Laura Stack, CSP, CPAE

The Productivity Pro

Laura Stack’s keynotes are customized to meet the desired learning objectives for your franchise audience. Whether franchisees, franchisors, or general managers, your group will walk away with practical tips and techniques they can immediately implement into their businesses. 

As business owners, your franchisees wear many hats, which drives an even greater need for efficiency and productivity leading to profitability. They have a critical need to plan and schedule with a laser-focus on revenue-generating tasks. Yet they still have to manage their teams and balance family, relationships, and health. And through it all, they must handle constant interruptions, maintain a customer focus, and constantly seek ways to improve their businesses. Laura has helped franchise clients including McDonalds, Starbucks, Family Video, Linens N Things, Rite Aid, Dairy Queen, Clothes Mentor, and Kwal Paint do just that. 

Clients Include:

  • McDonald’s
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Microsoft

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Speaker Bio

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)

Personal Productivity, Peak Performance, and Lifestyle Design Expert 

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Laura is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates business owners to improve their personal productivity and execute on what really drives profitability. Whether it’s a keynote, breakout session, or full-day seminar, Laura’s programs are customized to your franchisees and contain practical tips and techniques they can immediately implement. Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the field of personal and team productivity and business and workplace issues, she has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the, the Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, Readers Digest, and Forbes magazine.  

Laura will help everyone in your franchise system save time, lower stress, and balance work and family. As a 25-year business owner and mother of three, Laura Stack’s programs speak from experience on improving output, increasing performance, and increasing profitability. She helps individuals, leaders, teams, and franchise organizations achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time®.

Laura Stack’s keynotes are customized to your franchisees and contain practical tips and techniques they can immediately implement. Your managers have a greater need for efficiency, profitability, and productivity, so they have a critical need to plan and schedule, focus on revenue-generating tasks and staffing, balance family/life, deal with constant interruptions to maintain a customer focus, and constantly seek ways to improve the business. 

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Travels From: Denver, CO

  Fee Range: $12,500 - $17,500

“Thank you! The content was terrific. As the SVP of Field Operations, I'm responsible for the sales and profitability results for our 75 franchises. What I enjoyed most about your presentation was that it was not only engaging, but also practical in application. I've read everything from Covey's system to 'Getting Things Done,' and you presented time management in a way that is the easiest I've seen to digest and apply. Thank you for helping our system today!”
John-Reed McDonald, SVP, Field Operations

Program Information

Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day

Everyone is so overwhelmed with demands today, it’s not uncommon for professionals to work 60 hours a week anymore. You’ll learn how to scale back—reduce, reduce, reduce is Laura’s mantra. Laura shows how you to separate the productive wheat from the nonproductive chaff, hone in on high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and focus on their execution. You’ll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions, information overload, inefficiencies, and energy expenditures. You’ll see how you can be more efficient, organized, and focused, so you can achieve maximum results in minimum time, get out of the office earlier, and get home to the people you love.

How the Effective Leader Spends Time

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. This keynote, based on Laura’s book of the same title, identifies twelve practices that will enable leaders to be effective and efficient, grouped into three areas where leaders spend their time, called 3T Leadership: Strategic Thinking (Business), Teamwork (Employees), and Tactics (Self). For each practice, Stack offers advice from her 25 years in the trenches, working with thousands of leaders globally. You’ll receive scores of new ideas on how you, your team, and your organization can boost productivity.

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” methods to manage your schedule, tasks, devices, follow-ups, and email.

In this keynote, emerging leaders, high potentials, and new leaders 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 SuperCompetent to get an edge. SuperCompetent will give you proven methods to reach your maximum potential and achieve breakthrough results. You’ll get to your productive best by mastering six keys to peak performance.

The Four Things That Suck the Productivity Out of You …and How to Fight Back!

You work hard. You know how to make lists and check things off. You really want to be productive. But everyone and everything else keeps ruining your plans! So many things keep us from doing what we know we should be doing. In this funny, high-energy program, Laura Stack aka The Productivity Pro®, reviews the four main things that suck the productivity right out of you! You’ll discover your biggest productivity sucker and take away some practical tools to defend yourself.

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Sample Client List

  • A.G. Edwards 
  • Aramark
  • Ball Aerospace 
  • Bank of America
  • Bright Horizon’s Children’s Ctr
  • Century 21 
  • Chick-fil-A 
  • Cisco Systems
  • Clothes Mentor
  • ConferenceDirect
  • Dairy Queen 
  • EMC Corporation 
  • Encana Oil and Gas 
  • Enterprise Companies
  • Family Video
  • Farmer’s Group, Inc. 
  • Heinz
  • HomeWatch 
  • IBM 
  • IRS
  • Keller Williams
  • KPMG
  • Kwal Paint
  • Linens N Things
  • Lucent Technologies 
  • McDonald’s
  • Microsoft
  • MillerCoors 
  • Mobil Chemical Company 
  • Nationwide Insurance 
  • Nestle
  • Oppenheimer Funds 
  • Pall Corporation
  • ReMax
  • Rite Aid
  • Small Business Administration 
  • Sodexho
  • Sprint 
  • Sunoco
  • The Denver Broncos 
  • Time Warner Cable 
  • U.S. Bank
  • UBS
  • Wells Fargo Banks