59 episodes

Whether you are just launching a career in professional organizing and productivity or you’re a seasoned veteran — The Stand Out Podcast Series from the National Association of Organizing & Productivity Professionals (NAPO) will teach you how to make the most of the Organizing and Productivity Industry. Host Sarah Karakaian interviews business experts and successful professionals in the productivity and organizing world. 732146

Stand Out NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals)

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Whether you are just launching a career in professional organizing and productivity or you’re a seasoned veteran — The Stand Out Podcast Series from the National Association of Organizing & Productivity Professionals (NAPO) will teach you how to make the most of the Organizing and Productivity Industry. Host Sarah Karakaian interviews business experts and successful professionals in the productivity and organizing world. 732146

    Becoming More Known, Liked, and Trusted with Mridu Parikh (EP.58)

    Becoming More Known, Liked, and Trusted with Mridu Parikh (EP.58)

    Mridu Parikh shares a bunch of valuable strategies that she uses to increase her value, credibility, and visibility to make sure that corporations and associations keep on engaging in her services. We talk to Mridu about website curation, consistent content creation, and her routine outward marketing strategies. Mridu shares her advice for dealing with rejection, tailoring pitches, and a whole lot more. 

    • 37 min
    Remaining Consistent and Maintaining Extreme Focus with Mark LeBlanc (EP.57)

    Remaining Consistent and Maintaining Extreme Focus with Mark LeBlanc (EP.57)

    As we find ourselves in an uncertain and unknown climate, businesses are having to rethink how they operate and move forward. This clearly applies to the organizing industry too and today we have an amazing guest with us to talk about how your business can not only survive the crisis but more forward and adapt to the different opportunities it presents. Mark LeBlanc's main message is one of consistency and focus; he believes that through a steadfast, yet adaptable approach to your offers and sales you can grow in the best way, crisis or no crisis

    • 35 min
    The Top Three Things that Make You Memorable on LinkedIn, with Carol Kaemmerer (EP.56)

    The Top Three Things that Make You Memorable on LinkedIn, with Carol Kaemmerer (EP.56)

    In this episode, we're sitting down with Carol Kaemmerer,  a nationally recognized speaker, coach, corporate trainer specializing in personal branding and LinkedIn for executives, and author of the book, LinkedIn for the Savvy Executive.  Here, Carol shows us how we can use keywords, video, logos, and the LinkedIn headline to make our profiles truly shine. 

    • 34 min
    Coronavirus and Becoming a Virtual Organizing Coach with Kathy Vines (EP.55)

    Coronavirus and Becoming a Virtual Organizing Coach with Kathy Vines (EP.55)

    The onslaught of coronavirus has affected businesses and entrepreneurs all over the world, with professional organizers being no exception. In today’s episode, we get a chance to speak with Kathy Vines, a brilliant mind in the organizing space who has been ahead of the curve as far as offering virtual consultations for some time already. Kathy is a Certified Professional Organizer, the owner of Clever Girl Organizing, and she has also written a book called Living with Less. Our conversation with Kathy begins with some tips from her about how to know whether offering a virtual service fits into your business model or client in the first place.

    • 25 min
    Organizing and Severe Food Allergy Preparedness with Susan Bailey (EP.54)

    Organizing and Severe Food Allergy Preparedness with Susan Bailey (EP.54)

    Living as a celiac or sufferer from severe allergy-based food avoidance is burdensome, and being organized is an essential part of coping. Today’s guest is Susan Bailey, and she is a certified AllerCoach, meaning she helps allergy families manage by becoming more prepared and organized. Susan speaks about her experiences as a celiac and how that feeds into the work she does as an AllerCoach. She gets into the services she offers through her company, Cygnet Organizing, from recipe design to meal planning and kitchen compartmentalization. Susan also speaks about what it is like to occupy such a specific niche in the business.

    • 24 min
    It’s Never Too Late with June Carter (EP.53)

    It’s Never Too Late with June Carter (EP.53)

    NAPO star June Carter is an entrepreneur, professional organizer and house stager. She is also founder of Corporate Interior Solutions and Get Your Stuff Together Solutions. June is here today to talk about her belief that it’s never too late to transition into the career of your dreams in organizing and productivity, house staging, or any other subset of organizing.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Nancy Haworth ,

A wonderful resource for professional organizers!

As a professional organizer and NAPO member, I have listened to every episode. Sarah is an excellent host, and the interviews and topics are very interesting and educational to anyone in the organizing and productivity field!

Emily@SKIPcoaching ,

Cindy Jobs

Great interview! I am just starting the journey Cindy began 7 years ago. I am a new member of NAPO and also just finished the ADHD coaching course with ADDCA. I want to take my 30 years experience as a small biz owner (import/export) and help others organize to success.

CLDJMDLED ,

Excellent resource for members

This podcast is so informative and Sarah does a phenomenal job asking all the questions I’d want to know the answers to. I especially love that she taps into providers and information outside our industry from time to time so we can have our eyes opened to other frameworks. But, our NAPO industry leaders are inspiring as well, especially when they bring innovative ideas to our work!

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