The Yonder Circle
Remote teams struggle with unique challenges. Yonder’s mission is to make “remote” work. We help companies ensure success with their remote staff to build employee retention, strengthen productivity, and tap into an unlimited talent pool while creating jobs and opportunities for more people.
Since 2013, the Yonder Conference has provided a forum for leaders of remote teams and distributed companies to get together to share notes and discuss best practices to build happy, productive, distributed teams. In 2016, Jeff Robbins started the Yonder Podcast to share this information with a larger audience. Today, we're excited to announce the next evolution of this discussion:
Like the Yonder Conference, Yonder Circle is a curated, private, invitation-only, guided discussion and support group for company leaders and managers of remote teams. It’s a private place for you to share your struggles of running a remote team with other people who have struggled with similar issues. Instead of having to fly somewhere and be away from your work for several days, we will meet monthly online via video conference in a casual, yet moderated environment, where we can solve issues together and connect you with the resources you need to create a productive, successful, and happy remote team.
We've all had the experience of attending a conference and coming away feeling like we're left with more questions than answers. This collaborative, adaptable format allows us to dig in together and surface those confusing problems that we keep setting aside, finding solutions so we can feel more confident about moving our companies forward.
Each month we will focus on a specific topic such as:
Hiring, talent acquisition, and onboarding
Finance and taxes
Management and productivity
Tools and communications technologies
Remote work collaboration
Culture and connection
Building trust and respect amongst the team
Hybrid teams and remote work transitions
Battling employee isolation
Disciplinary actions, dismissals, and difficult conversations
Company retreats and in-person get-togethers
Sales and marketing strategies
Building legitimacy as a “virtual company” with “virtual employees”
What parts of remote work are easier? What’s harder?
Teaching employees self-management and time-management
Yonder Circle is limited to 18 members and meets for 10 months so that we can get to know one another, foster trust, encourage friendships, and build a network of peers.
Cost: $2,000 for one year
Monthly 90-minute discussions, presentations, Q&A, and get-to-know-one-another conversations
Group is limited to 18 members so that we can connect and focus on your specific needs and issues
Slack channels for continued communication and support
A 45-minute one-on-one with Jeff Robbins to better understand your issues and needs
Ongoing one-on-one mentorship & consulting (for an additional fee)
Each month, we want you to come away with at least one bit of knowledge that will save time, money, and energy. Whether it’s confirming your current process or discovering an entirely new solution, I want Yonder Circle to bring value to your company.
Get an invitation
We've created a survey form to gauge interest and figure out the best way to meet people's needs. If you're interested in joining our first Yonder Circle, please tell us about yourself, your company, and your specific issues.
The first session is planned for September and we expect the first group to fill up quickly, so don’t wait to request your invitation.
Yonder Circle is led by Jeff Robbins
Jeff Robbins will lead and moderate each session. With 11 years of experience as CEO of Lullabot, a successful fully-distributed digital services agency, and 3 years interviewing 70+ leaders of remote teams on the Yonder Podcast, he has a deep well of knowledge to pull from and find solutions to your issues. Jeff will also bring in guest subject matter experts and connect you with the resources you need for remote work nirvana.