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Donna
McGeorge

Global Authority, International Speaker & Best-Selling Author on Productivity

Pay attention to the clock in your body, not the clock on the wall.
Profile

Donna McGeorge specialises in creating space for thinking, planning, and growing. She understands the power of choice and believes the best way to combat the myth of “wasted time” is living deliberately.

Through her own lived experience, she knows all about the juggle and struggle. This has led her to challenge existing concepts of “time management” and “productivity” and champion a new, more personalised approach.

Donna believes it’s about time we got off the vicious cycle of being out of control, overwhelmed and at risk of failing at the important things.

She is passionate about enhancing the large amount of time we spend in our workplace (too much, for many) to ensure it is effective and productive, as well as enjoyable.
Donna has worked with managers and leaders throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific for over 20 years. She delivers practical skills, training, workshops and facilitation to corporates - such as Unilever Ice Cream, L’Oreal, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, , Jetstar, and Ford Motor Company - so they learn to manage their people well and produce great performance and results.

She lives in Southeast Queensland, a region known for its world-class beaches, but her most creative moments come while sipping tea on her back verandah, gazing at her garden, alongside her husband, Steve, and dog, Prudence.

Donna believes that workplaces are complex, but not hard. More often than not it’s getting the simple things right, consistently, that has the greatest impact.

She also knows that when we decide to be intentional, we can surprise ourselves with what we can achieve.

Author of 11 books and publications, including the best-selling productivity series, It’s About Time, and her latest book, The ChatGPT Revolution.

Expertise
Talking Points

Incredible Ways Of Working: Practical Strategies for a Fulfilling Work Life.

Revolutionise your approach to work with practical, actionable insights that will empower you to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.

Here’s what’s going on in most workplaces:
- The pace of work is relentless
- People feel like they have tried everything
- Many are at breaking point (over 92% of people are experiencing some level of burnout)

What they need is more space! Space to think, breathe, live and work.

Donna will share principles from her best selling books that have changed people’s lives, for the better:
- Learn the simple techniques that can unleash capability in your organisation at scale
- Understand why adaptive capacity is the key to productivity
- Recognise that the right shift in mindset can create conscious control and have an amazing effect on your approach to work.
- Be inspired by ways of working from people all over the world that are achieving balance and peace of mind

High Performance Workdays: Get a ridiculous amount done in your day without having to work long, tedious hours.

It’s not WHAT you do. It’s WHEN you do it.

Donna draws on research from neuroscience, energy flow and the body’s natural rhythms, to reveal how to carve up your day in line with the level of intensity and impact required.

Learn how to:
- Recognise the habits holding you back (and how to rewire them)
- Maximise your first 2 hours and set yourself up for daily success
- Build on your body’s strengths for better performance
- Track your patterns and create a personalised workflow
- Discover the optimum time of day for new business, meetings, emails, projects and more.

The way you plan your day is the key to your productivity and Donna shows you how to do great work, consistently.

Being Human in an AI World

Delve into the opportunities AI presents, alongside the essential human skills that continue to drive success in the business world.

As Darwin has been reported to say, “it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change” AI as a tool is still in it’s infancy. Early adopters are already finding ways to make great productivity gains using a range of tools.
Based on her research for the book, The ChatGPT Revolution, Donna will cover:
- Viewing AI as a tool to amplify, not replace, human abilities, fostering new levels of productivity and creativity.
- Elevating the role of empathy and intuition in business, recognising their indispensable value in fostering authentic connections and driving success.
- Cultivating a culture of creativity and innovation, where humans lead the charge in generating groundbreaking ideas and solutions.
- Developing resilience and agility as essential human traits, ensuring the ability to thrive in an ever-changing landscape.
- Prioritising ethical considerations in AI development and usage, anchoring technological progress in principles of fairness, responsibility, and accountability).

MC & Host

Need someone to keep things on track? Someone who can link, join dots, shift energy and keep people captivated and engaged? Donna practices what she both preaches and writes about, so having her as your Emcee will ensure an on-schedule event.
Media
Feedback
We have used Donna as both a live and virtual speaker. In any context she wows the audience and leaves them feeling motivated to make changes in their work and personal lives. L’Oreal

Donna's presentation for my Women of Impact Online Retreat was very well received. Delegates particularly enjoyed her stories, found her incredibly relatable, and she used her models in a way that really drew people in and kept them engaged for the entire hour. From an organiser's perspective, Donna was a standout - highly professional, easy to liaise with and had high quality visuals for her virtual presentation.

Women of Impact

Donna is guaranteed to make you laugh and keep you engaged. Whether she’s training you online or in person, her content is always interesting and fun. Highly recommend her for coaching, team building, webinars and in person programs.

Cleanaway Waste Management

Management Over the fifteen years that I have worked with Donna, she is one of the strongest Learning & Development professionals I have worked with. As a client, I appreciate her facilitation skills, flexibility, ability to understand the audience and adapt in the blink of an eye. I have total confidence in a great outcome each and every time.

Davey Water Products
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