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About the Author

Odette Pollar is a nationally acclaimed business consultant who delivers her WorkSmart philosophy through consulting, training, speaking, and writing. Smart Ways to Work is the name of her consulting firm, the title of her syndicated column, and the theme in each of the four previous books she has authored. Her most recent title is Take Back Your Life: Smart Ways to Simplify Daily Living.

Odette’s down-to-earth approach and nuts-and-bolts remedies provide people immediate relief from the tyrannies of technology, the glut of information, and the seemingly overwhelming demands of complex work environments. Her 20+ years of expertise in organizational development, training, and facilitation techniques have led to long-term relationships with clients such as McDonald’s, VISA, Shell Oil, and Merrill Lynch.

In demand as a speaker and trainer, Odette delivers programs on personal productivity, work and life balance, diversity management, and work simplification. She has developed a series of multimedia resources, including video, audio, and CD-ROM programs.

Odette is ready to help you gain mastery over your work. She may be reached at:

Smart Ways to Work

1441 Franklin St., Suite 301

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-763-8482

Fax: 510-763-0790

E-mail: odette@smartwaystowork.com

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