Julie Morgenstern

I free individuals to make their unique contribution and achieve their biggest goals by organizing from the Inside Out.

 

Bio

Julie Morgenstern is an organizing & productivity consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and speaker. For over 25 years, Julie has been teaching people all around the world and at all stages of life how to overcome disorganization to achieve their goals. Her mission is to free each individual to make their unique contribution to the world—by helping them design their own systems for managing time and space that feel natural and are easy to maintain. This Inside Out approach to organizing everything gives readers, listeners, and clients the energy and knowledge they need to get (and stay) organized.

Through practical, dynamic workshops and coaching sessions, Julie and her team help organizations around the globe identify what's holding their people back and get on the road to fulfilling their mission quickly. Past clients include American Express, Hearst, HARPO, Deloitte, Microsoft, FedEx, GlaxoSmithKline, the NBC-Newsroom, the NYC Mayor’s Office, Sony Music, State Farm Insurance and Viacom/MTV.

As a speaker, media personality and corporate spokesperson, Julie is known for her passionate, articulate style and warm sense of humor. She has written columns for O MagazineRedbook, and Wells Fargo, helping readers solve problems by inspiring order in their lives. She has shared her expertise on countless TV and radio outlets, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The National Public Radio. She is quoted and featured regularly in a wide variety of publications and has been seen in The New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Best Life, O Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Fitness Magazine and Men's Health.

Julie is as crisp and engaging in her books as in person. She helps readers diagnose the causes of their disorganization, make mindset changes through insightful metaphors, and master simple technical skills they may be lacking. Julie is the author of the classic tomes Organizing from the Inside Out and Time Management from the Inside Out, both of which have been developed into popular specials for PBS. Julie and her teenage daughter, Jessi Morgenstern-Colon, co-authored Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens. Her workplace productivity and work-life balance tome, Never Check Email in the Morningis now the basis of a popular training program conducted for Fortune 500 businesses and organizations worldwide. Julie's book Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life takes her message to a new level, showing people how to use the process of decluttering to 'get unstuck' in their lives. Her latest book, Time to Parent, helps parents savor time both with their kids and on their own.

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My Story

I was once a notoriously disorganized person.  From the day I was born until the birth of my own child, I lived in a constant state of chaos. I was a classic, right-brained creative type, operating out of piles, spending half my days searching for things. I lost absolutely everything you could possibly imagine. The usual little stuff:  keys, watches, umbrellas, gloves, wallets—things you simply stop buying after a while.

I would lose big things, too. I actually lost someone’s car once.

I was one of those people who lived “in the moment”—spontaneous and charming, but never planning more than one minute into the future. As a result, I was always scrambling and frequently didn’t get things done on time, either because I forgot I had to do them, or because I couldn’t find whatever I needed to get the task done.  

The truth was, no matter how disorganized I was, I always seemed to pull things off. Somehow, by the skin of my teeth, I always made it to events, produced high quality work, pleased my teachers and my employers. I felt charmed somehow, a bit invincible.

Then my day of reckoning came... Read on→


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