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Wavelength Podcast

Episode 1: How To Lead A Virtual Organisation

In our inaugural episode of the Wavelength Podcast, Wavelength's Co-founder and Chief Connector Adrian Simpson talks to Barbie Brewer, a Silicon Valley-based Chief People Officer with unparalleled experience of what it takes to lead a fully virtual organisation.

Barbie Brewer is a passionate advocate for remote working. She shares her experience as CPO at GitLab - a $2bn valuation software development company with a thousand employees working across 55 countries yet they have no offices! - and as VP of HR at Netflix. Barbie is now Global Executive, People and Culture at LG Ad Solutions.

Barbie provides some tangible top tips on how to operate a virtual organisation including advice on the best communication structures; how to prepare for meetings and presentations; tangible tools to help you manage and monitor your culture; and critically how leaders should lead in a virtual organisation.

Barbie also flips the narrative that remote working is laden with downsides and talks eloquently about how to embrace the opportunity to create a more flexible, connected organisation in which leaders can embrace the opportunity to be seen as truly authentic and accessible.

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Barbie Brewer is also part of SpeakersHub and one of our most sought after speakers. View her full biography or to book her to speak at your own event please contact Sarah Dryden.

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