting your company to suit your needs and goals can be one of the most powerful tools for […]

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Episode 87: Creating Outer Order and the Four Tendencies

In Episode 87, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews New York Times Bestselling Author, Gretchen Rubin. This conversation weaves together our love of organizing and helping clients with the idea of better understanding how to motivate and inspire clients who may not be excited about this particular prospect! Gretchen has insight, not only […]

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Episode 86: DEI - Learning from Lived Experience

In Episode 86, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Janine Sarna-Jones, CPO and Todd Allan as they share their thoughts and experiences in the ongoing discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In today’s episode, we spend some time unpacking the personal and professional realms to diversity, equity, and inclusion, talking about awareness, […]

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Episode 85: TV Show Influence on the Organizing Industry

Whether you’re interested in re-organizing and renovations or you just love a good reality TV show, you’ve likely followed many shows about organizing since the early 2000’s, from Neat with Hellen Buttigeig in Canada to Mission Organization, Clean Sweep, and Enough Already. In Episode 85, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Peter Walsh, […]

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Episode 84: Clever Communication - Crafting an Effective Message

As organizing and productivity professionals, communication is intricately tied into every part of our lives, whether we are speaking to clients, creating content online, or presenting and speaking at live events. So the sooner we can improve our communication skills and be the best at delivering our message, the better for everyone! In Episode 84, […]

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Episode 83: Build Your Community with a Facebook Group

In Episode 83, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Ingrid Jansen and Lesley Spellman, Founders of The Declutter Hub! Not only are they Declutterers and Organizers by profession, but they’ve recently also become masters of marketing too! The Declutter Hub, which started out as an online course, has broadened its scope to multiple […]

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Episode 82: Organizing with Students

Teachers are often under an enormous amount of pressure, and certain things in the classroom get pushed aside. One of these skills being organization. In Episode 82, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Tiffany Blassingame, Academic Life Organizer and Founder of Simple Organization. Her organizing company helps busy adults and their families develop organized […]

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Episode 81: Working with Gifted Clients

Professionals in the Professional Organizing and Productivity fields work with a very diverse range of clients. In Episode 81, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Kathleen D. Crombie, M.A., M.Ed in Counseling Psychology. Kathleen has extensive experience working with neurodiverse populations. This work experience, combined with the fact that Kathleen is a gifted […]

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