Company Profile

Organized by Helen was formed out of a desire to help people create space and time in their lives for what they value most. Owner Helen Austen is a professional organizer, productivity expert and national speaker who—along with her team—provides solid tools, systems and solutions that offer real direction for families and businesses.

Having worked with clients in and around the Kansas City metro area, Helen serves as the resident expert organizer on Kansas City Live and her work has also been featured on KCTV5, Fox4KC, KMBC Channel 9, NBC Action News 41, KCMO Talk Radio's Dollars & Homes, and by the Lawrence Journal World. Clients benefit from her dedication, as she asks lots of questions to fully understand each individual’s personality, needs and habits. This, in turn, offers better chances at success in getting—and staying—organized. 

“I love helping empower people to live full and happy lives,” explains Helen. “It’s at the very core of who I am. And I’m fortunate I get to do this through organizing and coaching.”

Philosophy

Organizing is more about the individual, not the stuff that’s overwhelming. It’s about improving efficiency and function. And it’s about alleviating stress and finding peace of mind. Here, at Organized by Helen, you’ll find a judgment-free zone.

"We were so pleased that an outsider was able to help our young adult daughter organize her living space in a way that made sense to my her. Helen was calmly energetic and conversational, and my daughter didn't feel judged at all. We would definitely use her again!" --Suzanne, Kearney, MO

“Nothing surprises me anymore; I’ve just about heard and seen it all,” explains founder Helen Austen. “My background in counseling really prepared me for this job. We’re all human and have our challenges. I accept people for who they are and where they’re at in life.”

Letting someone else see your clutter can feel embarrassing. And sharing personal or financial information can be unsettling. That’s why we work hard to ensure each client feels comfortable with us. From hoarding situations to sensitive business matters, discretion and confidentiality is our number one goal.   

Meet Our Team!

Helen Austen, M.S.- Lead Professional Organizer, Productivity Consultant & National Speaker

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Helen Austen holds a Master’s degree in Human Services with a graduate certificate in Professional Counseling. Prior to becoming a full-time professional organizer, Helen served as center director and counselor for a non-profit helping young families in crisis. 

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In Janaury of 2017, Helen became Kansas City Live’s resident expert organizer. 

Helen has two sons, one whom she foster/adopted through the foster care system in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing and spending time with friends and family.

Mikel M.Associate Organizer

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Mikel grew up an Air Force Brat, living all over the world. She and her husband met at an Air Force Base in middle school. Now they are living and raising their family in Kansas City and love it! Her mother-n-law became a young widow and joined Mikel and the family in Kansas City. Mikel knows how important organization is with a blended family of 6. She loves making a room organized, functional and beautiful.

Michelle Morgan- Associate Organizer

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Michelle has a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration but gave up her career to be a homeschool mom. While working part-time, she homeschooled her three children for nine years, and during that time, sharpened her organizational skills. Two of her children have since graduated, and the youngest is now in middle school. In addition to her three biological children, she also has four step-children, including a stepdaughter with cerebral palsy, confined to a wheelchair. When Michelle isn’t organizing professionally, she works from home with her husband James as an SEO content writer for real estate websites. Organization of time and space is a must for Michelle with her jobs and large blended family, and she genuinely enjoys sharing organizational tips and tricks from her personal experiences.

Brittani Rhoades- Associate Organizer

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Bio coming soon!

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