Productivity - Neuroinclusivity - Work-Life Design
Known for her high energy, warm and interactive presentation style, Clare goes beyond informing attendees to inspiring immediate action to boost performance.
Clare delivers engaging talks on: Productivity - Sustainable Performance - Organization - Work-Life Integration - Leadership Skills - Work From Anywhere - Inclusivity (Neurodiversity & Invisible Illness). Her compelling presentations introduce key concepts, inspire reflection, and seriously ignite action.
HYBRID IS HARDER - Essential Leadership Skills for a Hybrid World
A hybrid world is more complex. Not only does time continue to be abstract, but now people are, too. Managing a dispersed workforce demands different skills...and often ones that we haven't been taught. Leaders need to show up differently, think differently, and act with greater consciousness and intent. Discover effective attitudes and ways of being as a leader, as well as required organization, planning, and communication skills.
UNDERSTANDING & EMBRACING NEURODIVERSITY
Did you know that one in five people are considered neurodivergent? The term includes "disorders" such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, but also the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity. People with high sensitivity have been shown to perform better but burn out faster than other workers. Explore the challenges and superpowers of the neurodivergent and learn strategies to spark conversation to invite not only the best from the most but the most from the best. Taking steps to be more inclusive is not only a moral imperative, it simply makes business sense.
PRODUCTIVITY CPR™ - Practical Strategies to Revive Your Performance
With a 2017 Gallup poll revealing that most employees are not engaged or worse, actively disengaged, concerns arise around lost productivity and the high costs of turnover. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this modern-day antidote to burnout learn what you and your workforce need to enter a state of "flow" through Productivity CPR™, a model for sustainable performance, so everyone in your organization can make their biggest contributions.
THE HIGH COST OF CLUTTER - Why it Pays to Be Organized
Physical disorganization leads to mental disorganization, draining energy from important tasks, evoking chronic stress and often leading to feelings of failure. This is on top of wasted time, space, money and energy. Good news! There is a simple path towards creating greater order in life - The Four Step P.L.A.N. to Get Organised™. Through real-life examples, be inspired to conquer clutter and step into a more confident, calm, easeful life. Have your team “pay themselves forward” so they can spend more time on things that matter.
FROM TIME MANAGEMENT TO LIFETIME MANAGEMENT™ - Sculpt Your No-Regret Life
Don't just react to what happens in life, become your CFO, "chief fulfillment officer" to successfully integrate work and life. Instead of time management, go a little deeper and dive into LifeTime Management, a repeatable process for regularly planning your life. Figure out where you are, where you want to go, and how to develop an action plan that will get you there. Be in charge of you!
The engagement starts with a discussion with Clare to explore your key objectives, format, theme and audience so she can tailor the talk for you.
Interactive events digging deeper into concepts and practicing their application through exercises, facilitated discussions, group interaction and personal application. A significant step towards changing behaviour.
Build your event from a variety of valuable overview or ideal-for-focus deep-dive 80-minute modules.
OVERVIEWS (80 minutes)
Aligning Values - The Key to Successful Work-Life Integration
If employees are not clear about their values and purpose, and if these are not aligned with corporate values, engagement at work will suffer. In today’s busy lives, it is common to keep responding to the demands of external stimuli and omit pausing to check in with the self to be sure of what is truly desired. If living off course, resentment can build, sometimes slowly over time, which will erode productivity.
"C" stands for Compass in the Productivity CPR™ model for sustainable performance. It's about purposefully setting individual direction. Through working through the LifeTime Management™ process, attendees will be able to employ a repeatable methodology for self-reflection and intention setting.
Clarity can stimulate either further natural alignment with corporate initiatives resulting in greater engagement, promote conscious acceptance, or possibly prompt a pivot. No matter what, you’ll ultimately enjoy a workforce with a stronger commitment.
Manage Your Mojo: Mastering Body, Mind and Environment for Optimum Performance
After suffering her own burnout, Arianna Huffington suggests that, “We are not paying people for their stamina, we are paying people for their judgment.” We ought to be paying people for their soundness of judgment to ensure sustainable contributions over time, without fear of burning out. One might think of this as long-term stamina.
The "P" in Productivity CPR™ stands for Performance. In this overview, explore 8 Productivity Table Stakes™, must-haves for ultimate individual performance, in the areas of mind, body, and environment. Leave ready to claim what you require to show up and serve at your best.
Knowing our individual Productivity Table Stakes is one thing. To invite the best performance from our teams, we ought to be creating compassionate work cultures which cultivate, facilitate and celebrate the ability to sustain performance. It starts with respecting the fact we are human animals and that we must take time to care for ourselves. It means accepting that people deserve to have rich, broadly fulfilling, healthy lives.
Cultivate Happy Habits: Unique, Reliable Rituals to Perform at Your Best
Do you think of the word habit and groan, thinking it’s going to be onerous and unpleasant to create? What if we can re-frame the concept of the undesirable habit as an act of honour to help you achieve your intentions? Even the simplest things such as filing papers, sending email, ironing clothes, cleaning the kitchen counter can be full of reverence. If we can look at all of these acts as gifts to ourselves and others, doesn’t that change the perspective?
What’s often challenging is a lack of time, energy or interest. These can all be dealt with using different strategies.
The "R" in Productivity CPR™ stands for Rituals. These are honourable acts which you choose to complete in service of yourself and others. In this overview, we’ll explore the key rituals you need to stay on top of tasks, feel in control of your time, communicate effectively and deliver with less stress. We’ll explore helpful skill sets and tackle tricky saboteurs. You’ll identify strategies you can implement right away to be both more efficient and more effective in your day.
The Great Life DeClutter: Simplifying for Success
Organization is a foundational skill for staying productive. Adding structure to space, time, and information helps our brains find what we’re looking for. But everyone’s brain is different, so we may all need to find slightly different ways to work. And, that’s okay.
In this overview, we’ll explore four different organizing types in the Organizing Personalities Matrix™, which will be extremely useful for sharing your space successfully, be it coworkers or housemates.
Explore P.L.A.N. to Get Organized™, an easy-to-remember model to help simplify life.
Your company will be armed with a new perspective on how different people view organization, and a simple approach to guide you forward.
Leadership Skills for Our New Reality
More is being asked of leaders than ever before. With work landing in our living rooms, we have evolved to truly bringing our whole selves to work. Not only are you responsible for the accomplishment of tasks and business goals, but you must also now attend to the well-being of your team...without compromising your own.
In this overview we'll explore concepts around leadership ways of being that promote greater connection and trust, wrestling with equity versus equality, effective communication strategies, and more. Work has changed. And now, skillsets must evolve to deliver sustainable performance and prevent burnout.
Expanding Inclusivity to Invite Contribution from All
The financial benefits of a diverse workforce have been well documented over the past few years but a significant group has been largely missing from the conversation. One in five people is considered neurodiverse, performing better than average yet at greater risk of burnout. It's time to better understand this population and some of the simple, yet effective things you can do to facilitate their sustained contributions.
DEEP DIVES (80 minutes)
Leadership and Inclusivity
Understanding & Embracing Neurodiversity - Learn the meaning of neurodiversity and discover its remarkable value
Fostering Inclusivity – Facilitating meaningful conversation to build trust and invite contribution
Working with Highly Sensitive People – Better understanding and supporting the highly sensitive worker
Setting Intention - Compass Series
Cultivate Awareness – Get in touch with what truly matters to you, and how you want to think, show up and act
Check Your Alignment – Get clear on how your actions are supporting your intentions and what to do about it if they are not
Catapult into Action – How to set goals and set yourself up for success to achieve them
Fight for Focus – How to say ‘no’ and still be a team player. Determine your boundaries and gracefully defend them.
Managing Attention - Performance Series
Master Your Mind – How to turn the voices in your head into champion supporters and keep focused on your goals
Boost Your Body – Manage your energy so you can bring your attention to your intentions (Sleep, Fuel, Movement)
Energize Your Environment – Craft an environment that supports you bringing your best to everything you do. (Light, Social, Comfort)
Keeping it Comfortable – A guide to workstation ergonomics
Optimizing Execution - Ritual Series
Time Mastery – Structure your time for stress-free action
Task Mastery – Stay on top of your to-do list!
Managing Information – No need to drown in information! Strategies to stay afloat.
Master the Message – Have powerful interactions with others and boost your personal brand. Be a communication role model.
Boundary Setting – How to say ‘no’ and still be a team player. Determine your boundaries and gracefully defend them.
Meeting Makeover – Practical ways to make your meetings matter
Supersize Your Productivity Skills – Identify key skills you need for top performance and how to build them
Squash Your Productivity Saboteurs – Learn what’s getting in your way and how to get around it
Making Change – How to create happy habits that stick
Get Organized Series
Get Organized - Put Some 'Om' in Your Home – Simple things you can do to make sure your home is your haven
Get Organized - Make Your Office Work for You – Ways to set up your work space so you’re wildly productive
Presentation + Coaching Combo
For even greater impact, clients enjoy combining presentations with an opportunity for coaching. Invite attendees to sign up for 25-minute or 50-minute laser coaching sessions immediately following the presentation to tackle immediately pressing issues. Clare is skilled at building rapport to quickly co-create custom solutions to solve specific challenges.
Retain Clare as your “Coach on Campus” or “Coach on Call” every month to provide continuous support to your team. Availability is limited.
Virtual Coaching Packages are available for ongoing individual or group support.
- Question & Answer Session post presentation
- Meet & Greet – post presentation
- Concept Consolidation
- E-Insights delivered to attendees’ inboxes once a week after the event (for a specific timeframe) to reinforce learning and support behaviour change.
- Follow-up meeting – to highlight contents and answer questions
- Follow-up Coaching Calls
What Clients Say
"I heard Clare Kumar speak tonight. She was amazing, sensational, exceptional. What I heard tonight from Clare was so touching, so inspirational, and also so moving because it was very simple but yet so profound. "
Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker
"The one thing that struck me was to cultivate rituals... It was an eye-opener for me today... It's something extremely simple but something I had forgotten personally, and something I will put back in my schedule."
Speaker and Trainer
“Everyone left the session [The Great Life Declutter] with clear ideas of how they will be able to improve their mental energy and were excited to start de-cluttering their lives. Clare is clearly a master in this area.”
Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook Canada
"We trusted Clare to deliver a compelling keynote on work-life integration at our Women's Event for employees, respected partners and clients. In her refreshing, honest and enthusiastic style, Clare prompted self-reflection and awareness with powerful words. Feedback confirms attendees were nothing short of inspired, leaving comments such as “This was absolutely wonderful and I’m thrilled I didn’t miss it. Thank you!!” and “Inspiring speaker who motivated me to change personally and professionally.” We look forward to working with Clare again."
CHRIS KISKUNAS AND JACKIE HAYDEN
Financial Services Company, Toronto
“Clare gave an energetic and engaging presentation to our group of HR leaders reminding us that busyness is no badge of honour.”
Chair, East Toronto HR Association
"Clare is an awesome presenter who engages people very effectively. My team raved about the outcomes from the workshops on time organization that Clare conducted for us."
MARIO THOMAS, Ph.D., DSA, C.Dir.
Former SVP, Ontario Centres of Excellence
"Clare spoke at Company of Women in September and made the topic productivity, both fun and interesting. She has a lovely warm way of presenting her material and everyone enjoyed what she had to say."
Founder & President, Company of Women
DELIGHTED CLIENTS INCLUDE...
Savvy Strategies to Maximize a Small Space
Clare brings to life her strategies to maximize space and satisfaction in her new, smaller living space. In this video Clare introduces you to her 800 square feet and how she made them functional and inspiring. Photo: Dann Tardif
If you'd like to have Clare speak with your organization, please contact us. Clare accepts a limited number of pro bono opportunities every year. Private upcoming events are not included here.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR OUR NEW REALITY
December 7th, 2023
An interactive workshop discussing the key leadership skills required during the pandemic and beyond. Open to the public.
December 7-10, 2021 - Ritz Carlton, Toronto
Clare will be joining an epic lineup of speakers including Michelle Romanow, Todd Herman, Laura Gassner Otting, Dr. Greg Wells, Jonathan Field, Neen James, Phil M. Jones, Mark Bowden, and more for this four-day life-changing exclusive, invitation-only event drawing 100 of "the most inspirational and aspiring entrepreneurs, creators, change-makers and positive people on the planet."
Select Prior Events
DisruptHR KW - "Beyond Top Talent - Get the most out of everyone on your team"
October 19, 2023 - Kitchener-Waterloo
Clare kicked off the event sharing her powerful invitation for leaders to think beyond "top talent" and stop unintentionally squandering talent.
December 7-10, 2021 - Ritz Carlton, Toronto
Clare will be joining an epic lineup of speakers including Todd Herman, Laura Gassner Otting, Dr. Greg Wells, Jonathan Field, Neen James, Phil M. Jones, Mark Bowden, and more for this four-day life-changing exclusive, invitation-only event drawing 100 of "the most inspirational and aspiring entrepreneurs, creators, change-makers and positive people on the planet.
December 6-8, 2020 - Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) National Convention - Virtual
Supporting Your Son with Time Management Tips and Organizational Skills: A Conversation
Clare joined Dr. Mark Broussenko, MD, and Erin Hogan, Guidance Counsellor to discuss helping students become better organized and perform well.
You can find the recording here.
Throughout 2020 to present
An interactive workshop discussing the key leadership skills required during the pandemic and beyond. Open to the public.
WORK FROM HOME BETTER - FOR LEADERS
April 29, 2020, Private Company, Toronto
Building on the presentation for individuals, this workshop for leaders tackles the challenges of effectively leading a remote team.
WORK FROM HOME BETTER - FOR INDIVIDUALS
April 27, 2020, Private Company, Toronto
An all-company event to share best practices for individuals working from home through these challenging times. Covering mindset, working through distractions, effective communication, and more.
June 18, 2019 - Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Two Keys to a High-Performance Culture
Clare delivered a 20-minute keynote speech followed by Q&A at this Transformative Leadership Experience for CEO's, CXO's, HR Leaders, and execs leading cultural transformation and organizational change.
May 14, 2019, Oakville, ON
Workshop: Create Your Fulfilling Life
March 19-20, 2019 - Association of Professional Declutterers and Organizers (APDO) Annual Conference - London, UK
Keynote: Find Your Flow - Personal Productivity Strategies for Sustainable Performance
Workshop: From Time Management to LifeTime Management™ - The practical approach to a fulfilling life
April 14, 2019 - District 60 Toastmasters Annual Conference - Toronto ON
Workshop: Find Your Flow - Personal Strategies to Maximize Performance
Closing Keynote: Find Your Flow - Personal Strategies for Maximum Performance
September 18, 2018, Verity Club, Toronto ON
Workshop: Surefire Strategies for a Strong Finish in 2018 - Toronto
September 25, 2018, Toronto, ON
Short Talk: Why You Need to Put Yourself First