Our Experience.

Our Story.

The Lead Consultant, Sacha’s Insider Experience Proves Different Than Any Other

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Years on the inside:

18 years as a marketer – agency and client side
8 years fully remote

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“As the Insider, I know how hard it is to lead across distance. My 18 years of first-hand experience as a marketer, business leader, and innovator within a Fortune 500 company—and 8 years of leading remotely—has given me the knowledge to guide with the perspective of all leaders, partners, employees and the business at heart. I’ve put in years of time, energy, passion, and strategic planning into sharing virtual skills that build success stories.”
Sacha Connor, Founder and Lead Consultant

Sacha’s Virtual Leadership Credentials

Almost a Decade of Virtual Work Experience 
  • Fully remote for over 8 years
  • Lead large, distributed teams responsible for over $250 million in sales
  • Sat on the leadership team of a $1B division
  • Coached dozens of direct and dotted line reports
  • Owned agency and external partner relationships
  • Over 10,000 hours of leading virtual meetings, presentations, remote brainstorms, influencing remotely, team building and coaching
Public Speaker and Published Author
Pioneered Virtual Work at The Clorox Company
  • One of the first marketers to work remotely full-time

  • Founded the first-ever Virtual Workforce Employee Resource Group, which now serves over 750 global members and influenced the C-suite. See more…
Trusted and Established Virtual Coach
  • Guidance, coaching and program implementation for everyone from large companies to startups
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Spanning a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food, aviation, advertising, law, and finance
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Succeeding in today’s virtual world of work takes a unique skill set and deliberate intentions. Have the right person show you how.

“It’s so helpful to work with someone who has the experience of working in a client organization, and who has also worked within agencies like ours.”

Carolyn Parodi
Managing Director

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Sacha Connor: My Story

18 years
leading business

8 years
fully remote

We’ve been on the inside, client and agency-side.

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Career and Life: The Path to Virtual

I’m actually a marketer by trade. I’m also a wife and mom of two school-aged kids. After growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduating from Lehigh University with a degree in marketing I started my career in advertising account management. First at a small agency, Backe Communications followed by 4 years at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. Client side was my next calling, moving me across the Bay to the Clorox Company in Oakland. And over the next 14 years I helped build brands worth multiple millions of dollars through leadership positions in Marketing, Sales and New Product Innovation, including Hidden Valley ranch dressing, Brita water filtration, Kingsford charcoal, and finally Pine-Sol and Liquid Plumbr.

It was all essential in learning to dissect and influence consumer behavior, while understanding the importance of crafting great stories and leading and coaching people across so many backgrounds.

The big move came after the birth of our first child, when my husband and I decided that we needed to go back to Philadelphia so our children could grow up near their families. It was the hardest career decision I’ve ever had to make, because I loved my job and the success and mentorship I’d found in the Bay area. Which is why I’ll never stop feeling grateful that my senior leadership said YES to my proposal to stay in my role from 3,000 miles and three time zones away. After all this was 2010. The iPhone was relatively new, FaceTime, Slack and Zoom were either infant or non-existent—and I was responsible for millions of dollars in business. So I didn’t skip a beat. I set out to make the senior leaders feel as if I were right there, and that the business and culture were cared for as if I was. Not only did I succeed, I showed them that what I learned how to do was applicable to the 95% of the company since it had become so geographically distributed over time.

My, very personal, story is the reason why Clorox’s virtual work program ORBIT, the 750 and growing member Employee Resource Group spanning 21 countries, exists. It created and improved virtual collaboration company-wide, influenced tech and HR strategies, became a learning lab for IT, made HR training remotely available, and established techniques to combat distance bias.

So whether your story is personal, or simply, your company too has a need for change—I’m here to show you why and how virtual work 100% matters now and always.

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