We believe coaching helps create the right routines and behaviors within your distributed teams. Most of our training programs are followed by a period of coaching on the skills taught during training. Our coaches can also be hired seperately.

Our trainers are all passionate about distributed work. Their backgrounds vary from agile, software development to cultural differences and virtual teamwork. We coach teams on both the hard (technical) and the soft (culture, communication, leadership) sides of distributed teamwork.


Pilar Orti is the founder of London-based Unusual Connections, where she runs the learning space Virtual not Distant®. Pilar specialises in leadership training, team development and online learning. She is a fellow of the UK's RSA.

Hugo Messer has been building and managing teams around the world for over 10 years. He wrote 6 books about distributed teams and developed the distributed team canvas. He is a Certified Scrum Professional.

Arjan Franzen is a seasoned engineering expert. He's had roles from programmer to consultant. He set up and managed teams in India and Eastern Europe. In his work, he combines practices from kanban, lean, continuous delivery and scrum. 

Hugo Messer

Arjan Franzen

Pilar Orti

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