It takes courage to reimagine the traditional workday. 

By optimizing your team's energy (not just their time, but also their focus) and allowing them to operate at the right pace for your organization, you can attract and retain top talent, maximize effectiveness and maintain a happy, productive workforce that will make you and your company more successful. 

In our increasingly knowledge-based economy, the 40-plus hour week doesn’t suit the type of work we do or how we do it.

Our brains aren't machines, and we experience diminishing returns on our efforts the longer our workday stretches.

We have the benefit of technology and productivity tools that cut down the time it takes for employees to accomplish their tasks. 

95% of HR leaders are concerned burnout is sabotaging their organizations. 

Talented, well trained and high-quality employees understand these facts and are looking for opportunities that maximize their skills and abilities instead of chaining them to a desk or phone for a set number of hours each day. Companies who capture these professionals can maximize their success by keeping the most talented employees engaged, satisfied, and productive.

How do employers and employees benefit from a restructured work day?

  • Greater focus at work leads to higher effectiveness

  • Using the tools at our fingertips improves productivity and eliminates wasted time

  • Tasks get accomplished more quickly, and talented employees are incentivized by what matters most to them: their time.

So whether you’re a CEO, hiring manager, or employee burned out on the 9-5 grind, MatchPace is here to help you find the right match for YOUR pace - keeping the most talented employees engaged in the marketplace while allowing them to thrive in all areas of their lives.

Want to learn more about our process? Click here if you’re an organization looking for more info, or click here if you’re interested in finding a job that matches your pace.

You can also email us at Let’s start a conversation today about maximizing productivity and satisfaction at work!


Elizabeth Knox

Hometown: Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Current Location: Washington, DC
Why MatchPace: There are so many good, important, complicated challenges in the world. We need the best resources applied to them to make as big of an impact as we can. When organizations enable their most important assets - their people - to attack problems with their best energy, they make it possible for the best and brightest to work hard and live well, honoring their priorities outside of work.
Favorite Hobby: Right now? Walks at the National Arboretum with my family. Lifetime? I actually really like working on hard problems, it's fun for me. 
Favorite Place I've Volunteered: Ang Bahay Parola, a home for children rescued from the streets of Manila in the Philippines. I lived in Manila for 7 months over 10 years ago, but part of my heart has been there ever since then.   
Professional Experience: Almost 15 years in the Defense field as an analyst, management consultant, and financial manager. Author of Faith Powered Profession.
Family: a husband, 4 little people, and a cat.
Anything else?: I wrote a book: Faith Powered Profession, for professional christian women, published in 2013. I blog personally at Elizabeth Knox Online. 

Reach me:; 202-807-5017; schedule a call


Caitie Butler

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Current Location: Bend, Oregon
Why MatchPace: Our jobs are so much more than where spend time between the hours of 9 and 5. They affect every area of our life: family, friends, and our own health and wellness. I’ve never been more convinced of that than after becoming a working mom! Finding a workplace that matches your desired pace in life is the difference between slogging through 40+ hours of your week and truly thriving as you contribute your talents and passions to making the world a better place.
Favorite Hobby: Hiking and camping (though both are a little more difficult with a toddler!) or relaxing at home with a good book and a glass of wine.
Favorite Place I've Volunteered: Young Life, a great organization that creates a safe, fun place for teenage kids to hang out and learn about their purpose in life.
Professional Experience: Seven years in politics and government affairs, most recently serving as Communications Director in the Oregon Legislature.
Family: Husband, Rainier, daughter born in December 2016 and another on the way in 2019!

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Sara Mills-Knapp

Hometown: Maine
Current Location: Washington, DC
Why MatchPace: I have always been obsessed with efficiency of all kinds - but as life has gotten increasingly complicated and busy, I became even more preoccupied with operating efficiently in my work life. Modern work day and organizational structures are poorly designed and prevent us from executing innovative solutions, while also making sure that we never have enough time to devote to our life outside of work. There is a better way!
Favorite Hobby: Hard to pick one! Biking outside until it gets cold - then watching Planet Earth with my family and answering the never ending “why’s” from my three year old.  Why does that owl look so mad?
Favorite Place I've Volunteered: In high school I spent two weeks in rural Ecuador translating for a medical mission from Maine that provides medical care to underserved communities in Latin America. Having grown up in a small Maine town, it opened my eyes to so much.
Professional Experience: Almost 12 years working in the field of urban sustainability, and 6 in international development as a consultant to public sector clients in developing countries.
Family: A husband, one very tall toddler and an old cat.

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Julia Olefson

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Current Location: Washington, DC
Why MatchPace: As a college student, I am no stranger to the exhaustion that comes along with non-stop work weeks, which we all know is inefficient. After working in a number of different offices, I realized that this burnout was not limited to any specific field but occurred across every industry. There needs to be a change in how we view work, and I want to be a part of that change.
Favorite Hobby: Almost any type of physical activity. I love to be moving, whether that’s yoga, boxing, dancing, climbing, or even just going for a walk outside.
Favorite Place I've Volunteered: I volunteered with Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, an organization based on the beach of my hometown in South Florida. It was my responsibility to ensure the save journey of hundreds of hatchlings to the ocean. My favorite part of the experience was teaching the public about our ecosystem and the importance of helping endangered species.
Professional Experience:  I am currently a senior at George Washington University pursuing a double major in International Affairs and Geography and minoring in Sustainability, however my professional experience has been in communications.
Family: Typical middle child.

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