Empowered productivity by Maura Thomas

Empowered Productivity

Control Your Attention,
Control Your Life.

Empower, verb: make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life.

Productive, adj: achieving significant results.

Empowered Productivity puts you back in the driver’s seat of your life and work.

Attention Management is the new path to get you there.

What is Empowered Productivity?

If you or members of your team are like millions of Americans who are totally stressed by constant distractions, endless to do lists, and an overflowing inbox, then you must learn about attention management and The Empowered Productivity™ System.

Empowered Productivity™ offers a more relevant approach than traditional time management. It’s foundational principle is that attention management is the new path to productivity.

It is a critical business skill that is not taught in school. The Empowered Productivity System offers a workflow methodology that is based in continuous improvement principles, which teaches how to regain control over the details of life and work, and how to apply this same methodology to productivity software and tools in order to achieve greater results.

Empowered Productivity for individuals

Components of Empowered Productivity

Attention Management: If you often feel like you are exhausted at the end of another busy day, but also like you didn’t get enough of the important stuff done, this module will help you master distraction and put you back in the driver’s seat.

Action Management: If you manage your work through some combination of often-broken appointments with yourself, sticky notes, flagged emails, paper notebooks, and one or more apps or software programs, this module will help you work smarter, lower your stress, and empower you to prioritize and track your work appropriately.


Communication and Information Management: If you feel like you can never get out from under the avalanche of email, instant messages, texts, and all the other ways your company has to communicate, this module provides the information you need to tame your inbox and get back in control.

Meeting Management: If you feel like you spend too much time in unproductive meetings, this module provides the techniques for  effective planning and execution of meetings, plus getting results from meetings and holding people accountable, including managing “up” and across teams.
Behavior Change Management: If you’ve tried to make improvements to your productivity (or to adopt any new habits) before, but weren’t successful, this is the module that unlocks the ways to make changes stick.

Culture Change Management: If the environment at your organization contributes to any of the problems above, this session for leaders will provide the blueprint for course correction.

As seen in

Maura Thomas has seen in Havard Business Review, Fast Company, The Wall Steet Journal

Ways to engage with Empowered Productivity

What does it mean for you and your team to be “Empowered” over your productivity?

You understand the benefits of “Attention Management” over “Time Management”
You can efficiently handle all manner of commitments, communication, and information
You have bridged the gap between behavior and technology, so that you can make the best use of the software and electronic tools you have available
be proactive
You spend as little time as possible being reactive, and as much time as possible being proactive
You know the best use of your time at any moment, and are therefore able to take immediate and appropriate action
meet your goals
You make consistent progress on your significant results, whether they are goals for today, this month, this year, or this lifetime.
Maura Thomas created The Empowered Productivity™ System by taking proven productivity techniques and combining these with emerging ideas and research related to attention, distraction, neuroscience, technology development, and behavior change, and assembling it all into a comprehensive, methodical approach to solving the problems facing knowledge workers today, including:
Competing and ever-changing priorities
Fast-paced, multitasking environments
Too many meetings
Increasing stress and burnout
Important work getting squeezed out
Lives out of balance, with little time for family, health, hobbies, and other aspects necessary for wellness, happiness, and peak productivity
Maura Thomas speaking at TEDx Red River

Ways to engage with Empowered Productivity

Taking your training has made me realize how inefficient my prior work-life management “system” was! After just one day of utilizing your recommended tool and methodology, I already felt more in control and, as a result, slept better. I am excited about the long-term results of your program for myself and my team and I encourage others to take advantage of what you have to teach.
Victoria Yeager

Head of Contracts and Compliance, Genentech, Inc.