"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"
-Kevin Jonell, Partner Resources Manager
Starbucks Coffee Company
"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!"
-Thom Schoenwaelde, Senior Director, Pricing, Contract Operations and Reimbursement
"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."
-Nik Chapapas, Security Forces Squadron Commander
U.S. Air Force
"I have a huge interest in organization and management writings. I am a fan of Drucker, Hobbs, Covey, and others and now and especially you. You tied everything together. Drucker identified the problems but made the solution too difficult. Hobbs and Covey identified the "high altitude" and "runway" items, but left out the middle to tie them together. And the simple, blindingly obvious solution: PROJECTS!!!! Who coulda thunk it?!?!?!?!?!????"
-Dwight C. Carr, Major
"After using your 'Getting Things Done' method for about one year, I am happy to report that I am a much more effective executive and, more importantly, a much happier man. My 'system' has become a natural extension of my self-management allowing me to confidently (and calmly!) manage and complete tasks, projects and goals— from the "60,000 FT Level to the Runway." Thanks for your invaluable approach."
-Mark Ippolito, CEO & President
MatchLight Software, Inc.
"General Mills is a big believer in building great talent as the ultimate source of competitive advantage. GTD has been extraordinarily useful in giving our talent new ways to grow our business as well as increase personal effectiveness and engagement."
-Kevin D. Wilde, VP Organization Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer
General Mills, Inc.
"My work is to assist business executives and MBA students alike to think in visionary and strategic terms. How to link that with day-to-day action? David Allen's approach to getting things done has provided me with a far reaching solution. In fact, his approach reminds me of the saying among engineers: For a solution to be good it must be effective and efficient. If on top of that it is simple, then the solution is excellent. It is my belief that through disciplined application of David Allen's approach, any strategist's performance would be heightened by becoming an expert in making things happen."
-Arturo Bencosme, Ph.D, Professor of Strategic Management
Institute for Advanced Administration Studies
"GTD saved my life. I’ve been an academic for 13 years and was lost as to how to track projects and staff in my new position as president of MCIC. GTD saved my life."
-Virginia Carlson, President
"The Getting Things Done training was very beneficial to our company because it really gave us an achievable, yet revolutionary, way of looking at our workload. Our team has greatly benefited from the peace of mind achieved when knowing that everything is written down in its place. Because we have peace of mind, we are more productive, and a lot less stressed out about what is floating around in our head. It was amazing to realize how much of an impact your subconscious could have! The seminar also taught us to think about the action steps that will need to take place in order to complete a job. This makes the project a lot less overwhelming. Focusing on the "next step" and using a systematic approach to break down the work into baby steps helps by making it all seem manageable - less intimidating. And, the system is something we could start using immediately."
-Allyn Elleman, People Development
"I read your book and I wanted to share with you the incredible change it has made to my career. Since picking it up at a JFK airport bookstore during a business trip, I have implemented many of the techniques and I have developed 'trust' in my system to keep me on top of things. Not only has my career been taking-off - I have been offered a major new responsibility, but most amazingly I've found that I am a much more relaxed and pleasant father and husband at home -- maybe not that surprising given how much less I worry, and how much more in control I am. Absolutely fantastic book. You have altered my life. I just finished the book this week and am already re-reading to make sure I got everything."
-Richard Gustafson, Senior Director, Japan Business Development
Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.
"The power of releasing the self 'demons' of stress and guilt with meeting commitments to myself and others through the organization of my thoughts and actions."
-Mike Wallace, Director
Pfizer Animal Health
"I have used every calendar/project/work binder there is over the past 25 years. The GTD Coordinator is the best one I have used. It is so easily adaptable to your own work habits."
-Pam Saucier, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President
Merrimack Valley Hospice