DistantJob Podcast

DistantJob Podcast

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Welcome to the DistantJob Podcast. This podcast is about people working together on great projects, through the magic of the internet - no office required. Here, we interview people who’ve built and managed remote teams and even full companies - and found great success! The DistantJob Podcast is brought to you by DistantJob, a recruitment agency that specializes in remote recruitment, helping its clients build and manage remote teams.


Strategies for a Successful Remote Communication with Leo Mindel
Jun 1 • 51 min
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
May 22 • 45 min
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…
How to Build Strong Connections in Virtual Teams with Andy Cahill
May 18 • 54 min
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
May 11 • 52 min
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…
How to Become a Traveling Nomad Entrepreneur with Alexander Thauron
May 4 • 36 min
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…
Hiring the Right People for Your Remote Team with Mario Peshev
Apr 27 • 57 min
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…
Remote Companies Work & Travel Experiences with Anne-Marie Jentsch
Apr 20 • 32 min
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
Apr 13 • 47 min
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
Apr 3 • 36 min
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…
Essential Tips for Effectively Managing Remote Workers with Yann Toutant
Mar 30 • 41 min
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…
How to become a Location-Independent Entrepreneur with Stephanie Smolders and Peter Beukering
Mar 23 • 77 min
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…
The keys to a successful remote work strategy with Mike Soldan
Mar 16 • 46 min
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…
Building and growing a successful remote business with Richard Fallah
Mar 9 • 37 min
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…
Effective feedback in a remote team with Teresa Gandy
Mar 1 • 44 min
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…
Strategies for leading remote teams with Shauna Moran
Feb 20 • 32 min
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…
The benefits of coworking spaces for remote workers with Andy Bedwell
Feb 14 • 44 min
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…
Bringing a remote team together with Tom Mabey
Feb 7 • 40 min
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…
Benefits of a remote workforce and virtual communication with Arthur Woods
Jan 31 • 47 min
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…
How to structure your remote business with Debbie Arcangeles
Jan 24 • 43 min
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…
How to lead your global virtual team with coach Murray Johnstone
Jan 17 • 71 min
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…
Building Successful Remote Teams with Graham Gill
Jan 10 • 61 min
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…
Traveling on a Remote Schedule with Mickael Romaniello
Jan 6 • 46 min
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…
Helping Remote Leaders Reach their Full Potential with Helen Joy
Dec 28, 2019 • 60 min
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…
Remote Work Statistics with Sophia Bernazzani
Dec 21, 2019 • 37 min
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…
Remote Leadership Education with Max Klau
Dec 14, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Virtual Networking and Communication for Remote Teams with Coach Kevin Claus
Dec 7, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Remote work models with Microsoft’s Researcher Mary L. Gray
Nov 30, 2019 • 68 min
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…
Building a healthy company culture in remote teams with Ismail Aly and Ranya Barakat
Nov 23, 2019 • 53 min
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…
Remote Team Growth and Career Path Development
 With Louise Puddifoot
Nov 14, 2019 • 39 min
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,…
Taking your company remote with Stefania Chiorboli
Nov 9, 2019 • 60 min
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…
The Ins and Outs of Remote Internships with Kimberly Harden
Nov 2, 2019 • 43 min
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.…
Picking The Right Remote Team with Tom Libelt
Oct 26, 2019 • 38 min
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…
Time Management Musts for Remote Teams with Clodagh Higgins
Oct 19, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Conversation Hacks with Mentor Coach Steve Hamilton
Oct 12, 2019 • 38 min
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…
Leading a digital nomad lifestyle with Hotjar’s VPO Ken Weary
Oct 5, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Making decisions in remote teams with Todd Werth
Sep 28, 2019 • 51 min
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…
Do’s and Don’ts of Company Retreats with Elisa Rueda
Sep 21, 2019 • 30 min
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.…
Becoming a Remarkable Leader with Sabina Nawaz
Sep 13, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Building a company that makes your Mondays exciting with Angelique Slob
Sep 7, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Creating and Managing VR Experiences with German Heller
Aug 30, 2019 • 47 min
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…
The Fundamentals of Equality in Remote Teams with Bhagyashree Pancholy
Aug 24, 2019 • 41 min
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…
Advocating Remote Work with June Bolneo
Aug 16, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Building the right processes and creating structures for remote teams with Matteo Grassi
Aug 9, 2019 • 39 min
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…
Running Successful Remote Meetings with Elise Keith
Aug 2, 2019 • 50 min
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…
The Importance of Trust and Work-Life Balance with Ingrid Odegaard
Jul 26, 2019 • 39 min
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…
EP39: The Power of The Executive Assistant with Sharon Koifman
Jul 18, 2019 • 25 min
Sharon Koifman believes every company, from the biggest enterprise to the newly-launched garage startup, should have access to the world’s top talent. That’s why he used over 10 years of experience in tech industry recruitment & HR to create DistantJob.…
The science behind what makes remote teams successful with Shauna Moran
Jul 12, 2019 • 49 min
Shauna Moran is the Founder at Operate Remote, a consulting firm where she helps individuals and organizations overcome the challenges when it comes to remote working. Her remote journey started about 6 years ago when she started working remotely for…
EP 33: Leading Like a Host with Craig Brown
Jul 9, 2019 • 57 min
Craig Brown is a veteran of software product development that has experience leading and managing global software product development teams spanning four continents, 8 cities and hundreds of team members. His new baby is the Everest Engineering team, a…
EP32: Running Remote Businesses Life-First with Adii Pienaar
Jul 9, 2019 • 54 min
Adii Pienaar is the founder of Conversio and lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to Conversio, Adii was the co-founder of WooThemes / WooCommerce . Today Adii is a family man (which is why Conversio is a life- and family-first company) who enjoys…
E31: Company Culture and Fighting Ageism with Sharon Koifman
Jul 9, 2019 • 21 min
Is the remote work world biased against older and more experienced professionals? Or is it a problem with startup culture? DistantJob founder Sharon Koifman and podcast host Luis discuss how to fight ageism and embrace the wisdom that comes with…
E30: Managing Across Three Countries Like Victor Fredung
Jul 9, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode, we talk about how he works from home while managing several facets of a tech company spread across three countries and timezones while simultaneously dealing with US clients. We explore the importance of getting FaceTime when hiring and…
EP37: Using technology to your advantage with Maya MiddleMiss
Jul 4, 2019 • 59 min
Maya MiddleMiss is the CEO of BlockSparks, a startup focused on creating creative communications for the blockchain world . She’s also a freelance writer and creator, obsessed with crypto, blockchain, and technology. She gets fascinated with the…
EP36: Leading a Fully Remote Team with Jamon Holmgren
Jun 28, 2019 • 51 min
Jamon Holmgren is the Co-Founder and CTO at Infinite Red, a consultancy where they design, develop, launch, and support mobile and web apps. He’s a software developer, husband, and father of four. His life-long obsession with coding has taken him from…
EP1: The Myths Around Remote Work with Sharon Koifman Dispels
Jun 26, 2019 • 51 min
Welcome to StaffITRight, a Podcast by DistantJob! This Podcast aims to be a treasure trove of tools and resources for people who are on the quest to learn about how to build and manage remote teams. That’s right, this podcast is about people working…
EP2: Remote Marketing with Trevor Longino
Jun 26, 2019 • 59 min
On the second episode StaffITRight, the official podcast of DistantJob we interview Trevor Longino, le enfant terrible of the marketing world.
EP3: Hybrid Remote Teams with Ana Guerra
Jun 26, 2019 • 44 min
In this edition of the StaffITRight podcast, presented by Distantjob.com , we talk to Ana Guerra, who was responsible for Social Media Marketing and Partnerships at Xbox. During her stay at Microsoft Portugal, Ana found herself interacting with on-site…
EP4: Trust and Connection with Stephan Dohrn
Jun 26, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode of the StaffITRight podcast, we talk to Radical Inclusion’s Stephan Dohrn. Stephan has been helping remote teams do their best work for over a decade, and his experience has led him to focus on each individual as the building blocks of a…
EP5: Being Human and Building Rapport with Jennifer Kostel
Jun 26, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode of the StaffITRight podcast, we talk to our very own Jennifer Kostel. Jenn is a multitalented individual who has a portfolio that ranges from teaching languages and yoga to acting and managing accounts – but the common denominator in all…
EP6: Communicating to Thrive with Laurel Farrer
Jun 26, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode of the StaffITRight podcast, we talk to Laurel Farrer. Laurel is a remote work strategist and advocate who works with companies to strengthen communication and develop long-distance management strategies. She has written about remote work…
EP7: Building People, Not Kingdoms with Microsoft’s Joel Martinez
Jun 26, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode of the DistantJob podcast, we talk to Joel Martinez. Joel Martinez is a Senior Developer at Microsoft, a prolific writer, and a huge advocate for remote work. During our conversation, we talk about how to stimulate focus on a team, how to…
EP8: Translating Empowerment Into Value with Buffer’s Marcus Wermuth
Jun 26, 2019 • 55 min
Among many other things, we talk about how Buffer’s focus on transparency allows their teams to generate unprecedented value; why empowering people only works when it’s in service to generating said value; and how you need to be creative when adapting…
EP9: The Power of One Single Thing with Mailchimp’s Nassim Kammah
Jun 26, 2019 • 45 min
This episode touches on how the importance of treating remote employees just as if they were regular, co-located employees; how negative emotional states can be more prevalent during online communication and how to manage them; and on the best formula to…
EP10: Taking the Remote Work Red Pill with Victoria Haidamus
Jun 26, 2019 • 79 min
Victoria talks to us (among many, many other things!) about what top performers come looking for when they consider joining your company; the importance of virtualising small workplace rituals; and how to build and benefit from a company with a network…
EP13: Happyness and Thinking Out Loud with Sharon Koifman
Jun 26, 2019 • 41 min
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EP14: Breaking Cultural Barriers with Marcello Bonatto
Jun 26, 2019 • 54 min
Todays’ guest, Marcello Bonatto, leads Re:Coded, a non-profit that helps people from war-torn countries learn the craft of IT and work remotely with Western enterprises, bringing value into their lives and communities. But don’t be fooled into thinking…
EP15: Lists and Growing Organically with Doist’s Gonçalo Silva
Jun 26, 2019 • 64 min
Todays’ guest is Gonçalo Silva, CTO of Doist. Obviously, we dig into the importance of checklists and process in managing remote teams, but we also talk about a lot of other things, including, but not limited to: how to test potential employees for remote…
EP16: Simple (Remote) Leadership with Christian McCarrick
Jun 26, 2019 • 57 min
Todays’ guest is Christian McCarrick, VP of Engineering at Auth0 and host of the SimpleLeadership Podcast. Christian has been a technology leader for almost two decades, and through his Simple Leadership Podcast, has learned from dozens of the best in the…
EP17: How to Work Together Anywhere with Lisette Sutherland
Jun 26, 2019 • 48 min
Today’s guest is Lisette Sutherland, remote work advocate extraordinaire and the driving force behind Collaboration Superpowers. Lisette’s superpower is the ability to give multiple options to tackle the most grievous of remote work challenges, and she…
EP18: The Remote Manager’s Manual with Katie Womersley
Jun 26, 2019 • 55 min
Today’s guest is Katie Womersley, a champion of remote work from Buffer, where she works as VP of Engineering. Her writing about management and tech leadership has been featured in The Next Web, Inc Magazine and Fast Company, to name but a few. Over the…
EP19: Running Metrics-Driven Remote Teams with Liam Martin
Jun 26, 2019 • 54 min
Today’s guest is Liam Martin, the co-founder and CMO of TimeDoctor.com, Staff.com and co-organizer of RunningRemote.com – the largest conference on building remote teams. After working with remote employees for over 10 years, Liam regularly speaks about…
E20: Learning and Leading Remote with Tammy Bjelland
Jun 24, 2019 • 54 min
In today’s ever-changing business world, only those who learn are able to thrive. Doubly so when it comes to building and leading remote teams - everyone is still figuring out how to do it! Enter Tammy Bjelland, serial founder of remote companies and…
E21: Fighting Isolation and Working Better with Rose Barrett
Jun 24, 2019 • 54 min
Rose Barrett is the owner of Folio Digital(https://foliodigital.eu) and a co-founder of Grow Remote (https://growremote.ie) – the people behind Ireland’s first remote work conference, and devoted to helping remote workers from all the world connect and…
E22: Busting Remote Agile Myths with Molood Noori
Jun 24, 2019 • 76 min
Welcome to the DistantJob Podcast, a show where we interview the most successful remote leaders, picking their brains on how to build and lead remote teams who win. Molood Noori is the founder and owner of Remote Forever (https://remoteforever.com), and…
E23: Clean Language as a Remote Game-Changer with Judy Rees
Jun 24, 2019 • 70 min
Judy Rees, our guest today, has helped dozens of trainers, coaches, and facilitators through live online training. As a news editor and a media executive, she has extensive experience managing large remote teams. She is the co-author of Clean Language:…
E24: Thinking Remote with Pilar Orti
Jun 24, 2019 • 54 min
Is it possible to have your team members work visibly and still respect their own individual processes? Pilar Orti says “yes” - but only if you are willing to have some hard conversations - and ask the right questions! Join us for a diverse conversation…
E25: The Future of Video Communication with Peter Lee
Jun 24, 2019 • 48 min
Peter Lee is an Agile Coach based in Sydney. He is a prolific writer, sharing his Agile strategies and facilitation philosophy, and is currently hard at work building Video Facilitator, the next generation of video software to use in distributed teams. In…
E26: From Chaos to Agility with Mark Kilby and Johanna Rothman
Jun 24, 2019 • 64 min
Mark Kilby is a seasoned agile coach, and co-founder of several North-American Agile communities. Johanna Rothman is a prolific author, management expert, and teacher of best management practices. Both are experienced software engineers, and by their…
E27: Balancing Focus VS Being Social with Sharon Koifman
Jun 24, 2019 • 27 min
Sharon Koifman believes every company, from the biggest enterprise to the newly-launched garage startup, should have access to world’s top talent. That’s why he used over 10 years of experience in tech industry recruitment & HR to create DistantJob. This…
E28: Improving the Health of Hybrid Remote Culture with Oliver Weiss
Jun 20, 2019 • 51 min
After devoting a significant portion of his life understanding the financial industry Oliver Weiss pivoted his career into healthcare, which he found to be his calling, by becoming the founder and CEO of MeCasa. MeCasa (https://www.mecasa.de – English…
E29: Protecting Your Digital Heritage with Emidio do Sacramento
Jun 20, 2019 • 73 min
Emídio do Sacramento has one of the most amazing origin stories of any podcast guest, ever, so we’ll leave it to you to find out where he came from – he is currently the founder and CEO of Zebiometrics (https://www.zebiometrics.com), and is working hard…
E35: Finding the right people for your company with Sharon Koifman
Jun 20, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, we talk about a wide variety of topics with our founder Sharon Koifman, but fundamentally: finding the right people for your team. Sharon is a big advocate for remote work and one of his core beliefs is that if you treat your team like…
E34: Hiring and Managing Top Global Talent with Jo Palmer
Jun 19, 2019 • 53 min
Welcome to the DistantJob Podcast, a show where we interview the most successful remote leaders, picking their brains on how to build and lead remote teams who win. Jo Palmer is the Founder of Pointer Remote, a platform to connect professionals in…