Hybrid Workplace

What’s Next: A Hybrid Workspace Emerges

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“Evolution is never easy, but we often emerge with something better than we had before.” The Evolving Office Prior to the pandemic, there was already a shift in how we office. Subsequently, corporations were abandoning the requirement of working in-office and embracing the remote option as a means of providing flexibility as an employee benefit and the opportunity to save …

workplace flexibility

What’s Next: The Future is Flex

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“During a slog, we have a chance to accept a new normal, even if it’s temporary, and to figure out how to make something of it.  You don’t have to wish for it, but it’s here.  There’s very little value in spending our time nostalgic for the normal.”  – Seth Godin The near future for business and how we work …


What’s Next? The Distributed Workforce is Here to Stay

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Stay-at-Home orders are easing. Employees are ready for business to resume. And yet, much of your displaced, remote workforce is – well – now a distributed workforce. Some of your remote employees are thriving in the home office and want to stay remote, and others are itching, possibly anxious, to get back to an office environment. There is much speculation …


It’s Going to be Weird: Minimizing Risk in a Post COVID-19 World

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You are probably itching, possibly anxious, for business to resume. If you are like most of us, you are looking for any sign life will return to normal – when the quarantine lifts and you can finally get back to running your business. There is much speculation as to what future business looks like and many differing opinions, but all …

COVID- 19 Response

A Message From the LIFT Office

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The LIFT Office is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our members and guests. We are closely following the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and Texas Governor Abbott’s Strike Force to Open Texas for maintaining a healthy workplace amid the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to update and share with you the following …

Member Spotlight: Jarvis Boyd

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “…either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.”  Jarvis Boyd lives a big, inspiring life that lifts up others in the process…and is worth the writing. In the words of Jarvis . . . Sooooo, I had an interesting week. I had surgery to donate bone marrow to a 12- year old recipient. Somebody …

Ep 7 Rob Hartsough – Low-tech Productivity and the Ultimate Business Principle

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Welcome to E7 of LIFT Speaks with Robert Hartsough, SVP of Global Sales and Support for Skillsoft. Rob is responsible for leading the Sales and Consulting Lines of Business across five global regions. He’s either on a plane traveling across the world or on international phone calls making notes on multiple whiteboards at the LIFT Office. I just got back …

Ep 6- Keith Thode- Mission Critical: Using Cutting Edge Technologies to Feed, Educate and Empower the Vulnerable

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 Keith Thode is CEO and Chief Scientist of AdvanceNet Labs.  Keith, a self-proclaimed nerd, makes use of for-profit technologies to help empower vulnerable populations to transform their lives.   I started my business because . . . It was a moral imperative… and my wife believed in me. The thing I enjoy most about my business is . . . …

Ep3 Ross Paterson – A Bike Rider’s Journey to Building a Business

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  The third episode of LIFT Speaks, we talk with LIFT Office member, Ross Paterson, Founder and CEO of XM Performance and Global Fusion. Ross Paterson is intentional about creating freedom to live life well. Through his business and non-profit, he coaches and inspires others to do the same. And, yes, Ross is passionate about riding bikes. He wakes up …

Coworking: Connect, Collaborate and Grow at the LIFT Office

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Come Experience Coworking at the LIFT Office The LIFT Office is a coworking office and meeting space in Grapevine, Texas. Our office, central to DFW,  hosts entrepreneurs, business startups, tech companies, coaches, consultants, freelancers and more. A Harvard Review article said that people in coworking spaces see their work as meaningful. https://hbr.org/2015/05/why-people-thrive-in-coworking-spaces  I agree. Our space is filled with men …