What Makes a Great Time Management or Productivity Speaker?

What Makes a Great Time Management and Productivity Speaker

As many of us are transitioning back into office life in 2022, our productivity is likely to be impacted. Managing commutes, deadlines, and in-person meetings after working from home for an extended period of time has proven to be a difficult transition for many. 

From adapting to an evolved workplace to figuring out how to balance home and work responsibilities, many of us could benefit from a time management speaker or productivity speaker. 


So what exactly makes a great productivity speaker or time management speaker? How does one become qualified to share their learnings on great productivity and effectively managing time? Our speakers share some insight on what they have learned throughout the years of their careers that has helped them become successful in being more productive.

As people that motivate you to achieve not only your long-time life goals, but also your day-to-day tasks, these are some of the top tips that people utilize that have helped them become a successful time management coach:

  • Utilize daily to-do lists. These help you stay on track throughout the day and are satisfying to check off once you have accomplished everything you needed to get done throughout your busy workday.
  • Prioritize one area of your home for your work from home station. Sitting down in the same spot every morning helps your brain hone in on the workday and focus better.
  • Set a routine. Starting work and taking breaks at the same time everyday allows your brain and body to get used to a routine. This in turn allows you to be more productive as you accomplish more work during short bursts of time.
  • Identify your biggest distractors and try to avoid them. If you find yourself working in the living room with the TV on in the background, but always looking up from your computer to see the latest news updates, maybe turning off the TV or finding a different area of your home to work from may be beneficial. Figure out what things distract you the most throughout the day and decide how to best eliminate these avoidable distractions.


Now that we have covered what makes a great productivity speaker, what are the benefits of hiring a productivity or time management speaker for your next event?

These speakers can help bring out the best in the people of your organization. The transition from office life to working from home has been a vast one, and although we feel like we have been working through this pandemic long enough, it is important to check in on our co-workers. It is important to provide people with the best time management and productivity tools in order to help them achieve the most throughout the day.


Explore our curated list of LAI speakers who can help with time management and productivity:

  • Brian Souza, Best-Selling Author and Organizational Productivity Expert, Founder and President of ProductivityDrivers
  • Srikumar Rao, Best-Selling Author and Expert on Management
  • Romie Mushtaq, Neurologist & Chief Wellness Officer for Evolution Hospitality
  • Jenn Lim, CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos
  • Charlotte Blank, Chief Behavioral Officer at Maritz
  • Todd Henry, Creative Leadership and Performance Expert, Business Author & Consultant
  • Crystal Washington, Technology Marketing Strategist & Futurist
  • Peter Sheahan, Best-selling Author and World Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities and Founder and CEO of Karrikins Group
  • Lisa Bodell, Founder and CEO of futurethink; Author of Best-Selling Kill the Company
  • Juliet Funt, CEO of WhiteSpace at Work


Best-Selling Author and Organizational Productivity Expert, Founder and President of ProductivityDrivers

Brian Souza is CEO and founder of ProductivityDrivers - an innovative corporate training company that specializes in building world-class, high performance teams and organizations. Souza is also the author of The New York Times Bestseller, The Weekly Coaching Conversation. As a respected thought leader in how to build high performance teams, coaching, leadership, and sales, Souza is highly sought after as a keynote speaker and management consultant by top companies and organizations worldwide. Clients include SAS, Google, Boeing, In-N-Out Burger, ServiceNow, StateFarm, American Eagle Outfitters, AstraZeneca, and AbbVie just to name a few.


Best-Selling Author and Expert on Management

When you wake up in the morning is your heart singing about who you are and what you do? Dr. Srikumar Rao believes that having this kind of life is achievable. He has helped thousands of executives all over the world discover deep meaning and his methods have enabled them to achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness. Graduates of Dr. Rao’s workshops have become more creative and more inspiring leaders. Above all they have developed an inner serenity, that comes from the confidence a that they will be able to appropriately handle whatever comes their way—be it a small wave or a tsunami. His students become resilient and bounce back nonchalantly from reverses that would floor most peers.


Neurologist & Chief Wellness Officer for Evolution Hospitality

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine. Dr. Romie brings together Western medicine and Eastern wisdom to help individuals and audiences learn to heal from stress-based illnesses, achieve peak performance, and harness the power of mindful leadership. All of Dr. Romie's programs are based in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness. Dr. Romie has also traveled the world learning various mindfulness and yoga techniques, and combines her unique skill set to discuss the neuroscience behind mindfulness. A highly sought after professional speaker for corporations and associations, Dr. Romie has a gift for translating complex medical and scientific principles into easy to comprehend information. Her wisdom is featured in her TEDx talk, The Powerful Secret of Your Breath.


CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos

Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home, and everyday life. Jenn has been a consultant at Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $2B business it is today. Since 2009, Zappos has been on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list and has been bought by Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing. One of her creations, The Zappos Culture Book, has become a global symbol of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability.


Chief Behavioral Officer at Maritz

Charlotte Blank is one of the world’s first “chief behavioral officers.” As CBO of Maritz, Charlotte leads Maritz’s practice of behavioral science and innovation. She forges the connection between academic theory and applied business practice, by elevating the use of field research to advance our understanding of human behavior in the modern marketplace.  Charlotte has led programs in consumer psychology and global branding during her ten years in the media and automotive industries, including various marketing roles for General Motors, and new product innovation for Turner Broadcasting. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Incentive Magazine named Charlotte a Visionary and one of 2016’s 25 Most Influential in the Incentive Industry. In 2018, St. Louis Business Journal named Charlotte one of the city’s Most Influential Business Women. 


Creative Leadership and Performance Expert, Business Author & Consultant

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be more productive and generate brilliant ideas. Todd is the author of five books – The Accidental CreativeDie EmptyLouder Than WordsHerding Tigers, and The Motivation Code – which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. In 2013, Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best business books of the year. Described by Fast Company co-founder William C. Taylor as “a manifesto for a new era of leadership,” Herding Tigers is a practical guide for any manager tasked with leading their team to creative brilliance. Todd’s latest book The Motivation Code presents a new framework for understanding what motivates us and why.


Technology Marketing Strategist & Futurist

Crystal Washington, CSP works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. As a technology strategist and certified futurist, Crystal takes complex social media, app, and web topics, and makes them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people. Crystal’s clients comprise Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE and as a sought-after keynote speaker, she has entertained and educated audiences around the globe. She has appeared in numerous publications including EntrepreneurBloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes and is regularly called on by major television networks as a tech expert.


Best-selling Author and World Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities and Founder and CEO of Karrikins Group

Founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is internationally known for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With over 120 staff, in more than 23 cities, across seven different countries, Sheahan knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in the rapidly-changing marketplace.


Founder and CEO of futurethink; Author of Best-Selling Kill the Company

FutureThink CEO Lisa Bodell ranks among the Top 50 Speakers Worldwide and is the best-selling author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins. She’s a global leader on simplification, productivity and innovation, whose keynotes leave audiences inspired to change and arms them with radically simple tools to get to the work that matters. Bodell brings a compelling perspective to the sought-after topics of simplification and innovation to over 100,000 people each year. A thought leader and serial entrepreneur, her transformational message has inspired executives at top-ranked organizations such as Google, Cisco, Citigroup, and the U.S. Navy War College.  


CEO of WhiteSpace at Work

Juliet Funt is the founder and owner of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement. With thought-provoking content and immediately actionable tools, she has become a nationally recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all live and work.


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