Kathi Burns CPO® is an Author and Professional Speaker. As a Board Certified Professional Organizer, Image Consultant and Paper Flow Specialist, she has over 20 years of experience in communication and organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications. As the founder of addSpace To Your Life, a Professional Organizing and Image Consultancy, her mission is to “add space and transform lives.”

An entrepreneur for the last two decades, Kathi knows first-hand how to create an award winning corporate and personal image, overcome adversity, manage her time and remain focused throughout the course of a busy day and all of life’s challenges. If you want more time, more space, or a more powerful image, Kathi can assist in your transformation.

Kathi has a passion for public speaking. Her mission is to teach people how to take control and organize their lives through mastery of their environment and personal image.

Ms. Burns is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers.  She is a regularly featured organizing expert for FOX and NBC  News. She  also served as the staff organizing and image expert for the Coast News Group from 2005- 2008. Her syndicated newspaper column addSpace To Your Life! answers reader’s questions about image and organization.

addSpace To Your Life! presentations are custom tailored for each group to provide extremely useful, easy to follow suggestions to empower and change lives.


Organizing Systems for Entrepreneurs

Mastering Your Technology

Paperwork Mastery – How to Get it Gone!

Supercharge Your Wardrobe & Your Image

Mastering Family Life

Time Management for Increased Productivity

Downsizing & Organizing Small Spaces


Master Your Muck ~ Get Organized and Live Your Purpose! Mastering Your Technology  Muck Avoid Style Mistakes and Give Your Image a Makeover What Not To Wear to Your Next Job Interview From Chaos to Serenity ~ Add Space To Your Home and Transform Your Life! Organize Your Papers with Ease! Spring Forward and DeClutter Your Home Mastering Your Family Schedule How Masterful Moms Get More Done Your Space Versus Your Health Downsize and Revitalize Small Spaces Organizing Scary Places ~ The Spare Room and Your Garage From Harried to Harmonic, Take the Mess Out of Domestic Become the Master of Your InBox! How to Master the Muck in Your Business, Take Control & Rule Your Papers & Your InBox

Guest Comments:

“Our members absolutely loved Kathi Burns’ Supercharge Your Image presentation. Everyone was able to take something valuable away from it…great, simple tips that will allow us to dress better for our figures and even have more organized closets.” NAWBO

“Great job. Fast paced and interesting.” “Packed full of useful information. Don’t change a thing.” SIMPLIFY! Organizing Expo

Kathi was the speaker for an IWN event (Intuit Women’s Network) at our San Diego sight in conjunction with a We Care and Give Back shoe and purse drive. Kathi was a natural choice to invite to speak because of her expertise in organization and image consulting as well as her passion for Dress for Success.  We feel that her presentation was relevant and her approach was great.  We loved the Q&A and her willingness to answer questions on the spot!  Intuit would love to have Kathi back to share more of her knowledge…we look forward to women coming together and feeling empowered.

“Very instructive and enlightening.” “Clear outline of organizational issues. Very good.”    Guardian Financial Securities

“Very informative, fast paced and interesting.” “So much fun, I learned a lot. Keep up the good work!”Social Services League of La Jolla

“I can’t believe I didn’t know about the basics. ” Now I’m inspired to tackle my closet! Thanks.”  San Diego Women’s Network

“Good solid info without fluff. Well done!” “Great tips, very practical.”   Professional Business Women of San Diego

“This was the best attended program we’ve had this year. Your information was practical and useful and can be easily applied to everyone’s situation. We will definitely invite you back again.”  Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

San Diego North Rotary Club



“Loved what you said today about ‘space’ at the GOG Business Explosion. Without ‘space’, both physical and mental, it is harder to function. Still working on clearing space and I can always make it better, but I do appreciated the benefit that space provides.  It’s sort of like a computer that needs a certain amount of memory just to do the simplest things and cannot do it without having sufficient memory or hard drive space.” Dana Green Esq.

Other Appearances:

Good Morning America: Successful Woman in Business Feature

Tampa Bay News 10: Organizing Correspondent

Fox News:  Organizing and Image Correspondent

NBC News: Regular Contributor

CW6 News: Organizing Correspondent

CBS News: Organizing Correspondent

ABC News: Organizing Correspondent

ClosetMaid: Spokesperson

Core Logic: Presenter – Give Your Image a Makeover

intuit Corporation: Presenter

Hewlett Packard Corporation: Organizing Expert

American Red Cross: Conference Speaker

WIN National Conference: Speaker

Simplyfy Expo Panel Speaker: Ask The Experts

Head To Toe Expo: Ask The Organizer Panel

Ohio Masonic Home: Presenter/ Trainer

Sempra Energy: Presenter / Trainer

Western Reserve Masonic Community: Presenter / Trainer

SAIC: Speaker

Sharp Medical Women’s Health Conference: Keynote and Breakout Speaker

Inovative Technologies: Speaker

Palomar Pomerado Health Services: Speaker

Sharp Women’s Health Conference – Keynote Speaker KUSI – San Diego Living – Organizing Correspondent Good Company – WKYC – Cleveland, Ohio Daytime Show – Guest Expert NAPO National Conference: Panel Speaker Boom! Business Explosion – Panel Speaker