Busy professionals regularly juggle multiple projects (and deadlines), interruptions, huge To Do lists, and a mountain of email. And we all know that multitasking doesn’t work. Our Time Management classes are customized for businesses and organizations to increase productivity and work performance – and reduce stress.
Work with your brain – instead of against it
When you understand how to do work with your brain (instead of against it), you can more easily manage your workload, reduce the overwhelm, and spend your time responding instead of reacting.
Did you know that what we do and how we do it is less about willpower and personality… and more about how the brain is wired? In our Time Management classes, you will:
- Learn about the brain’s natural tendencies
- Get a clear understanding of the strengths/weaknesses of your own executive function skills
- Know the visual tools/strategies that support your brain
- Practice techniques that improve decision-making and alertness – and reduce stress
- Increase your ability to keep time and task in hand
You will find that these visual tools/strategies are applicable in your personal life as well. We regularly hear how people have shared this information with their partners, children and extended family – and how their lives have also been positively impacted.
If your business is outside of the Portland Metro or the San Francisco Bay areaa, we can come to you. Travel fees vary depending on location.
Read what our clients have to say…
We had the pleasure of having Mary Ellen present the first part of the Time Management Training to our Workforce Recruitment and Training team. This came at a great time for us as recruitments and projects are starting to pick up.
I personally found her science evidence-based approach on how our brain works and how it relates to time management fascinating. My colleagues and myself were engaged throughout the whole session. We were able to go back to work with realistic and effective tools to help better plan and manage our workload. We are already looking forward to the second phase of the time management series next month!
~ Halima Abdirizak, OSS III, City of Portland
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
Mary Ellen Baker created a customized time management training for my non-profit sales and support team. She worked diligently for many months by meeting with myself and my managers to create a training that would teach my team the skills they needed.
The training she created was perfect! For adult-learners she built in many exercises to keep them challenged and engaged. Though the training was in late 2017, many of my team members are still utilizing the techniques she taught us. I think my team is more efficient and organized overall since taking her training.
~ Melissa Miller, Department Director