The Joy of Organizing Episode #7 NAPO President Barry Izsak
This week we chat with former National Association of Professional Organizers President, Barry Izsak. He is the owner of Arranging it All in Austin, Texas. We chat about organizing one of the most challenging areas of the home, the garage.
About Barry Izsak:
Barry Izsak, CPO® and founder of ARRANGING IT ALL, has been helping corporate and residential clients nationwide get organized since 1996. He is a Certified Professional Organizer® and a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS). Barry served two consecutive terms as President of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) from 2003-2007. Dubbed “the garage guru” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, his first book, Organize Your Garage in No Time (Que, 2005) has become a best-seller on the subject. Barry is co-author of his second book, Exploring Productivity (Dawson, 2006).
Mr. Izsak is a lively presenter and well-known for his passion and quick wit. His interactive presentations are in high demand and he is asked to lead seminars and workshops at major corporations nationwide. Barry is recognized as an articulate leader, advocate and spokesperson for the professional organizing industry and an international organizing expert. He has been quoted extensively in magazine and newspaper articles including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post and the New York Times and has been featured on CNN, CNN-fn, FOX, CNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS.
In 2007, Barry was recognized by his colleagues at the NAPO-LA Organizing Awards as Most Innovative Organizer and his book, Organize Your Garage in No Time, was recognized as Best Organizing Book. He is a member of NAPO’s Golden Circle and one of only two professional organizers in NAPO’s history to be recognized with the association’s top three honors: Service to NAPO Award (2008), the Founders’ Award (2005) and the President’s Award (2002).