Welcome to the More Beach Meetings by Surf Office, a podcast about company culture, remote work, distributed companies and hiring.
The podcast is produced by Surf Office, the remote work and company retreats gurus. In this podcast, they interview interesting people and unique distributed companies, talking about cool projects, remote working tips, the changing digital world, and more.
Tune in every 1st and 3rd Wednesday for your regular dose of inspiration from companies and workers that are doing it right!
Natalie Nagele from Wildbit: Planning a People-First Offsite Experience
In today’s episode, we sit down with Natalie Nagale from Wildbit to discuss the importance of team retreats, how they use a people-first perspective to structure their offsite experiences, and the ways Wildbit is supporting workers in connecting with like-minded companies in other industries.
Dave Mastronardi from Gamestrong: A framework to master your brainstormings
In today’s episode we sat down with Gamestorming CEO, Dave Mastronardi to learn more about how organizations can use gamestorming techniques to plan and structure their offsite experiences.
Linda Koenig from Cardiologs: How to Plan a Family-style Retreat
Cardiologs is a medical technology company that uses AI to improve cardiac diagnostics. The team is largely based in Paris, although some members work remotely in Boston. Linda Koenig organizes the company’s annual retreat. In 2019, the team joined Surf Office at our Valencia location. We talked to her on today’s podcast about her planning process, offsite agenda, and retreat follow-up.
Shane Metcalf from 15Five: Investing in People
Remote companies know that culture is important. But few companies spend as much time investing in culture as 15Five. Shane Metcalf, the company’s Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer, believes that personal development and professional development are the same things. In today’s episode, we talked to Shane about building a culture that values individuals and how 15Five retreats are nearly as fun as Burning Man.
Laurel Farrer from Distribute Consulting: Remote Work for Economic Development
On this week’s episode of More Beach Meetings, we spoke to Laurel Farrer, a Remote Work Strategist and Consultant. Laurel works with some of the top remote-friendly companies in the world. She helps them optimize communications, update processes, and capitalize on the benefits of remote work. Laurel also contributes to high-level strategy in governments, businesses, and companies who want the benefits of a remote workforce.
Fred Perrotta from Tortuga Backpacks: Building a Remote Physical Product Company
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. Our guest this week is Fred Perrotta, co-founder and CEO of Tortuga, a remote company specializing in travel products like their award-winning Setout Backpack.