About: David Allen

David Allen has developed a revolutionary, unique and highly practical system for improving personal and organizational productivity

David Allen

David Allen is an international author, lecturer, Chairman and founder of the David Allen Company, a management consulting, coaching, and training organization.

One of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity. –Fast Company Magazine

In the last thirty-five years David Allen has developed and implemented productivity improvement programs for over a million professionals in hundreds of organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 corporations and U.S. Government agencies.

David Allen delivers public and in-house seminars, executive workflow coaching and consulting programs that address interactive and organizational productivity and alignment issues. Having logged thousands of hours working with individual executives and senior professionals, David Allen has developed a revolutionary, unique and highly practical system for improving personal and organizational productivity.

David Allen is the author of the international best-seller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity as well as Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life. Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life – is his third book.

David Allen has published numerous essays and articles in professional journals and periodicals on the topic of personal effectiveness. David Allen is a popular keynote speaker who’s topics include: time and stress management, individual and team productivity and high performance work practices.

  • Productivity.
  • Time and Stress Management.
  • Peak Performance.
  • Best Practices.




“I am a devout, card-carrying GTD true believer. I got hooked 15 years ago… and the entire approach has boosted not only my productivity but also my wider well-being. But what amazes me just as much is how deeply GTD has taken hold around the world. Unlike the short-term, confected virality we often see in the digital age, this is a genuine movement… one that has already improved lives and will continue to improve many more.”

- Daniel Pink

“The GTD system has opened up doors in my life, both personal and professional, that I did not know were possible. It has shaped my way of living and continues to help me be as innovative and creative as possible. Most importantly, it helps me be strategic and efficient so I have more time to do the things I enjoy—like spending time with my family and coaching/sport development with volleyball, baseball, and snowboarding.”

- Jeff Boliba
Burton Snowboards

“Getting Things Done offers help building the new mental skills needed in an age of multitasking and overload.”

- Sue Shellenbarger
The Wall Street Journal