The FlexWork Hub is a collaborative effort of flexible work consulting companies from all over the world who saw the need to create a global meeting place for experts to share their ideas and best practices and also create business opportunities together.
Linda made her way to Luxembourg via the Netherlands 10 years ago, unlike her business partner Sabina from not so far away – Germany. She holds a master’s degree in Sociology and is currently earning a certificate as a psychological counselor. After having spent the last few years working in financial institutions in client-facing roles, despite being highly organized, she experienced first-hand how hard establishing a fulfilling work-life balance is and decided to leave the 9-6 behind. Linda instantly identified with the message of ‘The Job Tailors’ and joined the company as a co-founder.
Amelia has more than 20 years of professional experience in leading change management projects, organizational and corporate restructuring, development and implementation of leadership and coaching programs as well as projects related to increasing retention rates, improving performance and quality of life with a focus on remote work. Amelia is an economist with a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). She teaches at FIA and is a co-author of the book Ética Empresarial published in 2012. She is also a member of CIFS (Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies) and a professional partner at BEE consulting and works as a remote management specialist at the Instituto Trabalho Portatil.
Sabina Guerrero arrived in Luxembourg 10 years ago, all the way from Ecuador via France. She attended ESC business school in Montpellier, specializing in supply chain management. She also holds a degree in Asia/Pacific trading. After having worked in supply chain management for several years in Luxembourg, she discovered the world of entrepreneurship and created her first company in fashion. A big part of running her first company entailed networking and meeting people from all walks of life, who were struggling with their work-life balance. She saw the need to create ‘The Job Tailors’ to address the changing requirements in the workplace.
Andre is a pioneer researcher on remote work in Brazil. He has been studying the subject for many years, and as a result, he started his own home-based company in 2003. He published – together with the journalist Marina Sell – six books on remote work, including Trabalho Portatil ("Portable Work") since then. They were the first to gather and analyze the data concerning remote work in Brazil. Based on their research they developed a tailor-made implementation strategy for international companies. In 2006 they created the website GoHome, the primary information source of home-based initiatives for the public and the press in Brazil. In 2011, they launched the Instituto Trabalho Portatil, which is the leading consulting company for remote work in Brazil today.
Vanessa Vanderhoek has lived and breathed flexible working for the last 20 years of her professional career. Everything from fly-in-fly-out, compressed hours, reduced hours, working from home, working from other offices, flexible hours - you name it, she's embraced it and supported it in the senior executive roles she's had. Three years ago she was very courageous and led a global conversation on flexible working - showcasing the benefits for business and people. In the first 2 years, the social discussion reached almost 3 million people in 60 countries - fueling her passion even further. Vanessa is the CEO of the FlexAgility Group - a boutique consultancy supporting businesses to reap the rewards of a flexible and loyal workforce.
Paul Miller has been at the heart of the work and technology revolution for 20 years. He is the CEO and Founder of Digital Workplace Group (DWG), co-author of The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering digital workplaces fit for the future (Gower, 2014) and author of The Digital Workplace: How technology is liberating work (TECL, 2012). He has given many inspirational keynote talks on the digital future of work including to Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Wells Fargo and Oxford University. Paul was also Founder and CEO of communications company The Empowerment Group, Publisher and Editor of social and digital innovation magazine ‘Wave’ and, in pre-internet days, Co-founder of the Ideas Cafe salon. Paul was also one of the leaders of the innovative ‘Fathers and Daughters Weekends’. He lives in London and the Cotswolds. Follow Paul on Twitter @paulmillersays
Cali Williams Yost is a pioneering workplace strategist, futurist and author. She is the Founder and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group, a solutions company that helps visionary leaders unlock performance and engagement by reimagining how, when and where their people work. For more than two decades, she has accurately predicted many early workplace and used those insights to develop innovative strategies that help organizations build dynamic, modern work cultures; attract and retain an engaged, diverse workforce; increase productivity, innovation, and cost savings; and enhance employee happiness and well-being. An honors graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost is the author of two books Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Penguin Group) and Tweak It: Make What Matters Happen to You Every Day (Hachette). Called “one of the most sophisticated minds” on the transformation of work by The New York Times, her commentary frequently appears in the media including in the Wall Street Journal, the TODAY Show and NPR. Yost has been named one of Thinkers50 “On the Radar” international thought leaders, Mashable’s top career experts on Twitter and awarded “Best of the Web” distinctions by Forbes.com. She lives near New York City with her husband, two daughters, and sits on the Board of the local YMCA.
The Job Tailors
The Job Tailors aim to transform the working environment in Luxembourg in a lasting and impactful way by making flexible work programs the new normal. They are specialized in guiding organizations in implementing flexible solutions such as flexible working hours, job sharing, or telecommuting. thejobtailors.lu
Instituto Trabalho Portatil
The Instituto Trabalho Portatil is the largest consulting firm on remote working in Brazil. Since 2013, ITP has helped companies such as Telefonica, Basf, and Schneider Electric to develop their flexible work programs and enable their teams to work remotely with more productivity, economy, and quality of life. trabalhoportatil.com.br
The FlexAgility Group
The FlexAgility team has experience in leading practice flexible work arrangements, strategic organizational change and culture, strengths-based leadership and unconscious bias, unwritten rules (to name a few). The FlexAgility team includes qualified trainers, coaches, data analysts and researchers who have extensive experience working in federal and state government, ASX listed companies and not-for-profit organizations. They are skilled at collaborative engagement and working with clients to deliver practical, innovative and tangible solutions. Their empathetic approach equips individuals to participate in high performing, flexible and productive teams. flexagility.com
Digital Workplace Group
DWG is a strategic partner, covering all aspects of the evolving digital workplace industry through membership, benchmarking and consultancy services. They help clients to advance their intranets and broader digital workplaces through peer learning, independent evaluations, and practitioner expertise. At their core is 17 years of case study-based research and a sophisticated, scientific benchmarking evaluation framework. During this time, they have completed more than 800 intranet and digital workplace benchmarks. DWG leads by example and has no longer has any physical offices. We continually encourage our worldwide team members to innovate new ways of working, whereby digital rather than physical presence matters. Today the team of more than 80 experts across Europe and North America offer expertise, community and insights to many of the world’s leading organizations. digitalworkplacegroup.com
Flex Strategy Group
The Flex Strategy Group team provides leaders and employees with the insights, skills and tools to confidently embrace flexibility in the way work is done. They are dedicated experts in flexible workplace strategy, change management, leadership, instructional design and communications. FSG has a proven track record of success in cultural transformation. Their shared intention is to serve and collaborate with their clients to help them unlock the power and potential of high performance flexibility. flexstrategygroup.com