In Grace’s words: I joined forces with fellow productivity author Graham Allcott in 2012, to become Think Productive’s first female Productivity Ninja. Over the last 6 years I’ve trained and taught over 6000 people in the practical, playful ways of the Productivity Ninja – from startup founders to corporate managers, artists to engineers, students and CEOs. Officially based in the Midlands in the UK, my workshops and speaking tours have taken me from Norway to New York, with stages ranging from corporate headquarters to a tent in the New Forest.
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As a qualified coach, NLP practitioner and DiSC trainer, I bring both a psychological and a practical perspective to productivity. My clients tell me I have a knack for helping them untangle their thoughts and get to the heart of what’s getting in their way. My commitment is to leave people feeling better than before. For some it’s about becoming calmer, more at ease, and in control. For others the aim is to get fired up, focused and ready to take action. Whatever your productivity goal, we’ll work together to develop the insights, skills and strategies you need to be clear and confident with your way forward.
My first book ’21 Ways to Manage the Stuff that Sucks Up Your Time’ was hailed by readers as the ideal book for people who don’t have time to read a time management book and topped the Amazon UK bestselling ranks for Time Management, Business Management and Small Business Entrepreneurship. My second book, ‘How to be Really Productive: Achieving clarity and getting results in a world where work never ends’ won The Commuter’s Read category at the CMI 2017 Management Book of the Year Awards, where it was described as ‘a breath of fresh air.’
Comments from members:
- Overall a much needed reminder of the simple things to do to maximise personal productivity. Mono not multi tasking. I thought Grace’s presentation style was very clear and engaging. The slides were just the right length too. Overall a very engaging and polished session.
- Very helpful how it was broken down into 9 key points. Some good ideas and actions to take away from the information. I could have listened to Grace for hours. A lot of it is obvious now, but when you are blinkered you cannot always see it.
- Lots of information provided, very relevant to modern life.
- Grace is an engaging speaker and the workshop was well illustrated with appealing slides, personal anecdotes and try right level of audience participation.
- I particularly liked the concept of needing to get things out of the brain and onto paper in order to get organised.
- The idea of mono-tasking as opposed to multi-tasking and the use of apps/tools to create a second brain.
- Plain speaking and easy to listen to plus liked the engagement of others.
It was a useful session presented in an entertaining way
- Some really great visuals that crystallised Grace’s content really well and in a memorable way. The typhoon and the yard brush was a particular example of that.
- The language used was something that the team can relate to – time management is often seen as dull and painful, Productivity Ninja is fresh, playful and interesting.