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James Wallman

Author and Trends Forecaster

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Keynote speech:  Stuffocation

Prepare for the future 

James Wallman is a futurist who has been analysing trends, forecasting the future, and advising people and businesses how to succeed in a fast-changing world, since 2004.

He formerly ran the forecasting division of global trend consultancy, The Future Laboratory, and wrote tech magazine T3’s “futurology column”.

James has given talks at conferences from Amster­dam to Beijing and California. He has advised clients from Absolut, BMW, and Dixons Carphone, to Google, HSBC, and Zurich Insurance Group.

James Wallman has given advice on the future of consumers, finance, food, health, homes, innovation, leisure, luxury, marketing, media, property, retail, sex, technology, transport, travel, and work.

James’s views have appeared in The Economist, the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, The New York Times, Wired, Forbes, and Fast Company. He has appeared on MSNBC in the US, ABC in Australia; and numerous BBC TV and radio stations in the UK.

in 2013, James forecast the cultural shift from materialism to “experientialism”: that people will shift their spending from things to experiences. His best-selling book on this, Stuffocation, is published by Penguin. It has been translated into numerous languages, including Polish, Czech, Dutch, Thai, Korean, and simplified Chinese.

In a 20-year career, James has worked in Silicon Valley — at the Palo Alto Research Center — and in London’s digital, mobile, media, and startup scenes.

He now runs a think tank, The Future Is Here.

James is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London, and an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford.  jameswallman.com

Helene Segura, MA Ed, CPO®

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Keynote speech: Breaking the time management encryption: how to liberate your productivity skills from deep cover

Workshop:  How to succeed in your organizing or productivity consulting business

Do you want to wake up 10 years from now and lament, “I wish I’d lived a little more instead of work around the clock”? Helene Segura doesn’t want to either. That’s why she tells her time what to do – and teaches busy professionals how to do the same by slaying lost time.

The author of two Amazon best-selling books, Helene has been the featured productivity expert in more than 100 media interviews. During her time management keynotes and workshops, she shares her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

On weekends, Helene can be found experimenting with recipes or sneaking adult beverages onto the lawn bowling court. To connect with Helene or for details about her third book, The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer (New World Library), visit TheInefficiencyAssassin.com.

Cathi Nelson

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Keynote speech: Photo-organising anxiety and how to overcome it

Workshop:  Photo-organising – tapping into this ‘new niche’

Cathi Nelson is the founder of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers), an organization dedicated to helping individuals build successful photo preservation and organizing businesses.

Under Cathi’s leadership, APPO provides skill-based and entrepreneurial training, professional development and networking opportunities to thousands of professional and amateur Photo Organizers from around the globe.

Regarded as a pioneer in the photo organizing industry, Cathi is a sought after speaker and has been quoted in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalChicago TribuneThe Atlantic and Better Homes and Gardens.

She brings 25 years of corporate sales and advertising expertise to the members she serves and holds a certificate in Women’s Leadership from the Hartford Seminary, a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies – Humanities from Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from UConn. appo.org

Ellen Faye

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Keynote speech: The magic of motivation©

Ellen Faye is a Certified Professional Organizer, Certified Organizer Coach and a 15 year veteran of the Organizing and Productivity Profession.

Her business, Ellen Faye Organization, helps individuals and teams to improve their organizing, productivity, and leadership effectiveness. She is a business organization specialist and supports her clients in the areas of both personal and team productivity.  She offers coaching and consulting services both on-site and virtually.

Ellen is serving in her sixth term on the National Association of Professional Organizers National Board and is currently in her second year of a two year term as NAPO President. She teaches co-the Leadership Coaching curriculum for The Coach Approach for Organizers, holds a NAPO Specialist Certificate in Workplace Productivity as well as two ICD certificates of study, and is a member of the 2007 Inaugural Class of Certified Professional Organizers.  She lives and works in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  ellenfaye.com

 Kate Ibbotson

How to use Twitter as a marketing tool

Kate Ibbotson, APDO head of PR and marketing (A Tidy Mind), is a professional organiser and life coach with degrees in both psychology and social work. She works with clients who have reached a crossroads in their lives and are ready to make positive changes both in their home environment and mindset.  She is also a member of the APDO Board coordinating the social media and PR.  atidymind.co.uk

Juliet Landau-Pope

How to use Twitter as a marketing tool

Juliet Landau-Pope, APDO head of training (JLPCoach), is a certified coach, professional organiser and study skills expert, based in NW London. She coaches teens and adults to develop organising and time management skills, and runs workshops in corporate and community settings. Juliet is also an APDO Board member, devising and leading the 1st UK training courses for professional organisers. jlpcoach.com

Jamie Hewitt

Top 10 simple tips to make your website stand out

Jamie Hewitt is director of RocketshipWP, a boutique web design agency based in North London, which specialises in building websites for small businesses and entrepreneurs using the world’s favourite content management system: WordPress. As well as building websites, Jamie also works as a WordPress trainer, running one-day courses for two London-based training companies and providing private tuition for people who need a little help to polish up their website. https://rocketshipwp.com/

Zemirah Moffat

Meaningful Objects

Dr Zemirah Moffat (Insightful Moves) is a professional declutterer with private clients as well as being an ethnographic researcher into place-making at the end stages of life.  One of her biggest joys is working with people in their homes, and leaving them at the end of a session feeling unburdened.  Working as a researcher also gives Zemirah access to academics in ethnography whose theories enlighten her work and widen its impact.

Zemirah runs a monthly support network in Glasgow called ‘Clutter Chat’ which is attended by people wanting to share ideas on how to tackle their hoarding or decluttering issues in a supportive environment.  insightfulmoves.com

Antony Charman

 

The hidden treasure in your client’s home.

Antony Charman is director at Vintage Cash Cow.  Since the age of 14 Antony has been involved in vintage goods trading, buying and selling.  Even as a one-man band travelling across the country and meeting customers in village halls, Antony always wanted to upscale his service.  The Vintage Cash Cow online service has now been trading for over a year and gives the public an outlet to sell any of its vintage items that are forgotten about, inherited, unwanted or unloved.  With free postage and unrivalled 5 star customer service, Vintage Cash Cow is the declutterer’s perfect partner.   vintagecashcow.co.uk