My mission is to enable distributed teams to cultivate a successful company culture to work better from anywhere.
I’m Laïla, a Remote Work Advisor and Collaboration Designer. I’ve worked with remote-first companies since 2014 as a designer, facilitator, leader in people operations and culture, and thought leader in new ways of working.
I design and facilitate engaging experiences for distributed teams and regularly advocate for remote teamwork in various publications, podcasts, and conferences.
In the past decade, I’ve showcased innovative ways of remote work, winning an award for an outstanding hybrid/virtual retreat for Mural in 2021 and earning recognition as one of the top 150 remote experts in 2023.
Get in touch if you’d like support in shaping culture and collaboration for a distributed team—I’ll help you define your next steps to thrive in the dynamic landscape of remote and flexible work.
In 2014, I embraced the remote work lifestyle, captivated by the freedom it offered to explore life both personally and professionally. Fueled by this passion, I embarked on a journey that led me to become a trailblazer in the world of remote work.
My remote odyssey began when I published my thesis on Remote Design Thinking as a UX designer at Hanno, a pioneering distributed design team. Working across Europe and Southeast Asia, we assisted startups, non-profits, and enterprises in launching digital products and services. We recognized the transformative power of remote work and shared our tips with the world through the Remote Starter Kit in 2017, long before the global shift catalyzed by the pandemic.
In 2018, I joined Mural, an online whiteboard revolutionizing team collaboration. As the company underwent hypergrowth, I played a pivotal role in shaping Mural's company values, culture, employee experience, internal communication and retreats for a distributed team spanning over 20 countries.
Today, I leverage my extensive experience in remote-first companies to inspire and support others to redefine the way we work, connect and excel—no matter where we are.