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About Focuswise

We help reduce distraction and improve communication at work

That sounds simpler than it is.

We’ve studied how the digital age has completely eliminated the boundaries and friction for communication. When used properly, this is an incredibly powerful advantage. But when communication technology is mismanaged, our biggest ally becomes our strongest enemy.

Our research is clear: nowhere is this issue more critical than in the modern workplace. Professionals in every industry face an unprecedented number of distractions from the very tools that have advanced their careers. Each year, technology improves portability, spreads data connections farther and faster, and offers up a slew of new apps, devices, and workflows — all at the expense of our ever-decreasing ability to focus on what’s most important.

Focuswise is here to make sense of this mess. This means sharing research, codifying best practices, consulting with leadership, educating teams, and providing resources.

Most importantly, it means cultivating a community of accountability — where professionals help each other commit to pursuing better focus for bigger success. To succeed, individuals must learn to manage distractions, while organizational leadership must create intentional agreements about communication best practices.

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Meet our founder

About Curt Steinhorst

On a mission to help today’s workforce win the battle against digital distractions

Curt Steinhorst is the bestselling author of Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace.

He is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. After years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, which equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace.

Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face to keep the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer.

He has coached executives, TV personalities, and well-known professional athletes on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers.

Curt’s unique insight and entertaining speaking style has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. He speaks more than seventy-five times a year to organizations that include everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies.

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