Cali Williams Yost

Cali Williams Yost

Workplace Strategist, Author, Speaker and Founder, Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc.

Cali Williams Yost is a pioneering workplace strategist, author, speaker and founder of the Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc. For more than two decades, Yost has helped organizations create high performance flexible work cultures that attract and retain top talent, increase productivity and improve work+life fit.

Leaders from diverse entities, such as Quest Diagnostics, BDO USA, The United Nations, Novo Nordisk, Stanford University and the Singapore Government, regularly seek out her high-impact, often contrarian, yet always practical, insights into what it takes to unlock the potential of flexible workplaces for business and for people.

An honors graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost’s groundbreaking work+life “fit” how-to advice for individuals can be found in her most recent book, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, (Center Street/Hachette, 2013), and in the critically-acclaimed, Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2004).

Called “one of the most sophisticated thinkers,” on work and life issues by The New York Times, Yost is frequently asked to comment in the media. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine’s special “Future of Work” issue, and on Maria Shriver’s “Doing It All” TODAY Show series, as well as on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NPR, and in Fast Company, USAToday, and the Wall Street Journal.

In addition to being named one of Mashable’s Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter, and one of Columbia Business School’s Alumni Changing the World, her websites have been awarded “Best of the Web” distinctions by and Yost lives in New Jersey with her husband, two teenagers and one rescue “puggle”, and fits dancing, laughter, yoga, long walks, reading, and travel into her life as often as possible.