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Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Author and Time Coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through an exclusive Schedule Makeover™ (www.ScheduleMakeover.com) process. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through custom training programs. McGraw Hill is publishing Elizabeth’s first book: The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress
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Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

February 10, 2014 This question may be familiar to you if you struggle, like so many of us, with time management. We may be clear in our minds about what we need to do, but for whatever reason we can’t seem to implement real changes in our behavior. As a time coach, I’ve ...

Why Even Your Surgeon Needs a Coach

January 14, 2014 How would you feel if you knew your surgeon had a coach? It’s natural if your first thought is: What’s wrong with him? But according to Atul Gawande, in his The New Yorker article “Coaching a Surgeon: What Makes Top Performers Better,” you should be thrilled. Atul found that coaching ...

Stress Less By Setting Expectations With Colleagues

July 1, 2013 When you and your stakeholders don’t see eye-to-eye on the timing of communications and deadlines —stress happens! To help you prevent frustration and feel more in control, here's how to set expectations with customers and colleagues. So, why is setting time expectations so important? The challenge for government leaders is ...

How to Beat Information Overload and Get Things Done

April 2, 2013 I’m finding that lately overwhelm is rampant. Whether it's checking email, going to meetings or using social media, the demands on our time are extreme and potentially endless. To combat this time assault, I’ve developed this two-part method: Ask Yourself, Why? Before you engage in any activity, always ask yourself ...

6 Simple Ways to Expand Your Network

February 6, 2013 It can feel really overwhelming to think about meeting new people. How can you expand your network when you can barely keep up with the people you know? I completely understand that you have a certain relational capacity and that over investing in meeting new people is not a good ...

Never Be Late Again With The 'On Time is Late' Principle

January 15, 2013 Life rarely perfectly follows a plan. But that doesn’t mean that you should just give up and not make a plan. It means that you should embrace a realistic expectation of what planning can and can not do for you: Planning Can Not: Guarantee everything will go perfectly. Make all ...

3 Ways to Leverage Your Time to Restore Work-Life Balance

November 20, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn When you care deeply about your career and receive a great deal of satisfaction from what you do, this phrase can become the mantra for your life: When in doubt, work. Woke up early? Work. Just arrived home? Work! Free Saturday afternoon? Work. ...

3 Email Auto Responders to Break Email Addiction

November 12, 2012 THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Email Addiction Has Reached Epidemic Proportions. If You Don’t Take Proper Precautions, It Will Soon Take Over the Planet. Seriously. According to a Kings College study that Tim Ferriss often cites, email and phone distractions lower people’s IQ more than drugs. Crazy! In response ...

Leverage Your Anxiety to Overcome the Uncertainty of Transition

November 2, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn With political transition hours away, sequestration hanging over our heads and budget cuts on the horizon; federal employees are in a period of intense uncertainty and anxiety. Author Elizabeth Grace Saunders offers tips for leveraging that anxiety to get focused and keep moving ...

Top 10: How to Take Control of Your Email

October 24, 2012 Email is not your boss. It is simply a method of communicating information, just like postal mail. Before the advent of all of our modern electronic “conveniences” there was an expectation that it would take a bit of time for you to receive information. No one ran to their mailbox ...