Building sustainable systems that will better support your flourishing, amidst rapid change and growth.
4 Call Jumpstart
This is for you if, at any time, you started a GTD practice, experienced the difference in your productivity, know it works for you, and somehow, your practice drifted off. Establishing beneficial habits is hard: we have to break the inertia of our current patterns. Maintaining habits over time is tough. Life happens.
That's why we're here. Our signature coaching practice is designed to get your foundational practices solid and well established; and our subscription program offers ongoing response and redirection.
At the same time, many of us have experienced the lapse of our adherence: typically the weekly review is first to go; for others, it's the gradual re-accumulation of the inbox.
And sometimes, something disruptive emerges, new job or promotion, marriages, moves, children, and, occasionally, nature throws its weight around.
Therefore, we've created a new program, the Virtual Jump Start. Four one-hour calls, two per week, within two weeks. The goal is to hone in on what's holding you back from your best GTD practice, to reset, and to achieve momentum again.
You know what to do and how to do it. You just need to focus in, get clear, and get reenergized.
For several years now, senior coach, Marian Bateman, has offered a special coaching experience to allow you to explore your higher horizons of focus. The goal is to unhook a bit from the drive to get things done to consider: what do i want to get done?
Higher Horizons is a five-session program to provide a framework and the space to get you aligned with your best abilities and highest purposes.
The need to calibrate our internal compasses shows up at different times and contexts. Whether you’re choosing a career path, finding yourself at one of life’s crossroads, or looking at what you want for your legacy, Marian will assist you in quieting your mind and listening to your genuine self.
You will learn:
How connecting with and expressing your authentic self can improve performance and alignment
Identify what are the keys for you to show up as your authentic self; with your thoughts, emotions and physical self in harmony with who you really are
Learn simple techniques which enhance how to explore your authentic self
Identify and integrate changes into your life management system
Virtual Coaching Program provides one-on-one training designed to introduce and install the GTD® methodology. It is designed as a long-term engagement that supports steady and incremental progress toward the client's GTD® path of mastery.
Nine 60-minute virtual sessions, scheduled at intervals to match the client’s objectives
Delivered using virtual meeting software
A new, enhanced level of personal productivity, enabling a more balanced and strategic allocation of your time and focus, optimizing achievement of your career objectives while maintaining your personal lifestyle priorities.
Most of us are living with a higher degree of randomness than we expected. At GTD® focus, we’ve been training for it. Our Virtual Coaching Intensive will drill down to the core of how you work, coach you in making better tactical and strategic decisions, and guide you in building sustainable systems that will better support your flourishing, amidst rapid change and growth.
To create the optimum engagement at this time, we’re taking our one-day in-person, expanding it and breaking the 8-hour wall. What under different circumstance would be a program with one preliminary virtual call, an eight-hour in-person, and one follow-up call will optimize into:
A customized virtual engagement leveraging video conferencing with face-to-face, mutual screen sharing, and document sharing. All of this will be recorded and delivered to you for your unlimited viewing.
• An initial one-hour expectation-setting and preparation video conference
• Ten hours of intensive GTD installation and implementation divided according to your attention and energy into segments of two to eight hours engaged over a two-week period • A one-hour consolidation session engaged two to three weeks later • Further, your coach will encourage ad hoc emails and texts from you during this period to support the anchoring of your GTD practice
"I could not be more pleased with the Virtual Intensive program by GTD Focus. After reading David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, I was convinced that my only shot at regaining control of the endless bombardment of emails, calls, meeting requests, job visits, sales calls, etc., would come from a live coach standing over my shoulder for long hours. COVID 19 had other plans so I opted to try the virtual intensive program instead. Glad I did. Through focused virtual calls with coach Meg Edwards, the program helped me fully implement GTD. Coach Meg and I determined that four 3hr sessions struck the right balance between my schedule and the material demand – it worked great! After each 3hr video conference, I was able to experiment with what I learned, observe areas of resistance and compile a list of questions for our next call.
Meg is a terrific teacher. Upon reviewing the results from my learning preference survey, Meg knew how to communicate with me from the start. We operated on the same wavelength throughout the program which was paramount considering we were communicating through a computer screen.
All-in-All, the program was outstanding. I thought it would take me much longer to get up and running with GTD, but through the Virtual Intensive program, I’m there already! I highly recommend."
"Meg Edwards is an absolutely outstanding coach who was able to guide me through breakthrough after breakthrough. I was already familiar with GTD, but it was Meg's approach to cognitive preferences which helped me understand how to make the system truly work for me and unlock a new level of productivity. There wasn't a single session where I didn't feel like I made a huge leap forward."
Silicon Valley Marketing Executive
"Julie Ireland is a 5-star black-belt executive coach and a 'productivity whisperer' who tailors her coaching to clients to keep them laser-focused on their goals and projects for work and life. I could not recommend anyone more highly for someone looking to accelerate his or her personal productivity and meaningful goal-setting in life."
“I have been student, fan, and proponent of GTD since I first hired David Allen to consult with me in 2001. After David and I met, he quickly recommended I continue my journey with Meg Edwards. It’s now been 16 years since I started in this journey, and the lessons and coaching Meg has provided for me still resonate with me daily. It has allowed me to build several multi million dollar companies, and much more importantly, design a life worth living by my standards. If you get a chance, even if it is just a quick call, to connect with Meg, you will perhaps have found someone who genuinely can help you design the life you so desire.”
"As I progressed in my career and my responsibilities increased, I found myself struggling to stay in front of all my personal and professional responsibilities. I was no stranger to GTD having read the book, attended their single day course and worked with the GTD system for nearly 8 years. Sensing a need to be even more productive, I began working with Julie Ireland and the GTD Coaching program in April 2011. Julie was able to quickly diagnose my ‘system’; with some tweaks and adjustment, I was able to realize immediate benefit. With time the focus of coaching has shifted from the runway to the higher altitudes; from improved productivity to life fulfillment. With Julie’s guidance, what started as a desire to ‘get control’ has turned into a journey striving to be more intentional and more balanced – both personally and professionally."
"Julie works for the David Allen Company, and has been a GTD coach for 12 years according to Linked In (so...she's been teaching other people how to implement this stuff since long before either of us picked up the book). We worked together when I was just getting up and running at Wayfair, and I recommend doing exactly what she recommends without question...she knows her stuff and has definitely worked with bigger messes than you.
I was attempting to describe to Rob how working with Julie not only got my tasks, commitment, emails, and workload under control, but also got me thinking (and operating) at a much higher level about WHAT tasks, commitments, emails and work I actually wanted to let into my life in order to have the life I want. "Productivity Coach" is the most understandable way to describe what Julie does, but it's a massive, massive undersell of what you'll be able to accomplish if you take her advice if your experience is anything like mine."
Suzanne W. Strisik
"Reading the book and implementing the system in Getting Things Done (GTD) was essential to my understanding of productivity. But the blind spots in my grasp of GTD were stumbling blocks that kept me from mastery for years. Finally, I reached out to the coaches. Julie Ireland, was cunningly adept at doing what I most desperately needed: she sussed-out my weak spots and got me moving on the right track. She helped me to grab the low-hanging fruit of GTD competence, which for me turned out to be the implementation of ground level next actions, and went on to resolving my real obstacles. I make this sound fairly straight forward, but it’s a hair-raising process best managed by someone who knows what she’s doing—and she does. Although individual strengths and weaknesses vary, I believe that the stuck places of our lives warrant the attention of a coach who has a thorough knowledge of and a proven history with the application of GTD. It is not an overstatement that GTD and the virtual coaching changed my life significantly for the good: the time and resources I invested in this process have been more productive than could I have imagined or hoped, and I’m deeply indebted."