My name is Lia Brady. I am a professional organizer, entrepreneur, lover of all things green, mother, and wife.
Even as a small child, I’ve always had an intense passion for decluttered space, logical furniture layouts and helping friends and family thrive in a well-organized environment. Redesigning my godmother’s home was one of my favorite things to do at the age of 11.
After graduating high school, I enrolled in Business Management courses and joined the corporate world. My very first “real” job…drumroll, please…a bank teller. Starting as a teller, I worked my way to the file room where I sorted, categorized, labeled and decluttered thousands of customer documents. My little nook was nestled among the manila folders and I loved it.
Two years later, I was hired as a Supervising CSR II for Alfa Insurance. To no surprise, I organized our file system within the first year. My work space, of course, was neat and tidy, the office was in tip top shape and within three years, with the help of my amazing team, the office ranked 2nd place in the district, coming from 15th. As I like to put it, they received the “Lia sweep” and from then on, ran like a well-oiled machine.
Still, there was something missing. I wasn’t sure where I was headed, but I knew my ideas were solid. I was full of passion, energy and a ‘want’ to GET IT DONE!
After four years in the insurance field (and many lessons learned), I decided to pursue something I loved; music and art. I organized a few events at a local art gallery downtown, realized there’s not much money in that line of work, and headed back into the corporate world.
Back to the office and it resided at the Birmingham News writing the obituaries for the local paper. Within two years, I reorganized the department, eliminated the need for a second employee, redesigned the submission website and created their training handbook.
Thinking that maybe business wasn’t my niche, I went back to school to study psychology. Two and a half years and a few (okay, maybe more than a few) thousand dollars later, I started noticing a trend: I somehow ALWAYS came back to organizing. That was my passion! It’s what excited me and what I loved to do for others. It’s my way of giving back that gives me something greater in return.
So, I started a business and here I am in one of the greatest cities in Alabama doing what I LOVE.
I am owner/operator at Organize with Lia out of Birmingham, AL where I live with my husband, young daughter, and two cats.
Business owner after 10 years in corporate environment