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21st Century Work Life and leading remote teams

Brought to you by Virtual not Distant, the 21st Century Work Life podcast looks at leading remote teams, online collaboration and working in distributed organisations.

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Oct 19, 2017


We meet Sandra Lewis, founder and CEO of Worldwide101, a company made up of premium virtual assistants.Please note, that Worldwide101 has rebranded as BOLDLY.

Sandra talks about how she set up the company, after noticing the number of freelancer websites popping up.

She talks about how she assembled the team, the importance of values and of loving to work remotely.

How the company is organised: a small management team plus +100 virtual assistants, working in the US and Europe.

Not micromanaging makes working across timezones easier. They ensure this works by recruiting highly qualified people.

The difference between premium virtual assistants and regular virtual assistant companies.

How do you match clients and VAs?

A stable team, but one that’s growing… How they recruit.
If you would like to join the team, get in touch with Sandra.

How long does it take to assess whether a potential team member shares Worldwide101’s values and why does it matter? And when do you realise if someone is suitable?

Not everyone really understands what it’s like to work remotely…

Is it still more acceptable for women to work remotely and have flexible schedules than men?

How Sandra works from home and how her approach has changed over the last few years.

Communication within the management team and amongst team members. Using a range of options to stay connected. Providing a company where people can continue learning.