Karen Hallis opened Organized Change in 2000 after re-evaluating her life plan. Organizing was a constant since her first project at five (a sock drawer). Her first organizing business (as a teenage entrepreneur) helped clients create spaces for cleanliness and usability.

Education and Training:

  • BS: UC Davis with a self-created degree in Biology and Communications
  • JD: Santa Clara University School of Law
  • CPC: Academy for Coach Training
  • Certification WSU: Beach Naturalist, Beach Watcher, WA State Naturalist (2022)

Karen’s career generated many skill sets. After analyzing her work in the environmental field, child welfare, teaching, dispute resolution (including litigation) and organizing, she identified a pattern. Whether she worked as an attorney, an organizer, a coach, an adjunct professor or an environmental steward, she has:

  • Noticed what’s going on,
  • Listened to people,
  • Moved stuff and
  • Helped clean up situations.

Guiding principles:

Organized Change approaches each situation with curiosity, integrity, and nonjudgment. Organized Change respectfully listens to hear what’s not working and what’s in the way. This organizing work maintains a focus on all guidelines, rules, codes, laws and other regulatory principles. This work is life-changing and organizes people from the inside-out and the outside-in.