Called “one of the smartest, sophisticated thinkers” by the New York Times and one of Mashable’s Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter, Cali Williams Yost has been a pioneering expert on managing work and life in the new economy for nearly two decades. As an in-demand consultant, speaker and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc., Cali has shown hundreds of organizations like BDO USA, Novo Nordisk and the United Nations, and tens of thousands of individuals how to partner for award-winning flexible work success.
A former commercial banker and graduate of Columbia Business School, Cali is a crusader for the many ways businesses and employees benefit from a coordinated, strategic approach to work flexibility (e.g. telework, flexible hours, reduced hours, etc.). This includes improved employee engagement, innovation, cost containment, talent management to global client service sustainability and disaster preparedness. Prior to founding Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Fit, Inc. Cali held senior consulting roles with the Families and Work Institute and Bright Horizons Family Solutions, two of the field’s leading organizations.
Cali is the author of the critically acclaimed Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You. The first ever work+life “fit” handbook that shows individuals how to change the way they work in response to major life transitions. Since 2007, she has been an expert blogger for FastCompany.com, and every year from 2010-2012, Cali’s Work+Life Fit blog has been voted one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes.com. Her unique, often contrarian perspective on work and life in a modern, hectic world has been praised in numerous national media outlets.
Cali’s second book, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, will be released in January 2013 (Center Street/Hachette).
Yost lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.