The Productivity Giants Series with Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO


We’re excited to feature Peter Shankman on the #ProductivityGiants series this week. Peter is best-known founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) which in “under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.” The New York Times called him “a public relations all-star who knows everything about the media and then some.

The Productivity Giants Series with Scott Mautz, Speaker & CEO of Profound Performance

Our #ProductivityGiants series is all about providing you with the tools, inspiration, and practical advice you need to amplify your productivity and help you work smarter, not harder. We’re excited to talk to Scott Mautz this week – he’s the CEO of Profound Performance, a keynote, workshop, coaching, and online training company that helps you “Work, Lead, & Live Fulfilled.”



It’s summer, days are getting longer, and perhaps your motivation to be at work is waning. This is why it’s the perfect time to hear from Scott Mautz – he’s an expert on employee engagement, workplace and creative fulfillment, and others-oriented leadership.

The Productivity Giants Series with Celeste Headlee, Author & Journalist


Journalist Celeste Headlee has years of experience in the art of conversation – after all, she interviews people for a living. Since 1999, she’s worked in public radio as a reporter, host, and correspondent, and currently hosts a daily news/talk show called On Second Thought that airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting. She’s garnered a unique perspective on rapport and wrote an insightful book on the importance of engaging in meaningful communication called We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter.

The Productivity Giants Series with Clare Josa, Mentor to Passionate Worldchangers


Do you struggle to figure out how you can make your greatest impact on the world? Enter Clare Josa, mentor to Passionate World Changers to help free them of their imposter syndrome holding them back so they can make a real difference. She’s the bestselling author of 5 life-changing books, including the favorite Dare to Dream Bigger.

The Productivity Giants Series with Lauren Zander, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®


Life Coach Lauren Handel Zander has a long list of accomplishments, but she’s most known for creating The Handel Method®, a groundbreaking methodology that is now supported by top psychologists, research institutes, and universities. She co-founded and currently runs Handel Group, a private coaching and corporate consulting firm based in New York City. Lauren is the creator of Inner.U®: HG’s brand new digital coaching course. This powerful and proven coaching method has the potential to radically change your life. Inner.U is a great way to begin making personal happiness a priority. She is also the author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life.

The Productivity Giants Series with Jerzy & Aniela Gregorek, Founders of The Happy Body


How happy is your body? Probably pretty happy if you follow The Happy Body Program, a health and exercise path created by Jerzy and Aniela Gregorek. Jerzy and Aniela are both world champion weightlifters who’ve been training clients in THB lifestyle program for three decades. Their program takes a more mindful approach than the average health routine, with the purpose of returning joy to the practice of exercise, and “helping to infuse your body with a sense of dignity.”


The Productivity Giants Series with Michael Grandner, Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona


Sleep is something most of us don’t get enough of – as much as we might like to. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s reported that 30 percent or 40.6 million of American adults are sleeping six or fewer hours a day. Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain, lead to heart disease, lead to metabolic disruption, in addition to the inability to focus.