43 episodes

Welcome to Building Remotely! In each podcast episode, Sondre Rasch, CEO and Co-founder of SafetyWing, interviews remote founders and thought leaders to discover innovative and thought-provoking ways to successfully build a remote company. Through the series, we will explore a range of topics and ideas that will help you build, scale-up and accelerate your remote company and team success. Get original insights, tips and tools that leaders of the world's most successful remote companies are using today to succeed.

Building Remotely Sondre Rasch

    • Entrepreneurship
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Welcome to Building Remotely! In each podcast episode, Sondre Rasch, CEO and Co-founder of SafetyWing, interviews remote founders and thought leaders to discover innovative and thought-provoking ways to successfully build a remote company. Through the series, we will explore a range of topics and ideas that will help you build, scale-up and accelerate your remote company and team success. Get original insights, tips and tools that leaders of the world's most successful remote companies are using today to succeed.

    Providing the best benefits for a remote team with Ally Fekaiki from Juno

    Providing the best benefits for a remote team with Ally Fekaiki from Juno

    Ally founded Juno after experiencing the lack of individualised employee benefits himself.
    Together with him, we explored how you can offer dynamic benefits for a global remote team. 
    Topics we discussed
    The necessity of remote specific benefitsMistakes most remote companies make when it comes to benefits An evaluation of SafetyWing's benefitsThe most popular benefits on JunoWhy you should offer small benefits to your team Check the full transcript here. 
    Stay tuned for the next episode with Lauren Razavi from Plumia on building a country on the internet. 

    • 28 min
    Facing conflict in a remote team with Elie Dagher from Lead From Within

    Facing conflict in a remote team with Elie Dagher from Lead From Within

    How can you communicate authentically in a remote team? 
    Elie Dagher is a successful leadership coach and has made it his mission to teach authentic communication strategies to business leaders and teams. In this episode, he shares how you can create a healthy communication culture and handle conflict in a remote team. 
    Topics we discussed: 
    Training leadership in yourself and othersDefining authenticityThe power of non-violent communicationHow to embrace conflict in a team Find the full transcript here. 
    Stay tuned for the next episode with Ally Fekaiki from Juno on offering benefits for your remote team. 
    Resources
    Book: Non-Violent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
    Book: Siddharta by Hermann Hesse

    • 45 min
    How to become a remote developer with Per Borgen from Scrimba

    How to become a remote developer with Per Borgen from Scrimba

    After studying economics, Per Borgen switched careers to become a software developer in 2015. One year after taking part in a three-month Bootcamp he co-founded Scrimba - an interactive learning platform for aspiring developers. 
    In this episode, Per gives advice to people that want to start their career as a software engineer. 
    Topics we discussed:
    How Per got started with coding, and how Scrimba grew from a side-project into a full startup. How hard is it to learn how to code? How do you get a job as a remote developer? Learning no-code tools vs programming languagesHiring a technical co-founder vs learning to code yourselfFind the full transcript here.
    Stay tuned for the next episode with Elie Dagher on being an authentic leader in a remote company.

    • 28 min
    Relocation of remote workers with Pieter Levels from Rebase

    Relocation of remote workers with Pieter Levels from Rebase

    What are the possibilities of changing your citizenship as a remote worker?

    After being fully nomadic for years, Pieter Levels decided to relocate to Portugal. Many nomads and remote workers were interested in the process, so he founded Rebase - a relocation service for remote workers. Starting with immigration and tax services for Portugal, they are moving onto Mexico. 
    In this episode, he shares insights from his relocation process and how Rebase can assist other remote workers with the same plan. 
    Topics we discussed:
    The process and difficulty of building RebaseMajor trends in the nomad communityWorking on a big vs small company (indie projects vs VC funded startups)The rejection of creativity in modern society.Find the full transcript here.

    Stay tuned for the next episode with Per Borgen from Scrimba on building software remotely.

    • 34 min
    How to create a healthy meeting culture

    How to create a healthy meeting culture

    Are your team's virtual meetings effective?

    For guidance on how to structure meetings to optimize for efficiency, genuine connection and motivation, we reached out to Jordan Husney, the founder and CEO of Parabol - an app for effective remote meetings.

    Find the full transcript here.

    Stay tuned for the next episode with Pieter Levels from Rebase on the migration of the new wave of remote workers. 

    • 59 min
    Building a product people love with Job from Remote.com

    Building a product people love with Job from Remote.com

    What are the characteristics of a good product?

    Job van der Voort refined this judgement - first as VP of Product at GitLab and now as founder and CEO of Remote.com.
    In this episode he is sharing how to create products people love as well as building and scaling an excellent product team.

    Find the full transcript here. 

    • 35 min

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