We are an interdisciplinary initiative within the worldwide ongoing Future of Work development, based in Zurich.


DNA provides structured and in-depth expert resources for individuals and teams who are passionate about building and growing purposeful communities in their organisations. These theme-centered building blocks include Purpose, Persona, Place, Program and People.

Our goal is to support community builders to achieve a ROC (Return on Community) that adds value to their organisation, contributes to their business goals, and connects people.

On site and digital.


DNA is all about communities. As digital nomads we moved through cities and countries, working in coworking spaces and airports, restaurants, outdoors, in schools. Almost everywhere actually. And one of us also studied abroad.

Our mediation of individual Edu Snacks, small learning portions originally focused everything around nomadism and working at a distance.

Our research revealed a growing demand from nomads for communities that started in the coworking spaces. The next step was the yet unknown profession of Community Builder, who creates and runs a community.

Meanwhile, as experts, we have decided to offer our training courses focused around the purpose of a community. And to invite not only digital nomads but also all other future community builders. From business, industry, non-professional organizations, authorities and institutions and private individuals who combine their passion with a community.

Welcome to the digital community world of DNA Digital Nomad Academy Follow us on social media, register for our online events, and join us in driving the ongoing development of communities worldwide.

Follow our current invitations here on our Website or via Social Media channels for the dates of our crispy DNA Instagram Live series on the topic of community.

The purpose behind a community. How important is it?

No clear defined sense of community, no convincing and promising community building. Pioneer Thomas Wickart points out from his rich store of knowledge components to be considered.

Purpose Communication in the Community

With a few tricks, comprehensible communication around the purpose in the community is possible.

Using Social Listening to Define and Refine Your Community’s Purpose

Community-building is an art and a science. Using real examples, we discuss how to use social listening to build a purposeful community.


We are looking forward to your questions – we speak english and german

Maurice Codourey ZRH,
Aisha Schnellmann ZRH & SIN,
Maria Kromlidou ATH,
Thomas Wickart SCN

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