Developing a Strategy for Time Management

Summer struggled with time management. She was constantly getting behind on the administrative portion of her job. She was weighed down by the backlog of work and began to take shortcuts, which sometimes made the work harder to accomplish.

Realistic Scheduling
Her TCL coach helped Summer get a broader perspective of why time management was getting the best of her, and together they created a plan to reduce the backlog. They also devised a blueprint for the future, considering all of the variables that typically knocked her off course. This allowed her to schedule realistically, instead of letting optimism leave her prepared for only the best-case scenario.

Results
Summer was able to get completely caught up on administrative work. She used her new time management skills to recognize obstacles and plan for them before they occurred, allowing her to continue to keep up with the work. She now reports feeling more empowered and has much better life/work balance, saying, "Everyone should have a coach!”