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Amber Taggard of the Organizer Chicks: Helping people reclaim their 17 minutes per day

Amber Taggard, The Organizer Chicks on the Companies That Care podcast

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The Companies that Care podcast highlights companies and business leaders who are making a difference in the world, like Amber Taggard, founder and CEO of The Organizer Chicks and host of The Organizer Chicks podcast.

The average American wastes 17 minutes each day looking for lost items.

When Amber read this statistic, she decided to use her M.S. in clinical mental health to help people reclaim their homes and spaces. Since 2011, Amber and her flock of Organizer Chicks have helped people fight the clutter, find the calm, and take back their 17 minutes each day.

The Organizer Chicks crew/The Companies That Care podcast

We talked about how The Organizer Chicks makes organization a positive, empowering experience for all their clients.

Amber aims to reduce the shame people feel about their messes and clutter. Everyone has a different skillset, and we shouldn’t feel intimidated by another person’s talents. Our talents and skillsets are meant to complement each other. Amber wants to destigmatize the idea of asking for help with organization.

We also discussed our challenges with infertility, how her company fared during the pandemic, toxic bosses, avoidable negativity (the topic for Amber’s TED talk), and how Americans have too much crap.

The Organizer Chicks at work | Companies That Care podcast
The Organizer Chicks at work

The Organizer Chicks gives back to their community by sponsoring girls’ sports teams and doing an quarterly “Chicks Give Back” day where they provide their services pro bono to a person or organization. Most recently they organized a new homeowner’s house for Habitat for Humanity.

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with the delightful, upbeat Amber! My conversation with her has inspired me to get back to purging and organizing my own space. My family is in a huge time of transition, and what better time to create a more peaceful space.

Next week I interview Terri Kozlowski, who is a proud Native American warrior from the Athabascan; Tlinglet Tribe - Raven Clan on the Finding Fertile Ground podcast. She has journeyed through the pain of child sexual abuse and utter fear of life after her mother abandoned me, at the age of 11, on the streets of Albuquerque, NM.

I alternate the Companies That Care podcast with my original podcast, Finding Fertile Ground, which shares personal stories of grit and resilience. On both my podcasts I strive to highlight voices from historically excluded populations, people who don't always get a platform. The Companies That Care podcast is brought to you by Fertile Ground Communications.

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