Judith Kolberg pioneered the Atlanta-based professional organizing company, FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989 following a career in political organizing and office administration in New York. Though a skillful organizer, it became apparent some of her clients’ needs were unaddressed by traditional organizing. She founded the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, now the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and is credited with launching an entire field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals who are challenged by chronic disorganization. Twenty years later, FileHeads continues to specialize with chronically disorganized people in the business environment. Respected by her peers for her innovative organizing ideas and an ability to forecast organizing trends, Judith is the recipient of the industry’s highest honors including the prestigious Founder’s Award from the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the Highlighter Award from the NSGCD/ICD. Her contribution to the inaugural organizers’ certification program earned her the President’s Award, and she is a former president of the GA chapter of NAPO.
Judith formed Squall Press to publish her books and has also published with Routledge, a worldwide academic press. Select books are recommended reading by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers or required by select ICD certification/certificate programs. In all, her books have sold a quarter of million copies in the US, England, Korea, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. Squall Press has also brought other organizer/authors to publication. Judith’s depth of experience and humorous delivery has made her a popular speaker throughout the US via teleclass, webinar or live on a wide range of organization/disorganization topics. Her international engagements include Amsterdam, Tokyo, Costa Rica and the Bahamas. She is a virtual instructor for Pearson Education, a global education company. Judith has been a featured organizer on The Learning Channel’s “Buried Alive” series. She has appeared in more than 80 print, TV, radio and web outlets. Originally from 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, GA where she takes good care of her Mom, continues to see clients, writes, publishes, and blogs.