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Dream Space

Learning from experts should be as simple as texting, and now it is. Dream Space is a platform that connects each client to a dedicated professional for personal career advice using the client’s smartphone and preferred messaging app. Dream Space cleverly combines simple mobile technologies and the business model incentivizes experts to retain clients through the platform longterm. The result is high-impact, accessible career counseling for an increasingly mobile workforce and streamlined business development for the growing number of independent, professional experts.

Anastasia Alt ‘10CC has a passion for careers that began at Columbia while producing the college’s largest undergraduate business conference and developed through her training as a Co-Active Coach®. Anastasia first saw the need for independent career guidance while navigating her transition from options trading to management consulting. She later recognized how access to a dedicated expert was her “secret weapon” for accomplishing big goals at work.

At the end of 2015, Anastasia left McKinsey & Company and deepened her technical expertise in four-month, full-time programming bootcamp. She then linked up with Lauren Wolfson to test the product concept through a ten-week pilot program with paying customers. Dream Space was born in the summer of 2016. In January 2017, Lauren joined Anastasia full-time as Head of Growth to build the company brand with the highest standards in customer experience.

Dream Space has a simple mission but a big ambition: help more people – individuals and experts – maintain successful, fulfilling careers. Want to be a part of it? Join us as a client when we launch our closed beta in February 2017 or apply to be a part of our curated community of experts. Visit to sign up or send an email to