This week we’re welcoming August Turak to the Productivity Giants Series. August is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and contributor for Forbes.com and the BBC. An ex-entrepreneur, August attributes the bulk of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for the past decade. He’s now the founder of the spiritual and educational nonprofit the Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation (SKSF).
Read on for August’s definition of productivity, the importance of delegating, and his reasons for becoming a total fitness nut.
Meet the happiest girl in tech – Amy Blankson! Amy is an author, founder, speaker, and writer dedicated to discovering how we can leverage technological advances, apps, and gadgets, in a way that helps us be more productive, while still staying sane and amplifying our happiness. She’s the bestselling author of The Future of Happiness, which teaches modern strategies to balance productivity and life satisfaction in the digital era.
The list goes on! She also co-founded GoodThink, a marketing and advertising agency that specializes in branding and integrated marketing communications, with a client roster that boasts huge brands such as Google, Cigna, and GAP.
Welcome to the third season of The Productivity Giants Series!
We’re so excited to start the new season off strong with our first guest, Jordan Taylor Wright. Jordan is a filmmaker, photographer, and founder of the production company Taylor Cut Films. He creates beautiful and moving commercial films for his clients and currently has an audience of more than 575k Instagram followers.
Introducing Jess Ostroff, the Director of Calm at Don’t Panic Management (one of the most unique job titles we’ve ever heard!) Don’t Panic is the first virtual assistant agency that specializes in providing personalized matches between chaotic and overworked entrepreneurs and calm focused virtual assistants. The company focuses on providing administrative assistant services, marketing assistant services, and everything in between.
England native Richard Tubb is no stranger to the joys of fine-tuning productivity hacks – so we thought he’d be the perfect guest for our #ProductivityGiants series! By the way, we’re almost at the end of Season 2 – so please tweet us @sanebox and let us know who you’d like to see us speak to in Season 3!
First a little background on Richard – he’s an IT business growth expert, working with the owners of IT businesses to help them free up their time, concentrate on doing what is important and making more money. He’s got plenty of passion for what he does, too – he believes in raising the bar within the IT industry and helping IT to be seen alongside other vocations such as Accountancy or Law. Other interests include promoting environmentalism and sustainability, and he’s also quite the fan of comic books.
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.
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.