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MORE BEACH MEETINGS

Join our discussion about remote work, company culture and hiring

A NEW SEASON

Get ready for a new season launching in May ✨

Together with our new host Dave Mastronardi will dive into topics like hybrid workspace, async culture, building a distributed team, hiring remote talent and much more.

Latest Episodes

Planning a People-First Offsite Experience with Natalie Nagale

As more and more companies are shifting to a remote style of work, the value of organized annual retreats is becoming increasingly clear to many organizations.

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Gamestorming: A framework to master your brainstormings

When we think of creativity and innovation, it’s often expected that the process of idea development is a simple black and white framework.

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How to plan a family-style retreat with Linda Koenig

It’s no surprise that Cardiologs collects a lot of feedback around their team retreats. Cardiologs is a medical technology company that uses AI to improve cardiac diagnostics.

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Investing in people with Shane Metcalf

Remote companies know that culture is important. But few companies spend as much time investing in culture as 15Five.

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Remote work for economic development: A conversation with Laurel Farrer

It’s not all poolside meetings and taking calls on the beach: remote work is serious business for this week’s podcast guest.

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A remote physical product company? Meet Tortuga Backpacks

How do you manage a physical product while remote? That's what we get into here on this week’s episode of More Beach Meetings.

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Monica Zeng from Aragon One: Hiring, onboarding, coaching and offsites in a remote team

“Remote work” and “coaching” are often mentioned in the same breath. But, on today’s More Beach Meetings episode, it won’t be in the manner you expect.

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Culture is deliberate: A conversation with Marketgoo’s founder and ‘Head of Culture’

What do you do when you have a successful SaaS company with 15 team members, serving 250,000 customers around the world?

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Team retreats for retention and reflection: The importance of meetups for fully remote companies

There are companies that do staff retreats, and then there are companies that live and breathe for them.

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Our Global Meetups Stimulate Collaboration and Community Loyalty: A Talk with Flytographer's Director

Michelle Ardiel is the Director of Photographer Operations at Flytographer, the very first platform created for vacation photographers that now works with 500 photographers in 300 cities around the world.

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Company culture comes before revenue when hiring remotely

‍Melissa Ng is a digital nomad, Product UX Designer and the CEO & founder of Melewi, a fully remote design company that’s worked with clients such as McDonalds, Visa, and Samsung.

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Be your own CEO: Why the benefits of remote work go beyond digital nomadism

Meet Kristi DePaul. She's the CEO of Founders Marketing, a company that creates bold content strategy for the future of learning and work, and a regular contributor on Remote.co blog, where she's written over 160 blog posts.

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Remote and on-demand work: Building the infrastructure for today's workforce

If you work remotely, you’ve probably tried finding a coworking space before. Nowadays there’s plenty of options, but finding one that doesn’t suck or drain your wallet is a whole different story.

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Company culture goes beyond fun perks and snacks

There's an overwhelming agreement that culture impacts every corner of your business. 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success.

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Remote business is the future: A talk with Liam Martin from Time Doctor

It's no secret that we believe remote work is the future.Remote work has gone from a "nice-to-have" to a "must-have" if a business wants to 1. reduce costs and 2. hire the best talent.

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Mary Hartberg from Close.com: Maintaining culture in a remote team with retreats

When working in a fully remote company, the question that outsiders ask most often is: how do you keep the company culture alive?

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Ken Weary from Hotjar: Working remotely while traveling the world with a family

Leaving life as you know it to travel the world and become a digital nomad can be a pretty scary thought.What about doing the same, with your entire family?

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Working at Buffer: Company culture is created at retreats

Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial rock, you’ve most likely heard of Buffer. Besides being one of the most successful social media management platforms out there, Buffer is also a fully distributed company and one of the most vocal proponents of remote work.

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Davide Folletto from Automattic: Why every big company is remote

‍Davide is a Speaker, Coach, and Design Principal in Automattic's Design Operations team.Previously he designed various parts of the WordPress experience – across web and mobile – and the upcoming WooCommerce mobile apps.

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Sebastien Grosjean: Turning a passion into a high quality product

‍Sebastien Grosjean founded BookingSync with a view of turning his passion for vacation rentals into a leading, high-quality product. As a totally distributed company, we spoke with Sebastien about what it’s like working fully remote, and also some of the difficulties he has faced with this process.

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Noel Tock: Open source platforms and the life of a hardcore digital nomad

‍Noel Tock is the Chief Product Officer at Human Made, one of thirteen WordPress VIP agencies. We had an incredibly interesting chat with Noel, discussing open source platforms, the problems that come with being a digital nomad working for a distributed company, and the benefits of company retreats

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Deborah Rippol: Transparency as the core value of Buffer's company culture

Deborah is a People Success Manager at Buffer, a company that is renowned for the way it's revolutionised social media. We all know how vital social media is in the marketing world, with many an influencer agency making the most of the platform, but Buffer has taken a different approach.

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Sissel Hansen: Building an entrepreneur's 'Lonely Planet' from the road

‍Sissel has been an entrepreneur since a young age. We discussed her story in greater depth, and how it’s led to her current project; Startup Guides. Looking for some inspiration? Look no further.

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Laïla von Alvensleben: Why we'll be seeing more companies go remote

Laila is a designer at Hanno.co, a digital product design team all over the world. We spoke with Laila about remote work, where she sees the industry heading, and her awesome & growing ‘remote workshops’ project.

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PODCAST HOST

Dave Mastronardi

Dave is the CEO of Gamestorming Group, a global visual thinking consultancy dedicated to eradicating the Peter Principle and making clients so inexhaustibly and nauseatingly competent that they never encounter a situation in which they cannot perform.

Dave has over 20 years experience at  the intersection of business, technology, and communication, helping companies rethink and change the way they do business

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