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Productivity Ninja & Founder (of Think Productive Australia)
My passion is helping others learn new ways to approach work and life. In the process I am also continually learning. My professional background spans 20 years of commercial roles in marketing, sales and finance. This has given me strong insight into the daily pressures, distractions and demands on today’s “knowledge worker”. I love to understand what drives people, their wants, needs and inner fire. My passion is helping others learn new ways to approach work and life. In the process I am also continually learning. Since becoming a Productivity Ninja my professional (and personal) life improved dramatically. My Inbox is Zero, I am more present, in the moment and I enjoy the workflow approach to achieving more and stressing less. I have university qualifications in Business and Marketing. And, although a bit random, I also have qualifications in Yogic Studies. If nothing else…it is a good conversation starter.
The Productivity Ninja book (and a Think Productive workshop) changed the way I work and how I approach my daily life. Now I am facilitating Productivity Ninja workshops in Australia and enjoying the process of constant growth. Since 2007 I have been Director and Principal of my own business, Aurora People. I have facilitated hundreds of coaching sessions and many leadership programs with some of the largest organisations in Australia. Prior to that, I have 14 years experience working in Steiner Education. And, many moons ago, gained an Engineering Degree, though I realised that this was not my true calling.
My passions are bike riding (for transport and also off-road), the Australian bush and paragliding.
I love teaching people Productivity Ninja thinking. It’s truly life-changing. With over 30 years working in major corporations around the world, I’ve worked in a diverse range of industries; FMCG Food, Pet Care, Medical Research and the Restaurant Industry. With a degree in Biological Sciences, I love working in strategic development, innovation and marketing in strongly collaborative environments. In 2009, I realised that there is more to life than just work! I used to thrive in corporate roles that had high levels of stress, in action-orientated cultures, I was driven to achieve results that were often unrealistic. Then I got sick. Twice! Stress takes its toll and can really impact on every part of your life.
major passion, Scuba Diving. It’s now possible and I’m loving my life. I‘m most passionate about combining creative and strategic thinking. You can be sure that there is nothing that works better to kill both creativity and strategy than being bogged down by day-to- day interruptions.
That’s why I’m loving teaching people Productivity Ninja thinking. It’s truly life-changing.
Firstly, having worked in the corporate world for nearly 20 years, I am all too familiar with the stresses created by excessive emails. They have the power to distract you from the work that really adds value to a business. Secondly, even though I was known for being an efficient administrator, I was never fully satisfied with my time management, personal organisation. Nor the way in which I structured my work day. Think Productive completely changed the way I work. In one training session, I was able to get my main inbox from 680 to zero! Within the next few days I was able to apply the same principles to get all my inboxes to zero and I haven’t looked back!
I delights me teach others the ways of the Productivity Ninja!
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The changes I implemented after attending a number of Productivity Ninja programs in house made such a difference to the way I worked, planned and interacted with others that I decided I had to become a Productivity Ninja myself. I love now being a facilitator of Productivity Ninja workshops. I delight in sharing what I have learnt over the last 15 years in management roles with both large and small organisations in Australia and overseas. What drives me is when powerful outcomes are implemented through training programs that make a significant positive impact to people. I am continually energised by hearing the success stories that Productivity Ninja workshops and coaching programs deliver. In corporate life I enjoyed working in various roles including learning and development. My travels have taken me across Australia, Asia Pacific and the UK/USA. My passions include community roles in sport, social responsibility start-ups and Diversity and Inclusion councils. I also enjoy running to keep challenging myself!
The calming effect of the Productivity Ninja approach supports me with work/life balance, spending more time with my family and being active in the community.
As a Productivity Ninja, I bring together my background in Psychology, my experience in the corporate world and my expertise in yoga to help people in business achieve greater calm and control of their environment. After a demanding career in public relations managing campaigns for consumer brands including Coca-Cola, Sony and 3 Mobile, I decided to press the reset button and follow my passion into the world of yoga and mindfulness.
I'm passionate about helping individuals to thrive no matter what the challenge. I love the concept of the Productivity Ninja because it instantly gives people the tools and strategies to deal with the varied circumstances that spring up at work on a daily basis. Things like having too much to do or being taken off track, how to get refocused, and how to manage our attention. For more than a decade I've trained, coached and professionally developed thousands of business people within organisations you would recognise as household names.
I’ve helped thousands of individuals and dozens of teams overcome a variety of work related issues and challenges, including team related, time related, task related and general work management issues. I’m passionate about helping individuals to thrive no matter what the challenge. Most importantly I hope that we get a chance to meet and work together soon!