Wayne Turmel has been writing about how to develop communication and leadership skills for almost 26 years. He has taught and consulted at Fortune 500 companies and startups around the world. For the last 18 years, he’s focused on the growing need to communicate effectively in remote and virtual environments.
With a background as a trainer and training manager, he is able to access both the strategic and functional level in organizations from Singapore to Europe and across North America. It was his role there that led to his contributing to his first chapter in a book, The ASTD Handbook of Instructional Technology, in 1998. In the years following he’s contributed to other books in the field by organizations such as the American Society for Training and Development (now ATD) and the American Management Association (AMA) as well as written 15 books on his own or in collaboration with Kevin Eikenberry. His best-known titles include ASTD’s 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations and Meet Like You Mean It – a Leader’s Guide to Painless and Productive Virtual Meetings. He also co-authored The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership (Berrett-Koehler, 2018),The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere (Berrett-Koehler, 2021) and The Long-Distance Team- Designing Your Team for the Modern Workplace.
He's also the author of 5 novels and co-host of The Long-Distance Worklife.
In 2008, Wayne formed GreatWebMeetings.com, and worked with hundreds of organizations to help people sell, present, train and lead people and projects through communication tools such as WebEx, Skype for Business, and GoToMeeting. In 2016, he merged with The Kevin Eikenberry Group, to create The Remote Leadership Institute, and now serves as Master Trainer and Coach to the Kevin Eikenberry Group.
In addition to his writing, Wayne Turmel is a sought-after speaker at business and leadership conferences and events. Besides delivering over 100 classes a year, he’s a frequent guest at events such as ATD’s International Conference and Exposition ATD’s TechKnowledge, and The European Digital Learning Expo.
Marshall Goldsmith calls him “One of the most unique voices in leadership today.”