Carolyn Caldwell – Certified Professional Organizer


Carolyn Caldwell has over 11 years experience as a professional organizer.  She is a Gold Leaf member of Professional Organizers in Canada (POC).  She established her professional organizing business, Altered Organization, following twenty years working in the healthcare industry.


In 2015 she was honoured to be recognized by her peers as a finalist for both POC’s Harold Taylor and Ambassador Awards and recipient of the revered Harold Taylor Award.


Carolyn is committed to continuing education and credentialing. She was Canada’s first professional organizer to achieve both the Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (Institute for Challenging Disorganization, ICD) and Certified Professional Organizer (Board of Certified Professional Organizers) designations.

Carolyn has attained ICD Specialist Certificates in four areas:

  • Chronic Disorganization
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Aging
  • Hoarding

Most recently, she is training as a life coach to support her work with clients and students.  Carolyn’s main interest as a professional organizer is working with clients with Chronic Disorganization including ADD/ADHD.

She offers a mentoring program to individuals entering the professional organizing industry.


In addition to writing on both the Altered Organization and Caldwell Evolution blogs, Carolyn is the author of the soon to be published book The Clutter Letters.


Carolyn has served on the POC National Board of Directors and is a Past Chair of the Toronto Chapter of POC. She has also served as its Program Coordinator. During the summer, Carolyn applies her organizing skills to support youth sailing. For the past 5 years, she has organized a novice race course for children age 15 and under learning to race in the Optimist Dinghy.

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During the winter, Carolyn teaches skiing and is certified as a ski instructor and coach.  She claims to be best at teaching terrified woman and crying children to enjoy the sport of downhill skiing. She is a mother of two active children.