Conference Speakers – APDO 2018 – “Organising Matters”

Ruby McGuire

Workshop:  Supercharge Your Content (how to create content for your business without burning out)


Ruby McGuire, Visibility Diva, aka Queen of Connection is a visibility strategist working with solopreneurs to get connected, visible and profitable.

She teaches her clients how to connect with their passion, their dream clients and their message, helping them to overcome their doubts and fears, making sure the essentials are in place to launch and grow their businesses.

As a self-confessed introvert, Ruby understands what it’s like when you need to be more visible in your business, but it feels unnatural and uncomfortable. She wants everyone to go out, rock their visibility AND have a life outside of their business.


Phil Knox

Workshop:  The amazing communication device in your pocket


Phil Knox has been running Purple Flame Media for 17 years. As a cameraman and director, his work has taken him around the world, to war-torn areas such as Sudan and Rwanda; footage looking at girl’s education rights in Nepal and bee-keeping in Ethiopia. Closer to home, he regularly works with charities and corporate social responsibility departments, creating strong, story-led short films and campaigns.

As director of Purple Flame, he has been running training courses on a wide range of equipment and production skills – more recently enabling people to shoot and edit quality and compelling footage simply using smartphones.


Leslie Josel

Keynote:  Late Lost & Lagging Behind: Demystifying Executive Functions and ADHD


Leslie Josel is the owner of Order Out of Chaos. She is an academic/life coach, an award-winning author and acclaimed speaker. She is the creator of the Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management®, a planner that helps students develop and master time management skills, and the author of “What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management”, a parents guide to help teach their students the time management skills they need to succeed.

A respected resource on ADHD and Executive Functioning in students, Leslie writes a weekly column called “Dear Organizing Coach by Leslie Josel” for ADDitude Magazine, the premiere resource for adults and children with ADHD and LD.  Leslie is also a contributing writer for Family Circle magazine and writes about a wide variety of topics facing parents and their kids today.

She brought “Order Out of Chaos” to life from a very personal mission. Leslie is the mother of a time-and-organizationally-challenged teen who was diagnosed with ADHD. She founded the company 14 years ago with the goal of providing professional organizing, time management and coaching services; parent and family education, products and resources to families and their students to help them bring order out of chaos to their lives.

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Dorothy Breininger

Keynote:  The Organising Business: Scandal, Sabotage, Sanity and Success



Dorothy The Organizer” is known to millions as the fearless-yet-endearing problem solver on A&E’s Emmy-nominated hit TV series “Hoarders.”

She is also author of seven books, including Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff. Dorothy is an 18-year member and speaker for NAPO and member / lecturer for ICD.

She is a sought-after global speaker who energizes her audiences to produce results and take action.

She is featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and O Magazines, appears on the Today Show, the Dr. Phil Show, the VIEW, The Doctors, Hallmark Home & Family, QVC and PBS.


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