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Lea Woodward

I’m Lea Woodward – an Intuitive Strategist and Operational Troubleshooter and founder of the Location Independent remote working consulting agency. 

I help business owners see, think and act more strategically –  to be less reactive and more proactive in how they guide their company, as well as identifying and resolving the things currently causing the most pain and stunting potential growth.

I started my career as a management consultant for Accenture – specialising in CRM for the high tech and communications industry – and in 2004 branched out on my own. I have run multiple businesses and supported 100s of fellow remote business owners over the past decade. 

I first coined the term ‘location independent’ in 2007 to describe the way of life I and my then-husband had inadvertently created for ourselves as we travelled the world for several years, running a web design & development consultancy (and numerous other incarnations of an online business).

Since then, location independence has become a growing and popular lifestyle for many aspiring digital nomads, worldschooling families and adventurous folk looking for an unconventional way of life, and this venture – in some of its former guises – has appeared in numerous media outlets.

The rise of remote working is a trend, I believe, that is still in its infancy and is only going to become more and more prevalent. Are you ready for it?

Location Independent In The Media

Newspapers & Magazines

Lea has been interviewed, featured and mentioned in a number of global media outlets over the past few years, including:

Online Media

Lea has been featured, interviewed, listed or profiled in many online media outlets:

  • She wrote about juggling motherhood and nomadic entrepreneurship here on Forbes.
  • She wrote about how to launch a website with a fanfare (vs. deafening silence!) here on Forbes.
  • She wrote about going from consulting to entrepreneurship in Time.
  • She was interviewed about being a domain name addict (!) for Fast Company.
  • She was interviewed about location independence on Mixergy.
  • She was featured as one of  Forbes’ Thirty Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter.
  • She shared a tip for balancing entrepreneurship & parenthood on Inc.

Published Books

Lea has also been featured in a number of books including:

  • Escape from Cubicle Nation by Pamela Slim
  • Screw Work, Let’s Play by John S. Williams
  • The 9-to-5 Cure by Kristin Cardinale
  • She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose by Natalie MacNeil
  • Be A Free Range Human by Marianne Cantwell


Lea has spoken – virtually and in person – to audiences globally including:

  • At the Freshmen Seminar, American College of Management and Technology, Dubrovnik on “The skills that open up doors & opportunities in today’s world”.
  • At Hult International Business School, Dubai campus for the “Pocket MBA for Women Who Aspire to Lead” Program.
  • Numerous online podcasts and interviews with fellow digital entrepreneurs.