If you’re looking for someone to help make your team or organization more productive, I’m your guy. Over the last decade (and especially since starting A Year of Productivity), I have tirelessly experimented with how to manage my time, energy, and attention to become as productive as possible. I’d love to share what I have learned with your audience to help them do the same.

To date, I have written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and have garnered coverage in media as diverse as the New York Times, the Huffington Post, New York magazine, TED, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. The prestigious TED Talks blog recently said that I “might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet,” which was pretty humbling. I am also the author of the forthcoming book, The Productivity Project, which will be published in 2016 by Crown Business, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

But I know you didn’t come here to hear me brag about that stuff (unless you’re my mom.. hi mom!) That’s totally cool; I just wanted to establish a bit of credibility before talking about how you can hire me to help you out.


I take pride in crafting every presentation I give from scratch, to make it as helpful and valuable as possible. I also work with a designer to assemble a printable PDF that contains all of the practical takeaways from my talk, so your audience can immediately begin to benefit from my presentation once it’s over. This extra care and attention costs a bit more in time and money, but it pays for itself many times over.

Here are a few of my most requested topics:

  • Becoming more productive
  • Time management
  • Energy management
  • Becoming more focused
  • Goal setting and achievement
  • Using technology to become more productive
  • Mindfulness and productivity
  • The Millennial Generation
  • Entrepreneurship


I have been invited to speak to groups as large as 2,000 and as intimate as 20 in many corners of the world, from the United States, to the United Kingdom, to Canada, to South Africa. Here are a few testimonials from folks who have invited me to come speak in the past:

We invited Chris to give a 40-minute presentation on productivity for our university’s general assembly with 1,500-2,000 students, faculty, and staff.

Chris immediately engaged our audience and held their attention throughout his impeccably-crafted and memorable presentation. His visuals aids illustrated his points clearly, guiding the audience through thorough research and relatable content. Chris speaks confidently about his experience and expertise, while remaining friendly and approachable. Any organization would be hard-pressed to invite a more practical, relevant speaker. I would welcome Chris back any time.
Emily Muthersbaugh
Student Life Coordinator / Walla Walla University
We recently heard about Chris via a TED talk and invited Chris to run a productivity webinar for our employees in the Channel Islands, UK.

We chose Chris as he operates in that unique space between productivity and wellness which was very important to us as we wanted to engage those that may be traditionally put off by pure wellness initiatives. We were very impressed by his presentation; over the course of one hour, Chris presented us with 20 practical ways we could get more done every day, and provided us with a user-friendly PDF handout that our employees could download after the webinar to make the course even more tactical.

Chris' presentation was engaging, professionally delivered and most importantly, incredibly practical. If you are looking for a speaker who will have a real impact on the way you work, I highly recommend Chris for your company as well.
Amanda Miles
Senior Manager, HR Services / RBC Wealth Management
With his easy going humour and practical wisdom, Chris had our audience hanging on his every word. His message is applicable to all stages of life and career, and I had positive comments from students, alumni and faculty for weeks following his talk. His take home notes hang in my office, reminding me every day that I have the tools for a productive, manageable workflow at my disposal. I would welcome the opportunity to hear Chris speak again!
Katrina Clarke
Lead Organizer, Development Day / King's University College
I can personally attest to the professionalism, excellence and outstanding presentation style of Chris Bailey.

I organize the Ottawa chapter of Pecha Kucha Night, a worldwide series of fast-paced presentations for curious minds to meet and share ideas. At the most recent edition, Chris presented on his Year of Productivity project. We were impressed with Chris' sharp intelligence, his quick wit and his ability to translate the abstract into the practical. Chris instantly connected with the crowd and delivered a smartly crafted talk. His engaging demeanour and audience-focused approach contributed greatly to the success of this event, solidifying his reputation as a highly competent and motivated communicator.

I would recommend Chris Bailey's services without reservations.
Remco Volmer
Head Organizer / Pecha Kucha Ottawa
We recently invited Chris to run a private meditation workshop at Camp Quality New Heights, a four-day leadership development camp for teenagers who were affected by cancer as kids.

Chris is willing to put himself on the line, treating himself like a genuine human being, and then speak honestly about his results.  His experiment of meditating for 35 hours in one week during his year of productivity was a springboard for this workshop.  Being an advocate of meditation, he was able to show these students the value of the practice by leading them through a guided meditation. Everyone in attendance was surprised at how helpful the workshop was, and many took the time to thank Chris personally. Chris is truly a master of productivity, and I have not met anyone more dedicated to their craft than him.
Daniel Trevisanutto
Event Coordinator / Camp Quality New Heights


Book Me

For speaking engagements, I am represented by Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. If you’re interested in booking me for an engagement, they’re your best point of contact. (To email someone there directly, please contact my lecture agent Wade Lucas, at walucas [at] penguinrandomhouse.com.)

Of course, if you have any questions for me, please shoot me an email at chris@alifeofproductivity.com, and I’ll do my best to answer them!

I’m looking forward to helping you out!

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