Our Organizing Team - Janice

 Janice is a founding member and past president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) in addition to being a Golden Circle Member and past education chair for NAPO. In 2009, she was nominated for the prestigious NAPO Founder's Award. Janice is the Past Certification Program Director of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and holds the distinction of being the first professional organizer in North Carolina to become a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD), a certification she has held since 2005.

In 2007, she received her credential as a Master Trainer in Chronic Disorganization and Organization. Janice also holds the Chronic Disorganization(CD) Specialist Certificate and the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Specialist Certificate and has obtained all 11 of the Certificates of Study offered by ICD. She is a Certified Organizer Coach (COC) as credentialed by the Institute for Applied Coaching. Janice also holds a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt University. In the Raleigh area, she is a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the NAPO, Chix in Business and the Business Leaders’ Club. Nationally, Janice holds membership in Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

Janice Russell is a sought-after speaker. She has presented organizing seminars in a variety of venues, including SAS Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, the United Way and Ameriprise. Janice has spoken at organizing industry conferences including NAPO's 2007, 2008 and 2012 Annual Conferences and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization's 2007 Fall Conference. In addition, she has presented several international teleclasses to ICD subscribers: “Organizing for Personality Type”, “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder versus Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder” "Your Client's Personal Alphabet" and "The Assumption of Order."

Janice is the author of the book Get Organized This Year! and the audios Stop Letting Stuff Overwhelm You, Tackle the "No Time" Trap and Hone in on Home Organization.

What clients have to say about Janice:

I would have considered myself hopeless until Janice showed me how to arrange my files in categories according to use. Everything has a place and I feel so much more efficient and competent and best of all so much more productive. Janice has given me the guidance and training to think in a totally different way about how to order my surroundings and my life.

Judy Fourie, J. Fourie & Company

Thanks so much for coming by last week to help me organize the Ronald McDonald House! Your suggestions were so practical and relevant to our space! I can’t wait to start labeling everything! I really appreciate your time and wisdom!

Jessica Maynard, Director of Operations, Ronald McDonald House of Durham

Janice, you are the organizational bomb!

Bob Watral, Ameriprise

One (of many) things I love about you is that you are non-judgmental, even if it is something previously addressed (and not necessarily just that once!)


I'm eleven years old and Miss Janice helped me because now my room is organized and I can find things. She has really helped me a lot. I am now getting more organized than I was before with all of my things especially my school work and all my papers.