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

Over just the past couple of years my work has been featured by a number of national and international news outlets, including The New York Times, TED, Lifehacker, New York Magazine, Fox Business, CTV, the CBC, and more. The prestigious TED organization recently said that I “might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet,” which was pretty humbling. I also have a book in the works that will share all of the productivity lessons I have learned over my journey, which will be published 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 a lot of pride in crafting every presentation I give from scratch, to make it as helpful and valuable as possible. I also typically work with a designer to assemble a printable PDF that contains all of the practical takeaways from my talk, so your audience can immediately action my presentation after it’s over. While this extra care and attention costs a bit more in time and money, 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
  • Entrepreneurship


I have been invited to speak in front of groups as large as 2,000 and as intimate as 20. Here are a few testimonials from folks who have invited me to 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


Contact Me

Just a couple quick housekeeping-type things to make a note of before you shoot me an email about speaking:

  1. If there’s travel involved, you pay my way, but I’ll dig deep to look for the best deals.
  2. I charge a per diem if your event is outside of Ottawa. If your event is inside of Ottawa, we should totally go to The Tea Store afterwards for a pot of Earl Grey Green.

If you’re interested, fill out the form below! I’ll get back to you quicker than you’d expect.

  • Talk, panel, workshop, etc.
  • In USD

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