The Time Professionals teach brain-based classes in time management, organization and planning. These courses are a little different from other time management classes because our students learn about the brain’s natural tendencies and get a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their own executive function skills. We shine a light on the brain (so to speak) and then share the visual tools and strategies that best support the brain to get things done.
You may sign up for one of our monthly, scheduled time management or planning classes or contact us to find out more about our customized trainings. We can bring our existing curriculum to you – or create a personalized training just for your team. We teach all over the Portland Metro area as well as Vancouver and Salem.
Here is a list of our offerings:
In this 2.5 hour class, students are engaged and intrigued as they learn about their own brains and why they do what they do. (Or perhaps why they don’t do these things!) The class includes concrete tools and strategies around how to manage time, plan your day/week and get things done from a fresh, new perspective. Students finish the class enthusiastic and empowered to navigate more effectively through the day. Read more about the upcoming classes in our Beaverton classroom.
In-person classes are limited in size
Private Time Management Classes for Individuals
Working one-on-one allows us to work on the areas of time management that are most applicable to you. We meet (in-person or virtually) for a complimentary 30 minute evaluation. This is followed by classes that are tailored to your specific time management needs. Call Mary Ellen at 503-380-8031 or Contact us for more information.
Cost: $70/hr + materials
Private Time Management Training for Businesses
Support your employees on-the-job and in their personal lives by giving them a time management training that will impact all aspects of their lives. We meet to identify the specific objectives of your organization and your employees. Each training is different and can be a one-time workshop or a multi-day event.
Cost: TBD – Contact us for more information.
This brain-based approach to time management, organization and planning gives you the visual tools and strategies to get your life on track. Each 90 minute class in this six week course is a hands-on method that supports the brain in creating long-lasting change. Read more about Seeing My Time® for Adults.
If you are overwhelmed by your projects, this class is for you! In 90 minutes, you will learn how to get ahead of your To Do lists, enjoy your free time (without feeling guilty), stop worrying about endless project details, and get the tools/strategies to start and finish your projects. Get started here.
When you learn how to manage your time, you have greater control of your life.
Time Management and the Brain
Everyone has strengths as well as weaknesses in the area of time management. Our brain-based approach will give you the tools and strategies that offer support where you need it the most.
The brain’s executive functions control what we do, when we do it and how we get it done. As we age, our working memory, problem-solving ability and flexibility are negatively impacted. Are you overloaded and not accomplishing what you need to?
Our brains are for creative ideas, deep thinking and strategic planning. How do you use yours?
If you are like most people, you use your brainpower for keeping track of life’s details: scheduling, making/replaying To Do lists, and trying to remember “stuff”… and all of this done with ever-increasing stress. These time management classes and training will teach you how to:
- Show up on time with ease
- Stop losing time
- Plan your day effectively and efficiently
- Start on tasks you keep putting off
- Plan for future events
When you keep time and task in order, the stress naturally lessens.
Here’s What Our Students Say…
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
UCP’s Employment Solutions
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
Mary Ellen has made my life so much more productive! She also taught me valuable time management techniques on how to allocate my business schedule effectively, and now I have much less stress and worry.
I wish I’d seen her years ago.
~ Kathleen C.