20 Productivity Experts To Follow in 2017, Part 1

2017-01-03T08:49:25+00:00

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The beginning of 2017 is the perfect time to stop struggling with keeping on track. That’s why today we present an extended list of people who don’t experience any problems with managing their time. These productivity experts will teach you how to get things done effortlessly, so sit down, make yourself comfortable and start following them on Twitter or Facebook, where they share their best tips to give you a jumpstart!

30 Productivity Experts To Follow in 2017

  1. Craig Jarrow – Time Management Ninja

He helps teams and individuals reclaim their time, set realistic goals and implement good time management habits. The author of hundreds of articles published on various websites about  Except for tips and tricks shared on his blog, you can also download there his latest ebook “The Top Three Productivity Mistakes People Make (And How To Fix Them).”

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2. Tor Refsland – Time Management Chef

Tor helps people escape from the procrastination trap. He’s a business coach, works with entrepreneurs showing them how to free up more time and spend it in the way they like. His tips are quoted in the most widely read productivity blogs. On his website, you can get his free ebook (“A step by step do double your productivity in 7 days“) and an exclusive time management course (“Blog outreach like a boss“).

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3. Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including Fast Company, Fortune, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Visit her website for excellent productivity tips!

Watch her recent TED Talk: 

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4.  Kayla Matthews

Kayla is a freelance writer, blogger and topic researcher. Except for writing her personal blog called The Productivity Theory, she shares her time management tips and contributes to The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha, Lifehack, The Next Web, Pick the Brain and Lifehacker.

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5. Leo Babauta

The creator of Zen Habits, one of the most widely read productivity blog (included in Top 25, according to TIME magazine) and author of “The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life” and many e-books. The purpose of writing the blog was sharing his thoughts and observations on implementing the new habits and changing the old ones.  Leo is the follower of vegan philosophy and plans to make his habit app.

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6. Brian Tracy

Brian is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He’s a coach, speaker, and consultant n the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy, and psychology. The author of 70 best-selling books translated into lots of languages worldwide.

Watch his video about The 4 Best Habits Of Reach People:

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7. Annie Mueller

Annie is a freelance writer focused mostly on creating content for tech startups and all-sized businesses. As an expert, she shares the tips from the fields like finance, productivity, personal and spiritual growth. The author of lots of articles where she advises people how to create a high-quality content: Content and Copy.

Follow her on Twitter | Facebook

8. Cal Newport

Cal is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He writes about how the modern technologies affect the world of work. The author of the following books: Deep Work, So Good They Can’t Ignore You or How to Be a High School Superstar. Cal also advises students on his Study Hacks blog.

9. Laura Stack

The President and CEO of Productivity Pro, a consulting company and as it’s mentioned on her website, the expert for Leaders, Teams, Salespeople, and Professionals. She’s an award-winning keynote speaker and bestselling author of seven books including her latest publication, “Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time.” A New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Forbes magazine contributor.

Watch one of her videos:

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10. Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey is a productivity author, speaker, and consultant based out of Ottawa, Canada. He speaks to audiences on the tactical ways they can accomplish more every day and is the author of The Productivity Project.  Creator of A Life Of Productivity blog.

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11. Mike Vardy

The author of Productivityist Podcast, where he helps listeners improve their productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow. Contributor at The Huffington Post, Lifehacker, 99u The Next Web, WorkAwesome and many more. He’s also a productivity and technology speaker.

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12. Mike Gardner – The Time Doctor

One of the most widely read time management expert, the creator of Time Doctor blog. The author of the best-selling book “Business Owners: Your Family Misses You – Time management strategies that free up two hours a day and get you loved again.” He helps people increase their productivity and have more time for business and family as well.

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12. Penelope Trunk

The co-founder of four startups, the most recent is Quistic which provides online courses to help people manage their career. She has appeared on CNN, NPR and the BBC. She’s a full-time writer and lives on a farm in Wisconsin and homeschools her sons.

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13. Steve Pavlina

Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and the author of “Personal Development for Smart People” book. His blog covers topics such as productivity, personal development, goal setting, and success.In 2010 he donated most of his creative work to the public domain, which makes it easy for people to share, translate, and republish it.

Watch his talk from Morten Hake Summit:

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14. Michael Sliwinski

Michael is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and blogger. He helps busy and overworked professionals, startups, and teams learn to implement the latest productivity solutions so they can achieve success by getting things done better. He’s the founder of Nozbe – a tool that helps busy professionals and their teams manage time, tasks and projects. The Editor of Productive! Magazine, and podcaster of Productive! Show.

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15. Carthage Buckley

Carthage is a coach, mentor, and motivational expert. He holds a B.A, Accounting and Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland and a Masters of Education in the Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol. The founder of Coaching Positive Performance organization.

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16. Erin Falconer

The co-owner and Editor in Chief of Pick The Brain, a website dedicated to self-improvement, motivation, and psychology. Erin is also the co-founder of LEAFtv – a video lifestyle brand for the Millennials.

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17. Shane Parrish 

The founder of Farnam Street, which as it’s mentioned on the website, is “an online intellectual hub that helps you get an edge, avoid problems, and live a smarter life.” He’s also the COO/CTO of Adventur.es; a family of companies investing in family-owned companies throughout North America.

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18. David Allen

David created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos. The founder of David Allen company which is a global training and consulting company. He helps people achieve and maintain that optimal condition which is the easiest way to become more productive.

Watch one of his TEDx talks:

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19. Elizabeth Saunders

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E, a time coaching, and training company that empowers individuals through an exclusive Schedule Makeover™ process. She contributes to Inc magazine, Forbes.com, TIME.com, Harvard Business Review blog, and NBC.

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20. Dan Hayes

Dan and his wife, Vanessa, are founders of Simple Life Together, a podcast where they share their productivity tips. He provides business development consultation for select business owners/leaders in niche markets. His expertise fields are web presence, customer/community engagement, content development, search engine optimization, media platforms, and branded videos.

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This was the first part of our “Productivity Experts” cycle, so stay tuned for even more productivity and time management tips from the most widely known contributors!

While waiting for the second part of this roundup, consider changing your time management habits and sign up for your free time tracking software account!

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