Barbara Clifford

Minimising Stress & Maximising Time

Barbara Clifford (The Time Tamer) is on a mission to become the no.1 resource to help people unclutter the chaos and break free from the shackles of overwhelm so that they wake each day inspired and motivated to work in peak performance and to live on purpose.

She has spent over 20 years working in stressful, time precious industries such as film, hospitality and marketing while also juggling responsibilities of managing her family, business and career development. She is now able to enlighten other people how to take control, to simplify, to minimise stress and maximise time.  Her professional experience has included contracts with small business, Not For Profits, Aboriginal Organisations, Media, Marketing, Aged Care, Universities, Health Services and Cruise Ships. She a weekly columnist for a Murdoch publication and featured expert on ABC local. 


Coaching - Mentoring - Facilitator - Speaker - Online Facilitator - Educator

I have been working with Barbara on a fairly regular basis for about two years. I sought help as I was not able to determine if my inability to achieve all I needed to at work was because the requirements of the role were too large or I did not have the required skills.  Not only has Barbara has helped me to improve my efficiency she has supported me to identify and articulate the significant requirements of role and what is needed to achieve them. Whilst Barbara provides many tools and practical solutions, she does not direct but rather guides you to determine what will best work for you and your situation. The process for dealing with emails almost changed my life….. well my work life anyway! Sessions with Barbara were flexible, and we have often had to abandon previous plans to deal with a particular issue or even postpone the sessions at times. Barbara has the incredible skill of conducting sessions in a very professional and objective way but with a personal approach which made all sessions productive, motivating and enjoyable. I highly recommend Barbara as a coach and thank her for the support and guidance over the last two years.Thanks so much.

Paula

Heath Sector

I commenced working with Barbara approximately 12 months ago. At that time, I was juggling a number of projects with numerous variables within each project. Each project had a defined timeline, with the outcomes attached to funding. I was extremely stressed. I was feeling increasingly overwhelmed and disappointed with my own skills and my inability to effectively solve problems in an efficient and timely manner. I needed to change my negative thinking around these tasks and become willing to change the way I approached them. During this time Barbara has been an unwavering ‘rock’ of support and guidance. Barbara’s coaching knowledge and her personal ‘skill set’ and approach, which I believe, has accelerated my learning and skill development. When I commenced working with Barbara, I had hundreds of emails, and I did not know where to start. I didn’t know how to ‘prioritise’ my tasks. Additionally, I did not have a system to track and monitor my tasks. I believe that Barbara has saved me anywhere from 8 – 12 hours per week. Barbara has assisted me significantly by setting up ‘Systems’. Prioritising was a difficult principle to apply as I had such a backlog of tasks to complete. Many of these systems have been ‘automatically’ implemented, others have been simplified. This has reduced my work and personal stress levels significantly. With these systems in place, I feel as though I have an increased level of appreciation of both myself and my skills. My self-confidence has increased significantly, as I now have a monitoring system, which provides evidence, to my Team Leader the exact status of my workload/s and time frames for tasks. Additionally, this is a great communication tool for both myself and colleagues It is a delight working with Barbara, her level of professionalism, her personal qualities and abilities to support me and meet my needs during the journey of our time working together have been unwavering. I encourage other’s (who may be also be floundering and frustrated, as I was) to undertake a journey of personal and professional development with her, as I feel that it would be extremely beneficial to others. I have every confidence that others would not be disappointed.

L. Schubert

Lecturer

Ah, yes… Work/life balance. Before meeting Barbara, I thought is was a ‘mythical unicorn’. I am a mum of two, have 2 small businesses, help run a networking group, help with P&C, I go to about 10-15 networking events every month and somewhere in there, I’m a wife. As you can imagine, I didn’t have a lot of time, was getting snappy at the ones I love and was starting to burn out. Like a superhero, I summoned Barbara to the rescue (I think she needs a cape). Barbara was able to assess my workload and my workspace. She has helped me put systems and tools in place both physically, digitally, mentally and emotionally. I now have ‘me time’ and ‘kids play time’ scheduled into my calendar. It’s as important as any other appointment. I’m able to prioritise and focus on one job at a time and curb procrastination this increased my efficiency and it even feels like my workload has decreased along with my stress.My husband and family have seen the positive difference both at work and home and other business people; mums are in ore of what I can achieve in a day and they all want to know how. I always have Barbara’s card on hand to show them that they fit more into their day too. Thank you Barbara.

Mindy Renner

Business Owner

I started having stress and time management coaching sessions with Barbara after I had become unhappy and stressed as a stay-at-home single parent and had spent two years trying to start self-employment opportunities without success. Barbara helped me develop a vision statement, feel more confident about myself and my abilities and provided me with useful goal setting techniques, useful websites for managing time and meditations to find more calm. Thanks to Barbara my decisions are more focused and align with my vision statement, I am meditating regularly and I am confident in my abilities to re-enter the workforce again.

Tiffiny Beamish

Working Mum

Barbara Clifford

Minimising Stress & Maximising Time

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Barbara Clifford (The Time Tamer) is on a mission to become the no.1 resource to help people unclutter the chaos and break free from the shackles of overwhelm so that they wake each day inspired and motivated to work in peak performance and to live on purpose.

She has spent over 20 years working in stressful, time precious industries such as film, hospitality and marketing while also juggling responsibilities of managing her family, business and career development. She is now able to enlighten other people how to take control, to simplify, to minimise stress and maximise time.  Her professional experience has included contracts with small business, Not For Profits, Aboriginal Organisations, Media, Marketing, Aged Care, Universities, Health Services and Cruise Ships. She a weekly columnist for a Murdoch publication and featured expert on ABC local. 


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I have been working with Barbara on a fairly regular basis for about two years. I sought help as I was not able to determine if my inability to achieve all I needed to at work was because the requirements of the role were too large or I did not have the required skills.  Not only has Barbara has helped me to improve my efficiency she has supported me to identify and articulate the significant requirements of role and what is needed to achieve them. Whilst Barbara provides many tools and practical solutions, she does not direct but rather guides you to determine what will best work for you and your situation. The process for dealing with emails almost changed my life….. well my work life anyway! Sessions with Barbara were flexible, and we have often had to abandon previous plans to deal with a particular issue or even postpone the sessions at times. Barbara has the incredible skill of conducting sessions in a very professional and objective way but with a personal approach which made all sessions productive, motivating and enjoyable. I highly recommend Barbara as a coach and thank her for the support and guidance over the last two years.Thanks so much.

Paula

Heath Sector

I commenced working with Barbara approximately 12 months ago. At that time, I was juggling a number of projects with numerous variables within each project. Each project had a defined timeline, with the outcomes attached to funding. I was extremely stressed. I was feeling increasingly overwhelmed and disappointed with my own skills and my inability to effectively solve problems in an efficient and timely manner. I needed to change my negative thinking around these tasks and become willing to change the way I approached them. During this time Barbara has been an unwavering ‘rock’ of support and guidance. Barbara’s coaching knowledge and her personal ‘skill set’ and approach, which I believe, has accelerated my learning and skill development. When I commenced working with Barbara, I had hundreds of emails, and I did not know where to start. I didn’t know how to ‘prioritise’ my tasks. Additionally, I did not have a system to track and monitor my tasks. I believe that Barbara has saved me anywhere from 8 – 12 hours per week. Barbara has assisted me significantly by setting up ‘Systems’. Prioritising was a difficult principle to apply as I had such a backlog of tasks to complete. Many of these systems have been ‘automatically’ implemented, others have been simplified. This has reduced my work and personal stress levels significantly. With these systems in place, I feel as though I have an increased level of appreciation of both myself and my skills. My self-confidence has increased significantly, as I now have a monitoring system, which provides evidence, to my Team Leader the exact status of my workload/s and time frames for tasks. Additionally, this is a great communication tool for both myself and colleagues It is a delight working with Barbara, her level of professionalism, her personal qualities and abilities to support me and meet my needs during the journey of our time working together have been unwavering. I encourage other’s (who may be also be floundering and frustrated, as I was) to undertake a journey of personal and professional development with her, as I feel that it would be extremely beneficial to others. I have every confidence that others would not be disappointed.

L. Schubert

Lecturer

Ah, yes… Work/life balance. Before meeting Barbara, I thought is was a ‘mythical unicorn’. I am a mum of two, have 2 small businesses, help run a networking group, help with P&C, I go to about 10-15 networking events every month and somewhere in there, I’m a wife. As you can imagine, I didn’t have a lot of time, was getting snappy at the ones I love and was starting to burn out. Like a superhero, I summoned Barbara to the rescue (I think she needs a cape). Barbara was able to assess my workload and my workspace. She has helped me put systems and tools in place both physically, digitally, mentally and emotionally. I now have ‘me time’ and ‘kids play time’ scheduled into my calendar. It’s as important as any other appointment. I’m able to prioritise and focus on one job at a time and curb procrastination this increased my efficiency and it even feels like my workload has decreased along with my stress.My husband and family have seen the positive difference both at work and home and other business people; mums are in ore of what I can achieve in a day and they all want to know how. I always have Barbara’s card on hand to show them that they fit more into their day too. Thank you Barbara.

Mindy Renner

Business Owner

I started having stress and time management coaching sessions with Barbara after I had become unhappy and stressed as a stay-at-home single parent and had spent two years trying to start self-employment opportunities without success. Barbara helped me develop a vision statement, feel more confident about myself and my abilities and provided me with useful goal setting techniques, useful websites for managing time and meditations to find more calm. Thanks to Barbara my decisions are more focused and align with my vision statement, I am meditating regularly and I am confident in my abilities to re-enter the workforce again.

Tiffiny Beamish

Working Mum