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Adela Schicker

I help your teams understand how to put into practice what high-quality studies tell us about happiness and performance. The way I do it is to apply our core values: simple, useful, and science-based.

I am the co-author of the book The End of Procrastination, founder of Procrastination.com, company growth consultant, and keynote speaker. I have lived and worked long-term in 11 different countries across four continents. Experience from different working environments and knowledge based on behavioral economics and psychology has given me a keen eye for people's talents as well as for the understanding of what today's fast-paced business environment requires. Reach out to me if you are looking for an engaging speaker that can inspire and educate and engage your team.

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Adela's Main Topics

Public Speaking

Can you express your thoughts clearly and comprehensively? Are formal presentations, pitch deliveries, or being present on stage stressful experiences for you? We can all have great ideas, dreams, and pitches about products that we love, but if we don‘t know how to share them with the rest of the world then they may hardly become a reality. Being skilled at public speaking will not only enable you to pass on your ideas and realize your dreams, but will also make you a more confident leader and salesperson. In our sessions on public speaking, you will learn how to simplify your ideas and formulate them so that everyone will clearly understand your point. Additionally, you will discover specific techniques which you can use to communicate your ideas according to the environment you‘re in. In short, we‘ll help you learn how to ignite passion when you share your words.

You will learn:

  • The main principles of a presentation and how to prepare for one
  • How to engage an audience and not lose their attention
  • How to choose the most important idea
  • How to begin and end a presentation and what to avoid while presenting

“People might forget what you have said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” --Carl W. Buehner

Productivity & Procrastination

Procrastination can be a thorn in our sides, but with the right tools and methods, we can overcome it. Studies have shown that having a personal vision which helps you increase your self-discipline figures at the core of fighting procrastination. Our sessions on this topic provide you with the tools to develop just such a vision. We also give you practical tools which can help you build up positive new habits and get rid of negative ones, organize your time more effectively, and find long-term motivation. You will discover how to deal with stress, become more focused, and manage your days. Above all, you‘ll find out how to be more objective and heuristic so that you can become more satisfied in your life over the long-term.

You will learn:

  • How to find inner motivation based on your personal vision
  • How to train your willpower and maintain it throughout the day
  • How the human brain works when it comes to habits
  • How to organize your day in order to manage a lot without getting tired

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” --Japanese Proverb

Cross Cultural Communication

It is crucial to be able to acknowledge our cultural differences and accept them as benefits while understanding more into depth how we can benefit from a diverse working environment. In order to experience hands-on practices and tips that will help you to understand the cross-cultural differences and it's nuances, we need to discover what science knows about perceptions of different cultures and how to use this knowledge to our personal and company benefit.

You will learn:

  • To communicate better across cultures and environments
  • To be able to accept the differences and difficulties we face
  • To jump-start our critical thinking
  • To be much more aware of our surroundings and use this to our benefit

“By understanding our differences, we are given much broader freedom to communicate, lead and strive together as a team or society.”

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Testimonials

"Adela is amazing! I first saw her and a colleague present at a breakfast event at Pronexia and right away knew that my staff would learn a ton from them and what’s more they would enjoy it! Adela makes really fundamentally important material on brain functioning and productivity that could otherwise be less than exciting come alive thanks to her high energy, obvious passion and great sense of humour! Adela even took the time to join our team for lunch after the workshop and blue sky some crazy ideas which we always love to do! Any company or team that is looking to maximize their potential and enjoy the process of learning strategies to help in that regard will be very happy to have engaged Adela and her colleagues!"

- Wayne Burke, DNE Resources

"I attended the workshop of Procrastination.com in San Francisco, and I must say it was an unforgettable experience! The presentation was very smooth and perfectly organized, full of positive energy and enthusiasm."

- Tomáš Knobloch, Deloitte

"Adela is a passionnate, determined, hard working woman with solid values. The passion, the values and determination come through when she speaks publicly, which makes her very engaging. She, and her co-founder, are doing a terrific job promoting the Procrastination approach and helping tons of people along the way. She is an inspiring leader in every sense of the expression."

- Rita Baker, Baker Marketing

"I have worked with Adela on International conference where she was our Motivation speaker. Her enthusiasm and passion for popular science awaken audience from the start till the end. I recommend Adela to any organization dealing with Talent empowerment, decision paralysis and any Manager going through difficult Business transition. She is professional with excellent communication and presentation skills and can strengthen your message with figures and scientific research. I admire Adela’s structural and logical approach and how clearly, she can translate difficult science terminology and principals into understandable and practical examples for different audience and industry and add her smile and comfort on the top of it."

- Daria Harrison

"I really enjoyed Adela's Sales 2.0 workshop at Notman's house. It was very motivating and a lot of useful tips and examples. She is very dynamic and a great speaker! She drove good discussions and exercises that integrated the audience. Looking forward to her next workshop!"

- Pablo Fernandez, Nextal ATS

"Adela is one of the most genuinely enthusiastic people it has been my pleasure to work with . Her knowledge of her business and how it benefited mine is impressive. Adela is also an accomplished conference presenter . She was invited to address the ACCEE Credit Matters V conference in Krakow . The multi-nataional audience across all business generations gave a very high feedback score. I am pleased to recommend Adela as a valued asset to any business."

- Mark Harrison, ACCEE

"I attended the workshop procrastination.com in San Francisco where Adela was the only speaker and I must say it was an unforgettable experience! The presentation was very smooth and perfectly organized and Adela was really able to drag you in by her genuine performance. Adela's positive energy and enthusiasm was absolutely contagious so I was leaving all charged and believing in better future! I can highly recommend Adela's workshops or any interaction, you will love every minute you spend with her."

- Simona Brown, Wells Fargo