“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
~ Mae West 

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Lisa Montanaro in the Media

A few months ago, I was contacted by a reporter/freelance writer who was looking for experts to interview for an article he was writing on remaining focused and avoiding multitasking for a business magazine in the Capital Region. He interviewed me and we had a great exchange of ideas and conversation.

The piece is titled “Get Focused: The Science Behind Why Multitasking is Ruining Your Ability to Get Things Done” and is written by Jeff Wilser. He did a great job with the piece! And thankfully, he used a lot of my quotes and content, and attributed them to me. It is in the September 2017 issue of Comstock’s Magazine in Sacramento.

Hope it helps you stay focused and stop multitasking!

“How Do You Define Business Success” by Lisa Montanaro, San Diego Statement, December 2011

Lisa is thrilled to be a columnist for HV Insider. Her column will be featured every Monday in the Lifestyles section. Check it out at http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/category/lifestyle/.

Warwick Businesswoman, Lisa Montanaro, Publishes Her First Book – The Ultimate Life Organizer by Roger Gavan, The Advertiser-News, April 28, 2011

“10 Ways to Protect Your Small Business” by Lisa Montanaro, San Diego Statement, December 2010

“What’s New in the Business Scene”, The Poughkeepsie Journal, December 1, 2010

“Time is on Your Side: 10 Ways to Reinvest In Your Business During a Slow Economy” by Lisa Montanaro, San Diego Statement, December 2010

“Experts Offer Tips to Lessen Holiday Stress” by Patti Racine, Times Herald Record, November 14, 2010

The Poughkeepsie Journal Lisa was thrilled to be selected as a columnist for the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Work-Life Balance column of the Young Professionals section. She periodically posts columns dealing with work-life balance, and is happy to share links to those articles here so that you can click on over and read them at your leisure. Enjoy!

“Organizing and Marriage: ‘Til Death (or Disorganization) Do You Part” by Lisa Montanaro, Warwick Valley Living, May 4, 2010

“Don’t Go It Alone: It Takes a Village to Run a Successful Business”
by Lisa Montanaro, NAPO San Diego News, Volume 3, Issue 11, March 2010

“Protect and Promote Your Business with Copyrights and Trademarks”
by Lisa Montanaro, NAPO News, Volume 25, Number 1, January/February 2010

“Claudia’s Corner – Drowning in a Sea of Papers” by Claudia Jacobs, The Times Herald-Record, January 24, 2010

Get Organized in 2010, The Warwick Advertiser, January 7, 2010

“How to Survive the Daily E-Mail Attack”by Lisa Montanaro, Encounter Living & Leisure Magazine, December 2009

“Overwhelmed? Getting Organized Can Help Make Your Workspace Work for You” by Anna Vitale, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, August 31, 2009

“Decide to Be Organized” by Roger Gavan, Warwick Advertiser, August 20, 2009

“10 Ways to Protect Your Small Business” by Lisa Montanaro, Hudson Valley Business Journal, May 11, 2009

“How and Why to Get Organized” by Putnam Northwestern BOCES Reporter, April 2009

“Guide Your Business Past Grief and Loss” by Pattie Simone, Women Entrepreneur, March 26, 2009

“Protect Yourself and Your Business: The Law as a Shield” by Lisa Montanaro, NAPO News, Volume 23, Number 4, September 2008

“Fresh Green Organizing with Lisa Montanaro: Ask Yourself, Do I Really Need That?” in Warwick Valley Chamber Connection, 2nd Quarter 2008

“Chamber Honors Member Businesses” in Business Viewpoint insert of Times-Herald Record, December 2007

“Communication Overload” by Nicole Quattrociocchi, Parent-to-Parent Newsletter, Winter 2007

“Get Organized Month Community Service Project: Warwick Valley Humane Society” by Roger Gavan, The Warwick Advertiser, February 2006

“How to Work from Home: Creating a Home Base” by Patricia Simone, Times Herald-Record, September 2005

“This Professional Will Help Organize Your Life” by Kathy Kahn, Hudson Valley Business Journal, May 2004

“Two College Roommates Learn to Share a Space” by Lisa Montanaro, Balance Magazine, Fall 2003

“Need Help in Removing Business Clutter? Here’s a Possible Solution: The Organization Woman” by Roger Gavan, The Warwick Advertiser, September 2003

Style Counsel

Photo by Missy Raye

Lisa was chosen as a model for Style Counsel’s ad campaign, “Real Clothes, Real People.” Style Counsel is a store in Warwick, NY that offers a large variety of career, casual, and special event clothing. Their large customer base extends from the small Village of Warwick to the surrounding areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Style Counsel has built up quite a following with customers due to being on the cutting edge of fashion. Lisa owns many fabulous articles of clothing from Style Counsel that she wears when giving presentations or hanging out casually. But her favorites are the fantastic gowns and special event dresses like the one she is pictured wearing in the ad!

Renaissance Woman, Escapee925.com, February 26, 2012

Sliding Scale Solutions to Becoming Organized by Lisa Montanaro, Happy Hudson Valley, September 12, 2011

Organize, Organize, Organize by Elana Frankel, Home Goes Strong, March 29, 2011

Lawyer Turns Organization Into a Lucrative Business by Caroline Higgins-Dowd, Blog: This Is Not The Career I Ordered, February 27, 2011

Organizing 2011: The Entryway, The Good Stuff Guide, January 11, 2011

LM Organizing Solutions Finds Success by Drawing on Past Experiences, Network Solutions, August 2, 2010

NAPO Podcast

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) for it’s podcast series. My topic was Let Go to Grow: Focusing on Your Strengths. Below is a description of the podcast interview, as well as a play button for you to listen in. Hope it helps you in your business! 

NAPO Podcast – Let Go To Grow: Focusing on Your Strengths 

If the legal aspect of starting or growing your business has you intimidated, lost or overwhelmed, we have got the expert for you. From legal documents to the ins and outs of everyday business, today’s expert has us covered. With a background as an attorney, mediator and trainer of entrepreneurs, Lisa Montanaro is a sought after business expert. She is the owner of Lisa Montanaro Global Enterprises, the umbrella organization under which she offers productivity consulting, success coaching, business strategizing and speaking to individuals and organizations. Lisa is an inaugural certified professional organizer and a member of the Golden Circle of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. 

What you’ll learn about in this episode: 
– Transitioning from another career into professional organizing
– Pros and cons of subcontracting under established organizers when you are just starting out
– Great PR starts with believing in what you do, then letting media and other influencers know about it.
– How to grow a speaking and productivity coaching business
– Tips on getting your name out there when you move to a new area
– How raising your profile begets more opportunities to raise your profile
– Understanding different kinds of legal business entities and which one is right for you
– How to protect both yourself and your client in a business relationship “Let go to grow”
– Why delegating and outsourcing tasks is a path to exponential growth in your business.


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Career Coach Caroline
show hosted by Caroline Dowd-Higgins aired on CBS Radio.

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“Creativity and Technology Solutions for Business and Life”
Radio Interview with Joe Dans, September 21, 2011, WTBQ

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“Lisa Montanaro on the Organized Job Search”
Radio Interview with David Dirks, November 19, 2009, BlogTalkRadio

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“Takin’ Care of Business”
Radio Interview with Mike Sweeton, November 16, 2009, WTBQ, 99.1 FM, Warwick, NY

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“Certified Professional Organizer Lisa Montanaro Promotes National Get Organized Month”
Radio Interview with Hosts Rob McLain and Frank Truatt,
January 21, 2009, WTBQ, 99.1 FM

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“Professional Organizer Lisa Montanaro Discusses Get Organized Week”
Radio Interview with Host John Moultrie, February 12, 2004, WTBQ, 99.1 FM, Warwick, NY

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“Professional Organizer Lisa Montanaro Gives Organizing Tips”

Radio Interview with Host John Moultrie, December 3, 2003, WTBQ, 99.1 FM, Warwick, NY

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“Meet Professional Organizer Lisa Montanaro”

Radio Interview with Host John Moultrie, October 9, 2003, WTBQ, 99.1 FM, Warwick, NY

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

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Part 2

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Lisa served as a member of the NY State Bar Association’s Lawyers in Transition Panel, The Next Wave: A Panel of Lawyers Who Have Tapped Into Their Passion to Find Success in Other Careers, which was held live in NYC and as a webcast online. Lisa shared her story of leaving the practice of law to become an entrepreneur.

Lisa and her fellow panelists — an executive career coach, a reporter/writer, and an attorney-turned-standup comedian — had lots of good stories and advice for anybody contemplating a career change.

Lisa’s Ezine/Blog Videos

Ezine/Blog Videos

Interviews of Lisa

Interviews of Lisa

Lisa Montanaro is interviewed by co-hosts, Marisa Miles and Tameeka Williams, of the new public access television show, The Path: Positive People, Places & Things in the Hudson Valley. Lisa discusses her business and offers organizing tips for back to school time.

Lisa Montanaro shares Professional Organizing Tips on organizing shelving at the Rubbermaid Booth at the 2010 National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Tradeshow & Convention (courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/user/RubbermaidOnline)

Lisa Montanaro is intervied as part of the Success Panel at Get Out There Live Workshop

Lisa’s Book

The Ultimate Life Organizer

“Something Special”


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Journalists, Radio & Television Show Hosts:
Do You Need a Media-Savvy Trusted Resource?

IMG_1525If you require a guest expert, interviewee, or source for print, radio or television, Lisa Montanaro is experienced in speaking with members of the media, stays on point, excels at meeting deadlines, and can provide quality content. Lisa is personable, articulate, knowledgeable, and at ease on air and on camera.

In addition, Lisa is a published author with excellent writing skills and can provide columns, tips, and articles for electronic or hard copy publications, as well as speak about content from her book, The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life, published by Peter Pauper Press in 2011. With her background as a performer, teacher, mediator, and lawyer, Lisa is a “media darling” who will appeal to your readers, listeners or viewers, and help make your job as a member of the media a breeze.

Lisa is available to assist the media on many topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Organizing and Productivity, including Time Management, Clutter, Paper Management, the Organizing Industry, and her trademarked methodology DECIDE, which examines the connection between disorganization and indecisiveness
  • Career Transition & Job Search
  • Leaving Corporate America/Jumping ship from a law career/Becoming an entrepreneur
  • Living a Multi-Passionate Life/Modern Day Renaissance Men & Women
  • Life-Work Balance
  • Thriving as an Entrepreneur

Contact Lisa for media-related inquiries.