Laura Stack

Laura Stack

  • America’s productivity expert
  • Former president of National Speakers Association
  • Expert on productivity execution strategies

Travels from Denver, Colorado

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Laura Stack is America’s Premier Expert in Productivity™. For over 20 years, her seminars and speeches have helped professionals, leaders, and teams accelerate individual and team performance, execute efficiently, and improve output in the workplace. Her company, The Productivity Pro, Inc., provides productivity workshops around the globe to help attendees achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. Laura was the 2011-2012 president of the National Speakers Association.

Laura presents over 80 practical, high-energy keynotes and seminars each year on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today’s workplaces. She is one of a handful of professional speakers whose business focuses solely on personal productivity topics.  Laura is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to improve workplace performance. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation given by the National Speakers Association.

Laura is the author of five bestselling productivity books published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler, most recently What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do. Her newest work, Execution IS the Strategy, hits bookstores in spring 2014. Laura’s books have been published in more than 20 foreign editions, and she is a featured columnist for Success magazine. She has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Forbes magazine.  Laura has been a spokesperson for Microsoft, 3M, Skillsoft, Office Depot, Day-Timer, and Xerox.


What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do

Leaders are so overwhelmed trying to balance the day-to-day operational responsibilities of their jobs, as well as find time to work with their teams and think about strategic initiatives, they struggle with time management and life balance. It’s not uncommon for leaders to spend 80 hours a week in the office any more. Enter productivity. If you can figure out how to be more efficient, more organized, and better focused, you can get greater results in less time and get out of the office earlier and home to the people and life you love. There is no need to sacrifice your personal life on the altar of your career when you are productive.

Workflow Mastery: Organize Your Time, Tasks, and Inbox

Laura Stack is better at workflow than 99.9999% of people in the world and is the skill that truly sets her apart from all productivity experts. It requires mastery of email handling, planning, scheduling, project, time, and task management, prioritization, and organization. Workflow is the “secret sauce” that separates ordinary performers from the extraordinary. Having these skills will set you apart from the rest. Your team will function at optimal levels with everyone using the same system. Laura’s method is bulletproof. Nothing falls through the cracks. Deadlines aren’t missed. Pending items are always resolved. Loops are closed. There is no re-reading, re-thinking, reprocessing. Inboxes are empty, and multiple to-do lists are integrated into a single, consolidated system. You’ll sleep well at night, knowing that everything is under control, and you’re on top of everything. Your life will never be the same. Guaranteed.

SUPERCOMPETENT®:  The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best

Based on Laura’s business book of the same title, emerging leaders and high potentials will learn how to achieve peak performance in the workplace. In this competitive economy, just being able to do your job is no longer enough. Competence is expected; you’ve got to be Super Competent to get an edge. Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, a team leader, or all of the above, Super Competent will give you proven methods to reach your and your team’s maximum potential and achieve breakthrough results. You’ll get to your productive best by mastering six keys to peak performance.

The Seven Daily Habits of Highly Profitable Salespeople

What separates an average salesperson from a high-performing salesperson? They spend more time on activities that produce sales and less time on those that don’t. Simple concept? Yes, but difficult to implement in reality, because most traditional sales training doesn’t focus on productivity, and “old school” time management techniques have little application for the salesperson. In this session, you’ll learn “real world”

Available concurrent sessions:

Attack of the Productivity Suckers: What Sucks the Productivity Out Of You

Become an Email Cracker-Jack: Mastering Microsoft Outlook

At the CORE of Your CULTURE: Team Building That Takes Performance to the Next Level

Retooling Time: Maximizing Our Most Common Denominator




“Laura is even better in person than she sounds in all her books, which is hard to imagine. Watching Laura work with our sales organization, and seeing the immediate impact she had, was overwhelming. Our top sales performers asked, ‘When can we have her back?’ Her processes and approaches to maximizing your productivity are tangible and easy to implement.” Laurie McDonald, Director, Sales Effectiveness, Kronos Incorporated

“Laura is a dynamic and enthusiastic presenter. Attendees can feel her passion when she speaks. She offers creative ideas for getting things done. I know I have become more productive in the workplace due to Laura’s insightful, time-saving suggestions. She is an incredible resource who can help people be more productive not only at work, but also at home, leading to a greater work/life balance. It was a true pleasure to witness her skills in action once again.” Sheri Caldwell, Ohio SHRM

“I want to thank you! You really delivered what, to us, was an unbelievably compelling, informative, and powerful keynote. I am so pleased that you were able to come to P&G and share your wisdom.” Amy E. Hagner, Delivery Leader, The Procter & Gamble Company

“Thank you for speaking to our top leaders at Westar Energy. You were outstanding! Our leaders had some excellent and actionable items that they can add to their Capability Bucket and directly apply on the job.” Doug Sterbenz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Westar Energy.

“I am writing to thank you for the great learning experience you provided to me and over 320 leaders in my region. You have been the buzz since our meeting. Over 80% of our TMs rated you and the topic a 5, and the average score was a 4.7!” Lucia DiNapoli Gibbons, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo.