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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Sep 30, 2020


How well are you managing your time to ensure maximum productivity without a burnout?


Do you have a written plan with your to-do tasks? If yes, congratulations, if not, you might think your memory is that good but maybe one or two things will be forgotten.


Alexis Haselberger is a productivity coach and trainer and has worked with over 12,000 individuals to build a fantastic life balance where they enjoy work and make time for their personal life. Her goal is to help people and teams increase productivity, decrease stress, and use their time intentionally.


Listen in to learn some strategies and tools that will help you better manage your time without letting go of what really matters. You will also learn how to set up boundaries at work with employee or boss and at home with family members during COVID-19 lockdown.



Key Takeaways:

  • How to listen to people as a leader and communicate effectively.
  • Learning to figure out the things to do, things to delegate, and things not to do.
  • The importance of setting boundaries when working from home.
  • How to individualize your productivity and time management by planning and writing down your tasks.


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Episode Timeline:

  • [0:42] Intro
  • [6:37] She describes her prowess in figuring things out when she did know how to do them as what makes her a legendary leader.
  • [11:16] Alexis describes the type of clientele she works with on time management- the power of tasks prioritization.
  • [17:21] Teaching people about themselves to have underlying abilities they can apply to their lives over and over again without having to seek help.
  • [19:01] The strategies and tools she teaches her clients for better time management without having to forego what is important.
  • [22:27] Why you need an outside eye to help you look at a different way of doing things.
  • [25:15] Learning to communicate when setting clear boundaries for every family member when working from home.
  • [30:50] How to set an example of boundary setting with your employees as their leader.
  • [33:11] How to express things as an experiment to get people on board with your time management changes.
  • [35:24] Alexis narrates her journey from an overachieving office career woman to a productivity coach.
  • [40:33] How to be accountable by offering the buffer time and other strategies that help with time management.
  • [43:45] How lack of task prioritization through data helps smooth communication between the employee and the boss.


Standout Quotes:

  • “We go into meetings not knowing why, not understanding how to communicate back and challenge back what our purpose there is, to make more conscious decisions and choices.”- Cathleen Merkel [22:14]


  • “I understood that I can’t do 24/7, I have boundaries in terms of my working hours.”-Alexis Haselberger [32:42]


  • “I work with a lot of people that feel very overworked and overwhelmed but they don’t have a prioritized list of what they’re needed to focus on, and so then it becomes very difficult to have that communication with their boss.”- Alexis Haselberger [43:50]


  • “What can be wrong about planning a little more for productivity and time management even when you’re not a big planner.”- Cathleen Merkel [45:17]



Find | Cathleen Merkel


On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel

On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching

On LinkedIn: @CathleenMerkel



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About Cathleen: 


As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  

At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.  

With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.


Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!


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About Alexis Haselberger


Alexis Haselberger is a time management and productivity coach who helps people do more and stress less through coaching, workshops and online courses.


Her pragmatic, yet fun, approach helps people easily integrate practical, realistic strategies into their lives so that they can do more of what they want and less of what they don't.


Alexis has taught thousands of individuals to take control of their time, their to do lists and their overwhelm and her clients include Google, Lyft, Workday, Capital One, Upwork and more.