Meet Ann Gomez

Speaker and USA Today bestselling author, Ann Gomez, has trained some of the world’s busiest people, helping them reclaim their time and empowering them to do their best work.

The founder and president of global training organization, Clear Concept Inc., Ann has 20 years of experience delivering compelling and practical talks about productivity, collaboration, mindset and wellbeing. 

Ann is a sought-after speaker and media spokesperson. Her latest book, Workday Warrior, received an honourable mention for The Globe & Mail’s best management books.

Speaking Topics

An engaging and inspiring speaker, Ann is an expert at translating theory into practical strategies to help you transform the way you work – and live.

With every audience she meets, Ann instills what she has learned over two decades, presenting to thousands of people around the world and  empowering them to perform at their best. Each of Ann’s talks is grounded in leading research and years of experience working with busy professionals. 

Interested in booking Ann for a Speaking Event?

 

Workday Warrior: A proven path to reclaiming your time

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Life is busier than ever before. We are working longer hours, with more stress and more priorities, yet we seem to fall further and further behind. Our so-called leisure time is punctuated with interruptions, constantly lulling us back to work. We are led to believe we can prioritize our way out of this, but prioritization is broken. In Workday Warrior, you’ll learn a fresh approach to smash today’s time challenges – too many priorities, too many interruptions, and too much complexity. We don’t need more willpower, discipline, or hours in our day. Instead, we need a straightforward approach to help us reclaim our time and upgrade our work habits.

The Workday Warrior is a proven solution, designed for the world’s busiest people. You’ll learn about three key tools to help you concentrate your time and energy on your core priorities and protect time for what you value most. 

Find more time in your day so you can play at a higher level and feel more in control of your time.  Your work will never be the same.

 

Secrets of High-Performance Hybrid Teams

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High-performance team habits have never been more essential. Teams have experienced incredible disruptions, from virtual to hybrid work, massive industry shifts and unprecedented turnover. Given all of this, culture is more important than ever. Learn what your team needs to thrive – as individuals and as a collective group. Building on long-standing teaming principles, this session focuses on how you can bring out the best across your team, regardless of where you work. Strengthen trust, foster connections, and drive engagement with frequent recognition, developmental feedback and equal access to opportunities. Learn how to balance autonomy with collaboration routines, while providing each team member with the meaning and purpose they crave. Collectively, your team is capable of outstanding results, and we all deserve to work in a culture where we can thrive.

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      Your Thrive Mindset

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      Thriving at work requires a specific mindset: a thrive mindset. Elite performers know success is an inside game, regardless of what is happening around us. Learn proven, evidence-based habits to build your resiliency and skillfully navigate stressful situations. Recognize setbacks and failure as learning opportunities. Build your confidence and improve your presence. Recognize and curate limiting beliefs. Revisit your goals and self-imposed limits, so you can rise to your full potential and beyond. Embrace a thrive mindset to perform at your best when it matters most. These key lessons – the ones we all should have learned much earlier in life – will transform how you work and live. 

        Prioritize Your Wellbeing

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        Wellbeing is an essential foundation for our work and our life. Yet many people struggle to prioritize key behaviors such as sleep, exercise and eating well. Fostering healthy relationships, practicing gratitude, relaxation, and meditation are also crucial for restoring ourselves physically and mentally. This session will inspire you with practical strategies to prioritize your wellbeing. Even more importantly, we’ll cover the latest science in habit formation, so you can adopt the habits you crave. We know why wellbeing is important. It’s time we focus on how to prioritize the activities that matter most.

          Your Custom Presentation 

          Ann is committed to understanding your unique goals and audience, to develop customized programs to meet your needs.

          Each of the following topics may be integrated into personalized keynotes, webinars, fireside chats, breakout sessions, and Q&A.

          Productivity:

          • The power of focus
          • Prioritization
          • Proactive routines
          • Organization
          • Procrastination
          • The Email Warrior approach

          Collaboration:

          • Hybrid teaming
          • The ART of delegating
          • Challenging conversations
          • Fearless feedback
          • Compelling team visions
          • High-performance teaming

            Mindset & Wellbeing:

            • Thriving under stress
            • Empowering beliefs
            • Confidence
            • Presence
            • 7 Wellbeing pillars
            • Habits

              We have never worked with a presenter like Ann,
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              ho took so much care to customize the content to our firm’s unique needs.” 
              Attorney Development Manager, Law firm

              How can Ann empower you and your audience to do your best work?

              Let’s book a call to discuss.

              Your work and life will never be the same.

              Ann has helped thousands of people, just like you, at all stages of their career and across industries to:

              • Feel less overwhelmed and more in control
              • Boost productivity and restore balance
              • Use practical strategies to deal with a high volume of work, email, and meetings
              • Strengthen collaboration, feel less isolated and more connected
              • Cope with stress and build resilience to navigate challenges
              • Use purpose to fuel optimal performance
              • Manage energy and reclaim focus
              • Shift from surviving to thriving
              • Prioritize wellbeing

              Watch Ann on The Marilyn Denis show sharing the seven pillars of Wellbeing, along with practical tips we can all use to incorporate these key habits into our day.

              Ann’s speaking topics may be presented in-person, as well as live, interactive and engaging webinars.

              For more videos of Ann, please visit the Clear Concept website.

              Book Ann to speak at your next event

              How did you hear about us?

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              “Gomez empowers even the most successful people to use their time more effectively and accomplish more of what counts.”

              Steven Bushong, CEO, Bushong Media, and retired Senior Vice President, the Walt Disney Company

              Learn more about Ann

              Ann has been featured in The Globe & Mail and has appeared on CBC Radio, Global TV and BNN, and other major news outlets and online platforms, including Thrive Global. She is an active blogger and media spokesperson and a winner of the Women Business Enterprises (WBE) Canada Leader Award. Ann is also a recurring faculty member at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Initiative for Women in Business.

              Ann is a bestselling author and her latest book, Workday Warrior: A Proven Path to Reclaiming Your Time, received an honourable mention for The Globe & Mail’s best management books. Ann is also the author of The Email Warrior and a contributing author of The Younger Self Letters

              Ann and her team at Clear Concept work with people across industries, including law, finance, insurance, healthcare, consumer goods, and automotive. Our practical workshops, coaching and online training are designed to help people at any stage in their career.

              Prior to founding Clear Concept Inc., Ann was a management consultant at Kearney, and has an MBA from Queen’s University where she was the President of the MBA class. Ann also has an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Biology & Psychology) from McMaster University.

              Outside of work, Ann and her husband love spending time with their four active children.

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              What Audiences are Saying

              “Loving your course and The Email Warrior methods have been life changing. I have looked at other systems and nothing compares to this in terms of managing my work and setting boundaries on my time. I don’t know how I would have gotten through this past year without the systems I learned from you.”

              Amy SardnolaDirector, Compensation & Benefits

              "I would attend any talk Ann gives. She is so motivating and provides so many things I can start doing today to elevate myself and my work. She had great energy and made her content relevant to our world."

              Insurance Executive, Financial Services

              “Ann has so much energy and spoke with such poise and passion! I could have listened to her for hours! She is inspiring and always leaves me feeling motivated.”

              Insurance Executive, Finance industry

              “Ann was a wonderful speaker who engaged and educated her audience expertly. I could have listened to Ann for another hour. She brings news ideas and perspectives. It was very uplifting.”

              Insurance Executive, Financial Services

              “Reinforced my purpose and made me feel hopeful and inspired.”

              Law firm associate

              “The Email Warrior workshop changed my life.”

              PartnerGlobal Law Firm

              “Ann is one of the best presenters I have ever heard. She provided amazing tools and tangible material to use on the job.”

              PartnerLaw Firm

              “I have been using your amazing system for about a year now and it totally works – I love it. It has transformed not only my days at work, but I feel in better control of everything in my life.”

              Customer ServiceFinancial Services

              “Gomez empowers even the most successful people to use their time more effectively and accomplish more of what counts.”

              Steven Bushong, CEO, Bushong Media, and retired Senior Vice President, the Walt Disney Company

              “Ann’s very practical and inspiring suggestions will help you master your workday, so you can get what matters done.”

              Laura Vanderkam, author of Tranquility by Tuesday

              “Ann has a special talent for motivating and inspiring others.”

              Marty Britton, President & CEO, Britton Management Profiles Inc.

              Honoured to have presented to these thriving world class organizations:

              Featured in:

              CPA BC Magazine

              September 14, 2023

              Optimize your workday with a proactive routine

              Wall Street Journal

              September 13, 2023

              How a Timer (Not Your Phone’s) Can Help You Work Much More Efficiently

              CBC Radio

              September 5, 2023

              Trending now: Workplace “lazy jobs”

              CBC Radio

              August 28, 2023

              Back to school & work tips

              Chartered Professional Accountants

              June 8, 2023

              5 reasons to come into the office

              The Marilyn Denis Show

              April 2023

              7 pillars of wellbeing | Workday Warrior

              The Globe & Mail | Women's Collective

              April 26, 2023

              How to keep distractions at bay when working from home

              XL Legal Podcast

              February 15, 2023

              How to overcome the top 3 barriers that sabotage our time

              Homes & Gardens

              February, 2023

              How the one-touch rule can help you

              CHCH News

              January 31, 2023

              Not enough hours in the day?

              I've Read This

              January 31, 2023

              Rave reviews for Workday Warrior

              CBC Radio

              January 31, 2023

              Is your workday a struggle? Read this book 

              CityNews Vancouver Bookshelf

              January 15, 2023

              Ann Gomez (Workday Warrior)

              CBC Radio West

              January 10, 2023

              Listen for Ann at 41:00 min

              CityNews Ottawa

              January 6, 2023

              Listen to Ann’s interview with Sam Laprade in hour 3, at 30mins

              Dundurn Press

              January 5, 2023

              5 reasons life is better as a Workday Warrior

              The Globe and Mail

              December 15, 2022

              Prioritization is broken and you are suffering. To fix it, start by scrapping the to-do list.

              The Globe and Mail

              December 12, 2022

              The best management books of 2022 (Honourable mention)

              RBC Stories

              June 2022

              How procurement can be a powerful agent of change

              Chartered Professional Accountants - BC Chapter

              March 9, 2022

              How hybrid workers can safeguard productivity & connections

              Practising Law Institute, PD Center

              March 2022

              Leading successful hybrid teams

              Inside Scoop with Paula Rizzo

              February 3, 2022

              Secrets of High-Performing Hybrid Teams

              Precedent Magazine

              April 24, 2020

              How one large-firm partner is balancing family with work during the pandemic 

              CBC Life

              October 31, 2019

              The go-to productivity tips of efficiency experts

              CBC Radio

              July 18, 2018

              The shocking ripple effect of uncivil emails (and 7 ways to avoid this effect).

              The Morning Show

              January 18, 2018

              Ann Gomez sits down with Global TV’s Morning show to discuss how to manage digital clutter and a mountain of unread emails.

              CBC Radio

              July 4, 2017

              CBC Morning Radio: How to disconnect while on vacation

              The Globe & Mail

              April 24, 2017

              The three Ds of disciplining your e-mail inbox

              Written by Harvey Schachter

              The Toronto Sun

              April 11, 2017

              It’s time to take control of your inbox

              Written by Joanne Richard 

              Rotman event