Spends most of his time mobile, workshifting from a multitude of various locations. Justin is able to successfully run multiple companies from these locations. He enjoys exploring how technology and productivity intersect.
Works in coffee shops, hotels, airports, aboard planes, and once or twice at the beach. He has 16 years telecom experience, but now runs a sales marketing and media consulting company. He blogs at [chrisbrogan.com].
Works in Product Marketing for Citrix Online. He Web commutes and also works with geographically distributed partners on a daily basis. He’s an advocate for workshifting, results-based work environments and the anywhere office.
On the job Eric works on brand development, customer & competitive research, market growth strategies, launch planning, pricing, packaging and positioning. He has a degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Business Economics.
is a Social Media and Youth Culture Marketer based in Orlando, FL. His background consists of marketing and advertising as well as a 10 year stint in the Indie Music Business. Greg is currently working on helping young people change the world through Rock Star Lifestyle Design.
Greg is proud to serve on the Rock For Hunger Board of Directors and serves as the VP for the start-up non-profit in Orlando, FL. The organization helps those less fortunate in the area through Music, Peace and Action and has shown tremendous growth in its 1+ year of existence. Greg also sits on the inaugural Board for doterati, an association of Interactive Professionals in the Central Florida area. Greg can be contacted via email at rollettmarketing at gmail dot com, on his website, Rock Star Lifestyle Design, at his Music Marketing site, or on Twitter.
is the Vice President of Mobility at Citrix Online. He’s a Workshifting advocate and is obsessed with finding great and free wifi. He’s active on Twitter and believes in the power of crowd sourcing for social good. He has been in media and advertising.
has been a vagabond workshifter since October 2008, traveling over the world with his wife and business partner, helping charities embrace the social web and utilizing “real time” web technologies to empower third world communities.
AJ is the Co-Founder of the Misfit Inc., a company with no headquarters, comprised of a workshifting staff, dispersed around the world, dedicated to seeking, collaborating & partnering with those hell bent on changing the world. Ridiculously passionate about the power of the human web to enact social justice, AJ speaks has spoken in the US, Europe & Africa on the concept of opensource Charity. You can also find AJ blogging at PursuitofEverything.com and OpenSourceCharity.com and tweeting like a banshee. If a day goes by without him tweeting, he is probably dead.
is a PR Arsonist for MindFire Communications (www.mindfirecomm.com), a full-service advertising agency that helps ignite clients’ brands with smart, research-based marketing campaigns. With a background in journalism,
Inga worked as a business reporter before transitioning into the public relations world in 2006. These days, she works with clients in a variety of industries to help share their stories online and in the traditional media. Born and raised in Germany, Inga moved to the United States when she was a junior in high school. Although she spends her fair share of time workshifting on the road or out of coffee shops, most of the time you can find her in her home office in Chicago. You can connect with Inga on Twitter, on LinkedIn.
is President and CEO, The Telework Coalition, a not-for-profit headquartered in Washington, DC. TelCoa works to enable the advancement of Virtual, Mobile, and Distributed Work through Research, Education, Technology, and Legislation.
His interests include both promoting the benefits of Telework as a means of providing employment opportunities for disabled workers, including service disabled veterans, older workers, and rural workers, and its use as a critical part of disaster avoidance and business continuity programs. Among many other networks, he is President of the Capitol Telecommunications Professionals, a member of the Internet Society, the Association of Contingency Planners, the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness and deputy chair of the Telecommuting Task Force at the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He has addressed diverse groups ranging from the National Institute of Science and Technology to the Association of Contingency Planners and the Peace Corps. He has appeared regular in national media to discuss telecommuting issues.
is the Founder and Director of Amanda Alexander Associates LLP. She helps busy professionals to achieve work life balance via a combination of face to face seminars and innovative online programmes.
Amanda specializes in helping working mothers with pressure-cooked lives. Her coaching programmes have helped literally hundreds of women in the UK, Europe and USA to reduce guilt and stress, manage their time more effectively and feel achieve balance. Amanda is known as an expert in the media on topics around work-life balance, women’s careers, “Mumpreneurs” and women returners. She comments regularly on BBC Radio and has featured in publications such as The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Practical Parenting, Eve, Prima Mother and Baby and BBC Parenting. Amanda is a professionally qualified Coach and one of very few coaches in the UK who has met the stringent criteria to achieve accreditation with the International Coach Federation. For more information, visit Amanda’s websites at: www.amandaalexander.com www.coachingmums.com and www.corporatemothers.com
is president of ITM Group, Inc., an employee training and organizational consulting firm. During her 18 years in the profession, she has earned a reputation for bringing business solutions to reality.
She doesn’t view her role as “administrative” but rather, Sharlyn sees human resources as a strategic partner – the marketing department for a company’s internal clients. She has designed and implemented highly successful programs for employee retention, internal and external customer satisfaction, and leadership development. In 2008, Sharlyn launched a blog called HR Bartender to provide a “friendly place for everyday workplace issues.” The blog has been recognized as one of the tops in the business world and HR industry. Her experience with social media in the workplace is well known. Sharlyn is a regular contributor to Mashable and has been quoted by ABC News, AOL Finance, The Chicago Tribune and The Miami Herald. Sharlyn is recognized as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management and is one of less than 900 people to hold the credential of Certified Professional in Learning Performance from the American Society for Training and Development.
is the principal researcher at the Telework Research Network whose research on the changing nature of work in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and dozens of other publications.
Their proprietary Telework Savings Calculator has been used by company and community leaders to quantify the benefits of remote work. Kate’s third popular-press book, Undress For Success: The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home(John Wiley & Sons 2009), has won the praise of top telework and work-life advocates including principals with WorldatWork, the Canadian Telework Association, the Telework Coalition, and Jack Nilles–the father of telework.
is founder of Steigman Communications and has been helping companies and other organizations tell their story for over 20 years–and workshifting long before anyone coined a term for it. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, associations, government agencies, and international organizations.
In addition to her core business, Daria is passionate about helping small business owners with starting up and staying the course. She is the author of a bimonthly column for IABC’s CW Bulletin and a blog–both of which focus on the business of running a business, entrepreneurship, communications, social media, strategic thinking, and what she calls “Independent Thinking.” You can find her Independent Thinking blog on her Website. You can often find Daria on Twitter. Daria is a past president of the Washington chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). An honors graduate of the University of Chicago, she holds masters degrees in industrial and labor relations (MILR) from Cornell University and liberal studies (MALS) from Georgetown University. Daria grew up both overseas and in the Washington area, and has traveled extensively in Western Europe, Africa, and New Zealand.
is Manager, Technology and Services at Ingram Marine Group based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a member of The ITK Group which is an organization that helps small businesses and nonprofits understand next generation tech and how they can apply it to their organization.
Matt’s focus is on IT tools that provide infrastructure and online presence without having the large capital outlays typically seen in enterprise IT. Matt love’s to work with nonprofits, contact him if you are interested in discussing a technology overhaul for your organization. You can also find Matt blogging at the Simple IT Alliance and you can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Adam Di Stefano
believes in using the web to close distance and create connections. In addition to workshifting while on the road in places across Canada and the US for his day job, Adam also uses the web to work on various side-projects with partners in North America and the UK.
Adam is a manager of performance marketing solutions for Yellow Pages Group in Montreal, Quebec, and blogs about internet marketing for small businesses at adamdistefano.com. He is also a scribbler, and maintains a writing blog, as well as writing for various sites across the web. His most recent project is a webcomic, iL-Logic.com, which he co-creates with an artist in the UK. Adam’s goal is to bring the workshifting mentality, with all of its benefits, to the corporate world at large.
has been a workshifter since late 2008, and spends most her time working from coffee shops and random cafes in NYC with good food, great wifi and plenty of outlets. She has traveled to 31 countries and would love nothing more than to workshift around the world all year.
Her favorite place to workshift is the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan looking out over the Hudson River. Melissa is the Co-Founder and Chief of Staff at Misfit Inc.. She travels around with her husband and business partner while running their cloud based, creative agency that is responsible for Twitterkids, Open Source Charity and Twitgift.
loves to consume and create quality content. Currently she serves as the content manager for Citrix Online. She manages the marketing content creation program and frequently speaks on webinars with experts and influencers. She believes that ideas should be expressed, people should create honest work, and quality always reigns over quantity.
Her background includes technical, news and copy writing in the financial services and software sectors. And she is currently a graduate student at the University of Southern California studying online technology’s influence on communication skills. Follow her on Twitter @jessicaeastman.
Cafe. Library. Co-working space. If there’s wifi and an empty seat, Scott’s probably workshifting from there. A workshifter since 2003, Scott leads a dual professional life as a consultant and a freelance writer.
is a project management professional and operational efficiency expert turned author, consultant and executive education advisor. Fascinated by the study of human behavior, she has parlayed this into a successful writing career.
Ms. Sabga is also the author of “From Secretary to CEO: A Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Losing Your Identity”(2010). She is also the President of Nterprises, LLC – a firm specializing in project needs’ analysis, and project management from implementation to operation. Ms. Sabga is currently working on her next non-fiction narrative, “A PMP’s Guide to Project Managing Your Life,” and authoring the blog ‘ASK N’.
has been working in media and communications for 22 years. In that time, she’s been a television producer, a strategic communications advisor, a technical writer, and a web site designer, a professional speaker and a teacher (often at the same time!).
Today, Susan is a partner at Jester Creative Inc., where she helps people discover and tell their stories in a variety of mediums, including video and new media. She’s also a part time college professor, teaching in both full time degree programs and distance education. You can track down Suze online at her personal blog, Suzemuse, sharing 140 character snippets of life on Twitter @suzemuse, and as a contributor to the arts and entertainment blog Ottawa Tonite, and personal creativity blog Thoughtwrestling.
Tanya M. Odom, E.d.M.
is a consultant, coach, and facilitator. Tanya traveled extensively, and has lived and/or worked in 20 countries. She is fluent in Spanish. Tanya works with corporations, universities, schools, and communities on topics such as change, the future of work, and Diversity and Inclusion. She is the co-author of “Evaluation in the Field of Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance”. She is also the diversity columnist for the Diversity Woman. She is also currently on the faculty of the Human Resources Management program at Georgetown University, where she has been teaching courses in the area of innovation and creativity.
Tanya has a Masters degree in Education from Harvard University. She received her B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology with a correlate sequence in Women’s Studies from Vassar College. She is inspired by sunrises and sunsets, her nieces, the oceans and her travels in cities, towns, and countries — where she works to balance work and life.
is the author of Work from Home, a practical guide to working successfully from home that draws on her own experience and that of a wide range of home workers.
She organizes Jelly coworking events in her home town in SouthWest England and has written a popular guide to starting your own Jelly. This, and much more information on home and flexible working, can be found on her website http://www.workfromhomewisdom.com.
has helped organizations create marketing strategies that tell their story and build their brand for more than a decade. He is a former professional golfer and is now President of West Hall Media, a new media marketing company based in High Point NC and NYC.
Jennifer Marcus Newton
is a freelance writer located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For more than ten years, she’s written and edited copy for technology, public relations, and translation companies. She’s semi-fluent in French, can convince you to do almost anything using only her words, and appreciates books as sculpture when she’s not reading them. She holds an MA in Writing, has lived abroad twice, and once interviewed Gloria Steinem, who complimented the unique quality of her questions.
Marcus Newton balances the working life by lending a hand, word, or vision for community advocacy projects (Skidmore Park Community Garden, among others), documenting the silly antics of her retired greyhounds, and writing essays, novellas, and poetry. Her childhood fantasy had something to do with getting lost in a library; as an adult, she realizes this is simply not practical. Her most remote work location was among the yaks in Shangri-La, China. She loves her Mac and fountain pen equally. Contact her at fidhlear [at] gmail [dot] com.
is a consumer-centric brand strategist interested in building stronger customer relationships by targeting relevance, differentiation, and emotional fulfillment. Through her brand management consultancy, Insights & Ingenuity, she partners with companies to build enduring identities with brand strategy, content development, and community management services. She believes compelling content can help create a memorable brand experience in this noisy online world. You can follow Heather on Twitter: @heatherrast.
works from her home office in San Francisco. She has 20 years of marketing and product marketing experience and a passion for launching new products that help people become more productive. As the Senior Product Marketing Manager for GoToMyPC, she is a workshifting advocate and believes everyone should be able to successfully balance life and work.
She has become a pro at juggling web conferences with a world-wide team and being mom to two active boys. She has a BS from Vanderbilt University and a MBA in Marketing & Finance from NYU.
is leader of corporate communications for Citrix Online and a global workshifter – from San Francisco to Boston, New York to London, Frankfurt to Tokyo, Singapore to Sydney, wherever, whenever, however. He is a strong advocate of integrated communications, blending social with traditional approaches, and encouraging people to get involved in the conversation.
With experience gained at global high tech brands including Google and Oracle, he enjoys developing business teams, helping people to over achieve while maintaining a balanced lifestyle. He is a marketing and communications consultant to business start-ups, including cloud-based social business communications and energy analytics companies. He has a range of eclectic tastes and interests, ranging from earth and environmental science, to current affairs, travel and appreciation of great design.
Janelle Laguette Skei
is a Search Marketing expert located in Santa Barbara with extensive knowledge in PPC, SEO, and Social Media. Janelle became a first-time Mom in April of 2010 and has learned to successfully manage a busy home life and a hectic work schedule.
She is an advocate of the workshifting movement and believes it’s a parent’s best tool in creating work life balance. She also volunteers for the non-profit organization: Postpartum education for parents (PEP).
loves sunshine, dorky randomness and folks who tell good stories. For the past four years, Rhonda has been a full time teleworker for Citrix Online, workshifting primarily from her home office in Santa Rosa, CA but also while traveling throughout the US and abroad.
As part of the marketing team, Rhonda manages the webinar program for GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC collaborating with thought leaders, customers and other interesting people to share ideas and educate about the value of working anytime, anywhere. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Anthropology and Communication. You can connect with Rhonda on Twitter @Ladymenga
is a member of the marketing team at Citrix Online in sunny Santa Barbara. Using his background in editing, he reviews white papers, case studies, and articles that all concern workshifting. With a strong passion for technology and progress, Niklas strives to maintain a healthy balance among work, life, and the environment – and he feels workshifting fits perfectly for him.
When he is not in the office proofing documents, he can be found out in the ocean surfing, enjoying the water and the open air.
is well accustomed to adapting to new work environments. Since she started working as an editor at Citrix Online in 2004, her work station has been moved 10 times. She also works at home a few days per week and sometimes works in three different locations in the house in the same day. A mother of two, she once managed to change a diaper during an online meeting without anyone noticing.
Gayle’s editorial career has included preparing medieval and Renaissance texts for publication, writing and editing abstracts from American history periodicals and working on marketing copy and user guides for commercial software. She currently leads the Citrix Online Content and Editing Services team.
ditched his ill-paying day job as a beat reporter, in 1989 at the age of 24, and began working from his South Florida home office.
Today, he is – in no particular order – an award-winning newspaper and online columnist; home office aficionado; blogger, essayist and chronicler of topics vital to microenterprise, teleworkers and home officers; business / lifestyle author (four books to date); widely-cited small business / work-life balance expert, speaker, keynoter, television / radio personality and guest commentator; technophile and product reviewer; married father of three kids all born and raised from the home office environment; and garage band drummer / singer in a contemporary and classic rock, rhythm and blues band. Learn more at www.chiefhomeofficer.com.
is the Citrix Online’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Citrix Online is a leading provider of collaboration tools such as GoToMeeting which permit workers to work remote from anywhere in the world, at any time. Prior to joining the company in 2010, he was previously General Manager, Australia of Liaise.
has been disabled since birth due to a genetic medical condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Nevertheless, he has gained a Bachelors degree in Economics, a Masters degree in Marketing, learnt to drive a car with hand controls, lives independently in London and has traveled all over the world.
Having worked for 5 years at the UK disability charity Scope, in July 2011 he started his own social enterprise. The one simple aim is to change the world for disabled people. He achieves this by inspiring and informing disabled people through his blog, online magazine, webinars and other new media projects. Despite having a mobile business model and a love for travel, using a wheelchair adds further complexities to workshifting. Martyn shares his world and shows that whether overcoming steps, inaccessible tables or restrooms, he has the will and therefore there will always be a way. Read and learn how he achieves workshifting in London and beyond.
is a freelance consultant working with agencies and brands to craft social strategy campaigns that improve engagement and brand awareness. Her experience and expertise comes from working with dozens of brands and startups over the last 5 years, leading the creation, implementation and measurement of social strategies and campaigns.
While working with brands over the years, she has also amassed a community of her own that continues to foster and grow a loyal audience of friends, followers and fans across different web platforms. Her goal is to continue to connect brands with consumers through new media and experiment in the intersection of digital and social.
is a Chief Engagement Officer of marketing strategy and innovation agency Tribes Win, he helps brands lead their tribes. He’s also building Spindows.com, a new video chat startup that will change the way organizations collaborate.
Alleah (Poulson) Gogley was a four-year letter winner at UCLA, the most decorated NCAA Divison I softball program in history. She was a three-time All-American selection, and a two-time GTE/Co-SIDA Academic All American selection. Upon graduation she was the UCLA career record holder with 165 runs batted in. She currently is a full-time remote employee for Citrix, working as a Sr. Campaign Manager on the Access & Cloud line of business.
Andrew Millard is Senior Director, Marketing, EMEA, Online Services Division, Citrix. Andrew has worked for the Online Services Division for five years. Before joining the company he was Acquisition Manager for T-Mobile Direct, where he was responsible for Post-pay, Pre-pay, Business (SOHO and small business) and Data Proposition across all channels, including web and telesales. His success in developing channel-specific marketing strategies reflects his belief in the critical value of creating highly targeted and compelling propositions, promotions and communications for simple and easy-to-use collaboration tools from Citrix. Andrew’s responsibilities at Citrix include demand generation for both EMEA and Asia-Pacific and leading the overall marketing strategy for the expansion of the Online Services Division portfolio across these regions.
He is a strong advocate of workshifting and is passionately committed to the Citrix approach, which he believes makes a real difference, directly meeting the needs of today’s business by enabling people to work more flexibly and collaboratively. Andrew is a career-long marketer, having gained a BA (Hons) Marketing from Huddersfield and a CIM Professional Diploma. Connect with Andrew on Twitter: @millard_andrew and keep up-to-date with all the latest news: @GoToMeetingUK.
As senior vice president and general manager for the Citrix Online Services division, Brett Caine has inspired a strong customer-centric focus. Caine is one of the high-tech industry’s leading advocates for transforming how people work, increasing productivity while enhancing work/life balance. From providing state-of-the art offices to enabling virtual work styles – a practice he and the Online Services division coined “workshifting,” his views are translating into remarkable value for businesses of all sizes.
Caine joined the Citrix Online Services division in 2004, when Citrix acquired Expertcity, Inc. He was chosen to lead the division a few months later. The application of his vision for transforming business by delivering simpler, better ways to connect and collaborate online has resulted in record performance. Under his leadership, the Online Services division has grown revenues from $40 million in 2004 to nearly $400 million in 2010. The Online Services division is now among the top five global SaaS providers, with worldwide market leadership in remote access and IT services, and the number two global provider in web collaboration services. Prior to joining Citrix, Caine held executive positions with several leading software companies, including Openwave Systems and Clarify, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from New York University.