Southwest Collective Blog

Articles on remote work, Offsite Immersive attendees profiles, guest posts and news from Southwest Collective coworking retreats!

Why You Don’t Actually Need Work/Life Balance

When I learnt to let go of fear of change, fear of rejection, fear of failure and fear of the unknown, my work became something truly exciting.

Chuck Vadun

Chuck Vadun on the working practices of a 100% remote company!

Chuck Vadun tells us all about how Fire Engine RED works as a distributed company, how they hire remote employees and explores the work and pastimes gap.

Anjali Menon

Anjali Menon – Offsite Immersive 2016 Resident Volunteer

I hope to be able to share my learnings with this community through flash talks. I’d also love to just be a resource for folks interested in learnings from the on demand economy.

Carolina Correa

Carolina Correa on the digital nomad life she always dreamed of

Carolina Correa has been travelling as a digital nomad for a while, visiting places such as Thailand and Vietnam where she was part of the nomad community.

Aimee Teesdale

Aimee Teesdale – Offsite Immersive 2016 Resident Volunteer

I proactively try to spend as much time as possible with people who will inspire me or challenge me in a way that helps me grow.

Rowena Cumner

Rowena Cumner – Offsite Immersive 2016 Attendee

I hope to be an ideas factory for other people’s projects and help anyone in need of advice in creating marketing or branding partnerships for their idea or business.

Southwest Collective Jacqueline Jensen

Jacqueline Jensen – Offsite Immersive 2016 Speaker

Jacqueline is a guest speaker at Offsite Immersive 2016. In this post she talks honestly and openly about remote work, career, life and travel.

Southwest Collective Dana Svoboda

Dana Svoboda – Offsite Immersive 2016 Resident Volunteer

Dana Svoboda London, UK @DanaTw33t What is your potted history? Currently I work for Makers Academy coding bootcamp, as Chief Joy Officer®. I provide wellbeing services on a freelance bases as well,…

Southwest Collective Frances Miller

Frances Miller – Offsite Immersive 2016 Attendee

Frances Miller Maryland, USA @bonjourfrances What is your potted history? The hometown question has always been simple for me: I lived in one house my whole life. The only moving I’ve done…

Southwest Collective Coworking Retreats

Sending Employees on Coworking Retreats Pays Off

A coworking retreat is a conclave of creative and innovative people that come together for a fixed amount of time to work, learn and play with each other, preferably in…

Fisherman Villages Algarve

Why we’ve chosen the Algarve for our inaugural coworking retreat

You have probably heard about the Algarve, the southernmost region in Portugal. Maybe a friend told you about it’s incredible beaches with soft sand and breathtaking cliffs, or perhaps someone…


The professional retreat that embraces the wholeness of life and work

Do you ever feel like you need some time away so that you can focus, feel inspired, and unleash your creativity? Do you crave connection to interesting people who can…