Live Anywhere, Learn Anywhere, Work Anywhere. How To Prepare Your Family to Live, Learn & Work from Anywhere. Location Independent. After embarking upon a digital nomad lifestyle in 2005, Lea Jovy-Ford, the founder of Location Independent blogged about her adventures, coined the phrase and grew the blog into a 25k-strong community. She has achieved many things in her almost 2 decades of working 100% online. The site has been featured on the BBC, in the Guardian and other worldwide media. In 2005, her website started as a simple blog – long before most people were blogging! – to record the journey she experienced as she left the UK, hit the road and ran her business from anywhere. Almost two decades later, she is still running an 8-figure business from anywhere and has helped thousands of people do the same. Along the way, the concept of being location independent became globally popular, helped into the mainstream by the likes of Dell who she partnered with to push the “digital nomad” concept, and which is now experienced by many more people in the form of remote work. During her time as an entrepreneur and business owner, she has qualified as a REPS Level 4 personal trainer, a CHEK-certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, a Metabolic Typing Practitioner and an NLP Practitioner. She has created a global movement, which garnered international media interest and caught the attention of big brands such as Dell. Worked with hundreds of clients to help make the online business revolution work for them. Written, self-published and sold a number of e-books; the first back in 2007 before everyone was doing it, and created and sold numerous online courses, programs, and other digital products. Blogged on various blogs since 2005; including being a ‘professional’ blogger (i.e., being paid to blog) for a year. Built several remote-only teams to run and grow her own businesses. Organised and hosted the first (and second) ever national UK conference for illustrators, featuring industry-renowned keynote speakers and panellists at each. She has been listed in Forbes magazine’s Thirty Women Entrepreneurs to Follow, and been featured in national and international press. Since 2006, she has built and lead several remote teams for her own solo businesses, of between 5-15 people, creating cultures based on loyalty and trust before ‘remote’ was even a thing. Lea’s goal is to do business differently. She has been interviewed, featured & mentioned in global media outlets over the past few years speaking about topics around the Nomad Lifestyle, such as in the Financial Times ~ being interviewed for a feature about “Nomads of the working world”. BBC Click ~ featured in “Technology allows digital nomads to work anywhere” The Guardian, Careers, UK ~ featured in “Work’s a beach: meet the digital nomads making the world their office”. The Guardian, Travel, UK ~ featured in “The escapees travelling the world while working online”. The Guardian, Life & Style, UK ~ featured in “This column will change your life: 9-to-5 or free and easy?” She has also written for various publications, been featured in a number of books, and has spoken – virtually and in person – to audiences globally.