Karin is a naturally born organizing fanatic. She learned the importance of an organized life as a child from her mother and grandmothers.
But, it was only after a career as a clinical psychotherapist and a director of healthcare finance that she began to pursue her true passion as an organizational consultant.
She founded The Serene Home with the intention of helping others create a life that is more relaxed, productive and contented. She also designs and stages home interiors with an emphasis on creating more profitable real estate transactions and more beautiful home environments.
She has studied under Marie Kondo and is one of the few certified KonMari consultants outside of Japan. She is also a certified member of NAPO, the National Organization of Professional Organizers, and RESA, the Real Estate Stagers Association
She has a MSW from the University of Kansas, her home state, and a MBA from Fordham University.
December 3rd, 2019 | 38 mins 38 secs
Welcome to the 2019 Spark Joy highlights show! Thank you again for listening and we're looking forward to sparking more joy in 2020!
November 26th, 2019 | 14 mins 33 secs
Today’s Quick Tips episode will prepare you for the busiest shopping days of the year by shifting your focus on mindful shopping and gift giving.
November 19th, 2019 | 29 mins 13 secs
health, lifestyle, wellness
Christina Lustig, Founder & Lead Planner of To The Nines Events, joins us to explore tips for sparking joy when it comes to holiday entertaining.
November 12th, 2019 | 32 mins 14 secs
finances, health, lifestyle, wellness
Jen Smith author and creator of modernfrugality.com explores how to follow your journey to paying off debt and reaching other big financial goals.
November 5th, 2019 | 42 mins 50 secs
book review, konmari fundamentals, minimalism
How would your life change if your digital world were clutter free?
October 29th, 2019 | 22 mins 30 secs
We know the process of getting organized can be discouraging at times and sometimes you may feel like giving up. If this sounds like you, or if you just want to get some additional encouragement and support as you tidy up, this episode is for you.
October 22nd, 2019 | 31 mins 33 secs
Paula Rizzo is a best-selling author and Emmy-award winning television producer. She’s produced health, wellness, and lifestyle segments with a range of top experts in the health and wellness field.
October 15th, 2019 | 8 mins 32 secs
Today’s Quick Tips episode explores kids, home, work and daily routines!
October 8th, 2019 | 32 mins 10 secs
Craig Selinger is a New York State licensed language therapist and founder and CEO of Themba Tutors, providing accessible tutoring and executive functioning coaching for all learners in their home, school and work environments.
October 1st, 2019 | 39 mins 51 secs
Today, we speak with Meghan Leahy; author, parenting coach and Washington Post columnist about raising your kids with confidence, patience and even joy!
September 24th, 2019 | 29 mins 41 secs
konmari fundamentals, money
Co-hosts Kristyn and Karin explore how investing in tidying up pays you back in obvious and unique ways that impact your life and your legacy.
September 17th, 2019 | 36 mins 54 secs
Cami Galles, singer-songwriter and performing artist, explores the fact that music is sound organized in time and universally impacts our mood, memory, and productivity in so many different ways.
September 10th, 2019 | 32 mins 18 secs
Tia Fagan introduces us to Conscious Parenting, a philosophy that encourages parents to wake up so to speak and ask themselves "why are they trying so desperately to control their child’s destiny?"
September 3rd, 2019 | 9 mins 45 secs
Spark Joy podcast is two years old! In celebration of our anniversary enter to win one of several prizes to mark this major milestone.
August 27th, 2019 | 22 mins 48 secs
client success stories, konmari impact stories
Single mom Amy DeCillo walks through how her 15 hour KonMari tidying experience impacted her family and the benefits of working with a KonMari Consultant along the way.
August 20th, 2019 | 42 mins 30 secs
Eliette and Marieke Staub of Clarity Home Detox join us to discuss the joy of tidying and their role as official lecturers and educators for KonMari Media, Inc.