Courtney Kowalske has lived in Nashville, TN since 2013 where she has primarily held a career in corporate sales with companies such as Cintas First Aid & Safety, Bloomberg and The Precisionists, where she helped win job opportunities & future career paths for adults on the autism spectrum. In every job and in every friend group, she was always known as the "go-to girl" when it came to organizing closets, pantries, and e-mail/workflow systems.
You name it, someone was asking how to organize it.
Her biggest inspiration has always been her father. He was a single father and a successful business owner of a 300-employee windows & doors manufacturing company. When she was 16, her father hired her over the summer to re-organize some of his executive's offices and the central file system.
"Growing up, I knew I wanted to own a business like my father, but I just never knew what I was passionate enough about to be able to turn it into a business.
It turned out it was staring me right in the face every time I went into my closet."
While she loved meeting & helping new people and the adrenaline rush, corporate sales was the ultimate unpredictable rat race. Every year it seemed as if there was either a negative change in the pay structure and/or corporate structure which always dramatically changed the role she originally signed up for. She constantly felt like she had no control. So she turned to organizing to feel a sense of calm and completion.
The first week of March 2020, she put in her two weeks at her current job for a life changing position at what she thought was her "dream job". A week later, the world shut down and she found herself unemployed and unable to start her brand new sales job due to the pandemic.
Now was the time to really take control.
Courtney started to create a plan of starting her own organizing company. Once things opened up in July 2020, she realized that losing everything was the best thing that ever happened to her.
Otherwise, she would have never found her true passion and "dream job".
"The most rewarding thing is being able to use my passion to impact my client's day to day life. The sense of excitement & relief my customers experience is what I strive for everyday."
As of December 2022, Courtney welcomed her newest little organizer, Easton, into the world. She has shifted her role to be more focused on the marketing, sales and admin part of the business to keep her wonderful team busy!
Favorite space to organize: Garages
#1. Almost everything can be hung or categorized perfectly or put into a bin on a shelf to look extremely aesthetically pleasing.
#2. The neighbors can see it so taking care of your garage can say a lot about you.
#3. When I enter the house, most husbands don't understand why their wives are hiring an organizer. By the time I leave, 9 times out of 10 they are asking me to come back and organize their garage.
She's back! Left as a Mckee and came back as a Sutton!
Ivy still runs on coffee and always has a book in tow! She got to marry her best friend in the fall of 2022 & bought our first home. Being in a new home has allowed her to be creative and explore new organization techniques to see what works and doesn't for different spaces.
Ivy's most recent experience was in the property management. It further strengthened her confidence, assertiveness and the incredible impact we can make when we trust our abilities. Although she loved meeting all types of personalities and helped finding them discover their perfect home, I knew my heart was still in organizing!
There is no better feeling than helping others transform their space to make their day to day lives a little bit easier!
"There's nothing more satisfying to me than seeing a space transformed, whether it is for functionality or just for aesthetic purposes. Organizing has been a huge aspect in my life and I am so excited to be apart of a great group!"
Favorite space to organize: Pantry!
I believe pantries are one of the most important spaces in a home. It is so easy to bring home your groceries and throw the in the pantry and forget what you bough. Weeks later you find whaat you needed, but it's expired! Organizing that space allows you to see what you have and what you will need to pick up the next time you go shopping.
Tammy is a Nashville Native. Before joining Organized Acourtingly, Tammy worked in Sales Management and Market Research for a large publishing company. She is currently a licensed Realtor with a background in construction and design.
"Organization and creating beautiful spaces both indoors and outdoors has always been my passion. My greatest pleasure is seeing the sense of relief and calm over a client's face once we have finished their space."
Favorite Space to Organize: Closets & Kitchen
Closets & Kitchens are two spaces that affect not only our budgets but they also impact how we feel about ourselves and how we approach our daily lives. Seeing these spaces transformed spark joy!