Hello Duetto.

Goodbye mental load.

We teach leaders how to get into flow, zero in on what’s important, and get results faster and more effectively    

It’s Time to Tune In…

Introducing a new type of “reality” show about reaching your leadership potential where we document your journey to the flow state – a place where you can think clearly, work doesn’t feel like work, and you’re able to truly enjoy the people & things that you love.

Over the course of 10 episodes / one-on-one virtual sessions, you will learn research-backed strategies for working smarter (not harder) and hit the easy button for massive results at work and a more fulfilling life at home.

Who This is For…


You’re a force to be reckoned with.

You want to achieve great things with your life, have a real impact, and live with purpose.

Who Want to Work Smarter

Hard work has gotten you really far. Lots of praise & pats on the back. But you’re ready for things to be easier.

You want to create your vision and make decisions from the right state of mind.

Get Clear on Priorities

You want to know where to focus your time and energy each day for maximum impact.

You want to live up to your full potential each & every day.

You are ready to level-up.

And Live a Better Life

You would like to have a better relationship with yourself.

You know that by taking care of yourself, you can give much more to others and create even bigger change in the world.

Companies.  Small Businesses. Startups.  Nonprofits.   Entrepreneurs.  Individuals. 

Small Businesses

Why We Created This Show

To help leaders create their vision with mental clarity, make more effective decisions, and bring more positive change into the world…all without sacrificing their health or happiness

productivity / efficiency

pro·​duc·​tiv·​i·​ty | ef·​fi·​cien·​cy

1 capable of producing huge results as easily as possible with the least amount of resistance

Our Strategy Toolkit


Designed to help you get clear, focused, and present for each session.

Self Reflection

Critical to designing an effective strategy. It’s important to have clarity around your goals, priorities & what you actually want in order the shift the right habits & routines.

Priority-Based Mindset

Helps you concentrate your time and energy on your top priorities and ignore the noise & distractions.

Keystone Habit Adjustments

Creates big results with minimal effort – we help you zero in on & change the habit that acts as a lever for all of your other habits.

Strategic Outsourcing

Gets things off your plate where it makes sense so you can have more time for the things you love. This involves analyzing your stress levels, time commitment, and financial situation around various types of household management activities to see what should stay and what should go.

Energy / Schedule Management

Involves figuring out which tasks & activities give  & drain you energy, and then determining how to structure your days to create more opportunities for flow so you can take care of your top priorities, have enough time to recharge your batteries, and build in some fun & enjoyment.

Quantum Physics

Shows you how to remain flexible and agile in a constantly changing environment. It’s based around the importance of trusting people and systems. It encourages questions, creativity, and experimentation.

Socratic Method

A question-based approach to teaching that fosters self-directed learning, critical thinking skills and draws out new ideas.

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook”

— William James

Episode List

1.01 – River of Dreams — Self Reflection 

(work + personal life focus)

You will get high-level perspective on your life & priorities and get clear on the greatest areas for improvement.

1.02 – Bullseye — Keystone Habit Adjustment  

(work + personal life focus)

You will learn how to zero-in on & adjust a keystone habit to create massive shifts to your quality of life.

1.03 – The Forest — Priority-Based Mindset I  

(work focus)

You will get a sense of how much noise & distraction is keeping you from devoting more time to your job & work goals.

1.04 – The Trees —  Priority-Based Mindset II   

(work focus)

You will assign priority levels to your work tasks & activities, and create “rules” that help guide  your attention.

1.05 – The Shrubs — Priority Based Mindset III   

(work focus)

You will learn how to plan & organize your day around your top priorities.

1.06 – Gas Pump — Energy Management    

(work focus)

You will get a sense of your current “battery level” and learn which activities give/drain you of energy.

1.07 – Master of Chunk — Work Schedule Management   

(work focus)

You will learn how to optimally design your work schedule around your top priorities & energy needs.

1.08 – Take it Off — Strategic Outsourcing I  

(personal life focus)

You will learn what areas of your life are best suited for outsourcing given your & your family’s specific needs.

1.09 – Life Hacker — Strategic Outsourcing II 

(personal life focus)

For the areas of your life that you are open to outsourcing, you will receive a crash course on each industry and advice/resources on how to go about outsourcing each area easily & efficiently.

1.10 – Master of My Domain — Personal Schedule Management 

(personal life focus)

You will learn how to optimally schedule your household management tasks & errands around your work / life priorities.

What You Can Expect

Get Into Character

We start with a quick meditation and then do a couple of exercises that are designed to get you into a clear headspace


Episode Recap

We revisit the prior session’s goals, priorities, and strategies 


Frame by Frame Review

We take a look at how last session’s strategies played out (what worked, what didn’t, what you learned about yourself)


We figure out how to modify old strategies


New Storylines

We teach you a new strategy and then show you how to put it into action


In addition to the work/life strategy toolkit, you will also receive:

On-the-spot creative problem-solving & brainstorming help

Connections to people / products / services that can help you achieve your work/life goals (based on your unique needs)

Curated advice & research that makes it easy to outsource household tasks & errands that you never want to think about again, saving you hours of your time & energy

This includes things like:

Industry rundowns

So you know what’s important to know to make informed decisions.

Tailored Research

A customized list of products / services that most closely meet your specific needs


We connect you to industry experts and reputable vendors

Step-by-Step DIY Guides

So all you have to think about is execution

and we have expertise in the following areas:


Working with Hello Duetto has been incredible for me. As an owner, I am in full control, but the problem with that is there is no accountability or true way to actually measure my actions for how to generate the greatest return for our business. 

What I love about Hello Duetto’s process is that it’s fully action driven. The metric is not what you should be doing, or some consultant coming in and telling you what you already know you need to be doing. It’s breaks my actions down into small, implementable steps that are in MY control. Not only is that is empowering, but it creates a huge shift in my behavior. I’m feeling more confident and efficient because I’m very  intentional about what I’m doing each day. Hello Duetto makes me take the RIGHT actions and allows me to get greater results in my business and more peace of mind.”

Erin Kuhn

President, Qnity

“Hello Duetto’s services were instrumental in helping me achieve better work-life balance. I am a corporate leader; I am a mother; I am a wife. I was struggling to stay focused at work and make time to keep the household organized. On the work side, they helped me get clear on my top priorities & optimized my schedule, and I now feel so laser-focused and productive during the workday.  On the home side, they helped me get my personal life in order by doing things like connecting me to a good contractor for a renovation, researching  cleaning services in my area, and finding me a service that can book my appointments for me during the day. They do so much more than just strategy or coaching – they actively help you find solutions for your work & family needs.”

Maggie Graham

CEO, Chore Check

The Research

Key Principles
Our habits are strong

In fact, they’re so strong that they cause our brain to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense. And our brain isn’t capable of telling the difference between good and bad habits.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg



It takes time to build new habits

Generally speaking – anywhere from two to eight months. It’s a process that involves trial & error.

James Clear, author of Atomic Habits



A small amount of effort will create the vast majority of your results.

It’s all about finding the right input to create the most output.

The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch and The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papsan




Changing a keystone habit can transform everything else

You don’t have to get every single thing right – it’s about zero-ing in on a key priority and then using it as a powerful lever

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg




The Neuroscience
Mental load can be alleviated by creating new habits

The prefrontal cortex is the part of your brain where decisions are made and mental load resides. It can only handle so much at any given time. But we can alleviate the pressure on this area by making decisions more automatic (i.e., create new habits that don’t require you to think as much). This is because habits are stored in a different part of your brain – the basal ganglia. Once something becomes a habit, your prefrontal cortex can quiet itself and focus on more important things.




The Psychology 
Changing habits is about changing routines

Each habit is comprised of three components – a cue, routine, and reward. A cue triggers a routine, which in turn leads to a reward. To change a habit, research shows that you cannot alter the cue or the reward component of the habit loop. It’s about finding an alternative routine.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg




Changing habits is about finding the real source of cravings

To overpower an existing habit, it’s important to determine which craving is driving your behavior. Otherwise, you won’t be targeting the real underlying issue. For example – are you overeating because you’re actually hungry, or is it because you’re bored, lonely, or stressed?

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg




Changing habits is about accountability

There is power in groups and shared experiences.  It’s tough to make changes on your own, in isolation. Your odds of success go up dramatically when in a group setting (even if it’s just two people).

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg




Quantum Physics
We live in a world that is constantly changing and evolving

Business models that assume companies are like machines and that we operate in a stable, predictable environment do not work in the real world.  

The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar




Companies are living systems

They are in a constant creative dialogue with their environment. They need to be sensitive to and readily able to adapt to change. 

The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar



Meaning, vision, and values drive performance

Acting from higher motivations and having a deep sense of purpose will lead to a healthier bottom line than focusing on efficiency and short-term results.   

The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar



The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle reigns supreme
The questions we ask in any situation determine the answers we get and the answers we don’t get.

The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar



The Production House

Sapna Parmar, Founder & CEO

Creative Problem Solver. Recovering Attorney. CPA.

Sapna began her career in the corporate world. Her background in law, business, cognitive psychology, and statistics made that an obvious choice. But there was a side of Sapna that was laying dormant. She was a disrupter. And she found herself more passionate about creating new productivity hacks / improving workplace culture instead of doing her actual work. So she set out on a new path – one where she could combine her education, work experience, and passion. And with that, Hello Duetto was born.

Outside of work, Sapna can be found biking around Chicago, reading in the park, playing with her dog, or taking a nap.

Advisory Board

Harry Nathan Gottlieb
Harry is the founder of Jellyvision Lab, Inc. and Jackbox Games, Inc.

Sharon Jacks
Sharon is a Business Advisor with over 20 years experience in operations & technology deployment, spanning both startups & Fortune 500 organizations (AOL/Google). 

Steve McPhilliamy
Steve is a partner at Insight Product Development and the executive director of InsightAccelerator Labs.

Jonathan Gunn
Jonathan is the President and Co-Founder of BriteSeed, LLC.

Esther Barron
Esther is a Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic Entrepreneurship Law Center. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Hello Duetto based?

Currently, we operate out of Chicago and work with Chicago-based individuals & companies. 

How long is each one-on-one session / episode write-up?

90 minutes will be blocked off for each individual session (though episodes may vary in length depending on which strategy is being taught and your specific needs). 

How do I schedule a session / episode write-up?

Strategy sessions can be booked through Hello Duetto’s ScheduleOnce page, and you will receive a link to it after you sign up for a season. 

Do we meet virtually or in-person?

We will meet virtually, and a video conferencing link will be included on your calendar invite when you schedule your call. 

How often do we meet?

Our advice is to book sessions / episode write-ups one to two weeks apart to give yourself enough time to work through and refine a new strategy and accommodate any unexpected work/life situations. Having said that, you always have the option to book at your own convenience and preferred pace.

Do you work with companies?

Yes! We work with enterprises, small businesses, startups, and nonprofits. You can schedule a call HERE to request a customized proposal or fill out the contact form below to receive more information. 

What is your refund policy?

Due to the nature of these strategy sessions, there are no refunds. 

What happens after the 10 sessions / episodes are over? Are there still ways we can work together so I can keep leveling up?

Great question! Yes – we would put your show on syndication (i.e., offer on-going sessions), and we can discuss what option makes the most sense for you after your 10-week session is up.

Ready to Invest in Your Leadership Potential?


Increase performance of your MVPs.

Make smarter decisions.

Get faster results.

Have an even greater impact on the world.

If you are interested in bringing a season of Hello Duetto to senior leaders at your company, we’d love to chat. Schedule a call with us to request a customized proposal, and prepare yourself to hit the accelerator & enjoy the ride.


Get clarity on your top priorities. 

Do more in less time.

Bring your vision to life faster and more effectively. 

Create more space for the things & people that you love. 

Sounds good, right? So let’s get this ball rolling! Provide your name & email below to request pricing information. 

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it

— Albert Einstein

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