Next Action Associates provided an engaging and enjoyable course at HSM. Our trainer Miles went above and beyond to deliver an excellent course which has helped the entire team to feel in more control over their time. The Next Action Associates team were highly responsive in understanding our objectives and answering any queries, creating a course which was a seamless experience.Isabella Grassick
With the team I lead, GTD has increased our ability to handle projects at speed, while reducing the stress and strain of doing so. Having a common understanding of how we get work done, and a common language to discuss it also improved communication on the team, since – for example – many were able to immediately get the benefits of the ‘next action’ concept in their own work.Nicolas Hanuschka
In the daily deluge of information and to-dos we all are faced with in the digital era, it is gtd that is the deciding factor in whether you will be sustainably successful, or not.Martin Weber
The GTD-seminar was one of the few really helpful workshops I have been to in my career. I think you made me aware of things I am doing in daily life which are not efficient or are reducing my efficiency and attention to the really important topics. Step by step, I am going to implement the new techniques, and no, I have not brought my emails to zero yet, but day by day I can reduce them a bit more – so I am getting there (one day). Nevertheless, I am astonished that I have been able to work on all my emails since Tuesday. This is a big step forward for me and gives me a feeling of winning back control over my working time.
In the office, I am spreading the word, and I have interested already three colleagues who want to sign up for one of the next courses. So, again some work for you – and 20% for Mr. Allen. J
Thanks again for your funny, interesting and inspiring seminar! I think your personality made the difference between boring and useful & interesting!Matthias Hinze
I am ready to go and expect to be able to fulfil my potential instead of being held back by masses of email.Alex Robson
As a convinced user of the GTD methodology, I feel my life has become more structured - in a good way. I can maintain a clear focus on my priorities and I achieve a lot more than before. This is true for my work but also in my private life. Because GTD frees up resources and time, I have more space for leisure, sports, health and fun!Thomas Leubner
Finding GTD 8 years ago was life-changing – in both my personal and professional lives. Frankly, I can’t really remember how I managed ‘pre-GTD’. Now, having all of the commitments in my life in one place – my commitments to others and others’ to me – gives me a tremendous sense of inner peace and allows me to really be present and focus on what I have in front of me. I rarely forget things I’ve committed to these days. The work with Next Action was essential, both in getting things set up initially and with tune-ups over time. Over time I’ve been able to offer GTD to my teams, and many of them have also become GTD fans.Stefan Feltens
Having personally embarked on the GTD journey almost five years ago now, I can honestly say this personal productivity methodology has changed my life dramatically for the better. As a result of GTD, I’m faster, less stressed, more able to make decisions and happier at work and in life.Spencer Halon
In our professional and private life we sometimes feel increasingly overwhelmed by the abundance of different kind of jobs, tasks and commitments. The GTD methodology helps me to set the right priorities, bring structure in my fast evolving schedule and with that provides me with the desired freedom for being creative, innovative and efficient. For me and my many team members, who participated in GTD courses, it has been a defining learning experience we don’t want to miss at all.Robert Hardt
Using the GTD principles, I am much more in control of what is happening, more able to proactively set the agenda for what we need to do and not just fight fires all the time. It is very liberating. It has been a big help to improve the total team’s effectiveness too; not everybody picks up all the principles equally well, but enough has sunk in to make it part of the culture. Great ROI to be sure.Rob Neill
Every participant genuinely enjoyed the seminar, and this really triggered a good deal of self-reflection in all of us. What I know from my personal observation and the dialogue with my colleagues: We are all working on applying the learnings and on integrating, with different degrees, the GTD methodology. Thanks again for a very valuable and ‘positively disruptive’ learning experience.Nicolas Zuercher
Thanks again for your valuable training and time given to us, I'm now on track and last weekend I felt the difference, I didn't have to spend time reading my emails, and all actions have been done on Sunday, just enjoyed my time with my family.Mona
This was probably the most useful training I've ever received. Thank you! I was away from work most of yesterday but been living through today, well, Getting Things Done, really! And raving about it all, getting colleagues and neighbours highly intrigued.Matthias Abraham
When I first heard about Getting Things Done I was a bit skeptical. As a senior leader of a large department with a global remit I thought that I already knew all I needed to know about ‘getting organized’. In many ways that was true, but after the first few hours of coaching it became clear that there was a lot that GTD could offer to raise my game, particularly in terms of helping me to stay focused on things that are important to me in my professional and personal life.Marion Horstmann
When I first moved into a complex international leadership role I started to feel more and more overwhelmed by trying to keep up with too many to-dos, large and small. Worse, I regularly lost track of things I had delegated to my team. When I was introduced to GTD it not only helped me regain a sense of control of what I’m doing, but also to be sure I am aware of all tasks I have asked someone else to handle. That clarity has allowed for proper follow-up with my team.
GTD turned out to be a “life-saver” for me professionally, and after using it consistently for the past five years I still feel it is one of the most effective techniques to achieve my personal and professional goals.
Many thanks for the seminar earlier in the week. I’ve done quite a few sales training days in the past and can honestly say this has had more of an impact on me than any other course. It was very insightful and though provoking. But most importantly, to be able to come away with simple and clear steps on how to improve the way I work going forward from today gives me a real buzz.
Looking forward to applying and developing what I’ve learned in the weeks and months ahead.
When I close this email and archive it I will have no email in my inbox for the first time in my 3 years with Husqvarna!!!
In 2014 I completed the Getting Things Done course offered by Next Action Associates through Siemens Learning Campus. I was already familiar with GTD through the book, but just reading the book was not enough to help me get the system fully integrated into my life.
What the seminar did was to help me identify - and change - my work habits so that I can consistently work more efficiently and effectively. A highlight for me: in one of the exercises in the seminar I was able to get my 2000+ e-mail backlog down to zero.
The best part about implementing GTD has been that I have finally gotten on top of the stress of always feeling like I was missing something. By getting everything out of my head and clearly sorted in one place I was able to significantly reduce my stress levels at work.
I’m still not perfect, but no matter how often I feel like I have fallen behind, I know that I am miles ahead of where I was a few years ago in staying organized and having a clear picture of my goals and actions.
I still struggle every day to make sure I keep up with all of my work, but I now have a systematic approach to get back on top of it all. GTD changed the way I work, and that has changed my life.
I highly recommend it for all of our colleagues. I’ve put many of my direct reports through the training and the common language and way of working has been a real help to us as a team.
I got my inbox to zero again this morning. What a great feeling! GTD is amazing if you stick with it and are patient with yourself.Gillian Saunders
I just wanted to get in touch with you and say thank you. Thank you for introducing me to GTD and the wonderful app, Nirvana. It has honestly changed my life in terms of how productive I am now. I can't quite get my head around how I managed my life before, or how anyone else, that doesn't use GTD, manages now!Angus Lowe
I am so glad that I got the chance to participate in your training last week. You really thrilled me, your stories and GTD inspired me. The training and exercise opened my eyes, made me realize that my private life needed more attention and that certain things went wrong in the past. You gave me new ideas on how to handle things in a different and more structured way. Little by Little I am implementing these new acquired ideas. Highly motivated and ready for action I started into the day on Thursday last week. On Friday my inbox was empty for the first time. I free my mind by sending emails to myself, by "parking" things temporarily in a different place. The lists we have created are very useful to me. And this is only the beginning... I am quite sure that with time I will manage things even better.Britt Schluter
I have had the pleasure to work with Next Action on two occasions.
The first occasion was my attendance at the Seminar “Getting Things Done Fundamentals”.
The seminar was delivered in a professional and enthusiastic way, and significantly helped me organizing and processing my tasks much more efficiently.
Since that training I have adopted the GTD methodology both on work and personal matters. The result is a much faster organization and execution of topics and, maybe even more importantly, better planning and less stress for myself.
I am sure that one of the main reasons I adopted GTD was because of the excellent training skills of Ed and his authentic passion he transmits to the participants.
I was so impressed by the outcome of the training for myself that I organised the same workshop for my management team.
Also on that second occasion I only heard positive feedback from my team on the training and its trainer.
The fact, having its own team adopt the same methodology on organising and tracking tasks, amplified my and my team members benefit of GTD further. I can thus fully recommend Next Action and the GTD training!Hannes Reuter