About Vickie

Vickie is currently a Project Office Manager for a large mutual fund company. She is also the co-founder of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, a weekly show focusing on vegetarian topics.

Vickie began her love of all things productivity around 2010 when she read Getting Things Done by David Allen. The concepts outlined in the book helped spark her journey into understanding more about how our ability to organize and manage our lives can directly impact our sense of happiness and fulfillment.

She has conducted numerous presentations, workshops, and private coaching sessions on the topic of productivity and organization.

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  1. I recently discovered Podcasts and Productivity Power Up has sucked me in! I am doing a bit of binge listening as I am desperately trying to find the right system to keep my assistant and myself on task & on the same page. I can very much relate to Vicki’s struggle with ADD and am happy to listen to someone who seems to have a lot of the same traits as I do. I also recommended that my good friend and colleague, who also struggles with ADD, tune in. Looking forward to listening to more.

    • Thanks for the recommendation! If I had to name one thing that constantly helps me keep my ADD in check it is to always have a piece of paper and pen near me. When things pop into my head, externalizing them quickly allows me to get back to the task at hand. If I don’t have something around me to capture my thoughts down, the rabbit trails seem endless! Oh, and journaling on a daily basis has helped too. Seems to purge my mind of a lot of things that may have been lurking on the deep corners of my mind 🙂

  2. Thanks! I started reading GTD. I know David recommends the pad and paper too. I have started to capture those thoughts – and it has provided some stress release- however I still need to work on trusting that I will retrieve the information (reading about how to do that in the book).

    I work as a Financial Services Professional and constantly have multiple client cases in various stages providing different services/steps. I am hoping to apply the techniques you share (I started using Trello Giving each client a board) as well as what I read in GTD to be able to be productive at work and present and relaxed at home. Any thoughts you can share for someone in my field would be very much appreciated.

    I hope you are recovering quickly from your accident. Thanks for putting together a great podcast!

    • Hi there! Thanks for your comment and for the well wishes! I am recovering slowly but surely 🙂

      I also work in the Financial Services industry and I like your idea of using Trello to manage your clients. I don’t have “clients” but rather manage a team of business analysts. I don’t use Trello at work primarily because we can’t use external apps such as this but I use OneNote to manage my team. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with it but I really like it to manage my team because you can add notes, audio, pics, etc. plus it syncs with Outlook which is my primary task manager at work. Just another suggestion that might work for you. Outside of work, I use Evernote which is very much like OneNote also.

      Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!