Work-Life Re-Balance For Purposeful Productivity

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Taught by Amanda Crowell

Amanda Crowell is a writer,  professor and improvement coach, working alongside hundreds of people as they work to improve some part of their work or life. At the Brainery, Amanda brings lessons and tools from improvement science, psychology, user centered design, and action research to power your personal improvement. As a professor at the School of Education at Hunter College, Amanda works with teacher candidates as they navigate their first experience in an urban public school. As a consultant at Eskolta School Research and Design, Amanda provided professional learning opportunities across the city focused on utilizing improvement science to get better at getting better.  Amanda has a PhD from Columbia in cognitive psychology and her writing has been featured in Quartz, JSTOR daily, and others places around the web.  For more information, check out her website:

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October 2017 session postponed. 

You love your work and pride yourself on your ability to work under intense deadlines and balance multiple priorities. You are a team player and passionate about doing a great job. But lately, you've begun to feel that your burning desire to do a great job at work has set the rest of your life on fire.

It doesn't have to be like this. You can do a GREAT job at work, while carving time for a life outside of work if you are willing to set up some systems that support purposeful productivity.

​In this three-week workshop, we will begin by examining your goals and reconnecting with your personal and professional hopes. Then we will work to create a life that supports your purposeful productivity through time and task management and creating boundaries in your work. Each week will involve some exercises to do on your own, to ensure that you are supported by our class community as you change.

Work life "balance" might be an urban myth, but with some basic tools and a commitment to your boundaries, you can carve out time for a rich life outside of work. How you use that time (time for a hobby, family, or starting a business on the side?) is up to you!


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