Carson Tate — author of WORK SIMPLY: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style and Own It. Love It. Make It Work.: How to Turn Your Current Job Into Your Dream Job is Founder and Principal of Working Simply, a management consulting firm whose mission is to bring productivity with passion back to the American workplace. She focuses on tailoring proven methods of improving employee productivity, engagement and overall time investment to her clients’ unique needs. Carson also serves as a consultant, coach and trainer to executives at Fortune 500 companies including AbbVie, Coca-Cola Consolidated Bottling Company, Deloitte, Wells Fargo (multiple divisions of), Ryder System, Inc. and VF.

Carson is a nationally renowned expert on workplace productivity, whose views have been included in top-tier business media including Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and Fast Company, and more, as well as in a guest column for the New York Times. In addition, Carson is lead trainer of the Working Simply Certified Coach program, which teaches individuals to employ Working Simply methods in their own consulting practices. The program includes the Productivity Style Assessment tool, which Carson developed based on Ned Herrmann’s concept of Whole Brain® thinking.  

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As a leader, to build and lead empowered, engaged teams that will thrive in the workplace of today requires that you focus your time, energy, and attention on establishing new work norms.

In this session participants will learn how to ensure their expectations are clear, team member priorities support and drive business objectives, and how to create and promote a culture of accountability. Participants will also evolve their team’s collaboration systems and processes to optimize productivity and ensure inclusion, and learn strategies to support their team members’ social and emotional wellbeing needs.

 This topic can be a stand-alone 45 – 60 minute keynote or a 2+ hour workshop.


The workplace of today requires a new approach to employee engagement where leaders reimagine one-size-fits- all engagement strategies and focus on each individual team member’s head and heart. To create meaningful associate engagement leaders need to understand and support their team members’ autonomy, development, and connection needs.

In this session participants will learn:

how to identify and aid their team members’ autonomy needs and how to effectively use feedback as a catalyst for professional development, performance enhancement, and career advancement. Participants will also learn the two types of connections that are necessary for optimal performance and social wellbeing and how to cultivate them on their team.

This topic can be a stand-alone 45 – 60 minute keynote or a 2+ hour workshop.


Associate engagement in the workplace of today happens one conversation at a time. In this session participants will learn the social and emotional triggers that can derail and undermine conversations, how to identify and support team members’ social and emotional needs in conversations, and how to have conversations based on facts not stories or inferences.

This topic can be a stand-alone 45 – 60 minute keynote or a 2+ hour workshop.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

It’s time – your time - to conquer those feeling overwhelmed or giving into procrastination; it’s time you took control over the guilty feelings that lurk in when you can’t get more done in a day or answer all those emails.

This is your time to reclaim your life.

The truth is that you’re 100% in control of the solution: figuring what works best for you and your productivity style. When you start working smarter, not harder, you renew and refresh your relationship with time, your to-do list and your inbox.

It is time to feel empowered both personally and professionally so that you’re ready and willing to respond instead of react. It's time to focus on the high value projects and people that not only drive revenue, but also spark happiness, meaning, and purpose in your life.

Own It. Love it. Make it work.

The perfect job may be the job you already have…

Do you dread Monday mornings, count down the days to the weekend, or think your only option to advance your career, gain recognition, and love your work is to quit your job? 

There is another option.

Own It. Love It. Make It Work. reveals why you don’t have to rely on your company nor your boss for your professional fulfillment and engagement. Instead, you can take ownership for your career, your life, and your happiness—right now.

Renowned productivity consultant Carson Tate shows you to make your job work for you with proven strategies and tools including how to... 

Packed with actionable tools and inspiring, results-driven stories from Carson’s consulting work, Own It. Love It. Make It Work. equips you with a complete toolkit so you can make a living and enjoy your life. 

Conquering the Busyness Epidemic

Today’s busyness epidemic is a powerful, cultural phenomenon. But, you know what’s even more powerful? You and your innate ability to combat this obsession with time management in order to work simply and live fully. You just need the right strategies to help you do so.

Here’s the truth: Our lives are full, and the more engaged and involved we want to be in our work, our families or in our communities, the more people will need our valued time, energy, and attention. And you’ll want to give the right people, the right amount of time, energy, and attention. This is your time to prepare yourself and to get ahead of the busyness, so that you feel ready and able to reclaim your free time.

It is time to conquer the busyness epidemic once and for all using proven strategies and tools that enable you to take back control of your time and recapture the happiness in your life.

One Size Does Not Fit All: What is Your Unique Productivity Style?

Just like "one size fits all" t-shirts do not fit all, there is not just one productivity system that really works for everyone. As neuroscience continues to study the diversity in our cognitive thinking preferences, experts agree that productivity increases as individuals adopt smart strategies that support their natural left-brain or right-brain tendencies.

So, what is your unique productivity style? Take the Productivity Style Assessment®, to identify your unique productivity style and learn strategies that are tailored to support the ways in which you naturally engage in your everyday workflow. It’s time to figure out what works best for you, so that you can start implementing strategies customized for you and the impact you want to make on the world. When you’re working in a way that honors you and your Productivity Style, you’re happier, less-stressed, and more able to make a difference in your world.

Achieving Freedom from Workplace Stress: The 5 Things You Need to Know

You’re not alone when you realize that there’s unfinished work waiting for you; the average American worker has 37 hours of unfinished work on their desk. As nerve-wracking as that feels, freedom from workday stress is absolutely possible and easier to achieve than you ever could have imagined. By exploring your locus of control and examining how some of the stories you tell yourself are holding you back, you’ll be better able to manage your time, attention, energy, and impact at work.

It’s time you achieved some professional peace, calm, and happiness; and it’s within reach with these five things you need to know now.


Own It. Love It. Make It Work.: How to Turn Your Current Job Into Your Dream Job

Do you dread Monday mornings, count down the days to the weekend, or think your only option to advance your career, gain recognition, and love your work is to quit your job? 

There is another option.

Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style 

Make work simple by using the tools and tactics that are right for you.

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