205 episodes

Pro Organizer Studio is a business building resource for professional organizers. We are here to help you launch & grow the professional organizing business of your dreams! Founder Jen Kilbourne has been coaching, supporting & inspiring savvy businesswomen in the home organizing industry since 2016. Melissa Klug, master certified professional organizer and founder of home organization business Home By Eleven, joined Pro Organizer Studio in 2020 to help even more women grow in the industry.

The Pro Organizer Studio Podcast Melissa Klug + Jen Kilbourne

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 114 Ratings

Pro Organizer Studio is a business building resource for professional organizers. We are here to help you launch & grow the professional organizing business of your dreams! Founder Jen Kilbourne has been coaching, supporting & inspiring savvy businesswomen in the home organizing industry since 2016. Melissa Klug, master certified professional organizer and founder of home organization business Home By Eleven, joined Pro Organizer Studio in 2020 to help even more women grow in the industry.

    Self-Care that isn't a cliche--Talking burnout, home life and more with Tami Hackbarth (P1)

    Self-Care that isn't a cliche--Talking burnout, home life and more with Tami Hackbarth (P1)

    When you hear the phrase "Self-Care" what comes to mind? To me, it's hearing people say "go take a bath and read a book" when the reality is the world can feel like it's spinning out of control. My guest today is trying to change our view of what self-care REALLY is. 
     
    Today I am talking about balancing the domestic load, in a conversation with life and work coach Tami Hackbarth. We are discussing the Fair Play method, focusing on the redistribution of domestic labor and mental loads to create a more equitable household dynamic. This episode is one where I want to bring together help for you as an entrepreneur, along with ways you can help our organizing clients as well--it's a double win and a double header epsiode! 
     
    We are talking about it ALL--family roles, parenting, and the division of labor, emphasizing the importance of communication and implementing changes in a team-oriented manner. Tami shares her expertise in helping clients manage their mental load and prevent burnout, bringing valuable advice for both professional organizers and their clients. The episode stresses the necessity of ongoing conversations and systems to maintain household balance and offers perspectives that are applicable to various family structures.
     
    TIME STAMPS: 
     
    00:00 Introduction and Podcast Overview
    02:13 Meet Tami Hackbarth: Life and Work Coach
    11:49 The Fair Play Method: Redistributing Domestic Labor
    17:24 Addressing Burnout and Mental Load
    25:34 Client Stories: Teaching Kids Responsibility
    26:31 The Laundry Debate: Independence vs. Pampering
    30:00 Setting Household Standards: Minimum Standard of Care
    32:22 Invisible Labor: Recognizing Unseen Efforts
    34:00 Food Decisions: Balancing Family Preferences and Allergies
    38:02 Collaborative Parenting: Sharing the Load
    45:39 Communication Strategies: Regular Check-ins
    47:30 Conclusion: Reflecting on the Conversation
     
    LINKS FOR LISTENERS:
     
    CONNECT WITH TAMI HACKBARTH: www.tamihackbarth.com
    Tami's new course on Reducing Mental Load: https://www.tamihackbarth.com/reduce-mental-load
     
    CONNECT WITH MELISSA: hello@proorganizerstudio.com
     

    • 47 min
    July Reset Checklist + Filling an entire summer with ONE email

    July Reset Checklist + Filling an entire summer with ONE email

    There are six months left in 2024 which means it's time for a mid-year check in on your organizing business! Melissa is taking a July reset and she'll talk about what that means and how you can get some of that magic too. 
    Connect with Melissa at proorganizerstudio.com or hello@proorganizerstudio.com!

    • 21 min
    I flew 5,963 miles for some life-changing magic for my pro organizing business

    I flew 5,963 miles for some life-changing magic for my pro organizing business

    When I signed up for a trip to Japan with Marie Kondo's team from KonMari Media, I figured I would get some good sightseeing, some good food, and get to meet other organizers and have some good pictures for social media. What I didn't expect was to have a truly life-changing experience that has made me look differently at my business and my personal journeys--and my guest Kristin DeCou from Modern Refresh is here to talk with me about our amazing trip across Japan!
     
    The episode delves into the lessons learned about mindfulness, slowing down, and the importance of creating a sustainable organizing business. Kristin discusses her organizing journey and the impacts of the trip on her approach to work and life. Emphasis is placed on the value of intentional living, building meaningful routines, and fostering community among professional organizers.
     
    LINKS FOR LISTENERS:


    Connect with Kristin of Modern Refresh: www.modernrefresh.com or www.instagram.com/modernrefresh
     
    Get in touch with Melissa at Pro Organizer Studio: hello@proorganizerstudio.com
     
    TIMESTAMPS:
     
    00:00 Introduction and notes about Melissa's personal journey
    02:58 Introducing Kristin DeCou + her organizing journey
    08:37 Reflections on the Japan Trip
    25:20 Implementing Changes Post-Trip
    30:19 Reevaluating Life and Business
    32:04 The Power of Saying No
    34:01 Meditation and Mindfulness
    37:19 Incorporating New Habits
    46:49 Empowerment and Future Goals
    48:39 Sustainable Organizing Entrepreneurship
    52:07 The Organizing Community
    54:46 Connecting and Finding Your People
    56:23 Conclusion and Contact Information

    • 59 min
    Inside Out 2 + lessons in running a business!

    Inside Out 2 + lessons in running a business!

    What lessons can Inside Out 2 teach us about entrepreneurship? Melissa is going to tell you!

    • 13 min
    8 signs it's time for a business REFRESH with Brie Morrissey of BK Branding Co

    8 signs it's time for a business REFRESH with Brie Morrissey of BK Branding Co

    Your online presence is your employee that works 24/7/365--and today I'm hosting Brie Morrissey of BK Branding Co to talk about 8 signs your business needs a REFRESH! 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    When Careers Collide: Jenny Albertini, Organizing Journeys and Becoming a Published Author!

    When Careers Collide: Jenny Albertini, Organizing Journeys and Becoming a Published Author!

    I am so thrilled to welcome Jenny Albertini, who is one of the very first professional organizers I ever met, and who was a great part of my organizing life, to the pod! She is the author of Decluttered: Mindful Organizing for Health, Home and Beyond--and it's a book that will help organizers with clients by connecting health (mental and physical) with the organizing process. 
    WIN A COPY OF JENNY'S BOOK! 
    www.proorganizerstudio.com/links
     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

n3organized ,

Add this podcast to your FAVORITES

I am a long-time follower and listener and have gained so much incredible insight, encouragement, and a feeling of community as a result of this podcast. Melissa and Jen pour into their community as they share advice, wisdom, encouragement, and laughs with every episode. You truly feel like you are not alone as you listen, and this podcast has been one of my FAVORITES throughout my journey as a pro-organizer. Soooooo thankful for them!

Katekinsale ,

Melissa and Jen for the win!

I started my tiny business in the pandemic all thanks to the incredible support and encouragement of this podcast which inspires me even more now! I can’t wait to sign up for the courses some day soon & truly get to know the lovely women behind the wise and lovely voices. :) Thank you for sharing your priceless wisdom and humor—-I look forward to the podcast like an organizer awaiting a visit to the container store. Xoxo-SweetHavenDesignCo

Melissa Gugni ,

A must listen

I love this podcast! Best pro organizing podcast by far. I have learned so much from it over the years. Melissa is such a warm and engaging host. She feels like a friend just sharing good info. Great variety of topics to help us organizers grow.

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