David Allen is an international author, lecturer, and founder of the David Allen Company, a management consulting, coaching, and training company.
In the last forty years he has developed and implemented productivity improvement programs for over a million professionals in hundreds of organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 corporations and U.S. Government agencies. Having logged thousands of hours working with individual executives and senior professionals, David developed a revolutionary, unique and highly practical system for improving personal and organizational productivity. He now oversees a global network of certified trainers and coaches in ninety countries who deliver his groundbreaking GTD methodology in virtual and in-person formats.
He is the author of five books – the international best-seller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Penguin, 2015), Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life (Viking; 2003), Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life (Penguin; 2008), Getting Things Done for Teens (Penguin; 2018), and the Getting Things Done Workbook (Penguin; 2019). He has published numerous essays and articles in professional journals and periodicals on the topic of personal effectiveness and continues to be featured in hundreds of podcasts around the world.