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Are you a busy professional with a to-do list a mile long? Do you wish you could just control your brain, time, clutter, or ADHD? If you struggle with time management, paperwork and productivity, this podcast is for you. Your host, Catherine Avery, is an ADHDer and Neurodiversity Coach, so she gets you. On this podcast, she and her guests will offer productivity tactics that work with your differently wired brain, not against it, to help you gain control over your time, space, and information.

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Are you a busy professional with a to-do list a mile long? Do you wish you could just control your brain, time, clutter, or ADHD? If you struggle with time management, paperwork and productivity, this podcast is for you. Your host, Catherine Avery, is an ADHDer and Neurodiversity Coach, so she gets you. On this podcast, she and her guests will offer productivity tactics that work with your differently wired brain, not against it, to help you gain control over your time, space, and information.

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Episodes

Pause, Plan for 2023, Making the Best Gravy EP 172

1/5/2023
The final podcast guest for 2022 is Ellen Faye, productivity expert, colleague, mentor and friend. Ellen believes that you need to first determine if you are a low, moderate high structure person before jumping into the latest productivity craze. It needs to fit you. Catherine and Ellen dive deep into the importance of procrastinating, pausing, and planning. They discuss the importance of leadership to productivity, particularly in teams. Tune in to hear how they tie a bow around all of these topics as they impact ADHD. About Ellen Ellen Faye believes wholeheartedly that an individual’s approach to productivity should fit their natural way of being, that each person’s inherent style is their strength, and that those strengths should be honored and leveraged. This is core to her successful career as a Certified Productivity Leadership Coach and is the foundation of her recently published book, 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥. Her service as President of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, collaboration as an ICF Professional Certified Coach, and over twenty years supporting her clients has given her deep insight into how people function, work, and live. Ellen harnesses this knowledge to provide her readers with personalized, practical, and proven productivity solutions so they can find the way they work best. Links Website: https://ellenfaye.com Productivity Book: https://a.co/d/c5KQFO7 To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Catherine Avery ADHD Coaching Link: www.catherineavery.com To connect with Catherine: Attention Breakthrough Session: https://forms.gle/czPT391RQ8hGoTpk8 —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Free E-Guide: Tame your (ADHD) Brain: https://productivitybydesign.ck.page/b2a3ecd5e5 —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holiday Promo: https://www.catherineavery.com/pl/2147637579 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:47

Holiday POP! Planning, Organization, and Pausing - Bonus Replay EP 171

12/22/2022
In this fourth and final episode of Uncluttered Holidays, Catherine focuses on the POP of the holidays – planning, organization and productivity. Yes, we’re back to work. Fear not for the week between Christmas and New Year’s tends to be the quietest work week of the year. Catherine shares strategies to get a ton done, using her own two digital organizing projects as examples. Happy 2023 everyone! To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Catherine Avery ADHD Coaching Link: www.catherineavery.com —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-CPB5JkPvtFombBMlTTjAYe3p-qOIWa938QGf8RHdRqBf4g/viewform?usp=sf_link —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Free E-Guide: Tame your (ADHD) Brain: https://productivitybydesign.ck.page/b2a3ecd5e5 —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holiday Promo: https://www.catherineavery.com/pl/2147637579 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:35

On Scrooge, Gift Giving, and The Cancer Couch - Bonus Replay EP 170

12/15/2022
Gift giving – it can be complicated, stressful, and unfulfilling. Did you know that 44% of shoppers rack up more than $1,000 of holiday debt?* As part of the Uncluttered Holidays series, Catherine tackles keeping a holiday budget without being a Scrooge. First, it’s all about setting the intentions for how you want to feel at the holidays. Maybe your holidays are not so much about gift giving but spending time together with your family. Catherine’s family gifts a variety of experiences to reduce the inevitable holiday clutter. She wraps up the episode with her thoughts on giving to charity, more specifically The Cancer Couch Foundation founded by Rebecca Timlin-Scalera. 100% of donations and event proceeds go to the cause and all donations are matched. Catherine is making a donation in the name of her clients, as the cause is close to her heart. She was diagnosed early stage 1 triple positive September 11, 2015. Catherine is now 4 years cancer free and knows that the greatest gift for anyone is time. Resources: *MarketWatch Uncluttered Holidays Gift Giving Guide 54 Clutter Free Gifts https://www.dropbox.com/s/rddj3pnbthbgk06/PBD_Course_120219_Day_4_Uncluttered_Holidays.pdf?dl=0 The Cancer Couch Foundation https://www.thecancercouch.com/ To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Catherine Avery ADHD Coaching Link: www.catherineavery.com —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-CPB5JkPvtFombBMlTTjAYe3p-qOIWa938QGf8RHdRqBf4g/viewform?usp=sf_link —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Free E-Guide: Tame your (ADHD) Brain: https://productivitybydesign.ck.page/b2a3ecd5e5 —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holiday Promo: https://www.catherineavery.com/pl/2147637579 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:14

Intentions, Families, and Your Magical Holiday Calendar - Bonus Replay EP 169

12/8/2022
In this second segment of Uncluttered Holidays, Catherine interviews Maria Yunis. Maria is a break-through coach who specializes in empowering leaders to reclaim the spark in their lives. Catherine and Maria explored how to create a magical holiday calendar, one that works for you and your family. They agreed that self-care has to be scheduled first, even if that’s taking just a few minutes at the beginning of the day to get centered and intentional. At a time when the calendar is in flux, it’s even more important to keep some routines. They discussed how different family structures have varying needs at the holiday season, sharing their own personal stories. Links: To learn more about Maria: mariayunis.com To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Catherine Avery ADHD Coaching Link: www.catherineavery.com —------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-CPB5JkPvtFombBMlTTjAYe3p-qOIWa938QGf8RHdRqBf4g/viewform?usp=sf_link —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Free E-Guide: Tame your (ADHD) Brain: https://productivitybydesign.ck.page/b2a3ecd5e5 —--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holiday Promo: https://www.catherineavery.com/pl/2147637579 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:03

The Great Lie of December, Reflection and Intentional Holidays - Bonus Replay EP 168

12/1/2022
In the first of this month’s series “Uncluttered Holidays”, Catherine talks about the importance of reflection in the month of December whether you’re Christian and believe in the quiet time of Advent or you celebrate in other ways embracing the peace and darkness that comes in the winter. Catherine busts through the unrealistic expectations of the season and let’s you know that you’re ok even if you aren’t wildly enthusiastic about the holidays. She asks that we give one another space and grace as we navigate this busy time of the year. She gives a strategy (and handouts) to help you create your intentional and less stressful holiday season. You can reduce that stress by releasing what’s not working for you, whether that’s skipping baking 5 kinds of cookies or limiting your time with the relative who has too much eggnog. Links: Uncluttered Office – Week 1 - https://productivitybydesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/PBD_Course_120319_Week_1_Uncluttered_Holidays.pdf About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:38

Productive Environment, Emotional Clutter, and Gratitude Bonus Replay EP 167

11/24/2022
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Catherine interviews Barbara Hemphill founder of the Productive Environment Network and author of ‘Less Clutter More Life’. Catherine discusses with Barbara about her “Why”, starting Productive Environment Network and how the team has evolved to tackle “emotional clutter”. It is important to remember that when we deal with clutter to improve our productivity that there is a ripple effect that goes well beyond the office or cubicle. Catherine wraps up her conversation with a discussion about gratitude, what it means to Barbara and to herself. Links: Productive Environment Network - https://www.productiveenvironmentnetwork.com/ About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:02

ADHD Dad, Productivity Strategy, and Journals EP 166

11/17/2022
Wrapping up our series on ADHD and burnout, guest Shane Thrapp shares his journey in learning and discovering about his ADHD. He also discusses his fibromyalgia and high functioning autism. Shane shares his struggles and how he copes differently during his mental breakdowns after being officially diagnosed. He’s still figuring out the balance for ADHD and fibromyalgia medications. Tune in to hear Shane gives us his take on mental health in men and the new ADHD Men’s Support Group. About Shane Thrapp: Shane Thrapp is a Certified ADHD Life, Relationship, and Career Coach. Through his business, Creating Order From Chaos, he has helped hundreds of people find their paths through the chaos of life with ADHD and find their order and purpose. He is a board member of the nation-wide non-profit Inattentive ADHD Coalition, runs the Men’s ADHD Support Group on Facebook, and is a public speaker who works to be a voice in advocacy for adult ADHD awareness. Links: Website - www.creatingorderfromchaos.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CreatingOrderFromChaosCoaching Men’s ADHD Group FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mensadhdsupportgroup About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:05

ADHD vs Overwhelm, Equanimity, and the Six Cs EP 165

11/10/2022
Too often people say “We all have a little ADHD." But it’s actually that we all have a little overwhelm. Today’s guest, Cameron Gott, clarifies how you can tell the difference between overwhelm and ADHD. He then explains the different types of ADHD. Cam takes a deep dive into Positive Intelligence and ADHD including his recent Equanimity group. He mentions Susan David’s book on emotional agility. And he mentions the 3 barriers of ADHD. Tune in to hear Cameron as he shares his thoughts about energy management, task inertia, and the six C’s of completion. Cameron’s Bio An Executive ADHD coach since 2000, Cameron Gott, PCC works with creative leaders and business owners worldwide to help them take action more efficiently and lead more effectively. He co-hosts the Translating ADHD podcast and trains and mentors ADHD coaches through Coach Approach Training. He teaches group coaching classes through Translating ADHD and Melissa Orlov’s ADHD Marriage program. He speaks and teaches on a variety of topics including ADHD and coaching. He is now curious about the nexus of ADHD, Positive Intelligence and the role of emotion in leadership and motivation through his Equanimity group coaching effort. Cam lives outside of Charlottesville, VA in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife and two children. Links: Camerongott.com Translating ADHD Podcast Susan David’s ‘Emotional Agility’ About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:20

Boundaries, ADHD BOGOs, and the Molasses Swamp EP 164

11/3/2022
This week, Catherine speaks with Dr Tamara Rosier, an expert on ADHD and boundaries. Catherine was so impressed with the Boundaries chapter in Dr Rosier’s book “Your Brain Isn’t Broken'' that she asked her to come on the show. Dr. Tamara believes that Boundaries are rules we set for ourselves, based on our values and priorities. She explains why people with ADHD are more prone to burnout and gives an overview of how ADHDers can miscalculate their energy levels. Then, she explains how boundaries can help counteract burnout and the difference between self care and self indulgence. Tune in to hear Tamara share tricks you can use right now to combat your burnout. About Tamara Dr. Rosier has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a high school teacher, a national public speaker, and an ADHD coach. Through those adventures, Dr. Rosier has developed valuable insight into ADHD and how it affects one’s life. Her book, ‘Your Brain’s Not Broken’, provides strategies for navigating the powerful emotional aspect of ADHD. Links https://adhdcenterofwestmichigan.com/ www.tamararosier.com About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:32

Burnout, Intuition, and the Unique Gift EP 163

10/27/2022
This week’s guest, Victoria Shaw, is an intuitive Counselor and Spiritual Coach who was diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD. She dives right into shares her experience in psychotherapy and why the brain is wired differently. Victoria explains how ADHD peers deal with intuition. Intuition works best with a still mind so Victoria shares strategies on how to meditate to help the ADHD or differently wired brain become more focused. And she delves into how developing your intuition can help you in managing burnout. Tune in to hear Victoria discuss strategies for parents helping their kids through trauma. About Victoria Victoria Shaw is an intuitive Counselor and Spiritual Coach who combines her background and training in psychology and counseling with intuitive guidance to help clients heal, grow and realize their full spiritual and personal potential. She takes a holistic approach to counseling, addressing clients’ concerns on the mind/body/spiritual levels. She especially loves working with people who are committed to using their life experiences or struggles to fuel their own spiritual awakening. Victoria is the author of four self-help books for parents, children and teens, and the host of Intuitive Connection podcast. Website: www.victoriashawintuitive.com Podcast: Intuitive Connection Retreat Center Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:39

ADHD Burnout, Boundaries, and Burn the Boats EP 162

10/20/2022
This week's guest, Dave Greenwood, is the author of Overcoming Burnout. He starts with the story of his first burnout after managing a restaurant and describes what it means to “burn your boats”. Burnout is very individual. It comes not only from work but can happen from caretaking responsibilities. And when you’re burned out you can’t get out of your own way. So Dave gives several ideas to start to dig out. They also discuss the importance of boundaries to help prevent burnout or a second one! Catherine mentions Getaway cabins which you can find in the link below. And how ADHD can contribute to burnout. Tune in to hear about Dave’s theme days and how they can help you prevent burnout. About David Greenwood David Greenwood is the author of Overcoming Burnout-Real Life Strategies for Burnout Recovery and Prevention. David’s previous book Overcoming Distractions profiled many entrepreneurs with adult ADHD. David is also an entrepreneur and still runs his content creation business just outside of Boston. However he is focusing a lot of time on helping people who have experienced burnout, recover from burnout and prevent it from happening again. Before officially becoming an entrepreneur in 2005, David served as an executive at one of the most well-known nonprofit organizations in the world. And before that, he spent 16 years in the restaurant business which resulted in his first encounter with burnout. Links www.OvercomingBurnout.net https://OvercomingDistractions.com/ Getaway House (Cabins): https://getaway.house/ About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:08

ADHD Burnout, Magic, and the 100% Rule EP 161

10/13/2022
This week’s guest, Patty Lennon, helps us understand how having a spiritual life no matter how small can help us manage burnout. Catherine really wanted Patty on now because she has found this to be so true in managing her own burnout this summer. Patty explains her process for making space for magic. She explains the 100% rule and the beauty of patience. Patty has a loved one with ADHD so they also discuss the role of “letting go” when you have ADHD. Patty also explains the two types of traumas, the big T and the small T. And how these can affect the neurodiverse brain particularly at work or in academia. Tune in to hear about Patty’s Manifestation for Grownups challenge which is just about to start. You can find the registration information at the links provided below. About Patty Lennon Patty Lennon is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and founder of The Receiving School®. She is a former type-A corporate banker that discovered there was more to living than making money. She left banking to help others do the same. She is a certified coach with a masters in psychology and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and Daily Worth. She blends brain science and metaphysics to help her fellow humans find clarity, focus, and inspiration so they can easily manifest their dreams into reality. Patty hasn’t found a crystal shop or bookstore she can’t get lost in. She loathes shopping in all other forms. She loves chocolate, Autumn in New England, and watching her two teen children discover what lights them up. Links: Pattylennon.com Manifesting for Grownups About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:27

Burnout, ADHD Brain, and Penn State Football EP 160

10/6/2022
For ADHD Awareness month, Catherine is focusing on ADHD and burnout. She starts by sharing a memorable Penn State Football game from nearly 20 years ago. She parallels her illness at that game with her recent battle with burnout. She explains the possible signs and struggles of having burnout with ADHD and how the symptoms can look similar. Catherine offers the strategies she is using to overcame (and hopefully prevent) burnout as an ADHDer. Catherine talks about the schools of thought on the origins of ADHD. And how trauma is wrapped up in all of this. A classic chicken and egg situation. Tune in to hear the new company and podcast name. Links: Addiction Expert, Speaker and Best-selling Author Dr. Gabor Maté Dr Daniel Amen And Patty’s book Make Space for Magic About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:27

Organizing, Circulation, and Muppets EP 159

9/29/2022
Matt Baier discovered his super power organizing skills while working as department head of Design Services at The Jim Henson Company. Matt’s philosophy on organizing is all about circulation. Think of things moving in and out of your home. Matt explains entrance/exit depots where you can keep items like your briefcase or your child’s backpack. And as you organize and declutter, you can have a spot to gather your donations in the garage. His team set this up for Catherine. Tune in for a super power hour with Matt’s brilliance and decades of experience in home organizing! And be sure to check out his book ‘The Circulation Solution’. Matt's Bio Matt is the owner of Matt Baier (by-er) Organizing, LLC which began in 2004. His business features TEAM clutter relief in homes throughout Fairfield County and Westchester county. He is the author of The Circulation Solution, which features an easy plan for getting AND staying organized. Links Circulation Solution Book Free download Monthly Special - Clutter Cutter About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:04

Meal Planning, Back Pocket Dinners, and Not a Drag EP 158

9/22/2022
Claire Tansey, meal planner extraordinaire wows us with simple ways to get dinner on the table without stress. A food pro, working mom, and solopreneur, Claire takes us through the 5 types of food planning styles - see if you can identify your preferred method. She even reveals which one works best for Catherine. Claire explains how a customized meal plan can be the gateway to easier, happier, and more fun dinner times. And she offers ideas for quick and easy backup plans and meals on the run. Meal planning doesn’t have to be a drag. Tune in to learn how! About Claire: Claire Tansey is Canada’s Master of Mealtime. She is the author of national bestsellers Dinner, Uncomplicated (2020) and Uncomplicated (2018). She’s been in the food business for over 20 years as a restaurant cook, night baker, test kitchen manager and food critic. Along the way she sang lead in a rock band, got a master’s degree and was Food Director of Chatelaine. Claire is a guest expert on Cityline and CBC Radio and she runs a virtual cooking school where she inspires home cooks with easy, delicious recipes. Originally from Montreal, Claire lives in Toronto with her partner, Michael, who eats everything and their son, Thomas, who does not. Links: learn.clairetansey.com Back Pocket Dinners: https://learn.clairetansey.com/bpds-three-faves Book: Dinner Uncomplicated About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:31

Being Prepared, CALM, and the Rule of 26 EP 157

9/15/2022
September is National Preparedness Month. Today’s conversation with guest, colleague and friend, Judith Guertin, will set you up for long term preparedness success. Catherine and Judy dive deep into her new book: “Beyond the Estate Plan Guide”, which not only provides the many forms that you need to keep all of your important information but also the how to gather and manage your information using her CALM process. We discuss why we (and our families) need to have ready access to life documents and why the pandemic made us realize it’s more important than ever. For example, Judy takes us through how to compile your emergency contact list and estate plan. You won’t want to miss this episode filled with nuggets of Judy’s brilliance. And she explains how to join her new group if you find this all overwhelming and need step by step guidance like Catherine! About Judy Judith Guertin is a Master’s Level Certified Productive Environment Specialist with the Productive Environment Institute. She is a Golden Circle Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) the New England Chapter of NAPO. Judy started her career in Occupational Therapy over 40 years ago. After 20 years in the field, she added a professional organizing business, All ways Organized to her services. In 2021 she published Taming the Digital Tiger Gmail Edition with her mentor Barbara Hemphill. About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:47

Focus Vs Attention, the Focus Crisis, and Flight Mode EP 156

9/8/2022
Guest, Penny Zenker, talks about how focus can help our productivity, get strategic, and make little shifts in our mindset. She explains the difference between focus vs attention. Then Catherine and Penny take a deep dive into how social media and the pandemic have affected our focus. They also discuss how this can lead to a trauma response. Tune in to hear Penny answer the question, “Why are we in a focus crisis?” And how we can all become focusologists by taking back our focus on the areas that we can control and letting go of the things that we can't. About Penny Penny Zenker is a Focusologist, an international speaker, business strategy coach and best-selling author. Penny founded, developed and sold her first multi-million dollar business while living in Zurich, Switzerland. Later at the world's 4th largest Market Research company, she managed business unit turnarounds and was a Tony Robbins business coach helping business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world to build a strong leadership, a culture of ownership, scale their businesses. Her clients tell her, her gift is cutting through the clutter and helping them focus on the most important and relevant areas to sustainably grow their businesses. Links: Penny Zenker: https://pennyzenker360.com/ The Productivity Zone by Penny Zenker: https://www.amazon.com/Productivity-Zone-Stop-Tug-Time/dp/0986307505 Adam Grant Meh Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_how_to_stop_languishing_and_start_finding_flow?language=en Text Expander: https://textexpander.com/ To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:13

Summer Recap, Planning, and Bright Shiny Pens EP 155

9/1/2022
Catherine starts this episode with a recap of her summer with burnout and setting some stronger boundaries particularly around work not bleeding into vacation. She explains a new work routine and how this is helping her battle the burnout. And offers up her routines around personal time. Catherine shares her realizations from a summer of truly honoring when her body and brain say enough. And how you can honor being intentionally unproductive. All of which leads up to September's theme of back to school planning but for adults! So here’s your permission to buy some bright new shiny office supplies while you get the notebooks and pens for the kids. Catherine wraps up with a preview of the guests in September, so grab that new pen and paper because it’s going to be note-taking worthy! To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:46

Decluttering the Rest of Your Office, Setting up Stations, and The Magic 6™ Part 3 of 3 Bonus Replay EP 154

8/25/2022
In this third of our 3 part mini series on uncluttering your office, Catherine takes you through decluttering the rest of your office. She mentions clearing out books and permission to give them away. She suggests you get rid of excess office supplies, broken pens, old tech, manuals, and those endless random cords. She takes you through how to set up stations in our office space – different areas for different types of work. For example, you might have different areas for sorting your mail or client invoicing. Finally Catherine explains the Magic 6™ and how it can help you get your desk space organized for productive work. This is our second mini series. The first was in March. What do you think of mini series? Would you like more? Which subject would you like Catherine to address? Email us at support@productivitybydesign.com © Productive Environment Institute All Trademarks & Registrations are property of Barbara Hemphill  To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:17

File-Act-Toss, the Art of Wastebasketry Part 2 of 3 Bonus Replay EP 153

8/18/2022
In this second of our 3 part mini series on uncluttering your office, Catherine starts with the most important questions you should ask as you begin to declutter the papers in your office. She reveals the difference between filers and pilers. Finally, she explains how to declutter your paperwork using the File-Act-Toss System™ and The Art of Wastebasketry® (both learned from her training as a Certified Productive Environment Specialist). © Productive Environment Institute All Trademarks & Registrations are property of Barbara Hemphill To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:32