Over the last 5 years, we've met hundreds of extraordinary freelancers in pursuit of greatness. Many have influenced how we think about service, support and partnership. A handful have been especially influential.

This report recognizes 24 of these professionals: our list of the freelancers who are shaping the future of work. 

According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the Global Workplace report, 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work. “They likely come to work wanting to make a difference --- but nobody has ever asked them to use their strengths to make the organization better.” During our time running Bleeker, we’ve encountered countless talented, but disengaged people who have left big companies in search of opportunities to make a difference. Many have decided to make their impact as independent consultants, freelancers or agency owners.

Most of the Bleeker talents who have chosen freelancing over employment are prioritizing autonomy and purpose over security and stability. They exhibit all of the professionalism and experience of a senior executive, but with 100% engagement. They’re fully dialed-in and fully-invested in their craft, delivering incredible service and unmatched results.

From the hundreds of incredible independent consultants, freelancers and boutique agency owners who we've had the pleasure of supporting in New York City since 2013, we've selected the twenty-four who fit the following criteria for The Freelancers' Edition of our Future-List:

  • They're delivering a service that aligns with their purpose.

  • They're interested in making their industry, community or profession better.

  • They've exhibited demonstrable impact.

Our final list includes designers, writers, filmmakers, doulas, photographers, coaches, nutritionists, creative directors, consultants and more.

Bleeker supports a diverse community of freelancers, entrepreneurs and executives  with training, connections and opportunities designed to advance your career and fulfill your life's purpose. To learn more about joining the Bleeker Network, complete the form below and we'll be in touch.

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