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.
What do people say about working with me?
I hired Melissa to help streamline my email and time management activities. Melissa did an excellent job with both items and I have definitely been more productive. Melissa’s expertise, professionalRead More
Melissa came to us to help eliminate the paper overflow that we experience. She never told us what to do, but worked really well in explaining and demonstrating how certain papers don’t add value toRead More
Melissa is a gifted and perceptive coach. I started working with Melissa about a year ago when I was stressed out and overwhelmed. She helped me sort out the overwhelm by both specific work tactics anRead More
The remote coaching sessions with Melissa were great! I enjoyed the convenience and the productivity of our virtual meetings. We were able to share screens and interact just like we were meeting in-peRead More
I have been very satisfied with Melissa’s work on the two occasions that I hired her, but most significantly the last time when I was taking over as head of my division. Her advice on organizing myRead More