David Allen

  • World's Leading Authority on Personal and Organizational Productivity
  • Founder and CEO of the David Allen Company
  • International lecturer

Founder & CEO

“One of the world’s most influential thinkers” — Fast Company


David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and CEO of the David Allen Company. The David Allen Company is a productivity training and consulting company that provides services designed to increase performance, capacity and aligned execution. They count among their clients some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, including over 40% of Fortune 100 companies.

David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the “Top five executive coaches” in the United States, and as one of the "Top 100 thought leaders" by Leadership Magazine. Fast Company hailed David Allen "One of the world's most influential thinkers" in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.

David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (popularly known by the brand shorthand of GTD®), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it's publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages. TIME magazine heralded Getting Things Done as "The defining self-help business book of its time."

GTD has an international following of adopters in corporate enterprises, institutions and entrepreneurs. It has given rise to a thriving GTD industry of websites, blogs and software applications. Internet searches bring up tens of millions of references. David Allen is a rarity in the Twitter world, as one of the few non-celebrities with over a million followers hanging on his informative wit and inspiration. PC Magazine noted him as one of the “Top One Hundred to Follow” on Twitter.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Culture, Peak Performance, Stress Management, Time Management

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $30,000 - $50,000

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David Allen Productivity Speaker

Founder & CEO

“One of the world’s most influential thinkers” — Fast Company


David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and CEO of the David Allen Company. The David Allen Company is a productivity training and consulting company that provides services designed to increase performance, capacity and aligned execution. They count among their clients some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, including over 40% of Fortune 100 companies.

David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the “Top five executive coaches” in the United States, and as one of the "Top 100 thought leaders" by Leadership Magazine. Fast Company hailed David Allen "One of the world's most influential thinkers" in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.

David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (popularly known by the brand shorthand of GTD®), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it's publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages. TIME magazine heralded Getting Things Done as "The defining self-help business book of its time."

GTD has an international following of adopters in corporate enterprises, institutions and entrepreneurs. It has given rise to a thriving GTD industry of websites, blogs and software applications. Internet searches bring up tens of millions of references. David Allen is a rarity in the Twitter world, as one of the few non-celebrities with over a million followers hanging on his informative wit and inspiration. PC Magazine noted him as one of the “Top One Hundred to Follow” on Twitter.

To book Productivity and Peak Performance speaker David Allen call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Creating Order Out of Chaos - Staying Afloat in a World of Too Much to Do

Getting Projects Off Your Mind and Moving - Why Natural Planning is Not Normal

Mastering the Art of Work

What's On Your Mind? How to Stop Unproductive Thinking and Get Things Done

Leveraging Focus and Vision - Harnessing the Power of Imagery in Life and Work

Ready for Anything

The Five Keys to Mastering Workflow

Managing Commitments- the Key to Relaxed Control

Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Making Change Stick-the Two Magic Ingredients

The Zen of In-Basket Maintenance

Security Forces Squadron Commander U.S. Air Force

"I wanted to say how overjoyed I am at your book, Getting Things Done, and the changes it's allowed me to make. I've used this information and snippets from your website in my occupation as a United States Air Force squadron commander (currently running an organization of 550). No longer does a day full of meetings make me dread spending long hours in the night to catch up on what I missed, and therefore get home after the kids are in bed. I am very excited and thankful at what I've discovered and what you've given out."

Senior Director, Pricing, Contract Operations and Reimbursement Novo Nordisk

"Your wit, personal style and engagement with the Strategic Business Development Department here at Novo Nordisk was received better than any other speaker we have seen! The information that was shared on the GTD system was immediately applicable for everyone and provided some real practical value to the work-life balance effort that is ongoing here. Your contribution in helping us get things done is much appreciated!"

Partner Resources Manager Starbucks Coffee Company

"I got so much out of your workshop and even though I read David’s book, it helped drive my learning and practical application of the system and Outlook to a whole new level"
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