What I'm doing these days:

  • I'm the co-founder at Forgewell, an education & training company that helps teams sustain productivity, improve well-being, and thrive in the modern workplace.
  • Our primary way of engaging with teams through facilitating engaging corporate workshops (yes, they do exist) on topics like focus, time management, and mental/emotional resilience.
  • I also created an online course for individuals that want to do their best work without burning out.
  • When I'm not working directly with teams, I'm learning in public by writing articles and a newsletter that explores living well and working well.
  • I recently moved to Lisbon (March '23) with my partner (business & life), Claire after going on a Semi-Nomadic Living Experiment in 2022.

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Hey, I'm Connor

My Background

I'm a facilitator, teacher, writer, and entrepreneur based in Lisbon, where I run a company that helps businesses rethink productivity in the modern workplace and build the mental resilience that is required for the future of work. 

I am a Certified Teacher of Make Time and Search Inside Yourself, two programs with roots in Google but worldwide impact.

In addition to these two programs, I also create custom workshops and curriculums for companies that draw on my diverse experience at Google—where I ran internal trainings on productivity, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence—and share that knowledge with businesses around the world. 

Ultimately, I believe we need to rethink our definition of "productivity" to create happier and healthier organizations.

We all recognize that the most important asset in modern business is the people, yet we are seeing increasing rates of burnout, decreasing employee engagement, and faster turnover rates.

Why else would 40% of employees and 50% of managers be thinking about quitting their jobs?

Without human-centered company cultures, we all stand to lose. I believe work can be fulfilling, engaging, and lead to healthier communities but not if we continue in the direction we're heading.

Prior to starting my company in early 2020, I spent seven years at Google in New York, San Francisco, and London in a variety of roles spanning marketing, partnerships, and operations. In my last role, I managed partnerships for Google for Startups in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Additionally, I helped start Silicon North Stars, a non-profit that inspires and educates future leaders in technology. I also serve as a Meditation Teacher & Community Leader at Just Breathe, an organization dedicated to bringing modern mindfulness to the world.

If you have read this far, thank you.

If you feel overwhelmed, distracted, or just plain tired of the always-on, constant hustle of today’s workplaces, I can help.

Get in touch and let’s have a conversation.

Podcast Appearances


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Live music
Peanut Butter


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Small dogs
“Breaking” News
Instagramification of Life
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Good Music

I like to curate playlists with music I love to share with friends and family.

Check out one of the latest mixes below and let me know what you think!

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