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Time mastery can be challenging even during the best of times. With our schedules being thrown for a loop, it becomes even more difficult to manage our days, projects, and tasks. Join Lori Vande Krol, Productivity Expert and Owner of Life Made Simple, as she shares 12 categories of time management, related obstacles, and proven tips and tools to improve the way you perceive and manage time. While the strategies learned in this program will no doubt be helpful during these uncertain and changing times, the takeaways will also support your goals and work in the months and years ahead.
Lori Vande Krolis a productivity consultant, speaker, and trainer who helps busy professionals and growing businesses around the world implement systems to increase efficiency and success. Lori has developed programs that help her clients tackle overwhelm by better managing time, space, and information. Her work has resulted in savings of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours for her clients, in addition to a considerable reduction in stress and frustration.
After receiving a BS in Mathematics from Iowa State University, Lori worked 13 years as an Actuary and Risk Manager in a Fortune 500 company. During this time, she spent 10 years studying for and passing the rigorous series of actuarial exams. But eventually she realized being an actuary was not her true passion. Lori saw there was a need to help those that, like herself, often feel overwhelmed with work and life. In 2005, Life Made Simple LLC was born with the mission of helping others live more productively, feel less stressed, and have more time for what matters most.
Lori’s expertise has been shared around the world through various publications, tv, and radio, such as Bloomberg Business, The Sydney Morning Herald, Des Moines Living Magazine,FedEx.com, AmericanExpress.com, WHOtv, Scan SnapWorld, CentralJersey.com, Des Moines Amplified, and Blog Talk Radio. Lori was honored to be chosen as a contributing author for the Amazon Best-Selling book, One Habit for a Thriving Home Office: Killer Habits of the Happiest Achieving Home-Based Businesspeople on the Planet.
Active in her industry, Lori is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and served on its Board of Directors from 2015-2018. She was honored with the NAPO President’s Award in 2019. Lori received her Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries in 2000 and graduated from the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Class of 2015.
Lori lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, three beautiful daughters, and two cats. When she isn’t working on new ways to find and help clients, Lori enjoys doing BODYPUMP™, working on puzzles, reading, lounging by the pool, traveling with her family, and anything Disney.