Leading Remote Teams

Virtual Programs

Virtual – Planning & Prioritizing for Change
New tactics for the new game.

Virtual – Planning & Prioritizing for Change: Leader’s Version
Strategic Focus. For ourselves and our teams.

Virtual – Leading Remote Teams
Keeping our remote team engaged, productive and resilient.

Virtual – Mastering the Mental Game of Resilience
Resilience. Energy. Mental Focus.

Virtual – Your Work-from-Home Toolkit
Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the pitfalls of working from home.

Virtual – Masterful Virtual Meetings
Making our Virtual Meetings Engaging & Productive.

Virtual – Managing Expectations & Triaging Change
How to prioritize, and if necessary, diplomatically push back on some incoming demands on your time.

In Person Programs

Managing Me
Growing. Succeeding. Staying Energized.

Your Awesome Team Offsite
“Time well spent!”

Managing Me: Accelerated Leader’s Version
More time for Strategy, Leadership and Thinking.

Mastering the Mental Game
Engagement. Resilience. Mental Focus.

Taming the Email Monster
More Control. Less Stress.

Managing Me with Outlook (and OneNote)
Tools + Behaviours = Performance.

Masterful Meetings
Helping Everyone be more Productive.

Priority Mapping
Greater Execution on Strategy.

Keeping our remote team engaged, productive and resilient.

Leading Remote teams comes with unique challenges, amplified in this period of unprecedented change  & uncertainty. This session will provide leaders with practical strategies to help their people stay engaged, resilient and productive in the new normal.

This virtual session is provided in a 90 minute format.

Fostering Resilience.

A new normal requires a new conversation and provides a special opportunity for us to contribute more meaningfully than ever before to our people’s well-being. 
  • Examining (& sharing) easy to implement best practices – self care, recharging, gratitude, meditation – that help people build their resilience to stress and uncertainty.
  • Practical exercises we can do with our team to encourage & support them in applying these best practices.


“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” (Roosevelt). With many points of contact now stripped away, we need to place more attention then ever on how we connect with our team.
  • Sharing strategies that help us connect authentically and build trust with our remote teams.

Using appreciation, celebration, and progress as awesome tools to engage and motivate our people. 

  • An easy and inspiring progress exercise we can do with our teams.
  • Tips to help us communicate appreciation effectively.

Clarity & alignment.

Faced with new projects, new processes, changing roles, and an ever-increasing to-do list, “doing it all” is not an option. Shorter planning cycles and more frequent check-ins are part of the new normal.
  • Good questions and other tips to help you facilitate open, courageous & frequent conversations to clarify and align on what is, and what is not a priority at this time.

Establishing clear expectations for email and instant messaging.

Working remotely, many people feel an obligation to check/respond to email & instant messages right away. Yet, studies (unanimously) show us that this constant distraction is incredibly counter productive.
  • Best practices and good questions to help us remove assumptions and establish clear expectations that will help everyone be more productive and less stressed.

Good Questions & Good listening.

Using good questions and letting “silence do the heavy lifting” to make your virtual conversations engaging and impactful.
  • Preparing for your huddles & meetings with questions that will stimulate a positive, engaging conversation.
  • The 60/40 listen/talk ratio – and making it work for you.

Your Virtual Huddle.

Good team huddles are proving to be one the very best productivity tools a leader can use to keep their teams engaged, resilient and focused whether working from home or in the office.
  • Best practices for structuring your team huddle.
  • Tips for facilitating a positive and interactive team huddle.
Doug Heidebrecht


I help teams and individuals do more with less, reduce stress and carve out more time for their true priorities.