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P.O. Box 91283
Austin, TX 78709
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About Chief Trainer Maura Thomas

About Maura Nevel Thomas and Regain Your TimeMaura 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, receiving comments such as:

Maura Thomas is a TEDx Speaker“I think you just changed my life! Wow!”

“You made the entire conference worthwhile! Thank you!”

“Fantastic presentation! Her humor and enthusiasm kept us engaged and excited…we left feeling inspired, enlightened, and ready!”

“Your message was spot on and the information was eye-opening! I’ve heard nothing but praise!”

“Our attendees LOVED LOVED LOVED you!”

Maura’s entertaining and engaging presentations, supported by the runaway success of her books, will be the highlight of any event that aims to motivate, inspire, and empower its audience.

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 upcoming book (summer, 2016) is Work Without Walls: An Executive’s Guide to Attention Management in the Age of Distraction.


About Regain Your Time: Where’s the staff?

Maura agrees with the business growth strategy outlined in The Four Hour Work Week, which proposes that an alternate way to grow a business is via outsourcing rather than employees. The back-end work that is required to keep Regain Your Time growing is hired out to specialists in the particular area, eliminating the time, effort, and overhead involved in retaining a staff. Regain Your Time is fortunate to have headquarters in Austin, TX, which has a rich and talented pool of freelancers and outsourcing companies, as well as innovative business models, which provides much of our back-end support.  Click here for a list of companies used and recommended by RegainYourTime.com.




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