Forte Labs is a productivity training and media company based in San Francisco. Led by founder Tiago Forte, our mission is to help knowledge workers use design and technology to transform their productivity, elevating their performance and reframing their relationship to work.


Our online courseslive workshopsmembers-only blog, and books equip knowledge workers with the productivity skills, tools, and frameworks they need to creatively adapt to a rapidly changing workplace.

We also offer speakingcoaching, and consulting on topics related to productivity.



Tiago Forte is one of the world’s foremost experts on productivity. He writes and speaks on how knowledge workers can revolutionize their personal effectiveness using technology, and has taught more than 20,000 people around the world through his online courses and live workshops.

Tiago’s online course Building a Second Brain has been taken by more than 1,000 people from more than 60 countries. He draws on academic disciplines such as Information Science, practical fields such as User Experience Design, and his professional experience working with top organizations and leaders in Silicon Valley. Tiago believes idea management is one of the most impactful skills in the world today, and this course makes it accessible to individuals for the first time.

Previous clients include organizations including Toyota, Genentech, Nestle, and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as startups, universities, and non-profits. His work has been featured in media outlets like The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Lifehacker, The Atlantic, Thrive Global, and Quartz.

Tiago writes about his ideas on his blog, Praxis. In a previous life, he worked in microfinance in Latin America, served in the Peace Corps in Ukraine, and consulted for large companies on product development in Silicon Valley. He lives in Mexico City with his wife Lauren.



Lauren Valdez has a background in urban planning and public health, and works at the intersection of productivity, organizational effectiveness, and the built environment.

Lauren leads Forte Labs’ training and consulting services, using her extensive facilitation and events experience to create immersive learning experiences designed to inspire sustainable behavior change. She believes that the world of entrepreneurship and business has a lot to learn from social justice, and vice versa, and is dedicated to bridging them.



We work with some of the world's leading organizations in a wide variety of industries