Yasmin Grigaliunas

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 Yasmin Grigaliunas is the CEO and co-founder of World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS). She is doing her part to activate communities across Australia to declutter, clean out their homes and donate their dormant goods to WBGS events where the items can receive second and third life cycles. To date, Yas' work at WBGS has diverted 3.3 million kilograms of goods from potential landfill, contributed $1.7 million worth of social value to the global economy, and created a passionate community around the principles of the circular economy. Before diving into WBGS as a full-time business Yas was a passionate intrapreneur; building a multi-million dollar sales department from the ground up in her previous role, with award-winning growth year-on-year for over a decade. In November 2015, Yas resigned from an industry role she loved, to fulfil a family dream of travelling Australia in a caravan on what she calls a ‘Family Gap Year’. Yas kept her role working full-time and fully flexible with AV Technology, developing the Customer Experience, in ‘Australia’s most flexible role’. She spent 18-months working across the country in weird and wonderful places; in the family caravan, on beautiful beaches, parks, libraries, by various poolsides… even in the back of a tow truck! Yas is a seasoned expert in agile and flexible working arrangements, going all the way back to 2006 when she had her first child. She has brought this concept into her own business now where she has employees working remotely and flexibly using agile principles and productivity software. She believes success in an agile environment is built on the foundations of trust, transparency, flexibility and planning.