Remotely Prepared
Tips to Excel at Remote Work with Shaun Coghlan (Guest Host!)

Tips to Excel at Remote Work with Shaun Coghlan (Guest Host!)

October 22, 2021

It's a first for Remotely Prepared - a Guest Host! And for our first episode, we were lucky enough to get friend of the podcast Shaun Coghlan! You'll remember Shaun Coghlan from last season, when we spoke to him about his experiences transitioning to a new job entirely remotely (and, ya know...during a pandemic). Greg & Shaun discussed Graeme Sharpe's recent article (https://medium.com/illumination/4-simple-tricks-to-excel-at-remote-work-ab868c03ec8f) on tips and tricks for exceling at remote work. Check it out!

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Remoting in Difficult Times

Remoting in Difficult Times

October 15, 2021

We're back from a brief hiatus while Colin dealt with a difficult personal challenge. Which got us thinking about the role of remote in maintaining work in difficult times where location, working hours, and even physical and mental health states can be difficult to predict.

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Remoting with Two Jobs (Please Don‘t)

Remoting with Two Jobs (Please Don‘t)

September 17, 2021

In recent weeks a new idea has exploded - that some remote workers are out there secretly working 2 full-time jobs. Colin is grumpy about it, so we're talking about it.

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The 4-Day Work Week

The 4-Day Work Week

September 3, 2021

What would a 4 day work week mean for you as an employee? Could you keep up with your work? Achieve the same results? More? Less?

What would 3 days off a week mean for your personal life? 

You guessed it! We're talking about the 4 Day Work Week.

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‘Invest in your People’ with Simran Chaudhry (Interview)

‘Invest in your People’ with Simran Chaudhry (Interview)

August 27, 2021

If you think about the promise of remote work, you probably imagine sitting on a beach enjoying the sunshine...and that's exactly where we caught up with Simran Chaudhry, VP Sales & Marketing and Co-Founder of Creospark. We had a fantastic chat about the Creospark family, their journey and the secret to their remote success.

You can connect with Sim on LinkedIn here and learn more about Creospark at https://creospark.com/ 

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Remote Pay Cuts

Remote Pay Cuts

August 20, 2021

Recently, some major tech employers have announced that remote workers may receive pay cuts if they move place of residence. In today's episode, we're talking (ranting?) about the logic behind this move - the parts that make sense, and more importantly, the parts that make no sense at all to us.

Check out the Forbes article here

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‘Remotely on the Road’ with Adam Smith (Interview)

‘Remotely on the Road’ with Adam Smith (Interview)

August 13, 2021

If you've ever dreamed of the 'digital nomad' lifestyle, this is the episode for you!

We sat down for a truly inspiring conversation with Adam Smith, marketing professional, founder of "Origin Story", and a true digital nomad. Over the last year or so Adam and his partner have been traveling all over North America, working and living remotely in a true digital nomad lifestyle. You won't want to miss this episode full of tips, tricks, insights and realities of the digital nomad life.

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It’s All About Trust

It’s All About Trust

July 30, 2021

In so many of the topics we discuss related to remote and work-life balance, so often these things come back to trust. Does the employer or manager trust the team member to work remote? Do they trust you to manage their own schedule? Put in a full work week? Put in what's needed? Stay focused enough?

As an employee, do your trust your employer or manager to support you (and not punish, intentionally or not) when you exercise reasonable work-life balance needs? Or do you feel the need to 'hack' it and look like you're online while you step away for 5 minutes? Hide your work-life needs? Or not take what you need at all?

In either direction, it's about trust. It's there. Or it's not.

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Taking a Step Back, with Hugh Ghods (Interview)

Taking a Step Back, with Hugh Ghods (Interview)

July 23, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, Hootsuite has been getting great attention for a variety of employee wellness initiatives that seem to have positive results for both employees as well as the company. We had the opportunity to sit down with Hugh Ghods, Sr. Director of Mid-Market and Commercial Sales at Hootsuite, to talk about their recent Wellness Week as well as other work-life balance measures and the impact it's been having on him, his team and the company as a whole.

You can connect with Hugh Ghods on LinkedIn here and learn about Hootsuite's Wellness Week (and other events) here.

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‘Leading by Example in the Battle for Work-Life Balance’ with Rekha Rao-Mayya (Interview)

‘Leading by Example in the Battle for Work-Life Balance’ with Rekha Rao-Mayya (Interview)

July 16, 2021

This week we were lucky enough to be joined by Rekha Rao-Mayya, Country Leader of ISVs at Amazon Web Services (AWS). We had a fantastic chat about recognizing work-life imbalance in yourself, supporting better work-life balance for your team through leading by example and 'Healing Thyself', and a whole lot more. Follow or connect with Rekha on LinkedIn here.

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