Follow-on to the strategic independent piece.
The challenges of being strategic for remote clients I’m lucky to be based in NYC and to have most of my clients also be in NYC. This is a luxury and allows me to get context on clients easily.
I did work for a Seattle company for 2.5 years though and a Delaware company for 1.5 years.
There’s two key things you miss out on. Business context and people context.
Both of these are more easily picked up on in-person in the office.
You need to be in the flows to get the context. Some ways: Phone calls not video chats Text messages C-suite conversations Unprompted communication (send them mood boards or links) Get there often! Workshops excuses. Ask for docs and info.