​​​​Productivity Offerings

On this page you'll discover information regarding the work we do with clients and partners to help remote teams increase their productivity.

As you'll see when you explore our offerings, we work with individual team members to increase their productivity as well as help entire remote teams become even more productive.

If you'd like to discuss your unique needs with us then please do get in touch and we'd be happy to understand what you need.  If we can't help then we're pretty sure we'd know someone who could.

Please note that all of these offerings are delivered remotely from our studio in Cheltenham.

Once you've had a look at how we can help your remote team increase their productivity, do have a look at our Remote Team Leadership Offerings too.

Why Time Management Is Impossible...And What To Do Instead

FORMAT - 45-60 Min Keynote Speech

Michael Tipper Virtual Presenter

The strap line for this keynote could easily be:

Side Step Procrastination, Eliminate Distractions & Trigger “DO IT NOW” Momentum To Get Even More Done

Here's the problem:

In today’s fast paced, ever changing and often chaotic world, professionals have never been so overworked and overwhelmed.  The struggle to get things done because of just too much to do AND worry about their ability to do the work impeded by the impact of stress, bothers many of them.

The key takeaways are:

  • A step by step plan to greater levels of personal productivity.
  • A simple mindset shift to take back control of email.
  • 3 simple ways to develop laser like focus & concentration.
  • 5 strategies to create “DO IT NOW” momentum.
  • 7 productivity hacks for instant impact on any workload

The benefits of attending this session are:

Attendees will have learnt, laughed and left inspired to apply the takeaways in this session.  They’ll know exactly what to do to increase their focus, side step procrastination  and get even more done in their busy and hectic days.  They’ll also know how to take back control of their busy day and achieve even more.

The Power Of Focus - Being Productive In A Distracted World

FORMAT - 1/2 Day Foundations  Seminar + 4 Deep Dive Sessions

Power of Focus

The Power of Focus is perfect for anyone struggling with the following challenges:

  • Struggling With The Huge Volume Of E Mail Traffic
  • Unable To Progress Their Own Work Because Of Endless Rounds Of Unproductive Meetings
  • Difficulty Focusing On Their Priorities Because Of A Constant Stream Of Trivial Distractions
  • Constant Procrastination Whilst Faced With Too Many Choices Of Things To Do
  • Huge Inefficiencies By Trying To Juggle Multiple Projects And Engage In Multi-Tasking
  • Forever Firefighting And Reacting To Problems And Challenges (Often Of Other People's Making)
  • Routinely Under The Intense Pressure Of Last Minute Efforts To Meet Crucial Deadlines
  • Regularly Working Late Or At Weekends
  • Difficulty Saying No To The Majority Of The Conflicting Demands So They Can't Focus On What's Important

It starts with a half day session that lays the foundations for the development of their skills and knowledge.   They'll be given a powerful framework to develop new productive behaviours for the long term. 

Then they'll attend these 1 hour long deep dive session a week for four weeks where they'll be given more behaviours to introduce into their working practices.

  • Less Is More - How To Get Even More Done By Doing Less
  • Dealing With E Mail - How To Tame The E Mail Beast And Become Its Master
  • Efficient And Effective Energy Flow - How To Give Yourself An Energy Boost
  • Getting The Best Out Of Others - Leveraging The Efforts Of Others So They WANT To Help

This bite-sized approach has been shown to improve retention and increase the likelihood of developing and embedding new behaviours.   It also provides participants ongoing access to the programme tutor as they develop their skills. 

Many also find it much more convenient to fit the shorter sessions into their already busy schedules.

As a result of attending this programme, they will be armed with the background knowledge and new behaviours to increase their productivity and enjoy these benefits:

  • Understand why you procrastinate and what you can do about it.
  • Discover why you are prone to distractions and what you can do to avoid them.
  • How to accumulate small behavioural shifts to create long term habit change.
  • How to prime your subconscious mind to work for you in the development of new productive behaviours.
  • Take charge of the most powerful and influential part of your brain to make the changes you want.
  • How to ethically reduce what's on your to-do list and still achieve what you set out to.
  • Why time management courses don't work and what you can do instead.
  • Walk away with the top 12 proven personal productivity strategies of all time.
  •  Why you'll never multi- task again - irrefutable proof you'll be astonished at.

Testimonials For The Power Of Focus

Wim Annerel

Certified Personal & Business Coach (Belgium)

"I have applied your strategies for dealing with e mail and am already seeing efficiencies that are saving me a considerable amount of time."

Maria L'Episcopo

Project Manager, NATO

"I was so impressed with the format that I told our HR department all training should be done this way."

Lee Webster

EMEA Business Manger, MFS Investment

"I was both stimulated and challenged by the content and am already seeing the results of changing my behaviours."

How To Build A Productive Remote Team

FORMAT - 1/2 Day Foundations  Seminar + 4 Deep Dive Sessions

Building A Productive Remote Team

It's ok to be a manager of a remote team, but it's even better to be a manager of a productive remote team.  

Unfortunately a cohesive team isn't necessarily a productive team. 

More needs to be in place to have your remote team ticking over like the finely tuned engine of a high performance luxury car, however well they get on.

To do that you need to create a an environment of productive performance and a culture of effectiveness and efficiency.

And then you'll have to nurture that to sustain the progress and results your remote team will undoubtedly achieve.

In "How To Build A Productive Remote Team", you'll discover how to create the right environment for your remote team members to get and stay engaged and then to thrive in achieving the results you want them to.

You'll discover what motivates your team (spoiler alert - it's not you!).

Following the model of our other seminars, you'll attend a half day session to set you up for creating the right environment for your team.

Then you'll attend deep dive session a week for four weeks to provide you with more effective behaviours to help you guide your remote team to even higher levels of productivity.

Topics covered include:

  • Principles of peak performance.
  • Understanding the neuroscience of productivity.
  • Developing a coaching mindset to get the best out of people.
  • What motivates people to give of their best (and it isn't what you probably think!).
  • Team productivity strategies.
  • How to promote and develop strong collaboration between people who've never met.
  • The importance of communication (including what to say, how often and when).
  • How to track your team's performance.
  • The importance of building trust.
  • How to effectively delegate.
  • The principle of "Leader as Servant" and how it applies to remote teams.

Productivity Coaching

FORMAT - 45 Minute Zoom Sessions As Required

Remote Team Leadership Coaching

With so much going on in our lives, both with work and at home, it is very easy for our productivity to drop off as we get distracted from the important things in our lives.  Often we can course correct ourselves, but sometimes getting a helping hand or a nudge in the right direction from someone else is all we need.

If you work remotely then Personal Productivity Coaching is going to be useful for you if you struggle with any of the following:

  • Difficulty focusing attention on anything for longer than a few minutes (or even seconds) which means work quality struggles to rise above the superficial.
  • Feelings of dread about doing your work because of the sheer volume of things that need to be done making work a source of suffering instead of a source of satisfaction.
  • Challenges making decisions on what to do when there are so many options of things that need to be done leaving you paralysed and stuck in a state of learned helplessness.
  • Routinely ticking off trivial, simple and shallow tasks from a to do list at the expense of deeper, meaningful and much more important work.
  • Regularly leaving things to the last moment meaning vital work is rushed, ill thought through and often far below the standard you are capable of producing.
  • Easily distracted by the numerous demands on your time meaning you are too thinly stretched and unable to produce your best work.
  • Swamped by the huge volume of e mails that bombard your inbox every single hour.
  • Completely exhausted at the end of long and busy days without seeing much meaningful progress despite the effort you have put in at work.
  • Needing to spend a considerable amount of unrecognised and unrewarded personal time on your work outside of what is considered “normal working hours” just to keep up.
  • And perhaps worryingly for your health and well being,  allowing all of the above to build up to the level where you are overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and perhaps even depressed!

We firmly believe that with the right coaching anyone can overcome these problems and get back to a productive, effective and efficient workflow.

Using effective coaching principles and strategies gleaned from over 20 years of coaching and being coached, Michael will work with you to help you find solutions to any productivity challenges you face.


"In terms of comparing my efficiency and effectiveness before the coaching, it’s like the difference between night and day.   Of all the great things that have come out of this coaching, the biggest benefit has been how to successfully deal with the huge volume of e mail so now I'm in control of my inbox."

Ricky Dibble Station Commander, Scottish Fire & Rescue