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Judith Kolberg

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Judith Kolberg is a pioneer in the field of professional organizing forming FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989.  She is credited with launching an entire field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals who are challenged by chronic disorganization (CD). Judith is the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, the precursor to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). Her contribution to the field resulted in the creation of the Judith Kolberg Award (and she is not even dead yet!) Respected by her peers for her innovative organizing ideas and thought-leadership, Judith is the recipient of the industry’s highest honors including the prestigious Founder’s Award from the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Kolberg detected the connection between CD and ADD. She has related disaster preparedness to organizing, and coined the concept of the ‘era of endless’ to describe disorganization in the digital age. Kolberg also conceived the digital estate plan.


Kolberg has authored 6 books on a range of ground-breaking organization / disorganization topics that have sold nearly half a million copies in English, Korean, Dutch, Japanese, French and Spanish [Amazon]. She is a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and the Independent Book Publishers Association. Kolberg coaches other authors to write their non-fiction book, and speaks regularly at Outrageous Voices, a lesbian writer’s retreat. Two authors Kolberg coached are award-winners. See Book Coaching for more information.

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