Did you miss any Organizer Interviews in 2020?

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One of the most popular features on Your Organizing Business is when I interview a professional organizer or productivity consultant about their business. Everyone seems to love reading about the different paths others have taken towards starting and building a career in this field.

It’s been a great year for interviews, with a record of nine organizers taking part, including a few industry veterans. Click on their names below to read their stories. Even if you’ve known someone for a long time, you’re sure to discover something new!

Barb Eimer

Barb Eimer of Settle Down has gone through some interesting twists and turns over the past eight years! She now helps people in Northern Indiana prepare for and get organized after moving, as well as traditional organizing.

Debbie Rosemont

A Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival Superstar Blogger, Debbie is the founder of Simply Placed in greater Seattle, Washington. Since starting part-time in 2003, she has since built a team that has helped thousands of people have more time for what matters most.

Gayle Goddard

Gayle Goddard of The Clutter Fairy, LLC offers residential organizing services to middle-aged women going through a transition in their lives throughout the Greater Houston, Texas area and virtually.

Jen Obermeier

Jen Obermeier began offering professional organizing services in the Greenville, SC area in 2014, and has since turned exclusively toward supporting other organizers through Pro Organizer Studio.

Judith Kolberg

Judith Kolberg of FileHeads Professional Organizers and Squall Press serves international and national clients, virtually and in-person. An organizing industry veteran, she trains professional organizers and productivity consultants in digital estate planning and loves doing developmental editing of self-help and how-to books and products.

Melanie Summers

Melanie Summers of I Speak Organized serves the greater Portland and SW Washington metro area and currently offers virtual plans and services nationwide. She’s also a great story teller!

Ronni Eisenberg

After 42 years in business, Ronni Eisenberg has done it all and seen it all, so she has an interesting story and a lot of wisdom to share.

Sabrina Quairoli

Sabrina Quairoli of Sabrina’s Organizing and Admin Services provides virtual administrative support to small business owners in the United States and is one of our Megastar Bloggers.

Tracey Shadley

A member of NAPO, Tracey Shadley of Organize A-Z designs closets, garages, offices, pantries, laundry rooms, and many other types of organizing storage, as well as writing and developing courses.

Future Organizer Interviews

I would love to publish one interview each month during 2021.

If there’s someone you’d like to see featured here, please leave a comment or send me a message.

If you’d like to be featured, please fill out the Organizer Interview Questionnaire and I’ll add you to my schedule! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the industry, you have a unique story which can help your colleagues to learn and grow their businesses.

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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on December 9, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    It’s been funny reading all of these! What a terrific group of professionals. I feel so lucky to be in the same industry with these quality people:)

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      I feel so blessed to be part of such an awesome community. Thank you for participating in an interview last year!

  2. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 14, 2020 at 9:38 am

    This is such a valuable series. The questions are excellent, and they help us get to know our colleagues more deeply. Thank you for sharing them again as a group. What an amazing collection!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 14, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      It’s interesting to see them all in one place, isn’t it?

  3. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on December 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Hi Janet! I love this interview series of yours. I look forward to it! Thanks for the opportunity to share my expertise during this unique time. =)

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 14, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you for participating and for being such a loyal reader.

  4. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on December 14, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    You have ALWAYS been so supportive of the organizing community, Janet. I love these interviews, and I keep thinking I need to do something “interesting” to make it worth your while. 2021 will be my 20th year in business, so perhaps it’s the year to step up. 😉 In the meantime, thank you for sharing out colleagues’ great stories.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      And YOU have always been supportive of me! Julie, I would love to interview you, any time you’re ready.

  5. Lucy Kelly Lucy Kelly on December 15, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Getting a chance to read all these interviews on top of our first annual Zoom get together combines to make me feel honored to be part of this amazing group. Thank you for your leadership, Janet.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 15, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      First Annual – sounds like I’ve made a commitment now! Thanks for being part of the group, Lucy.

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