I'm Amber De La Garza

The Productivity Specialist

I love helping small business owners maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most by improving their time management and elevating their productivity. I’m a coach, trainer, speaker, and writer, host of the Small Business Straight Talk Podcast and creator of Leverage Lab®. I also carry the titles of wife, mom, ACDC fan, off-road UTV adventurer, house plant enthusiast, lover of guacamole, and mom to both our German Shepherd and rescue desert tortoise.

If you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, or like you never have enough time, I want to help! I’m passionate about helping you improve your productivity so you can reach your maximum potential and accomplish your most important goals. I want to partner with you in your success by helping you master your mindset, expand your skill sets, lead your team, and build business systems, all while holding you accountable. Why? To ensure you achieve the results and success you desire in business without sacrificing your personal goals and relationships.

Becoming The Productivity Specialist

Before igniting my passion for productivity, I became a licensed real estate agent and completed my bachelor's degree in real estate and business management. I have since acquired 20 years of experience in real estate management, training, and business coaching.

Early in my career, I was surrounded by very talented small business owners who were constantly stressed out and unable to achieve their goals. When I’d ask them why, they’d tell me things like,

I’m so overwhelmed. I don’t know where to start making sense of it all.

I have sooooo many ideas but I don’t have time to do any of them.

My business and life feel out of control and I want it to stop.

I know I need to delegate/outsource but I don’t know where to start or how.

I just want to come up for air. I feel like I'm drowning.

I know I need systems. I just don’t have the time to slow down and create them.

I used to be organized and then my business grew and everything broke. I’m just holding on for the ride and I hate it.

So the question was, why were they feeling like that?

The truth is… even though they were smart and talented… even though they had big dreams and wanted to make an impact on the world… even though they had the same amount of time as people who were achieving far more… their lack of productivity skills was making the multiple responsibilities of running a business too much to handle. They were burning the candle at both ends and as a result, they were feeling discouraged, burnt out, and incapable of enjoying the people and activities that matter most.

Once I discovered the root cause of their challenges and realized I could help, I became passionate about helping small business owners improve their time management and elevate their productivity. My passion grew into a business and The Productivity Specialist was born! I have since taught my clients powerful business strategies to take back control of their business and life and equipped them with the necessary skill sets to achieve their goals and vision of success.