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Inc Top Speaker 2018 Award

Award-winning keynote speaker

Maura is an award-winning global speaker, trainer, and author, and was invited to literally ‘write the book’—TWICE, once on productivity and once on attention management — for two of the largest publishers in the world.

Vistage Speaker Top Performer Award

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Empower your attendees

Empower your attendees to take control of their busy lives at work and at home so they can achieve significant results.

Trusted by

Maura Thomas is trusted by Old Navy, L'Oreal, Dell, Adobe, Honeywell, fiserv, Kaiser Permanente, Pandora, VMWare

What Can I Expect?

Maura’s unique message that attention management is the secret to achieving what’s most important to you will have your audience viewing productivity in a whole new way. She debunks the myths about “time management” and “information overload,” empowering listeners with secrets and strategies to:

More easily manage all the details of life and work
More easily manage all the details of life and work
Master technology that supports productivity — or sabotages it
Find joy and exhilaration in daily activities, not just exhaustion
Find joy and exhilaration in daily activities, instead of exhaustion
Lower stress, and improve clarity and peace of mind

Presentations According to Your Needs:


Virtual Presentations

On-Site Presentations

Maura Thomas is a Certified Speaking Professional

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“Maura delivered a fantastic presentation. Her humor and enthusiasm kept us engaged and excited…!”

-Ellie DeLuca
SalonCentric, division of L’Oreal

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* Note that Maura is happy to customize the title and content of her presentations to match the theme of your event and the needs of your participants.

Control Your Attention, Control Your Life!

Attention Management is the New Path to Productivity

Busy professionals rely on technology to live and work. However, this very technology presents some of our greatest challenges: distractions that constantly derail us not only from the task at hand, but from the path that we determine for our lives. To manage “information overload,” most of us turn to the lessons of time management, but these techniques are outdated and irrelevant. It’s time to learn work-life management skills more suitable for the 21st century. Maura will help you discover the number one skill for the future: “attention management.” In addition, this presentation will provide secrets to help you:

  • Learn how you are sabotaging your own productivity and attention.
  • Harness your attention to unleash your genius.
  • Discover strategies to tame technology and turn it into the solution, rather than the problem.
  • Lower stress, and improve clarity and peace of mind.
Empowered Productivity: Win the War Against Information Overload
Maura Thomas helps people take control of their busy lives at work and at home so that they achieve their significant results with less stress. In this presentation, Maura shares the path to living a life of choice, rather than a life of reaction and distraction. She debunks the myths about “time management” and “information overload,” providing insights from her proprietary workflow management system that empowers the listeners to:

  • More easily manage all the details of life and work.
  • Finally master work-life balance.
  • Find motivation and exhilaration in daily accomplishments, rather than exhaustion from chaos.

The two programs above are suitable for audiences of professional office staff (admin to CEO), in keynote or breakout format, and can be modified for delivery in any time slot from 45 minutes up to a full day or anything in between.

Work Without Walls: Helping Leaders Amplify Performance
Knowledge work requires a different approach. Are you maximizing your team’s success? If your team is facing a high pressure atmosphere, having trouble prioritizing, and getting distracted easily, then traditional time management is unlikely to offer the solution. The root of the problem may be compromised corporate culture, unintentionally reinforced by senior leadership. In order to solve this problem, your culture needs a reset, and your leadership needs to model effective behaviors. This
program will:

  • Provide workflow strategies that help executives more effectively lead, allocate resources, and hold people accountable.
  • Support them in capitalizing on their knowledge, finding their “flow” and unleashing their genius, to be the
    visionary thinkers and leaders their positions demand.
  • Raise awareness of a culture that was likely created without intention, and how it may be undermining the productivity and effectiveness of the entire organization,
    and offer a blueprint for course correction.

This program is available as a breakout session in a leadership track and is available in formats from 1-4 hours.

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Get a taste of Maura in her element

“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

Her unique and effective approach to productivity has made Maura Thomas a featured expert in hundreds of local and national media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, US News and World Report, and the Huffington Post. She’s also a regular columnist for both Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

Her entertaining and engaging presentations, supported by the runaway success of her five books will be the highlight of any event that seeks to motivate, inspire, and empower its audience.

We’ve mastered audience engagement in the virtual environment!

If you’re used to a tiny talking head over a screen-share of slides, get ready for a whole new experience! Click the video below to see an example.


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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

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.

Chicago, IL

Maura Thomas is a Certified Speaking Professional