Meet our fantastic team of Ninjas, ready to help you reach your productivity potential!

Barbara Green

President, Think Productive North America

What I do

As the co-owner of Think Productive North America, I get the opportunity to work with and learn from the incredibly talented Ninjas located around the globe and help bring their knowledge and expertise to our clients.

Why I do it

As a natural ‘doer’ and planner, I have always been passionate about ‘getting things done’ but I abhor inefficiency, bureaucracy and wasted effort. Think Productive provides individuals with the tools to help overcome these productivity killers in a fun and engaging approach.

My background

Like most, I have not had a traditional career where one could easily connect the dots from my first job to where I am now. Although my path has not been linear, all of the roles have involved facilitation, training, customer service and project management.

From my early days at Canadian Pacific Railway, to a specialized IT management consultancy in the UK, to my more recent senior executive roles in start-up software companies, I have always sought ways to increase my effectiveness and hone my productivity. As co-owner of Think Productive North America, I look forward to working with our clients to help them develop their inner Productivity Ninja.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I used to own a Tamora, a sleek, fast, British-made sports car from the now defunct TVR car company.
  • I have an irrational fear of sharks to the point that I feel uncomfortable swimming in any large body of water including fresh water lakes.
  • My first paid job was to entertain children at the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival in a Tenderheart Bear costume.

Richard Green

CFO, Think Productive North America

What I do

It is great to be part of the global Think Productive team. I have been lucky to enjoy a varied career in court administration, personnel, project management, policy-making and customer strategy. Now as co-founder of Think Productive North America I get to apply these skills to bring a fun new approach to productivity to customers across the United States and Canada.

Why I do it

When managing teams of 100 or more, productivity and performance, and the balance between life and work have always been important to me. I often saw the impact of information overload on managers and policy makers, its effect on health and well-being and on quality of outcomes, but struggled to find solutions. What really excites me most about being a Productivity Ninja is how it equips our clients with practical strategies to take back control of their workload and feel good again about what they do.

My background

I am an Englishman, born in Berlin, married to a Canadian, and now living in Canada, working on surviving the winters! I still follow football in the UK (I am a Charlton Athletic Fan), but through my daughter’s sporting activities I now also love Ringette and Baseball, both of which are very new to me.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I once summoned a Parrot for jury service!
  • For many years I managed a courthouse located in an English Castle.
  • I have a Golden Retriever called Max who sheds hair around our home like tumbleweed.

Dawn O'Connor

Master Productivity Ninja

What I do

As Master Productivity Ninja I’m incredibly passionate when it comes to productivity, time management and helping clients experience their own “ah ha” moments. Always looking at things from the client’s perspective, I tailor learning experiences to individual needs, quickly identifying the pain points and finding the best solutions. Whether it’s a workshop or at-desk coaching, I deliver every session in a fun, fresh and engaging way.

Why I do it

I love to see the expression on someone’s face when they have an epiphany about their work habits. It’s rewarding for them, and me too.

My background

Throughout my twenty-three year career, from larger corporate environments to running my own small business, I have coached thousands of people, facilitated monthly meetings for the Women Presidents Organization and helped many people get organized, save time, reduce stress and increase productivity. I guess I’ve always been a ninja, even when I didn’t have the title.

“A month after the course, I am still using the tips/tricks that I learnt. It has changed my daily flow!

Monica James | Senior Manager, BDC

3Fun Facts About Me
  • I went skydiving in an attempt to over-come my fear of heights
  • I have a French bulldog named Charlie
  • I'm learning to meditate

Jill Reid

Productivity Ninja, Calgary & Southern Alberta

What I do

As a productivity Ninja, I deliver workshops and training to clients who want to get more out of their workday so they can make the most of life beyond the office. I offer new perspectives on how people and companies organize themselves so that time and talent is never wasted. For me, it’s about more than strategies –it’s about giving people clarity and a sense of calm in their day.

Why I do it

Nothing gets me more excited than being in a room with people who are all striving for self-improvement, personal growth and the desire to meet and exceed their potential. I love facilitating the whole process. I love seeing the inspiration on a client’s face when they find a simple solution to a large source of stress or a nagging “to do”. And I love challenging the notion that “it’s always been done that way.”

My Background

As a certified teacher and a small business owner, I have experience facilitating everyone from kids in a classroom to adults in athletics. I’ve worked closely with other businesses, training their staff on sales processes, customer service and product knowledge. No matter who I’m teaching, I look forward to fueling the energy in a classroom and helping people in their pursuit of knowledge.

I left with a number of tangible strategies to add to my calendar.

Christy Switzer | I Know a Guy

3Fun Facts About Me
  • I love to be outside in the mountains, especially if it's skiing or mountain biking
  • I come from a big noisy family with 5 siblings
  • I eat more peanut butter than any human probably should