Increase Productivity & Time Management Skills with Time Management Executive Coaching from McKinnon & Company
Time Management is a serious issue these days, especially because today’s business environment is changing rapidly and fundamentally and requires the executive development skills to keep pace. Leaders face unprecedented domestic and global challenges from new technologies, global competition, increased market segmentation, specialization and massive industrial restructuring. Not only that, the pace of these changes is unprecedented in history. Time Management Executive Coaching focused on increasing personal productivity and improving time management skills, provides leaders with the knowledge and tools to reshape their organization and manage these complex changes to achieve and retain competitive advantage in the next millennium.
Overview of McKinnon & Company, Time Management Executive Coaching
McKinnon & Company, located north of Boston, Massachusetts, is a WBENC Certified Woman’s Business Enterprise dedicated to helping executives, professionals and business owners reduce the chaos, boost their energy and effectiveness and explode their productivity. We work with individuals and companies to manage organizational change, achieve more success and increase personal productivity and organizational performance by changing the way they spend their time.
Beginning with the individual executive and manager, the Executive Coaching Services provided by McKinnon & Company are designed to help executives and business owners achieve their full leadership potential by improving personal time management skills and increasing personal productivity to improve their personal and managerial effectiveness.
Our goal is to help companies and individuals utilize time management executive coaching as a strategic and tactical tool to enhance individual performance in order to improve corporate profitability and to improve personal performance. We help executives and business owners:
- Become more aware of how they spend their time and the choices they make with their time during the course of a work day;
- Learn new ways of thinking, to assess their “internal and external” landscape;
- Improve their focus;
- Reduces stress, boost their energy and overall wellness;
- Develop time management systems to communicate and achieve goals;
- Learn innovative time management techniques to improve productivity;
- Use proven time management strategies to manage their highest priorities and work flow;
- Accomplish better results with their time to achieve a personal and competitive advantage.
McKinnon & Company was founded in 1992 by Kathryn McKinnon, a former Fortune 500 marketing executive, innovation management consultant, Harvard Business School Officer in the Executive Education and MBA Career Management Services Divisions, and teacher of the Career Management Seminar at Harvard Business School. For two decades, McKinnon & Company has developed and delivered executive coaching programs and worked with hundreds of executives and business owners. We have the competence and credibility to challenge and work with senior general managers and functional line executives. Above all, in working with individuals and teams, we share a commitment to using Executive Coaching as a vehicle for personal as well as corporate change and renewal.
Time Management Executive Coaching Products and Services
We offer Time Management Executive Coaching/Mentoring and Group Coaching tailored to individual and company needs. We teach clients the inner tools and strategies to stay organized and focused on their highest priorities. Clients learn to develop a mindset for success to keep things on track, increase their productivity and to achieve personal and professional goals.
Executive Coaching Client Testimonials
Christine Paul Tetrault, Leadership Development HR, Career Management, Executive Coaching, Harvard Business School: “Kathryn’s strategies are delivered concisely, are easy to digest and actionable. A good use of your time to get back time of your own!”
Judith Leary, Founder & President|IdentityForce: “Kathryn helped me become mindful of my priorities and helped me organize my time in a way that fit my style. She taught me systems and tools that worked for me. The biggest thing I learned from Kathryn is that it’s impossible to control everything and be happy. Now I realize I can’t change the past but I can control what I think and feel and how I spend my time. I also learned it’s not about how hard you work, but how smart you work. I’ve learned not to take on so much and to take charge of my time. I’m learning to protect my boundaries, to tell others what I need from them and to ask for help. Coaching helped me see what I’m capable of. I’m finally happy and I understand myself better. This has been a great experience for me. Kathryn is not only a great coach she’s also become a friend.“
Kit Colbert, VP & CTO Cloud Platform, VMware: “I worked with Kathryn to optimize how I spend my time and to focus on getting the high priority tasks done while at the same time leaving time for a healthy work/life balance. This coaching process has been worth the time spent practicing all the things we talked about. I had a lot of these things in my head but Kathryn provided me with the systems and tools to improve my time management skills to gain 2 hours of productive time each day. It’s been very helpful to make it more formal. Now I’m making these processes and best practices my own, so I can actually live them.“
Jakub Kucharzyk, Associate, Nixon Peabody, LLC: “Coaching with Kathryn gave me practical tools to add structure to my day for accomplishing important projects, managing email and phone calls. Kathryn taught me strategies for setting realistic goals, communicating effectively and setting time aside to manage distractions. She showed me solutions for using my commuting time more effectively too. This helps me get my day off to a good start so I can spend time on my top priorities.”
Executive Director, Harvard Business School: “The team is doing fabulously well. Their progress exceeded my expectations (and theirs as well); I couldn’t be more pleased! Their dedication to the process was impressive. I know it wasn’t easy, but they pushed through. Thank you for all you did to make it possible.”
Whit Collier, Associate Director, Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley: “You were instrumental in helping me in so many ways over the past couple of years, changing habits and patterns, prioritizing how I spend my time and appreciating what I have and who I am. You gave me insights and perspectives that are invaluable and that I couldn’t have learned on my own. Thank you!”
Mark Lynch, Vehicle & Transportation Specialist, Ford Motor Company: “Kathryn provided me with crystal clear direction for time management, communication and positive thinking…I felt inspired by our conversations. Kathryn provided clarity and focus at every level. Please consider Kathryn as someone who can be your time management coach or provide you with a focused plan, regardless of your situation.”
John Korzec, Development Manager, New York Life Insurance Company: “Kathryn is one of the most positive and helpful persons I have ever met. Take advantage of her coaching as soon as possible!”
Jill Beck, Legal Recruiter, National Partner Search, LLC: “I have known Kathryn for many years, as a friend and as a coach. I always find that her passion for helping and guiding permeate our discussions no matter what the context. In addition, she possesses an intuitive sense that enlightens and an intellect that informs no matter what our discussion. I always leave an interaction with Kathryn with a better sense of direction and with a sense of peace. I highly recommend Kathryn as a coach!“
Karen Dempsey Carney, Owner, Alliance Relocation/Home Loan: “It’s been a long time since I felt a lot of chaos in my life…It was you who helped me to the other side. Thank you!”
“I came to Kathryn when I was anxious about assuming new work responsibilities and needed to build confidence, strengthen my voice and polish some personal skills. Our sessions were tailor made for me and helped me identify, evaluate and understand my stumbling blocks. Kathryn’s intuition, guidance and mentoring changed me, changed my life. I discovered more about myself in sessions with Kathryn than I ever thought possible. She helped me move forward through every step of the process and gently guided me to the place I want to be.” Board Chairwoman, Private School Board
“I liked the fact that the coaching was personalized. It was tailored to my issues and goals. And it wasn’t just about my time either. It also encompassed things like my nutrition, time for self, what I need to do to change the way I spend my time while addressing each issue and setting goals throughout the coaching.” Coaching Client
“Kathryn has the ability to cut through whatever clutter may be impeding you, allowing you to see how to simply move forward. She is straightforward and kind and is unlike anyone else I know.” Coaching Client
Speaking and Time Management Executive Coaching Training Programs
We offer live and online training, webinars, teleseminars, podcasts and time management executive coaching programs with a focus on experiential learning. We incorporate experiential exercises, implementation guides, workbooks and products tailored to clients’ needs to improve personal productivity and time management skills based on our proven time management strategies and expertise.
Tailored Time Management Programs focus on assisting clients with developing time management skills to eliminate the internal chaos, boost energy and save time to increase personal productivity and enhance business performance.
Time Management Training Program Testimonials
Christine Paul Tetreault, Alumni Relations, Career & Professional Development, Harvard Business School “Kathryn McKinnon, author of Triple Your Time Today: 10 Proven Time Management Strategies to Create and Save More Time! presented a webinar to HBS Alumni sharing an overview of her strategies. She asks us to examine time from a different perspective, reflecting upon purpose, passion and the value of our time from a holistic perspective. Kathryn submits time management is a learned skill that we can and must develop if we want to be more effective in our work, family and personal lives. She uses client case studies and stories to demonstrate useful, tactical examples of how to systemize, leverage, simplify and become more mindful of how we spend our time. Kathryn’s strategies are delivered concisely, are easy to digest and actionable. A good use of your time to get back time of your own!
Jessica Driscoll, Senior HR Generalist, Public Broadcasting Service/PBS “Kathryn is amazing. She did a great job developing and delivering a one-day time management seminar for PBS. I liked the fact that we worked together so well to integrate all her knowledge, services and expertise to really customize the program for PBS. The time tracking was interesting and useful. The cost benefit analysis worked well too. The Best Practices offered practical tips and tools for making our time more effective. It was a seminar for the personal and professional side of life. Those are the things that I think are really amazing and wonderful about this program. We will keep moving forward in this relationship with Kathryn.”
Sarah Kotva, Vice President at Fieldwork, Inc. “Kathryn McKinnon presented to our group to help us explore ways we could better manage our time. Kathryn provided very helpful workbooks and examples of time and stress management exercises that anyone can implement into their day.”
Mary McCormick-Gendzel, Registered Nurse, Mass General Hospital, Presidential Advisory, NEC INS “Kathryn McKinnon presented “Triple Your Time Today for Nurses” as a part of the New England Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society’s celebration of IV Nurses Day. The one-hour presentation was a content-driven program based on her best-selling book on Amazon, Triple Your Time Today: 10 Proven Time Management Strategies to Help You Create and Save More Time!
The Program was well timed and tailored specifically for our group. It was filled with practical advice, case studies, useful tips on helping us improve our productivity, and strategies for busy professionals to help us become more mindful about how to slow down and gain more time. She even incorporated some group activities that helped reinforce the learning. Everyone thought it was great. These are just some of the numerous positive comments the nurses shared with us after Kathryn finished presenting her Program: “Loved it!” “Fabulous,” “It was the best presentation I’ve ever attended,” “It really made me think about how I spend my time and what I can do differently. I highly recommend Kathryn’s book and this program. Thank you Kathryn!”
Cyndy Chapin Levesque, Employment Specialist -Job Developer – Employer Engagement – Job Readiness – Certificate Training Programs, Asian American Civic Association “Kathryn was able to provide a quality presentation to our staff. After doing in depth research regarding the time management needs of our staff Kathryn put together an informative and interesting time management training. She provided information to move us forward to reach our goals and provided us with tools to keep moving forward and become better at achieving our time management goals.”
Time Management Training Participant Comments:
“The most beneficial aspect of this training was being able to put my time management struggles and goals in writing and how Kathryn guided us through the different steps to get to a plan of action. I also liked the real-life stories about her clients and the take-away from each.”
”I liked the flexible solutions to everyday issues, both personal and professional.”
”I liked the fact that the seminar was personalized. The whole session was tailored to my issues and goals. And it wasn’t just about my time either. It also encompassed things like my nutrition, time for self, what I need to do to change the way I spend my time while addressing each issue and setting goals throughout the seminar.”
”Even though it was a group setting, Kathryn was able to tailor the seminar to the specific time management challenges and goals of each person. I also liked the interaction, splitting up into small groups and sharing ideas with partners. Attending this seminar definitely improved my time management skills.”
Best Selling Time Management Book
Triple Your Time Today! 10 Proven Time Management Strategies to Create & Save More Time
Authored by Kathryn McKinnon, this bestseller in its category on Amazon reveals productivity tips, client success stories and proven time management strategies to create and save more time. Available in paperback and as a Kindle
Triple Your Time Today! is available to compliment time management executive coaching and training programs and as a premium or promotional item to enhance corporate marketing initiatives.
Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Utilize Triple Your Time Today! as part of a time management executive coaching or management training program, as a customer gift or premium, as part of an advertising promotion, or order the book in bulk quantities for employees or customers. Contact McKinnon & Company at Support @Kathryn-McKinnon.com if you’re interested in sponsorship or advertising opportunities.
Description of McKinnon & Company Time Management Executive Coaching Packages
McKinnon & Company brings over 30 years of leadership, corporate management and training experience to our valued clients. Our leadership and management process helps emphasize the unique potential of each client and provides a structure and process for their development. Each client will gain insight so they can see how their own preconditioning, perceptions, beliefs and assumptions can get in the way of understanding themselves, the choices they make with their time and the people they lead or work with.
Our Process promotes personal discovery and innovative approaches to solving problems. To facilitate this understanding, a significant part of our work helps to introduce self-awareness, feedback, action planning, action learning and follow-up to regular work life. It is about moving clients and teams into behaviors that help them change the way they spend their time to thrive in both their career and business. To do this, we’ve created a number of options to fit every level of need and budget.
Clients choose the level of service they want with us. We offer options from highly customized, personal, weekly one-on-one sessions to monthly tailored meetings via telephone or Skype and options in between. The amount of time and level of customization depends upon each client’s need and budget. The most important issue is whether there’s a good fit between what the client wants and what we can provide.
We begin by offering a free introductory coaching call to determine the key time management issue, some steps for solving the issue and to determine if the client’s needs fit with our process and approach. Here are some suggested levels of Coaching Service we provide:
Platinum Level Executive Coaching
Customized Executive Coaching for Senior Executives and Business Owners Delivered In-Person
This level of Executive Coaching is for top achievers who want to accelerate their success even further. This level of coaching is highly customized with face-to face meetings and is usually tied to the company’s strategic initiatives, succession planning and/or retention strategies. We meet with both company representatives and the individual being coached to determine the desired outcomes for the time management executive coaching, set out the scope of work and put performance metrics in place.
This level of Executive Coaching may include:
- Two in-person meetings with company representatives where we set out the goals for the coaching, scope of work and how we are going to measure the progress achieved.
- Interim reports.
- In-person meetings with the individual being coached.
- Face-to-face interviews with colleagues and/or direct reports.
- Job shadowing for a full day.
- Identifying key productivity issues and needs and establishing specific and measurable goals.
- Creating a customized Development Plan tied to the client’s coaching issues and goals.
- Developing an ongoing Customized Process including the development of needs assessments, content of session meetings and lessons, worksheets, exercises, mp3s and all coaching learning materials customized to address the client’s needs and goals.
- Weekly one-hour Executive Coaching sessions for a minimum of six months.
- Initial, mid-term and final Assessments to review progress achieved.
- Email support.
Gold Level Executive Coaching
Tailored Executive Coaching for Senior Executives and Business Owners Delivered In-Person and by Telephone
This level of Executive Coaching can be viewed as a bonus and a sign of significant recognition and is tied to the organization’s retention strategies. In other cases it can be remedial. It may focus on enhancing leadership performance and flexibility or personal time management and productivity effectiveness to help manage change, manage stress, improve communication and work relationships and to achieve better work life balance. The Executive Coach may work in conjunction with Human Resources or other senior executives and the client. Meetings can be a combination of in-person and telephone or Skype.
This level of Executive Coaching may include:
- Telephone meetings with corporate representative(s) to establish the goals, desired outcomes for the time management executive coaching and reporting requirements.
- An initial telephone coaching session with the client to identify key issues and needs and establish specific and measurable goals.
- A combination of in-person and telephone meetings with the individual being coached.
- Telephone interviews with colleagues/direct reports.
- Creating a Tailored Development Plan tied to the client’s coaching issues and goals.
- Developing an ongoing Tailored Process including the development of needs assessments, content of session meetings and lessons, worksheets, exercises, mp3s and all coaching learning materials tailored to address the client’s needs and goals.
- One-hour Personal Executive Coaching sessions three times monthly for a minimum of six months
- Initial Assessment and final review of progress achieved.
- Email support as needed.
Silver Level Executive Coaching
Tailored Executive Coaching for Senior Executives and Business Owners delivered by Telephone
This level of Executive Coaching may be initiated by the individual or by the client’s organization and the engagement involves only the client being coached. Goals may vary but often they revolve around personal time management and productivity skill development, achieving balance, handling stress and overwhelm, setting personal boundaries, developing communication strategies, managing relationships, or maneuvering corporate change.
This level of Executive Coaching may include:
- An initial telephone coaching session with the client to identify key issues and needs as well as specific and measurable goals for the time management executive coaching sessions.
- Telephone meetings with the client being coached.
- Creating a Tailored Development Plan tied to the coaching issues and goals.
- Developing an ongoing Tailored Process including the development of needs assessments, content of session meetings, worksheets, exercises, mp3s and all coaching learning materials tailored to address the client’s needs and goals.
- One-hour Executive coaching meetings twice monthly for a minimum of 6 months.
- Initial Assessment and final review of progress achieved.
- Optional Email support.
Group Executive Coaching
We offer Group Coaching for executives or managerial teams. The intent is to give executives and managers an opportunity to learn from each other within a small group setting and work with a trusted mentor who can guide the group to improve time management and productivity skills through time management executive coaching and help keep them accountable to company or individual goals and objectives. Coaching can be delivered in person, by tele-seminar or webinar.
This level of coaching may include:
- Needs Assessment
- Content design and development
- All course materials
- Monthly group coaching meetings
Time Management Executive Coaching Seminars
We offer Time Management Executive Coaching and Productivity Seminars, Workshops and Webinars specifically designed to improve time management skills and productivity in a company setting. Our seminars are designed to promote long-term change and retention of new information and behaviors for companies that want to improve employee engagement, time management skills, productivity and wellness.
We highly recommend adding at least one or more individual or group coaching sessions to any Executive Coaching Seminar. This will ensure participants begin the process of incorporating the course material into their daily routine, establishing objectives for personal behavioral change and ultimately incorporating the learning into their Personal Development Plan.
We deliver Executive Coaching Seminars in person, by tele-seminar or webinar. This allows participants to address any concerns or issues they have as they implement their personal development plan.
This level of coaching may include:
- One facilitator
- Needs Assessment
- Course design and development
- All course materials
- Follow-up Group Coaching
- The timing and frequency of client seminars is tailored to client needs
McKinnon & Company’s Time Management Executive Coaching Experience
McKinnon & Company has developed a successful track record over 20 years in a variety of learning situations with individual executives and organizations.
- Harvard Business School. McKinnon & Company has coached hundreds of MBAs and HBS alumni over the years. We developed and taught the popular Career Management Seminar for HBS Alumni over a period of 6 years. McKinnon & Company has extensive experience working with HBS Alumni and is an executive coach for HBS senior staff and an executive alumni coach through the Harvard Business School Office of Alumni Career & Professional Development.
- McKinnon & Company delivered a time management executive coaching webinar to 375 Harvard Business School Alumni in February 2013 focusing on 10 Time Management Strategies to Triple Your Time Today, and based on content from Kathryn McKinnon’s best selling book in its category on Amazon, Triple Your Time Today!
- Corporate Clients. Working in partnership with the Center for Executive Development, McKinnon & Company served as primary lead and sales generator for this leader in the forefront of customized executive education programs to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. We also assisted in the development and delivery of customized programs to corporations including Bristol Myers Squibb, Chase Manhattan Bank, Price Waterhouse and Sterling Winthrop.
- Working with IDEASCOPE Associates, Kathryn McKinnon developed and facilitated Training Programs for a number of Fortune 500 Companies focusing on innovation management, strategic innovation and new product development. The work involved conducting research interviews, leading teams of clients to reposition products and create brand franchise extension concepts for implementation. Clients included: PepsiCo, M&M Mars, Dr. Scholl’s Foot Care, Clorox Company, Welch Foods, Quaker Oats and Kraft Foods.
- Trade Associations. McKinnon & Company delivered customized Time Management Executive Coaching Seminars to the New England Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society, the Rhode Island Chapter of the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) and the National Sporting Goods Association.
- Executives. McKinnon & Company has worked with hundreds of executives, managers, professionals and business owners over the past 20 years helping them create greater levels of personal and professional success, to increase their productivity, improve their time management skills and achieve order out of chaos with their life, career and their time.
- Peak Potentials Worldwide Training Organization. In partnership with T. Harv Eker’s Peak Potentials Worldwide Training Company, McKinnon & Company delivered a Time Management Executive Coaching Training Seminar to millionaire entrepreneurs who are members of the Peak Potentials MasterMind Group, followed by a Time Management Training Seminar to Peak Potentials Executive Coaches.
How we Helped Clients with Time Management Executive Coaching
The Partner of an Investment Bank was facing a variety of personal issues that were affecting his performance at work. He was overwhelmed by a sense of irrational fear, and wasn’t able to sleep due to repeated nightmares. He held deep-seated feelings of resentment toward colleagues and was addicted to negative thoughts and feelings. He was frustrated by his failed attempts to control the future. He felt responsible for his family’s happiness and was so consumed by work, that he never took time for himself. During the process of implementing time management executive coaching, we worked with him to change his mindset, to let go of things beyond his control that he couldn’t change and to develop an action plan with measurable goals to make better choices with his time and to change the things that were within his sphere of influence. We helped him relieve his stress and resulting fears and to let go of his feelings of guilt so he could take more time for his needs and create a better balance between his work and his personal life. He now experiences more success at work, better relationships with his family and colleagues and greater control over his time.
A Human Resources Manager came to McKinnon & Company unable to focus on her work. She was under enormous stress from her job and was emotionally paralyzed by a diagnosis of cancer even though the prognosis was excellent. We worked to help this manager focus on the more positive aspects of her life and helped her transform her attitude and her life. During her time management executive coaching sessions, she learned new strategies to use her time to shift her focus, create positive intentions and to focus on one day at a time. Her health improved dramatically and so did her level of stress. She remains caner-free and leads a healthy, productive life working in a job she enjoys.
A Marketing Consultant and Business Owner was unable to set realistic goals and was focused on too many priorities and unproductive activities that produced minimal results. With our Triple Your Time today proprietary time management executive coaching system, we showed her how to put some simple systems in place to help her do the right things at the right times. She learned how to focus on her goals and concentrate on what she wanted to accomplish. Her stress diminished as she learned how to keep track of her time, set priorities for her personal and professional life, and use marketing systems to leverage her time and improve her business results.
An Investment Management Executive needed to take an important exam for certification in her industry. Her workload and other priorities were not making it easy to find the time to study for the exam. Furthermore, she failed the exam once and found the information difficult to learn. We worked with her to determine her predominant learning style. During the time management executive coaching sessions, she started to apply her unique learning style to the task. The result was that she easily absorbed the material and quickly passed the exam. This made a profound difference to her career. She was promoted to a new assignment and is moving up steadily within the company.
The Owner and Operator of a Real Estate Business was dealing with too many personal distractions and had taken her focus off her business. She was living in a state of constant stress and overwhelm and her life was in chaos. As a result, her business performance was suffering. We helped her claim back her life. We taught her a time management executive coaching process to successfully regain mental clarity, shift her focus and reduce her stress to get her personal and professional life back on track. The following year was her most prosperous year ever, despite a downturn in the real estate market and the economy.
A University Faculty Member sought help in developing better personal and professional boundaries. With our Time Management Executive Coaching Signature System, we showed her how to respect her own time. She learned how to successfully set ground rules for her time with others, improve communication skills and create better work life balance to make more time for her needs.
Ready to Get started? Contact us at support@Kathryn-McKinnon.com for your first complimentary Executive Coaching Time Recovery Session and to discuss how we can help you or your team change the way you spend your time so you can lead a more productive, balanced life.
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