I'm Liz Funk. I'm a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur.
I'm the owner of Outer Order Inner Peace Organizing, a Philadelphia-based team of professional organizers. We work with individuals and families with a wide variety of reasons for seeking out organizing experts to clear clutter, create organization systems, and make space for the new.
I'm the co-founder of And We Evolve, an online clothing company on a mission to "rebrand secondhand" by selling new and like-new #revolved clothing.
Before I became an entrepreneur, I was a writer and speaker:
I wrote about entrepreneurship, startups, career topics, human resources, women's issues, and wellness. I have written for Fast Company, the Economist, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsday, Levo League, AOL.com, and Creator, the online magazine about entrepreneurship published by WeWork.
When I was in college, I wrote a book called "Supergirls Speak Out" (Simon and Schuster, 2009), about how young women in high school, college, and their twenties are more goal-driven than ever before.
I speak at colleges about how high-achieving college students can learn to manage stress and optimize their mental energy.
I teach college students how to:
- observe their thoughts and realize that not everything they think is automatically true,
- dismiss worries about things that haven't happened (or may not happen at all), and
- conserve their mental energy for what's truly important.
I have spoken at nearly 100 colleges across the country, including Cornell University, Duke University, NYU, Boston University, Quinnipiac University, Rice University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Alabama, and Illinois State University.
As a passion project, I maintain a website about OCD awareness and how OCD coping tools empower everyone to have a better relationship with their minds, Befriend Your "Glowing" OCD Brain. I have OCD, and to my great surprise, I've discovered that it's a strangely-wrapped gift: I leverage my OCD coping skills to be more present, compassionate, and risk-tolerant.