Juliet Funt | High Energy Global Speaker, Advisor to the Fortune 500 on Surviving the age of Never Enough

Juliet Funt

High Energy Global Speaker, Advisor to the Fortune 500 on Surviving the age of Never Enough

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Juliet Funt

Featured in top media outlets such as Forbes, CNBC, Fast Company, and NPR, Juliet Funt is a globally renowned keynote speaker, tough-love advisor to the Fortune 500, founder and CEO of the efficiency training firm, Juliet Funt Group. Juliet is the author of A Minute to Think, nominated for the Next Big Idea Club curated by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Dan Pink. She is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork, and she has brought her powerful concepts to Spotify, National Geographic, Anthem, Vans, Abbott, Costco, Pepsi, Nike, Wells Fargo, Sephora, Sysco, and ESPN.

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Featured Keynote Programs

Wow Them

How to Build a Presentation from Start to Finish

(Also available: General Presentation Skills and Storytelling) Many professionals, even those with ample experience, either don’t have a system in place to plan a presentation or skip planning entirely, diving headfirst into assembling their elements without foresight. This approach rarely leads to success. Instead, this session will show them how to take a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to transform their presentations into persuasive and inspiring stories that command attention. The process is segmented into five critical stages: Material Gathering, Emotional Arc, Vivid Illustration, Honing, and Slide Creation. Each stage is a stepping stone in your journey to master the art of presentations, giving you the confidence and expertise to captivate any audience.

De-Crapify Your Workflow!

Solving the Equation of Too Much Work and Too Few People

Are your talented teams drowning in meetings, emails, decks, and to-dos without the foggiest clue about how to reduce the pile? Today’s organizations are aggressive in their goals, and workers often lack the skills to choose the right focus for their energies. Eventually, they can’t bear the workload anymore and leave, fail or quietly disengage. The solution, however, isn’t as simple as hiring more hands. Instead, it requires a significant paradigm shift in how we perceive activity vs. true productivity. This session offers a roadmap to this shift, providing practical tools, strategies, and frameworks to reevaluate, prioritize, and streamline your team’s workload. It champions the adoption of a Reductive Mindset, which emphasizes efficiency and effectiveness by ruthlessly eliminating unnecessary and non-value-adding touchpoints of the day.

Feed The Fire

Going Upstream from Mental Health at Work

Organizations are providing resources for mental health, and that’s good. But despite all of the yoga, therapists, and puppy parties (yes, really), there’s a problem. Rarely are these solutions going upstream to address the chronic, predictable, and solvable conditions and norms that make folks so stressed in the first place. Healthcare costs soar, and people remain unhappy.  As a remedy, this session shines a light on the concept of ‘white space’ - unscheduled, open periods that offer a much-needed breather and a platform for restoration. Drawing inspiration from Juliet Funt’s acclaimed book A Minute to Think, the session explores strategies to reclaim and make effective use of this margin. It also offers tools to alleviate burnout and exhaustion, simplify work, curb the flow of digital pestering, and reduce the weight of meetings.

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Strategies for Communicating in a Hybrid World

Hybrid work is here to stay, and so are the communication challenges that accompany it.  
As teams spread geographically, the dynamics of interpersonal communication morph, necessitating a transformation in our traditional strategies to maintain connection and efficacy. This session delves into the fundamental aspects of communication crucial for hybrid work success. It provides insights into our virtual presence, expressing ideas clearly and persuasively across various mediums, and on strategies to foster a cohesive team dynamic that transcends geographical dispersion. The session also outlines the perfect balance between synchronous and asynchronous communication, optimizing productivity while mitigating the risks of communication overload in a hybrid work environment.

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Featured Book

A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work by Juliet Funt

A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work

by Juliet Funt

“You’re going to want to share copies of this book with your overbooked friends and colleagues, but before you do, take some time to read it yourself. Funt’s wisdom around making space is priceless.” —Seth Godin, author of The Practice

Do you wish you could stop the mayhem of work and life and just take a minute? Do you sense you could contribute more if there were a little more room in the day? Does busyness deprive you and your burnt-out team of the oxygen your talents need to catch fire?

Many have felt that way, yet taking a pause has seemed impossible—until now.

In A Minute to Think, Juliet Funt, a globally recognized warrior in the battle against busyness, provides a powerful guide that will give you the permission, framework, and specific direction you need to do the following:

  • Regain control of your overloaded, caffeinated, inbox-worshiping workday
  • Liberate yourself and your teams from burnout and busywork
  • Reclaim creativity and focus despite the chaos around you
  • Bring thoughtfulness into designing your next work norms
  • Tame the beast of email and escape the mire of meetings
  • Find your precious minute to think

You’re not alone in your yearning for freedom from constant reactivity. The global workforce today is so fried that it belongs in the food court of a county fair. We’re relentlessly behind the curve, dousing fires everywhere, and our 3 a.m. insomnia provides the only unscheduled thinking time of the day.

What we need reinserted in our lives is the missing element of white space—short periods of open, unscheduled time that, when recaptured, change the very nature of work. White space is the stepping back, the strategic pause, the oxygen that allows the sparks of our efforts to catch fire. White space has the power to radically—and simply—reinvent the way we approach work in this maxed-out, post-COVID 21st-century world.

With Juliet’s memorable stories, easy-to-use tools, and razor-sharp instruction, she carves for us an escape route from the overwhelming amount of low-value tasks and the daily avalanche of e-mails, meetings, decks, and reports. Using research, client stories, and a relatable voice, Juliet shows all of us how to reclaim time for thinking and make room for what truly matters. Whether you are an individual trying to build a more sane and humane flow of daily work, a team that wants new levels of efficiency and effectiveness, or an entire organization changing your culture toward thoughtfulness, this book will lead you there.

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Featured Articles & Resources

3 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Vacation

It’s so important to make your vacation an actual vacation, so we asked Juliet Funt, CEO of White Space At Work,, to provide three quick tips to make the most of your...
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Juliet Funt knows what Event Planners go through..... she was one! [VIDEO]

SGMP 2012 Keynote from The Audition Studio on Vimeo. Juliet Funt gets it! She fully understands what meeting planners can go through on the day of an event. As...
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