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WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER?WHAT IS A PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANT?

A Professional Organizer is an independent consultant who works with clients to help them achieve order in various aspects of their lives or business operations. Professional Organizers assess their clients’ needs, recommend solutions, assist with implementation, and educate their clients along the way. As the National Association of Professional Organizers explains, “Professional Organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, organizer help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives.”  Professional Organizers recognize that one-size-fits-all answers are rarely effective, and so they work hard to understand their clients' unique preferences, needs, and goals and recommend custom solutions.

NAPO defines Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant as follows: 

  • Professional Organizer supports evaluation, decision-making, and action around objects, space, and data; helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding function, order, and clarity. 
  • Productivity Consultant supports evaluation, decision-making, and action around time, energy, and resources; helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding goals, effectiveness, and priorities.

If you're interested in exploring professional organizing or productivity consulting as a career, we encourage you to learn about becoming a professional organizer/productivity consultant.


HOW CAN A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER OR PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANT HELP YOU?

Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants help clients in many ways. Outcomes for clients often include: getting more done in less time; being able to retrieve items more easily; being surrounded by less clutter; wasting less money; experiencing less stress or shame; feeling in control of one's affairs; having more time and energy for the things that matter; and an overall improvement in one's quality of life.

If you're interested in hiring a professional organizer or productivity consultant, we welcome you to read about how to hire a professional organizer/productivity consultant and to search our member directory.


WHAT IS NAPO?

The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals™ (NAPO┬«) is a group of approximately 3,500 professional organizers and productivity experts dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. NAPO’s mission is to be the leading source for organizing and productivity professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research, and increasing public awareness.

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