Wandering With A Purpose: The Life and Work of A Digital Nomad
In This Episode
Are you curious about how feasible being a Digital Nomad actually is? Worried about missing out on career growth or opportunities in your personal life? You need to listen to our guest, Steve Anderson, who shows how being a Digital Nomad does not mean you miss out on career success or community networking. It’s all about building the lifestyle and career path that interests you.
Steve chose pre-pandemic to start his remote management consulting firm after realizing that he wanted a different lifestyle while travelling in Thailand. For two years, he built his company while not being tied to a physical location, and when the pandemic hit, he was in a position to assist other companies trying to figure out how to make remote work, work. Steve was also able to turn an idea he was using during the pandemic to find leads for his business into its own company and offering.
First 10 Minutes
Greg proves he can connect any two life stories together. Next, we learn how our guest, Steve Anderson, is connected to one of our legacy guests David Alston. Steve is a digital nomad who shifted from working as a management consultant for large corporations to work with entrepreneurs. His company CoLo Consulting works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to plan for success. He’s been able to do all this work remotely. Finally, we hear about Steve’s most recent company he’s launched called Lead Beacon, which uses job postings to find sales leads.
10 – 20 Minutes
Steve explains how he used the original focus of finding leads for his own consulting to power the idea of Lead Beacon. We learn all about Steve’s newest company before transitioning to hear about his life as a Digital Nomad. The group talks about the power of a networked community and how the shift to remote and digitally independent work will shift certain aspects of the workspace. We hear about how Steve’s management company started in 2018 to focus on remote work helped them during the pandemic on how they get started with remote work.
20 – 30 Minutes
We hear about Steve’s journey and how he’s chosen to share the knowledge that he’s been gaining over the years.
Founder, CoLo Consulting and Lead Beacon
Steve Anderson is the founder of CoLo Consulting, an advisory company that helps startups turn chaos into systems, and the founder of Lead Beacon, a lead-generation product that helps agencies find new clients through job postings.
Prior to founding CoLo and Lead Beacon, Steve started his professional career as a management consultant in NYC. As a strategy and operations consultant, Steve advised Fortune 500 clients in the healthcare, media and entertainment, and financial services industries.
Outside of entrepreneurship, Steve is interested in travel (having lived in 10+ countries over the past 3 years), working his way through his ever-expanding Kindle library, and being active (i.e., trying to re-live his glory days from playing baseball in university).