Productivity & Professional Development Coaching

Productivity Coaching

We offer coaching packages specifically focused on common productivity and professional development topics and a la carte sessions if none of the packages seem to fit your needs. At this time, all coaching sessions are provided by Zarvana CEO, Matt Plummer. Matt founded Zarvana after figuring out how to reduce the hours he was working at a premier strategy and management consulting firm by 15-20% and ultimately, managing three to four projects in the time most others managed two. Matt has written extensively for Harvard Business Review and Inc.

Free Coaching Session Day: December Edition

On December 18th, Matt will be offering 14 free 30-minute coaching sessions on any productivity, time management, professional development, or burnout prevention question on your mind. See what past participants and clients have said. Book a slot before they’re all gone!

Coaching packages: (ongoing)

All packages except the Control Your Email Package and the 30 and 60 min a la carte packages come with a free 30-min consultation. Schedule your free consultation.

What Others Say

I worked with Matt after reading his insightful HBR piece on productivity. I took the Zarvana assessment and he designed our coaching sessions to focus on 2-3 key areas of growth (time, workload and email management). The results have been outstanding: his advice have saved me lots of time and energy, and a year after the coaching I still feel serene and empowered when my inbox or list of tasks get jammed. Matt is also very empathic and during our coaching he was keen on finding just the right solutions for my case, and that was extremely helpful. I would strongly recommend Matt to anyone looking for robust coaching on productivity and personal efficiency.

Taline Mouradian | Global Brand Lead, Beauty & Luxury, Google

Matt is an extremely thoughtful coach that can quickly diagnose a problem and provide you with a roadmap for meaningful results. He’s especially skilled with asking insightful questions so that he can craft his feedback according to your needs. Highly recommend Matt if you’re looking for someone with a ton of management and coaching experience.

Nico Martinez | Senior Consultant, Deloitte

In three years as a management consultant and another two working at a mix of startups and public companies, I’ve reported to 30+ people (including Matt) and collaborated with dozens. My experience working with Matt is easily top 5%. He’s intentional about people dynamics, insightful across a range of topics, and unusually efficient. He’s one of the first I go to for advice. Highly recommend.

Stephen Zerfas | Software Engineer, Lyft

I worked with Matt the The Bridgespan Group and also completed one of his productivity programs. Matt is absolutely fantastic – smart, focused, adaptable, and inspiring for his teammates and colleagues. He made me a better consultant when we worked on the same team, and a more productive employee through his program. Anyone would be lucky to work with Matt!

Mariah Rich Collins | Manager, The Bridgespan Group

When it comes to productivity and efficiency, Matt not only is a knowledgeable expert, but he is a real life example of how to create a thriving work and home life. He is passionate about helping professionals create sustainable habits that become lifestyles of productivity, excellence and growth. Matt’s expertise is demonstrated through his multiple published articles as well as speaking engagements. He has mastered the strategy of transforming productivity into an accessible, step by step process to make it a part of your every day life.

What’s even better is that it exists in an online, global platform called Zarvana.com. Matt has a high value and deep understand of what the industry around him is not only doing, but projecting in the area of professional growth, health and productivity. I believe Matt will continue to be a thought leader in this area and help professionals create a thriving work and life balance that benefits their homes and professional environments.

Bryan Rheem | Project Manager & Business Catalyst

Matt is a fountain of knowledge of science- and research-based productivity hacks. Through a one-on-one phone consultation, Matt was personable and thoughtfully responded to my questions regarding best practices re: time management and email best practices. I highly recommend a conversation with Matt to learn more. Who wouldn’t like to up their performance game and accomplish as much as or more than they were previously in 15-20% less time?

Margaret Tumino Mills | Project Manager, Digital Marketer

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Productivity Upgrade Package… $960

Productivity is not just about getting work done; it’s the amount of impact you create per hour. As a result, becoming more productive requires that you learn how to do everything in the most efficient, most effective way. We’ve done the research to identify over 150 behaviors the research shows are both effective and time-saving. This package will help you identify what improvements will offer you the greatest returns and then help you incorporate those improvements into your professional routine as habits. You can expect to save over an hour a day and deliver higher performing work.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to measure and assess your own productivity
  • Which areas of productivity you could benefit from investing in the most and where your strengths are
  • Best practices in the following areas and more: email, prioritization, focus, motivation, people & team management, critical thinking, personal sustainability, technology, project management
  • How to turn behaviors into habits
  • How to replace counterproductive habits with productive ones
  • How to increase your productivity at an above-average rate for the rest of your life

What’s included:

  • Free 30-min consultation: Schedule here
  • Six bi-weekly 60-min phone/video conversations over the course of three months focused first on identifying the areas of greatest improvement and then developing action plans for achieving those improvements
  • Unlimited email/text/phone support during the three-month period
  • Email/text support for three months following the last conversation
  • Zarvana Time-Finder Diagnostic report
  • Three months of free access to the Zarvana productivity app
  • Closing report recapping everything we’ve discussed and laying out a plan for sustaining improvements in 5-10 pages
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Control Your Email Package… $125

This package will transform the role of email in your life from an overwhelming annoyance to an effective tool. The package includes two 30-min calls two weeks apart.

During the first call, we’ll talk you through our research-backed email management system that has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Market Watch – and help you tailor it to your work context and personality. During the second call, we’ll discuss how the last two weeks went and make any adjustments to your system to help you sustain the system for months and years in the future.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How many and which email folders to create
  • How to clear out your inbox – whether you have 100 or 10,000 emails in your inbox – in ~15 mins
  • How to move every email out of your inbox the first time to read it
  • How to integrate your to-do list with your email so you don’t have to use your inbox as your to-do list
  • How to turn off notifications without upsetting coworkers or clients
  • How often to check your email and what to do when you check it
  • Shortcuts to archive emails super quickly
  • How to set up rules/filters to automatically archive certain emails and which emails to set up this way

What’s included:

  • Two 30-min phone/video conversations
  • Unlimited email/text/phone support during the two-week period
  • Email support for 30 days following the second conversation
  • One month of free access to the Zarvana productivity app
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Accelerate Your Professional Development Package… $1,820

You have professional aspirations that feel a bit out of reach, or you simply want to achieve them faster than you think you can do on your own. We can relate. We have been relentlessly focused on developing as rapidly as we can.

Professional development is part self-improvement, part personal branding, and part upward management. You can be more effective than anyone else in your role, but if you don’t know how to brand yourself and add value to your superiors, you may not get where you want to go.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Your priority areas of professional development
  • How to grow most efficiently in the areas you need to grow
  • How to define your personal brand and how to build that brand
  • How to convince your superiors you’re ready for more responsibilities
  • How to get opportunities that are above you
  • How to distinguish yourself from your peers

What’s included:

  • Free 30-min consultation: Schedule here
  • Three weekly 60-min phone/video conversations during the first month. The first two conversations are discovery calls, in which we will learn enough about you to develop a six-month professional development plan. We share the plan with you and then review and update it during the third conversation.
  • Professional development written plan
  • Six monthly 60-min phone/video conversations during the next six months
  • Two quarterly 60-min phone/video conversations during the following six months
  • Unlimited email/text/phone support during the 13 months
  • One year of free access to the Zarvana productivity app
  • Closing report recapping everything we’ve discussed and laying out a plan for sustaining improvements in 5-10 pages
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Overcome Procrastination Package… $1,760

Procrastination can be one of the most challenging counterproductive habits to overcome. If you struggle with chronic procrastination, there’s a good chance you feel like you’ve done everything… and nothing works. We get it… but we also have seen that, in some cases, small changes can create a surprisingly large impact. In other cases, the opposite is true: deep examination of the psychological and emotional causes of procrastination is necessary. We help you with both and everything in between.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The 4 overarching strategies for overcoming procrastination
  • The root cause(s) behind why you procrastinate
  • An understanding of why the things you’ve tried in the past haven’t worked
  • How to identify counterproductive belief systems that are causing procrastination
  • How to replace counterproductive belief systems
  • How to make any task more motivating
  • How to reduce temptations to procrastinate
  • How to strengthen your willpower so you can do work you don’t want to do
  • How to replace counterproductive habits with productive ones

What’s included:

  • Free 30-min consultation: Schedule here
  • Four weekly 60-min phone/video conversations during the first month
  • Four bi-weekly 60-min phone/video conversations during the second and third month
  • Three monthly 60-min phone/video conversations during fourth, fifth, and sixth months
  • Unlimited email/text/phone support during the six-month period
  • Email/text support for six months following the last conversation
  • Six months of free access to the Zarvana productivity app
  • Closing report recapping everything we’ve discussed and laying out a plan for sustaining improvements in 5-10 pages
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New Managers Package… $1,280

You’ve done well as an individual contributor and received the promotion to management. Congratulations! We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but high-performing individual contributors don’t always turn into great managers. Managing people and teams takes a different set of skills. This coaching package is designed to teach you all the best practices in a personalized, applicable way, while providing ongoing coaching on how to excel as a manager.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What types of feedback to give, how frequently to give each type, and how to deliver each type effectively
  • How to be a coach and accelerate the development of your people
  • How to delegate
  • How to create an inviting and productive team environment
  • How to solicit candid upward feedback
  • How to assess the performance of your team and team members efficiently
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • How to turn around underperformers

What’s included:

  • Free 30-min consultation: Schedule here
  • Four weekly 60-min phone/video conversations during the first month during which a portion of each call is focused on teaching you the four key skills of people management: feedback, delegation, people development, and team management
  • Four bi-weekly 60-min phone/video conversations during the second and third months
  • Unlimited email/text/phone support during the three-month period
  • Email/text support for three months following the last conversation
  • Three months of free access to the Zarvana productivity app
  • Closing report recapping everything we’ve discussed and laying out a plan for sustaining improvements in 5-10 pages
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Burnout Recovery Package… $1,760

Burnout has a draining effect on your performance and quality of life. At its worst, burnout can cause you to leave a career you otherwise love. While some cases of burnout are primarily caused by your work environment, there are almost always actions you can take to improve your scenario. We’ve written extensively on what causes burnout and how you can prevent it and recover from it in Harvard Business Review and Inc.

During our first session, we’ll determine what is causing you to feel burnt out and identify the first action(s) to take to provide relief. Over the next several sessions, we’ll build out your toolset so that you are fully equipped to overcome burnout. In the final session, we’ll develop a plan together to help you avoid falling prey to burnout in the future.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The six factors that cause burnout and what specifically is causing you to feel burnt out
  • Which burnout recovery interventions work, and which don’t
  • How to escape burnout
  • How to know if you’re going to burn out before you do
  • What habits to instill to prevent burnout from recurring in the future

What’s included:

  • Free 30-min consultation: Schedule here
  • Four weekly 60-min phone/video conversations during the first month
  • Four bi-weekly 60-min phone/video conversations during the second and third month
  • Three monthly 60-min phone/video conversations during fourth, fifth, and sixth months
  • Unlimited email/text/phone support for a full year
  • Six months of free access to the Zarvana productivity app
  • Closing report recapping everything we’ve discussed and laying out a plan for sustaining improvements in 5-10 pages
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A la Carte

30 min call… $60 | Book now

60 min call… $205 | Book now

6 session package… $910 | Schedule free consultation | Book now