Peter Johnson

The Time Retriever
Peter Johnson is a Business & Personal Productivity coach, who has coached thousands of people on how to get their day under control and get more done and still have time left over for their family, holidays and friends. As he grew up, Pete... read more
Peter Johnson is a Business & Personal Productivity coach, who has coached thousands of people on how to get their day under control and get more done and still have time left over for their family, holidays and friends.
As he grew up, Peter always had good time management skills. In his early days working as an office equipment technician he was always able to plan and execute his days successfully. Even when he started supervising up to 17 members in his team, he was able to keep control of his days.
However, when Peter took on the role of Papua New Guinea Service Manager for Remington, he found his days went out of control. He was now managing over 100 team members, plus the interaction with other head office staff and found his door was a constantly revolving door and could not get things done.
He did a time management course, but found it was only teaching him the skills he already had. He realised there were obviously many more skills he needed to develop to get his days back under control.
From that day onwards, Whilst taking on new roles at Remington and then other companies in various states and cities in Australia and managing teams from 10 to over 200 members, Peter continued the development of his time management and business skills, developing various systems and methodologies for keeping his day under control and get things done, passing this knowledge onto the people around him.
Around 13 years ago, Peter started operating as a business coach, providing knowledge, skills and support to a wide range of business owners and their teams. during the early days of coaching, Peter noticed that just about every business owner he worked with had the same problem, they could not get their day under control and do the important things to grow their business. They were being constantly distracted and interrupted in their day and putting key activities off to another day. Most of the time, “another day” did not arrive.
This prompted Peter to look back over the years and identify what skills he had developed that were critical to getting your day under control, so you could focus on actually doing the important things that needed to be done, to grow your business. What he found was, that there are four key areas that you need to gain knowledge and develop skills in, if you intended to get back control in your day.
He called these four areas, the 4 Inescapable Components of Getting Your Day Under Control.
These four areas are;

Time Management
People Management/Leadership Skills

Without specific knowledge and skills in each of these areas, it is almost impossible for a business owner or manager to get control of their day and be able to get those important things done and still have enough time left over, to enjoy their family, friends and leisure activities.
As a business and personal productivity coach, Peter now provides coaching programs aimed at helping business owners and childcare centre owners and directors develop the skills in the “4 Inescapable Components of Getting Your Day Under Control”. Through his coaching program, he has been able to help many business and childcare owners, go from working long hours 7 days a week and at times in poor health, to being fit and healthy and working 3, 4 or five days a week, in normal working hours.
Qualifications and accomplishments
Diploma of Management, Certified in supervision, Certificate IV training and assessment, Certified Small Business Management. Telstra Business of the Year nominee, Certified in Assessment of Informal Learning
As a Business Coach
In both one on one and group sessions, our coaching is designed to improve business structures and strategies, so you can focus on being the business, not running the business. Based on proven productivity indicators, we help you develop the action plans needed to manage both the daily and long-term objectives of your business and personal life.
As a trainer/facilitator
The training is driven by the knowledge gained from years of listening to clients and staff and hearing the same complaints about ‘not getting it done’. Running a business requires skills that are different from managing people. Learning the difference and maintaining a balance is what gives you ‘time’ to do both well. That’s what our programs are about.  And we take the time to do it well.
Training Programs:
A coaching strategy built on a foundation of ‘the 4 inescapable components of controlling your day’ – planning, time management, self discipline, and people management skills that you will stop procrastinating, use resources effectively and delegate that you become an effective leader.
Time Management
The Time Retriever Time Management intensive workshop is designed to help you appreciate the importance of time management. This 1 day intensive workshop will:

Develop proven time management techniques and strategies
Provide the templates and process for a quarterly action plan
Improve effective self and people management skills to help take control of your day
Start the process for a longer term accountability coaching sessions

The Time Retriever 12 Month Time Management Group Coaching Program is designed to take what you learn in the Time Management Intensive and be accountable for achieving your targets and to continue building the skills and habits required to manage your time more effectively and get control of your day.
Sales training is not just about how to get the sale and close the sale. It’s about how to do it efficiently and effectively. Patience and timing are the most critical ingredients in closing sales. Ensuring that your time is spent well is your responsibility. We show you how. You will:

Learn to break down your sales targets into easily achievable goals
Identify the activities essential for better results
Identify priorities for maximum results.

Management Training
Managing people and managing projects are about managing time. We show you how you can do both well by managing your time…not others. You will:

Build communication skills for clarity and influence
Create daily plans through focused prioritization
Learn self-discipline skills to reduce constant interruptions and distractions.

As a speaker
Peter’s focus is on the success factors needed to effectively managing your time and your life. Time management is the catch all for the need for control. But without the foundational skills of self management and using available resources, both people and tools, just ticking off a ‘to list’ becomes a waste of time. In talks and workshops, participants develop the skills to change habits and patterns.
Speaking topics

Manage what’s important to you
Time management success skills
Learning to say ‘No’
The Power of Setting Realistic Goals
A To Do List Is A Waste of Time
Turn Time Into Sales
Business Mum’s and The Time Trap
The Admin Time Machine
Control My Day,  Managing Childcare? You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!
Time and Action As A Network Marketer


“Peter Johnson of The Time Retriever presented at our 2014 and 2015 conferences on the subjects of both time management and marketing. He is a warm and engaging presenter with a very strong knowledge base and a wealth of experience to provide real life examples to his audience.
Delegates who have attended Peter’s sessions have overwhelmingly given positive feedback and have gone on to engage Peter in a private capacity.
I have found Peter a delight to work with and a valuable addition to our conference programs. I have no hesitation in recommending Peter.” Philippa Valder, Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria

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