Join us to hear from our next Inspirational Leader, Carissa Kilgour, Founder of Co.lab, a workplace advisory business facilitating organisations in making decisions about their working environment in response to the changing nature of work.
Carissa has over 17 years’ experience in real estate corporate finance and business advisory. Carissa was previously a Director at Deloitte, where she built and led the workplace transformation business, and the Workplace Director at Landsec, where she was the in-house expert on the future of work. Carissa founded Co.lab in 2018 with the intention of bringing a new approach to workplace transformation; focussing on the business rationale for change and delivering lasting benefits and impact for clients.
She has an in-depth understanding of the real estate value chain as well as how the future of work influences business strategy and real estate requirements and has led workplace programmes for global businesses with teams of between 50 and 5,000+ employees. These programmes include developing the business case for real estate change and delivering workplace transformation spanning agile working, adopting mobile technology, activity-based working, and behavioural change for businesses such as dentsu, Nestle, Deloitte Digital, and Nationwide.
Carissa fundamentally believes that the workplace should optimise the human at work and she is passionate about challenging workplace trends and fads and defining solutions that align to strategic business objectives.
She is often asked to present her views on the future of work and workplace at global workplace conferences, attend roundtables with HR and IT directors, and mentor industry members.