I coach, train, write and speak on productivity. I help people adopt new ways of working and thinking about their work to replace stress, overwhelm and frustration with success, sanity and satisfaction. I’m naturally disorganised. My passion for productivity began when I got fed up of saying “I haven’t got enough time.” Impatience is what drove me to get good at getting things done. I wasn’t willing to put life on hold so I juggle my business, family, community and social life on a daily basis – and not necessarily in that order. Now I absolutely love helping people live the life they want in the time that they have.
Head Coach, Chief Encourager
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.
Best Selling Author
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’ came about when Pearson invited me to write a productivity book in their ‘Brilliant’ series. It has been described as ‘a breath of fresh air’ and ‘a very “real world” approach to productivity.’
I joined forces with fellow productivity author Graham Allcott in 2012, to become Think Productive’s first female Productivity Ninja. Over the last 4 years I’ve trained and taught over 4000 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 as far north as Edinburgh and as far south as Budapest, with stages ranging from corporate headquarters to a tent in the New Forest.
I live in Stafford with my husband, 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter, continually working on being a good-enough wife and mum, with intermittent lapses into hopelessness and brilliance. I’m always learning – from authors, speakers, clients, colleagues, children, and my own mistakes – and I love sharing what I discover along the way. I can’t sew, rarely iron, my kitchen is always messy but my food tastes good! I’m an intermittent runner who talks more than she runs. If you’re local to Stafford, you’ll probably find me singing at Rising Brook Church, driving my kids to ballet or boxing, or hiding at the Bean Encounter with a ‘Sumatra and brownie’.