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We have helped many thousands of people from around the world to free up their precious time, improve their productivity by up to 50%, make more money and feel less stressed from overload.
It’s Liberated my Time!
Minor Change Had A Massive Impact!
I Don’t Stress Now That Robyn Has Taught Me To Schedule More!
Fantastic Course - Team Feedback Extremely Positive!
Thanks very much for the Time Management programme you have conducted over the last 6 weeks. The course was fantastic and I really appreciate how you accommodated our brief into your presentation and delivered a course very relevant to our business. The feedback from our team has been extremely positive and we're looking forward to your next contributions to the success of our company.
We've Regained 30% Of The Time We Used to Lose!
Since we worked with Robyn 5 months ago our team of 12 underwriters and support staff have improved our effectiveness significantly. Amongst other things we've regained about 30% of the time we used to lose searching for lost files. This amounts to a saving of at least an hour a week per person without including the value of other work we are now freed up to do. Well worthwhile in terms of productivity gains and there's also the non quantified savings on "stress and frustration" as well.
Excellent 'Management' Course, As Well As 'Time Management'
I would like to extend a huge thank you for making your valuable time available to facilitate and present the "Getting A Grip on Time Management" Training Course to our advisers and administrators over the last month.
Attendees' feedback was that your presentation was of an excellent standard and of great benefit to them. Below is a sample of the rave reviews we have received:
- "Fantastic course, practical, awesome presenter, fabulous speaker."
- "Very comprehensive."
- "Great course and very relevant to all of us. We need to make use effectively of the most precious resource."
- "Found it very helpful and can see many ways to improve my business."
- "Great course, really loved it. Lots of things to think about."
- "This is an excellent 'management' course, as well as 'time management'. Most of our team should go through this course as it has great potential for personal and company growth".
The course was a huge success and we thank you for making it so.
Awesome says Law Clerk, Bell Gully
I just thought I'd spend a few minutes in the Proactive/Value-adding quadrant and let you know how informative and helpful your seminar for us law clerks here last week was. I particularly enjoyed your professional and easy-going presentation style and your ability to communicate concepts clearly! It was awesome.
Jam-packed Personalised Seminar Very Effective
Robyn spoke to four of my Academy groups in the space of 11 days. I was really, really impressed, not only with her presentation style and the great interactivity, empathy and rapport that she generated with the groups, but also that the four meetings were absolutely jam-packed with good ideas and great action points for my members. I feel very confident that they’ll all find ways of saving time to be more effective in their businesses.
The most remarkable thing to me was that each of the four meetings of 3 & ½ hours was completely different to the others, even though following the same agenda. Lots of original thought, relevant anecdotes, and everyone really enjoyed the sessions.
Improved Focus And Concentration After Time Management Course
Since your time management course our managers have found that they can now focus better. Your tips on managing email, how to concentrate on the task at hand, and how to effectively plan first thing in the day have helped them prevent time being eaten away. Also, regular use of the week planner at the beginning of the week helps them manage their many daily ‘spinning plates’.
The seminar on delegation has helped their relationship with staff, and improved the atmosphere in the office.
Simple Practical Action Steps For Work Life Balance
We've had great feedback since your last session with the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. Your pragmatism is so appealing. You gave us simple things to focus on that don't require a whole new regime of behaviour. It was also great that you made it relevant to whole of life - simple, practical actions not just for work, but also our precious leisure time.
‘My secretary and I have had many discussions since that night. She's reading 'Getting A Grip on Time' on the bus - keeps coming in to work and quoting bits to me! What we both like, just like your speech, is how easy it is to read and take in, and so very down to earth. It leaves the reader feeling confident that the suggestions are easy to do and motivated to get into action.
5 Stars For Time Management Course
Robyn, in light of this morning's session (and comments about short emails!) I could leave it there but I won't. I've "been around" long enough to be a bit ho-hum about "organise yourself" seminars. I have been to a couple of time management seminars, and read books and listened to tapes on the topic so I "agonised" (procrastinated!) for some time before enrolling - I also thought it possible I might be gone after morning tea!
As you know I didn't leave, and I enjoyed your session. More than that, it was money and time well spent. Unusual for me I gave the seminar 5 stars for everything. You are very relaxed, competent and comfortable with your subject and you certainly got a bunch of "reserved accountants" participating very well.
I hope to sustain and build on the pointers, processes and tips that came out of the session. All I need is to adopt 20% and I'll get 80% benefit - right!
L.J. Hooker Predicts Great Success In Us
Your down-to-earth common sense certainly hit home to a lot of people, and the feedback was very good.
I would particularly like to thank you for the time you took in researching L.J. Hooker, your interest in our L.J. Hooker specific computer programme, and your attitude to the engagement.
As you know only too well, time management in the real estate industry is a nightmare, and every little success helps. I have no doubt there will be far greater than 'little' successes recorded following your session.
They're 'screaming for more'!
Thanks for your wonderful presentation. I've had a lot of positive feedback from our staff, and they can be a tough audience. They're 'screaming for more'!
Specific Personalised Advice Benefits Group
Robyn gave much more than the professional information imparted in this kind of session. She engaged directly with each of the participants' major concerns and provided helpful advice that was also relevant to the needs of the whole group. ... I recommend her unreservedly to other organisations.
Staff Queue For Time Management Tips!
"Thank you! I'm sure you could tell from everyone's enthusiasm that they enjoyed your presentation - and from the way everyone queued to speak to you afterwards, they were very keen to learn more!
As a business owner, good time management is something I am continually battling with, and as you know, I was furiously writing down your 'tips'. However, they were coming faster than I could write, so I bought a copy of your book. This morning there is a queue of my staff waiting to sift through it!
I will suggest to the organisers of our other branches, and our annual conference, that we ask you to present again - for longer!
Professional Approach Reinforces Time Management Principles
Following a number of very positive reference checks we invited Robyn Pearce to speak as part of the 'Practice Support Staff' stream of our National Conference. She was a delight to deal with, and very professional in her approach at all times.
She took the time to research our company as well as the audience that would be attending her sessions, prior to the conference, so that she could use practical examples the attendees could relate to. This was the first time we had used an external presenter for this stream and the feedback has been very encouraging.
IT Company Gains Insight Into Effective Time Management
We were very impressed... everyone gained considerable insight to effective time management and personal planning techniques... applicable to many different businesses and situations. I have no hesitation in recommending Robyn to any company... In particular, her ability to help staff interact and understand each other's viewpoints we have found invaluable.
Work Life Balance Put Into Practice
I know everyone who attended was fascinated by all your planning tips and I know many have put them into practice already. Your enthusiasm and dedication to the assistance of everyone getting more out of their lives was so catching, that everyone present could not help but take that enthusiasm and dedication away with them.
Positive Feedback For Speech
Robyn, you gave a fantastic speech, and I am still having positive feedback about your talk to this day!
Informative And Energising Speech
We could not have chosen better. Your contribution was just what we wanted and needed, and I was thrilled at the response. The content of both your Keynote address and your Workshop was excellent. Everyone gained and learned from it. ... Keep doing what you do - it's important and energising!
Beneficial Time Management Ideas
Your presentation was brilliant, and your thoughts on how to make time management beneficial to everyone's businesses were very much appreciated. Comment was made at our Board meeting on how successful the function was, and we've never seen so many members queue to buy a presenter's book!
'Time Management Guru'!
Once again you combine an enthusiastic presentation style with useful tips and techniques. Succinct and fun programmes are so successful with people who believe they have heard it all before! Furthermore, our participants were able to walk away with new ideas or with a refreshed perspective. We definitely were not wrong in promoting you as the 'Time Management Guru'!
Self Management Crucial In Time Management
You presented a most informative and challenging training session. Your ability to gain quick rapport with the participants, focus on the group's key issues, and address various ways of overcoming both individual and group problems was excellent - very positive and professional.
The group's evaluation was excellent. This I believe, was mainly due to the 'tried and true' methods highlighted to make best use of time, as well as the powerful illustrations used to drive home the need for self management.
Invaluable Resources In Time Managemet
I would like to take this opportunity to commend you on the flexibility of your approach, and enjoyable delivery style. Even considering the spectrum of experience amongst our participants you were able to present universally beneficial material. Feedback has been very positive.
There has already been a general effort on the part of participants to adopt the better personal management principles that were discussed during the workshop. Also the book and workshop notes will be invaluable resources for future reference.
Increased Efficiency Saves 20-25 Minutes A Day
"Many practical hints which helped me reorganise my office, to operate efficiently." In subsequent conversation this same partner also said "I would estimate I save myself 20-25 minutes a day because of the increased efficiency". Calculate the dollar savings of that for yourself!
Immediate Action For Change
A lot of great new ideas and some very good new tools that I shall start implementing immediately.
Control Gained In Managing Time
Feedback from the staff was very positive... all felt they had gained a great deal of control and discipline in managing their time in an effective manner.
Timesaving Techniques Learned
A wonderful surprise to learn how much I had improved since the first programme with you nine months ago. Even so, this time I learnt a whole new layer of further useful timesaving techniques and distinctions. In talking with the reps we all agree that we are already achieving heaps through uncovering pitfalls and recognising opportunities for improvement.
Productivity Increased 50%
Now several months later and my productivity has increased between 30% and 50%. I'm seeing more and better clients, almost 90% proactive. I'm starting around 8am, leaving by 6pm and spend sleep hours asleep. Now there's an innovation. Thanks heaps. It makes so much sense.
Organisational Skills Improve To Lift Productivity
Your time management seminars are one of the best things we've ever done. Weeks later staff are still discussing the sessions and how their organisational skills have improved. Not only has it lifted productivity, but also boosted morale.
Improve Your Organisation And Productivity
The response to the programme was extremely positive, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5.
For some the workshop provided an opportunity to revisit the disciplines around time management, for others they were completely new skills. The interactive nature of the workshop enabled us to specify the varied organisational challenges within our workplace and ensured our staff learned new tools in the context of their work situations. We certainly recommend this programme to companies wishing to improve their organisation and productivity.
Excellent, Skillful Presenter
"Thank you for the practical and informative Time Management seminar you recently gave to our senior management team". You are an excellent presenter and facilitated this seminar with great skill. You provided many useful and practical ideas, and reinforced a few forgotten ones, all of which we have begun to implement.
We would also like to thank you for your dedication in going the extra mile, since the course, to give one-on-one help to one of our managers who was unable to attend.
Personalised Seminar For Long-term Results
On behalf of the team at Strategic Lifestyle Management and our client Lend Lease I would like to thank you for the 'Getting A Grip on Time' workshops. My client was looking for a high quality and motivating presentation and you fulfilled those expectations plus many more.
The audience were impressed with the ideas and tools you shared over the course of the day. The techniques were practical and didn't just focus on any one diary system, which so many time management courses do. They were very positive that they could adapt the ideas you shared into their lives. What you gave them were ideas that could be quickly implemented with positive long-term results.
One of the reasons for the outstanding feedback was your ability to read the audience. You sped things up when necessary, and slowed things down when further discussion was required. You valued everyone's comments and reinforced them during the sessions. You gave that all-important personal attention to everyone in the room. Congratulations!
Successful Paper Management Seminar
Thank you for your interesting and indeed challenging speech. I could see all the people who've been buried under mountains of paper looking hopeful! You were succinctly able to get your point across in a humorous way... one of the secrets of learning."
I'd like to highlight the benefits felt both by the staff members attending your sessions, and the motivational flow-on effects experienced throughout the Hotel.
In the developmental stages of the programme I found you very 'user friendly', allowing substantial input from myself and other senior managers within the Hotel. You took the time to meet many of the senior managers and were ever mindful to incorporate a 'Rydges' culture into the training.
Our Managers and Supervisors found all the sessions presented both thought-provoking and valuable in providing tools which they were able to apply in their everyday professional and personal lives. Spectacular feedback.
Your open method of presenting the material, incorporating lots of discussion and input from participants further enhanced the learning environment, and also allowed staff to further enhance professional relationships with their colleagues.
When we reviewed the progress made as a result of your concepts, a staggering number of them had become an integral part of our day to day business, collectively making a huge difference to our efficiency and also bringing our team closer by relieving them of some of their time-constraint-induced-stress. Because of the time streamlining we have reduced individual report writing time from approx. 1.25 hours to 45 minutes per report with an increase of 30% gross turnover.
I have used Robyn as an Executive Coach for key Senior Staff for a number of years now and couldn't recommend her more highly. I've found as people step up in the organisation they often struggle to identify where they need to spend their time, as well as what and how to delegate for the best results, and often group training offers technical knowledge but not the follow up to develop positive habits. Robyn has a great empathy and affinity with people. Working one on one with them she is able to work on real life issues affecting their performance and to identify those areas that they need to focus on improving to deliver optimum results.
Having worked already very successfully with our NZ Team, Robyn's support of the Australian Team over a 12-month period was fundamental to helping us cope with increased day to day workload - especially after the Trans Tasman integration of Marketing. Robyn advised the team of easy, straight forward measures/change of behaviours which resulted into significant daily time savings. Further, Robyn was a valuable coach to individuals to increase their confidence into their own abilities and job management. We would like to thank Robyn for all her highly dedicated, achievement oriented support!
The kick-start that I needed was delivered by a velvet glove, but make no mistake the iron hand within the glove ensured that the message was received and understood. If you are going to spend some quality "me" time, one of the best people you can spend it with is Robyn Pearce.
Being able to talk through the many issues raised in her books and absorbing the guidance of someone who truly does understand all facets of the situation, gives you an amazing sense of relief. My office is a fantastic space now, a great place to work.
I have personally known Robyn Pearce for around 16 years.
From time to time my firm has contracted Robyn on a project basis to work with our professional staff as well as partners in the firm to help them improve their time management skills. I have been one of the partners that Robyn has worked with and I have experienced first-hand the value of working with her, and achieving more efficiency and benefits in my time management.
Working one-on-one with our professional staff, Robyn has been able to make valuable observations and recommendations which have resulted in increased productivity by that person.
A recent example of Robyn's teaching of time management skills has seen one of our professional staff billing out an additional $120,000 over a 12 month period, after a number of sessions with her showing the staff member how to better manage her time.
Robyn looks at simple time-saving methods and techniques, which are personally tailored to meet the individual's needs and abilities. She works with that person to achieve the goals which have been set, and measures the results against the goals she has set for that individual.
We will continue to use Robyn's services along these lines, as she understands our needs, our business, and our people. And, she achieves great results for our people and our firm.
I have no hesitation in recommending Robyn and her organisation for any assistance in time management for busy professionals.
‘I’ve just been reading ‘Getting a grip on Leadership’. It is very good and has had an impact on me. I realised I’d lost my way a bit re who I am so have done the exercises and am finding me. It’s actually been a long time!
Thanks so much and congratulations to you and LaVonn.
I have just finished reading 'Getting a Grip on Time' and 'Getting a Grip on the Paper War'. Particularly your book on 'Time' got me back on track, and during the day I catch myself several times saying: "Is this the best use of my time?"
I function so much better having clear direction and being motivated. Gone are procrastination and getting side-tracked. THANK YOU!
Thank you for all the tips and words of advice you and your team have sent through.
I have been constantly reading it and it does wonders to my line of work and also being a wife and mother of 3 children between the ages of 2-6 years.
I can’t say I am perfect yet but I am certainly working my way to being more efficient and productive while giving me a sense of contentment, satisfaction and direction. Much appreciated.
It was great to introduce our two job-share receptionists to Robyn’s Getting a Grip on The Paper War text. It became a catalyst for us to improve our administration processes and review our reception area.
We chose to give responsibility to the newer of the receptionists who had recently joined the team, for working through the issues, and implementing Robyn’s recommendations. As a result, instead of just adapting to her colleague’s already existing systems, she was able to drive and influence improvements. This gave her a chance to be involved and take ownership.
Getting a Grip on The Paper War will be a good resource text for the office that I’m sure we’ll reference again.
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