Laura Stack

Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Noted Performance and Productivity Expert, also known as The Productivity Pro!


Associations, Corporate


Leadership, Life Balance, Peak Performance, Productivity, Teamwork/Teambuilding, Time Management/Self-Management

Full Bio

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE, is known internationally by her moniker "The Productivity Pro." Stack is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and noted authority on employee and team productivity. She is the President & CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a boutique consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. Stack was the 2011-2012 President of the National Speakers Association.

For over 25 years, Laura Stack's keynote speeches and seminars have helped associations and Fortune 1000 corporations improve output, increase speed in execution, and save time in the office. She is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to deliver bottom-line results. Stack is a member of the prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, which has fewer than 200 members worldwide), and has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

Laura Stack is the bestselling author of seven books published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler, including her newest, FASTER TOGETHER: Accelerating Your Team's Productivity (Jan. 2018). Her books have been published in more than 20 foreign editions, and she is a featured columnist for the American Business Journal, LinkedIn, Time Management, and Productive magazines. Stack has produced more than 50 online training programs.

Laura Stack has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Forbes magazine. Stack has been a spokesperson for Fellowes, Microsoft, 3M, Skillsoft, Office Depot, Day-Timer, and Xerox. Her client list includes top Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Aramark, Bank of America, GM, Wells Fargo, and Time Warner, plus government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Air Force Academy, the Census Bureau, the U.S. Senate, and the Department of Defense.

Laura Stack lives with her husband and three children in Denver, Colorado.


What Laura does...

Presents high-energy, high-content keynotes and seminars at leadership, management, sales, association, and department meetings to help attendees skyrocket personal productivity and performance.

Three primary audiences...

  1. Leadership meetings (CXO, VP, Director)
  2. Management Meetings (Mid-to-Senior Level Managers Sales Managers, Line Managers)
  3. Individual Contributors and Professionals (staff, department, team, sales,  all-hands, training, association meetings)

Where to use Laura...

  • Sales associations and sales meetings for entrepreneurial salespeople (financial services, professional services, insurance, real estate, pharmaceutical, business owners).
  • Staff and middle management level "office" and "staff" positions (marketing, admins, IT, HR, PR, operations, purchasing, etc.)
  • Fortune 1000 corporate training seminars and workshops on improving personal productivity, time management, life balance, email control, and organizational skills.

Laura's unique selling points...

  • Member of the prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, which has fewer than 175 members worldwide.
  • The ONLY woman in the world with the CPAE, an MBA, and the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation.
  • Past president of the National Speakers Association
  • Bestselling author of seven books published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler
  • Former spokesperson for Fellowes, Xerox, Office Depot, 3M, Microsoft, and Day-Timer.
  • The media's go-to person on workplace issues; she's been featured on CNN, NBC-TV, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times.

Laura's a great fit any time you hear your employees or members say...

"I just lost half of my sales team to layoffs but still have to hit higher numbers this year."
"We are so overwhelmed with work and don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done."
"I have 2,000 emails in my email in-box and get hundreds more every day."
"Our staff works insane hours trying to keep up with everything there is to do."
"We are so stressed out and have no life balance from working too long and hard."

Perfect audiences...

  • Leaders who need to deliver bottom-line results with fewer people.
  • Managers who need to improve team productivity and output but can't add staff.
  • Salaried employees who are working well over 40 hours a week and want greater life balance.
  • Sales professionals and road warriors with heavy administrative burdens.
  • Administrative professionals trying to keep the boss and every else organized.

Clients include...

Cisco Systems, KPMG, GM, Microsoft, IBM, Tyco, MolsonCoors, the Denver Broncos, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Wells Fargo, Mobil, Time Warner, VISA


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