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David Allen            

Bestselling Author & Founder of The David Allen Company

David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company. The David Allen Company is a productivity training and consulting company that provides services designed to increase performance, capacity and aligned execution. They count among their clients some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, including over 40% of Fortune 100 companies.

Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the “Top five executive coaches” in the United States, and as one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership Magazine.

Fast Company hailed Allen “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance. The American Management Association ranked him in the top ten business leaders in 2014.

Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (popularly known by the brand shorthand of GTD®), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it’s publication in 2001, and is now published in 30 languages. TIME magazine heralded Getting Things Done as “The defining self-help business book of its time.”

GTD has an international following of adopters in corporate enterprises, institutions and entrepreneurs. It has given rise to a thriving GTD industry of websites, blogs and software applications. Internet searches bring up tens of millions of references. Allen is a rarity in the Twitter world, as one of the few non-celebrities with over a million followers hanging on his informative wit and inspiration. PC Magazine noted him as one of the “Top One Hundred to Follow” on Twitter.

Speech Topics

Making It All Work.

Ready For Anything.

Leveraging Focus and Vision - Harnessing the Power of Imagery in Life and Work.

Getting Things Off Your Mind and Getting Them Done - The Zen of Inbox Maintenance.

Making Change Stick - the Two Magic Ingredients.

What's On Your Mind? How to Stop Unproductive Thinking and Get Things Done.

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Mastering the Art of Work.

Getting Projects Off Your Mind and Moving - Why Natural Planning is Not Normal.

Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

Creating Order Out of Chaos - Staying Afloat in a World of Too Much to Do.

Managing Commitments - the Key to Relaxed Control.

The Five Keys to Mastering Workflow.

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