What does a better workday mean to you?

Imagine closing your laptop on Friday afternoon with a sense of accomplishment after completing the essential tasks you planned to do that week. What would it feel like to spend your evenings and weekends not working - without the worry about what’s waiting for you at your desk?

We have asked hundreds of people what a better workday means to them and the answer is always the same:

  • To get stuff done
  • To have some fun at work
  • To have a better work-life balance

So why don’t more people have a better workday? Heavy workload, hyper-communication habits and misaligned expectations mean it’s not as easy as it sounds. 

Have you ever had a day where you began with the best intentions to get your work done but then everything else got in the way? And by everything else I mean meetings, unexpected emails, firefighting, interruptions, procrastination and maybe even a lack of energy.

The day ends and you are left frazzled, dissatisfied and struggling to switch off from work.

I’ve had those days. Honestly, I’ve had many of them. I was ambitious and keen to get ahead in my career. Every time I learned a new productivity or time management “hack”, I would use it as an opportunity to cram more in. 

The result was overwork, success, burnout, recovery and repeat. During my 14 years in the corporate world, I burned out more than three different times. There was even a day when I hallucinated a truck crashing into a wall on my way home from work!

It's time for a new approach to work

When I saw other people around me falling into the same traps, I couldn’t stand by and watch it happen. So I combined my personal and professional experience with a ton of research and created A Better Workday. As a busy mom of 2 young children, trying to “balance it all”, I still struggle from time to time. Everything I learn from my own life and that of my clients gets fed back into ABW.

One of the biggest challenges when trying to create a better workday is that the day is already too full! That’s why I take all of my experience, research and client insights and distil them into quick and practical lessons. (If there is one thing I really suck at it’s adding “fluff”!)

By the end of this course, you will have the tools and information to manage your workload, reset work boundaries and rediscover the joy of work.

Transform the way you work

Imagine a workday where you get everything important done and can walk away feeling satisfied.

A Better Workday

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who feels overwhelmed or exhausted with their present working lifestyle.

Mary H.

Niamh uses simple dialogue and tools to set out the best way forward on how to manage a demanding workload, whilst also factoring in family, friends and fun, to improve your overall well-being.

A Better Workday includes lessons on each of the key areas of productivity and performance, with a focus on balance and overall well-being.

  • Get more done at work

  • Achieve your goals without burnout

  • Reclaim your time for lunch breaks, planned time off and weekends free from unplanned overtime.

Behind the scenes of A Better Workday is 14 years of trial and error, more than a hundred books, articles and research papers, and thousands of hours digging into blogs, podcasts and YouTube videos.

I did all of this so that you don’t have to spend that time, money and energy trying to make sense of the enormous amount of information available on the internet today.

I want to you spend less time on your laptop and more time on the things that matter most to you. 

You can complete A Better Workday at a time that suits you. It won’t take you longer than a few hours, leaving more time for the people and things you love.

Course Programme

  1. Welcome to the course!

  2. Role Clarity

  3. Goal Setting

  4. Planning

  5. Priority Management

  6. Workload Management

Are you ready to change the way you work forever?


  • Is there a guarantee or refund policy?

    Yes. A Better Workday is created with people who spend some or all of their workday at a desk in mind. If you have logged in, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied that the content of the course can help you improve your workday.

  • I have tried productivity or time management training before but it didn’t last. What is different about Better Workday?

    Everything in the Better Workday courses has been tried and tested over time. Niamh created them based on her 14 years of experience working in large and small companies, as well as ongoing research in productivity, well-being and professional development. Niamh is also a parent of two young children and knows the struggle of trying to balance everything first-hand. The information and tools shared are proven, practical and easy to implement.

  • I would like my company to help me finance this course. Can you help?

    Many employers support their employees by funding this course. We can help by providing a detailed course outline, a letter for your HR department and a VAT invoice if needed. Please email support@abetterworkday.com for help.

What people are saying

4 star rating

Focus on Outcomes not Tasks !

Pamela Kilcoyne

The biggest learning I took away from the course was the need to focus on outcomes not tasks, and the importance of prioritising those outcomes. What are...

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The biggest learning I took away from the course was the need to focus on outcomes not tasks, and the importance of prioritising those outcomes. What are the 3 most important things i want to achieve by the end of the week and what 3 things do I need to complete to achieve each of those? This rule has given me clarity and helped to reduce the overwhelm I was feeling because of being run by my inbox and tasks lists. I was always busy but getting nowhere. I completed the online Better Workday course which I flew through as its really straight forward and practical. I really like that there's the option to do follow up sessions after with Niamh on a one-one basis and I'm considering this for the future..

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5 star rating

A Better Workday Essentials

Clodagh O'Donovan

I found this online course of great benefit in helping me to identify my daily and weekly goals and focus on how I can achieve them. The magic is in the simp...

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I found this online course of great benefit in helping me to identify my daily and weekly goals and focus on how I can achieve them. The magic is in the simple way that Niamh explains each section of the course and that each part is only 15 minutes. The activities given throughout makes the learning real and relatable to your day. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is struggling to manage their day to day tasks and is looking for a straightforward framework to help keep them on track.

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5 star rating

A Better Workday at Irish Distillers

Ella Burke

Very helpful and learned alot

Very helpful and learned alot

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