Challenged my professional AND personal growth
With Amber’s guidance, I have implemented an abundance of new processes, hired a new staff member, and opened a new office. I am also working on a potential partnership with another professional and she is playing an integral part of that process. Amber has challenged not only my professional growth, but also my personal growth. I am looking forward to working with Amber for some time to come!
I thrive on the accountability we've set up!
I hired Amber to help me come up with a system to manage a variety of challenges I have surrounding my business and personal goals within my demanding luxury design service industry. I am only in the first month of my coaching process with Amber and already she has provided me with a solid direction for my work based on the goals I have set for myself, not to mention the bonus simple little hacks to set me up for success going forward. I can’t wait to see where she takes me and I thrive on the accountability we have set up together that I really have needed to push me forward.
I am getting more done now than I have in years.
I have always considered myself extremely organized but I found myself never having enough time. I was frustrated and overwhelmed. After my first meeting with Amber, I knew I had found my solution. She helped me put systems in place to be more efficient and productive. I am getting more done now than I have in years.
Provides solutions that best improve your business
Amber’s services have proven to be effective for me and the success of my business. She listens to your needs and provides solutions that best improve your business. I have recommended her to many of my peers and I will continue to utilize Amber’s services in the future.
Extracted the roots of my issues
Amber demonstrated such a gift of intuition and the ability to quickly get laser-focused on the specific problems that were getting in the way of being productive. During our strategy session, she put me at ease with her warm personality, extracted the roots of my issues, and provided an actionable plan for helping me implement the strategies we discussed (so long, sticky notes and redundant notepads!). She knows her stuff, and the passion she feels for her work shines through when you work with her.
Great content and flow - I'm now more productive!
This course covered great content and flowed well. I especially liked the content on how to focus and I like Amber’s style. She has a wealth of information in many areas that I need help with. But it wasn’t just information, it was inspiration to create habits and routines to make me more productive. Since the program, I have better focus, use my calendar more effectively, and am more often able to create an environment that favors high productivity.
Her ability to translate words into action is amazing!
Through hours of talking, writing and demonstrating, Amber showed me how I can best utilize my skills, push my strengths to higher levels and grow from that. Her knowledge, experience and ability to listen and translate words into actions is amazing!
Determined avenues to be more organized and effective
I have greatly benefited from working with Amber to streamline my business and gain greater productivity levels. Amber has great intuitive ability to determine possible avenues to helping people be more organized and effective. She is a great listener and has always inquired whether an approach she has suggested would be workable for me. I have implemented many strategies and put them into daily action steps that have certainly helped me in my business and in my mindset.
Life changing results!
I hired Amber because I knew her expertise would help me gain control of my schedule and elevate my business. Our work together has been life changing and has allowed me to manage my time better and streamline my commitments. I highly recommend working with Amber if productivity, time, or email management is something you struggle with.
Her skills definitely helped me in my business!
I was so impressed with Amber. She easily pinpointed areas that I needed to work on. Her skills definitely helped me in my business. She is really good at what she does and the bonus is that on top of it all, she is easy to work with, pleasant, professional and overall a terrific person! I would definitely recommend her.
Less clutter in my inbox and my brain!
What was really valuable was the breakdown of the five different steps of taming your inbox. I was excited at how simple it was considering the massive return it provided. I appreciated understanding how the folders create less clutter in your inbox and in return, less clutter in your brain.
How every business coaching session should go!
This is definitely how every business coaching session should go in my book. Thank you, Amber De La Garza, for an incredibly heart felt, eye-opening and empowering day of downloading, learning, and reconstructing my life. The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa was the PERFECT choice. You're a beautiful soul with an extraordinary gift. It is an honor to work with you! I know what the before looks like oh-so-well. I can't wait to see the "after!"
Made a real impact in my life and business
Before doing the program, I was working very long hours and feeling like I accomplished very little at the end of my days 80% of the time. I felt exhausted, frustrated, and a bit resentful some days. On productive days, I felt like a million bucks and knew I wanted MORE of that! Since taking the program, I have made some really beneficial changes and my mornings are much more enjoyable. I still have a long way to go but I feel like I now have a plan and tools to achieve my goals.
The Time Management Made Simple program flowed very well and made a real impact in my life and business. I got so much value out of the training and was grateful the content was broken down into bite-sized pieces that I can implement. Some of the concepts were new and some not new but they were all delivered in a way that really spoke to me.
Empowering and decisive guidance
I was pleasantly surprised that there is a business coach out there in this "influencing" world that really has a heart and true understanding for people. Someone who can take the time to hear you out as an individual and give guidance that is not judgmental or belittling but empowering and decisive. I am grateful for the work Amber and I did together.
Doubled my business from last year!
I doubled my business from last year and feel so much more grounded! I also finalized a few projects I hadn’t gotten to before.
I was blown away by Amber's ability to extract the true cause of inefficiencies and create a new plan based on what's already working. While the challenges I presented during my strategy session were geared toward my home life, she quickly recognized successes in my business and translated them to my home life. She encouraged me to utilize my existing resources in a new way, allowing me to make progress in areas that were previously stalled. Amber recommended using my business manager for my business to debrief all of my personal tasks and allow her to help me manage them (and take ownership of many - which she was happy to do) - it has been a game changer! In the week following our strategy session, my son's birthday party was booked, invitations sent and cake ordered - all I had to do was answer a few questions. We now meet weekly to go over home-related tasks she can take off my plate, which leaves me more room to build my business. I highly recommend working with Amber for some out-of-the box thinking that will have real impact on your life and business.
My life has substantially improved in all areas
(Before working with Amber), I was juggling a multitude of people, projects and processes and not necessarily doing ANY of them well. While working 12-14 hours a day often 6 days a week, I spent my days running from one fire to another, missing deadlines and accomplishing very little. I managed my “to do” list by handling the most pressing items in my email box and the hottest fire. Every aspect of my personal and professional life was suffering.
After coaching with Amber, both professional and personally, my life has substantially improved in all areas.
My organization is improved, my business has grown, I have systems and methods that work. I have been able to execute on many aspects of my business plan. The new focus has allowed me to be more successful. I have clear goals and most importantly, I have boundaries. I prioritize my tasks and accomplish more in my days. My friends, co-workers, and family recognize the change in me personally. I am more accomplished, peaceful with a larger degree of life balance.
Amber is a mastermind when it comes to organization and productivity. Amber talks you through what needs to happen, and holds you, the client, accountable. Learning a new skill is not easy. It requires constant re-directing and discipline. Amber did not fix me. I fixed me – with new tools that Amber provided. Changing habits takes so much effort and work; however, the results are fantastic!
Business running smoother, with less stress and increased revenue
Amber has become a valuable and trusted member of the team. She has helped us pause and think through our processes and change many aspects of how we run our business and client relationships. In doing so, we have greatly improved our efficiency and productivity. Our business is running smoother and with less stress. Our staff is more focused and organized. Our calendar, reviews, systems, travel, etc. all has been greatly improved and more productive. We have increased our business revenue as well as peace in the office. We will continue to work with Amber as a trusted and valuable resource on an ongoing basis.
Gave me a better understanding of how to time block
I struggle with distractions and lack of planning. I also have no consistent way to track to-dos or tasks and fail to make concise plans. A lot of it is in my head or in a running notebook that I don’t do a great job of using. This program gave me a way to approach improving my time management skills (or lack thereof) and a better understanding of how to time block in order to fit in " all the things." Since doing the Time Management Made Simple program, I anticipate big changes on feeling less overwhelmed!
Make every day as productive as possible
Amber has helped me put systems and strategies in place in order to make every day as productive as possible. Our sessions have been full of brainstorming ideas to keep me on track with my routines so that I can hit my goals. Amber is down to earth and very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Amber to anyone looking to take their business to the next level.
Doubled our production.
Amber exceeded our expectations in helping to create organization and purpose for our business. Without her, we are certain we would not have accomplished our goals in such a short amount of time and with such simplicity and quality use of time. We believe that it is in part a result of her work that enabled us to double our production.
Consistently blown away by Amber's coaching!
I hired Amber to help me take back my time & allow me to focus on being creative and focus on the things within my nonprofit that I love most and that bring the most value to my team & my organization! I am consistently blown away by her coaching & strategy sessions and how much it's helping me! I have had breakthroughs in my time management, my abilities to curate the life & business I really want, AND have new creative ideas for goals I've had for years!! These sessions have been even more incredible than I expected and I just want to thank Amber so much for taking time with me <3
Small changes that made a HUGE impact.
She helped me to organize my schedule and prioritize my day. Many of her suggestions were small changes that made a HUGE impact. I highly recommend Amber to anyone.
Helped me organize my business from the ground up
Amber helped me organize my business from the ground up and really listened and catered to exactly what I was missing and needed.
Great value for the transformative information and lessons given
I had been having issues with being able to effectively get my day started with a new assistant, finding a solid routine that balances work and home life, and getting all my tasks and calendars in one place which was a huge issue since I split time between offices. Since executing what I learned in the program, my assistant leaves me alone until our daily meeting (Amber’s suggestion worked like a charm!), I have consolidated all of my tasks to Trello, I no longer use paper for notes or task lists, and I am making progress toward fully have integrating Trello with my calendar.
While I still have a lot of work to do, I feel this (program) gave me some good basics to start me down a better path of time management. Some of the tips and lessons learned have truly transformed my ability to be more productive in the office. Amber did a good job at starting with a larger picture, identifying our current issues, and then breaking it down and providing solutions to those issues. It was a great value for the information and lessons given. I have spoken about it highly to numerous people.
A productivity "Sherpa"
I had considered 1 to 1 business coaching for years, and I did the research, but just couldn't seem to find a coach that resonated with me and what I felt I needed. By chance, I met Amber through a friend and fellow design entrepreneur that was already working with Amber. Amber's professional but friendly personality immediately clicked with me and I quickly realized she was an expert in her field. I also appreciated the fact that her podcasts packed a ton of info into short segments - after all, who has time to waste on weak content?
Through my individual sessions with Amber, I have established methods of best practice that are sustainable. She breaks things down and tailors them to her client, because she really gets to know her clients through thought-provoking questions and exercises. I use her suggestions every day in my work and highly recommend her for any small business owner who needs a productivity 'Sherpa' that can help them navigate the unpredictable waters of day to day business operations.
My whole life – personal and professional – feels balanced.
Working with Amber has been nothing short of enlightening! Now all the systems I need are in place and functioning smoothly, I have a strong grasp on my schedule and I am more productive than ever. My whole life – personal and professional – feels balanced.
Coaching is a business asset that is a key ingredient to growth and success
I was the classic over-worked business owner. Coming home late, never finishing projects, pulled in a million directions at once. I knew something had to change (my wife DEFINITELY knew something had to change!). I needed someone to help me to do this as I knew I couldn’t do it myself. My business mentor recommended Amber to me and I decided to book a session. I canceled and moved the first session three times as I was too busy to make it happen. It became a running joke with my staff that I was too disorganized to schedule time with the organization coach. Fast forward to today – I now have a daily schedule; tasks get done and things don’t drop through the cracks. I spend time each week working on business development rather than chasing my tail to just keep the business running. I delegate better, feel calmer and most importantly – spend time with my wife and my son. I vowed to not be the business owner dad who missed soccer games or birthday parties and was never home at dinner time. Amber has been instrumental in developing systems so I can run and grow the business I want and be the husband and father I promised myself to be. Amber is excellent in helping understand the business and create a custom structure with me that works. She asks the right (and sometimes) hard questions to get me to think about where the business is going and how I can organize my life to achieve those goals. Amber helped me understand not just vision and goal setting, but how to effectively create a plan to have the time to work towards and ultimately achieve those goals. I honestly don’t know how I managed to keep everything together before I worked with Amber. Amber has become an integral part of my team. She communicates ideas and concepts extremely well and is an excellent motivator. She now also works with my key management staff, which has helped them professionally and personally. If I could sum up my coaching sessions – I would say coaching is a business asset that is a key ingredient to growth and success.
Created a better business plan
I highly recommend Amber’s group coaching & training program to anyone who wants to improve their productivity and get out of that busy cycle of not getting their tasks done. With her strategies, methods, and accountability, I’ve been able to spend more time where I belong - in business development, leadership, sales, and marketing. She also helped me reevaluate my systems so I can create a better business plan that will take me and my business to the next level.
I now have a clear path!
Amber helped me with next steps. I was feeling so overwhelmed with my accounting before our strategy session. Amber helped me to see how my reluctance to dig into the finances was holding me back in my business. She gave me actionable steps and held me accountable to some goals. I am still doing the work, but I now have a clear path and my finances are more organized than ever!
Full of unique ideas
I hired Amber to help me get back on track with my business. I was lacking organization in my back business. She helped me focus on income-producing activities and work on a day-to-day schedule that allows me to be successful. Amber is full of unique ideas, taking you from the norm to outstanding in my industry.
I have progressively increased my volume year over year and have worked on my business in the most basic sense. I found myself thinking everything had to be perfect before rolling out my drip campaigns, my presentations, or websites. She has made me realize that growing my business is always evolving and that over time the simple daily tasks will get me the results I desire and deserve. I highly recommend Amber and know she is there with me every step of the way!
Overdelivered and transformed my business!
Amber’s group coaching and training experience was amazing! She definitely over-delivered far more than I expected. She helped transform my business, all the way from the foundation through growing my team. She gave us all the tools we need for everything in between those two stages. I have definitely seen a huge increase in my productivity and revenue. I am now confident with my business plan and goals ahead. I no longer overcomplicate areas of my business and have a clear agenda each day. This experience has given me extra time in my schedule and less to worry about. I would highly recommend Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist for all business owners and entrepreneurs. You cannot go wrong with her.
Invaluable, eye-opening experience
Very quickly Amber was able to point out activities in my day that are monopolizing my time and help me to develop strategies to address those in a more effective way. Amber realized that I had one foot in my new role as an entrepreneur and one foot in my former role as support staff. That realization alone was an "eye opener" for me to lean on the support staff that I have, trust them to do their tasks effectively, and confidently focus my energy on the responsibilities and opportunities within my new role. Thank you Amber, this experience has been invaluable!
Loaded with practical, realistic, and usable tools and advice!
Prior to this course, I was swimming against my procrastination habit because I felt overwhelmed and struggling with perfectionism freezing my progress. The ideal week and weekly review I learned in this course have helped me to feel more confident about what is happening, and what is going to happen, with my to-do list, project list, and schedule. I can more readily recognize where delegation of a task is the best answer for the things that I don't need to do myself.
The course covered the content I was expecting and so much more! I liked how the productivity tools and sessions built upon one another and the last session was fire! I watched it two more times because it was so loaded with practical, realistic, and usable tools and advice! I particularly liked how the sessions built up to the last grand finale session where the information blocks from the earlier sessions all came together.
The program is a doable commitment (one hour per week) and affordable (great price point!) while being jam-packed full of helpful and workable information. I liked being able to re-watch portions of the videos in order to squeeze every last bit of information I could out of each session. Really nicely done. I appreciate Amber's positive energy and her friendly but direct manner of instruction/coaching.
Solidified business systems and got them up and running
Amber helped to solidify business systems and helped get them up and running. I highly recommend Amber if you need accountability, motivation, and help putting systems in place.