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Leaving Work Behind was originally founded by Tom Ewer after he decided to quit his cushy job in property management to follow his dreams. He was tired of always having someone looking over his shoulder during his work days and was yearning for that sweet feeling of freedom.
It turns out his rather bold decision to quit his job was a very good one as he learned how to produce a full-time income blogging, while only working part-time hours. That left him with the time to work on exciting new projects, including creating Leaving Work Behind.
Tom’s goal with this site was to help as many people as possible realize their own dreams of quitting their jobs and building an online business.
Ewer has recently moved onto new projects and has left Leaving Work Behind in our trustworthy hands.
We intend on keeping Tom’s vision going and will continue to help you reach your lifestyle goals.
We are a passionate team of experienced entrepreneurs, bloggers, content writers, SEO consultants, web designers and developers from all over the world.
Like Tom, we also left our traditional 9 to 5 jobs to pursue the style of life we had been dreaming of. We, of course, all had a different meaning of what that was. For some it meant having the ability to travel the world and work from wherever they wanted, while others want to work less so they could spend more time with family, and a few of us just want to be able to create our own schedule so that we could grab our surfboards and head out when the perfect swell rolled in.
Your reason for wanting to free yourself from your work shackles might be similar to ours or completely different. Whatever your reason is, we are here to help guide you through the process. Plus we’ll give you all the tools and knowledge necessary in order for you to succeed.
Meet Our Team
The Leaving Work Behind team is a mixed bag of talented members from across the globe. While we all have different backgrounds and skill sets, our desire to live a life free from the traditional workday, brings us together. We all embrace this lifestyle as we work towards reaching the high standards we have set for ourselves and our brand.
Vin / Owner, Strategist and the Heart of Leaving Work Behind
Vin’s loves working on creating learning experiences that will transform people’s lives. He has been creating books, courses, websites, etc… since 2007. All things that involve blogging, building lists, e-commerce, affiliate marketing and creating sales funnels are what drives Vin.
He believes that showing people how to create good habits is the best way to teach success. The Leaving Work Behind brand is his vision for creating a space where you can learn life-changing habits.
When Vin is not at his desk, he does Acroyoga where he gets to lift people up, literally 🙂
Lydia / Guest Instructor
Lydia is the Founder and Corporate Escape Coach of Screw The Cubicle, a movement to inspire people to break free from the shackles of conventional work.
From building businesses to forging freelance careers, she’s already helped hundreds of talented professionals repurpose their skills to create better versions of their careers and become better versions of themselves.
Now based in Bali, she spends her time teaching people how to quit their jobs that are crushing their souls, discover their hidden talents, and make money doing something they love (and will care about).
Lydia’s work has been published in Forbes, The Huffington Post, and featured in Elle Canada and The Telegraph newspaper.
Catherine / Editor
Catherine is a researcher, writer, conflict resolution specialist, seasoned digital nomad and any other buzzword you want to throw in to describe being dedicated to work and the global internet community.
The best part about this is that she does it all on a laptop from pretty much anywhere she wants, including on an occasion or two the airport lounge.
She uses her experience to curate the perfect list of current writing opportunities available to help site members quit their job and get the life they deserve.
Jessica / Content Writer
Jessica is a professional Web Content Writer with more than 8 years experience in web content writing, editing, blogging, translation (Dutch/English), online marketing management and developing communication strategies.
She’s also a Health Coach, Surf Instructor, and Yoga Teacher. As the founder of Soul Surf ‘n Yoga, she loves to help people find their joy by offering them the chance to get out of their head and into their body.
Anne / Managing Editor
Anne is a digital savant, constantly translating her passions into new online ventures where she can help others find personal and professional fulfillment. It has been said she is not actually human, but rather a force of nature.
Her roles in the last decade include web development, design, photography, blogging, podcasting, videography, search engine marketing, coaching, and project management.
She is at her best when equipping others with the vision they need to succeed, whether through inspiring words or designing a step-by-step action plan.
Alexander / Content Writer
Alexander is a freelance writer and web developer that’s been working in both industries for three years now. As a freelance writer, his focus is on web development, marketing, and teaching other people how to quit their jobs and start their own work-from-home careers.
Most of the time, he can be found in front of multiple monitors or try out new cooking recipes.
About Tom Ewer, Founder
Hey! I’m Tom. I am a 29-year-old guy from a town called Rugby in the UK (I now live in Birmingham). These days I am a professional blogger. I make a living with my laptop and can work from anywhere in the world (as long as there is a power supply and an internet connection).
I have been published on Lifehacker, interviewed by FreelanceSwitch, featured in Blog Design for Dummies and named a ProBlogger “Blogger to Watch.” Since starting down this path in 2011 I have written around 1,000 blog posts across nearly one hundred blogs.
I have worked from my home in Rugby, my sister’s home in Texas, a condo in Colorado, a hotel room in Serbia, a cruise ship in the Atlantic and many other places. I am completely free from the constraints of a 9-to-5 job and live life on my own terms.
But it hasn’t always been like this. Not for a long at all in fact; my life was completely different just a few years ago.
I quit a lucrative and secure job in property management at the end of 2011 to pursue a dream, which was to run my own successful business. I didn’t want someone else dictating how I should spend the majority of each working day; I wanted the freedom to do what I wanted in order to further myself.
It turns out that my rather bold decision to quit my job was a very good one as I am now producing a full-time income while only working part-time hours. That means I now have loads of time to work on all sorts of exciting projects, which I share here on Leaving Work Behind.