Speaking & Training Reviews
“My life just got easier.”
Rod Dailey, Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Maura delivered a fantastic presentation. Her humor and enthusiasm kept us engaged and excited to learn all of her strategies for productivity. We left the training feeling inspired, enlightened and ready to take on the to-do lists that had previously overwhelmed us in both our personal and professional lives. It’s important to mention that Maura was also a pleasure to work with and eager to understand our business so that she could really connect on a deeper level to our employees. Thank you Maura!
Ellie DeLuca, SalonCentric, division of L’Oreal
I highly recommend Maura’s presentation. We found it to be a new and useful perspective on not just “time management,” but more importantly, “productivity.” She also impressed us (even the more experienced technophiles) with her insights on technology.
Based on what you taught us and in the days following your training, I was able to get my inbox down from nearly 200 to zero messages and create a master task list to guide my days. I am thrilled and feel a huge sense of relief. Using your strategies, I have been able to keep my inbox at zero messages for several days and feel confident that the progress will continue into the future. I’m so grateful that my leadership team invested in Empowered Productivity training!
Dawn Palma, Chief Administrative Officer, US Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Center
I have implemented what I learned in our training with you and it has been transformative! I have more mental space for strategic thinking, and have experienced immediate stress reduction and a boost in presence and joyfulness. Its been quite extraordinary, and I thank you deeply for that.
Chinyere Oparah, Provost, Mills College
Regain Your Time training helped us achieve a level of productivity that has generated profit from process. Not only did we redefine our business operations, I personally regained lost hours in my day. Anxiety has been replaced with a cooler. more strategically-focused business owner. The value that this training provides isn’t measured in dollars but in peace of mind.
Christopher Justice, CEO, Sparksight
“Really impacted my work… and pretty much the whole office.”
Ami Kane, Director of Development, Non-Profit
The feedback from your training has been very positive!! People have really embraced it and are finding it a huge help! Thanks again, your training was extremely beneficial!
Gina Sandler, Kaiser Permanente
Other than some classes in business school, this has been the most effective, game-changing education I have received. Your work product and the service you provide is exceptional.
Mike Lam, Senior Vice President Hawai’i Region, Hunt Companies
I think this meeting will go down in history as one of the best ever for us! Our Attendees LOVED, LOVED, LOVED you!!
I just wanted to say “thank you” for a fantastic presentation! I’ve attended many “time management” trainings and presentations in my career. Yours is the first one that makes sense.
Alana, Conference Keynote Attendee
“Doubled what I made in the first four weeks than the previous four months.”
Ken Kuznia, Business Owner, Executive Search
I have implemented many of your suggestions and have already noticed a significant change. Our group spoke after your session yesterday and we all agreed that it was one of the best we had seen and one that we can all benefit from immediately!
Matthew Derrick, Senior Development Director, Confluent Development
After taking this course, I feel empowered! It has liberated me. Really!
Roseanne R. Motti, Director of Community Relations, The New York Milk Bank, Inc.
Our company is currently undergoing significant growing pains, including seemingly unmanageable workloads and constant periods of high stress, and Regain Your Time’s “Empowered Productivity” training couldn’t have come at a better time! In just a couple of short weeks, I can feel the reduction in stress and tension in our office. Our entire sales department and a majority of the leadership team were introduced to the Empowered Productivity™ System and every person in the training is reaping the benefits. Maura’s approach helped us come to the conclusion that we could be more productive and impactful at our jobs. Her analogies make you understand the need and urgency for change, and her methodology and tools offer you a clear system to control your attention and maximize your effectiveness at work and at home.
I’ve accounted much of my success to my ability to be organized, take action, and be responsive. While I’ve always felt my methods were effective, it wasn’t until after Maura’s training that I realized how disorganized I had let myself become, being reactive instead of proactive. Since the training, I’ve seen a significant increase in the quality and timeliness of my work, and using her System has significantly reduced the pressure I was feeling at trying to constantly juggle priorities using my old methods. The response has been so positive at work that we’re already looking into how we can roll out the Empowered Productivity System to the rest of our company. Maura has exceeded my very high expectations!
“So much peace of mind it’s incredible.”
Jason Harden, CEO, Pacific Eagle Electric
“I had no idea it was going to be that life-changing.”
Sarah Remmert, Manager, Education Administration
“50 pounds lifted off my shoulders!”
Laura Brown, Office Manager
“I’ve never spent four hours listening to such outstanding ‘how to’ information.”
Tim Wright, Training Manager
Maura is one of the best speakers I’ve experienced—very engaging, funny, and provides great take-aways! Geraldine Flatt, Vice President of Human Resources and Retail Operations, Gloria Ferrer
Attending your Empowered Productivity training has transformed my routine and reinvigorated me! Jeff DeLaet, Senior Vice President, T&M Associates
I wanted to thank you for the training you delivered to our team. In all honesty I was a little bit of a pessimist at the beginning, but since have “bit,” hook line and sinker. Since our time together and my implementation of your system, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders that I hadn’t realized was there. Your system has changed my life. I feel so much more productive and organized, which in turn gives me a great feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day. Thank you so much for your help! I am a true believer! Connor Fox, Medtronic
The feedback from your training has been very positive!! People have really embraced it and are finding it a huge help! Thanks again, your training was extremely beneficial! Gina Sandler, Kaiser Permanente
Maura’s work has facilitated one of the most transformative learning experiences I’ve ever had. Monica Giannobile, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Since your training, everything is going fantastic and I love, love, love, the tools you recommend! I have been using the principles from the seminar and I have found so much more time in my day … thank you!!! Dana Garaventa, Human Resources Manager, Opus One Winery
Thank you for your tremendous workshop last week. The “buzz” in the office is all about productivity in the days after the workshop, and I have heard nothing but great feedback! William Minter, Vice President, PinnacleART
I have been following you for years and really appreciate your advice. Switching my thinking from ‘time management’ to ‘attention management’ was a game-changer and I use that phrase all the time now. Just wanted to send you a ‘thank you’ for your efforts and to let you know it has made a difference in my life. Julia Harrod, President/CEO, MWM Design Group
Maura, I have to say that I was a little skepticalgoing into your training…I thought I was pretty well-organized and staying on top of my tasks. But WOW…has the training ever made a difference for me! It has quite frankly been a true “game-changer” for me in terms of managing my day and freeing me from distractions. and now, I feel like I’m getting closer to my team and to where the problems occur…and that’s the real mission of our department. This has truly changed my mindset and is beginning to change my behaviors (and habits) for the better. So thanks for your help and your dedication to really empowering people to regain their time! you’ve created a real zealot for your system. Brad Osborne, Senior Quality Manager, Senior Metal Bellows
Maura’s great presentation style makes the class as entertaining as it is educational. Participants will leave with many new skills and feeling their time (and attention) was well spent. Highly recommend! Drew Bixby, Senior Director of Operations, DoubleHorn
Empowered Productivity training taught me techniques that have made me much more productive in my career and increased my top line revenues. But I most notice the impact the training has had in general – I am far less stressed while I get more done in every aspect of my life. It was one of the best business decisions I made this year.
Griffin Davis, Vice President, Market Hardware
I want to thank you so very much for having such a great seminar — this has changed my work and personal life for the better! Lucy Mendoza, Crest Management
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Personal Productivity Secrets revolutionized my work life – more than any formal education or on-the-job-training I’ve ever received, YOUR book helped me learn how to be effective as a knowledge worker. I am a huge fan of your work, and I have recommended your books and site to dozens of colleagues. Michelle Latimer, Springfield, VA
I am LOVING using your System! What a difference it makes to finally feel I am controlling my day instead of my day controlling me. Rainee Busby, Fokal Fusion
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.
I found Empowered Productivity training incredibly useful — I’m using what I learned in my business and my full-time job, and I’m already feeling much less stressed out! The value far exceeds the cost. Thank you for helping me to retrain my brain and free up my mind again! Cassi Munguia
I’m a past student of yours and I constantly revisit my notes from that awesome day of learning from you! Yours was by far the best productivity program I have ever experienced. Katie Chatfield, Health Coach
Ever since I took your training, not only have I been more organized and on-task, but I have also been sharing with others here. I am a huge believer—you have created a life-changing System! McKinsey Lowenberg, Senior Executive Assistant, CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, WI
Maura’s training was a game-changer for our organization! Ronda Rutledge, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Center, Austin, TX
Maura’s training is exactly what we needed at our company. We are a construction company that thrives on technology and has a strong open door policy culture. She provided us with real world solutions to enable our teams to function more effectively and efficiently! She kept the training light and easy to follow and we are now putting her system in place. I highly recommend her training to others! Thank you so much, Maura! Noelle Diebler, Controller, Winter Park Construction, Maitland, FL
I just wanted to say “thank you” for a fantastic presentation! I’ve attended many “time management” trainings and presentations in my career. Yours is the first one that makes sense. Alana, Conference Keynote Attendee
Maura was a wonderful presenter! I had her present to our sales for and it was incredibly well received. I believe this will improve our day to day productivity but also our work life balance overall. Denise Verdicchio, SHI International Corp, Somerset, NJ
I stuck with the System after the training—with great results! It’s been a huge help to me and I’m more productive in my work than before. Eric Jansson, Austin, TX
I was very impressed with your presentation. Overall it was excellent. It has changed my life and I am determined it will more so. My wife also is thankful. Jeff Davis, CFO, Presbyterian Senior Living
What I’ve recently learned from [Maura’s work] is that work-life balance is manageable without losing sleep or missing out. I use her techniques every day and strongly recommend them to you. Rebekah Sauceda, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX
The techniques you’ve given us are extremely practical and easy to implement. You are so dialed in to what each of us experiences on a daily basis. Thank you for providing such an approachable system that anyone can do. Amy Solliday, Vice President, Field Store Operations, Old Navy
I’ve only been [using your System] for a few weeks but what a difference. It’s been a real Godsend! Rich, New Jersey
Maura’s seminar was easily the most inspiring and useful portion of our 3-day sales conference. I would recommend the seminar for young and old, working and non-working, etc. Useful for all. Steve Tomich, SHI International Corp, Austin, TX
This system is incredible! I can’t stop gushing about it to everyone I see! I’m better organized than ever before…Everything thus far has been awesome! Greg Wempe, BancVue, Austin, TX
Your sessions were absolutely wonderful, and they have definitely given me some momentum toward getting my life organized. I am excited to see various members of my sales team implementing your suggestions, and I have also been telling my friends & family about you. Alison Turner, SHI International Corp, Seattle, WA
Maura delivered an engaging presentation to help our Field Leaders learn new ways to control their attention. I have heard people buzzing about what they learned all afternoon! Sarah Erickson, Old Navy, Chicago, IL
Thank you for your training! I’ve been working to get the System in place these last few weeks and I feel as though it’s already paying dividends! Brad Bouchard, New England Controls, Boston, MA
I love your work. I use what I learned from your book…and I find my productivity has skyrocketed. Thank you! Christine Marsh, Rochester, NY
I was blown away by Maura’s productivity system, with its real-world practicality and outstanding tools. I religiously apply what I learned from Maura and cannot imagine a better way to organize my day. Craig McGee, Orion Engineered Carbons, Kingwood, TX
Maura, thank you. I am implementing your excellent advice on productively organizing my actions. I am getting more done and having fewer thoughts while driving in the car about what I forgot to remember. I also have fewer piles of papers on my coffee table (I was always afraid that they would get lost in the vertical files!), and fewer files for saving papers. Oh, and my 64 pages of inbox messages is now empty – much of that old email going to a file called ‘unprocessed old email,’ some filed, and some trashed! An empty inbox is a first for me. I have been processing incoming email for a week…My sweetheart wonders if I am the same person! This has been life changing information for me. Thank you again. Reader of Personal Productivity Secrets Linda Lindquist, Computer and Internet Help, Fort Myers, FL
I did find your session extremely valuable and it has absolutely changed the way I work. I am more organized and I am accomplishing a lot more day in and day out for myself, my team and the organization as a whole. I’ve made meetings more impactful, I’ve managed my emails better, I have been able to more effectively work through multiple projects simultaneously and still get normal day to day activities done. Thanks again! Sue Godfrey, CUNA Mutual Retirement Services, Madison, WI
Loved this segment! This was much needed for me at this point in time. Learning how to better organize my day and my inbox made me extremely happy! Conference Participant, SalonCentric, a division of L’Oreal, New York, NY
Excellent Presentation and understanding of common inefficiencies! Peter Grosskopf, Systems Management Planning, Rochester, NY
Thank you for the absolutely wonderful session you held for us this week. I had started to use some of the techniques from your book, and this session really made things click for me! Lori Bateman, CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., Madison, WI
When I adopt the [Empowered Productivity] System fully, I get so much more done. It’s amazing! Training Participant, Austin, TX
Maura delivered a fantastic presentation. Her humor and enthusiasm kept us engaged and excited to learn all of her strategies for productivity. We left the training feeling inspired, enlightened and ready to take on the to-do lists that had previously overwhelmed us in both our personal and professional lives. It’s important to mention that Maura was also a pleasure to work with and eager to understand our business so that she could really connect on a deeper level to our employees. Thank you Maura! Ellie DeLuca, SalonCentric, division of L’Oreal, NY, NY
Maura’s book taught me about what the categorization of activities could mean in my life. I chose to implement many parts of her system and I immediately saw what effect this could have on my productivity…A full week using this system has provided me a way to organize my chaos into an actionable plan. Presentation Attendee, Rochester, NY
This class was amazing! Great insights and topics were extremely relevant to managing my day. Lance Sandlin, Dell, Austin, TX
I’m just getting started with your System, but I’m already seeing extremely practical benefits from just the little I’ve done! When someone needs something from me, “Voila!”I have the necessary information immediately accessible. You are a God send! Training Participant, San Antonio, TX
I wanted to say thank you. Your presentation was excellent and so are your ideas. Marty Ezzo, VP Cloud and Managed Services, SMP, Rochester, NY
LOVED this training! Maura is wonderful. She shared so many great tips and strategies…I couldn’t write fast enough. She has a fresh new way of looking at “the busy workday.” I was a little worried that it would be the same thing I’ve already read about and had trouble implementing, but the training was incredibly beneficial. Katie Chatfield
Excellent presentation! Can’t wait to finish the book and apply the methods. Conference Participant, SalonCentric, a division of L’Oreal
[This training} was really good. Maura did an excellent job and is a great presenter. It would be very useful information for a lot of people in our organization. Ryan Odneal, Account Manager, Delta Dental of Missouri
I have never considered myself a stranger to organization but I really, genuinely, have gained so much from Maura and her tactics. Presentation Attendee, Rochester, NY
I have to admit that attending this seminar was probably one of the best investments of time that I have had the privilege of participating in. Debbie Amelung, Advantica
Your talk was the highlight of the conference for me! Patricia McCormack, Director, Boston RSVP
This was fantastic! I really hope to be able to apply Maura’s suggestions to my daily routines. Conference Participant, SalonCentric, a division of L’Oreal
Your message was spot on and the information was eye-opening. I’ve heard nothing but praise from the attendees. And I can’t say that I’ve ever witnessed a more “professional” presentation. Phil Condra, University of Texas System
You taught me how to choose what I do with my time, instead of being constantly reactive. Soooooo liberating! Thank you! Ken Kuznia, Point Blank Recruiting
This was a spectacular presentation — very applicable and informative, and delivered in a fun, energetic manner. Conference Participant, SalonCentric, a division of L’Oreal
I cleaned up my inbox, and honestly HAVE seen a reduction in stress level during my day. Presentation Attendee, Rochester, NY
We have had a LOT of speakers over the years, and you were definitely among the best! Amy Vercruysse, Austin Independent Business Alliance
I think this meeting will go down in history as one of the best ever for us! Our Attendees LOVED, LOVED, LOVED you!! Shirley Robinson, Texas Hospital Trustees
Wish we had more “time” for this piece! Conference Participant, SalonCentric, a division of L’Oreal
Maura is inspiring, informative, fantastic! Presentation Attendee, St. Louis, MO
Thanks so much, Maura. Your sessions were the best of the entire two-day conference! Attendee, St. Louis, MO
Loved!! This will be very useful and can’t wait to read the book. Thank you! Conference Participant, SalonCentric, a division of L’Oreal
Super amazing! Helpful and useful take-aways. I go to a lot of conferences and this is one of the best workshops I have ever been to! Conference Participant, Austin, TX
Very empowering! I learned so many ways to work smarter! Loved it! Attendee, Texas Healthcare Trustees Conference, Frisco, TX
Thanks so much, Maura. Your sessions were the best of the entire two-day conference! Attendee, St. Louis, MO
I greatly appreciate your book. It has changed my world. As a busy medical professional, wife, and mom of 2 who was recently diagnosed with ADD, this has been a lifesaver! Reader of Personal Productivity Secrets
Maura was great. Excellent speaker. Excellent content. Tangible tips. Can take this back immediately and apply it…I’m convinced strategies and tools will help my productivity. Conference Participant, Austin, TX
I love the new system [we learned in the training from RegainYourTime.com]. It’s a relief to go home at the end of the day and know that everything I need to do is scheduled in my task list, and best of all, not everything is due tomorrow! I’m a very organized person by nature, but I could never get a handle on my work life. I just always felt overwhelmingly behind. Now I feel more in control and more confident about managing my workload. The other great thing about the training is that it made the whole staff cognizant of how we use email, and the quantity of staff email dropped off considerably right away. So, thanks again for this important and relevant work you’re doing. It’s changed everything at work (and some things at home!). Debi Vanwey
Thanks for changing my life in very positive ways. Your information has proven to be valuable for me. I’ve cleaned the clutter of “notes” from my life, and now everything is organized and I get reminders at the appropriate times. BIG difference! I’m actually getting more done, and feel more in control. thanks for everything. Charlie Hawkins, Chair and Partner, Vistage International, Albuquerque, NM
Maura’s training session was so eye-opening for me! It’s very applicable to all aspects of my life and I’m thankful I had the opportunity to attend. I highly recommend this session for absolutely anyone in any business. Amber Scarborough, Owner, A Flower Basket
Great presentation. Very informative! Conference Participant, Las Vegas, NV
I would really like to thank you for a great class! I am using all of your advice and the book is so helpful! Best of all, everything is really starting to work! Ernestine Lammers, Founder, Kanti Goods
Regain Your Time training helped us achieve a level of productivity that has generated profit from process. Not only did we redefine our business operations, I personally regained lost hours in my day. Anxiety has been replaced with a cooler. more strategically-focused business owner. The value that this training provides isn’t measured in dollars but in peace of mind. Christopher Justice, CEO, Sparksight
Thank you for your seminar! Everything has been going well and I am on my way to being in control of my productivity! Marisa Levans, GENaustin
Maura was absolutely wonderful!! Best time management presentation I have ever attended (and I’ve attended many!). She was engaging, entertaining, made data she presented usable. Conference Participant, Austin, TX
Great presentation. I appreciated the fresh approach to this age-old dilemma that is complicated by our technology. I plan to purchase the book! Conference Participant, Las Vegas, NV
I highly recommend Maura’s presentation. We found it to be a new and useful perspective on not just “time management,” but more importantly, “productivity.” She also impressed us (even the more experienced technophiles) with her insights on technology. Allen Hauge, Group Chair, Vistage International
“Regain Your Time!TM Training was single-handedly the best company training we did last year. Since this class, we have seen an amazing amount of change in our employees, in ourselves and in the total amount of time needed to manage our company’s day-to-day operations.” Kevin O’Brien, President, PetRelocation.com
This speaker was my favorite of the whole session! Conference Participant, Las Vegas, NV
To say Regain Your Time training was well worth the time would be a terrible understatement. My team got a great deal out of it. It will change the way you operate, make you more efficient, and really help you find the time to focus on the important projects in your life. Alvidas Jasin, Chief Marketing Officer, Thompson Hine
I just wanted to say thanks. You have helped me to regain my time. It’s actually strange I now find myself with time on my hands. The stress of running two companies has almost disappeared. I whole-heartedly recommend everyone take advantage of your services. John Bellamy, Owner, Rapid Refill
Thank you! You brought light to my world. I hope that you continue to work with us. Everyone is talking about your training. Thank you. Thank you. Dennise Jackson, Texas CASA
I would recommend Regain Your Time!TM Training to anyone in any field who has struggled with organization, and we know who we are. It has nothing with how much you get done, because I successfully juggled a lot. But it has to do with a comfort level of feeling things are in their places. I felt our trainer delivered on her commitment of time and energy, helping me to change my behavior with very useful, specific recommendations and encouragement. Caren Upshaw, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
One of your best speakers. We will be hiring her to present to our staff. Conference Participant, Las Vegas, NV
Regain Your Time Training was by far the best investment I’ve made in myself and my business this year. I can now hold off on hiring an assistant, and I’ve still been able to grow my business since taking the program. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” Penley McQueen, Keller Williams Real Estate
Within 30 minutes of training with RegainYourTime.com, my eyes were opened to how much time, effort, and money I have been wasting doing everything “my way” and not using any kind of organizational system. For years, I have been relying on word associations, writing little notes to myself, even putting rubber bands on my fingers, to remember meetings, actions items, or projects. My office filing system was basically a hodge-podge of what I needed most at the time, and things were hard to find, hard to keep up with, and were sometimes forgotten or lost. Maura showed me how to use my Outlook and my Palm Pilot (which I had been using as a doorstop) to keep track of action items and projects, and to organize my entire calendar, task list, and contacts. Four different contacts books have now been organized into one easy-to-use electronic database that I can either print out or use only electronically, whichever suits me best at the time. Plastic calendars have come down off the walls in favor of an easy electronic system that’s right there in front of me. I never knew how easy it was to use these tools until this training. I would strongly recommend Regain Your Time!TM Training to anyone in business. Whether you are a manager, assistant, executive, or entrepreneur, the Empowered Productivity SystemTM that you’ll be taught can save time, money, and headaches. I cannot recommend this program more highly. It has saved me thousands of dollars already, and the training pays for itself many times over.
Phil Carmical, Publisher, Gulf Publishing Company
Until you’ve gone through Regain Your Time! Training, you can’t truly appreciate the benefit of “Clearing Your Mind.” I don’t spend any more time each day wondering what I was neglecting to do or worried that I had forgotten to call someone. I’m organized, efficient and clean. I’m confident that if these techniques can work for me, they can benefit anyone! The opportunity cost of not using RegainYourTime.com is much greater than anything you will pay them. Jonathan Davis, Principal, American Workforce
Maura is smart, enjoyable to be around, and knowledgeable. She has developed an excellent system (the Empowered Productivity SystemTM)to help her clients (including me) to be more productive and organized. Combined with her other skills, she brings an unusual value to each client and engagement. Steven List, Speaker & Entrepreneur
Very engaging speaker. Very well presented. Conference Participant, Las Vegas, NV
Excellent presenter, very engaging, great vocal variety, great energy and use of examples, provided concrete tools and resources. Phenomenal presentation. Conference Participant, Austin, TX
Regain Your Time!TM has to be one of the best things I have ever done. I realize now that I have been weighed down…I never would have believed [that this] would have such an effect on me in so many ways. I feel relieved, relaxed, comfortable with what I have on my plate, capable of handling more, decompressed, clear, of sound mind, and unafraid of the tasks that until just recently burdened me. I could add more, but I’ll just say that I realize that the training is worth more than I paid. I’m glad you don’t charge what it’s worth! Mike Cornett, I Consortium
This was a great perspective on time management. I will be discussing with my department and utilizing what I learned. Conference Participant, Las Vegas, NV
Regain Your Time training taught me techniques that have made me much more productive in my career and increased my top line revenues. But I most notice the impact the training has had in general – I am far less stressed while I get more done in every aspect of my life. It was one of the best business decisions I made this year. Griffin Davis, Vice President, Market Hardware