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addSpace receives the Best of Encinitas Award!

(prREACH) January 11, 2014 — addSpace to Your Life! a professional organizing and image consultancy has been selected for the 2013 Best of Encinitas Award in Professional Organizers category by the Encinitas Award Program.  Each year, the Encinitas Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and their community. These exceptional companies help make the Encinitas area a great place to live, work and play.  The Best of Encinitas Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Encinitas. Their mission is to raise the profile of exemplary companies and entrepreneurs among the press, the business community, and the general public. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.

The 2013 Encinitas Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Encinitas Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Award Winner Kathi Burns:
Kathi Burns, CPO is a Certified Professional Organizer, Image Consultant, Speaker, Trainer & the Author of How To Master Your Muck. As the founder of . . .

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San Diego, July 11, 2011— Kathi Burns, CPO® founder of addSpace To Your Life! A Professional Organizing and Image Consultancy announced today that she has been selected as a speaker for the 2011 Moms in Business Unite Conference in San Diego on August 3, 2011. Her presentation, Become the Master the Muck of Your Business, Take control of Your Papers and Inbox will be part of the Running Efficiently Track at the unique educational conference, which enhances the professional and personal lives of women and mom business owners.

“We were overwhelmed with submissions from many eminently qualified speakers, so we had a tough task to choose those we feel will add the most value,” said Randa Cote, President of Moms in Business Unite, Inc. and founder of SPE Solutions. “We’re excited to have Kathi as part of the program, since she’ll provide a content-rich presentation that provides immediate dividends to conference attendees.”

As the contributing expert to FOX 5 and NBC 7/39 News, founder Kathi Burns is frequently called upon by national media outlets such as Better Homes and Gardens, Good Morning America and Martha Stewart Living Radio. During Kathi’s session, guests will learn how to  keep their papers out of piles, maximize their productivity and master their email overload.

The 2011 Moms in Business Unite conferences in Atlanta, San Diego, Denver, Boston and Detroit include a keynote speaker, panel discussions, breakout sessions, resource marketplace, New Inventor Showcase and plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day. To learn more and register, visit

About addSpace To Your Life!

addSpace develops organizational systems for homes and offices which maximize space and minimize clutter. addSpace also re-wardrobes clients who want their image to match their full potential.

About Moms in Business Unite

The Moms in Business Unite Conference is the vision of five women entrepreneurs who united to empower and educate women in business. The annual event, provides business education and solutions for establishing a balanced work and family life by bringing together accomplished instructors, relevant life and business topics, and a truly unique learning environment. It helps women business owners pursue their entrepreneurial dreams by providing tools, resources, and guidance through the various stages of business ownership. Learn more at


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Celebrate YEP at Barnes & Noble Fundraiser with Tips On “How To Make Money” From Entrepreneur & Author Kathi Burns

NEWS FROM: Small Business Development Center North San Diego County 760-795-6740

For Immediate Release through November 12, 2010:

For More Information: Lynn Pittman 619-542-1898 Cell 619-316-6879 or

Fall 2009 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS PROJECT (YEP) Business Plan Contest and $1,000 Prize Winner was RetroSpecs, vintage sunglass stores created by Murrieta Valley High School Virtual Business Students, Kyle Wininger, Jenessa Witties, Holly Koval, and Phillip Gould.

Learn About MiraCosta College SBDC’s Young Entrepreneurs Project & How To Start A Business

San Diego, CA – Have you ever thought about owning your own business or you have a great idea? This is the event for anyone who is interested in being an entrepreneur, loves to do their holiday shopping at Barnes and Noble and is passionate about (more…)

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Small Business Development Center North San Diego County 760-795-8740

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MiraCosta College SBDC’s Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP) Gives Students Real Experience and Information On How To Start And Manage A Company

San Diego, CA – On Thursday, September 30, 2010 join local author, entrepreneur and founder of addSpace To Your Life, Kathi Burns, at the Oceanside Barnes and Noble, 2615 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92054 from 6-8 p.m. for the Fundraiser and Kick-Off Event of MiraCosta College Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Fall 2010 Young Entrepreneurs Project or YEP.  Admission is Free and families are encouraged to attend.

YEP teaches high school and college students how to start and manage a business promoting entrepreneurship as a career. There is a business plan competition with the opportunity for participants to win $1,000 to start a business. “Barnes and Noble created The YEP Entrepreneur Author Series and Book Fair fundraiser to kick off the third year of MiraCosta College SBDC’s Young Entrepreneurs Project to promote entrepreneurship, reading, and to help secure funding and prize money for YEP,” explains Joseph Molina, MiraCosta College SBDC’s YEP Coordinator.

Kathi Burns has been featured regularly in Better Homes and Gardens and on local, regional and national media.  She will share tips with the audience on how to get organized and save time so they can live their purpose by doing what they love in life. This is a great presentation for all ages. Kathi will sign copies of her newest book How to Master Your Muck. Barnes and Noble will donate 20% of all purchases to help fund the MiraCosta College Small Business Development Center’s YEP program.  For information concerning the September 30th YEP fundraiser and program visit is open to all students and free to join.  Shoppers can provide Book Fair ID 10257871 at the Barnes and Noble Oceanside location or at to support YEP from 09/30/10 to 10/05/10 20% of their purchases will be donated to YEP. Find out more about syndicated columnist, professional organizer, image consultant and spokesperson Kathi Burns at

“Small businesses are the backbone of our nation and we are dedicated to encouraging and giving students the knowledge and confidence to choose entrepreneurship as a career. The creativity and hard work demonstrated by past YEP participants is inspiring.  As we enter the third year of the MiraCosta College SBDC’s YEP program, it continues to grow thanks to partnerships with local businesses, organizations and schools. YEP is featured in high school, college and university business programs.  We created the YEP Entrepreneur Author Series with Barnes and Noble to promote local authors and entrepreneurship as a career.  We are excited to have Kathi Burn open the series,” explains Molina.

“I am a self confessed serial entrepreneur who is committed to helping others achieve the “American Dream” of owning their own business,” declares Kathi Burns.  “There is nothing like having your own company. It’s better than chocolate! Many of my clients are entrepreneurs looking for office organization, time management and image consulting to help them achieve their dreams.  I also work with a lot of families in organizing systems, workspaces and schedules so they can spend more time together. My newest book, How to Master Your Muck, provides easy solutions to help everyone get organized, update their image and manage their time,” says Kathi. “I am excited to be a part of the YEP Kick-Off Event,” Kathi continues, “ Everyone has muck. Muck could be a cluttered desk or mind, an unorganized filing system, an over-active in box, an outdated image or unrealistic calendar.”

The YEP curriculum is online and supported through the MiraCosta College SBDC and Business Department as well as California Virtual Enterprise.  “High school students gain team building skills, confidence and practical experience that will not only help them run and operate a business, but any endeavor,” says James Hayes, YEP Coordinator and Virtual Enterprise (VE) Instructor for the Vista Unified School District. VE is a course in which students set up and run a simulated business in order to prepare them for working in a real business environment and the course is articulated with MiraCosta College. With the guidance of a teacher and real-world business partners, the students determine the nature of their business, its products and services, its management and structure, and engage in the daily operations of running a business. Upon the completion of YEP, students will know exactly how to start and run a business.

About the Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP) -YEP is sponsored by MiraCosta College Small Business Development Center. The SBDC provides no cost consulting services and no or low cost workshops to existing businesses and entrepreneurs. Since 1999 the SBDC, located at 1823 Mission Ave in Oceanside, CA, has assisted over 13,000 business people establish 223 new businesses, create 1,000 new jobs, add $64.5 million in sales, retain 600 jobs and secure more than $23 million in loans. For more information about the SBDC North San Diego County, visit

The SBDC is hosted by MiraCosta College and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small

Business Administration (SBA) and by the California Community Colleges Economic & Workforce Development Program (EWD) and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Chancellor’s Office of California Community Colleges.

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Getting Organized Has Never Been Easier – Announcing “Get Organized Month January 2010 – The Great Organizing Giveaway!”

addSpace To Your Life! is teaming up with Calahan Solutions, Inc. and other professional organizers and virtual assistants make the most of Get Organized Month January 2010!

San Diego, CA – January 22, 2010 — Many people use the start of a new year to think of ways in which they can improve their lives, and becoming more organized can help save time and money, increase productivity, enhance one’s quality of life, and reduce stress. In fact, in its most recent survey, the National Association of Professional Organizers found that 91 percent felt they could be more efficient at work if they were better organized. Overall, 71 percent indicated their quality of life would improve with more organization.

Although just about everyone seems to understand the benefits of being organized, it’s not always easy to figure out just where to start.  To highlight ways in which people can become more organized in their office, with their time and in their home, professionals from around the globe will be participating in the first ever “Great Organizing Give Away”.

“There are many outstanding resources available to consumers to help them get organized, but frequently people do not know where to find them or how to start.  Our solution was to get the resources available in one spot!” stated Stephanie LH Calahan, coordinator of the project and founder of Calahan Solutions, Inc. in Bloomington IL.

On January 25, 2010 seekers of organization and productivity wisdom can go to and sign up free resources such as ebooks, tip sheets, audio programs and more as well as enter into drawings for amazing prizes.  Information will be categorized into three main categories: your office, your time and your home.  Business professionals, parents and students will all find expert material that fits their personal productivity and organization needs.

“We decided to participate in this giveaway by providing 33 Tips to Add Space and Master Your Muck! to everyone that participates in the Great Organizing Giveaway.  We want to support a fantastic start to 2010,” stated Kathi Burns, CPO®.

About addSpace To Your Life!: ( a Professional Organizing and Image Consultancy based in San Diego. addSpace develops organizational systems for homes & offices which maximize space and minimize clutter. addSpace also re-wardrobes clients who want their image to match their full potential.

Kathi Burns CPO®, is the founder of addSpace and the author of How To Master Your Muck ~ Get Organized. Add Space To Your Life. Live Your Purpose! As the contributing expert for FOX 5 and NBC 7/39 News, Kathi is frequently called upon by media and quoted in national magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens. Kathi has been featured on Good Morning America and Martha Stewart Living Radio and many other broadcasts. Contact her direct at 760.840.9997.

About Calahan Solutions, Inc.: ( is a premier productivity and organization consulting firm, serving national and local clients in corporate settings, small businesses and home-based operations.  Calahan Solutions, Inc. creates life-long transformations enabling you to focus on the things that really matter in life and business.  You don’t have to do it our way, because we help you find your way!™ For more information about Calahan Solutions, Inc. and the Great Organizing Give Away, visit or call 309-826-5263.

About NAPO: ( The premier national association dedicated to the field of organizing, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is The Organizing Authority®. Since forming in 1985 as a nonprofit professional educational association, NAPO has grown to nearly 4,200 members. NAPO is dedicated to serving its members through education, networking, industry resources, and promoting the profession to the public. For more information about NAPO and Get Organized Month, visit or call NAPO at 856-380-6828.

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Contact: Kathi Burns CPO®

T: 760.840.9997 (day/evening)  760.436.4266 (alternate)

A:  PO Box 232066 Leucadia, CA 92023



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Learn How to Master Your Muck at the Encinitas Library December 5th

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Contact: Sandy Housley (760-634-6454)

How to Master Your Muck with Kathi Burns

at the Encinitas Library

The Encinitas Library presents Kathi Burns, CPO®, on Saturday morning, December 5th at 10 AM, with dynamic tips for organizing the “muck” in your life. (more…)

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For Immediate Release October 30, 2008
For More Information:  Lynn Pittman 619-542-1898
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Kathi Has Been Featured on Good Morning America and BC News and in Better Homes and Gardens.

Featured Speaker For  San Diego NAWBO, The National Association of Business Women Owners Meeting Wednesday   •   November 19, 2008   •   5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  SHERATON MISSION VALLEY

San Diego, CA – Image is very important to how you present yourself to others in social and professional situations.  If you feel good about how you look you will be confident and empowered to accomplish more in your life.  Many times we get so busy that we don’t have time to shop or even clean out and organize the closet. It is easy to get stuck in a rut!

Kathi Burns is to the rescue.  As the owner of addSpace to Your Life, a professional organizing and image consulting agency, she specializes in working with people to update or invent a new appearance.  She also helps organize their life and space. Kathy brings order to chaos. She can put anything in order from home offices to garages. She was recently featured in Better Homes and Garden with tips on organizing a refrigerator. Her new book “Master Your Muck ~ Create Space, Organize, Live Your Passion!” will be released in January of 2009. Kathi Burns has empowered and transformed lives across the country.

Kathi creates a new image quickly, easily and on a budget.  It may be as simple as adding a few new pieces of clothing or as challenging as starting from square one.  Everyone’s requirements and style are different.  Some offices are now business casual where others still require suits. And most offices have instituted “Casual Friday”.  Now, with holiday parties on the horizon, how do you go from business attire to cocktail dress?  Kathi shows men and women how to dress for their body shape and create lines to accentuate their best assets

“One of my favorite things is working with people to create a new more refined look. Image is everything! Whether you are trying to make a statement in your workplace or simply want to upgrade your wardrobe and style. Now, is the time to take the “bull by the horns”, get organized and create the image you have always wanted. The rewards of organizing and dressing your best, far out weigh the hard work, sweat and labor.  Once people make staying organized a part of their daily routine, success and more free time will come their way!  Get started organizing and creating a new you today. Visit for articles and tips on organizing and image consulting.

Kathi Burns, CPO, a Professional Organizer, Image Consultant and founder of addSpace To Your Life!  People can submit questions to:

Tips for Super Charging Your Image:

•    Go through your current wardrobe and purge all of the outdated and unflattering clothing. This creates a cleared space that helps to awaken the new style and energy you wish to bring about.  Then donate the items that are still wearable to a charity, you’ll feel good and get a tax deduction.

•    Here is a quick way to go from the office to holiday cocktail party. Revamp your business pantsuit by taking off your blouse & buttoning your jacket all the way up or switching into a little glittery top. Accent this with a stylish necklace or a long string of pearls, patent leather evening bag & high-heeled shoes. Another option is to swap your slacks with a skirt, hose, high-heeled party shoes and sparkly, festive earrings.

•    Here’s what colors are in for Fall 2008….. Blue in all hues. Everyone can wear blue. Choose the hue that works for you: bright blue, clear blue, turquoise blue, and dark blue. Purple – all shades are hot but the deeper shades are more current. Green jewel tone emerald is this season’s pick. Red – tomato red this fall, perfect for summer complexions. For other season colorings: Strong warm colors of orange and yellow will also be available. The hue of red you select is key. If you look best in cool colors, try one of the pink reds or a purple red, instead of an orangy red.

•    For men…. when buying  quality shirts look for pearl buttons. All quality shirts will have mother of pearl buttons. These buttons wear longer than manmade buttons that tend to crack & discolor after a few visits to the drycleaners. Verify that buttons and buttonholes are sewn tightly, with no unraveled thread. In general, the more buttons a shirt has, the higher quality it is; spare buttons are an added plus.
It’s always good to wrap your buttons in tinfoil before dropping your shirts off at the cleaners and always ask them to scrub the collar

•    It pays to dress similar to your superiors. It makes it easier for them to see you as a pier and your chances for advancement are increased. Remember, dress not for the position you are in, but for the position you aspire to attain.

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