People often ask about my eclectic career so here’s some background:
My fascination with motivation stems from more than 20 years’ experience as a university lecturer, mentor, writer, editor, coach and study skills consultant. I taught social sciences at the Open University for more than a decade and led workshops personal and professional development.
In 2008, I launched my own business JLP Coach in order to combine practical decluttering and life coaching. I joined the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers and am now proud to be part of an APDO Board member (head of training), leading the 1st UK training courses for professional organisers.
On a personal note, I live in NW London with two teenagers and a fluffy, white rescue pup.
In recent years, I’ve learned to not only live but to thrive with Charcot-Marie-Tooth neurological illness.
I hold an MA in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a postgraduate certificate in academic practice from the Open University. I’ve also studied in Paris, Jerusalem and Cairo, and am a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
I trained as a certified co-active professional coach at the Coaches Training Institute, accredited by the International Coach Federation.
I hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance from Westminster Indemnity, am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for data protection, and have an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) certificate.