Derek Andersen – CEO Startup Grind – How to build networks and make friends in the remote world

Alex Wilson-Campbell

Today's Guest

We’re spoiled with the presence of yet another Remote CEO rockstar in Derek Andersen who is at the helm of a successful business that’s driven by values and a mission that focuses on community and building friendships. Communities, friendships and networks are so important for you to grow your location-independent career and Derek shares his insights on how to find and grow your tribes so that you can optimise your search for remote opportunities.

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You'll Learn:

  • Why it’s important to identify and articulate your values (even if they’re aspirational)
  • The common misunderstanding of work-life balance and what it means in the real world
  • He talks about the power of networking and the value of meeting new people face-to-face
  • Tips on how to make new connections and break the ice even if you find it difficult to start conversations
  • How to pick a niche to operate in
  • How remote working is likely to evolve over the coming years
  • Derek’s opinion on the likely characteristics and natural fits for his team of remote workers 

Meet Your Host: Alex Wilson-Campbell

I’m the Founder of Remote Work Life and a Hiring Strategist, Digital Marketer, Remote Worker Mentor.  I'm also a family man, and want to share what I’ve learned about remote over the last 10 years. I launched my first remote venture back in 2009 when I created a career development portal that attracted advertising clients such as Sony, BBC, MI5 and The National Archive and helped hundreds of job seekers with their career choices.


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