Learn how to set up and enact a successful virtual collaboration strategy.


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Remote work and virtual collaboration are here to stay. Are you ready to make the shift work for your career, your team, and for your organization?

A study by Upwork reported that, by 2028, approximately 73 percent of all teams will have remote workers.

The 2020 outbreak of novel coronavirus certainly propelled this percentage and time frame. Are you ready to excel at remote work and virtual collaboration? Are you frightened of a permanent transition to virtual collaboration? Don’t be.

We’re all familiar with virtual collaboration at some level. If you’ve edited a Google Doc, you’ve virtually collaborated. Heck, if you’ve sent an email, you’re engaged in virtual collaboration. If you’ve ever hired a remote freelancer, you have experience managing remotely.

In this course, none of us are starting completely from scratch, but we can all improve.

Learn what it takes to excel at virtual collaboration.

+ Lack of connectivity between team

+ Constant communication breakdown

+ Unreliable or confusing technology

+ Lack of processes and meeting overload

+ Task uncertainty within certain roles

+ Trouble connecting over different time zones

+ No centralized place to share information and collaborate effectively

Do any of these sound familiar? If so, watch the video below.


The traditional office was already beginning to die a slow death.

With the participation of more Millennial and Generation Z employees increasing by the day, remote work and flexible work have surpassed salary and benefits as some of the most desirable elements of a great job.

In fact, a survey by Buffer found that 40 percent of employees reported that a flexible schedule would be the best perk of working remotely.

This course will teach you how to identify the virtual collaboration skills you already possess—and to build them to your unique advantage.

This course offers exercises to build reliable processes, tighten communication across your organization, and create a remote leader in every employee.

After this course, you’ll be ready to collaborate virtually at the highest level—and impress your management with your virtual skills while you’re at it.

Best of all? We created this course while collaborating 100 percent remotely. That’s lots of communication, project management, technology, and large file transfers.

Translation: we know about collaborating on big projects remotely.



+ Dispel your fears or hesitations about remote work and virtual collaboration

+ "Cut the fat" we got used to in physical offices

+ Utilize essential communication techniques to encourage clarity

+ Build processes that work for you as an individual and across your organization

+ Develop and utilize your very own project management skills, no matter what your current position might be

+ Use your days and weeks to work towards maximum productivity—no more slogging through 40 hours of desk time "just because"

+ Gather and use tools that help your team to communicate and collaborate effectively

+ And, best of all, you'll learn how to enact virtual collaboration without losing your company's humanity in the process


+ 5 step-by-step video tutorial lessons to set goals, proactively work to your strengths, and help your team to set up processes for remote success

+ 30+ page workbook full of interactive worksheets, templates, and checklists to help you create an actionable plan—at your own pace

+ The fundamental tools of project management—to guide you through your first (or 500th) project. You’ll leave with all the tools to manage a remote project from start to finish—and leave impostor syndrome far behind you

+ An inside look at how the Career Contessa team collaborates remotely (and how we created this whole course virtually)

+ In-depth advice on building healthy communication, 1:1 connections with your team, and remote systems that will leave you wondering why you ever went to a physical office in the first place

+ A certificate of course completion + a step-by-step guide on how to list it on your resume and LinkedIn

+ Lifetime access to an evergreen list of the best technologies to use—updated monthly for the best tools out there (including our favorite tools to use)

+ Access to THE DOCUMENT, a centralized way to organize and optimize any project for remote collaboration

+ Templates to create strong boundaries, to help with remote problem-solving, to build a routine that works for specifically for you, and much more

+ Expert interviews from real managers, current remote workers, our founder and CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, and more


Remote work is the present—and it’s going to be a huge part of the future, too.

If your previous jobs didn’t require virtual collaboration skills, we can guarantee that virtually every employer will require them going forward.

With the majority of the US workforce working remotely for the foreseeable future, it is more important than ever to have dedicated remote skills. Get ahead of the game by acquiring all the skills you need to thrive—and to help your team to thrive—in a remote setting.

Around 62 percent of employees aged 22 to 65 are working remotely at least some of the time (Owl Labs)

77 percent of remote employees say they're more productive when working from home. (CoSo Cloud)

76 percent prefer to skip the office completely when they need to concentrate on a project. (Atlassian)

According to a study by Buffer, 30 percent of people report working for a company that's fully remote.


Course Curriculum


And don’t take it from us.

Here are some transformations from real-life students.


+ 5 step-by-step video tutorial lessons that include screenshares and helpful graphics so you can set goals, build a successful foundation for yourself and your team, and the essential tools to learn how to manage projects—both remotely and in-person ($300 value)

+ 30+ page workbook full of interactive worksheets, templates, workflows, and checklists to help you create an actionable plan to take at your own pace ($180 value)

+ THE DOCUMENT, a centralized template to build out a collaborative project with your entire team ($100 value)

+ Lifetime access to an evergreen technology list, updated monthly, with the best remote tools out there—for today and tomorrow ($300 value)

+ Templates, worksheets, and diagrams to help you proactively solve problems ($150 value)

+ In-depth advice on building healthy communication, team-wide “touchpoints” and overall humanity for your remote team

+ Expert interviews from real managers, remote employees, our Founder and CEO Lauren McGoodwin, and more

Total value: $1,030

Our 14-Day Money Back Guarantee of Satisfaction

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.



When does this course start?

The course materials will become available when you purchase the course.

When does the course end?

It's a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any (and all) devices you own.

Who teaches this course?

Career Contessa is the only career site built inclusively for women. Our founder and CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, teaches the course.

What are the software requirements for this course?

You will also need access to the Internet to download the course files and stream the videos.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

How long is this course?

Remote Control has 5 Lessons, running a total time of just over 2 hours.

How much does this course cost?

The cost of Remote Control is $197—and, you'll get a free downloadable workbook to use as you're taking the course + access to the Career Contessa community on Facebook, to connect with other students and professionals eager to cultivate fulfilling careers.

Can I share this course with my friends?

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Career Contessa is the only career site and online education platform built inclusively for women.*

Since 2013, our purpose has been to help women build successful and fulfilling careers by breaking down traditional barriers to career development like access to skills and expertise, high-costs and location, and lack of transparency.

Our educational approach is rooted in the belief that real transformations happen when you stop doing more of what you’ve always done. Instead, we encourage you to make real power moves—the radical actions that allow you to not just improve but evolve on your terms.

Every educational course we offer creates an innovative, engaging, and interactive learning experience based on real research, real insight, and real solutions to your challenges.

Success is a work-in-progress practice. Join thousands of active students on the journey with you today.

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