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Collaborating with my clients to increase productivity,
work more efficiently, and drive business growth.

 

Boost focus and productivity while growing your bottom line.

Today’s legal environment puts immense pressure on professionals to deliver more efficiently than ever to remain competitive.

 

If you’re a law firm, an attorney, or a busy professional who would benefit from less stress and more productivity, you’re in the right place. At Firm Focus, we provide you with the tools and training to do just that. 

 

We offer speaking engagements, interactive workshops, and group training to help your business grow. Speaking engagements are curated and customized to the needs and desired outcomes for each client. Firm Focus works closely with each client to create onsite or offsite workshops to achieve the desired results. We create a dynamic environment that promotes engagement and powerful discussion. We focus our programs to strengthen morale and boost employee culture while adding fun to the learning process.

 

As a result, firms grow their bottom line while participants experience greater job satisfaction, increase focus and efficiency, and obtain a healthier work-life balance.

Featured Speaker - May 2022

"Sarah is an amazing speaker and she offered our group of legal professionals great tips and tricks on time management. She engaged with us and her hands-on approach won us over."

 

- Jessica Urioste, CCLS Office Manager 

Notary Public Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP

ARTT Email Productivity Course

Presentation Topic Overview: Email Management & Organization

The ARTT™ Email Productivity Course will help you take control of your inbox and let you decide how YOU want your day to go. No more working against a never-ending email to-do list. It is time for you to master the ARTT™ of email.

  • Implementing a new mindset to interact and use email as a tool, not a to-do list

  • New framework to take control of your emails

  • Using ARTT™ to upgrade your email flow

  • How to prioritize and organize emails to fit your schedule

  • How to never forget or lose important emails

  • How to redesign your calendar to use your time efficiently without burning out

Recommended for: Overwhelmed lawyers and busy professionals or those who need better systems in place during their workday.

Testimonial:

“The ARTT Email Productivity System is working beyond my expectations – in just one month, I’ve reduced my unsorted inbox from 9,000+ emails to just 1,875 emails and cut the sent folder by half!”

Deb Doyle | President of Stage2 Marketing

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Learn To Do More, By Doing Less

Become a Delegating Master

Presentation Topic Overview:  Delegation Strategies

The most successful businesspeople did not advance in their careers alone.  After all, they have the same 24-hours in a day that we all possess.  Many of these same successful individuals also experience some of the same preservations that you do when it comes to delegating: lack of trust, desire to control things, hesitancy to spend money, or concern it won’t get done to your expectations.

The big differentiator is that successful people quickly recognize that, to achieve more in their business, they have to find ways to actually do less.  They realize that the secret to accelerating their professional growth is to work smarter and not harder by leveraging qualified colleagues and professionals.  They appreciate that they can learn to become a delegating master.  Are you ready to learn to do more by doing less and become a delegating master, too?

Attendees will leave this program feeling empowered to trust others to help them, and ready to do less!  After the program, attendees will:

 

  • Identify why they struggle with delegating to others

  • Learn why delegation is essential for professional and personal growth

  • Gain confidence that delegation can be easy and pay dividends in return

  • Feel inspired and motivated to plan ahead, get organized, and trust others to succeed

  • Get more done and exceed their own expectations

 

Recommended for: Busy professionals who struggle to keep up with it all and want to find opportunities to do less in order to get more done.  Ideally, these busy professionals already have team members or assistants they can delegate to; however, that is not a requirement.

Testimonial:

"The TORQUE method is a powerful description of how to be an effective delegator.  Thank you for that insight.”

From Frazzled to Focused

Presentation Topic Overview:

General Productivity Tips & Designing a Proactive Workday

 

From Frazzled to Focused helps attorneys and legal professionals get past work-related overwhelm. Design your day with productive and intentional systems so you can work effectively and succeed without burnout. 

 

Following this session, attendees will: 

 

  • Mitigate interruptions and prevent distractions 

  • Break down projects effectively 

  • Plan and design a workday that they are confident in 

  • Delegate and communicate more with their teams 

 

Recommended for: Lawyers and legal professionals who want tangible and high-level strategies to apply and improve time-management and increase work productivity while working fewer hours.

Testimonial:

"The resources and exercises during Sarah’s presentation were great! She was top-notch and everything was so relatable. Sarah was my motivation for the day. I went back to the office and said ‘I will be productive.’"

- Maggie Lopez, Litigation Legal Secretary, Jones Day

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Get More Done Today!

Presentation Topic Overview:

Productivity & Project Management Tools at Your Fingertips

Simplicity is the key to getting more done. With so many productivity applications on the market, it’s hard to know which works best for busy professionals. This workshop covers the fundamental concepts of productivity apps like Trello, Asana, and Monday.com and explains how and why they work. Learn simple techniques and strategies to boost productivity without having to subscribe to productivity applications. 

 

Following this session, attendees will: 

 

  • Identify whether they are left or right brain thinkers 

  • Organize and track their tasks and projects with ease

  • Effectively manage workload with simple techniques without extra management tools 

  • Get more done and exceed their own expectations 

 

Recommended for: Busy professionals who struggle to keep up with it all and want to simplify their productivity lists, reclaim control, and get more done.

Testimonial:

“Sarah, I’ve been a Project Manager for too many years; more than I care to count. This information is fabulous.”

- Susan Schwartz, President, The River Birch Group

Stop Welcoming the Distractions!

Presentation Topic Overview:  Controlling Interruptions & Distractions

Your time is valuable, but the distractions never seem to stop. Do distractions keep coming? Or are you letting them happen? This workshop guides you with techniques to stop welcoming distractions and interruptions into your already busy days. Participants will learn how to proactively manage time, mitigate frequent distractions, and increase billable hours. 

 

Following this session, attendees will: 

 

  • Identify distractions and interruptions that affect their workday

  • Understand the challenges of multi-tasking 

  • Break down projects into small bite-sized and manageable tasks 

  • Know how to free up time so they can increase billable hours 

 

Recommended for: Busy professionals who are chronically pulled away from productive work by distractions and interruptions.

Testimonial:

“This was a helpful session. I learned that it's not only the time taken away from my work to read a text on my cell, but also the time to bounce back from the distraction was very insightful! I would participate in a session with this speaker again.”

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Beyond the Typical Conference Tips
– Planning the Time!

Presentation Topic Overview: Ensuring Conferences are Beneficial and Not Overwhelming
 

Attending conferences is an important and necessary part of an attorney’s career in networking and continuing education.  Often times, attorneys sit in sessions and multi-task the work at the office.  It’s ineffective.

 

How can you manage what you need to do at the conference and back at the office most effectively?  This presentation is designed to help attorneys manage the time they have before, during, and after conference most effectively to still get everything done.  Reduce or eliminate the tasks that the “future you” will not do, leaving open brain power for the tasks and projects that are necessary and important.

 

Following this session, attendees will: 

 

  • Learn how to manage the work that is still happening at the office while they are at conference

  • Feel more in control of the time investment before, during, and after a conference

  • Learn how to best utilize the time in the moment at the conference efficiently and productively

  • Have the tools needed to apply the strategies and succeed in implementation

 

Recommended for: First-time, or even frequent, conference attendees who feel overwhelmed before, during, or post conferences and would like tips on how to maximize the time.

"The resources and exercises during Sarah’s presentation were great! She was top notch and everything was so relatable. Sarah was my motivation for the day. I went back to the office and said ‘I will be productive.’"

- JMaggie Lopez, Litigation Legal Secretary, Jones Day

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Overwhelmed with emails?

Master the art of email with the ARTT Email Productivity System.