Why a virtual working community is just what you need this #EFWeek

Working remotely doesn’t have to mean working in isolation

Nicole Gray, Founder and Community Manager of Boxed Community has been pioneering the need for connection, networking and skill sharing for ‘digital nomads’ since 2018. This year, she brings to #EFWeek attendees an opportunity to find a ‘home’ while at work ‘home’ (or a coffee shop if that’s your thing.)

We all know that it can be distracting to work from home and sometimes feelings of isolation can feel very real without sustainable connection and engagement with others who understand and can resonate with the inevitable challenges and complexities associated with ‘remote’ working.

Boxed Community, a curated online community and virtual co-working space, was born to shift the concept of remote working to create a flourishing community experience where individuals can thrive through support and development for entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers through ongoing learning programmes, business and personal development support, and benefit from access to networking with industry professionals from across the world!

Members who join the community can choose from three membership options best suited to their working needs, because as we know self-employed individuals have generally opted to embrace more flexibility in their work-life balance, so these options are designed for this purpose.

At Boxed Community they facilitate a variety of activities including industry networkers for writers, designers, filmmakers, photographers and coaches. If, for example, you are very busy but still want the opportunity to participate with group activities four times a month, or want to enjoy free access to all activities, or perhaps are looking for more accountability to set and reach your business goals, you can choose the best membership option to suit your needs.

 In addition to business workshops, skill share activities and focused virtual coworking sessions, the community also offers insightful conversations around mental health, facilitated by a panel of community members in the mental health industry, giving members an opportunity to engage through Q&A’s.

Increase your global network and make new friends, because work doesn’t need to be solitary. Whether you’re in the city or out in the country, you’ll have access to a community that cares about your success and feels like home.

For #EFWeek2020, Boxed Community is welcoming attendees to experience the benefits of being part of a virtual family with an open house from 16-23 October 2020 which includes access to our Designer, Coaching and Writers Networkers and the two special activities kicking off the week highlighted below.

Mental health awareness – Dealing with self doubt and the imposter syndrome

Whether we want to admit it or not, self-doubt rears its ugly head for almost all of us, often affecting our ability to cope and manage with the challenges and complexities of freelance and remote work. This session will be a deep dive conversation with mental health professionals who will open up the floor for questions and offer insights and frameworks to manage self-doubt. This session kicks off at 12:00pm CET on 16 October.

Morning Virtual Coworking Session

A focused two-hour coworking session from 10:00-12:00 CET perfect for those freelancers who want to experience structure and increased productivity but struggle to take themselves away from their work. This session will provide a unique technique for structuring your work sessions and make it easy for you to apply yourself and be productive.

Nicole will also be on the panel event run by Edgeryders on 22 October 2020 at 5pm CET on “What freelancers really need – How can technology help freelancers to thrive and where do we desperately need to improve?”

Whatever your industry, we all have one thing in common, freelancing can feel lonely and has its fair share of challenges when it comes to finding work-life balance. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience a virtual family with ‘Boxed Community’ #EFWeek2020. See these events and more here.

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