Hi. I’m Pierrette Ashcroft, the founder of Smart Productivity Solutions. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 26 years and my tendencies for organization started young.

I’m the oldest child born into a family of entrepreneurs. At age 6, I was put in charge of the chore wheel when my list making skills emerged. In high school, my driver’s ed instructor asked to keep my detailed notebook to use when teaching future students. By 21, I picked up the slack and created a single, trainable full-time position to replace five part-time former employees. I acquired a design degree from Pratt Institute and sharpen my ability to create visual order from chaos. I moved from receptionist to Associate Director of PR in less than 6 months. People wrote articles on my ability to organize and get work done. I even found time to perform as a trapeze artist and go skydiving.

Always a go-getter, I spent over 20 years running my own businesses, living the struggle of working seven days a week with no vacation.

That’s me, Pierrette Ashcroft…and that’s when I finally said, “Enough!”

I knew it was possible to work smarter, not longer, and retain the confidence necessary to be a superstar and get business done. Every day. So I applied my productivity and organization techniques to my own life and created a series of systems to restructure my workload and truly work smarter.

Now I take 8 weeks of vacation a year and never feel like I’ve been pushed out without a parachute. Instead, I’m flying the plane.

On the flying trapeze

First flying lesson

Vacation in Bali

I want to help you get there, too.

That’s why I created Smart Productivity Solutions, LLC from the ground up: to help other busy professionals streamline their businesses & simplify their lives.

Experience is important but so is continued education and accreditation. I've completed vigorous training programs and became recognized as a Certified Productivity Coach by the International Association of Productivity Coaches, a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) as well as an Evernote Certified Consult. Whew, I also serviced four terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-WDC).

All that while running a business and taking plenty of personal time.

Hey, you don’t have to take my word for it! Hear what Smart Productivity Solutions’ clients are saying…

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Years as Entrepreneur