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May 2, 2023

Judith Kolberg is my long time friend and colleague, and, as of 2 years ago, my brilliant collaborator as well.
The Emotional Labor book would not be what it is without Judith’s talents – as an editor and writer, and as a listener. Our work together on the book was delightful and fun, and Judith’s sense of humor shows up on many pages. 
Our podcast conversation covers  a range of topics – how executive function skills show up in ‘doing’ emotional labor, the invisible work of sequencing, how self-care happens with left over time, and we also talk about our collaboration and the benefits of working with a writing and book coach.
Judith founded the Atlanta-based professional organizing company, 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. She founded the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, the precursor to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). Her innovative organizing methods are described in four commercially successful books. Judith’s depth of experience and humorous delivery has made her a popular international speaker worldwide on various organization/disorganization issues. Respected by her peers as an industry thought-leader, she is the recipient of the organizing industry’s highest awards and has been honored with the creation of the Judith Kolberg Award. Judith is a former President of the GA chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers; an emeritus member of NAPO, and a member of the ICD.
A native of Levittown, New York, Judith is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton with a degree in Sociology. She currently lives in Atlanta, where she takes care of her mom, sees clients and is a book coach helping authors write and publish their books.
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