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Mark Ellwood: 
A Passion For Productivity

Mark Ellwood, president of Pace Productivity Inc, is an internationally known productivity consultant. His company shows organizations how their employees can gain an extra hour per day on their top priority activities.


Educated at McGill University, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in 1978, specializing in Organizational Behavior. After working for ten years in product management at Procter & Gamble and Moore Business Forms, he began his own consulting practice in 1989. At that time, Mark invented the TimeCorder, a user-friendly device for tracking time spent on various activities. Clients use this user-friendly device to accurately measure their own results. The TimeCorder tracking system has been used by organizations in 31 countries around the globe.


Mark’s groundbreaking productivity research with the TimeCorder, his practical insights into life balance, and his keen eye on the impact of technology on work have generated international media attention on numerous occasions. He has also presented papers on his research at international time-use conferences.


In addition to his consulting practice, Mark also conducts interactive, practical seminars on personal productivity. He brings an entertaining and interactive style to his presentations. Among his many speaking awards, he was the national championship for the Canada Jaycees and runner-up in a prestigious world competition. He has also coached four national speaking champions and one world winner.


Finally, Mark is an experienced facilitator. In just a short time, his interactive skills with large or small groups can assist organizations struggling with issues and leave them with specific plans for improvement.


In the community he was involved for many years with the Toronto Jaycees and was awarded a lifetime senatorship with Jaycees International. He founded the Inventors’ Alliance of Canada in 1993, and in 2007 co-founded the Revue Film Society to save a local movie theatre. Today he works as a volunteer consultant for Management Advisory Service, providing advice to non-profit organizations at no-charge.


Mark has written two books.  “A Complete Waste of Time” combines humorous anecdotes with practical tips and “Cut the Glut of E-Mail” shows readers how to communicate more effectively. 


Mark Ellwood’s passionate mission is to give people an extra hour per day for the things that matter most.  

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