All Remote Podcast
By Anja Simic & Ilana Elbaz
All Remote Podcast aims to give space for all remote advocates to share ideas and insights into the future of work. We believe the future of work should create equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their location, gender or any other category.
Growing the company with international talent and "people mobility" with Daniel Zinner
In this episode, we discuss how companies can leverage international talent with what Daniel calls "people mobility". We're also discussing what HR professionals need to understand and implement to ensure a good employee experience within diverse teams. About the speaker: Daniel Zinner is HR International & Communication Consultant based in Berlin. He is also co-founder of the Relocation Tech Startup Noah Mobility. Daniel is passionate about fostering a global mindset, international diversity, entrepreneurship and people mobility. He discusses these topics in his own podcast format. About the company: Noah Mobility moves the world. With its platform ARK ONE organizes the entire relocation for companies and individuals. Aspiration: a first-class customer experience. Promise: the perfect interaction of intuitive technology, personal support and flexible service selection. Whether via app or platform: Noah finds the best consultant for people’s needs.
May 26, 2021
Reducing remote workers' loneliness and isolation through engaging activities with Chloe MacKie
In this episode, we are talking with Chloe MacKie, Chief Product Officer at Doozy. We're discussing the current challenges of remote work and what can be done to (re)introduce fun moments with the team- across locations and time zones. All this to battle isolation, stress, and burnout. About the speaker: Chloe MacKie is a multidisciplinary problem-solver passionate about humans, innovation, and growth. She's creating and launching products to merge business needs with user needs. Often described as a "pragmatic optimist", she wants to re-invent the future and launch groundbreaking services. About the company: Doozy is designing fun activities for teams. They're on a mission to make remote working a more connected, happy, and fun experience.
April 28, 2021
Remote Work: What to consider when building a remote company with Michael Gutman
In this episode, we're talking to Michael Gutman, a seasoned remote work consultant and educator. We're covering the basics of building a remote company, things to consider if you're transitioning from a traditional office, and what factors (such as leadership, culture, and more) affect the success of remote working. About the speaker: Michael Gutman is a remote work consultant & educator, as well as a marketing & business strategist. He is focused on creating a better, more sustainable world. Take a look at Michael's LinkedIn course Remote Work Foundations
March 03, 2021
Building a startup in 2020 - The founding story of Gable with Liza Mash Levin
In this episode, we're talking to Liza Mash Levin, CEO and co-founder of Gable. Liza shares what it was like to build a company during 2020 in midst of a global pandemic. She also reflects on her experience as a female founder with a background in tech. About the speaker: Liza Mash Levin is the CEO and co-founder of Gable. During her career, Liza worked in Microsoft and Israeli Intelligence Corps, where she held PM roles. About the company: Gable is a platform that transforms residential homes and commercial spaces into distributed workspaces and helps professionals to find close, safe, and secure workspaces to share with their colleagues or a small group of vetted, like-minded people.
December 30, 2020
Deep dive into hiring tech talent globally with Ilya Brotzky
We had a great time chatting to Ilya, CEO & founder of VanHack, about the current trends in the tech industry, what 2021 brought when it comes to hiring and how VanHack fits into the puzzle. Tune in and enjoy! About the speaker: Featured in Fast Company, Forbes, and Time, Ilya Brotzky is the CEO and Co-Founder of VanHack, one of Canada’s leading HR Tech startups. Ilya leads a team of over 30 employees from 11 countries with the mission of creating a borderless world for tech talent through jobs. Check out VanHack's free ATS: http://www.vanhack.com/lp/free-ats/
December 17, 2020
Reimagining virtual meetings in 2020 with Ido Lavi
In this episode, we are talking to Ido Lavi, co-founder and CEO of VirtualOffice about what changes 2020 brought when it comes to meetings and generally business. Ido shares the founding story of VirtualOffice and the way they think it will support the new normal of doing business virtually. About the speaker: Ido Lavi is the Co-Founder and CEO of VirtualOffice. Over the years, Ido founded several companies and startups in the travel and micro mobility industries, and served as a company commander in the Israeli Army. Ido holds a Computer Science B.Sc. from the IDC Herzliya, is a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, and is an extreme sports enthusiast.
December 07, 2020
How to Approach Legal & Compliance Challenges as a Small Business with Jamie Hurewitz
I this episode, we're talking to Jamie Hurewitz, a technology attorney with 15+ years of experience advising tech startups and mature organizations. Jamie walks us through challenges and things to consider when it comes to legal and compliance matters at each stage of a business, from an early startup to a mature company. About the speaker: Jamie Hurewitz is a passionate technology attorney with over 15 years of experience advising tech start-ups and mature organizations on software licensing, intellectual property, employment, corporate, and compliance related matters. As VP of Legal at GitLab, she guided the company through its hyper-growth from 150 team members to over 1,100, dealing with complex and unique issues of the largest all remote organization with team members located in 60 different countries. As a result of the knowledge gained through her experience, Jamie created a group listserve for her peers at other remote-first organizations such as DuckDuckGo, Wikimedia, and Automattic, to act as a resource and sounding board for each other when dealing with the unique challenges of distributed workforces. Jamie also spends time mentoring and advising startups through Techstars and AdvisoryCloud, and speaks to various startup organizations on the topic of the legal needs of startups. When she is not off sharing her knowledge, Jamie is busy taking in new knowledge as she finishes her Executive LLM degree in Securities and Financial Regulations at Georgetown University Law Center.
November 19, 2020
Transactional nature of remote work & how to avoid it with Erin Blaskie
In this episode, we are talking to Erin Blaskie, Director of Marketing at Fellow.app. Erin has an interesting background and she shared the overall sentiment we're feeling that sometimes remote work feels very transactional. Erin shares her views and gives advice on the best practices to leverage the remote space to nurture team collaboration and truly human connection. About the speaker: Erin Blaskie first got into computers when her dad handed her a Commodore 64. She was six years old. In the fifteen years since starting her first online business, Erin has helped numerous businesses come online, establish their web presence and create community. Erin’s primary expertise is in creating solid systems and processes for businesses but she also leads clients to leverage the power of the Internet to nurture community, create culture and inspire change. Erin is now in the role of Director of Marketing at Fellow.app - a meeting management tool for managers and their teams. Read Erin's article The Transactional Nature of Remote Work & How It’s Killing Workplace Culture
November 06, 2020
Building Virtual Teams Across Cultures with Theresa Sigillito Hollema
In this episode, we talk to Theresa Sigillito Hollema who is a cultural consultant, facilitator, and author of the book Virtual Teams Across Cultures. Theresa shares her vast experience in helping teams of all sizes develop an intentional diverse culture and embrace diversity turning it to an advantage. About the speaker: Theresa Sigillito Hollema has worked in and with global teams for over 25 years. As a cultural consultant and team facilitator, she’s helped hundreds of leaders around the world learn how to excel when working with virtual, culturally diverse teams. She now leads the team at InterAct Global, a group helping organizations capitalize on cultural diversity and virtual connections. Theresa left the US for a three-month assignment 23 years ago and has lived in the Netherlands ever since. www.interact-global.net
October 29, 2020
Digital Marketing Tips for Small Businesses with Giulia Cian Seren
In this episode, Giulia Cian Seren, a digital marketing consultant and founder of Juicy Pickles, is sharing tips and tricks for small business owners to kick off their marketing. She's debunking the common myths around what needs to be done to increase awareness and sharing practical tips that you can do that will have a fast and positive ROI. About the speaker: Giulia Cian Seren is a digital marketing expert and former restaurant owner who’s passionate about helping small businesses grow their revenue without hiring extra people. She's originally Italian, has lived and worked in 6 countries, and is now based in Singapore where she runs Juicy Pickles. About the company: Juicy Pickles is a boutique digital marketing agency. We specialize in generating sales and leads for our clients through a comprehensive strategy that covers the whole funnel. Our internal joke is "everything is a funnel".
October 22, 2020
Remote Work Inside and Out with Gonçalo Hall
In this episode, we're talking to one of the biggest remote work advocates, Gonçalo Hall. He shares his vast experience and insights into different regions and how the remote work is shaping the future of work. About the speaker: Gonçalo Hall is a remote work consultant and evangelist who launched projects like the Remote Work Movement, Future of Work Conferences, Remote Portugal and Remote Europe in order to help the movement grow and spread. He is also the host of the Remote Movement Podcast where he interviews people making a ruckus in the remote world. Current projects: Remote Europe Future of work Remote Movement Podcast
October 16, 2020
Marketing an audio-first product for the future of work with Hunter Moonshot
In this episode, Hunter Moonshot is sharing his experience of building Yac, an audio-first app to talk to your team. Being both a founder and CMO, he has a lot of thoughts on building and marketing a product. Listen and learn about the journey of the Yac team. About the speaker: Founder & CMO at Yac, building the future of work through audio and voice. About the company: Yac is a voice messaging app for remote teams
October 08, 2020
Gig Economy in the Age of "New Normal" with Tijana Momirov
In this episode, we talk to Tijana Momirov, founder of StartupSetup, about how startups can leverage the gig economy to reach efficiency and get work done. We discuss the challenges of early-stage startups, the ways in which they can overcome them to succeed, and if the future of work is going to be remote. About the speaker: Tijana Momirov is a software engineer, product manager, and founder of StartupSetup where she helps founders start their startups, all in a remote, agile. and lean way by leveraging the gig economy. She’s been a full-time nomad since 2010 and loves blogging and giving talks about nomadic lifestyle, managing remote teams, the future of work, the gig economy, and productized services. She is a co-author of “Your Company with No Walls” and mentor at various startup organizations.
October 01, 2020
Building the Work Environment Around Your Lifestyle with Mat Rodger
In this episode, Mat Rodger, Head of Operations at Konf, shares his perspective on working remotely. Work is no longer "a place you go" but "a thing you do". The work and life become interconnected as we enter the new way of working. About the speaker: Mat Rodger is Head of Operations at Konf, a brand new virtual events platform focusing on human connection and eradicating the environmental damage caused by real-world conferences. Konf is a fully distributed team spread across five countries and will be hosting Oslo Innovation Week 2020 in September. Prior to Konf, Mat has worked with a number of early-stage startups, helping to set up business processes, grow teams, and develop company culture. He lives in London, UK, with his young family. About the company: Konf is an all-in-one platform for small and medium-size virtual conferences and events. We help organizers create, curate, manage and organize their virtual conferences all in one place. No need to split work between other solutions and waste time on integrations.
September 24, 2020
Emotional Intelligence Practices for Remote Teams with Rowena Hennigan & Sandra Thompson
In this episode, we're spicing it up with two guest speakers! Rowena Hennigan and Sandra Thompson are taking us through the foundations of emotional intelligence for remote teams. Tune in to learn what you and your team can do to introduce EI practices and elevate your remote collaboration. Useful resources: Emotional Intelligence & Remote Work Webinar Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?, Harvard Business Review Consider why you journal (or thinking of the reasons why you might start), New York Times About the speakers: Rowena Hennigan - Rowena is a Remote Work Skills Specialist, Course Author, Educator, and Executive Trainer. She has developed University accredited courses in Remote Work, blending industry, and academic knowledge in a unique way and is a highly-regarded and experienced corporate trainer. Rowena is the Remote Work expert for two large EAP programs; Spectrum. Life and Laya Healthcare. She delivers regularly to large corporate clients including; Accenture, Citrix, DPS, Microsoft, and RSA Insurance. Sandra Thompson - Sandra is a published consultant, lecturer, course leader, and trainer in the field of customer experience and emotional intelligence. Sandra has worked with a range of clients including: Waitrose, Open University, Arsenal Football Club, Aldermore Bank, Network Rail, and Vodafone. Sandra published an academic paper on Emotional Intelligence and Customer Experience in 2019 and is the UK’s first Emotional Intelligence Coach trained by Dr. Daniel Goleman and his faculty. Sandra lectures part-time in the topics of people management and leadership at Pearson Business School. About the company: RISE helps individuals and teams create better relationships and complete better work through the adoption of emotional intelligence (EI) skills. They help people achieve their potential as research shows that people with EI are happier, healthier, they earn more and they are more often promoted.
September 17, 2020
Building a Future for The Remotekind with Darren Buckner
In this episode, Anja talks to Darren Bucker, co-founder and CEO of Workfrom. Darren shares his perspective on why building a resilient and caring team is essential for the overall wellbeing. We reflect on the recent changes in the way we do work due to COVID-19. About the speaker: Darren Buckner is the co-founder and CEO of Workfrom, a community-based platform built to help remote workers and traveling professionals find work-friendly spaces around the world. About the company: Workfrom is a platform connecting mobile workers and spaces to work. We’re capturing the world’s workable spaces online and connecting a new generation of professionals with resources needed to thrive outside an office.
September 04, 2020
Building a Remote Team and a Product Simultaneously with David Tabachnikov
In this episode, Anja talks to David, CEO of ScholarshipOwl. David shares his vast experience in building startups and teams across multiple countries. Being a nomad since 2016, David understands you don't need a physical space to get your best work done. What how does one manage building a team while building the product at the same time? About the speaker: David Tabachnikov is the CEO of ScholarshipOwl, where he is fighting student debt by redefining the way American students pay for their education. He and his team have recently launched the Future Minds Fund, which allows direct financial support for students through crowdfunded scholarships. Previously, David was a part of Google and Waze, and he is an expert on distributed teams and remote-by default companies. He is a dedicated professional and a tech-savvy entrepreneur, bringing humanity and technology closer. About the company: ScholarshipOwl finds hundreds of scholarships you qualify for and makes applying to them easier. Save time, win scholarships.
August 27, 2020
How to Ensure Good Employee Experience in Your Company with Marialena Savvopoulou
In this episode, Anja talks to Marialena Savvopoulou, Compensation and Benefits Specialist at Beat. Marialena shares her perspective on challenges with designing a good employee experience in different teams- remote, hybrid, and in-office. When should onboarding start, what to do before the new hire joins and how to manage people that are working from different locations. About the speaker: Marialena Savvopoulou is the Compensation & Benefits Specialist for Beat. She chose an HR career as she is deeply passionate about facilitating people. In Beat, that's ranging from traditional to fully remote teams, across two regions and 8+ countries! About the company: Beat provides unlimited access to learning and opportunities to grow, along with competitive compensation packages. Beat headquarters in Athens, Greece, while additional development and operations offices are located in Amsterdam, Lima, Santiago, Bogotá, Mexico City, Buenos Aires with many more soon to come
August 20, 2020
How to Build Remote Company Culture & Communicate Efficiently with Magda Sowierszenko
In this episode, Magda Sowierszenko, Head of Communications at Remote-how, takes the stage to talk about what it takes to be a good remote manager, how to communicate efficiently, and what constitutes a solid company culture. About the speaker: Magda Sowierszenko is currently the Head of Communications at Remote-how. She is communications specialist and master of project management. Among other things, Magda is responsible for the Distributed Management Certification program at Remote-how. About the company: Remote-how is a platform powered by and for the community of leaders of distributed and remote teams. They just launched Virtual Coworking space for all remote peers to connect, share ideas, and get things done! Check it out.
August 13, 2020
Building & Managing a Remote Company: Interview with Sondre Rasch from SafetyWing
In this episode, Anja talks to Sondre Rasch, co-founder and CEO of SafetyWing. Sondre shares his experience of remote work, past entrepreneurship endeavors, and building SafetyWing as a remote-first company. During the conversation, Sondre and Anja touch on different topics such as managing a team of digital nomads, when remote working is a good option and what the future of work holds. Get health insurance directly on Deel! From now on, you can get Remote Health insurance, powered by SafetyWing and get insured worldwide, including your home country. Deel users get 15% on the plan. For more information, log into your Deel account. :) About the speaker: Sondre Rasch is a co-founder and CEO of SafetyWing. Before building SafetyWing, Sondre was a co-founder of Konsus (YC W16) and policy advisor for the government of Norway. About the company: SafetyWing is building the first global safety net for remote companies, online freelancers, and entrepreneurs. Starting with Nomad Insurance - a travel medical insurance for nomads, and our most recent product, Remote Health - comprehensive health insurance available for remote companies and individuals worldwide.
August 06, 2020
How to Build a Value-Driven Remote Company with Hannes Kleist
In this episode, Ilana talks with Hannes Kleist about what it means to build a successful value-driven company while being remote-first. They discuss challenges, strategies, and activities that can be implemented to tighten team culture. Find out what Steve Jobs and The Queen of England have to do with it :) About the speaker: Hannes Kleist is the founder of remote app agency Stanwood that consists of a team of 40 developers, located in 14 countries. Hannes is a speaker on the future of work, building, and publishing apps. About the company: Stanwood is a successful international app and web development agency with 9+ years of experience in app development and mobile publishing. Its team of 40 designers, developers, and product managers operates from 14 countries all over the world.
July 30, 2020
Navigating the "New Normal" & Managing People Globally with Adam Coleman
In this episode, Anja talks to Adam Coleman who shares his views on different team setups and reflects on the HR practices that are the most effective in a remote setting. He shares what he thinks about the new normal after COVID19 breakout and his idea of what the future of work can hold. About the speaker: Adam Coleman is the CEO and founder of HRLocker. He founded and started the Company as an HR Consultancy after leaving O2 UK and now as their Software revenues have exceeded the HR Consulting revenues HRLocker has now taken over as the main brand and business. Adam has an extensive background in HR management. About the company: HRLocker.com is a cloud software service that digitally transforms the people management and recruitment efforts for professional Companies, making the management of office-based, remote, and distributive workforces possible leading to a happier workforce making working life easier for both employees and companies.
July 23, 2020
State of Remote Work in Africa with Nicolas Goldstein
In this episode, Anja welcomes Nicolas Goldstein, Co-founder and Chief of Strategy and Innovation Officer at Talenteum. Nicolas shares his experience of growing his business by successfully completing the proof of concept in Mauricius. He gives insights into the remote workforce in Africa and how Talenteum enables talented individuals to pursue work opportunities with foreign companies in Europe and North America. About the speaker: Nicolas Goldstein is an expert in Digital & Outsourcing with 15 years of experience working in Europe and Africa. He founded the Mauritius Startup Incubator and launched the Job Matching Platform- Talenteum in 2016. About the company: Talenteum offers long-term professional opportunities to African talent ready to work remotely with worldwide companies. Talenteum partners are looking for skilled talent who have trouble finding the right opportunities in their own country.
July 16, 2020
Designing company culture for a remote organization with Nadia Harris-Kosior
In this episode, Ilana talks to Nadia Harris-Kosior, founder of Remote Work Advocate. They discuss common challenges of the human resources department within remote companies and strategies of designing a good company culture. About the speaker: During Nadia's professional career, she has worked with a wide range of international companies - both startups and structured corporations. Her area of expertise includes but is not limited to creating HR business processes and talent strategies in Europe, the United States, and Asia. Thanks to working remotely, Nadia ensures flexibility no matter the location and time barrier. Within the past few years, she has been responsible for growth in terms of Human Resources, HR strategies, employment solutions, HR project management, recruitment as well as the implementation of remote work. Thanks to leading remote teams and being a remote worker for many years, Nadia has established a consulting business HR Remote Work Advocate in order to enhance the remote work experience for both companies and candidates. Connect with Nadia on LinkedIn. Learn more about Remote Work Advocate on their website, Twitter, and Facebook.
July 10, 2020
Remote Work: The Past, The Present & The Future with Laurel Farrer
In this episode, Anja talks to Laurel Farrer, CEO of Distribute Consulting, and a true remote work advocate. Laurel reflects about the time 13 years ago when she had to "hide" that she doesn't have an office and highlights the differences between "then" and "now". She also discusses why building a good team culture is the foundation of a successful company and why the emerging Head of Remote position is necessary for the future of remote work. During the conversation, Anja and Laurel talk about how formal education is shaping to be inclusive and why remote work has major socioeconomic benefits for the global workforce. About the speaker: Laurel Farrer is a Distributed Operations Consultant that collaborates with the world's top remote-friendly companies to strengthen virtual communication, streamline digital processes, and develop long-distance management strategies. About the company: Distribute Consulting is empowering governments and businesses to distribute the benefits of remote work.
June 25, 2020
Building a Digital Leadership Program for a Remote Team with Manuel Pistner
In this episode, Ilana hosts Manuel Pistner, CEO of Bright Solutions & founder of the Flash Hub Service. Manuel built his remote team across time zones and created a digital leadership style that fits the team's needs. He talks about why availability doesn't limit productivity and how to connect and coach your remote team to set them up for success.
June 11, 2020
The Future of Work & Deel's Part in It with Alex Bouaziz
Welcome to another episode of All Remote podcast! This time, Anja sits down with Deel's co-founder and CEO, Alex Bouaziz. They talk about how Deel started, the initial idea behind it, some memorable moments in the past year and a half. Alex also shares his vision about the future of work and how Deel can help shape that. He is challenging the idea of employment as is and gives an insight about how it may look. About the speaker: Alex Bouaziz is the co-founder and CEO of Deel. He has a background in engineering but entrepreneurship runs in his blood. His latest venture is Deel :) About the company: Deel is an international payroll for remote teams. It's an all-in-one platform to streamline compliance and payments which gives you the ability to hire anyone anywhere. Additional resources: Deel has raised $14M to help businesses hire talents globally Investing in Deel by Anich Acharya Deel is hiring, check the open positions!
May 28, 2020
Remote Hiring: Find, Onboard & Structure Technical Talent with Gilad Bornstein
In this episode, Ilana talks to Gilad Bornstein, CEO & Co-founder of Flatworld.co. Gilad shares his vast experience of working with technical talent and a team of 3,000 contractors in 100+ countries. Gilad talks about what he calls "remote work insights", how to find the right remote talent for a specific company, and how to manage them. He also talks about common challenges of remote work such as communication, cultural differences, and work-life balance. About the speaker: As a Remote-Work expert and an Engineering Executive for 20+ years, Gilad Bornstein is set on a mission to help companies build and scale their business by freeing them from their local zip-code sourcing restrictions. Throughout his career at Qualcomm, Elbit Systems, and till recently at Crossover, Gilad has been looking for ways to innovate, accelerate, and improve the performance of his engineering groups. Gilad, who is the inventor and co-inventor of more than ten granted patents, led large-scale organizational transformations wherever he went, personally chasing the best (usually unavailable) talent for his teams. About the company: Flatworld.co is the ultimate sourcing solution for Engineering managers - a one-click sourcing-as-a-service of pre-vetted remote-workers. If you want to learn more about hiring the right remote talent, check this.
May 14, 2020
Remote Readiness & Management Challenges with Angelina Ebeling
Welcome to the first episode of All Remote Podcast! We're beyond excited to welcome our first guest, Angelina Ebeling, founder and CEO of Acework. In this conversation, Angelina talks about what it takes for a company and an individual to be "remote-ready", how she managed to build a strong remote-fist team and overcome the managerial challenges of fostering connections within the team. About the speaker: Angelina Ebeling is an expert and keynote speaker on distributed teams, remote & flexible work and remote hiring. She's driven to improve the attraction and acquisition of location-independent talent. About the company: Acework is a new remote work matching platform that aims at revolutionizing the way we work today. Additional resources: 16 remote ready essentials by Acework Why offices are failing millennials, Angelina's TEDx talk
April 29, 2020