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Lydia is the Founder of Screw The Cubicle, a movement to inspire people to break free from the shackles of conventional work.

After leaving her six figure job in Canada years ago in pursuit of a path less conventional, this had led her to now be an advocate for location independency, and meaningful work with purpose.

Lydia works with talented professionals who want to repurpose their skills towards a more meaningful career.   From building businesses to forging freelance careers, she’s already helped hundreds of people create better versions of their life and become better versions of themselves.

Lydia’s website, Screw The Cubicle, started as a blog to document her own personal journey of transition from employee to entrepreneur, and it has since turned into a community and resource center for professionals.

Now based in Bali, Indonesia, Lydia’s been published in Forbes, The Huffington Post, been featured in Elle Canada and The Telegraph newspaper.


Press mentions and features:

The Telegraph – Hate your job? These ‘gurus’ are here to help

Elle Canada – Are you ready to become a digital nomad?

The Globe & Mail (The Risk Takers podcast) Escape to Bali

The GuardianCome with an open mind: the people who live at work

Solar News DaybreakFreedom Business Roadmap

Huffington PostHow to overcome the top 3 fears of quitting a job you don’t like

Huffington PostHow I turned my dream life into my real life

Huffington PostSix signs it’s time to quit your job

Forbes 4 Ways To Build A Strong, Service-Based Business On The Side In Less Than A Year

Forbes  Lesson I learned from leaving a six figure job

Forbes – How to pack like a digital nomad

VirginBehind the technology of ‘solopreneurship’

The EntrepreneurWhat Successful Entrepreneurs Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Observer – 12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People – How I Traveled Around the World While Building My Business

Pique MagazineDitch the office grind for your dreams

Pique MagazineThe rise of the side hustle



Boundless – On Helping People Take Bold Leaps

Startup Circle – Step by step for taking starting a side hustle and turning it into a full-time venture

Rising Tide StartupsScrew The Cubicle with Lydia Lee

BUILD LIVE GIVE How To Create Your Side Hustle To Kiss The Corporate Cubicle Goodbye For Good

The Side Hustle Project – How To Transition From Side Hustle To Self-Employed

NomadtopiaScrew the cubicle and live on purpose

Off Road Millennial
Screwing The Cubicle And Living Her Life!

Mindset by Design
Breaking 9 to 5 forever

Out on the Limb Radio
The real you roadmap: tap into your genius zone

Glamour & Brains
Ditching mediocrity and your dead end job to live a life of passion

CliffCentral Radio – #Kellman
Take hold of our destiny and do what truly makes us happy

The Tao of Self Confidence – podcast
Screw the Cubicle and Follow Your Heart With Lydia Lee

NSFW podcast with Laura Yasmin
Screw the cubicle!

Life Athletics Podcast
Screw the Cubicle and Live Free!

Globe & Mail “The Risk Takers” podcast
Escape to Bali

Elusive Moose
Screw The Cubicle

Second Breaks
How to Leave a Cubicle Job and Start Your Own Business with Lydia Lee


Other publications and videos:

Business Heroine Magazine
Hot Pursuit of Freedom

Wifi TribeRemote Work Insights By Lydia Lee

We Are Sole Sisters
My Freedom Story

The Importance of Setting Intentions and Following Your Passions

3 Tips to Eliminate Self-Limiting Fears

Business Heroine
Choose the Right Career

Coffee Shop Guru
How To Create And Live Your Dream Job

Open World Magazine
Can Authenticity Transform your Business?
Bootstrapping Your Business While Traveling Might Be Cheaper Than You Have Thought

Teachable Interview
Change Maker

The Wedge Interview
Screwing The Cubicle & Finding Your Purpose

StartUp Bali
Why a move to Bali was good for business

Amplify your Dreams
Screw the Cubicle: Leaving Your 9-5 Behind Successfully

Women Digital Nomads
On doing what you love and the power of support

Greedy Rates
How to Manage Your Finances as a Digital Nomad