Chief Trainer Maura Thomas
A 20-year veteran of personal productivity, Maura Nevel Thomas is founder and chief trainer of Regain Your Time.com and creator of the Empowered Productivity™ System, a process for managing the details of life and work. As a speaker and trainer, Maura helps individuals, organizations and corporations maximize their communications tools, defend their attention and achieve their significant results. She speaks at conferences, events, and corporations, large and small, nationally and internationally, and in addition to appearing on hundreds of radio stations nation-wide, her work has been published in local and national media outlets such as TEDx, the Wall Street Journal, Shine by Yahoo, Fox Business, the Austin-American Statesman, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur.com. Her success led publishing giant John Wiley & Sons to invite her to ‘write the book’ on productivity for their Secrets series. Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention… and regain control of your life, is available in all formats from all major booksellers.
She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and throughout her career she has worked with clients in a variety of industries, from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 and every size in between.
Maura is very active in the local community in her home base of Austin, TX, and she holds leadership positions in a variety of different community organizations and non-profits. Maura serves on the board of GEN Austin (Girls Empowerment Network) an organization dedicated to supporting girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. She has also worked with a large number of Austin-area non-profits (see the Social Responsibility page).
Maura was selected from almost 7,000 applicants for The Climate Project, and in 2007, and again in 2010, she was personally trained by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore and his team of leading climate scientists to help educate interested people on the issue of climate change. Social responsibility is very important to Maura and RegainYourTime.com donates a percentage of all training and speaking fees received to charity.
Where’s the staff?
Maura agrees with the business growth strategy outlined in The Four Hour Work Week, which proposes that an alternate way to grow a business is via outsourcing rather than employees. The back-end work that is required to keep RegainYourTime.com growing is hired out to specialists in the particular area, eliminating the time, effort, and overhead involved in retaining a staff. RegainYourTime.com is fortunate to have headquarters in Austin, TX, which has a rich and talented pool of freelancers and outsourcing companies, as well as innovative business models, which provides much of our back-end support. Click here for a list of companies used and recommended by RegainYourTime.com.