For us, women leaders, distributed leadership – aka leading anyone and anything from anywhere in a flexible remote-first or hybrid work environment - is the path to BOTH career growth regionally and globally AND to more choice, autonomy, personal freedom, and life-work integration.
To enjoy the opportunities brought to us by the post-pandemic world of work we need to learn how to lead ourselves, our projects, people, teams, and organizations remotely and in a hybrid environment.
When we learn how to lead in a distributed remote and hybrid set-up, we can take quantum leaps in our careers and lives:
When we, women, get distributed remote and hybrid leadership right, we can finally start closing the gender pay gap and we can slowly but surely start eliminating the limited current female representation in top corporate, political, and societal leadership.
However, if we get distributed leadership wrong – if we choose to work remotely without making ourselves intentionally vocal and visible, we risk allowing the office to turn into a “white boys’ club” where decisions will be taken for us without us.
We risk being derided when we ask for more money, and we risk being overlooked for promotions.
By not getting remote and hybrid leadership right and by allowing the faulty association of remote work with “cheap” and “lazy” work from home, we shoot ourselves in the foot and we risk losing decades of progress that we made on gender equality.
IT’S THAT SERIOUS.
But here is the good news: we women, are already good at distributed remote and hybrid work.
Thanks to our socialization we are in pole position to lead with emotional intelligence, which is THE ULTIMATE KEY to success in remote and hybrid leadership.
Getting distributed remote and hybrid leadership right CAN AND WILL place us, women leaders, in pole position for massive visibility, influence, playing an essential role in corporate transformation, and for bringing more sustainability and purpose into leadership.
HERE IS THE ADDED BONUS: WHEN WE GET REMOTE AND HYBRID LEADERSHIP RIGHT WE MAKE LIFE MUCH EASIER FOR OUR DAUGHTERS, GRANDDAUGHTERS, AND THE GENERATIONS COMING AFTER US.
Hybrid work is nothing but the love child between fully in-person and fully remote work and leadership.
To be successful in a hybrid work environment, we need to understand and accept that a hybrid team is a distributed team, and a hybrid organization is a distributed – aka a remote-first organization.
Therefore, the key to being a successful hybrid leader is to embrace A REMOTE-FIRST MINDSET.
Even when your people come to the office two-three times per week, essentially they are working in a distributed mode. And distributed teams need quality remote work processes and remote leadership to be successful and not to lose their mind tracking who is who, who and what is where and why.
Trying to be an effective hybrid leader without knowing how to manage yourself, your projects, your people, and your organization remotely is like running a marathon on one leg: it simply won’t work.
WHAT’S MORE: HYBRID WORK WILL ONLY TAKE YOUR CAREER SO FAR.
When you think about your career growth, hybrid work – with people coming to a given office several times a week - will only serve you to grow into local, national leadership.
The moment want to grow into regional or global leadership, you will need to know how to manage a regionally or globally distributed team.
This is precisely the moment when PEARL comes handy. Thanks to the knowledge you acquire in this course will be know exactly how to lead anything, anyone, and from anywhere.
IF HYBRID WORK GIVES YOU A BIT MORE FLEXIBILITY, REMOTE LEADERSHIP IS YOUR ULTIMATE KEY TO FREEDOM, CHOICE AND TO FULFILLING YOUR REGIONAL AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AMBITIONS.
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, it’s time we talk.
The career & leadership accelerator PEARL - PRESENT, EFFECTIVE, AND AUTHENTIC REMOTE LEADERSHIP has been carefully crafted for smart, talented and ambitious women who work in corporate organizations across Europe.
If you are a woman currently leading a project, team, or a division / department of your organization in a distributed remote-first or hybrid set-up, and you want to LEAD BETTER AND GROW IN YOUR CAREER, you are the right fit for us.
During PEARL we work together on crafting YOU, THE DISTRIBUTED LEADER.
YOU, THE DISTRIBUTED LEADER is the upgraded version of your leadership style.
It BUILDS ON EVERYTHING YOU ALREADY KNOW about leading yourself, your time, resources, people, projects, and teams, and IT ELEVATES YOUR LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE on how to operate effectively and authentically in a fully distributed remote-first and hybrid work environment.
In the traditional, pre-pandemic setting we used to lead through physical presence. Sometimes it was enough to raise our voice or to stand up in a room full of people to command their attention.
In the distributed remote-first and hybrid work environment physical presence is wonderful and welcome – from time to time.
However, it is BY NO MEANS our key to success.
By the contrary, in the distributed remote-first and hybrid work environment THE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS IS OUR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL PRESENCE, as opposed to our physical presence.
This is why PEARL revolves around these essential meta-skills that will make you successful for the rest of your life:
What you learn in PEARL now will future-proof your career, bring you more autonomy and freedom, and serve you for the rest of your life.
You can access our signature distributed leadership development program for women leaders PEARL in three formats:
Check our online training opportunities and move forward with the best option for you:
PEARL includes a minimum of 10 hours of self-paced online learning (6 hours of pre-recorded videos, plus time for self-reflective leadership exercises on your own), 14 hours of live strategy calls with Cristina Muntean, the Vornica founder & CEO, 60 minutes of individual executive mentoring with a coaching approach, and numerous interactions in an asynchronous online community of fellow-minded smart, driven, and inspiring peers.
Live strategy calls with Cristina Muntean:
EVERY WEDNESDAY – FROM MAY 2nd TO JUNE 27th
18.00 – 19.30 CET (17.00 – 18.30 UTC, 19.00 – 20.30 EET)
The price above does not include VAT. In case your company cannot cover the program cost for you we offer you generous payment options, including full coverage in 3, 6, or even 12 easy installments. This payment flexibility makes the course affordable for anyone with a desire to grow in their leadership and in their career.
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When you are selected to join our signature online career acceleration and leadership development program PEARL: PRESENT, EFFECTIVE, AND AUTHENTIC REMOTE LEADERSHIP (PEARL) you immediately receive several gifts:
Cristina is a complex people developer with more than 13 years of experience training, mentoring, and coaching some of the most visible leaders in TOP 100 companies in Europe. She is also the founder of our company, VORNICA®, a fully remote organization, and the founder of THE CEO ELEVATION CIRCLE, a thriving community of women leaders working in corporate organizations in Europe who aim to grow in their careers.
Cristina started developing our body of knowledge in distributed remote and hybrid leadership in 2016, when she was consulting for Foxconn Global Services Division (FGSD), a branch of Foxconn, the largest technology manufacturer in the world.
Later she trained remote and hybrid leadership for large global organizations such as Unilever, IKEA, Asahi Breweries, or the Erste Group.
Cristina works regularly on an individual, team, or cross-organizational basis with leaders from companies such as Alior Bank Poland, Asahi Breweries, Avon Cosmetics, Banca Comercială Română, B. Braun, Česká spořitelna, Československá obchodní banka, Coca Cola, DM Group, Erste Group, Foxconn, HomeCredit International, HP Enterprise, HSBC, IBM, IKEA Retail, IKEA of Sweden, Komerční banka, Microsoft, Moneta Money Bank, Naspers, Nespresso, Novartis, O2, PPF Group, Raiffeisenbank Czech Republic, RWE/Innogy, Salesforce, UniCredit Bank, Unilever, Ursus Romania, Wrigley/Mars and many others.
Since 2010 Cristina conducted more than 3 000 training and facilitation sessions for over 50 000 people.
Cristina is a certified Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Center (EMCC), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a multiply certified trainer of the Enneagram, a complex and dynamic system of personal development, and a trainer of systemic intelligence in organizations.
In 2018 Cristina published You, the Brand – Personal Branding for Career Growth, a book that she wrote in Czech, her fourth language. A relentless innovator, Cristina and her team organized the Personal Branding Summit 2019, the first ever fully digital conference in the Czech Republic.
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We can also organize tailor-made workshops for you, your team, and groups in your organization, so you can become more productive and meet your goals faster. Just book a call and we will figure out what’s the best next step for your career, leadership, team, and company growth together.
There are many wonderful organizations that support women career and leadership development. We absolutely encourage you to take this program to your direct manager and to your HR business partner / learning & development partner and to negotiate its payment in full. To receive free access to our NEGOTIATE YOUR GROWTH LIKE A QUEEN video course and our downloadable package of materials that will support you during your course payment negotiations fill in the application form to check if you’re a great fit for our program right now.
Just fill in the application form to check if you’re a great fit for our program right now. Once you do this, you will receive free access to our NEGOTIATE YOUR GROWTH LIKE A QUEEN video course and to our downloadable package of materials that will support you during your course payment negotiations. If you still need more support when negotiating your program payment coverage by your company, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with a tailor-made letter of intent. However, if your company is still reluctant to support your growth, we don’t encourage you to wait. Consider this program as a strategic investment into yourself, into new career opportunities outside of your current company, and into a better future for yourself and your family.
Absolutely. We created a very flexible package of installments that enables you to cover the cost of the program in a one-off full payment with a 10% discount or in 3, 6 or even 12 easy and flexible monthly installments.
To get the most from this course you need to put in the work: access the learning platform weekly, go through the study materials, do the self-reflection and leadership exercises, join the live strategy calls with Cristina and be as involved as you can be with your colleagues and group during the time spent together. Your proactivity will determine your success – and, ultimately, your destiny.
Absolutely, we value anyone who refers our work. Please reach out to us directly to make sure that we know about your efforts and so we can include you in our affiliate program.
Finding a good time for your 1-1 session with Cristina is a top priority during your course onboarding process. By the end of the onboarding, you should know exactly when your 1-1 executive mentoring / coaching session will take place.
You can cancel / reschedule your 1-1 session only once during the program. This shouldn’t happen less than 24 hours before the session; if the session is cancelled less than 24 hours before, the session is considered delivered and no rescheduling is possible later on.
No. The 1-1 executive mentoring / coaching with Cristina is only available during the online development program.
Absolutely, you will have access to all course print and downloadable materials for the rest of your life.
The strategy calls with Cristina are being recorded, so you can always watch them on your own time. At the same time, we encourage you to make them a priority in your calendar, because you learn and progress the most when we work together as a group. As well, we issue a graduation certificate only to participants who attended more than 80% of the strategy calls live.
You can, but we recommend you do that only in case of an emergency. Finding a good spot for yourself where you have stable Internet connection and no disturbances is vital for your focus and growth. This is why we recommend connecting to Zoom from a laptop or desktop.
If this is the case, we encourage you to access Zoom from a private device, such as a tablet or a laptop.
Absolutely. A successful graduation certificate is issued to you when you finish all your self-paced learning as tracked by our online system, and when you have attended more than 80% of the live strategy calls with Cristina.
No. The course is not refundable.
We do provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If, following an exit interview, we agree that the course was not the right option for you, we offer you a 6-session individual executive mentoring / coaching program with Cristina in the same value as this course, to cover any and all of your remaining open questions and needs.