Creating an account using personal and other consumer email addresses (such as @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, etc.) are not supported by WorkPatterns at this time.
Our system organizes users using their email domain to validate if they are part of an organization or company. Since there are thousands of people with an @gmail.com addresses, for example, allowing these as "companies" would incorrectly group these individuals.
You cannot start a WorkPatterns account with a personal email, but you may join one with it. If you are looking to join or invite team members to an established WorkPatterns account, these users can use their personal accounts.
Additionally you can still integrate with any of your Zoom, Google, Outlook, Slack, etc. accounts. That is, you can sync your @gmail-based Zoom or Calendar to your WorkPatterns account even though it was created with a different email by visiting our Integrations page (linked here).
Again, the reason for requiring a company email is so that we can establish your account as your company. And from there, you can connect any of your other systems even if you use a different login/address to access them.