Barbara Hemphill


Barbara Hemphill, CPO® started her career as a residential organizing consultant in 1978 in New York City. She quickly observed that paper was the number one organizing challenge in the American household.

Today, she is the CEO of Productive Environment Institute which helps companies manage information so employees can accomplish their work and enjoy their lives.

Frequently referred to as "The Paper Tiger Lady" and "America's Favorite Organizer", Barbara is the author of Kiplinger's bestselling "Taming the Paper Tiger" book series, "Love It or Lose It: Living Clutter-Free Life Forever, and Bushido Business, co-authored with Stephen M.R. Covey, Tom Hopkins, and Brian Tracy.

She has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America, and in Reader's Digest, USA Today, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The New York Times, Real Simple, and Guideposts. She has served as president of National Association of Professional Organizers, and president of Washington DC chapter of National Speakers Association.

Barbara has lived in the West Indies, India, New York City, and Washington, DC. While living in India, she adopted three children. She is the also the mother of two stepchildren, and has four grandchildren. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina on 70 acres of woods overlooking a 30-acre lake where people love to visit to see whether she practices what she preaches!

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Organizing Paper @ Home: What to Toss and How to Find the Rest!
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Why can't I ever find the papers I need? Did I save that on the computer or is it in my file? Sound familiar? Despite all our technology, paper is still the No. 1 challenge in households nationwide. From the home office to the kitchen counter, Barbara Hemphill offers a practical and proven step-by-step solution to purging, sorting, and taming that paper (AND electronic) tiger.

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