Don’t worry, we all do! But when you learn how to manage your time, you have greater control over your life. You can meet deadlines, be on time, coordinate a busy schedule and reduce the stress in your life.
What we do, when we do it and how we get it done are controlled by the executive functions of the brain. Do you have difficulty keeping your life (and stuff) organized? Is it hard to plan and prioritize your day? Are you frustrated with a lack of motivation or letting others down? You can learn how to do all these things and keep both time and task in order.
Our approach to time management, organization and planning is entirely brain-based. In our courses, you understand how your brain is wired and how to work with your strengths – and weaknesses. Together, we train your brain to retain and use the visual tools/strategies that will help you reach your goals.
Individuals: Classes are taught in person in the Portland Metro area, Sonoma County, CA and online anywhere in the world.
View our ongoing Time Management and Planning classes.
Businesses/Organizations: We can bring our existing Time Management curriculum to you or create a customized training around your objective, timeframe and budget. Find out more here.
Raise your productivity (without the stress) and learn how to:
Take the private, six week Seeing My Time® program! This is an innovative, brain-based approach to the life skills of time management, organization and planning and was developed by executive function expert Marydee Sklar. In this course, students learn about the brain and how to support it with visual tools and strategies. Participants learn how to organize their piles and thoughts as well as their lives.
Families: Parents report that their children are able to deliver what they need to – on time and with far less stress. Participants aged 12+ must attend with at least one parent. Read more about the private one-on-one family course.
Adults: This is an excellent course for adults who are struggling with their executive functioning skills around employment. Read more about the private one-on-one course for adults.
Mary Ellen is wonderful! She created trainings for us that were relevant, engaging, and applicable, and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. She’s responsive, organized (of course!), flexible, and really committed to doing excellent work. She worked hard to make sure she understood the different roles and needs of various staff groups, meeting with supervisors and gathering information, so that she could design trainings that were tailored to the specific needs of each group. Her training style is approachable and interactive, and it’s clear she has deep knowledge and expertise of her subject. She uses lots of stories and examples to help trainees understand the content, and staff especially appreciated how interactive the sessions were.
In the training environment, it was great to be able to think about and plan for how the new skills could be applied on the job. We will absolutely work with Mary Ellen again and can’t recommend her highly enough.
~ Rebecca Koon, Training and Equity Coordinator
In one three hour class, Mary Ellen introduced me to a number of tools and techniques that have simplified my life, enabling me to create order and serenity where there was disorder and anxiety, and to make progress in areas where I’d been stuck.
I’m no longer drowning in a mountain of minutiae and piles of papers, and the things that I want and need to get done are getting done–all of which makes life much more relaxing and satisfying. And perhaps best of all, Mary Ellen has made it fun!
~ Laurie Hoff Schaad
I’ve struggled my whole life with distraction and procrastination, especially in work situations with challenging, unclear projects and tasks. I spent a couple of afternoons with Mary Ellen figuring out what was getting in my way . . . and what I could do about it. I’ve since implemented several of the tools that I learned from her and things are much improved! And she was fun to work with. Highly recommended for anyone with similar challenges.
~ Bill Hefferman