The road to remote working success [update 1]

the road to success podcast


Our names are Charlie Birch, Rachel McGehee and Summer Weirich and we are the founders of Rebel + Connect, a startup that creates custom retreats for remote working companies and their employees.

This is our story….our road to success.

Road to Success Update 1:

Time flies in the startup world. Blink, wink, blink…it’s already two weeks later! Time for our first Road to Success update.

Tech and Our Virtual Office

Since the publication of our initial article The Road To Remote Working Success: An Inside Look At Bootstrapping A Startup, we have added two more pieces of tech to our virtual workstation.

Airtable is a smarter way to work with spreadsheets. We are still at the front end of our learning curve with this one. Our goal with Airtable is to use it to build, store, and automate our social media content calendar. We are currently at a standstill as far as automation goes… anyone had any luck with this?

Nitro Cloud is our new e-signature platform. Since we are bootstrapping, we are always looking for ways to save money without compromising ease and quality. Nitro Cloud is an amazing free cloud platform that allows us to upload contracts directly from Google Drive, convert them to signable PDFs, send and track these contracts, and finally download the signed and (automatically) dated versions. Best of all… it’s a breeze to learn!

Expanding Our Network

Five new collaborators have joined our provider network and we are in negotiation with nine others!

A big warm welcome to Kelsey Davidson, Lisette Sutherland, Cat Coley, The Maydays, and Shannon Miller!!

Thanks to our last PRSUIT article we were invited to collaborate with the Digital Nomad Forum for a great contest they are hosting in the near future. Details to follow!  

We are actively seeking new win-win collaborative relationships with:

  • Distributed and Remote Team Management Experts
  • Health and Wellness Professionals
  • Leadership Coaches and Trainers
  • Team Building Facilitators
  • Event Planners
  • Event Venues
  • Tour Guides
  • Travel Agents
  • Videographers
  • Photographers
  • Catering Services
  • Transportation Providers
  • Destination Management Specialists
  • Conscious Product Based Businesses
  • Hotels and other Room and Board Providers

If you are or someone you know fits into one or more of these professional categories, contact us to learn more about becoming a Rebel + Connect network provider.

Our First Virtual Live Training Event

This week on Friday, October 28th at 12pm EST, Rebel + Connect Co-Founder Charlie Birch and Rebel + Connect Network Provider Shannon Townsend will be co-hosting our very first live virtual training, Goodbye Overwhelm, Hello Productivity: Brain Dumps and Getting Shit Done.

Content Machine

As promised, we have been pumping out original content! Make sure to check out our most recent publications:

Blog Articles: Open Letters

Part 1: Can We Really Trust The Remote Team Model: Common Challenges of Leading Remotely and How to Overcome Them

Part 2: Leaders Alert: Each Minute Wasted is Money Lost, We Can Create a Custom Retreat with Increased ROI

Part 3: Company Retreat Benefits

Of course you can always check out the rest of our blog articles too!

Podcast Episodes

Get Shit Done: Self Management, Personal Systems, and Implementation w/ Shannon Townsend Ep. 1

Next week we will start releasing podcasts on iTunes and this primer will feature two new episodes:

Eastern Wisdom, Western Science, High Performance, and Personal Accountability w/ Ed Harrold Ep. 2

Intimacy and Relationships: How To Use Embodiment Practice to Stay Human While Working Remotely w/ Alicia Patterson Ep. 3

Don’t miss these powerful conversations!

Growing Our Team

Finally, we are coming to terms with the fact that our vision is way too big to be implemented solely by our three person team. We are excited to be in negotiation with a business manager and a copywriter. We also plan to add a virtual assistant to the team ASAP, which will allow us to focus more time and energy on creating amazing content and serving clients.

‘Till next time,

Rebel + Connect!

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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