About Emily Parks


Productivity Specialist Emily Parks

As one of seven siblings, Emily learned early on many ways to organize your life.  She discovered that keeping things in an orderly manner makes life easier, a lesson strengthened by her experience implementing business organizing solutions in different industries over the years as well as working in college athletics operations and automotive marketing. Emily is your productivity specialist, go-to resource for processes and tools to boost productivity while increasing profitability, giving tips to implement immediately for greater outputs while better maintaining your sanity. As such, in 2015, she was honored with two prominent awards: the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award and the Mary Diener Spirit Award (Member of the Year) from the Greater Raleigh Chapter – National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2017, she was awarded the Meaningful Green Woman Business Owner Award, which is an especially important honor for Emily as it recognizes her successfully growing Organize for Success® while positively impacting the community through volunteerism, mentoring, fundraising and financial gifting.

With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University along with a certificate of completion from the Institute for Professional Organizers™, Emily continues her education in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals as well as the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Through training and hands-on work, Emily has garnered tips and problem-solving skills, which she enjoys sharing with busy professionals to help them be more productive, increase their efficiency, bring more value to their clients and squeeze every minute out of each day. Emily helps you get the best tools to drive your desired workflow results, including processes, technology, space set-up and more.

In May of 2007, Emily founded Organize for Success® to partner with clients for improving output via customized plans to better use all resources, streamline daily operations and incorporate work-life integration, providing one-on-one and team consulting as well as customized workshops and trainings. As a results-oriented partner for you and your team, the mission of Organize for Success, LLC is “Maximize work/life solutions for meaningful results with your very limited time”, and the company’s vision is to “Make life efficient for time-crunched leaders.”

Emily completed a comprehensive and rigorous training program to be selected as an Evernote Certified Consultant, better empowering her to help professionals learn and implement the tool. Emily shares her expertise regarding tech tools to boost productivity as an instructor with North Carolina State University’s Technology Training Solutions unit.

Since Emily is a productivity specialist and business organization consultant, her expertise is highly regarded by many professionals and teams. She has been cited in the following articles for her mastery: “Ask the Experts: Organize Workspace to Boost Productivity“, “Communicate On Your Own Terms – Shop Talk“, “Ask the Experts: Stay Productive, On Task This Holiday Season” and “4 Tips for Eco-Friendly Printing“. Further, find podcasts of her being interviewed by Julie Coraccio for Clearing the Clutter Inside and Out by clicking here and video of her being interviewed by Adam Levine for Bring the Neat by clicking here.

Emily is such a sports fan that she had to leave sports administration because she was too busy working games to be able to watch.  She loves almost all sports, especially college and professional football, soccer and basketball.  Working in her family’s car dealerships fueled her passion for automobiles, leading to an interest in NASCAR, and she enjoys drooling over the classics, especially Corvettes, MGBs and Bel Airs.  A great pick-up truck is always impressive; yet, if you are looking to talk with someone who knows about all the bells and whistles associated with today’s automobiles, Emily is your gal! She considers cars “computers on wheels” with endless options for customization in technology and organization, her two passions!

Committed to supporting those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina, Emily volunteers with the Lung Cancer Initiative, a group for which she serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors.  She also is the Event Chairperson for the LUNGe Forward – Greensboro 5K Run, Walk & Rally.  Lung cancer is the #1 cancer-killer of American women and men, but the efforts of the Lung Cancer Initiative are making a difference. Interested in supporting the cause? Click here for more details.

Honors & Awards:

2017 Meaningful Green Woman Business Owner Award from the Greater Raleigh Chapter – National Association of Women Business Owners

2015 class of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards

2015 Mary Diener Spirit Award (Member of the Year) from the Greater Raleigh Chapter – National Association of Women Business Owners

2011 Finalist for Business and Professional Women / Raleigh Young Careerist Award

2009 Outstanding Volunteer for the NC Lung Cancer Partnership


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