About Us - Calm Achiever

About Us

Running a business; small, medium or big, is a task that by its very nature involves chaos.

Our purpose is to apply order to this chaos by redefining your team’s approach to productivity.

Your team members can accomplish more with ease and truly thrive in today’s demanding in this rapidly changing world.

We work with teams like yours to learn from proven systems and methodologies that can deliver the art of stress-free productivity and help create a purpose-driven organisation.

Let’s dive in:

Getting Things Done®

What is Getting Things Done? GTD insights in visuals

How I Used GTD to build a Yoga Habit During Lockdown

How to Be a Power Delegator to Unleash Your Team’s Talent

Holacracy:

Use a Role-Based Structure to Enable Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose

Calm Achiever is Adopting Holacracy. Here’s Why

Insights From Holacracy: 7 Ways Leaders Can Future-Proof Their Business in a Fast-Changing World

Webinars:

5 Steps to Stress-Free Productivity During a Crisis

How to Build an Agile Organization with Holacracy

How to Run Meetings That Are Effective, Focused, and Produce Results

Our Story

Founded by Arif & Ali Vakil in 2008 to help entrepreneurs develop productivity with purpose.

We are Arif Vakil and Ali Vakil, brothers and co-founders of Calm Achiever.

While running businesses in real estate, education, publishing, very soon realized that with great work comes greater anxiety and stress.

We had lots on our hands, but a lot more on our minds.

This really got us thinking and analysing our approach to productivity.

What are we trying to achieve?
Why are we actually spending our time on?
Why was work causing stress?

We wanted to achieve our goals but not at the expense of disrupting the quality of our life, the value of our time.

The way we do things and think about doing things needed rewiring.

By adopting GTD in 2008 and Holacracy in 2016, we evolved from being mindless task doers to thinkers who aligned their tasks with respect to purpose, meaning and commitment.

This re-thought out approach to work helped us clear the cutter, focus on what really matters, complete meaningful projects, without the stress.

It brought the joy back in our work, and we want to share this with you.