We are a community of people who want to see each other succeed.

We’ve helped thousands of people tackle big projects at work, get their dream job, launch companies, learn instruments, do their taxes, finish creative projects…and even get to Inbox Zero! 

Meet the team

Meet the team

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Dr. Nodira Khoussainova

Dr. Nodira Khoussainova

CEO

CEO

For over a decade, Nodira has been exploring and experimenting with techniques for productivity, mindfulness, and the enjoyment of work. Throughout it all, she wished there were a place she could go where she knew she’d get her work done. Not just for productivity, but because when we focus and concentrate, we feel a deep enjoyment from our work. Her dream didn’t exist, so we created it. ✨

Prior to focused space, Nodira co-founded data science startup Streamlit, and was the tech lead of the experimentation team at Twitter. She has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington, and a Bachelors from the University of Auckland.

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Dr. Alexis Hope

Dr. Alexis Hope

Chief Product Officer

Chief Product Officer

Alexis is a product designer and community builder who loves to create experiences that help people find joy, self-compassion, and connection with others.

Prior to co-founding focused space, Alexis spent a decade at MIT, where she received her PhD at the MIT Media Lab. As a designer, she has worked on projects across a variety of domains — creative learning software used by children around the world, cameras for deep-sea exploration, low-cost medical technology, and more.

Alexis is passionate about designing experiences that help people unlock their creativity and confidence.

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Justin Trobec

Justin Trobec

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Justin is a Software Engineer with a background in data science.

Prior to co-founding focused space, Justin brings two decades of experience as a software engineer, working at several small companies in Louisiana before joining Microsoft. He then joined Twitter for nearly 10 years, working on Trends, and as a tech lead for the Performance Tools team that he started.

Justin loves thinking holistically about product design and engineering, and deeply values team and relationship building.

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Tamara Dyer

Customer Success Manager

Tamara brings her extensive customer service and project management skills to focused space, and is helping take care of scheduling needs and assisting our community more generally. She is passionate about creating meaningful relationships with people and helping them live their multi-dimensional lives with ease.

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Amy Phung

Software Engineer

Amy is a software engineer with a background in digital design. She’s passionate about creating user-friendly and impactful online experiences for every type of person. Having personally experienced the challenges of managing ADHD, Amy is enthusiastic about joining the focused space community and assisting others in their pursuit of productivity.

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Kaila Bridgeman

Host

Kaila is one of our hosts leading Community Sessions each week! She is passionate about supporting others in being their best selves and stepping into their power. Kaila loves good resources, community, and finding solutions that really work, which is why she loves focused space!

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Scott Colby

Host

Scott is one of our hosts and leads Wake Up Calls and Community Sessions each week. He is a cat dad at heart and loves finding ways to help people live a more balanced life through the outdoors, gratitude and unplugging from technology.

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Anna Fagergren

Host

Anna is excited about helping people move forward on projects that matter to them. She loves collaborating with people to help them get their work done, while also taking care of themselves.

Previous to working at focused space, Anna spent a decade as a data scientist and evaluator for nonprofits.

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Becca Groner

Host

Becca is a Community Session host who loves to meet new people and empower them to do great work. Becca (or call her Bec for short) is passionate about building communities and products. She teaches improv comedy and always appreciates sharing a laugh or playful moment virtually.

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Farah Khan

Host

Farah is one of our hosts leading weekly Community Sessions. She is passionate about harnessing the power of community to foster empathy, self-assurance and supportive environments to aid members in overcoming procrastination and overwhelm. With a background in mental health research, Farah likes to integrate evidence-backed strategies into her sessions to support overall wellbeing and resilience.

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Megan Laskey

Host

Megan is one of our hosts, leading Wake Up Calls and Community Sessions each week! She loves being outside and believes in the unique wisdom each person brings. She finds fulfillment in supporting others to recognize and embrace their strengths.

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Kamilah Mathias

Host

Kamilah is one of our hosts, leading morning Wake-Up Calls and Community Sessions every week. She loves supporting entrepreneurs, suggesting technology to supercharge your workday, and finding the best memes. Kamilah is passionate about building community, learning about our members’ wins and struggles, and finding ways to bring rest, joy, and play into the everyday.

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Suliel Sapp

Host

Suliel is one of our hosts, leading morning Wake-Up Calls and Community Sessions every week. She also hosts our popular weekly planning sessions on Fridays with Kamilah! Suliel loves celebrating and empowering our members through genuine and fun interactions!

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Darya Soofi

Host

Darya appreciates the warm and inviting culture that makes the focused experience so special. She loves hearing stories from her callers about everything from day-to-day happenings to insightful life learnings.

Prior to focused space, Darya spent 10 years working in environmental education and sustainability project management.