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Stand Out

Summary: 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

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 Episode 24: Problem Solving Straight to the Bank – with Jan Lehman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:34

Jan Lehman is an executive coach, productivity consultant and speaker. She is the founder and CEO of CTC Productivity. CTC is a Twin Cities-based, woman-owned and operated business. With over 20 years of corporate consulting experience, Jan is not just an expert in the field of productivity, she personally understands the unique challenges of leading a busy professional life.

 Episode 23: Getting Paid as a Speaker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:21

David Newman is the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits and Crush Your Competition.

 Episode 22: Aligning Your Time and Your Priorities - with Amy Tokos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:47

Amy Tokos is the owner of Freshly Organized. Her mission is to help others make their lives more streamlined and organized. Amy’s background is in engineering. Her work focused on making manufacturing processes simpler and more efficient, also known as lean manufacturing.

 Episode 21: Creating Good Content that Gets Found – with Brittany Bailey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:27

On this episode, Sarah talks with Brittany Bailey of about how to start and maintain a blog or any content creation platform. Brittany started blogging nearly 10 years ago, and has built up a great reputation in the DIY space. She specializes in “how-to” posts that walk people step-by-step through simple to complex home improvement project. She does all of this with the message (about blogging and DIY) “You can do it!”

 Episode 20: What are You Going to Do about That? Solving Problems and Playing to Your Strengths, with Standolyn Robertson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:28

Standolyn Robertson is an organizing expert, speaker and writer. She founded her business, Things in Place in the year 2000. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Women's Day, USA Today, the Boston Globe, CBS, Boston, NPR, and the Emmy-nominated show, Hoarders.

 Episode 19: Unapologetically You – Understanding Yourself and Your Clients, with Jessica Butts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:40

Jessica Butts teaches corporate workshops, conducts keynote speeches around the country, and is the author of two amazing books: Live Your Life from the Front Seat, and Don’t Do Stuff You Suck At.

 Episode 18: Be You, Bravely with Samantha Pregenzer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:49

Samantha Pregenzer is the founder of Simply Organized. She is a residential professional organizer, Evernote community leader, blogger, keynote speaker, Better Homes and Garden style maker for 2016 and 2017 and has been featured in Family Circle magazine, Redbook magazine,, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed and Apartment Therapy.

 Episode 17: Believe it and Make it True – with Allison Task | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:07

In this episode, my guest Allison Task and I discuss the power of believing that dreams can come true. Allison has made a career out of guiding people through their thought processes and into the answers they already know. She likes to say, “You have answers, I have questions.” Those questions have served her and her clients well.

 Episode 16: Landing Corporate Clients with Heather Cocozza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:42

Heather Cocozza is the owner of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC which serves business and residential clients. She has been organizing for 12 years, and her clients include large establishments such as the Smithsonian Institution and National Institute of Health (NIH). She is a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

 Episode 15: Living Fearlessly with Rachel Henke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:55

Rachel Henke is the founder of Living Fearlessly, a best-selling author, Certified Transformative Coach and speaker. Breaking free of the 9-5 job world upon relocating to a sleepy village in the UK, Rachel started her first business in 2003 working from the breakfast bar around her two young daughters.

 Episode 14: Decluttering the Mind is a Great Place to Start – With Dr. Regina Lark | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:27

Dr. Regina Lark is the founder and owner of A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity. Dr. Lark earned a Ph.D. in U.S. Women’s History from the University of Southern California then worked with the UCLA Women’s Studies program. In 2008 she left higher education to start A Clear Path. Regina is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD).

 Episode 13: Be a Sales Sherpa, with David Fisher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:11

David J.P. Fisher (also known as D. Fish) is a speaker, coach, and author of 7 books, including Hyper-Connected Selling. Building on 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and sales professional, he combines nuanced strategy and real-world tactics to help professionals become more effective, efficient, and happy.

 Episode 12: Organizing for Results with Joshua Zerkel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:44

Joshua Zerkel, CPO® is Head of Global Community, Asana, the easiest way for teams to track their work and get results. He is responsible for growing and engaging the Asana community around the world. For over a decade, he has focused his career on helping people and businesses get more organized and increase their productivity.

 Episode 11: Agency in your Inbox with Molly Rose Speed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:57

Molly Rose Speed is the creator of the Academy for Virtual Assistants. After years as a corporate accountant cubicle dweller, Molly Rose decided to live out her mission to live a life owning her time and her unique service to the world. By helping passionate, mission driven entrepreneurs implement their ideas online through flawless tech execution, she has not only freed herself but the hundreds of entrepreneurs she's automated and streamlined.

 Episode 10: Let Go to Grow – Focusing on Your Strengths with Lisa Montanaro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:01

With a background as an attorney, mediator and trainer of entrepreneurs, Lisa Montanaro is a sought after business expert. She is the owner of Lisa Montanaro Global Enterprises, the umbrella organization under which she offers productivity consulting, success coaching, business strategizing and speaking to individuals and organizations.


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