Lori Vande Krol founded Life Made Simple LLC, based in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2005.  As a national speaker and productivity expert, Lori helps individuals and businesses better manage their time, space and information.  Using a unique 5-step process, she works with clients to determine the best solutions to their specific challenges.  Through education, training and experience, Lori has developed systems and tools that save her clients time, energy and money -- all resulting in less stress.

Lori's experience as a productivity consultant, as well as 13 years as an actuary and risk manager in a Fortune 500 company, personal role as wife and mother of three, and community roles with various organizations have provided her with a great understanding of how an organized and productive environment can impact all areas of life. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and find balance in their lives, allowing more time for what matters most.

Lori is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and currently serves on the NAPO Board of Directors. She is a graduate of the Productive Environment Institute and is a member of the 2015 Class of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Lori has appeared in Bloomberg Business, NAPO News, The Des Moines Register and Des Moines Living Magazine; and on FedEx.com, AmericanExpress.com, WHOtv, Des Moines Amplified and Blog Talk Radio.