Meet Juliet Landau-Pope

How did you become a procrastination pro?

After 20+ years of research, teaching, coaching and training, I’ve learned a thing or two about procrastination.

I’m an Oxford graduate who struggled with perfectionism at university. And although I conducted postgraduate research and published academic articles, I never got round to finishing my doctoral thesis.

I wish I’d known then what I know now!

Fascinated by motivation

After Oxford, I started out as a politics lecturer at Queen Mary College (London University), then taught social sciences and study skills at the Open University for 14 years.

During this period I met countless students struggling with deadlines and distractions. And I witnessed the stressful impact of procrastination among teaching colleagues. For so many students and staff, it really was the elephant in the room, a perennial problem that we all encountered but didn’t discuss.

To learn more about the role of motivation in teaching and learning,  I decided to train as a coach at CTI, the renowned Coaches Training Institute. Inspired by this experience I launched my consultancy JLP Coach in 2008.

time management and productivity specialist
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Global Expertise

Since then I’ve coached hundreds of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including many who identify as neuro-diverse or experience physical disability and/or mental health issues. I’ve spoken to audiences of all sizes, from student groups to international conferences.

I’ve led workshops in boardrooms, classrooms, conference halls and even a spa! And recently I’ve led virtual events for individuals and organisations worldwide.

From students avoiding assignments to professionals postponing key tasks, I understand what it means to get ‘stuck’. So I offer solutions to shift the habit and get things done. The aim is not only to boost performance but to reduce stress and improve wellbeing.

What are your professional credentials?

In addition to my degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE), I hold a postgraduate teaching certificate from the Open University. So I’m now a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. I’m also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a charity committed to innovation and social change.

As for my coaching credentials, I’m a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and a PCC Professional Certified Coach, awarded by the International Coach Federation.

I’ve been a member of APDO Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers for over a decade and volunteered for 6 years as an Board member. During this time, I wrote and led the first UK courses for professional organisers.

And I’m also proud to belong to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, a global educational body. Among other training at ICD, I’ve completed specialist certificates in: Chronic Disorganization, Time Management & Productivity, and ADHD. I’ve presented online classes on perfectionism and time management to ICD and currently service on the ICD Committee for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging.


Academy of Virtual Organisers

In 2017 I won the Small Business Sunday award created by Theo Paphitis and in 2019 I was a finalist for the Work Avenue Brand of the Year business award. And just for fun, I was delighted to be awarded the Queen of Organising Skills badge by the Aqua Design Group.

During the pandemic, I continued to coach online and to speak at several virtual events. I also founded an Academy of Virtual Organisers and created the 1st UK training for professional organisers who are pivoting to work with clients online. My mission is to support professionals and small businesses during these challenging times by sharing advice and training.

Any publications to help with procrastination?

I've written two books for the popular What's Your Excuse? series: Being More Productive (2017) outlines practical strategies to stop procrastinating. Clearing Your Clutter (2018) will help you to declutter and get organised.

My next book will be on how to help teens develop effective time management and study skills. In addition, I've written countless articles about time management, organising and productivity, and am regularly featured in the media.

juliet landau pope with books on productivity and clearing clutter
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And on a personal note?

When I'm not working, you'll find me reading, writing, cooking, going to the theatre and trying to follow my own advice.

I not only live but thrive with Charcot-Marie-Tooth neurological illness. Perhaps that's why I have a special interest in supporting students and adults with disabilities. A lifelong learner, I'm currently learning to lip read.

I share my home in London with two young adults and a little white rescue pup.


  • MA politics, philosophy & economics, Oxford University
  • Postgraduate certificate in academic practice, Open University
  • CPCC, Coaches Training Institute
  • ACC, International Coach Federation
  • Specialist certificates in: ADHD, chronic disorganization, tune management & productivity, Institute for Challenging Disorganization
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of RSA


  • APDO Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers
  • ICD Institute for Challenging Disorganization
  • International Coach Federation
  • Public liability & professional indemnity insurance, Westminster Insurance
  • ICO certificate for data protection
  • Enhanced DBS certificate


  • Shortlisted for Work Avenue Business Brand of the Year Award 2019
  • Winner of Theo Paphitis' Small Business Sunday award
  • Queen of Organising Skills awarded by Royal Connections Directory
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