MY Methodology

How I'm Different

Differentiated Instruction

When I was a classroom teacher, one of the biggest challenges to be met was providing the correct lesson plan and teaching style for each student.  Learning how to make one lesson that fits with students at multiple levels is perhaps the greatest challenge any teacher faces.

It is no wonder that most professional training offered today is of a packaged, one-size-fits-all sort of solution as it is a very difficult thing to do otherwise.

If an individual or a team finds meaning in a packaged program and can apply it to their day-to-day work, there’s a chance for success with these one-and-done seminars.  I’ve certainly attended many that have worked for me.  I am not opposed to such offsites, seminars, and trainings.  However, I intend to do something different with Agile Time Coach. 

I don’t  assume any single time management strategy or process works the same for everyone.  This just isn’t how humans learn. 

Detailed Notes and Direction

I ask detailed questions of individuals and teams prior to any coaching or on-site seminar so that I can determine what recommendations and training path will be best for bringing about a positive change to productivity and work-life balance.  

I will get to know you or your team, taking notes to build an assessment of your needs before we work together.  

Every coaching session and seminar is uniquely planned to meet the needs of the audience for which it is intended.

With differentiated instruction centered on your needs, real learning can take place making positive changes that last.

Still have questions about how things work?  Please see the FAQs under the Offerings page.

Here’s what a leading Learning and Development website writes about retention and seminars:

  • After one hour, people retain less than half of the information presented.
  • After one day, people forget more than 70 percent of what was taught in training.
  • After six days, people forget 75 percent of the information in their training.
  • Forgetting isn’t just the learner’s fault — the presentation of information can either hinder or spur memory.
  • People often forget because it was never actually learned in the first place, whether their gnat-sized attention spans or unclear messages are to blame.
  • Interference occurs when information is not learned deeply (e.g. when it’s not applicable to someone’s day-to-day work).
  • To learn, the brain builds on existing knowledge.
  • Corporations spend over 70 billion dollars on training (yep, that includes all of those one-and-done, fancy seminars).