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Build Your Influence and Exposure Across Distance

One of the most important, and hardest, skills to master is how to influence and build your exposure across distance. As a hybrid or remote worker, it’s more critical than ever to learn how to stay visible while virtual so that you can achieve your business goals and your career aspirations. 


Download our Resource Guide: “How to Have Influence as a Remote or Hybrid Worker.”

This guide recaps the content covered in the Ideo U podcast including:

  • Important unconscious biases to be aware of in a hybrid or remote work environment.
  • What are influence and exposure and why they are important.
  • The new expectation of becoming an Omnimodal Leader, plus a survey to assess yourself and your team across the top critical skills needed.
  • Our 5 Step Process for creating your Personal Virtual Influence Plan.

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Learn from an Expert

Sacha Connor, the CEO of Virtual Work Insider, has led hybrid and remote teams for more than 12 years. And over the past 4 years, Virtual Work Insider has delivered over 250 skills training workshops, executive team sessions, and speaking engagements about hybrid and remote work, with clients that span a range of industries, including Toyota, Vanguard, Under Armour, Eventbrite, Sephora and Twitter.  

Virtual Work Insider has been a valuable partner to Toyota Financial Services as we transition 3,400 team members to hybrid work – providing us with thought leadership, analytics, and engaging and impactful live training sessions.


They took a systematic approach by leading a thorough assessment of employee hybrid work mindsets, behaviors, and skills before, during, and after the training program.  Virtual Work Insider developed highly customized virtual instructor-led workshops that focused on three different skill areas.


The three workshops were delivered live via video conferencing to 800 People Leaders that were divided into cohorts of 200 learners.  In the live sessions Virtual Work Insider was able to demystify hybrid leadership concepts through telling stories of real-life situations and providing tools that have very practical application at Toyota.


Our employees are using the skills and tools they were taught – this is impressive because it’s hard to get this level of behavior change.  Also, Virtual Work Insider excels at project management and client service – this was a very complex project and they delivered on every deadline, pushed our thinking, and kept us organized.”

Mariana Zayas, Change Management Consultant, Toyota Financial Services
Howard Forrest, Group Manager Enterprise Transformation, Toyota Financial Services