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.
I highly suggest Amber if you want to take the next step in business!
I'm not sure where to start! Amber is an absolutely incredible coach and person. I started out in group coaching with Keller Williams and she single-handedly changed my career. I'm not sure if I would have been nearly as successful my first year if I didn't have Amber's high level of accountability, mindfulness, and creative support. She understands the ups and downs of owning your own business and helped me through any and all problems, from staying focused during a really tough break-up to branding myself to ensure my business continually grows. I never understood the importance of having a support system because I was always very "independent" but Amber's insights and support have been invaluable. She helped me realize my unique potential, my self-inflicted challenges, the importance of time management and taking action, how to focus and achieve what I truly want, and most of all how to overcome the challenges of running my own business. I HIGHLY suggest Amber to anyone who is looking to take the next step in their business.
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.
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.
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
Created rhythm in my week and seeing results!
After listening to Amber's podcast, and especially the on-air strategy sessions, I knew working with her would create more productivity in my week - and increase my potential to retain clients and create new client relationships - by making the most of my time.
My theory is my week is going to happen, one way or another, may as well be as intentional as possible at making the most of my time. With Amber's coaching, we have created a strategy that's created a rhythm in my week that takes advantage of my strengths. In a short amount of time, I'm already seeing results of the first framework we created just for me.
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.
Helping me cut through the clutter
I own a few different businesses with a whole lot of moving parts and I had listened to Amber on a podcast and I wanted to see if she could help me cut through the clutter. We got started and she has been great with helping me focus on what's most important. I have learned a lot from her and I'm thankful for all my time spent.
Increased staff's ability to handle a greater workload
I hired Amber for her coaching and training services. She helped design new and more efficient systems for my staff and, as a result, increased their ability to handle more workload. I highly recommend her company and services!
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.
I'm now on a positive path
l like Amber’s direct but personable style of giving valuable advice and teaching concepts. I joined Leverage Lab™ because I was tired of feeling like I “should” be able to apply the concepts talked about on her podcast on my own, when in reality I need help applying them. I’m now on a positive path toward a goal of feeling greater clarity, intention, and control in my workdays and workweeks.
I have really appreciated being able to attend the many masterclass sessions in person and/or watch replays (often more than once). I’m a novice productivity student and value the group coaching dynamic that allows insight into other perspectives, real-world implementation, and similar productivity concerns that small business-owners face at all different productivity levels.
Packed with step by step digestible information!
Amber's masterclasses (and podcasts) have improved my day to day productivity while chiseling away the overwhelming feelings of being an entrepreneur. Packed with straight forward, step by step, and digestible information, her teaching has allowed me to immediately implement activities I've been wanting to improve for years. Thank you Amber, I wouldn't be making this progress without you!
Tangible strategies, insight, and accountability
During our strategy session, Amber helped me uncover where I was getting unfocused and gave me tangible strategies I could start using right away, including batching tasks, using a power hour on Fridays to answer non-urgent emails, and blocking white space on my calendar. Besides the specific strategies, though, the most valuable part of the coaching call was that I was finally being intentional about how I was going to spend my time. I made a commitment to myself to make a change and Amber's gentle yet direct guidance gave me the insight and accountability to do so.
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.
Guaranteed to prosper and expand your business
I am so grateful for Amber’s mentorship through her S.T.O.P.! group coaching program. She helped me learn how to focus more on running my two businesses and become more organized in my personal and professional dealings, especially in my office. I gained great momentum and was able to quickly finish my 2019 vision board. I also had a great time working with the other professional individuals in our group. I encourage you to invest in your business by enrolling in Amber’s S.T.O.P.! program because you are guaranteed to prosper and expand your business.
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!
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.
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.
Thorough and practical program that makes a big difference
I’d been experiencing difficulty with managing tasks and projects, creating a model week, energy management, and general overwhelm.
I was familiar with the concepts from Amber’s podcast but this tied everything together and made it applicable to me. I am using all of the thorough and practical information I learned and it is making a big difference. Amber has a gift for figuring out roadblocks to productivity and solutions to those problems.
Now, I am tweaking my model week, using morning, evening, start up and shutdown routines, implementing a task management system, keeping my emails at inbox zero, and focusing on profit producing metrics. Thanks Amber!
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!
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!
Walked with me like a friend and a professional coach
I found Amber's podcast serendipitously over two years ago and enjoyed her content. Her style was friendly and professional, and I used her tips and got encouragement in my business. As a newer realtor, I was getting information coming in from so many sources, but I continued to go back to Amber's messaging over and over. In about December 2020, after putting in 50 - 60+ hour work weeks the whole year, I needed some clear focus to create the business I wanted and not just be run over by the business. I hired Amber for 1:1 coaching, and she quickly figured out where I was coming from, what my strengths were, and what my weaknesses were. She helped me create a work week that included boundaries, family time, and organization, and taught me how to implement an assistant so I can focus on what I love (serving people) while knowing the other work was also getting done. Her Master Classes are excellent as well. Amber has walked with me like a friend and a professional coach. I trust her and truly appreciate the opportunity to work with her.
A solid growth decision
Being an avid Productivity Straight Talk Podcast junkie for the past 4+ years, and having dabbled in a few of her free mini-courses, I finally took the plunge and reached out to Amber for a free discovery call last year! It was a solid growth decision. I have loved working with Amber one on one and having her help me dive into my business-specific hangups.
Amber has a wonderful way of helping me to focus on what is truly important to get my business to the next level. She has business insight that helped me see the big picture of how to move forward with both my personal and business goals. She takes a holistic approach in her coaching, knowing that one's personal life is as important as one's business life and she knows how to encourage and motivate her clients to move forward.
If you are on the fence about getting into coaching, no matter your profession, I would highly recommend jumping on a Discovery Call with Amber, to see how she can help you successfully grow your business and take your business to the next level! I have also enjoyed the insight, tips, and road map laid out for my business, being an active member of Leverage Lab.
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.
Have time now to create new products and services!
I kept getting frustrated with my unpredictable schedule and how to grow my business when I felt like I didn't have time to focus on activities that moved the needle. I'd done nearly everything (Amber) recommended on her show but when I finally sat down with her for a coaching session, she helped me see the time block that I had in my schedule each week that would allow me to focus on growth. Since our session, I was able to do a big product launch that I never would have considered in the past. I'm months ahead in content scheduling and have time now to create new products and services that are going to help me diversify. Thanks Amber!
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.
Doing much better with my planning, calendar, and routines!
I didn't know what to expect from Time Management Made Simple, but I knew it would be awesome based on Amber’s existing content. The format of taking small, actionable steps and building on prior concepts really resonated with me in a way no other productivity method or planning process ever had.
I loved learning to identify and apply high-value activities to workload planning across our entire team, and finally creating my ideal week. TMMS is an incredible framework for high-performing folks with tons of priorities to get truly focused on actual productivity.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Created the results we needed.
Amber provided training and created the results we needed. Her knowledge is what we lacked, her skills where exceptional, and the value was so worth it.
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.
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.
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.