Justin Hale’s journey to productivity excellence began when he met David Allen, author of the international sensation Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. This fateful meeting occurred when VitalSmarts—where Justin works as a training designer and Master Trainer—acquired the North American license to design a new version of Getting Things Done® (GTD®) Training.
As one of the lead designers that would build and develop GTD by VitalSmarts, Justin decided he better put the skills to the test. Before long he wasn’t just learning GTD—he was living it. As he dove into David Allen’s methodology Justin went from enthusiastic fan to full time, fully committed practitioner of GTD.
Today Justin travels the world, speaking and training others on the GTD skills and principles. When he’s not traveling, he works on VitalSmarts’ product development team and is often the face of VitalSmarts’ award-winning classroom, virtual, and on-demand training courses.
His writing has been published at HBR, CNBC.com, Fox Business, Bloomberg, and HR.com. His advice is published regularly in the Crucial Skills Newsletter. And he is the father of three busy boys, with a baby girl on the way. Justin attributes success in his personal and professional pursuits to a seamless and trusted GTD system.