The birth of our company happened on a couch 20 years ago.

On this couch, Larry, together with his two longtime friends and colleagues – Dave Rosevelt and Eric Van Luven – conceived the idea for a different kind of consulting firm that would allow them and their employees to get more out of life and make a better impact on those around them.

For us, the couch is now a symbol of our culture, and we’ve been working remotely ever since.

For most of you, your couch may be your new office chair these days. And, while not ergonomically designed for ultimate lumbar support, couches definitely feel like part of a more normal work environment than ever before.

As we navigate this new normal, our employees share stories – from their couch to yours – to guide you on this journey. 

Stories From The Couch

In the first few installments below, we collected a slew of anecdotes about redefining productivity, staying grateful by finding joy in the little things, and maintaining a sense of connectivity in this new environment. Read along, and stay tuned for what’s next.

Staying Connected in a Virtual Environment — Our employees share short stories about how they’re staying connected with their families, friends and communities in a virtual environment.

Staying Productive in a Virtual Environment — Our employees share short stories about how they’re staying productive at home and work in a virtual environment.

Staying Positive in a Virtual Environment — Our employees share short stories about how they’re staying positive and grateful in a virtual environment.

Navigating School-Life-Work Balance — Our employees share the challenges—and joys—of their new roles as homeschool teachers.

Living Better, Working Better through Remote Work — Our employees share their stories about how remote work promotes better lives and better work.

Maintaining In-Person Relationships in a Remote World — Our employees share their stories about how they are maintaining and even developing, in-person (or IRL) relationships during the pandemic.

Self-Care During a Pandemic — Our employees share their stories about how they take care of themselves in difficult times.

Creating New Traditions for a New World — In this special holiday edition of Stories from the Couch, our employees share their stories about new traditions they will carry into the new year and beyond.