Salt Lake City, UT & Dallas, Texas (November 13, 2012)--David Covey and Stephan Mardyks, co-founders of SMCOV, a global training and distribution network, are pleased to announce an alliance with best-selling author and trainer, David Allen and the David Allen Company. This partnership will allow SMCOV to globally distribute Allen's world-class Intellectual Property (IP) based on his international best-seller, Getting Things Done, thereby enabling organizations and individuals world-wide the incredible opportunity to benefit from its cutting-edge content.
"The David Allen Company offers the best productivity training in the world and we look forward to joining forces," said Covey. "We are especially excited about the international launch of their newest IP the Mastering Workflow Series, a premier program made to improve both individual and organizational results. Anyone participating in this new program will have access to universally proven best practices," added Covey, "as well as a wide range of integrated services and products that are continuously being enhanced and expanded."
“The task of building a viable distribution model for global consumption of our methodology is daunting, to say the least,” Allen said, “So it's been wonderful to partner with the SMCOV team, who bring to the game unparalleled experience and resources in this arena. They have saved us tons of energy, allowing us to focus on what we do best and leverage it on a much broader scale”
This new series is primarily based on the methodology described in Allen's best-selling book, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity. This book provides proven tools, tips and strategies that help people focus their energies into a logical and trusted system which increases personal organization, efficiency and creativity.
Allen explained, "Mastering the art of work is a lifelong endeavor, involving increasing levels of proficiency, subtlety and complexity. How we manage focus; how we stay in control; how we make the best decisions--all have multiple layers of implications in our lives and businesses. An underlying ability to handle all of these aspects of productive engagement, no matter how fast and dramatically the world is changing around us, is sorely needed and sought after by millions of people," according to Allen.
"The world hungers for clarity and focus in our new work environment." Mardyks added. "Despite our technological advances, people don't feel as productive as they used to-- in fact, they feel overwhelmed. The David Allen Company offers the proven tools and systems to help people focus their energies strategically and tactically without letting things fall through the cracks. We are thrilled to distribute this phenomenal content globally knowing that it will impact millions for good."
Executive Profiles of SMCOV
Stephan Mardyks became CEO & Co-Founder of SMCOV in October 2010. Previously, Mardyks was Co-Chief Operating Officer of the FranklinCovey Company. Prior to FranklinCovey, Mardyks served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for the Frontline Group, Vice President of Raytheon and the Managing Director for DOOR Training International. Stephan’s educational and professional credentials include; Two Graduates degrees—both from the University of Paris-10 France; One: a Graduate degree in Law, and the other, a DEA-DESS Doctorant in Educational Science. Stephan received Certification as a Mediator from JAMS in Boston, Massachusetts. Stephan is also recognized for his expertise in both cross-cultural management and strategic negotiation for multinational and government organizations.
David M.R. Covey has been CEO & Co-Founder of SMCOV since October 2010. Covey was previously the Co-Chief Operating Officer of the FranklinCovey Company. Other positions he held at FranklinCovey include: General Manager & Senior Vice President, US Sales & Delivery, President of FranklinCovey International, President of FranklinCovey Japan and Managing Director of FranklinCovey Australia. David was also employed at Procter & Gamble and American Express. Covey earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his MBA from Harvard University.
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