Lisette Sutherland

Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working, German-born, Dutch-American, living in the Netherlands – who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. She authored the Work Together Anywhere Handbook, hosts an award-winning podcast featuring remote-working experts, and facilitates workshops on a variety of remote working topics like hybrid working, better online meetings, and virtual leadership.

Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences all over the world, to podcasts, online meetups, telepresence and virtual reality, and then back to earth for a TEDx talk in Kaunas, Lithuania.

For 7 years (2013-2020), Lisette served as the Remote Office Manager for the 100% remote company, Management 3.0, focused on helping organisations implement modern leadership strategies.

She is currently serving as a member of the EU/US Transatlantic Expert Group on the future of work brought together by Bruegel and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Her company, Collaboration Superpowers, provides individuals, teams, and managers with a roadmap of how to work together anywhere – successfully through online, interactive workshops given by professional licensed facilitators all over the world.

Keynote—If you go back to the office, don’t go backwards in time

With extensive polling of workers worldwide, the answer is clear: the future of work is choice. For organizations to survive and thrive in the modern hybrid world, we want to be able to “remote first” way: working online as if we were in the office together.

In this interactive presentation, 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 of team even when you're virtual.

Workshop—Hybrid Team Collaboration workshop

This workshop will give you the best practices and tools for seamless online collaboration with “hybrid” [mix of virtual and office based] teams.

There is more to a successful remote team than just attending meetings and completing tasks. In order to create a collaborative workplace online, we have to focus on different things to combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, and increase that sense of team.

In this workshop we explore how to better collaborate online, and the various tools and techniques for building trust and increasing camaraderie online.

Specifically, you will learn:
- Management and leadership techniques for hybrid teams
- How to agree on results and expectations
- How to reduce the meetings you need, and improve the meetings you have
- Tips for team building at a distance.


Talk—How to be a high performing distributed agile team

Workshop—Work Together Anywhere