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.
April 23rd, 2019 | 46 mins 6 secs
intuition, letting go of fear
Caitlin V. Neal, sex and relationship coach, helps us tap into the power of intuition when making minor and major decisions about our home and our life.
April 16th, 2019 | 38 mins 20 secs
organizing professionals, productivity expert
Brad Stulberg, author of The Passion Paradox, turns our attention to how we can KonMari our mind and our calendars to improve our performance and more intentionally explore our interests.
April 9th, 2019 | 29 mins 32 secs
konmari consultant; impact stories
Spark Joy co-hosts cover the 2019 KonMari Consultant Meetup as Marie Kondo and her team greets hundreds of certified KonMari Consultants and trainees gathering for a joyful weekend in New York City.
April 2nd, 2019 | 27 mins 15 secs
Scott Marschall of Morgan Manhattan Moving shares tips and strategies for making your move less stressful. Listen as we combine his years of experience in the moving industry with KonMari principles.
March 26th, 2019 | 28 mins 33 secs
Becky May, fellow KonMari Consultant, helps us explore the best ways to make your next moving experience spark joy.
March 19th, 2019 | 14 mins 19 secs
art work, children, clothing, families, kids, konmari, marie kondo, organizing, tidying up, tips
KonMari Quick Tips! Every few weeks, we dedicate an episode to quick tips around a particular topic requested by a Spark Joy listener.
This week KonMari Quick Tips episode is dedicated to tidying with kids! KonMari’ing with kids presents its own special opportunities and challenges, but it can be done and can even be fun!
March 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 49 secs
books, konmari categories
Robin Mitchell Cranfield, a graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in book design for art galleries and children’s books, shares her thoughts on the KonMari book category.
March 5th, 2019 | 47 mins 35 secs
authors, organizers, productivity
Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin debuts her latest book, "Outer Order, Inner Calm," as we explore the intersection of happiness, joy and order.
February 26th, 2019 | 36 mins 41 secs
joy journal, konmari, konmari consultants, organization, professional organizer, tidying up with marie kondo
How to plan and organize the activities associated with tidying up. If you started to tidy, tackled clothes clothing or other categories, but quickly found other life priorities got in the way, then this is the show for you!
February 19th, 2019 | 21 mins 41 secs
Taking to the road alone is a brave decision. We're exploring solo traveling with award-winning writer, podcaster, and solo female travel specialist Gemma Thompson.
February 12th, 2019 | 36 mins 38 secs
Feng Shui Master, Laura Cerrano shares her expertise in bringing your KonMari tidying in alignment with the principles of Feng Shui.
February 5th, 2019 | 14 mins 28 secs
Spark Joy podcast co-hosts release a very special tool for listeners to extend their tidying experience!
January 29th, 2019 | 35 mins 34 secs
fitness, konmari consultant
Ashley Barber, Houston's first KonMari Consultant, shares tips on how to align your KonMari tidying event and lifestyle with your fitness aspirations.
Ep 68 | Behind the Scenes: Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" with Tricia Fidler and Jane Grodem
January 22nd, 2019 | 27 mins 2 secs
konmari consultants, netflix, review
Fellow KonMari Consultants Tricia Fidler and Jane Grodem share what it was like to work behind the scenes as assistants on Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."
January 15th, 2019 | 47 mins 27 secs
konmari consultants, netflix, review
[SPOILERS INCLUDED] We review the premiere of Netflix's original series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," covering episodes that sparked joy and sharing thoughts on the show from the KonMari Consultant perspective.
January 8th, 2019 | 32 mins 10 secs
goal planning, new year, personal development
Master life coach Laura Kessler helps us manifest our intention and step into our power in the new year through realistic, holistic goal setting, themes, and personal manifestos.