Corporate workshops

“The better working life is to be found in managing our attention, not our time. It comes from doing fewer things, with a better quality of attention.” Tony Crabbe – The Business psychologist,  has taught companies including Microsoft, HSBC, News International and Disney how to deliver behavioural change by thinking about their problems differently.There is loads of great research about why we are busy, and evidence-based tools to help people to navigate their way to a more effective and happier response to a world of too much.

However, while we know these tools work; it doesn’t mean every tool and every piece of research applies to every person in the same way. We find that people make the best progress when they have a chance to work through their own situation, values and challenges and develop a unique strategy for them. It is this process of integrating the research into a unique and personal plan for your work and life that makes the workshop so valuable; taking you further than a presentation ever could.

Public Workshops

Led by bestselling Author &  Business psychologist Tony Crabbe. The sessions will consider why personal organization and time management are really bad approaches to handling a world of too much. It will outline how we can respond and use our attention more effectively and satisfyingly to produce better results, and experience more satisfaction. It will help you to identify ways to regain a sense of control over your life, to make better choices about what you focus on, to immerse yourself more deeply in your Family, with loved ones or at work.  How to avoid being distracted.  In essence, it will help you to figure out how you can move to a life beyond perpetual, frenetic busyness.

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As soon as we spoke to Tony things began to make more sense and he has really helped us navigate our way through a severe case of busyness to a place where we can agree and set priorities in the confidence that we will get these done. But it is much more than that, we now feel in control; masters of our own destiny we are more able to dream and aim higher and it has become much more fun!

Claudia YorathHead of People and Progression, CREASEYS

Tony has incredible insights for any executive audience. His observations into how we work, live, and prioritise have a profound and actionable impact on all. Tony’s preparation was second to none. His engagement in pre-event briefings resulted in a curated keynote, specifically tailored to the needs of our audience. His tone is perfect, authoritative, insightful, intellectual, accessible and relatable. I would recommend Tony as a Keynote speaker for any executive audience.


Thanks for making our seminar a remarkable one! We really enjoyed working together and you delivered a hell of a performance. Your style is really unique: with the the personal touch of a trainer, the sympathy of ‘an accidental guru’ and a number of great interventions that only the best speakers have. But most of all: we had a lot of fun. On stage and off. I am convinced that people in the audience feel this. It makes the difference between a ‘good’ and a ‘magnificent’ seminar.

Hans JanssenDenk Producties

The session with Tony Crabbe was truly inspiring. We are frequently overwhelmed by the sheer volume of emails, requests, information and communication in general and this session gave me valuable pointers in how to cut through this, work more effectively and deliver a far greater impact in what I do. I now organise my day into bite size chunks and this has given me back 30-45 mins per day for pro-active work.

Kate CochraneCommunications Manager, Posterscope

Tony is a great speaker, he has a superb ability to make you look at how you approach every day in a new way. As someone who is guilty of answering every “How are you” request with “Busy”, Tony has made me sit up and think about the things I assume I have no choice about when in fact I do. His way of approaching this complex topic, is simple, honest and funny. I have so many things I want to change and I want to talk to my teams about.

Carrie BirminghamNEWS UK HR DIRECTOR

Speaking & Keynotes

The outcome of a session with me is not just entertainment and insight; but a room full of people leaving the session and doing things differently. I have the greatest impact when I get an in-depth brief so I can address the specific needs of the audience: busyness might be an almost universal phenomenon, but the challenges and barriers to change vary between organizations.

Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much

It’s difficult to ask anybody ‘How are you?’ without hearing the word ‘busy’ somewhere in their response. We feel overwhelmed by busyness because of the demands on our time: our inbox and our to-do list are bulging, a huge amount of people expect things from us and our organisations are trying to do more with fewer people.

“This is the best book I have read in the past 10 years!”
Professor Michael Marquardt, George Washington University, President of the World Institute of Action Learning