Keynote Speaker, Productivity and Time Management Expert

Donna McGeorge is passionate about enhancing the large amount of time we spend in our workplace (too much, for many) to ensure it is effective and productive, as well as enjoyable.

Donna believes that workplaces are complex, but not hard. More often than not it’s getting the simple things right, consistently, that has the greatest impact.

She also knows that when we decide to be intentional, we can surprise ourselves with what we can achieve.

Known as THE productivity coach, Donna delivers upbeat, entertaining sessions that share her thought provoking, practical and proven strategies that will create more capacity, have you use your time wisely and have more impact.

Donna has appeared on national TV talking about Time Management and has appeared on radio and in print as a leading commentator on Productivity, Meetings and Time Management.

Productivity and effectiveness does not have to be tedious or lacking in fun! Let’s make a game of it! Donna delivers practical and well researched strategies with passion, conviction and humour.

Speaking Topics

It’s a crime that people spend all day in back-to-back pointless meetings, and then come home, eat their dinner, to spend the rest of their evening catching up on email and their “real” work.

It’s about time we overcame overwhelm, took back control and focused on what’s important.

It’s not enough any more to do “to do lists” and other traditional time management strategies to run your life.

Neuroscience and other breakthroughs have shown that we need to pay more attention to the clock in our bodies, than the clock on the wall.

Based on her best-selling productivity series, It’s About Time, Donna brings the best of her knowledge to help people build adaptive capacity into their lives.

You’ll learn:

  • Why we have been led up a garden path when it comes to productivity (and how to get it right)

  • The 4 Types of Space we need to focus on to create capacity and how to leverage each

  • Strategies to develop a savings plan to take back time and spend it wisely

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change.”
Charles Darwin, British naturalist

In 2020 and 2021 the word “pivot” became the catch cry of those needing to respond to the changing working and living environment.

Some were successful, and some struggled.  What was the difference?  It was an individual’s, or organisation’s adaptive capacity that sorted the wheat from the chaff.

Whether you lead an organisation, a team or yourself, optimising your adaptive capacity will give you a competitive advantage.

You’ll learn:

  • Why creating space to think (no really think) is the key to managing and taking advantage of changing circumstances

  • The 4 Types of Capacity and the impact of each on our ability to be productive and effective

  • Strategies to build your adaptive capacity to react faster and better than your competition

We have to stop being 100% on 100% of the time.  We can actually achieve more if we do less.

More! More! More!

Faster! Faster! Faster!

We’ve been told that the successful people in life are those that are willing to go longer and harder than others.

And yet, some of the most successful people in the world have shown that extreme effort doesn’t always yield extreme results.

Join Donna as she shows time and time again that success is about effort in the right place, and the right time and at just the right level.  That going hard and being “on” all the time is likely being detrimental to what you are wanting to achieve.

You’ll learn:

  • Why 100% on 100% of the time is making you less productive (and how to get it right)

  • How sportspeople, entertainers and inventors know why having a 15% buffer helps them be more successful

  • Techniques to help you take back 15% right now, and give yourself a room to breathe

It’s not WHAT you do, it’s WHEN you do it.

Get more done with your day by avoiding common productivity traps.

Donna draws on research from neuroscience, energy flow and the body’s natural rhythms, to reveal how to divide the workday into 2-hour blocks in line with the level of intensity and impact required.

Learn how to:

  • Recognise the habits holding you back (and how to rewire them)

  • Maximise your first 2 hours and set yourself up for daily success

  • Build on your body’s strengths for better performance

  • Track your patterns and create a personalised workflow

  • Discover the optimum time of day for new business, meetings, emails, projects and more.

The way you plan your day is the key to your productivity and Donna shows you how to do great work, consistently.

We have used Donna as both a live and virtual presenter. In any context she wows the audience and leaves them feeling motivated to make changes in their work and personal lives. Kristy Golding, Director Transformation L’Oreal

Want something different or specific? Donna is happy to develop something special for your audience. Click here to reach out to Donna and set up a time to discuss your needs.