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How To Use Parkinsons Law To Your Advantage – November 2023 – Ask how much time the task is worth…


Ask America’s Ultimate Experts: Help! I have too much to do! – November 2023 – Consider a “sticky wall”…


How Slack, Email, and Zoom are Making Us Less Productive –  October 31, 2023 – Once one person does it in the organization it has a ripple effect…

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The Secrets To A Super Organized Inbox –  August 18, 2022 – When you take control over your inbox, you make your email work for you, rather than the other way around.

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Top 35 Leaders in Efficiency and Time Management –  August 10, 2021 – Honored to have been selected by as one of today’s top leaders in efficiency and time management!

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Most of us are just trying to get by –  December 11, 2020 – “Productivity is doing your best work as effectively and efficiently as possible so that when you’re not working, you don’t have to feel the stress, and when you are working you can enjoy it,” Faye said.

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Work. Kids. A global pandemic. Six tips from experts on how to handle it all –  April 7, 2020 – “Ellen Faye, a productivity and leadership coach, recommended creating four buckets to help manage your priorities:”


How to work from home with your kids during coronavirus  April 4, 2020 – “…focus on your most important tasks and don’t overload your own schedule,” says Ellen Faye, a productivity coach from Naples, Florida in the US. “Identify your priorities with your work and focus on getting the essentials taken care of…”

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Many of us are now WFH. Here’s how to ask for the schedule you need  –  March 25, 2020 – “Getting clarity and expectations on the priorities will help you be much more successful,” said Ellen Faye, a productivity and leadership coach. “It’s really hard to play a game without knowing the rules.”


Will 5G Reinvent Working From Home?  –  January 24, 2020 – Get Situated: “Dedicate a spot where you can physically and mentally set boundaries to get work done. ”  said productivity leadership coach Ellen Faye.

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How to shut down an over-talker at your next meeting  –  October 8, 2019 – “I’ve never led a team where there isn’t some degree of someone who is an over-talker,” said Ellen Faye, a productivity and leadership coach.

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Time-management tips from masters of the to-do list  – September 26, 2019 – “Categorize and prioritize: Ellen Faye, a strategic planning and productivity coach, recommends beginning with a simple methodology….”

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You’re running your meetings wrong. Here’s how to make them more effective. – August 1, 2019 – “People don’t hate meetings, they hate meetings that waste their time,” said Ellen Faye, a productivity and leadership coach.

Be a More Productive Leader

Bill Gates took solo ‘think weeks’ in a cabin in the woods—why it’s a great strategy – July 28, 2019 – Leadership coach Ellen Faye agrees: “While exercise, yoga, and meditation are great solutions to managing the stress of every day, there’s nothing like disconnecting for a longer period of time to create the space for important decisions and objective creative thought,” she tells CNBC Make It.


The Different Things You’re Doing That Steal Time—And How to Stop – March 28, 2019 – Ellen Faye, a productivity leadership coach, suggested exploring these additional questions: “Would anyone notice if I didn’t do [this task]? Is there an easier way to do it? Can someone else do it?”

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Daily Labor Report – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March – March 15, 2019 – The coach would agree: productivity and leadership coach Ellen Faye, that is. “One of the most important characteristics of an effective team is connectedness. When people feel connected at work they stay, they are happy and they produce more. If work quality is seriously compromised, then I suppose that a manager could set some ground rules… My guess is that the spirit of connectedness provides more benefits than the bit of work that isn’t getting done,” she said.

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Daily Labor Report – See Anyone Springing? – March 8, 2019 – Productivity and leadership coach Ellen Faye says a little planning can help a lot and aiding employees with the challenges of the change is a good opportunity for managers to demonstrate leadership.


8 Ways to Work Smarter (Not Harder) – February 25, 2019 – Set clear goals and intentions. Having clear goals and/or intentions makes it “much easier to choose how to spend your time,” Faye said. Because you know what’s important to you.

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4 things to do every morning to make your workday more productive – July 9, 2018 – Adapt your morning routine to your work. “If you know your client or business needs you to be on email, schedule a half hour or an hour, whatever you need to protect the time,” advised Faye. “Don’t try to squeeze it in. Incorporate it in your routine.”

Be a More Productive Leader

8 easy tweaks that will make you so much more productive – May 2017 – “Productivity and leadership coach Ellen Faye reveals some of the best tips for becoming more efficient. Triage your email, prioritize your to-do’s, say “no,” and more.”

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The One Trait a Productivity Coach Says Every Successful Manager Should Have – May 2017 – “It’s all about ensuring that the people executing the task, vision, idea and concept know the most effective way to do the job so their focus can be on the customer experience,” Faye says.

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3 Strategies to Boost Your Productivity – May 2017 – “I think the most important thing a leader can do is to support the success of his team and to ensure systems are in place,” says Faye. “Without that, there is no such thing as productivity.”

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Marie Kondo and the Ruthless War on Stuff – July 2016 – Ellen on Marie Kondo: “her book is kind of like the grapefruit diet; there’s nothing wrong with eating grapefruit. It’s just not going to get it all done. I mean grapefruit’s great for losing weight, and what she says is great for bringing order to your life, but it’s not the whole picture. It’s just a narrow slice.” – May 2017

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6 Steps to Spring Clean Your Workspace and Boost Productivity – March 2016 – “Make a commitment to yourself by scheduling an organizing session on your own calendar,” Faye says. “It’s not going to happen just because you want it to happen.”


The Real Life Storage Wars – Future trends in the storage industry – February 2016 – “We’re a very affluent society,” says Ellen Faye, President of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. “People buy, buy, and buy.”


MaxSold Expert Series Podcast – The benefits of working with a Professional Organizer – June 2015

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Courier Post Newspaper – 5 habits to break to rut-bust your life – May 2015 – Only when you can focus your time, energy, and financial resources on the things that help you live in the way you want to live will you be truly productive.


The SpareFoot Blog: Your Disorganized Home Doesn’t Mirror Who You Are. May 2015 – “Being disorganized or having a struggle with it is in no way, shape or form a reflection who you are as a human being,” Faye, the new president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).

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I was incognito in this post called Professional Organizers Sort Out; however, I was the expert in this article. January 2015 – “Clutter comes in all shapes and sizes. Ellen Faye, NAPO highlights three categories and how they affect us: physical, digital and opportunities.”


Smead Podcast: The Easy Way to Set Priorities – July 2014


One of nine FEATURED EXPERTS in this top ranking Kindle Book, Secrets of Professional Organizers: Experts Talk About Productivity and Work-Life Balance, by best selling author Donna Smallin Kuper.  My interview is Chapter 1 – What’s Your Why? – April 2013 – “There isn’t one system that’s going to work all the time for everybody. The important thing is to have a system and use it consistently.”


HGTV: Mission Organization –  Original Air Date – September 2003 – I started my business as a Professional Organizer in 2001 and was featured on an HGTV Mission: Organization episode in 2003.  My client shared, ” The skills we all learned have transcended to our personal and work lives. We have so little free time – you have maximized the time we spend playing instead of searching, scrounging and hunting for the things we need!” Read the show summary here.