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

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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.
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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 and working in Canada and the United States, 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.

Jim Poole

Chief Information Officer, Think Productive, North America

What I do

My role is to provide strategic and technical advice to Think Productive North America, ensure the best possible tech support, and to keep the team up to date with developments in technology that impact productivity.

Why I do it

I just love to use technology to solve problems and to save time and address the challenge of the modern workplace. I especially get a huge kick out of the way connected technology can streamline a process.

My background

I own and operate my own business, The Net Resource, supporting businesses in and around Novi, Michigan and have long experience of the whole scope of technologies including software, hardware, networks and security.

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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.
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Ann Marie Barnhill

Productivity Ninja

What I do

As a productivity Ninja, I thrive on helping people find their balance. Work vs life is a spectrum, and if you are looking for a new happy place on that spectrum, I am the Productivity Ninja who can provide you with the tools and inspiration to find it.

Why I do it

I love to work with teams to be as efficient and effective as possible. I am a great believer in continual improvement and if you start with a solid foundation of habits and techniques, then the path to success is shorter and less frustrating. I look forward to sharing with you the clarity, calm, and balance that you will experience as you embark on a fun, well-organized, well-balanced life.

My background

Over many years as an Information Technology executive and as a community organizer, I have gleaned many painful and happy lessons about the value of worrying less, achieving more, and loving what I do!

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I love 80s bands! Recently I’ve been lucky enough to see concerts by OMD (Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark), Howard Jones, and The Psychedelic Furs.
  • My latest adventure travel included sliding down an active volcano in Nicaragua!
  • We feed hummingbirds from the feeder that we have on our balcony on the 17th floor in downtown Seattle.
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Jennifer Fox

Productivity Ninja

What I do

I get stuff done, or #GSD which has become my personal mantra. I have the privilege of teaching, coaching and guiding individuals and organizations to discover what’s in their way from achieving their goals, then knocking those barriers out to achieve new levels of results.

Why I do it

As most people who are up to something in life, I wear many hats: wife, mother, career woman, volunteer, activist, athlete. The only way to make it all work is to be ninja-like. I pride myself on being challenging when I need to be, insightful and fun as I grow and learn along side my clients. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than witnessing an “AHA!” moment and seeing people become bigger than they’ve known themselves to be.

My background

My career path is anything but typical: I opened my own retail store at the age of 19, moved to the USA in my 20’s and climbed the corporate ladder at Nordstrom.com, Starbucks Corporate and Getty Images. After having a family, I fully embraced my role as mother, domestic engineer and homeschool educator. Now, as an independent talent management consultant and facilitator, I get to apply all of my knowledge and experience to individuals and organizations through coaching and workshops, and look forward to creating productivity ninjas across the USA.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I danced in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary at the age of 12.
  • Two of my children were born at home, in the same house my husband grew up in; the other was born during Hurricane Sandy
  • I was once held in the middle of a field by heavily armed Turkish military for not having my passport on me. Don't worry, it all ended well!
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Frank Generoso

Productivity Ninja

What I do

Being productive is vital to one’s success, both personally and professionally. To meet that need, a lot of my work has revolved around strategies and solutions that help to “unclutter” and focus on what really matters…. productivity and results

Why I do it

I have always enjoyed helping others to better their lives. Whether it is a large business setting or a smaller group of participants, equipping people to be their best and achieve more is extremely satisfying. Very often, the solutions and strategies I impart are also applicable personally.

My background

I spent quite a few years in government where I had the opportunity to teach and coach newly appointed personnel in their roles. After seeing some initial success, I decided to pursue my degree in Organizational Management and Human Behavior Studies. I eventually began a consulting business where I trained and facilitated small and medium-sized businesses on topics such as communication, conflict resolution, customer service, organization and process management. I continue to run my consulting business and now work with Think Productive as a Productivity Ninja to help people in this very needed area.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I am an aviation enthusiast and hold a private pilot license. I enjoy flying my family to getaways that would normally take a very long time to drive to.
  • I practiced martial arts for many years and enjoyed watching movies about ninjas as a youngster.
  • I have a love for German Shepherds but wound up with a 12-pound Cavapoo after being sold on it by my daughter
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Maria Romano

Productivity Ninja

What I do

As a Productivity Ninja I am passionate about helping people spend more time at ease and in flow at work and in their personal lives. I work with individuals, teams, and organizations to help them gain new insights and adopt new strategies so they can stress less and be more effective.

Why I do it

I get to work with incredibly talented people to help them find new ways of organizing themselves and their workflow. It’s about helping people identify which shifts will have the most impact on their performance and overall satisfaction at work and taking new action.

My background

I am a Certified Facilitator and Executive Coach and have been training and coaching individuals, teams, and leaders for the past 8 years. Prior to that, I spent 10 years working in sales and business development with Fortune 500 companies. I have coached and trained in many different industries including telecommunications, semiconductor, universities, insurance, call centers, retail, airline industry, government agencies, finance, technology and more.

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3Fun Facts About Me
  • I love learning new things and challenging myself, so I’m learning to trade stock options.
  • I was the lead role in a student film at Denver University.
  • I love the journey, the destination let’s me know it’s time to start a new journey.