Work From Home (During a Pandemic)

Manage your own emotions and expectations while working in a new normal.


There are hundreds of guides on the internet about how to work from home, but none seem to address the unique challenges of remote work when the world is turned upside down. Working from home — or even working at all — is a privilege right now. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In this course, the Knowable team and a group of experts share real-world, real-talk advice on everything from setting expectations, to finding focus, and what to do if you’re a parent struggling to work and look after your kids at the same time. We’re building this course in real time, on the fly, with you, our listeners. We’ll take your questions and source the best experts to give you concrete advice on how to navigate the “new normal” — when life feels anything but.

You'll learn how to:

Go easy on yourself and others
Stay mentally healthy
Transition into "work mode"
Limit distractions (like checking the news)
Cure loneliness with video chats
Build genuine camaraderie while remote

What you'll get

  • 45+ minutes of audio lessons

    Dive into what you need to know when youw ork from home.

  • Curated resources

    Save time searching. We’ve collected the best resources for you.

  • Lesson summaries

    Be reminded of the key things you’ve learned.

Experts in this course

  • Amy O'Leary
    Amy O'Leary is a former New York Times journalist who now works as a consultant and strategist for media companies. She got her start as a small town newspaper reporter, became a producer at public radio's “This American Life” and has led big teams at Upworthy and Headspace. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
  • Guy Winch
    Guy Winch is a licensed psychologist who is a leading advocate for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives. His three TED Talks have been viewed over 20 million times, and his science-based self-help books have been translated into 26 languages.
  • Josh Levs
    Josh Levs is an entrepreneur, former CNN and NPR journalist, and the leading global expert on modern fathers in the workplace. He is the author of the award-winning book All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses–And How We Can Fix It Together.
  • Hamza Khan
    Hamza Khan is a marketer, best-selling author, and speaker. His insights have been featured in publications such as VICE and Business Insider. In 2017, he self-published his first book, The Burnout Gamble, and his TEDx speech has received over 1 million views.
  • Karen Dudley
    Karen Dudley has been a marriage and family therapist and child development specialist for over 40 years. She serves on the executive board of the Association of Child Development Specialists.
  • Jessica Cunningham
    Jessica Cunningham is an astrophysicist turned cancer biologist who works as a research scientist at the Moffitt Cancer Center. She has been working from home for almost a decade, and lives in Virginia with her husband and two young daughters.
  • Karen Dillon
    Karen Dillon is the former editor of Harvard Business Review magazine and co-author of three books with Clayton Christensen, including the best-selling Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice, and How Will You Measure Your Life?


  • 01
    Can we even focus right now?
    Meet your course guide, former New York Times journalist Amy O'Leary, and learn about this special course from Knowable.
  • 02
    If you’re lucky enough to be working from home, and you have kids, you already know how hard this is. Parents & experts walk us through how to survive this crisis — with our jobs and families intact.
  • 03
    Things will never be the same
    If you’re lucky enough to be working from home, you already know that the world of the past is behind us. But what comes next? Will our leaders rise to the challenge? Will people demand flexible work from now on? And what does this mean for your own career and happiness?

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  • World-class support team committed to your success

What people are saying

  • Work from Home was excellent and timely as we all enter our new virtual world of distractions. Not only learning about tough moments we endure but what to do when they happen to us and to others. Dr. Winch’s advice on creating a mental transition to separate home from work was spot on as well as the importance of us being easy on ourselves in these abnormal times we are facing. Finally, I was moved and agreed with his metaphor that we are like a platoon at war and will come out like comrades in arms! The positive impact on how this will bond us, create loyalty and connection was powerful. I had the opportunity to use some of these kernels of wisdom last week while teaching to 150 students on Zoom. Thank you for this gift and keep them coming.
    Ken Gootnick, Los Angeles, CA


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