Cali Williams Yost is an internationally recognized work+life expert and author of the critically acclaimed Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, April 2004), the first work+life “fit” management strategy for individuals. She is the creator of the weekly Work+Life ‘Fit’ Blog, and is a monthly guest blogger for Success Magazine. In February 2007, Yost received the “Rising Star” award from the Alliance of Work-Life Progress.
Yost and Work+Life have been featured in national publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, USA Today, Fast Company, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health’s Best Life, Working Mother Magazine and the Seattle Times.
With over a decade working in the work+life field, she is also the president and founder of Work+Life Fit, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in developing innovative flexibility strategies for organizations and individuals based upon the proprietary Work+Life Fit™ Partnership model.
Clients include companies such as AstraZeneca, BASF, BDO Seidman, LLP, GE/NBC, Ernst&Young, GlaxoSmithKline, JC Penney, JPMorganChase, Lehman Brothers, Lifetime Television, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer, Inc.; and students and alumni of some of the top business schools including Columbia, Darden, Harvard, Kellogg, Tuck, University of Chicago, and Wharton.
In 1995, Yost earned her MBA from Columbia University and began working as a work+life strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies with the Families and Work Institute and then Bright Horizons Family Solutions, two of the country’s premier work+life organizations, before founding Work+Life Fit, Inc. She received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and prior to entering the work+life field worked as a commercial banker in New York City. She lives in New Jersey with her very supportive husband and two beautiful daughters.