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.
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.
Organize for Success® was founded in May of 2007, specializing in productivity for time-crunched high achievers, small businesses and corporate teams, including technology, office organization and efficient workflow processes. Whether you are PC or Mac, paper or electronic, Organize for Success offers customized plans for better using all resources, streamlining daily operations and incorporating work-life integration. As Owner and CEO, Emily Parks provides one-on-one and team consulting (in-person or via Zoom, Skype, Google+ Hangouts and ooVoo) 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.”
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As a knowledge management specialist and business organization consultant, Emily Parks’ 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“
- “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.
Whether you’re a freelancer seeking a quote for an article, your media outlet needs an interview or your event is seeking a keynote speaker, Emily Parks can fill your need as the go-to productivity consultant, author and speaker.
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 and Awards:
- 2017 Meaningful Green Woman Business Owner Award from the Greater Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
- 2015 class of 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards from the Triangle Business Journal
- 2015 Mary Diener Spirit / Member of the Year from Greater Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
- 2009 Outstanding Volunteer for the Lung Cancer Initiative, formerly known as the NC Lung Cancer Partnership
- Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (Small Business and Member Services Department Board for 2013-2015 terms)
- Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (Board of Directors, 2013 – present; LUNGe Forward Run, Walk and Rally – Greensboro Event Chairperson 2012 – present)
- North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (Professional Development Director 2010-2011; President 2011-2013; Immediate Past President 2013-2014; Membership Director 2014-2015)
- Kappa Alpha Theta (NC Triangle Alumnae Chapter Secretary 2008 – present; Chairperson of Committee for Reading and Scoring Applications to Theta Foundation 2009 – 2015; Facility Corporation Secretary for Duke University’s Beta Rho Chapter 2010 – present)
- National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (member of planning team for Ask The Pros quarterly webinars’ series)
- Greater Raleigh Chapter for the National Association of Women Business Owners (Board of Directors’ member at large for 2017-2018 term)