Kate Martin

CPO ® (Certified Professional Organizer®)

Author of 5 books

International Speaker

NAPO-Austin Chapter Secretary 2015-18

NAPO-Austin President's Award 2018

NAPO National Instructor

B.F.A. in Fine Arts - Photography

Certified Art Teacher PK-12

Owner, Organized Joy L.L.C.

I started my journey towards becoming a Professional Organizer by scheduling a session with a life coach back in 2011.


Through this coach I discovered that my favorite part of every job I ever had was the aspect of organizing:

  • When I worked at Walt Disney World, I was happiest in the stockroom organizing plush toys by type or clothes by size. Yes, I preferred the stockroom to the park and I know how crazy that sounds.

  • When I worked as an Art Teacher, I was happiest organizing the art supplies and planning out calendars for the year's lessons. I didn't understand why the other teachers had trouble finding student papers or keeping their classroom clean.

  • When I worked as a Retail Merchandiser, I was happiest setting up displays and organizing back stock. I didn't want to sell at the register and didn't understand the others who fought for every commission and sale.

I realized that while I was good at what I did in various industries, I would be GREAT at being an organizer. It was a job I didn't even know existed, but it was meant to be mine. 

Now I work one-on-one with clients to help them get organized. But I also utilize my other skills from previous professions to help my clients with so much more.

  • I write books, blogs & contribute to magazines to share my quirky combo of organizing and fun. Organizing does NOT have to be a drag.

  • I have a schedule I love that allows me to spend time with my family and keep my home running smoothly with 2 amazing, very active boys. I can help you achieve this, too because, yes, it is possible to enjoy the every day.

  • I teach about organizing to audiences in person and online through webinars, classes & conferences. There is always lots of learning and laughing in equal parts.

So that's my story. Contact me and tell me all about yours - I can't wait to hear it!


oJoy in the media

What I Do For You
(And Me)

I strongly believe that the best people to surround yourself with are those that are always learning more.


I know I'm an effective coach to my clients because I consistently take classes, read books, attend/speak at conferences & participate in national committees and boards.

I also find sorting and paperwork very exciting (just so you know what you're getting into here).

Each month I try to:

  • Read at least 1 book

  • Take at least 1 class (live or online)

  • Listen to at least 1 podcast

As a Certified Professional Organizer®, I take 45 hours of classes every 3 years. I do this gladly and gleefully! So far in 2020 I have learned about:

  • KonMari Organizing Techniques

  • Helping clients with ADHD

  • Using technology to increase profitability

  • Tech tools to skyrocket productivity

  • Canva graphics

  • Linked In optimization

  • Project management

  • Leadership mindset

  • 50 ways to use technology

  • Virtual organizing

  • Parenting in a pandemic


NAPO Austin Chapter member
NAPO Golden Circle Member
"Click to visit NAPO - National Association of Producitivy and Organizing Professionals"

Member Of:

NAPO 2021 National Conference Committee Chair

NAPO 2020 National Conference Committee

NAPO 2019 National Conference Committee

NAPO 2018 National Conference Committee

NAPO Austin Past Board Member (Secretary)

NAPO Website Committee

The Golden Circle of NAPO

Authorship & Publishing Special Interest Group

Business Organizing & Productivity Group

The Board of Certified Professional Organizers®

Neighborhood HOA Social Committee