Workshop: Communicating Remotely

Led by co-founder of Beyond School, Lea Jovy-Ford, and Valentina Thörner, Head of Product at Klaus, this is an online training Workshop if you want to learn how to create deep and lasting connections in the online world, that benefit  you professionally and personally.

In the world of remote work, communication is EVERYTHING. It allows us to connect, to encourage, to empower, to influence, to control and much more. Communicating online comes with its own unique challenges. Many of these are discussed in remote working forums – usually focusing on which platforms are best, asynchronous versus synchronous, how much in-person time you need to create a connection.

If you ignore the tools, the platforms and the arguments for now, at the heart of every single communication is a person. And the quality of ALL communication is only ever as good as that person’s ability to communicate AND connect.   

Just like all the other professional skills currently in your toolbox, communication and connection building can be learned, honed, and improved. We use an approach called “Conscious Communication” to do this.

DURING THE Workshop, WE…

  • Learn about the TWO key principles of achieving conscious communication for maximum impact.
  • Understand how you can create deeper, more impactful connections when we communicate.
  • Examine how you (unconsciously) sabotage your best intentions when you communicate and how to stop this.
  • Explore how to be noticed, stand out and get promoted, remotely.
  • Identify how to resolve and avoid unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings when communicating online.

Workshop Structure


In this section, you’ll:

  • Understand the Conscious Communication Philosophy (and be encouraged to craft your own), to give you a framework for improving ALL your communications.
  • Understand the challenges of working remotely and how communicating more consciously can help overcome these, to give you the confidence in being able to work remotely and still stand out.

The WHY of Communicating Remotely…

In this section, you’ll:

  • Learn about the distinct types of communication, and why this knowledge matters.
  • Understand how to identify your own WHY whenever you communicate.
  • Identify the impact of your WHY on the what, where, when and how you communicate.
  • Identify your own responses when others communicate with you.

The HOW + WHAT of Communicating Remotely

In this section, you’ll:

  • Understand all the ways we communicate – verbally and non-verbally – and the impact each of these has.
  • Practice and hone your self awareness to understand why you sometimes react the way you react (which isn’t always useful!).
  • Learn the most common pitfalls of ineffective communication.
  • Learn and apply useful techniques for more persuasive language, conflict resolution and more.
  • Learn how to write well – in any format – online (one of THE fundamental skills for remote workers).

The WHEN + WHERE of Communicating Remotely

In this module, you’ll:

  • Understand the importance of timing in effective and conscious communication.
  • Learn about the different platforms for effective communication online.
  • Learn how to most effectively use the different platforms for online communication.
  • Receive tips, tricks, hacks and valuable resources for communicating more consciously in your external and internal communications.

Join The Next Live Workshop!

  • This is LIVE online workshop and lasts for around 120 minutes.
  • You’ll receive a recording of the live workshop you attend.
  • You’ll receive a digital pack of additional resources which include checklists, templates and additional resources.
  • The maximum number of Workshop participants is 20.
  • The fees to attend the LIVE workshop are $125 (c. £95).
  • Group rates are available if you’d like your team to attend a LIVE workshop.

 Next Scheduled Workshop: Saturday February 20th at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm UK

Secure Your Space:

Bootcamp Fee: $125 

About Your Workshop Leaders

Valentina Thörner

Passionate about remote leadership, Valentina thrives on creating structures and turning chaos into working systems.

Valentina acts as Empress of Product at Klaus, a conversation review platform for support teams. Previous experiences include leadership roles at companies like Automattic and Yahoo Right Media, as well as the startup space. 

Valentina has been leading and working remotely for over a decade. Originally from Germany, she lives close to Barcelona with her twin pre-schoolers. Yes, she does wear a tiara 😉

Lea Jovy-Ford

Lea Jovy-Ford

A pioneer of the location independent and digital nomad movement, Lea originally named the concept of location independence while working online and travelling the globe back in 2006.

Since then she has helped hundreds of people become location independent, and live AND work online on their own terms.

She has built many of her own remote teams for her own business ventures and has worked in several remote & hybrid teams for other entrepreneurs. She is the co-founder and COO of Beyond School, a remote first company. 

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