The road to remote working success [final update]

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PRSUIT readers, you are amazing! It has been our honor to have participated in this Road To Success Series. Thank you so much for your ongoing support! The last few months have been a whirlwind and having this space to share candidly and transparently our journey at Rebel + Connect has meant the world to us. You can read our other updates, here, here and here.

Our Growing Team

As some of you may already know,  we have added a social media intern to our team. Vibhu Mahajan is also a Makers & Moguls and PRSUIT community member. She starts in January!

We are still seeking sales reps. Check out this job listing to learn more.

Additionally, we are extremely excited to announce that we have joined forces with Michael Mapes of Graveyard Innovation to create an even more innovative and powerful go to market strategy. It’s time to go big or go home!

With a growing team it has become increasingly important to get our schedules in order and we have started to play around with the different tech available for group scheduling. We will likely end up using some combination of Google Calendars, iCal, Calendly, and If you know of a better system tweet to us @RebelAndConnect!! We would love to learn!


In the next couple of months we will be conducting a beta for our Retreat Discovery Packages.

The Retreat Discovery Package includes one-on-one coaching across topic areas such as program development, travel management, and event planning. This program supports remote leaders in gaining clarity of vision regarding the use of company retreats as a strategic tool to enhance remote worker experiences and company culture.

Additionally, all Beta participants will get access to the Rebel + Connect VIP Membership Area for the duration of the Beta.

Participation in the Beta is by invitation only and we are now accepting applications. If you are interested in learning more about participation in the a Beta Discovery Package group, please send an e-mail to with the subject line “Beta Discovery Package” making sure to include the following information:

  • Company name
  • Team size
  • Percentage of your team working remotely (For example: at Rebel + Connect 100% of our team works remotely 100% of the time)
  • If you team has or has not use retreats in the past
  • What you hope to gain from your participation in the Beta Discovery sessions

Job Boards

We are thrilled to announce the official unveiling of our Rebel Now remote jobs board. This jobs board is specifically designed to facilitate connections between remote workers and remote teams. Rebel against other job boards that charge you $200+ to list one job. Now you can connect with qualified prospects for just $29.99/ month + you get the first 30 days free!

We are very excited to add this feature to our membership. If you have any questions send an e-mail to with the subject line “Rebel Now” and we will get back to you ASAP.

Live Virtual Trainings

On December 23rd at 12pm EST/10pm MST Rebel + Connect Co-Founder and Director of Program Development Charlie Birch and Network Provider Alicia Patterson will be co-hosting our 3rd live training.

How to Achieve Professional Satisfaction – Five Key Actions You Need To Master will be a live virtual training and you can be there with us.

All you have to do is claim your free 30 day VIP membership and you will gain instant access to the training, as well as, all the other membership features – risk free.

Each month (usually the last Friday of the month at 12pm EST) we will co-host a new live training with a different network provider. We are toiling away curating content and can’t wait to share all the amazing resources we are discovering. 


If you haven’t been reading along, you may not know that we also host a podcast, Rebel + Connect Radio. These interview style podcasts are designed to help remote leaders connect with the people, products, and services they need to host a successful retreat. We certainly understand the power of podcasts, so we are committed to releasing at least one new episode every month.

We are also putting together a secondary series of podcasts that captures conversations with leaders who have already seen success with remote team retreats. If you have or someone you know has a retreat success story they would excited to share, please send us an e-mail to connect at with the subject line “Retreat Planning Rockstar.”

We have been blessed to be a part of the Podcast Discovery Center Facebook Group, where we connected with Engel Jones, an amazing human on a quest to get a podcast related Guinness World Record! All three of us were able to help Engel reach his goal by participating in our own individual interviews.

Take a quick listen to these conversations and get to know us a little bit better. It’s amazing what you can learn about someone in 12 minutes!

231: Twelve Minute Convos w/Charlie Birch

262: Twelve Minute Convos w/Rachel McGehee

365: Twelve Minute Convos w/Summer Weirich


If you head over to our blog Stories From the Road…, you may notice that we haven’t published any new articles in December. Why?

We are regrouping to incorporate the feedback we have been receiving. We are super excited to roll out the 2017 blog content. You can expect a minimum of three new articles a month, all exploring the way the personal and professional development, travel, and events have and continue to inform and transform the way we live and work.

Additionally, our blog is are available for guest bloggers. If you feel our message of celebrating human connections in a digital world and empowering remote leaders to use retreats as a strategic tool to enhance worker experience and company culture could benefit your readers, email us at with subject line “Write For Me”


Websites are never finished, they are always evolving, growing, and [hopefully] improving. We are very proud of what we have been able to do with our site on a bootstrapping budget. From day one we set out to make the website an experience in and of itself with mixed media, blogs, podcasts, events, and the membership site feature. If you haven’t had a chance to pop over and check it out, please do!

As you can see, there is a lot that comes along with starting and running a business. We are happy to say that we love 99.9% of that work. Even still we love the learning!

Keeping in touch.

While this is our last PRSUIT Road to Success publication, we have no intention of shutting up and sitting down anytime soon. Keep an eye out for other Prsuit articles by our founders Charlie Birch, Rachel McGehee, and Summer Weirich.

If you have enjoyed reading about our journey in this series, we would encourage you to connect with us elsewhere and keep the connection alive.


Thanks for joining us on this journey! Here’s to a bright future of Bringing Remote Teams Together for Custom Retreat Experiences and Celebrating Human Connections in a Digital World!

Much love,

Charlie, Rachel, & Summer

Written by Rebel and Connect

At Rebel and Connect, we work with leaders of remote team empowering them to use retreats as a strategic tool to enhance worker experience and company culture. Rebel + Connect is a Colorado based company owned and operated by Charlie Birch, Rachel McGehee, and Summer Weirich. We operate remotely and service clients from all over the globe. For more about our mission follow us on Instagram, Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn by clicking on our names above and checking out our LinkedIn Pulse articles. Email us directly at Free Download: Top 15 Things to Consider When Planning a Company Retreat

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