Ann Gomez is the founding president of Clear Concept Inc. which she launched in 2004 as part of her quest to help busy people find more time. She is passionate about helping people on a mission do their best work. She is also the author of The Email Warrior: How to clear your inbox and keep it that way, and a contributing author to the USA Today bestseller and #1 Amazon Bestseller The Younger Self Letters.

Ann is an engaging and inspiring speaker, with compelling and practical talks about productivity, collaboration and mindset. Ann and her team at Clear Concept Inc. work with people around the world and across industries, including law, finance, insurance, healthcare, consumer goods, and automotive.

Ann has been featured in The Globe & Mail and has appeared on CBC Radio, Global TV and BNN, and other major news outlets and online platforms, including Huffington Thrive Global. She is an active blogger and media spokesperson.

Ann’s new book, Workday Warrior: A Proven Path to Reclaiming Your Time, will publish in January 2022.

Speaking topics

Reclaim the Power of Focus in a Distracted World
In today’s “always connected” society, we are losing the art of focus. But focus is a critical way to get big things done. Learn how multi-tasking negatively impacts us in three unfortunate ways. In a nod to the past, learn how to reclaim your focus, manage interruptions and do more of your most essential work. Your legacy depends on this.

Discover how to:

  • Stay focused when faced with non-stop interruptions using key strategies to manage the interruptions we all face each da
  • The power of using a Proactive Routine to make time for your top priorities and most essential work
  • Practical strategies you can use to stop procrastinating – and start thriving

Habits: How to make the changes you want
We know productivity tools, collaboration skills, and mindset practices are essential to our success. Often, we know what we need to do, but we don’t always succeed in making our habits stick. We were taught discipline is the key to being successful. But discipline is a depleting and unreliable resource. Willpower is also unreliable. Thankfully, building habits around our essential work is the most effective and sustainable way to drive results.Learn how to make your key habits stick, so you can perform at your best.

Discover how to:

  • Identify what behaviors are most essential to your success at work and for your own wellbeing
  • Use a proven three-step approach to entrench these behaviors into habits
  • Use your new habits to help you make time for your most important and strategic goals
  • Leverage the power of accountability by identifying champions and collaborators

Leading a Hybrid Team
We are entering a new era in how we work with hybrid teams. This program brings leading-edge thinking to help you cultivate a high-performance culture. We’ll build upon well-established teaming principles, while addressing current challenges including retention and on-boarding.In this talk, Ann shares practical strategies you can use to help your modern team thrive, including how to:

  • Ensure all team members have access to the same opportunities, wherever they work
  • Expand your influence to resolve issues and grow healthy relationships
  • Encourage accountability and engagement
  • Identify metrics to hold our teams accountable
  • Model high-performance leadership habits

Discover Your Thrive Mindset
Mindset is powerful. Perhaps more powerful than any of us can imagine. Mindset is what allows us to thrive at both work and in life. And the world’s most successful and content people embrace this powerful approach in everything they do. Learn how these elite performers build their resilience, grow at exponential rates and use purpose as their north star.Ann will share how you can use these proven habits to transform your life:

  • Use the power of resiliency to mitigate stress and adopt a positive stress mindset
  • Identify and understand the distinction between positive stress levels in helping us perform and achieve our goals and toxic stress levels, which are harmful to our health
  • Recognize our individual stress triggers and be equipped to take helpful action during stressful situations
  • Adopt a growth mindset by committing to continuous improvement and recognizing how to use optimism to your advantage in work and in life
  • Understand how the brain is capable of learning new skills
  • Use the concept of failing forward to your advantage
  • Use the power of re-framing and learn how to choose positive thoughts
  • Adopt an internal locus of control
  • Find the opportunities and gifts in every challenging situation we face
  • Learn practical strategies we can all use to respond versus react
  • Use body language to influence your mind
  • Build your confidence so you feel inspired by others
  • Understand how purpose gives us meaning and learn strategies to find purpose in everything we do.

How To Overcome the Prioritization Crisis

Prioritizing is a brilliant theory. It holds great promise of enabling us to supercharge our progress on our most essential work and achieve incredible goals. Yet despite how amazing prioritization is, in theory, it isn’t working. We are stretched thin and feel out of control. Our backlog grows bigger by the day. We are running faster than ever before, and it is still harder and harder to stay on top of everything. We are hitting a prioritization crisis. Clearly, we need a better approach.

In this talk, Ann will show you how you can:

  • Recognize the 4 ways we get prioritization wrong
  • Use the P3 Prioritization Formula to take control of your work and rock your productivity goals
  • Maximize your precious time with Your Proactive Routine, plan your time for optimal results
  • Pivot most effectively when things don’t go as planned
  • Identify the 5 components of an effective Master Action Plan – the foundation of productivity and your most essential productivity tool (so much more than a “to-do” list)
  • Build and use your Master Action Plan, and
  • Simplify, streamline and scale back using The Simplify Filter when there is simply too much to do
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