After working in technology for 30 years, training for over 17 years, and training in business automation for the last 9 years, I know how busy people can get. Work life seems to be an endless ‘to-do’ list of tasks that can easily get on top of you. Yet successful people are those who know how to manage their time.
The best tool we have these days is technology, which is why I specialise in helping people find smart ways to use technology so they can get more out of their day by achieving targets at work, and by spending quality time with their families.
Over the years, I’ve worked with professionals to implement proven time management principles that optimise their existing technology.
This has helped them to reclaim unproductive, ineffective time, and replace it with an efficient, streamlined work environment designed for personal success and maximum productivity.
This involved working and living between Sydney, New York, and San Francisco developing and delivering training programs within a broad range of industries from banking and property to technology and advertising. My clients were large companies like the Australian Stock Exchange, JP Morgan, HCF, DDB and Charter Hall. While working with these companies, I developed and delivered on-site full-day group workshops, customised one-on-one coaching sessions for managers and C-level individuals, as well as a selection of online programs to suit individual self-paced learning.
Leif Stromnes, Managing Director, DDB was one my programme participants, whose comment was
"It's not very often that training transforms the way you work, but the Time & Technology workshops have completely changed my behaviour and made me far more effective at work. I would definitely recommend it to anyone in a high pressure and time sensitive environment."
After years of teaching people effective time management techniques, and mastering pIatforms like Windows, Mac, Outlook, Mail, iDevice, and Android, I noticed that technology platforms were being developed that took time management one step further, and actually helped people to automate what were once time-consuming tasks.
This kind of technology was a turning point for businesses as it allowed business owners to put automatic systems in place, freeing them up to do more important tasks like actually managing their businesses, or just spending more time at home. So I decided to take my love of technology one step further and create an integrated system that enabled small business owners to automate many of their online marketing tasks, using different tools that work in synergy.
And so the ‘Acceler8' family of products was born. Acceler8 is a practical training program that is a combination of pre-workshop e-courses and face-to-face workshops in which you master one online tool at a time. Tools include podcasts, creating video content, re-purposing content, creating email auto-responders and newsletters, creating landing pages, webinars, social media, and more. Once you have mastered each component, you will learn how to put them together so that they form one integrated automatic system designed to generate leads, and convert them to buyers.
Don’t you just love technology?
Personally, I love it, and I consider the training I’ve developed to be consistent with the principles I value in my own life - smart, effective solutions that leverage technology for a streamlined workflow and sustainable work-life balance.