Maura Thomas is an award-winning productivity and time management speaker, author of two books, founder of Regain Your Time, and nationally recognized expert delivering her unique message that the key to productivity and effectiveness is attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and was invited by one of the largest publishers in the world to literally “write the book” on productivity (Personal Productivity Secrets was her first book.) Her work has appeared in hundreds of national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and the Huffington Post, to name a few.
Maura Thomas developed the acclaimed Empowered Productivity System, a process for successfully managing the details of life and work with less stress. She has delivered inspiring and motivational speeches and training to audiences both nationally and internationally for over a decade to clients such as the American Heart Association, Dell, Honeywell, and Old Navy.
Maura earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and has studied the field of productivity all over the world for more than two decades. She was awarded the 2015 Communication Achievement Award by Austin Toastmasters, joining the likes of Governor Ann Richards, Molly Ivins, and Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Her work has been featured in hundreds of national media outlets, and she is very active in her local community of Austin, Texas, where she has held volunteer leadership positions in a variety of different community organizations and charities. Maura was chosen from almost 7000 applicants to be a Climate Project speaker, and was personally trained on the subject by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore and his team of leading climate scientists. Maura offers pro-bono presentations quarterly to local nonprofits and donates a percentage to charity of all fees received.
Maura’s latest book is “Work Without Walls: An Executive’s Guide to Attention Management, Productivity, and the Future of Work“.