Types of speaking events I do

For staff conferences, away days and corporate events, ‘The Way of the Productivity Ninja’ is a fast-paced 90 minute session that engages, inspires and equips people to make practical changes to the way that they work.

For something more bespoke and intimate, combining personal experiences with your choice of insights from the award winning How to be Really Productive, including topics such as:

  • Busy: the four letter word that’s killing your productivity
  • Why productivity is more than just getting things done
  • Forget balance. How’s your work life rhythm?
  • Mind monkeys and lizard brain – why we procrastinate and what to do about it
  • Being human: how your personality affects your productivity

Recent Conferences

NHS Skills Development Network

Connect London


Positive Steps Staff Conference

Safety Network Live

Pret Academy


3M Sales Excellence Day

Online & Virtual Events

The BA Summit and Virtual Working Summit

Members Masterclass for The Academy for Talented Women

The Confident Mother Global Online Conference

The Creative Life Show

People Management Industry Insight

Surviving to Thriving Summit


Grace was the first presenter of the day at our biannual conference this year. We always find the first talk is crucial to the energy of the day, and Grace proved an inspired choice. Not only did she impart an amazing number of ideas in a short space of time, but did so in such a dynamic, fun and inclusive way that it left the audience buzzing. Indeed, nearly two weeks after her presentation, delegates are still posting in our Facebook group about changes they’re making to their way of working. What’s more Grace is supporting them doing it by popping in and adding her thoughts to their actions. Proof that, even though being a very busy person herself, she’s walking the walk. Being a Productivity Ninja rocks!

Rebecca Silvester, Co-Director of The Quest Institute

We booked Grace for a Productivity Ninja session for a couple of customer events. The sessions went down fantastically and the audience were really engaged. Grace’s interesting ideas and solutions really get you thinking and you leave the session with some great ideas to increase your personal productivity. Thanks Grace, we’ll look forward to working with you again soon!

Andy Pearson, 3M Health & Safety

Grace delivered the 90 minute [The Way of the Productivity Ninja] session for our Staff Day at Teenage Cancer Trust in July. She was a pleasure to work with in the build up, unflappable on the day and delivered a great session that was packed with advice and tools that people – including me – have been putting into practice straight away. Thanks Grace, I’d love to work with you again!

Kate Collins, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Teenage Cancer Trust

Grace has spoken for me several times and always delivers a thought provoking and enlightening session which in turn has added real value to my events. I will always recommend Grace as a speaker.

Richard Chase, Director at Richard Chase Events


“Grace was a keynote speaker at Headz Up Business, International Women’s Day event in March 2014 at Walsall FC. Grace spoke to an audience of 100 + women in business and professionals on ‘The hidden truth about what really sucks up your time.’ Her talk was professionally engaging and covered a subject that the ladies in the room found her teachings invaluable. Grace has spoken at our events before and everyone has always left feeling totally inspired.

Grace is an excellent inspirational, motivational speaker she is comfortable talking in front of small and large audiences. We highly recommend Grace as a speaker and look forward to inviting her to talk at future events.

Pushpa Alexander, CEO & Founder of Headz Up Business

“I just wanted to say huge thanks for your talk, enthusiasm and superb networking skills at the Women and Broadband Challenge event yesterday, you were absolutely great and the feedback is really positive”

Fiona Davies, WiRE UK

Grace is a wonderful, passionate and insightful speaker. Having seen her deliver content around our Guilty relationship to Time Management, I would recommend her as a conference speaker, motivational speaker or trainer / facilitator. She is feisty, full of power, with entertaining and highly useful content. You simply HAVE to hear this lady speak!

Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, Ginger Training & Coaching


For professional networks in HR, organisational development and management

Grace the “Productivity Ninja” delivered a fun and interactive workshop for Women in Banking and Finance. She shared the 9 ways of a Productivity Ninja, including Zen like calm, Ruthlessness and Agility. We all came away with tips and ideas of how we could be more productive and less stressed. I would highly recommend Grace as a speaker, her enthusiasm and knowledge make her very engaging.

Tara Zutshi, WIBF Birmingham

Grace very kindly agreed to present members of the CIPD Shropshire & Mid Wales Branch event in September 2013. The topic was ‘The Way of the Productivity Ninja’ and the presentation was very professional, thought provoking and well received. With over 45 attendees, there were questions from the audience and feedback from members was very positive. On behalf of the CIPD Shropshire & Mid Wales Committee I would like to thank Grace for coming to speak to our members

Alison Khanna, CIPD Shropshire & Mid Wales

Grace very kindly gave her time to run a session for the Coventry and Warwickshire Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. It was all about Productivity Ninja and was really well received. Her presentation style of images only was as far removed from death by PowerPoint as could be hoped – well done Grace! Refreshing. I look forward to arranging another session with you soon

Mel Ashworth, CIPD Coventry and Warwickshire


Grace delivered a high energy, practical and inspirational session on ‘The Way of the Productivity Ninja’. Grace’s passion for helping people find focus and clarity amongst the chaos of business and personal life really shines through. She is a great role model and I highly recommend her as a speaker and trainer.

Sharon Gaskin, Trainer Talk

Grace was a fantastic speaker at the office* show and received 100% positive feedback. Engaging, enthusiastic and energetic she delivered her productivity ninja session to an exceptional standard.

David Maguire, Group Event Director, Office* Show

“I was a little cynical when the offsite was announced, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the guest speaker.”

“The interactive elements and the guest speaker were great :-)”

“A good example of where having someone external can help to make a difference in the way we work as a team.”

Delegate comments from HSBC Risk Analytics Team Offsite

“Grace really knew the content and delivered the talk engagingly without wordy slides – great for an evening talk and really inspiring. A wide variety of tip, techniques and examples, so something for everyone and lots of things I hadn’t heard of before.” (Mondelez)

“Grace brought the subject to life and was very engaging.” (Sainsburys)

“It was an engaging session – great presenter – real passion and really practical guidance and ideas.” (The Co-operative)

Delegate comments from IGD Leading Edge Masterclasses

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