Brittnee Bond is a World-traveler with a background in corporate law and coworking/coliving consulting. Her passion is to build out women entrepreneurship programs around the world. From San Francisco to Lisbon to Bali, She is doing her best to help women feel bolder and build out their support networks through meetups and pre-accelerator programs.
What are you working on right now?
My company, Bond Works, consults businesses to bring the best of the coworking world into their offices. We offer new systems, programs and space change to increase efficiency, promote collaboration and raise employee happiness.
Which book has shaped your life or changed the way you think the most?
This one is really hard because I read everything I can get my hands on. My latest book I’m telling everyone to read is called The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. It changed the way I view historical notation and I learned astro-physics as I read it. I loved the series!
What is one thing you do to get motivated?
Get myself to my Brazilian jiu jitsu class. I’m ready for anything after 2.5 hours of that.
What made you smile today?
A really kind older lady in Myanmar made me the most delicious meal and spoke to me in Karen and Thai and I have no clue what I ate or what she was saying, but she made me feel at home and I loved every minute of it.
What is something you think everyone should try at least once in their life?
Travel to a country by yourself without knowing the language or where you will stay that night. It forces you to make friends and put yourself out there. People are so nice in the world and want to help; it’s a good reminder of that for me.
What is one skill or hobby you’ve been meaning to learn but haven’t had time for?
Mastering Spanish and learning Portuguese
List 3 simple things in life that make you really happy:
1. Gratefulness journal in the morning.
2. Being in nature with someone I care about and sharing the moment with them.
3. Practicing whatever language I’m learning and see the locals smile because they know how hard I’m trying = connection
What is the best thing that you have done, just because you were told you can’t?
Launched a company by myself, supported myself and traveled alone around the world.
What is your favorite coworking space and why?
Dojo Bali: It used to be a mansion turned into a coworking space. There’s a POOL inside the space. I love the people who work there and run it (Michael, Tamara, Haren, you guys rock).
If you had the opportunity to spend a week or month in another country to be your office of the week/month, where would you go?
Havana, Cuba. I loved it there so much, but I’m wanting that internet! haha
Biggest item on your bucket list at the moment?
Visiting Brazil, India and Africa. In that order.
As a Digital Nomad/Entrepreneur. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
A journal, pen and knife. I’m a writer first before anything else and can entertain myself if I can write. Oh, and a knife for all the rest. haha
What was your first job? Has it shaped where you are today?
Working for my dad during the summer in his construction company. Yes, I’m realizing more and more how my dad’s entrepreneurial spirit has shaped me. He had cancer when I was 8 and the next year started a successful construction company. See him work hard makes me want to work harder.
Any advice for your previous boss?
Start building women up who work for you, instead of feeling insecure by them. You are making yourself a statistic that women are the ones holding women back in the corporate world.
What’s your favorite part about coworking?
Bouncing ideas off each other and working with my friends next to me.