AgileByExample 2018

Lisette Sutherland

Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable – if you do it right. Her company, Collaboration Superpowers, shares just how to do it right in a variety of formats:

* Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely — Successfully — for Individuals, Teams, and Managers

* Speaking engagements and webinars

* Work Together Anywhere workshops

* Weekly podcasts featuring interviews with remote-working experts

* Bi-monthly newsletter

* Guest appearances at Pilar Orti’s 21st-Century Work Life podcasts

Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences and Meetups all over the world to a TEDx talk on the theme Unbox the Future in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her workshop clients include Air France, ING, CrossKnowledge (Wiley), Rabobank, and Saint-Gobain. In January 2018, both the Collaboration Superpowers podcast and the 21st-Century Work Life podcast series were deemed among the Best Remote Work Podcasts by Workplaceless. Lisette is also the office manager for the 100 percent remote company Happy Melly, a global professional happiness association dedicated to helping people be happier at work.

How to be a high performing distributed agile team

Working from distance comes with its own set of challenges. Remote teams need to combat the "out of sight, out of mind" mentality and learn how to build trust in new ways. In this talk, we'll explore how digital nomads, virtual entrepreneurs, and global organizations are reaching through the screens to collaborate seamlessly at a distance. You will walk away with new ideas for what it means to be present at work and how to create that sense camaraderie even when you're virtual.

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Workshop— Work Together Anywhere

The Work Together Anywhere workshop is your roadmap to working online as if you were in the office together. Specifically we will cover:

* How to establish communication protocols for remote working
* How to host problem free online meetings where everyone contributes

At the end of the workshop, you’ll be on your way to having a proactive, aligned remote team that feels a sense of closeness.