The APDO Board meets regularly to manage and develop the association together. Our amazing support team (below) assist the board throughout the year and on smaller projects to drive the association forwards. APDO Board members and support team all give their time voluntary alongside running their own professional organising businesses.
Our administration team deal with all membership issues and administrative tasks for board members.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers since 2004 and openly thank our past and present members for their voluntary contributions in making APDO a membership body to be proud of.
We would like to introduce our current stars of the show:
Based in London, Juliet Landau-Pope devises and leads APDO training events and is one of APDO's Ask an Expert panel. She is an Oxford-educated lecturer, certified coach, professional organiser and study skills consultant. Juliet started her business, JLP Coach in 2008; she combines life coaching, decluttering and training for adults and teenagers to develop time management and organising skills. Juliet has written two books – Being More Productive (Sept 2017) and Clearing Your Clutter (March 2018). She’s a regular speaker at community and corporate events and often appears in the media.
With a background in project management and training for large organisations, Lesley managed our new website development in 2016 whilst serving on the APDO board. She is now one of the trainers for our successful one-day seminars and has expanded APDO's Ask an Expert team and enjoys working with POs on business growth and success.
Jasmine is one of our core trainers for Starting your Professional Organising Business and Developing Your Professional Organising Business. She is also one of APDO's Ask an Expert panel.
Previously a physiotherapist working with disability, and with an interest in ADHD, Sarah is well equipped to help clients overcome obstacles to being organised. She started Free Your Space in 2014 and enjoys working over a longer period to achieve real change.
Starting small by volunteering for APDO with a couple of small projects, she then completed 2 years as head of membership- helping things run smoothly as possible for members.
Sarah loves encouraging new small business owners, so is excited to be part of APDO’s training team and is one of APDO's Ask an Expert panel.
Kate's business A Tidy Mind allows her to combine several passions: simplifying life, home organisation and motivating people to change. She believes that decluttering and organising are vital for well-being and that the message should be spread far and wide! For this reason she is extremely excited to be involved in promoting APDO social media and managing our social media volunteer team.
Tilo manages APDO's YouTube channel, spreading the word about APDO and our industry via video. With his background of translation and office management, he has worked as a project manager and European software trainer in an international law firm in Brussels before starting up his Brighton-based organising and decluttering business in 2015.
Previously a preschool teacher for 6 years, Krista knows all about bringing calm to chaos. Among her regular decluttering and organising clients, she also works alongside lettings and estate agents to help stage and reset properties on the market. With her own blog covering a range of topics, Krista is excited to be diving even deeper into the industry through managing APDO's blog.
Claire has been creating a buzz on Instagram since starting her decluttering business so we are delighted she is now sharing those skills and knowledge to develop APDO's Instagram profile and followers. #teamwork
Craig started his business A Tidy Mind - South London in 2019 to follow his passions for organising, decluttering and life simplification. He previously worked as a customer support manager, EA, office manager in fashion and subsequently the travel and pet industries. His motivation for choosing to make this career change is that he can genuinely help people become happier and more content with their lives.
He is excited to manage APDOs LinkedIn platform as part of the social media team and would love to spread the word about our organisation to professionals and businesses nationally and internationally.
Karen manages APDO’s Twitter account and aims to use the platform to raise the profile of professional organising, APDO, and individual APDO members.
Simon manages APDO's Facebook account, helping to bring APDO and our industry in to the limelight. Having a background in events and office management, he is used to promoting through social media and wants to spread the word about the great work we all do through APDO.
Isabelle is our key contact for our overseas members as well as liaising with representatives of all the sister organisations under IFPOA (the International Federation of Professional Organizing Associations).
She also is a whizz on surveys and questionnaires so helps us poll our members to monitor how the industry is changing
Heidi studied and worked in communications and now puts those skills into her voluntary role with APDO's membership team. Heidi responds to all enquiries from potential members as well as ensuring any former members have adhered to their obligations.
Catherine has been a member of APDO since 2014 and feels passionately about the support it brings to its members. She checks in with provisional members to see how they’re getting on with their membership requirements and to remind them of all the resources we provide to help support their business.
Caroline volunteers in the Membership Team and supports our new members, welcoming them to APDO with a friendly phone call. She's there to point you in the right direction for advice and information and explain the many benefits that APDO membership can offer.
Based in Sheffield, Rebecca has always worked in a compassionate role. She is a caring individual who enjoys enjoys lending a friendly ear. Rebecca offers motivational support and guidance to help new members overcome any challenges as they set up their successful APDO-compliant business.
Building on the resources of our Members Hub, this team is currently compiling useful lists of places to recycle and donate the more unusual items that APDO members might come across:
* Jules Langford
* Tracy Marquis
* Tracy Muir
Pulling off a successful annual conference takes real teamwork and this year the conference committee supporting Sammy Ryan as Head of Conference are:
* Marketing & PR: TBC
* Venue & Socials: Nicole Constantinou
* Speaker Liaison: Marcella Caricasole (www.thinktidy.uk)
* Delegate Bookings: Sue Darby
* Conference Admin: Catriona Watson
When Liz admitted she loves working with words, we jumped at the chance to have her coordinate the APDO quarterly newsletter which is jam-packed with activities our members are up to and industry developments.
Helen is our eagle-eyed copy-editor making sure that all our APDO correspondence maintains a high standard and continuity.
Having launched our new website in 2016, Kim is now helping to thoroughly road test it for any broken links or inconsistencies to bring our members and clients the best online experience we can.
Whilst we have ad-hoc regional meet-ups throughout the UK, Jules faithfully organises the London APDO social gatherings three times a year ensuring camaraderie between a large percentage of APDO's population.
Lucy has an extensive background within administration along with a Business Management degree. She assists with the day to day membership queries and also issues all the email correspondence to members on behalf of the APDO Board and any ad-hoc admin support we require.
Sam began her career in Project Management for a Creative Branding Company before moving into Marketing and Sales Support. Her belief in providing the highest levels of Customer Service means she’s perfectly placed to help our Members with enquiries and assist the APDO team with Admin support.