Meet our fantastic team of Ninjas, ready to help you reach your productivity potential:

Barbara Green

President, Think Productive, North America

What I do

As the co-owner of Think Productive North America, I get the opportunity to work with and learn from the incredibly talented Ninjas located around the globe and help bring their knowledge and expertise to our clients.

Why I do it

As a natural ‘doer’ and planner, I have always been passionate about ‘getting things done’ but I abhor inefficiency, bureaucracy and wasted effort. Think Productive provides individuals with the tools to help overcome these productivity killers in a fun and engaging approach.

My background

Like most, I have not had a traditional career where one could easily connect the dots from my first job to where I am now. Although my path has not been linear, all of the roles have involved facilitation, training, customer service and project management.

From my early days at Canadian Pacific Railway, to a specialized IT management consultancy in the UK, to my more recent senior executive roles in start-up software companies, I have always sought ways to increase my effectiveness and hone my productivity. As co-owner of Think Productive North America, I look forward to working with our clients to help them develop their inner Productivity Ninja.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I used to own a Tamora, a sleek, fast, British-made sports car from the now defunct TVR car company.
  • I have an irrational fear of sharks to the point that I feel uncomfortable swimming in any large body of water including fresh water lakes.
  • My first paid job was to entertain children at the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival in a Tenderheart Bear costume.

Richard Green

CFO, Think Productive, North America

What I do

It is great to be part of the global Think Productive team. I have been lucky to enjoy a varied career in court administration, personnel, project management, policy-making and customer strategy. Now as co-founder of Think Productive North America I get to apply these skills to bring a fun new approach to productivity to customers across the United States and Canada.

Why I do it

When managing teams of 100 or more, productivity and performance, and the balance between life and work have always been important to me. I often saw the impact of information overload on managers and policy makers, its effect on health and well-being and on quality of outcomes, but struggled to find solutions. What really excites me most about being a Productivity Ninja is how it equips our clients with practical strategies to take back control of their workload and feel good again about what they do.

My background

I am an Englishman, born in Berlin, married to a Canadian, and now living in Canada, working on surviving the winters! I still follow football in the UK (I am a Charlton Athletic Fan), but through my daughter’s sporting activities I now also love Ringette and Baseball, both of which are very new to me.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I once summoned a Parrot for jury service!
  • For many years I managed a courthouse located in an English Castle.
  • I have a Golden Retriever called Max who sheds hair around our home like tumbleweed.

Tracy Parks

Master Productivity Ninja

What I do

I am passionate about helping organizations, businesses and professionals create a productive environment to accomplish their work and enjoy their lives.  Today that often includes assisting individuals to leverage the power of technology and workflow approaches that support productivity.

Why I do it

I’ve always loved puzzles and figuring out how to make things work, particularly when it means working with someone to make a little piece of their world work better. So many professionals are overwhelmed with managing their time, space, information and technology.  I see these as parts of a puzzle that can be arranged in a unique and beautiful way that brings clarity of mind, a deep sense of calm, a strong sense of competence and creative, productive momentum.  My joy comes in partnering with organizations, teams and individuals to help them create just that.

My background

As the founder of five successful businesses, it has been a privilege to corral the learning and expertise of those experiences to offer tangible insight, support and solutions for the often overwhelmed professional.  This has included one on one work with industry leaders as well as work at a team level for local government municipalities and a host of Fortune 500 employees and executives such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Xerox, Mercedes Benz, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and T-Mobile.

I’ve been at Inbox Zero for over a month; I’m now at the point where I can call this “life-changing.

Melissa Dillon | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

3Fun Facts About Me
  • I've yet to meet a warm body of water I didn't jump in to at the first opportunity; even if it means getting my street clothes wet.
  • Keeping with the water theme; Scuba Diving is a favorite sport; open water dives, cave diving, night diving, deep dives and Manta Ray dives; just get me in the water!
  • I love to cook and trained with James Beard.