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 33: Smalls Steps for Big Change

Michelle Prince

On this 33rd episode of Stand Out, we are joined by Michelle Prince, author of the bestselling book, Winning in Life Now, ZigZiglar Speaker, Publisher, and NAPO2019 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker! Michelle is sought out as a renowned motivational speaker, having worked for the legendary Zig Ziglar. She now owns her own publishing company which […]

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Episode 32: Organize for Success with Emily Parks

Emily Parks

On this episode of Stand Out we welcome the inspiring Emily Parks, professional productivity and organizing tech consultant and the founder of Organize for Success. Emily shares her personal journey and how she got into the industry, joined NAPO, her public speaking gigs and the current services she offers clients. We discuss what it means […]

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Episode 31: Identifying Your Ordinary Superpower

Our guest on this episode of NAPO’s Stand Out Podcast Series is Brittany Dixon of Brittany & Co and NAPO Member Since 2017. Brittany will share her ordinary superpowers in the arts of simplifying, organizing and Trello. After a few career trial runs, Brittany decided to follow her gifts and passion, bootstrapping her way to […]

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Episode 30: Improving Productivity, Efficiency And Performance

For this episode 30 of the NAPO Stand Out Podcast, we are joined by Brian Lassiter, President, and CEO of Performance Excellence Network. Brian is an executive with deep experience in improving organizational performance, enterprise quality, organizational assessment, balanced scorecard and measurement, process improvement and effective leadership. Brian has worked with dozens of organizations and […]

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Episode 29: Preparing for and Handling A Major Health Crisis

Megan Spears, CPO

On this episode, we are joined by Megan Spears, CPO of Disorder2Order and she is here to talk about the somewhat difficult topic of staying organized during a major health crisis. This is such an important discussion and Megan has a wealth of professional expertise and personal experience to share with us. Her husband was […]

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Episode 28: The Coaching Perspective and The Client Perspective

Laurie Malloy

Welcome back to Stand Out the Podcast Series presented by NAPO! On this episode, we welcome Laurie Malloy, owner of Simple Spaces. She’s not only a professional organizer, relocation specialist, and home stager but she’s also an associate certified coach and provides coaching services to her clients both one-on-one and via group coaching. In our discussion […]

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Episode 27: Finding Your Real Strengths

Welcome back to the NAPO Podcast! We are welcoming Sandy A. Lane to the show to talk to us about strengths coaching and maximizing your potential. She has a host of helpful tips and tricks to help you get started on your journey of growth! Sandy is a seasoned leader with a huge amount of […]

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