Ali is the co-founder of Remote Works, an organizational design and consulting firm, with an upcoming book under the same title. With over six years of remote work experience, and four years leading remote teams while traveling full-time, Ali has recently transitioned from digital nomad life (for now) and is currently living in Spain. Ali spends her time helping people and companies thrive in making work more freeing, flexible, and focused.
Ali has experience growing the fully distributed team at DuckDuckGo from 30 people to 100 people in four years as the Director of People Ops; and was most recently sharing her remote work expertise as Head of Culture and Community at Oyster.
Ali is a frequent speaker, educator, and podcast guest and host of Oyster’s Distributed Discussions. She was recently featured as a “Remote Expert and Influencer to Watch.” See the full list of podcasts, webinars, articles here and check out her blog posts on remote work here and here.
Tamara is the co-founder of Remote Works, an organizational design and consulting firm, with an upcoming book under the same title. She cut her teeth in design at IDEO, in tech at Google and Automattic (WordPress.com), and in finance and operations at Oliver Wyman and Audax Group, and now, she’s excited to share what she’s learned with others—specifically around distributed work.
With over 12 years of distributed work experience, largely while traveling the world with 70 countries and 7 continents under her belt, Tamara learned the secrets to making remote work work. She's passionate about helping others find their own paths and believes in the power of personal autonomy.
She’s an encouraging and enthusiastic facilitator. She teaches design at Jolt.io, an alt-MBA, and product management through Northwestern Kellogg. Students have referred to her as “a pro” with an ear for listening and an eye for giving great feedback. Her workshops are organized, interactive and stock full of exercises to understand the material better.