sometimes people ask me how i stay organized, get so much done, and generally how i approach all sorts of problems. i’m doing my best to document the answers here.
my life quest is to become the best possible version of me. it's not a very well-defined goal, but it means i'm always looking for ways to improve myself, and i take it pretty seriously. this is a space where i can share some of the stuff i've learned.
about gail, the human
i have a lot of fantasies about what the world would look like if people:
made decisions with intent (rather than defaulting to the default)
developed a strong sense of compassion for others and themselves
learned to approach problems like scientists
learned to express feelings and appreciate beauty like artists
increased their self-awareness and checked for blindspots
adopted a growth mindset
spent equal(ish) energy on play and ambition
understood and valued the importance of sleep
invested in developing talent via deliberate practice with a coach
about gail, the productivity nerd
i’ve been working in silicon valley for nearly a decade, specializing in generalist roles (what people here apparently call operations). i’ve worked with dozens of managers and executives and hundreds of engineers in a variety of tech environments from gigantic company to tiny early-stage startups to an ai research non-profit. i invest time into figuring out how to work smarter and have learned a ton along the way.
interested in working together? i’m currently available for productivity coaching, new projects, and collaborations. contact me.