Liam Martin Bio:
Liam is the co-founder and CMO of TimeDoctor.com and Staff.com, which are tools that help manage remote employees productivity. Liam is also the co-organizer of Running Remote Conference which is the largest conference on remote work that’s held each year in June.
Time Doctor measures remote employee productivity and staff.com acts as a two-sided marketplace for hiring remote workers. Both organisations are entirely remote with 100 employees spread between 26 countries worldwide.
Liam started Time Doctor back in 2012 when very few companies were making the move to go for a fully remote organisation. Liam had a perfectly good reason - the weather in Canada in winter time, which he really wanted to escape from. To make remote work, Liam has had to put in a lot of processes in place and has had to accept the reality that VC investors would not agree to fund him with such a spread organisation. Liam and his business partner - Rob Rawson, have bootstrapped the company, which is currently at $5 million in ARR.
Liam has been working in the remote work space for over 8 years with Time Doctor and Staff.com and ran a previous company which connected university students with remote tutors. His experience in remote work spans over 15 years and over 1 million remote workers have personally used one of his products over that tenure.
Liam is an avid proponent of remote work and has been published in Forbes, Inc, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Next Web, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat and many other publications specifically targeting the expansion of remote work. The mission statement that feeds all the products and services that Liam is involved with stem from empowering workers to work wherever they want, whenever they want.
Liam has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Sociology from McGill University. He lives in Canada but travels 3-6 months out of the year due to his ability to work wherever and whenever he likes. He chooses a new place to travel a few times a year but usually spends time in Austin, Las Vegas and Ubud each year and loves to encourage others to work remotely on his travels.
His goal is for everyone, regardless of their location, background, gender, race or any other factor, to have equal access to the best jobs in the world. Remote work will also help impact climate change due to the decrease in transportation and the climate damage that ensues.
Liam’s Principles - Leave the world better than you found it. Empower people for equal access to labor regardless of background.
Surround yourself with successful people and you’ll be successful, if for nothing else to just see that success is possible. Just because you didn’t succeed at something doesn’t mean you failed. Try to make failure as cheap and as quick as possible so you can find success much faster.
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