An internationally recognized expert on increasing profits, productivity and peace of mind by eliminating physical, digital, emotional and spiritual clutter, Barbara’s life work has been to increase public awareness of the emotional and physical cost of clutter. She founded the Productive Environment Institute to train Certified Productive Environment Specialists who are available to assist individuals and businesses.
Her passion is helping people eliminate the physical, emotional, and spiritual clutter that prevents them from accomplishing their work and enjoying their lives. A respected expert in paper, information and time management, and work/life balance, Barbara’s books include: Kiplinger’s Taming the Paper Tiger series, Love It or Lose It: Living Clutter-Free Forever, Bushido Business, co-authored by Stephen M.R. Covey, Tom Hopkins, and Brian Tracy, and her 2011 release, Organizing Paper @Home: What to Toss and How to Find the Rest.
Spanning a 30-year career on the cutting edge of a growing industry, Barbara has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America, in Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The New York Times, Real Simple, and Guideposts magazine. She is past president of the National Association of Professional Organizers, a winner of the Founder’s Award, and a two-time winner of the President’s Award.
Initially trained in music education, Barbara organized an international choir in Grenada, West Indies, and New Delhi, India, and can frequently be found in the choir or at the piano at her church.
As a follower of Jesus, Barbara’s mission is to express His love through her work and her life so that other people will feel this love whether or not they share her beliefs.
Watch Barbara’s interview on “Phenomenal Women in Christ.“