Dr. Kate Litterer

Hi, I’m Dr. Kate Litterer. 

I’m an academically trained Productivity Coach and independent scholar and I specialize in action.

My approach to sustainable and well-being-oriented productivity is informed by my research on productivity, time management, habit formation, mindfulness, and intentional living. In other words: Slow Productivity.

As a writer, I’ve published multiple articles, over 100 blog posts, and a guided workbook on personal productivity.

As a coach and workshop leader, I work with individuals and organizations to increase client productivity while limiting overwhelm and overwork. 

I created and run the popular Intentionally Productive Scholars Program (IPSP), an 8-week virtual program for undergraduate students that teaches sustainable productivity skills through lessons, workbooks, co-working, and group coaching. You can read more about IPSP here.

If you want to boost your personal productivity with intention, check out my free resources, including videos, guidebooks, and worksheets.

intentionally productive scholars program for undergraduates

The Intentionally Productive Scholars Program is an 8-week program that teaches busy undergraduate scholars specialized productivity, time management, and prioritization skills that will enable them to thrive in college, graduate school, and beyond. Scholars learn how to take action with intention so they can achieve their most important goals without burning out or feeling overwhelmed. The lessons scholars learn during the Intentionally Productive Scholars Program are directly applicable to their daily lives and will also  benefit them as thriving individuals for years to come.

Tend to It: A Holistic Guide to Intentional Productivity

In Tend to It: A Holistic Guide to Intentional Productivity, Dr. Kate Litterer teaches her favorite tools, practices, and approaches for accomplishing personal and professional goals without sacrificing rest, hobbies, and relationships. Through step-by-step instructions and 21 guided exercises, Dr. Litterer teaches readers how to improve their habits, goals, focus, and boundaries around work and technology. No matter where you are right now on your journey—if you feel overwhelmed and stuck, or if you feel curious and energized (or some combination of both)—this book will help you accomplish your goals with intention.

blog posts

How to Make Your Own Daily Planning Sheets

How to Make Your Own Daily Planning Sheets

When I ran out of my favorite planner pad, I decided to make my own customizable daily planning sheets. I’m on prototype three, and I’ve experienced some interesting and unexpected “ah-ha!” moments while tweaking the planning sheets to get the most out of them. In the rest of this post, I’ll walk you through the different parts of my own current version of the daily planning sheet, offer suggestions for how you can create your own, and then I’ll share a free printable sample you can use, too.

How to Work Backwards from Overwhelm to Insight and Action

How to Work Backwards from Overwhelm to Insight and Action

I’ve been working on an approach for shifting out of overwhelm, which I’m currently calling Work Backwards from Overwhelm to Insight and Action. The Work Backwards approach is a method I use for shifting my perspective from feeling stuck in overwhelm to identifying a new goal with actionable and achievable to-do tasks. It has four key steps.