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About Barbara

An internationally recognized expert on increasing profits, productivity and peace of mind by eliminating physical, digital, emotional and spiritual clutter, Barbara’s life work has been to increase public awareness of the emotional and physical cost of clutter. She founded the Productive Environment Institute to train Certified Productive Environment Specialists who are available to assist individuals and businesses.

She is the author of “Taming the Paper Tiger at Work”, “Love It or Lose It: Living Clutter-Free Forever”, and “Organizing Paper @Home: What to Toss and How To Find the Rest!”

Initially trained in music education, Barbara organized an international choir in Grenada, West Indies, and New Delhi, India, and can frequently be found in the choir or at the piano at her church. As a follower of Jesus, Barbara’s mission is to express His love through her work and her life so that other people will feel this love whether or not they share her beliefs.



Louise PhotoAbout Louise

As an artist and creative entrepreneur, Louise is fascinated by observing patterns, noticing closely how light interacts with both nature and our intense, dynamic urban landscapes: “I attempt to capture and present visually the energy and spirit I observe and feel in our complex world.” As a designer, Louise creates unique textile art prints and collections under the label LOUIS JANE™ (LouisJane.com/LouisJaneDesign on Social Media). A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Textile Design as well as graduate of the UCLA Anderson School MBA program and the California Institute of Technology, with a BS in Astronomy, she helped create and launch various technology products to simplify our lives including VCR Plus+, Enfish information management software and MyShape personal shopping online.