About Us.

We’re Jane and James. We’re based in Edinburgh, Scotland, but work around the world. We have a small team and associates sometimes help us too. We all love helping to improve the world of work.

Our Goal.

The World of Work Project is striving to shape a world of work that is better for everyone.

We are working towards a world where work is more fulfilling for individuals, where teams are more effective at what they do and where organizations are more responsible, having a more positive impact on the wider world.

Our Approach.

Who We Are.

We are a Community Interest Company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We have contributions from many brilliant people around the world who have written articles, contributed to podcasts, provided coaching, training, facilitation, consulting or speaking services or who have simply provided support along the way. You can read more about the excellent individuals who are supporting this project in various places on this website.

All these efforts are curated, coordinated and shepherded by James Carrier and Jane Stewart, who started working on this project in 2018 in Edinburgh. You can read more about James and Jane below.

James Carrier.

James is a coach, trainer and facilitator who really enjoys helping people to create better experiences at work for themselves and for their colleagues. He believes that when we do this, that performance also improves.

Before being part of the World of Work project, James worked in Financial Services as a chartered accountant and project manager. He’s also run a bar/restaurant and he started his career as an Auditor. His best job was probably working in a video shop.

Outside of “work” James loves a good meal and going running. He also likes to travel when he can and he spends far too much time reading political and business news on the internet.

Laura Fairley.

Laura is the newest member of the World of Work, having joined the team at the start of 2023 as our business development manager. She is passionate about encouraging people to be their best self in the workplace and believes that when teams work collaboratively, amazing things can flourish.

She has a varied background having started out as an office junior for a Solicitor’s upon leaving school. More recently, she worked within Financial Services for almost 14 years and held various Finance roles before taking a career break in 2021 to raise her young family.

When she isn’t working or being ‘Mum’, Laura enjoys running, walking and anything else which involves being by the sea!

Jane Stewart.

Jane is a facilitator, coach, mentor and leadership and strategy development consultant.

As well as her coaching, leadership development and strategy experience, Jane has twenty years experience leading organisations and teams and has a master’s degree in organizational psychology.

Jane spent the majority of her career creating and delivering successful change programs in membership sports organizations and charities, and now coaches and consults for a range of clients, primarily from the third sector.

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