Juliet Landau-Pope is a certified coach and professional organiser, based in London. She motivates people to manage time and space more effectively by exploring links between clutter in our homes and in our heads! A leading member of the UK Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO-UK), Juliet appeared at Grand Designs Live and the Ideal Home Show and is regularly featured within the media, including House Beautiful, The Times, and The Guardian. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Juliet Landau-Pope, from JLP Coach.
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1) In your own words, describe your own unique style and creative aesthetic?
My approach is practical, positive and purposeful. My work is based on empowering clients to overcome procrastination and make decisions, motivating each individual to discover what matters most to them.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I always start by asking questions and listening. Empathy is key to developing trust; it’s vital to learn about the aims, aspirations, dilemmas and difficulties of each individual.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I’m constantly inspired by my clients; many are dealing with transitions such as divorce, separation or bereavement, or happier but nonetheless stressful events such as pregnancy or moving house. Clutter is both a symptom and a consequence of overwhelming demands; it’s also a habit that can be shifted by focusing on what really matters and developing new routines. Witnessing changes that clients create – in their homes and in their lives – is hugely rewarding!
4) When looking for inspiration, is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I encourage clients to focus on positive goals and to imagine what will become possible as they create space, order and clarity. Decluttering and organising can be so liberating!
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
I work with clients in their homes and offer coaching worldwide by skype and phone. I also lead workshops to promote organising and time management skills. My advice is to never stop learning!