DistantJob PodcastJun 24, 2019
Developing Empathy in Your Remote Team with Stefan Kollenberg
In this powerful podcast episode, Stefan shares the importance of creating empathy in teams, listening to their struggles, opening up, and boosting every team member to become a better version. And although in a virtual setting, developing empathy is challenging, it's still possible. He also reveals how remote work changed Crescendo in ways he never imagined.
Thriving in the Remote Sales Environment with Christopher Snyder
On this podcast episode, our guest, Christopher Snyder, shares powerful tips for sales teams to thrive while working remotely. He also offers strategies for better organization and better management, emphasizing that leaders have a crucial role during the pandemic in guiding their teams towards achievable goals – no matter the challenges their organization is facing.
How to Define Culture in a Remote Setting with Darren Murph from Gitlab
In this episode, Darren Murph reveals why some businesses are failing in their attempt to work remotely. He also shares his insights into the meaning of culture and how GitLab, having approximately 1200 remote workers, has a culture that all their employees connect and relate with.
Defining the Remote Work Boundaries with Stefan Palios
In this podcast episode, Stefan Palios discussed what actually means to be a remote worker, and it has nothing to do with just working from home. He also shared his insights about how the future of work does not necessarily mean working remotely.
Insights on Building and Managing Virtual Marketing Teams with Kieran Flanagan
In this podcast episode, our guest Kieran Flanagan discusses some of the critical aspects of managing remote marketing teams, highlighting the importance of flexibility and creativity. He shares his insights on the benefits of virtual teams to achieve work/life balance.
Strategies for a Successful Remote Communication with Leo Mindel
In this episode, Leo Mindel shares his key strategies to maintain efficient communication in distributed teams. He talks about his experience transitioning from an onsite company to a fully remote company and the right tools he has gathered along the way.
Shaping the Culture of Your Distributed Company with Tom Willmot
In this podcast episode, Tom Willmot shares his experience in building a remote company from the bottom to the top. He shares some of the difficulties co-located companies might be experiencing when transitioning to remote due COVID-19. And his optimistic belief of the remote business model.
How to Build Strong Connections in Virtual Teams with Andy Cahill
In this inspiring podcast episode, Andy shares what remote work has done to his life and how he has managed to connect with his clients virtually. And the importance of being conscious with the time you have, spending it wisely doing the things you love.
How to Set Your Remote Company for Success with Dianne Crampton
In this episode, Dianne Crampton shares her experience in building remote cultures and reveals the tringle for business success: Roles, Goals, and Relationships. She explains why having the ability to work with companies and people all around the world is necessary during these times.
How to Become a Traveling Nomad Entrepreneur with Alexander Thauron
In this DistantJob’s episode, our guest Alexandre Thauron takes us on a journey to understand more about the life of digital nomads. The challenges and benefits he faces while working and traveling around the globe. And how he built his business while living in different countries and learning about diverse cultures.
Hiring the Right People for Your Remote Team with Mario Peshev
In this episode, we have the chance to listen to Mario Peshev and his experiences in hiring and building strong teams. He shares the advantages of having remote employees and the importance of hiring people that understands your company’s culture but also to understand the culture of the people you hire
Remote Companies Work & Travel Experiences with Anne-Marie Jentsch
Thinking about gathering your remote team? Anne-Marie Jentsch shares her experiences in organizing group experiences for both onsite and remote teams in different parts of the world.
How to Transition a Team From On-site to Remote Work with Stacy Henry
In this episode, Stacy Henry tells us her experience of working in the BNR company for almost 10 years. How they started being just 15 employees and grew to over 100 employees, managing hybrid teams and remote employees.
Building trust in remote teams with Albert Cañigueral
In this podcast episode, Alberto Cañigueral talks about the social impact digital platforms are having on the labor market, how they are transforming economies, and the way people work. He shares his experience in organizing projects and events with freelancers and people from his community working as a distributed team.
Essential Tips for Effectively Managing Remote Workers with Yann Toutant
In this podcast, Yann Toutant explains the need for companies to digitalize and advises managers on how to lead their teams by managing employees based on outputs.
What you will learn:
- The importance of having a digitalized company
- How to manage and build trust in a remote team
- Differences between managing juniors and seniors
- How to define goals in a distributed team
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How to become a Location-Independent Entrepreneur with Stephanie Smolders and Peter Beukering
Serial entrepreneurs, Stephanie Smolders and Peter Beukering, are the founders of BeeHavesocial and Touristexclusive. Consultants on business and marketing, they help mission-driven entrepreneurs scale their business with an aligned foundation and marketing strategy that works for them.
In this special podcast episode, Luis, the host of DistantJob podcast, is interviewing Peter Beukering and Stephanie Smolders, a full-time travel couple who adopted the location independent lifestyle and worked from 34 different countries ( and counting). They share their story on how they built and grew their remote business while traveling and how remote work it's the core of their successful business.What you will learn:
- practical steps to consider when starting a remote business;
- building and leading a fully remote team effectively;
- benefits of hiring ambitious people with entrepreneurial spirits;
- why remote work allows you to hire the best people and have a more productive team;
- how to measure the productivity of remote workers.
The keys to a successful remote work strategy with Mike Soldan
Mike Soldan is the Chief Experience Officer at Shmoop, a digital publishing company that provides comprehensive test prep resources and certified online courses.Before Shmoop, he was formerly the VP of Pluralsight's Professional Services & Solutions Architect teams, and prior to that, he was a founding member and product leader for one of Verizon Communications' largest product and new business innovation arms. He has a background with the focus on enhancing education and training programs, and on building high performing and innovative teams.
As more and more companies adopt flexible work practices, developing a successful remote work strategy is necessary to operate remotely efficiently and effectively.
In this podcast episode, Mike Sultan offers strategies and best practices on how to manage the challenges that may come up along the way in a remote setting and how to help set up your remote team for success.What you will learn:
- building a culture of collaboration in the workplace;
- tools you need to successfully operate as a remote team;
- managing your remote workforce without micromanaging;
- why you should be setting and tracking transactional metrics.
Building and growing a successful remote business with Richard Fallah
More and more companies are transitioning to remote working teams as the global workforce develops to gain access to a larger talent pool, in order to work with the best talent in the world.
The benefits of remote work for organizations are more evident than ever.
In this podcast episode, we get the chance to listen to Richard Fallah, founder of Vbout, share his successful entrepreneurial journey and his views on building a successful business with remote teams. He believes leaders must engage their people with a compelling vision to boost employee's performance and the business' growth.What you will learn:
- how remote work can help companies to produce rapid and durable growth;
- how to focus on areas of your business without burning out;
- practical strategies on managing remote teams;
- tips on bonding distributed teams together;
- how to provide a balance of positive and negative feedback;
- the importance of one-on one meetings in a distributed team.
Effective feedback in a remote team with Teresa Gandy
Teresa Gandy is the owner of Clarity CX, helping business and training providers to add extra client value by managing feedback, assessments, and reports. Her prior working experience in corporate- land HR and her knowledge with customer feedback ensures collecting clear, quick, and actionable feedback from customers and employees.
After working more than a decade in an office setting, Teresa explains how transitioning to remote work, positively impacted her personal and professional life.
Based on her remote working experience, Teresa Gandy is sharing her knowledge on collecting remote feedback effectively. She believes it is essential to have honesty in your feedback. Otherwise, it is useless.
Strategies for leading remote teams with Shauna Moran
In this podcast episode, we have a returning guest, Shauna Moran. Over the last couple of years she did extensive research on remote teams and qualified as an executive leadership coach. She is now focusing more on the holistic side of managing remote teams.
Shauna Moran is an accredited coach and emotional intelligence practitioner. Founder of Operate Remote, a consultancy and coaching business, helps leaders in a remote company to create, manage, and scale high-performing distributed teams.
She is sharing with us everything she is learned from her experience and academic background in leading and scaling remote teams. From the challenges you face in a remote team and how to overcome them to the importance of emotional intelligence and how it counts for 25-40% of work base performance.
The benefits of coworking spaces for remote workers with Andy Bedwell
In this episode, Andy Bedwell covers in detail, the list of advantages offered by coworking spaces, including innovation and networking opportunities, in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Andy Bedwell is a property investor and developer that has a growing network of managed office spaces in the UK. Owner of Perch Co- Working, his aim is to cultivate a thriving community of workers, enabling people to come together and create great things.
Coworking is a fast-growing global trend, mostly embraced by startups, small companies, entrepreneurs, and freelancers, but remote workers are starting to welcoming it too due to its benefits. While working from home can be an excellent option for some remote workers, others are having trouble focusing in a home office, so they prefer to work in a coworking location where they can feel like being part of a community, thus avoiding loneliness. Not only that, but there is an educational and networking component to it.
Bringing a remote team together with Tom Mabey
Successful serial-entrepreneur, with over 40 years of experience, Tom Mabey is the CEO and key founder of ECLIPSE, which provides tailored big data solutions as a service. Previously he founded Sahara, Inc. (regional construction service provider), The Consortium (civil engineering consulting business) and he is Member of the Board of Directors of Nano Stone, Inc. an international provider of natural stone. A professional engineer, his focus is on building and leading teams to solve problems in a collaborative and productive environment.
According to Tom Mabey, a component key for a distributed organization is to build a culture and to maintain cultural consistency as the company expands in a geographical sense and becomes more diverse.
Maintaining control of the culture and the values of the company can be challenging, especially in a distributed organization. In this episode, Tom Mabey, provides a guide on how you can bring your distributed team together in a way that can boost their productivity, efficiency, and collaboration. From constant communication and team building activities to finding top talent and optimizing your hiring process, Tom covers important steps you need to take so that you and your team can be successful.
Benefits of a remote workforce and virtual communication with Arthur Woods
Arthur Woods, is the the Co-Founder of Mathison, a talent marketplace focusing purely on connecting underrepresented population to employers all over the world. Being a serial entrepreneur, and having built his business virtually, he sustain the remote workforce.
Even though the benefits of a remote workforce have been shown over and over again, there are still a lot of common misconceptions about virtual work and Arthur dives into them and explains how to overcome them.
Remote work is really the key to drive diversity and inclusion in the workplace. And to get workplace diversity and inclusion right, you need to build a culture. On this episode, Arthur Woods is sharing his strategy on how to ensure a culture inclusion on a remote setting.
He believes the power of remote workforce is in having a lot of intentionality and building systems that reinforce strong culture.
How to structure your remote business with Debbie Arcangeles
Debbie Arcangeles is a remote entrepreneur and the creator of The Offbeat Life, where she shares valuable resources on how to transition out of office life into a location independent job. Her podcast has been featured in Forbes, Travel & Leisure and on many other media outlets, for her expertise in travel and podcasting.
In this week's episode, we get the change to learn from Debbie's experience on remote business. She believes is very important to create systems and making sure they are available to your remote employees in a way that everyone have access to them and understand them. That's how she manages to save time and have an efficient and productive distributed team.
For more useful information on how to grow and scale your business by hiring remote, and on how to be effective leaders over the internet check our weekly podcast episodes on DistantJob.
How to lead your global virtual team with coach Murray Johnstone
Murray Johnstone is is the Director at Sagulo Coaching & Mentoring Services Ltd. His mentorship program involves a different approach of coaching, which will enable you to deliver exceptional outcomes, even if you are located in a different part of the world.
Working with global teams, for more than two decades, his coaching changed throughout the years, which led him to virtual coaching- he is working with over 20 organization at the moment, allowing him to have a flexible schedule.
In this podcast episode, coach Murray Johnstone explain how to manage remote leaders for the team to shine. His view on managing remote team is focus on getting strong links with remote employees and get the team connected with the business.
He believes the vast majority of capabilities of a great leader is developed at the job, followed by importance of surrounding yourself with complementary mentors and of course, the education background.
Because of his science management background, he was interested in the context the people were operating within, from the point of strategic positioning and the market place they offer.
For more useful information on how to grow and scale your business by hiring remote, and on how to be effective leaders over the internet check our weekly podcast episodes on DistantJob.
Building Successful Remote Teams with Graham Gill
Graham is the Co-Founder and Advisor at Global Success Advisors, a 100% remote company with workers in NY, Boston and Connecticut. He's worked with teams all around the world and has figured out how to deal with timezones.
In this podcast episode, Graham Gill shares his experience working as a remote leader and what he's done to manage and build a successful remote team. He tries to find people with different skills when looking for people to join their team but the one skill that they all have to have in common is good communication.
Traveling on a Remote Schedule with Mickael Romaniello
In this podcast episode, Luis and Mickael talk about the tools they use and processes that they take to manage a remote team effectively. Mickael believes you need to trust the people you hire to be able to do the work and show employees you care about their wellbeing. He's really focused on the mental health of his employees, he's a sports and travel advocate and enjoys doing outdoor activities.
Helping Remote Leaders Reach their Full Potential with Helen Joy
Helen Joy is the Director at ANPR Consulting helping businesses grow by focusing on getting the best from their people. She's been involved in learning and development for over 18 years and she's particularly passionate about helping future leaders improve their careers. In this episode, Helen explains how focusing on your people, motivating them and enabling them to develop critical skills, you allow your business to grow beyond your own expectations and limitations.
Remote Work Statistics with Sophia Bernazzani
Sophia Bernazzani is the Head of Content Marketing at Owl Labs. In this podcast episode, Sophia shares some statistics that show how remote work is meant to be the future of employment culture. Don’t miss her recommendations and also a peek of her experience as a remote worker herself.
Remote Leadership Education with Max Klau
Max Klau explains the possibilities of teaching critical thinking in order to develop leadership skills through remote education platforms. Our guest talks about the program “Answering the Call”, which recruits and trains military veterans and national service alumni who consider politics as a way to continue serving their country. “Answering the Call” has both local and virtual offers, giving the opportunity of remote leadership education to hundreds of people in America.
Virtual Networking and Communication for Remote Teams with Coach Kevin Claus
Kevin Claus is a coach and consultant with a focus on leadership development and employee engagement. Kevin started managing remote teams 12 years ago, helping them reach their highest potential.
Communication is the main ingredient that makes remote work possible. Taking that into consideration, Coach Kevin Claus provides a very complete guide on how to make virtual networking better: from face to face conference calls and employee resource groups to virtual shadowing and interactive training in virtual classrooms, Kevin shares some basic to do's to achieve success as a remote team manager.
Remote work models with Microsoft's Researcher Mary L. Gray
Want to know how to get social at work even if you're in a remote team? Mary L Gray explains how the human workforce is in the middle of a software centered work culture and how remote workers can find a purpose in what they do.
In this episode, Mary explains how our capitalist system dictates the productivity rhythm of job growth, the introduction and transition to new work models such as remote work. She also shares how these new work models have an impact in economy and society.
Building a healthy company culture in remote teams with Ismail Aly and Ranya Barakat
Ismail Aly and Ranya Barakat are Co-Founders of the IDS Agency, an inbound marketing and sales shop located in Santiago, Chile. Their company is 82% remote, with team members spread across 6 different countries. In this episode, our guests and Luis share some insights about managing a marketing agency remotely and how the remote work model has allowed them to hire talent that fits their company culture, even if that means that their team is distributed in six different countries.
Remote Team Growth and Career Path Development
With Louise Puddifoot
Is there a difference between leading a team remotely or in person? Our guest Louise Puddifoot, Founder & Director of Willow & Puddifoot, shares her experience managing remote teams. In this episode, Louise Puddifoot, a self-defined people developer, takes us through the differences between being a remote team manager and a local team manager, as well as the difficulties that managing remote or hybrid teams represent. Luis and Louise share some insights on how to choose ideal team managers.
Listen to Louise share advice on how to train and motivate your remote employees, as well as some tips to create a collaborative environment regardless of your location.
Taking your company remote with Stefania Chiorboli
Think about taking your company remote? Stefania Chiorboli shares some insights to help your company transition to a remote or hybrid environment without losing part of your culture.
Stefania is the founder at The Hoxby Collective, a consulting business helping people and companies build and manage remote teams.
In this podcast episode, Luis and Stefania talk about how remote work can make the world a better place, not only because it's materially and financially appealing but also because it opens a space for a more diverse workforce, and it allows every remote worker to have the work-life balance that they choose in a way that is meaningful for them and allows them to give their best without being tied to an office.
The Ins and Outs of Remote Internships with Kimberly Harden
Kimberly Harden is the Founder and CEO of Harden Consulting Group and an Instructor at Seattle University. She's taught Communication Studies at the Seattle Central College, the Highline College, and the Regis University College for Professional Studies. She founded and directed JAGWILL, a company to help people improve their communication skills. She also advocates for diversity in educational institutions.
Picking The Right Remote Team with Tom Libelt
Tom Libelt is the Co-Founder of We Create Online Courses, the Founder of WeMarketOnlineCourses.com and CEO of Libelty SEO. In this episode, our guest Tom Libelt shares his experience creating systems that have allowed him to lead several enterprises simultaneously. Tom and Luis talk about the pros of recruiting full-time remote employees vs hiring digital nomad employees. For Tom, who is more a seasonal traveler, the key to leading so many projects at the same time is getting a manager who supervises his staff, which he likes to keep tight placing quality over quantity.
Time Management Musts for Remote Teams with Clodagh Higgins
Clodagh Higgins is an Agency Coach and Consultant at the Growit Group, she's a Performance Coach at Valor Performance, author of the book "A Happy and Healthy Digital Agency". She's also a Powerlifting World Record Holder and host of her own podcast "Agency Life."
After traveling and working in big cities, she returned to her hometown in the west coast of Ireland and has been coaching marketing agencies remotely from the comfort of her cottage for about the past couple of years. Clodagh leads a team of three remote colleagues and is a very organized multitasker. Lifting weights or walking at the beach is something you might find her doing after handling coaching sessions with clients from all around the world.
In this episode, Clodagh takes us through a glance of her book "A Happy and Healthy Digital Agency" and her self-developed methodology to manage digital marketing agencies, which allows her to successfully coach marketing entrepreneurs. Learn how optimizing your time with proper scheduling and the right tools will allow you to effectively juggle your personal and professional life as a remote worker.
Conversation Hacks with Mentor Coach Steve Hamilton
In this episode, Luis talks to Mentor Coach Steve Hamilton, CEO & Founder of the 18th Camel.
Steve shares some of his key points to create an appropriate climate when you meet someone online for the first time and what you can do to bond effectively. He believes some of the key aspects to bonding with someone come from creating trust and empathy.
They also share some strategies to be more productive when working from home, such as keeping a focus and being mindful of how you spend your time.
Leading a digital nomad lifestyle with Hotjar's VPO Ken Weary
Ken Weary balances his life between being the VP of Operations at Hotjar (a product that reveals the online behavior and voice of a website’s users) and being a father and husband in a digital nomad family. Six years ago, he took a sabbatical which really changed his perspective about how we wanted to live his life and decided to start working remotely, house sitting for people around the world. Currently, he is house sitting and working out of Scotland, and while he tackles the tasks of a VPO, his wife "world-schools" their kids.
Making decisions in remote teams with Todd Werth
Todd Werth is the CEO and Co-Founder of Infinite Red, a remote design and creative studio creating beautiful and functional mobile apps and websites. Todd has been creating software for 20 years and has founded three companies. He still codes and designs but not as often as he'd like.
In this podcast episode, Todd shares his experience leading a remote company and explains how big decisions are made when working remotely. He believes remote has nothing to do with how you work or when you work, it's only about where you're located.
Do's and Don'ts of Company Retreats with Elisa Rueda
We've all heard about the numerous benefits of company retreats. But, how can your company make the most of it? Elisa Rueda, host and founder of The CoWork Experience shares some insights and advice for leaders looking to take their team on a retreat.
There's a difference between a cowork experience retreat and a cowork experience vacation. When you take a large group out the goal is to celebrate, but a retreat is more focused on development, growth and nurturing the skills of the team members.
Before going on a retreat, Elisa shares it's important to identify the problem you're looking to solve so your time is focused on finding a solution to that specific problem. Don't just send your employees away to have a good time as you'll probably come back the same way.
What makes a good company retreat? How do people break the ice when they meet and get to know each other for the first time? Listen to this podcast episode and find out.
Becoming a Remarkable Leader with Sabina Nawaz
A big part of building a successful remote team relies on effective leadership management. In this episode, Luis talks to Sabina Nawaz about one of the many benefits of working remotely. She mentions how managing a remote team really broadens your perspective and helps you become a more comprehensive leader. Having a diverse team helps you have a global point of view in your virtual office.
Sabina shares leadership tips for CEOs looking to boost their business. Some of them include having active 1-on-1 sessions with employees and showcasing their achievements properly.
Building a company that makes your Mondays exciting with Angelique Slob
Angelique believes your company's culture should really reflect your purpose and values but how do you establish and implement that?
Writing down where you want to be or where you are right now, might be a good place to start. This could help you have a clear vision of your company.
There are different ways to build your company's culture but is always important to remember that as a founder, you have the obligation to build something that makes you happy.
There will be times where you'll have to make decisions or sacrifices to follow your culture; letting go of clients might be one of them, if they don't follow your vision or if their values are not aligned to yours.
Listen to learn how you can implement a good working environment whether you're working in an office or with a remote team.
Creating and Managing VR Experiences with German Heller
3dar is a creative hybrid team, their core people are on-site but they also work with artists from Brazil, Chile and other parts of South America. As part of their vision, the team at 3dar knew from the beginning that they wanted to work with creative people in Latin America but offer their services in Europe and the US.
In this podcast episode, German shares how working remotely with artists has naturally pushed them to be more structured as a company and almost perfect the art of creating briefs so that all requests are met.
The Fundamentals of Equality in Remote Teams with Bhagyashree Pancholy
In this podcast episode, Bhagyashree shares how she's able to successfully manage a hybrid team across different time zones and shares the basics of equality in remote hiring practices. One step her company decided to implement was to pay their remote employees equally, regardless of their country of residence. Whether they're in India, Hawai or Portugal, their employees' salary is calculated on the base San Francisco salary for that position. The reason? Everyone is doing quality work and putting the extra effort.
She advises all remote companies to hire based on skills, experience and expertise; try to avoid stereotypes when looking to fill a specific role.
Advocating Remote Work with June Bolneo
There are a bunch of reasons why managers are reluctant to work remotely and June Bolneo surely knows about them. In this chapter, we go deep into learning the ins and outs of remote work and how your company can (or should) make the leap.
She's found that most of the problems that arise when working remotely are very psychological and rely around social barriers. So, what can we do about it? Listen to this podcast and find out.
Building the right processes and creating structures for remote teams with Matteo Grassi
A lot of people talk about communication being a challenging factor in successfully running a remote team, but Matteo Grassi explains how one of the main issues they've encountered as a remote company is managing projects. In this podcast episode, he shares how they have built their processes, improved them and made sure the whole company is following them.
They've implemented a goal-oriented strategy at Eli Z Group that focuses on short and long term goals rather than day-to-day activities. Wanna know how this has helped the business? Have a listen.
Running Successful Remote Meetings with Elise Keith
Elise Keith is the Founder & CEO at Lucid Meetings, an app that makes it easy for teams to run successful meeting every day. Their software embeds basic best practices and automates the administrative work involved in scaling a great meeting habit. She's also an author of the book Where the Action is: The Meetings That Make or Break your Organization.
In this episode, Elise shares what she's found are the most common habits of successful remote teams and the key to make a project go well.
She's found that when all the members in a team have clarity of decisions, they know who's involved in what and how they are involved, it's difficult to not see a project succeed.
The Importance of Trust and Work-Life Balance with Ingrid Odegaard
Ingrid Odegaard is the Co-founder & CPTO (formerly CEO) of Appear.in, a tool to bring your team and clients together with flexible video meetings so you can have a more productive remote team collaboration.
In this episode, we talk about the benefits of remote teams and the importance of trust and work-life balance to achieve a good company's culture.
Ingrid explains how transitioning to a fully remote team has helped them develop more empathy for their users as now they understand better what problems they're facing and can offer better solutions to keep improving their product.