Productivity guru, kind spirit, and a wicked smart lady
Amber is a gem! Productivity guru, kind spirit, and a wicked smart lady. Her coaching and support helped me tremendously! She had a way of getting to the true core of my challenges, something I was not able to see on my own. As someone who is also fairly organized and loves all things productivity, I was thrilled to find a kindred spirit, where we would speak in short-hand, finish each other’s sentences, and just really get each other. It was a gift and a blessing to work with Amber, whom I continuously recommend to my peers
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.
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.
Offered solutions that fit me and the way I work
I was overwhelmed with how to do my tasks in a simple and efficient way, that didn't take more time than it was worth. Amber lasered in with her insightful, ever so helpful way, got to the root of my specific issues, and offered solutions that fit me and the way I work. Her insights, tips, and recommendations have been invaluable and have prevented much gnashing of teeth and migraines. Not only did she solve a bunch of challenges I was having, she made it totally and completely doable and dare I say fun! Working with Amber is top notch problem solving and pain relief.
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.
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!
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.
Take the next step and schedule a Discovery Call
Having Amber focus her insights on my business' productivity challenges was unbelievably valuable.
If you think Amber is great on her podcast, take the next step and schedule a Discovery Call to find out how you can work with her!
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.
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.
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.
Solutions to my roadblocks
As a coach, Amber has a no-nonsense approach and a strong ability to hold you accountable. She called me out when necessary and never failed to dive deep into the nitty gritty to find solutions to my roadblocks.
My calendar used to be a mess and I was never able to keep up with the deluge of work. I had so much on my schedule that I worked late nights to get it all done. Amber helped me differentiate between what tasks needed my attention and what tasks just ate up my time that I could offload or just weren’t important. I started prioritizing, delegating, and creating white space for what matters most.
Amber provided all the tools to effectively manage my time and be a productive business owner. Now, when I come across something that I instinctively want to tackle right away (like an email that requires more than a simple response), I ask myself, ‘does this really need to be addressed right now? If not, can it wait until my Power Hour later in the week?’ That one habit keeps me on task and gives me so much more freedom!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.