There is no one-size-fits-all solution to becoming a productivity superstar. What works for your colleagues may not work for you. Dr. Gratias will design a customized plan of action to improve your productivity and help you find balance. You can become the person everyone looks at and asks: “How does she get it all done?” or “I don’t know how he does it!”
The topics most often addressed in coaching are:
- Time management – managing tasks and priorities, coping with meeting/travel demands, calendar control, reducing procrastination
- Information management – email overload, electronic filing systems, paper purging, records management
- Achieving results through others – delegation to direct reports, performance management, project team management
- Process improvement – productive workflows, process documentation
Individual coaching is all about you, your job demands, and your style of working. After working one-on-one with Dr. Gratias, you will be more focused, more organized, and will notice significantly less daily stress.
How does productivity coaching work?
People who know that something could – and needs to be – better but don’t think they have the time to improve the situation are ideal coaching candidates. With a 50-minute coaching session every two to three weeks, the most overwhelmed person can make dramatic steps to increase their effectiveness and reduce stress.
Coaching participants meet with Dr. Gratias using a web-based videoconferencing tool, like Zoom or Skype. Participants experience a meaningful, confidential coaching discussion without leaving work. Screen sharing allows Dr. Gratias to work hands-on with participants to improve their task management and reduce information overload.
After each coaching session, clients receive follow-up emails with meeting notes and action items clearly outlined. Throughout the course of the program, participants can email Dr. Gratias with questions that need to be addressed prior to the next coaching appointment.
I had a great coaching experience with Melissa. I was a little concerned at first about having a “virtual coach” since I am such a face to face person. I found out quickly I had nothing to worry about. Melissa was awesome to work with. She provided great ideas and very practical tips during our conversations. She always followed up with notes, action items and “cheat sheets”. I would highly recommend Melissa as a coach to get you organized. ~ VP of HR
My coaching work with Melissa has been a very productive and valuable experience. She quickly helped identify my primary needs and then developed a comprehensive plan to address them. Our meetings involved lots of questions, practical tips and follow up activities to reinforce and apply what we discussed. I found the virtual meetings tremendously efficient as well…we still had the personal connection without the wasted time of physical travel. ~ Sales Executive