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

Nick Aiello

Productivity Ninja

What I do

As a Productivity Ninja, I improve the quality of your work at the office, so you can increase your quantity of time outside of it. Time is our most precious commodity. I deliver training and workshops to people and organizations so they can be more efficient at work and home. Being more productive means you have additional time for family, friends, and passions.

Why I do it

I love being a change agent. It gives me great pleasure to help people become a better version of themselves. Being a Productivity Ninja is fantastic because the learning is reciprocal. I always feel like I have learned something new from a training session.

My background

I use my background in theatre and comedy to make training engaging and memorable. I have experience in facilitating training sessions on sales, time management, leadership and customer service for audiences that range from small groups to large conferences. Making personal connections is the secret sauce in my training. It is something I strive for with every client and every session.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I have a certification in Cheese and I’m considered a “fromager”
  • I was once the owner of the “World’s Largest Christmas Stocking”
  • I am a Master Beer Sommelier

Nancy Smith

Productivity Ninja

What I do

My passion is to help people become more effective and efficient in their work.  I love teaching workshops and speaking at conferences (I know, I am one of those strange people who actually enjoys public speaking).  I am an early adapter of technology and enjoy the challenge of staying up to date on new tools to enhance productivity.

Why I do it

I find it very rewarding to help people navigate through a challenge and find new ways to break through and find success. Teaching is one best opportunities to connect with your audience and learn from them while creating and fostering a collaborative learning environment.

My background

I have had a 20+ year career in marketing that has included working for a non-profit, a government agency, universities, and in the corporate world. I am currently working in my own business and love the challenge of being an entrepreneur. My area of expertise is in social media & digital marketing and I teach in several post-secondary institutions. I have helped numerous brands and companies develop effective social media strategies nationally and globally.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I am the author of a book for parents that helps navigate social media and technology for their teens.
  • My husband and I met at a Scottish Highland Games in Alberta – he is the champion professional bagpiper in Alberta Canada.
  • I am a 13th generation Canadian. My family arrived in Canada in the late 1870’s and I am very proud of my Canadian heritage.