Our Story

Here’s the back-story on how and why Actioned was created…

Why another productivity tool?

  • If you’ve been subjected to one too many “Work In Progress” or “Status Update” meetings, you’ll understand why we created Actioned.
  • If you’ve ever wondered what your team members are working on, you’ll understand why we created Actioned.
  • If you’re sick of Gantt charts and project management tools that over-complicate working together, you’ll understand why we created Actioned.
  • And if you’ve ever felt like your to-do list has no end and you’re sick of ending the day feeling dissatisfied with what you’ve accomplished, you’ll understand why we created Actioned.

Actioned combines a few simple, but profound productivity philosophies to help individuals and teams get more of the important stuff done.

Actioned is not a project management tool or a to-do list.

It’s much more effective than that…

About Fiona

Fiona AdlerHi, I’m Fiona – the founder of Actioned.

I’ve always been fascinated by productivity and goal setting – dating back to high school, when I first read “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey.

For me, there’s always been a chasm between high-level goal-setting, and the practicalities of “what do I do today?”.

It’s not enough to have grand plans and vision, if you can’t translate those into actions. And there’s also nothing to be proud of if you check off a whole list of to-do’s if they’re just low-level tasks that don’t really add up to much.

Over the years, I’ve developed a framework for getting the important things done. So I’ve decided to put it together in a tool for everyone to use.

With Actioned, I’ve put my process for getting the important things done into a system that helps you hone in on the most important things, and get into the habit of taking meaningful action – teaching you how to be more productive.

Many people I know have great ambitions and fantastic skills, and yet struggle to actually do the things that would help them achieve their goals. It breaks my heart when I see this happening! My mission with Actioned, is to provide a tool that makes it easy to do the things you want to do.

It’s built primarily with a workplace in mind, but it’s equally applicable for personal goals.

I’m as flawed as the next person but using this productivity system, I’ve been able to achieve many goals (and get through some unwanted things life threw at me).

Some of the things I’m most proud of include;

Summited Mt Everest

In 2006, I became the 3rd Australian woman to climb to the top of Mt Everest.

Completed my MBA

I studied my MBA (at Melbourne Business School) part-time whilst working full-time building a business.

Founded and Grew a Substantial Online Business (this was later acquired)

I co-founded Word Of Mouth Online (womo.com.au) which my partner and I grew to become Australia’s largest online business reviews platform.

Built (and sold) a Technology Service Business

I joined my husband and business partner to help grow Invizage Technology to over 100 staff. This business was later acquired by Telstra.

Found and Reunited our Family

My father was adopted and all records of his birth family were destroyed. After much hunting, perseverance and detective work, I was able to locate his remaining family and reunite him with his half-siblings.

Survived Breast and Thyroid Cancer

In 2017 I was found a lump in my breast which was later diagnosed as an aggressive cancer. A subsequent scan found a 2nd cancer in my thyroid. After almost a year of chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapies, I’m now thankfully well. (Obviously this was never a goal, but it’s something I’m proud to have got through.)

Obtained a "Skills & Talents" Visa for France

Although our lawyer advised that this was close to impossible, my husband and I were able to obtain this visa for our planned move to France.

Moved My Family to France

I was born and lived most of my life in Melbourne, Australia. In 2015, we packed up and moved to Annecy, France where we’re learning French and experiencing some new ways of life.

I’m also a wife and the mum of two children and much of this has been done while balancing family life.

I hope you find Actioned useful and can use it to achieve some of the things you’ve been wanting to do.

If you’d like to get in touch, please contact me here.