CPO ® (Certified Professional Organizer®)
Author of 4 books
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.
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 dollar.
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.
I have a schedule I love that allows me to spend time with my family and figure out how to keep up with 2 amazing, very active boys & my husband.
I teach about organizing to audiences in person and online through webinars, classes and 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
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 1 book
Take 1 class
Listen to 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 2019 I have learned about:
Writing techniques for authors
Authenticity in your work and life
How multitasking makes you stupid - truly!
Eco-organizing techniques for a greener home
Evernote for your home and business
Helping disorganized musicians & other creatives
Tech tools for writers
Achieving outer order & inner calm
Business templates & framework
ADHD Time Management
Freelance writing relationships with editors
Behavioral time mastery
IKEA & Swedish death cleaning
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