More Beach Meetings Podcast by Surf Office

More Beach Meetings Podcast by Surf Office

Welcome to the More Beach Meetings, a podcast about company culture, remote work, distributed companies and hiring. The podcast is produced by Surf Office, the remote work and company retreats gurus. In this podcast, they interview interesting peopl...Show More
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Darren Buckner from Workfrom: The Future of Work is Remote and On-Demand

19:02 | Apr 17th

We sat down with Darren Buckner, CEO and founder of Workfrom, to discuss remote work, coworking spaces, how an idea was born out of his own need and how remote workers can find better coworking spaces in the future. Notes: - We talk about the isolat...Show More
Ken Weary from Hotjar: Working Remotely While Traveling the World… With a Family!

34:22 | Feb 20th

Leaving life as you know it to travel the world and become a digital nomad can be a pretty scary thought. What about doing the same, with your entire family? Some might think he’s crazy, but that’s exactly what Ken Weary does. Working as VP of Oper...Show More
Melissa Ng: Company Culture Comes before Revenue

22:53 | May 15th

Melissa Ng is a digital nomad, Product UX Designer and the CEO & founder of Melewi, a fully remote design company that’s worked with clients such as McDonalds, Visa, and Samsung. Melissa has been leading a remote and digital nomad lifestyle for 8+ y...Show More
Kristi DePaul: The Remote Worker is the CEO of their own Career

18:57 | May 1st

Today's guest is Kristi DePaul, the CEO of Founders Marketing, a company that creates bold content strategy for the future of learning and work. Kristi is a regular contributor on's blog, where' she's contributed over 160 blog posts. I tr...Show More
Marie Richter from Billie: Fun Benefits and Perks Do Not Make a Culture

19:55 | Apr 3rd

There's an overwhelming agreement that culture impacts every corner of your business. 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. But why is corporate culture so important? We invit...Show More
Liam Martin from Time Doctor: Remote Business is the Future

23:20 | Mar 20th

We’re excited for today’s interview with Liam Martin, a man so dedicated to the remote lifestyle that he: ⌛️ Built a tool called Time Doctor to help remote companies perform better 🌴 Founded a conference for remote company leaders 🌎 Worked remotel...Show More
Mary Hartberg from Building Culture in a Remote Team with Retreats

33:58 | Mar 6th

Welcome back to another episode of More Beach Meetings, where we discuss team retreats, awesome remote and distributed companies and the stories behind them. Our guest today is Mary Hartberg from, where she works as the Director of People Op...Show More
Stephanie Lee from Buffer: Company Culture is Created at Retreats

28:32 | Feb 4th

Stephanie Lee is the Operation Manager in Buffer and we discussed their company culture, approach to transparency, core values, hiring process in a distributed company and company retreats.
Davide Folletto from Automattic: Why Every Big Company is Remote

27:48 | Jan 28th

Davide is a Speaker, Coach, and Design Principal in Automattic's Design Operations team. Previously he designed various parts of the WordPress experience – across web and mobile – and the upcoming WooCommerce mobile apps. He's a polymath with a wide ...Show More
Leon Barnard: The Story of Balsamiq

32:29 | Sep 16th, 2018

We talked with Leon Barnard, a designer and writer for Balsamiq. This distributed company has more than 30 employees spread across the world, and Leon told us how they work remotely, what their biggest challenges are and how their team collaborates a...Show More
Sebastien Grosjean: Turning a passion into a high quality product

33:02 | Nov 27th, 2017

Sebastien Grosjean founded BookingSync with a view of turning his passion for vacation rentals into a leading, high-quality product. As a totally distributed company, we spoke with Sebastien about what it’s like working fully remote, and also some of...Show More
Noel Tock: Open source platforms and the life of a hardcore digital nomad

38:59 | Jul 10th, 2017

Noel Tock is the Chief Product Officer at Human Made, one of thirteen WordPress VIP agencies. We had an incredibly interesting chat with Noel, discussing open source platforms, the problems that come with being a digital nomad working for a distribut...Show More
Deborah Rippol: Leading the way with culture and the future of social media

20:46 | Jun 19th, 2017

Deborah is a People Success Manager at Buffer, a company that is renowned for the way it’s revolutionised social media. But it’s also renowned for the culture that it’s fostered at the company, and so we spoke with Deborah on where the future of soci...Show More
Sissel Hansen: Building an entrepreneur's 'Lonely Planet' from the road

21:52 | Feb 20th, 2017

Sissel has been an entrepreneur since a young age. We discussed her story in greater depth, and how it’s led to her current project; Startup Guides. Looking for some inspiration? Look no further.
Laïla von Alvensleben: Why we'll be seeing more companies go remote

16:35 | Feb 20th, 2017

Laila is a designer at, a digital product design team all over the world. We spoke with Laila about remote work, where she sees the industry heading, and her awesome & growing ‘remote workshops’ project.