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Organisational Expert, TV & Radio personality and New York Times best seller
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
An expert in organizational design, Peter Walsh is a television & radio personality as well as the author of numerous New York Times best-sellers. Peter’s aim is to help people live richer happier lives with a little more organization.
Born and raised in Australia, Peter moved to Los Angeles in 1994 with the idea of launching a company to help organizations improve employees' job satisfaction and effectiveness. He has helped thousands of home owners and corporations organize their living and work spaces for optimal efficiency.
Peter was a regular guest for five seasons on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' where he was dubbed the “Get Your Life Organized Guy” which led to his own series, 'Extreme Clutter' (formerly Enough Already!) on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Peter is now a regular monthly contributor (and occasional co-host) on 'The Rachael Ray Show' in the US. He’s also a regular contributor to Australia’s Network Ten’s series 'The Living Room'.
Peter is also currently a regular Contributing Editor to O: The Oprah Magazine and previously had a regular program on the Oprah Radio XM &Sirius channels. He’s appeared on hundreds of television programs including 'Sunrise', 'The Morning Show', and 'Studio 10' in Australia; and 'The Talk', 'Good Morning America', 'The Today Show', 'The Revolution', 'The Nate Berkus Show', and 'CNN' in the US. His interviews have appeared in thousands of newspaper, magazine, and website articles across the world.
Previously, Peter was the star of the popular international organization and design series 'Clean Sweep' on Discovery's TLC Network. The series produced over 120 episodes and still runs throughout the world.
Peter is the author of six best-selling books on the subject of organizing: 'Lose The Clutter, Lose The Weight', 'How to Organize (Just About) Everything', 'It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff', 'Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?', 'Enough Already! Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You', and 'Lighten Up!: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less'. His books have been translated and published in 10 different languages.
Peter also released his first app entitled “Get Organized! Peter Walsh” (the app is available at the ITunes Store). A DVD version of “IT’S ALL TOO MUCH” is also available through his website and for streaming on YouTube. The DVD is one-hour in length and offers tips for getting every room of your home organized.
Peter is a frequent public speaker (five years of Oprah’s O You! conference and numerous home shows across the country) on the subject of living a better life by being organized. He has been a spokesperson and keynote speaker for numerous companies including Walt Disney, Ikea, Microsoft, Dymo, OfficeWorks, OfficeMax, Chase, O Cedar, and The Australasian Association of Professional Organizers.
Improving Productivity, Organization, and Health While Working from Home
The current global pandemic has seen a significant shift in work behaviors with more workers than ever before being required to work from home. Combined with national stay-at-home advisories, required home schooling and the imposed social isolation, working from home can be a real challenge in terms of focus, productivity and the general health and well-being not only of workers but also of their families. International organizational expert Peter Walsh has almost 20 years’ experience helping individuals and businesses create more decluttered, organized and productive homes and workspaces. Peter’s practical tips and advice provide clear guidance and help in navigating the work-from-home stress and pressures that accompany the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s All Too Much: Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
Organization is not just about the clothes in our closets or the boxes in our garages. It is about living more focused, motivated, and productive lives both at home and at work. The stuff we own and the things we consume have a direct effect on our lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live. Through this highly interactive session, Walsh provides a deeper understanding of clutter and organization and provides the audience with skills, tips, and techniques for living a happier life with less stuff. He points out the most common stumbling blocks people have to higher efficiency and productivity and offers concrete suggestions to overcome them. This talk can be tailored to fit different audiences and their goals, from those concerned with the environmental impact of clutter to families adapting to a new living situation.
Let It Go: Downsizing to a Richer, Happier Life
Whether you are selling your family home, blending households, or cleaning out a parent’s house, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Understanding the basic process of downsizing is critical to dealing with these important phases. In this talk, Peter Walsh explains his approach to downsizing and provides a step-by-step process for dealing with emotional challenges, establishing a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles, dividing heirlooms, and creating strategies for your new life.
Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight: Understanding the Connection
While anecdotal evidence has long suggested a link between excessive clutter and personal weight and health issues, the science now supports this connection in a way that is hard to dispute. In this talk, Peter Walsh highlights how understanding the relationship between good health, weight, and the things we own leads to better personal choices for health and wellness.
Managing Change in the Workplace
Change is a normal and necessary part of the growth of any company. Being organized contributes to positive change and assists the productivity and effectiveness of the workplace. In this talk, Peter Walsh applies his decluttering and organizing methodology to the corporate environment, exploring the nature of getting organized and its value as a corporate goal toward achieving success.
Navigating the Mess: Kids, Teenagers, and Clutter
Good organizational skills can be learned from the earliest age and provide the basis for solid decision-making skills, personal responsibility, and an understanding of one’s role as a responsible member of a family and the broader community. Peter Walsh demonstrates that helping kids become more organized need not be the nightmare it seems to be for so many parents, with step-by-step guides and accessible tips for families.