Julie Morgenstern
Organizing & Productivity Consultant and New York Times Bestselling Author


Julie Morgenstern is an organizing and productivity consultant, New York Times bestselling 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.

 

In her newest book, Time to Parent, Julie helps parents find a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human. She provides remarkably practical strategies that contain and clarify the seemingly infinite job of parenting into a manageable road map that works from cradle to college. Her unique framework shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. Time to Parent teaches you how to manage the conflicting priorities of the parenting years while still creating plenty of quality time with your kids and for yourself.

 

As a speaker, workshop leader, media personality, and corporate spokesperson, Julie Morgenstern is known for her passionate, articulate style and warm sense of humor. She has written columns for O Magazine, Redbook, 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. In addition to Time to Parent, Julie Morgenstern is the author of the classic tomes Organizing from the Inside Out and Time Management from the Inside Out. Julie and her 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 Morning, is 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.

 

You can follow Julie on Twitter and Facebook.

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TIME TO PARENTOrganizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You
Henry Holt & Co.

Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own.

Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You It can feel impossible to find a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human. But Julie Morgenstern offers parents remarkably practical strategies that organize the seemingly infinite job of being a parent into a manageable set of responsibilities that are relevant from cradle to college. Her clear, nonjudgmental approach will help you see what you’re doing well, where you could be doing better and how even small changes in your own behavior can yield big results. Based on her forthcoming book, Time to Parent, this presentation will empower you to juggle the priorities of the parenting years, as you create regular quality time with your kids--and for yourself.
Making Work, Work: Practical Keys to Productivity Demanding workloads, a hyper-speed pace, and constantly changing responsibilities create a challenging work environment. Brand new, counterintuitive skills are required to boost your value and increase job security without sacrificing your personal life. Learn to prioritize your to-do list with confidence, create the time to concentrate in a highly distractible environment, outsmart email and interruptions, optimize your time off to ensure peak performance, and work fewer hours while getting more done. Small changes in your behavior will put you instantly back in control.

Based on Julie's book Never Check Email in the Morning, this presentation is good for Corporations, Professional Associations, Nonprofits and Talent Development Initiatives.
Time Leadership: Creating a Culture of Productivity In this thought-provoking presentation, Julie helps management see the role they play in creating a culture of productivity. By thoughtfully developing norms around email, meetings, quiet time, interruptions and time off, good time leadership enables organizations to meet their goals—such as recruiting and retaining top talent or staying ahead of the competition.
Organizing and Decluttering from the Inside Out Ready to get organized but don’t know where to start? Too much to do, and not enough time? Tried getting organized in the past, only to have the whole system disintegrate within days? Learn to convert your cluttered space or overpacked schedule into a system based on the unique way you think and your natural habits, so it is easy to maintain. Discover the difference between organizing and decluttering, identify what’s holding you back, design your system on the unique way you think so it is easy and natural to maintain, and avoid the most common pitfalls to getting organized. Boost productivity, speed your response time to opportunities, and feel both calm and energized by your environment at work and at home.

This presentation can be tailored to focus on organizing space or time, at home or work. Based on Julie's books Organizing from the Inside Out, and Time Management from the Inside Out, and SHED Your Stuff.
The Great Juggling Act: Creating Balance Finding a balance between raising and being a human is not easy. Without a roadmap, parents feel pulled in a million directions, and worry that whatever they are spending time on, they are neglecting something else. In this insightful talk, Julie shares a unique framework for managing the conflicting priorities of the parenting years that creates space for quality time with your family and for yourself. Parents learn how much time and attention kids need to feel loved and secure, How to divvy up household logistics as a way of taking care of each other and creating closeness. The surprise secret to folding self care into your daily routine, how to break your family's screen addiction to create more space for connection, why you shouldn’t feel guilty working and how to create healthy boundaries between work and home. Audiences gain more time, less guilt and deeper presence with each thing they do.

Based on Julie’s book, Time to Parent, this presentation is good for Women In Leadership, Working Parent, Wellness, Diversity and Emerging Leader Programs, Conferences and Parent and School Groups.
SHED: Decluttering Your Space, Time and Habits to Get Unstuck Using her proprietary SHED formula, Julie guides audiences through letting go of the obsolete in their spaces, schedules and behavior to make room for new experiences and growth. This talk is perfect for groups experiencing transition to be empowered to move forward as their most authentic, fully-engaged selves.











Julie Morgenstern and Julie Lythcott-Haims talk about their parenting expertise and advice.

Listen to Julie Morgenstern’s talk at the Peninsula Parent speaking event in San Mateo, California.

WCVB posted “30 back-to-school survival tips for crazy-busy parents” based on Julie Morgenstern’s parenting and organization philosophies.

Read the Parent Encouragement Program’s interview with Julie Morgenstern on her book Time to Parent.

The New York Times highlighted Julie’s time management expertise.

Julie talks about unplugging on vacation for “Secrets of the Most Productive People”

WEOL reviewed Julie Morgenstern’s book Time to Parent.

Listen to Julie telling NPR how to survive back-to-school season.

The Washington Post featured Julie Morgenstern and her organizational expertise.

Read Julie’s career-changing tips on Refinery29

Julie Morgenstern was featured in an article on time management in the workplace.

Listen to Julie on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.

How can you be more productive? TIME featured Julie Morgenstern in this eye-opening article.

Discover how to stop being late in Redbook

Julie explains what to take off your to-do list in O Magazine

Read Psychology Today‘s interview with Julie

Check out “5 Reasons Why Clutter Costs You Cash” in Forbes

Read Julie’s explanation of why some people are always late in ABC

Julie’s trick to your most productive weekend ever on the Today Show

Julie debunks myths about organized people in Business Insider

Visit Julie Morgenstern’s website

Follow Julie on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn

"Julie’s down-to-earth, positive energy and amazing wisdom is contagious and I truly believe her message is so important that it needs to spread like wildfire amongst parents! Thank you for imparting priceless wisdom on us...The entire lecture resonated with the audience from beginning to end."
- Juad Masters, Meeting Planner, private event in Connecticut

"Julie's presentation was fantastic and had glowing reviews. Comments on our audience feedback forms included: 'Great visuals, very organized, good discussion!. Revelatory! Julie’s straightforward, plain language, uncomplicated way to think of the parenting job made it feel actually possible to do! Great info, can’t wait to apply!' I can tell you she made quite an impact. It was really a pleasure planning this with you and I hope we have the opportunity to bring Julie back to Winchester again."
- Gael Robinson, Program Planning Manager and Board Director, Parent to Parent

"Julie Morgenstern spoke at Wilton Library (CT) to an enthusiastic crowd of parents. All were eager to hear what a professional time manager had to say about parenting. The charts from the book were a big hit. Participants talked among themselves, recognizing what category of mother or father they were. All left with a new understanding of what a child wants and needs."
- Lauren McLoughlin -Associate Director Wilton, CT Library

“It was GREAT event! I felt very good about the fact that parents could walk away with something really tangible.”
- Anna Grossman, Director of the Hudson River Park Mamas

"What an honor and joy it was to host this lovely event for friends in the Pasadena area. I love that as I’ve been out since the event, people in my different circles have reached out to say they bought the book or audible ...and those that missed it said they heard such good buzz that they have asked if I host again to please invite Julie."
- Julie Lin, Meeting Planner, private event in Los Angeles

"Julie has a brilliant way of making sense of all that we've learned in our Parent Ed events over the years. We are a stronger and smarter group of parents thanks to Julie's insights!"
- Cathleen Pearson, Peninsula Parent Speaker Series

"Her organizational tips and strategies are top-notch--I am confident audience members will be able to apply her principles, even to their highly classified information."
— Thelma Rodgers, National Security Agency

"Julie’s presentation strongly contributed to the conference’s success, and I feel fortunate that I was able to sit in on her session!"
— KC Conway, First Republic Bank

"Julie was the highlight of our conference. I’ve been unable to walk the length of the hall outside my office without someone stopping me to recite tips from her presentation."
— Kenneth C. Pennoyer, Government Finance Officers Association