Enable Your Team to Become High Performers
with Getting Things Done®, the acclaimed workshop for stress-free productivity

Who are the trainers?

Watch a 2 minute introduction to GTD

Learn how you can use GTD to free up your mind and focus on what's most important to you.

Arif & Ali Vakil have been certified GTD Trainers since 2008 & their new venture Calm Achiever has the Master Franchise for GTD in India.

Their company Vakil Housing became the first company in India to be trained in GTD by the David Allen Company in 2008. 

Having experienced the success implementing GTD in their lives, Arif & Ali are bringing the benefits of GTD to Corporate India.

How GTD can help your Organisation?

The GTD process is designed to free up the mind so people can bring their complete focus and energies to the current task at hand.

Business Owners

You need control over your day to day activities as well as the perspective to know the direction to move towards. GTD will give you the techniques to achieve both, so that you can grow your Business.

Once the process is underway within your organisation, you will begin to see far reaching benefits — 

  • People begin prioritising with confidence, and are able to distinguish between what needs to be done right now versus later. 
  • Things stop falling through the cracks. Negligence, oversight and forgetfulness become less of an issue. 
  • People are empowered to overcome procrastination. Things get done sooner. 

As a result, your people will have broadened their horizons, going beyond short-term responsibilities to growing into the roles you hired them for. 

The GTD Workshop will provide your people with tools and the methodologies to internalise GTD principles. Thereafter, you will begin to see profound effects that GTD has on individuals, teams and business success.

The Calm Achiever Framework has the distinction of a working with:

Too many meetings? Too many interruptions? Too many mails? With GTD, you can thrive in the busiest and most demanding of environments by honoring your commitments. And relax when you choose to! 


Hear how GTD has helped them

GTD has helped some of the most talented and brightest people around the world be more effective & creative.

Sharpen your Focus

Know how to manage projects

Prioritize what matters the most

Gives space for you to Relax

Distraction free mind for creativity

Make Progress without stress

Break free from procrastination

Get long term perspective

Learn more about the Workshop!

Contact us to know more about how GTD can benefit your organisation.

Frequently asked questions.

Got questions? We have got answers. Here are some common questions asked.

What makes GTD different from other time management techniques?

David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, has proposed a fundamentally different approach. David argues that what is required is not elusive time management but really self management–what we do with ourselves in any situation or context, time being just one variable. It involves dealing effectively with all of the things we have to do and want to do, both personally and professionally.

GTD is about capturing things we collect and create, deciding what (if anything) we want to do about them, organising the results of that knowledge work into a trusted system we can review appropriately and making intuitive strategic and tactical choices about what to do at any point in time from our options. In this way, GTD provides a comprehensive approach for increasing productivity while decreasing stress.

How is attending a seminar better than just reading the book?

Reading the book will definitely help you get started. In fact, many people who come to the seminar have already read the book (though it is not required). While the book is great from a knowledge perspective, the seminars help from a practical point of view. It is designed as a workshop where you actually start implementing GTD and get immediate feedback from the seminar leader and the many participants in the room, who coach one another on fundamental behaviours throughout the course.

It is the difference between knowing something and actually doing it correctly. You will also gain key best practices for implementing GTD, presented in a variety of formats to accommodate many different learning styles.

Are you tapping into the full potential of your team?

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I'm already quite productive. Can GTD really help me?

Although time management and effectiveness training can sometimes seen for those "not efficient and productive", GTD is different. It is frequently adopted as part of high-potential and partner-track programmes because it consistently helps some of the brightest, busiest, and most ambitious people to get more done. Furthermore, it often makes high performance more sustainable over the long term. Often, with increased performance comes increased satisfaction.

Why do people so enthusiastically recommend GTD?

If you got to this site because someone recommended “this GTD thing” to you, you’re not alone. If you discovered something that consistently helped you to get more done with less stress, wouldn’t you be pretty enthusiastic too? No matter what claims others have made for their adoption of GTD, we recommend you try it out on a practical basis to see what applying GTD can do for you.

Learn the 5 Steps to Get in Control

These Five Steps are the GTD control model for managing your focus, to create the clear space that allows you to be more strategic and present.


Capture what has your attention, so that your mind can be free for creative ideas

Clarify what you've captured into Next Actions, so that you overcome procrastination

Organize your Next Actions so that you remember to do the right things at the right time

Reflect regularly, so that you can effectively deal with surprises

Engage appropriately so that you can be completely present & effective

What will you experience at the 
GTD  Workshop?

Learn the best practicies for Capture tools

Know the 3 ways to manage your commitments

Experience the Mind Sweep exercise to release stress

How the 2 min Rule can help you move faster on projects

We reveal the 6 buckets anything in your life can be categorized

The 2 most powerful questions you can ask to clarify any input

Learn why generic to-do lists are bad, and what you should do instead

How creating a "Waiting For" list will help you be a better Manager

Share the best practices of organizing your Commitments

How to ensure you have a productive week, every week

How to plan for opportunities and threats in advance

How to trust your intuition to make quick decisions

Clarify your immeidate & long term commitments

Understand "3 Fold nature of Work" to help you plan your work

Be aware of the "Limiting Criteria" to make the right choices

The I&I workshop is all about taking action on what you've learned.

Installation & Implementation (I&I) Lab

The Installation & Implementation Lab is all about taking action on what you have learned on Day 1.

By the end of the I&I lab on day two, you will walk out with all their commitments identified, clarified & organized in a working paper based system.

Once this is in place, it creates mind space to have ideas, instead of holding them.

Course Content on Guided Setup I&I Lab:

1. Set up a personalized paper based GTD system.

2. Populate the system with meaningful Projects and Next Actions

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"Really a great investment in life skill, to empower oneself & reduce stress. It has been a real eye opener, the last 24 hours have really gelled it all together and brought the opportunity to bounce ideas ! "

Mike Holland

Embassy Parks


Saurabh Kale

“I loved every bit of the workshop, I loved the five step process. I would strongly recommend this to all my friends and family and would tell them to hear Arif & Ali out, as they have lived through it.”

“Initially I thought the workshop is just the extension of the book, but then I realised it was inducing a significant habit change. If you want to be successful, you need to change a lot and GTD is what will help you. ”

Deepak K.


Geeth Ramesh


Ashoka Fellow

Renu Shah

Future Generali

Rakesh Wadhwa

"GTD has given me new perspective of thinking. It has made me question all my work as to. GTD has taught me to implement a new procedure to approach my work."

“Since last year there have been many adhoc commitments that have come into my life which are stressing me out. What I liked the most about the workshop , is how you classify things. Once I put down everything and started classifying it, I now know what work needs to be done and where.”

“Over the last 2 days I have introspected about a lot of things that I wanted to do, including my passions, writing and running. You guys have helped me analyze what will be the concrete next steps to overcome the challenges that I have been facing for so long. ”