The Way of the Productivity Ninja

Overwhelmed? Feeling under pressure with constant distractions, information overload and a rapidly changing business environment? Struggling to juggle productivity and wellbeing?

Time is not your most precious resource: your attention is. We’ll introduce to you the 9 Characteristics of the Productivity Ninja™, inspiring you to reflect and make specific changes to improve productivity and wellbeing habits.


“Best keynote speaker I have ever listened to!”
ACAS Annual Seminar

“I loved the pace and combination of practical tips, examples and the variety of solutions. Plenty for everyone.
Grace was a positive force and had a really open and expressive style.”
Penguin Ladybird

Struggle: what if we’ve got it all wrong about getting it wrong?

In a world that’s obsessed with fast hacks, quick wins, ruthless efficiency and Instagram-perfection, struggle has become taboo. A sign that something’s gone horribly wrong.

But what if we’ve got it all wrong about getting it wrong?

What if struggle isn’t a battle to fight, a trap to avoid, or a sign of weakness? What if struggle is precisely where the magic happens – where we do our best, most important work?

Join Productivity Ninja Grace Marshall for a fresh take on struggle, to explore:

  • The role of struggle in innovation, productivity and leadership
  • Why we struggle with struggle (and why we buy toilet paper in a pandemic)
  • How to build stronger resilience, wellbeing and relationships in struggle


“Brilliant session. Love the 3 S’s. Looking forward to using this with my team.”


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

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 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

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