Over the weekend, we enjoyed the connections of friends. Our daughter’s classmates gathered at our home to bake and decorate holiday cookies. It was so much fun, even for the grownups. We gathered by the fireplace and enjoyed a low-key afternoon. Familia Avery has decided to make this holiday about experiences rather than stuff. We’ll be skiing, visiting family, taking in a Bowl game and planning our 2019 family vacation.

Speaking of vacations. As you read this, I am on a mini retreat for planning 2019. A lot of amazing new things are in store here at Productivity by Design. It’s funny how life circles back around. When I was in high school, I wanted to be an English Lit teacher. Now I find myself drawn to teaching productivity and office design. This time is all about updating my YouTube channel, so I can bring you video e-zines instead of written – think more show and tell, setting up my podcast schedule and speaking locally. Yes, you heard that right. Expect my first podcast the week of January 7th.

Follow along on my YouTube channel this month as I share my 12 Days of Favorite Apps, a tongue in cheek salute to productivity in the holiday season. Please subscribe here Productivity by Design so you don’t miss a thing!

If your organization needs a speaker on productivity, please contact me. I would love to share those hard-learned lessons with your peeps. Topics include Digital Detox and Optimize Your Office: Four Strategies to Epic Productivity.


Think you might want to gift a business colleague or a family member an experience? Here are some quick ideas.

Photo Credit: Jenny Kroik

NYC area


Gift A Day of Productivity

What could be better than starting 2019 with an optimal office space? You can give a day of productivity with me! If you have a disorganized colleague who just know will benefit from an organized office, gift the Total Office Transformation.

Or if you think your entire team needs to reduce the piles of paper in their offices, present them with the Productive Environment Day. I do have a few openings from now until Dec 29th and again after January 6th. And I provide virtual consultations. I have worked with clients from California and Kentucky to Denmark and Germany.

House Cleaning Thoughts

While we are focused on optimizing our offices, let’s get a little PBD housecleaning done.

Team PBD

Great news – Sassy Lasses is becoming Brand Scrubbers. Sacha, Russ and their team will continue to be my marketing mavens, but they are stepping away from virtual admin services.

A big warm welcome to Heather Richmond of HR Admin Services. Heather will be taking over the back- office function of Productivity by Design. Super excited about her joining our team.

Don’t forget to subscribe to that YouTube channel – Productivity by Design. See you there.

Enjoy your holidays!

To your success,



Productivity by Design™



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Catherine Avery
Productivity by Design
357 Commerce Drive, 1104
Fairfield CT, 06825.

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