Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®
The Inefficiency Assassin™ | Productivity Consultant | Time Management Fixer
Your involvement in a franchise means you have passion and drive that are unique to the business world. Helene’s passion is outfitting you and your team with the transformational time management tools that allow you to achieve even more. The discovery process Helene utilizes provides her an understanding of the broader scope of your culture, mission and goals as well as the detailed joys and challenges you face on a daily basis. Armed with this vital knowledge, she crafts sessions that resonate with franchisee audiences and reveal easy-to-implement, actionable next steps on the path to continued success.
Helene Segura’s Speaker Demo
Time management Fixer, Helene Segura, delivers thought-provoking, yet entertaining time management keynotes and seminars that give busy professionals the powerful strategies and tactics they need to slash lost time. By improving efficiency, she helps companies lower employee stress levels, decrease absenteeism, improve retention, and increase profits.
The author of four books – two of which were Amazon bestsellers – Helene has been the featured organizational expert in more than 200 media interviews including publications such as US News and World Report and Money Magazine, as well as on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates. Helene’s third book, The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer (New World Library) is a productivity manual for thousands around the world. Her fourth book, The Great Escape: A Vacation Planner for Busy People Who Want to Take a Real Break from Work & Life, allows folks to experience a productivity recharge without leaving their colleagues in a bind.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, a former soccer player for Texas A&M, and an avid world traveler, her wide variety of life experiences and exposure to cultures around the world allow her to offer unique insight and assistance to her audiences and clients.
Partial Client List:
- Aimbridge Hospitality
- Commercial Fueling Network
- Dress for Success
- Education Service Center (ESC)
- Edward Jones
- Florida Municipal Power Authority
- Freeman Co.
- Goodwill Industries International
- Gross McGinley, LLP
- IBM Think Academy
- Institute for Management Studies
- Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
- Lakeshore Public Media PBS
- Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance
- Northwestern Mutual
- Orangetheory Fitness
- Plymouth Rock Assurance
- ReMax North
- Rubbish Works
- School Health Corporation
- Texas Healthcare Trustees
- Texas Hospital Association
- The Filta Group
- Welcome Services International
“I was completely blown away. The people who were sitting at my table were equally impressed with the way Helene was able to customize her presentation to everyone there and keep everyone engaged.”
“I met you at the Directors of Operations Summit that Topgolf had in the fall. I’m having a Marketing Summit in February and they had heard such wonderful things about you that they would love to have you at their summit. Can you help us?”
“We brought Helene Segura in as a guest expert for an inaugural education and donation drive. Our three day event included live television, radio remotes, video spots and community seminars. She also conducted a lunch-and-learn with our staff on prioritizing tasks and schedules. Helene appealed to all audiences and ‘performed’ flawlessly.”
“I contracted Helene Segura to present a Time Management workshop to real estate agents at ReMax North. After all, if we’re going to pull our agents in from the field, the program we provide needs to be worth it....Her tips are easy to understand, so they are more likely to get implemented right away.”
“Thanks so much for your participation with our conference. It was a huge hit!”
"I have had the pleasure of watching and observing Helene for 2 straight days. She has sustained energy throughout the whole day; walks around and stops at the tables to engage them and get them to actually apply, right then and there, her strategies....and she continually does this the entire day...not just once per table; adds humor to her presentation; is very aware of staying on time and keeps everyone on track; does NOT try to rush in the afternoon to leave early; enjoys answering questions from attendees after the day is done...instead of running out the door in front of attendees while saying she has to catch a plane; works hard all day to make sure all of the attendees are very happy they came. I will bring her back now that I know who she is and how she works. I think she is wonderful! Whoever found her did a fabulous job."
Losing time to interruptions is frustrating – and costly. Whether your interruptions occur from desk drop-bys, instant messaging, pestering phone calls or non-stop emails, they can prevent you from checking off items on your to-do list. Discover how to curb these interruptions and get more done during the day!
- Identify the five most common interruptions in your workspace
- Examine the solutions to implement for each of these
- Launch prevention techniques
- Gain back time from responding instead of reacting
According to the Harvard Business Review, 71% of managers surveyed declared that meetings were unproductive and inefficient. In a separate survey, a common meeting description was “stupid.” A report from Inc. shared that U.S. companies expected to lose $399 billion in 2019 – to pointless meetings. Have you ever left a meeting thinking, “What was the point of this?” An even more important question is: Does your team think you hold meetings that result in…next to nothing? Cut your losses; learn how to lay the groundwork for more productive meetings.
- Develop a rollout plan and format for your upcoming meetings with individuals or teams
- Discover specific language and approaches to ensure productive meetings – even if you’re not in charge
- Create the framework for powerhouse huddles with accountable, actionable, trackable results
Do you have colleagues or team members who attempt to make their emergencies yours and ask you to bail them out at the last minute? Do you have a supervisor who requests work on impossible timelines? If you say “no” to their requests, you might be considered insubordinate or unwilling to be a team player. But what if there was a way to change their timelines based on your schedule?
- Discover “mind control” language to use when you need to reschedule requests – even if they’re from someone in a power position
- Contribute meaningfully and remain a team player – even when you’re covertly saying no
- Manage your workload even more efficiently by effectively negotiating your time with others
In March of 2020, the United States moved into various forms of sheltering in place, which meant working from home, furloughs or shutdowns. The phrase we heard back then was “when things return to normal.” As you’ve learned, it will be many months – if ever – that we go back to the way things were. In this new era of constant changes, how do you plan your days, juggle professional and personal priorities, and pivot daily with constant changes?
- Discover the secrets to triaging requests more efficiently
- Create a daily or weekly schedule that allows you to pivot on a dime
- Get things done despite being called on to “put out fires”
- Morph your time at any given moment
Email and electronic communication loads have been increasing over the years, but the onset of COVID-19 exponentially increased email usage. Do you get more emails per day than you can handle? Do you spend more time processing email and instant messages than actually getting work done? Is there a better way?
- Discover how to process email more efficiently
- Create time-saving prevention steps and tools
- Carve out more time in the day for getting work done instead of wallowing in your inbox