Brain-based Time Management Training
everyone navigates through time differently
Some people start the day with a list – others are too overwhelmed to even make one. Some work efficiently (at least it seems that way) – others rely on deadlines and multitasking to get things done.
Regardless of how employees juggle their workloads, they are all navigating through the day with one common denominator: TIME.
How they manage their time determines their degree of success. And that degree of success could be about something huge such as managing a multi-faceted project – or as simple as completing a small task.
“Thank you for making this training available. This is the best training I have done in a long time. It provided easy, accessible steps, a logical process that fits all types of jobs and really helped me make a plan for next-step organization. Just fantastic.“
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What this training delivers
This is where employees learn the strengths (and weaknesses) of how their unique brains work.
With that knowledge, they are able to hone in on exactly what tools and strategies their brains need to address their specific time management challenges. Here are some of the comments we hear:
- I never feel like I get enough done.
- I don’t have time for the non-urgent tasks.
- I don’t remember things like I used to.
- It’s hard to focus (especially at the end of the day.)
- I’d like to stop thinking about work when I’m at home.
Bring this training to your organization
Trainings are offered virtually and in-person. Call Mary Ellen at 503-380-8031 for pricing and availability.
“I attended your virtual course yesterday and wanted to tell you what a positive impact it had for me. Today I was just as busy as I have been all week however I felt more organized and less stressed. This time of year is particularly stressful and intense as we wrap up the prior year, prepare annual financial statements, prepare for the annual audit, and still juggle the daily operations. Taking the time for your course was worth every minute, and I am so glad that I am already benefitting from the ideas, tips, and tools presented.”
Sherri Young, Senior Financial Analyst – City of Westminster, CO (Jan 2023)
Looking for continuing education credit?
- This training is approved by Washington State DSHS for Long Term Care Workers.
- For Oregon CCB Continuing Education credit, click here.
Does your organization have ESL employees?
We are also committed to making this approach accessible and understandable to non-native English speakers. Most recently, we have worked with the Multilingual Department with the Beaverton School District (with staff that manages 109 languages!) and Adelante Mujeres in Forest Grove.
“Adelante Mujeres was looking for a class on time management, and we contracted with Mary for its delivery. The content and facilitation were outstanding, meaningful, and impactful for our first cohort of staff members, most of whom are native Spanish speakers with English as a second language at different levels. The materials Mary presented were friendly to ESL speakers, and her pace and facilitation made it easy for our staff to capture and internalize the knowledge delivered in the class. The results were fantastic. Therefore, we have continued to work with Mary to deliver more time management classes. We have had three cohorts so far and plan to continue working with Mary as our organization grows into the future.”
Melany Vergara, Professional Development Manager at Adelante Mujeres (Dec 2023)
Time is Money
how do you maximize employee takeaways in the minimal amount of time?
Make the experience personal
Deliver clear, relevant content
Make the content memorable
We show employees practical ways to support the brain so they have greater control over both time and task. No time wasted in complicated methodologies or complex jargon. Our approach is straightforward and everyone leaves with immediate, personal, long-lasting takeaways.
“Best training at Home Forward EVER.”
“Your voice is clear and soothing. As a person who speaks English as a second language, your presentation was very easy to understand and follow. Thank you.”
Home Forward, OR
Beaverton School Dist, OR
“Thank you so much, Mary Ellen, for your leadership, energy and enthusiasm with regards to the Brain-Based Time Management class today. You ROCKED IT! Staff is still buzzing about how great it was and how they will apply it.“
Children’s Center, OR
“This Time Management course is a delightful combination of modern brain science and practical tips that helps employees at all levels to perform at their best.”
Learning Development Coordinator
Washoe County, NV
“This class should be required for all county employees based on the time-savings and productivity enhancements that are available.”
ATTENDEE, Washoe County
“I just wanted to say thanks to the HR training/education team. This was one of the most useful classes I’ve taken. I would highly recommend offering it again in the future for other employees. One of my employees was with me in the class and also had positive feedback.“
“Great class! HR should offer more trainings that are like this.“
“Would love to take more classes from her.“
“Mary thank you so much for your time, and knowledge. Your class is by far the best I’ve taken through the COCC and County professional development series. I’ve been taking these classes since they started (10 years ago?) and try to do at least one class each session. I was very impressed with the class and tricks that I learned. I can apply it to all aspects of my life – work, family, and my personal life. I only have one problem, that I can’t make other people in my life take the course.“
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.
We will absolutely work with Mary Ellen again and can’t recommend her highly enough.
Rebecca Koon, Training and Equity CoordinatorHome Forward
Thank you so much!!! What I liked most about your class is that you make “time management” manageable. I have only seen a few other videos on time management and they made it all overwhelming. But you make it right. I am a very organized person, but life has become very cluttered the last few years (physical things and mentally) and I have become so overwhelmed. Your class just helped me understand and know I can make my life manageable again 🙂 So I Thank you!!!
Jenness VitaleMacomb County, MI
Office Assistant Senior
I got a lot out of the class, both for work and home. Mary Ellen clearly explained the class structure so we knew what to expect of the 3 hours class. She explained the complicated topic of brain science in an understandable way, utilized the many styles of learning, visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Included many relatable examples, and offered many different practical & useful tools to try out to help manage your time. I think everyone came away with something they could try!
Kristan Alldrin, Parking Operations CoordinatorCity of Portland Bureau of Transportation
Thank you very much for the wonderful time management presentation you conducted at the City of Hillsboro. I thought the delivery, content, and tools were fantastic! I’ll definitely attend future classes.
EngineerCity of Hillsboro
Thank you for helping us in our goal of becoming more efficient with our time. We appreciate your time and the enthusiasm you brought to our training session.
Jessie Dhillon, Vice PresidentCarla Properties
Mary Ellen was a pleasure to have and did an excellent job on her time management class at one of my offices. I will use her again and would highly recommend her classes to anyone trying to get more time out of your day.
Julie FischerFirst American Title
I had the pleasure of working with Mary Ellen Baker on two occasions. First, she participated in our annual NW Conference on Disability Services. Due to the powerful, positive feedback from her session, we decided to collaborate to have an all-day training. Throughout the planning process, Mary Ellen was easy to work with, understanding, and went above and beyond by providing marketing assistance, future connections, and more.
You didn’t need to read the reviews to know people were engaged, well-guided, and filled with practical takeaways. You could see it in the room as people eagerly took notes, asked questions, and utilized her thoughtfulness in meeting different learning styles.
Aside from her expertise, quality teaching, and life-changing material, Mary Ellen is a genuinely joyful and easy-going professional partner to collaborate with. We plan on working with her again!