I research and try out the latest productivity tools and software, then apply the best of them to your workflow, bringing you the results you want.
Chris Wray – My Story
I’ve spent a career in managing the overlap of people and technology.
This has been managing teams of technical and client facing staff in such technology such as, telecoms, software, e-commerce and development. This work has taken me across the globe, and I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects as diverse as selling lingerie to helping stop poaching and deforestation. For the most part I’ve been the ‘safe pair of hands’ that takes responsibility for solving problems and delivering results through good tools and most of all good people.
More recently I’ve been researching and testing the myriad of software tools and services that help businesses improve their workflow, increase productivity that ultimately leads to saving time and money. In doing so I’ve created a productivity framework, that when applied, minimises the tools, stress and manual tasks that we’re all so keen to remove to allow us to focus on tasks that add more value.
“Chris took my idea and helped me turn it into a profitable company in less than four months!”
Why Work With Me?
My principal aim is to keep things simple.
As Einstein said ‘Everything should be made as simple as possible…’ The trouble with this is that making complex things simple, is that it’s actually much harder than it looks. Once a process can be made simple however, it can generally become automated.
So that’s what I do. I review your processes, or Workflow as I prefer to describe it, help you simplify that process and then look at how we can automate the repetitive tasks giving you more time to do the tasks that you enjoy and saving you time as a bonus.
My tools of choice are Asana, G-Suite, Zapier, Evernote and Pipedrive, but to understand why I feel these are some of the best tools, I’ve also looked at a lot of their competitors and wannabe’s. So if the software you’re currently using isn’t in this list don’t worry. The same principles generally apply.
Qualifications & Experience
I’m a Prince 2 certified project manager and have been running my own consultancy since 2010. Prior to this I’ve worked in management positions in a number of global technology businesses. In honesty, the technology changes so fast, none of this matters and clients just like the way I work and that we work together to get results.
- Software Development
- Digital Marketing
- International Development
- Project Management
- Agile and Hybrid Development
- Project Delivery
- Workflow Automation
- Systems Integration
- Productivity Increase
In 2019 I invested in the formal training with both Google and Amazon Web Services and so can now get fast-track support from these organisations if needed.
Books & Publications
A significant part of what I do is to research, test and read a lot about productivity, business, human behaviour and time management. I love to find good books and some of my recent reads are below. My goal for 2020 is to read a book a week.
An open and honest look at creativity for those of us who struggle to get started and then actually produce something we'll be proud of.
The 5AM Club
A cheesy storyline and somewhat unbelievable characters, bit some really good practical advice within the lines.
High Performance Habits
Perhaps not one of the better books with the same general advice as many others.
Stop Being Reasonable
A fascinating insight into understanding why we do what we do and what is possible when we re-program ourselves
Your ideal future
I’ve just discovered Ben Hardy so have pretty much read everything he’s written in the last few months.
Slipstream time hacking
Another Ben Hardy book, this time taking an imaginative look at measuring how long we take to get things done.
What I Can Do For Your Business
Monitoring & Evaluation
I also do other things and have websites containing other content you may be interested in:
Digital Rain: A international Digital Agency working on WordPress, SEO and eCommerce
RP Management: Coaching and Training entrepreneurs and small businesses
Personal Site: Photography, travel and random posts
Two Less Things: A minimalist website from the UK