The technology that promises to save us time and optimise our efficiency and output is actually sucking it away and it’s having a serious effect on

employee health & productivity.

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Dear Digital, We need to talk...


Brain-based strategies to help your team achieve peak-performance in a digital age

Are you on the verge of declaring email bankruptcy? Suffering from constant Zoom-gloom, Teams-tiredness??? Are your tech habits leaving you feeling stressed, distracted and exhausted? You’re not alone. 

Rates of burnout are steadily on the rise. Why? Our tech habits are completely incongruent with how our brains and bodies are designed… our Human Operating System (hOS). 

This keynote will help you to dominate your digital distractions and stop screens from adding to your stress. 

Learn brain-based strategies to tame your toxic tech-habits and thrive in the digital world. 

In this keynote, participants will explore:

  • How our digital habits, both professionally and personally, are leaving many of us feeling OUSTED- overwhelmed, under the pump, stressed, time poor, exhausted and distracted;
  • How common digital behaviours have added micro-stressors to our days;
  • The ways our tech habits have eroded some of the biological buffers that once helped us manage our stress and attention spans;
  • Brain-based protocols that enable us to work with rather than against our biological blueprint to thrive in the digital world;
  • A menu of micro-habits that are realistic, yet research-based so we can tame our tech habits.

Session Overview

Participants will complete the What’s Your FQ Assessment? during the session to enable Dr Kristy to tailor the keynote and/or masterclass to your organisation’s specific needs and to give your delegates powerful insights into how their digital behaviours may be sabotaging their performance and wellbeing.

This keynote can be delivered on-stage or online.

Beat Digital Burnout


Sustainable peak-performance in a digital world

Recent Microsoft research suggests that 62% of employees and 66% of managers in Australia are experiencing burnout. Global burnout rates are similar. Burnout, specifically digital burnout, is the chief threat to hybrid work. One of the chief contributing factors to burnout is unsustainable and unhealthy digital habits.

Digital burnout not only compromises employees’ physical and mental health and performance, but poses significant financial costs and retention risks to organisations too.

This keynote arms delegates with science-backed solutions to counteract the always-on, distracted, digital culture that has led to many knowledge workers experiencing digital burnout. Delegates will understand how our digital habits are fuelling our stress, why rest is vital for our performance and the micro-habits that employees can embed into their workdays and the digital cultures that can counteract digital burnout.

Participants will explore:

  • How the increased digital intensity of our days is leaving many of us stressed, distracted and burnt out;
  • The subtle but significant ways that our digital behaviours have introduced micro-stressors to our days and are shaping our biological blueprint;
  • How our neurobiological needs dictate that your brain and body needs peak-performance pit-stops (the science underpinning rest);
  • Science-backed protocols that will prevent digital burnout;
  • A menu of micro-habits to ensure that we structure our workdays to suit our neurobiological needs.

Session Overview

Participants will complete an anonymous Digital Burnout Assessment before the session to enable Dr Kristy to tailor the keynote and/or masterclass to your organisation’s specific needs and to give your delegates powerful insights into how their digital habits are impacting their performance.

This presentation can be delivered as a stand-alone keynote, or as a part of a series of virtual masterclasses, or as a half or full-day workshop.

What’s Your FQ?


Brain-based strategies to boost your focus

As knowledge workers, the technologies that are integral for our work, have also been designed to hijack and hold our attention. We’re now living in an attention economy. To achieve peak-performance in the digital landscape, the most critical skill we can cultivate is focus. In fact, our FQ (focus quotient) is THE superskill of the 21st Century- a skill that’s more important than our IQ and EQ.

However, our focus is under threat, amongst the alerts and notifications and constant pings and dings that now permeate our days and put a dent in our productivity.

This keynote has been designed to help employees and executives better understand the impact of digital distractions on their productivity and wellbeing. Attendees will develop a repertoire of strategies and micro-habits they can easily apply to their workday and personal lives to ensure their digital behaviours support peak-performance.

In this keynote I’ve distilled the latest neuroscience, psychology and technology research into bite-sized, science-backed strategies.

In this keynote, participants will explore:

  • Why our FQ focus is the superskill of the 21st Century;
  • The ‘digital superstorm’- the three colliding factors that explain why technology hijacks our attention;
  • The significant ways that digital distractions dent their productivity & wellbeing;
  • How to map the cadence and contours of their workday to their neurobiological needs t to maximise their focus;
  • A menu of (realistic) micro-habits to optimise their focus;

Session Overview

Delegates will have access to Dr Kristy’s What’s Your FQ? Assessment and Chronotype Assessment tools before the presentation to enable her to customise the presentation. Participants will be armed with a menu of micro-habits which they can apply to their professional and personal lives to tame their tech habits.

This presentation can be delivered as a stand-alone keynote, or as a part of a series of virtual masterclasses, or as a half or full-day workshop.

Optimise Your Workday


Science-backed strategies to optimise your workday

Decoding the neuroscience of peak-performance in a hybrid world

Hybrid working is here to stay. This keynote will provide you with a brain-based blueprint to make hybrid work, work.

Dr Kristy will outline the neuroscience and psychology about how to optimise our workdays for peak-performance in a hybrid world. Kristy shares brain-based insights and strategies to help you and your team build productive work arrangements. Learn how to create ways of working that work with our brains and bodies (our neurobiology), to yield the benefits for both employees and organisations.

In this keynote, Dr Kristy helps employees and leaders better manage their digital workload with brain-based, yet realistic strategies to ensure their productivity is optimised and wellbeing prioritised in a hybrid setting.

In this keynote, participants will explore:

  • Brain-based tactics to optimise your workday (whether you’re in the office or at home);
  • Science-backed solutions to optimise your physical workspace to boost your productivity and wellbeing;
  • How to build a fortress around your focus to stop digital distractions from putting a dent in your productivity;
  • Three critical biological markers that help you boost your productivity; and
  • Why your hybrid team must establish your digital guardrails to optimise performance.

Session Overview

Delegates will get access to my Chronotype Assessment & Report and Digital Burnout Barometer prior to the presentation to provide powerful insights and enable Dr Kristy to tailor the session to your organisation’s needs.

This presentation can be delivered as a stand-alone keynote, or as a part of a series of virtual masterclasses, or as a half or full-day workshop.

Digital Wellbeing


Brain-based strategies to optimise your digital wellbeing in the always-on, distracting digital world

Have you experienced digital eye strain or ‘tech-neck’? Do you suffer from ‘digital dementia’? Do you have a condition called ‘email apnoea’?

Technology has its tentacles in all parts of our lives today. It’s integral to our professional and personal lives. However, our digital habits are having a profound impact on our physical health and mental wellbeing.

This presentation equips participants with science-backed solutions they can embed to optimise their wellbeing in the digital landscape, without suggesting that you revert to a #digitaldetox, cancel your Netflix subscription, or aim for ‘inbox zero’ (all of which are outdated and unrealistic strategies).

In this keynote, participants will explore:

  • Their current digital wellbeing habits and consider the impact they’re having on their wellbeing, health and performance;
  • How their digital behaviours are leaving them feeling stressed and exhausted;
  • Why it’s challenging to focus in the digital world, that’s constantly vying for their attention (and the impact of constant digital distractions on stress and focus);
  • The impact of our constantly- connected lives on our mental wellbeing (how our tech habits are affecting our sleep, stress and exhaustion levels) and a menu of micro-habits we can embed to protect our mental wellbeing; and
  • The consequences of being tethered to technology on our physical health (especially our vision, hearing and musculoskeletal health) and a menu of micro-habits to protect our basic biological needs.

Session Overview

Delegates will have access to Dr Kristy’s Digital Peak-Performance Tool before the presentation and will be armed with a menu of micro-habits which they can apply to their professional and personal lives to tame their tech habits.

This presentation can be delivered as a stand-alone keynote, or as a part of a series of virtual masterclasses, or as a half or full day workshop.

Dr Kristy has worked with some of the biggest corporations in Australia:

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Employee wellbeing is a major focus for Australia's leading organisations. To boost morale and foster a positive, healthy culture, employees are being offered great benefits such as health screenings, subsidised gym memberships and flexible work conditions.

But in our digitally-dependant workplaces, what about the impact of technology?

The endless pings and dings of emails, alerts and notifications are sabotaging even the most engaged employees.

And it’s not just in the workplace. Technology has seeped into every aspect of our lives, blurring the lines between work and personal time. We check our phones in bed, accept work calls at the dinner table and send emails at all hours of the day and night.

Digital habits like these are unhealthy and unsustainable and it’s taking a massive toll on both our physical and psychological health and wellbeing and compromising our productivity.


Talk to Dr Kristy

You can now invite Dr Kristy to deliver her signature corporate seminars at your workplace or conference or access her online digital health and wellbeing and digital parenting programs to roll out across your organisation.

Dr Kristy Goodwin is one of Australia’s leading digital peak-performance speakers, researchers and experts. She is regularly called upon by national media outlets for her opinion and invited to speak to a diverse range of organisations and businesses (both big and small) around the country. Dr Kristy is a confident, compelling and highly relatable presenter who provides practical and realistic solutions to deal with digital dilemmas in your workplace.

Want to learn how to tame your tech habits and deal with the endless digital distractions in the workplace?

(Without the need for a ‘digital detox’, or worse - a complete digital amputation!)


Kristy's session was fabulous and very well received by the group at the Randstad conference. She addressed their work/life balance and the pressures of their roles placed on them to be constantly available online.

Kristy was entertaining and a relatable way of presenting.


All feedback was extremely positive, they felt that while the content was frightening, it was balanced and there were some great tools that they could use to assist. I know directly that at least three people that I have spoken to since, have implemented one or more things that Kristy spoke about already!

A brilliant session! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kristy to any organisation or event that is looking for a knowledgeable, engaging presenter.


There is a huge buzz around the great conversations you led and we are quite sure that these are going to lead to deeper reflections around the effective use of technology.


Thanks again for coming in yesterday and presenting to the company, it was a great presentation.


You are one impressive lady and we feel fortunate to be working with you!


Thank you for coming in last Wednesday and I have received very good feedback from all who attended the Lunch and Learn session.


Working with Dr Kristy is easy

Marketing Support

All marketing materials are provided making promoting your seminar and in-house event easy.

Short & sharp

Programs are designed with busy corporate schedules in mind, that means minimal time requirements for maximum results.

Practical outputs

There’s no need for digital abstinence or amputations no avoiding or removing devices. All of Dr Kristy’s tips and tactics are realistic, simple and effective.

Trusted speaker

Kristy is a highly sought-after speaker and one of Australia’s leading research experts in the areas of digital health and wellbeing and digital parenting.

Tailored content

Each presentation is designed to meet the specific needs of your organisation

Fact-based insight.

Kristy’s work is based on the latest research and science.

Why are employees’ digital habits so important to address?

The personal costs to employees’ and executives’ as a result of unhealthy digital habits include:


Poor sleep quality and quantity leading to fatigue, burnout & possible mental health issues


Multi-tasking costs including poor retention of information and impaired performance

Elevated stress levels, anxiety and other mental health related issues


Impaired vision, hearing and musculoskeletal health because of incorrect digital ergonomics


An absence of white space and time for clarity, creativity and ideation

Impaired personal relationships and downtime due to the permeation of technology in our lives

And don’t forget the financial costs to the employer:

Reduced productivity

Increased error rates


Decline in presenteeism

Poor decision making

Increased absenteeism

Low morale

But it’s not all doom and gloom...

A 2018 Workplace Distraction Report, by Udemy found that 75% of employees said minimising workplace distractions would enable them to complete more work and be more productive.

A 2018 YouGov Galaxy Poll, conducted in partnership with Medibank, found that 70% of Australian employees don’t feel like their workplace supports their wellbeing enough. Wouldn’t you love to be one of the 30% of companies who are meeting their employees’ needs?

Putting the focus firmly on optimising performance and wellbeing in the digitally-demanding world, so exployees and leaders can:

// enhances employee experience
// increases productivity
improves staff morale
// maximises your bottom line
// makes you an employer of choice

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