Peter Schroeder

Marketing

Remote since 2017

When did you start remote working?

I first started working remotely at the beginning of 2017. 

What did you do before you worked remotely?

Before I started working remotely, I worked in an office at an early stage SaaS startup. 

What do you do now to support yourself financially?

I'm the Head of Marketing at Northpass.

How did you transition to become a remote worker?

There are some things you have to get used to when you work remotely. The biggest transition for me was probably communicating with my team. When you're in an office, you can swing by someone in a couple of steps to ask them a question. When you work remotely, you can't do that. You can to determine what the best medium is for communicating your thought to a co-worker (Slack, voice call, video call, etc.)

What's a typical day in your life now?

A typical day for me looks like: 

4:45 am - 6:00 am: Play basketball and workout 

6:00 am - 7:00 am: Get ready for the work day 

7:00 am - 12:00 pm: Work 

12:00 - 1:00: Walk the dogs and make lunch 

1:00 - 5:00: Work 

What's the thing you enjoy most about being location independent and working remotely?

I enjoy being able to go to new places and see new things. Since I can work from anywhere, I don't have to wait for vacations to travel. I experience everything that a new city has to offer while working from there. It's something I wish everyone could do! 

What are you most looking forward to in the next year?

This next year, I'm really looking forward to a new podcast we started at Northpass called Beyond L&D. The Beyond L&D Podcast /Video Series discusses how modern teams use enterprise learning to drive business performance. It features industry leaders and management experts from various industries.

What is the one thing you would advise to anyone looking to take great control of their work life?

I would just tell people to do their research. People can do anything they want with their work life, and whatever they want - chances are it's been done before. Just find the people who have done it and talk to them, see what they had to do to get there, and see if they can mentor you to do the same. 

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